Kirsten Ortwed
 
Kirsten Ortwed was born in 1948 in Copenhagen and has since 1982 lived and worked in Cologne, Germany and Pietrasanta, Italy. She studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1972-1975). Solo exhibitions include Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark (2008), Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg (2002), Horsens Kunstmuseum (2000), Malmö Kunsthal (with Lawrence Weiner and Barry Le Va) (1999), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (1994), Städtische Museen Heilbronn (1993) and The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (1992). She represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale (1997). She has received the Medal of Eckersberg (1995), Carl Nielsens and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Grant (1998) and the Medal of Thorvaldsen (2002).
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EDUCATION

1972-75 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Turning Time, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
West Dealer, Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2014
Skulpturen | Bozzetti | Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany

2013
Run Time, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
Kirsten Ortwed – Bozetti und Zeichnungen, Galerie Fred Jahn, München, Germany

2008
Full Length, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Favoritter, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Heavymetalopenspace, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2002
DCA Gallery, New York, USA
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Unibank, Copenhagen, Denmark

2000
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Malmö Konsthall, (Kirsten Ortwed, Lawrence Weiner, Barry Le Va), Malmö, Sweden
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998
Centre for Comtemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

1997
The Danish Pavillion at the Venice Biennale, Italy

1996
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Jule Kewenig, Cologne, Germany

1995
DCA Gallery, New York, USA
Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994
Museé Des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France

1993
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1992
Nordic Arts Centre, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland
Galeri Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1991
Miller Nordenhake, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Riis, Oslo, Norway

1990
Galerie Nodenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Susanne Ottesen (with Rosemarie Trockel), Copenhagen, Denmark

1989
Galerie Maria Wilkens, Cologne, Germany

1988
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany

1987
Galerie Lång, Malmö, Sweden

1986
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Galerie Tilly Haderek, Stuttgart, Germany
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany

1985
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1984
Galerie Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany

1983
Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

1982
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany

1981
Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany
Galleri Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
I.e. grafik (with Troels Wörsel), Copenhagen, Denmark

1980
Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

1979
Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

1976
Galleri 38, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Youtoo, Kunstnergruppe, Cologne, Germany

2016
Poor Art – Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1968–2015, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway
The Snoring Princess, Kunstgruppe, Cologne, Germany

2015
Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA

2014
Museumsbygningen/Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Køge Kunstforening, Richters Gård, Køge, Denmark
100 x Forår, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
lost for words, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
CHART Art Fair 2013, Copenhagen
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

2012
Market Artfair 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

2011
WAX - Sensation in Contemporary Skulpture, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen and KUNSTEN, Museum of Mordern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

2010
Skulpturudstilling, Veksølund, Veksø, Denmark
Den Frie Udstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tilløb Til Rum – Billedhuggertegninger, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Den Frie Udstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
Förlust, Wanås, Knislinge, Sweden
Den Frie Udstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Op i limningen, Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunsten bag tremmer – En udstilling om kunsten i Danmarks bedst sikrede fængsel, Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark

2007
10 Jahre, Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany

2006
Et skridt i den rigtige retning, Gl. Holtegaard, Gl. Holte, Denmark
Den Fri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trapperummet, Den Danske Radeerforeing 2005, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen

2005
højde, bredde, dybde, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
Beyond Posters: a visual history of Galleri Susanne Ottesen, DCA Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2002
Eventyrhaven, Odense, Denmark
Umedalen Skulptur 2002, Umeå, Sweden

2001
Vor-Sicht Rück-Sicht, 8. Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany

2000
Veksølund, Veksølund, Denmark

1999
Raoul Wallenberg Minnesmärke in Stockholm, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
Malmö Konstmuseum besöker Wanås, Wanås Slot, Sweden
Hvid, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Colour Phenomena, Painted Sculptures in Danish Art 1947-1998, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Les Adieux, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Haus Bitz, Frechen-Bachen, Germany

1998
Platser, Statens Konstråd, Riksarkivet, Stockholm, Sweden
Ordet (Nedbruten), Storkyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden
Something is rotten in the State of Denmark, Fredricianum, Kassel, Germany
Skulpturen, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany

1997
Graphit auf Papier, Galerie Thomas von Lintal, Munich, Germany
Højt skum, Louisiana, Museum for moderne Kunst, Humlebæk, Denmark

1996
Dansk Skulptur i 125 år, National Gallery of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense, Denmark
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
Broken Leg - Contemporary Danish Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

1995
Referencer, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway
Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
The Hour Of The North. Centro Culturale del Duque, Madrid, Spain
Pia Almoina, Barcelona, Spain
Gravity's Angel, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, The United Kingdom
4th International Istanbul Biennale. Istanbul, Turkey

1994
Dialogue With The Other, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Dialogue With The Other, Norrköping Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden;
Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark
Seven Galleries, Seven Artists, DCA Gallery, New York, USA

1993
Juxta-position, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Udsyn - Med Moderna Museet ind i 90'erne, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1992
Mnemosyne, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
Wanås Slot, Sweden

1991
Questions du sens. Credac, Centre d'Art d'Ivry, Paris, France
Abject, The Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Gulliver's Reisen, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany

1990
Parcours privés, Paris, France

1989
Skulls, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1988
Made in Cologne, Dumont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
Själen omfattar kroppen, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

1987
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Drawings, Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Grafik Biennale, Baden-Baden, Germany

1986
Säulen, Galerie Jule Kewenig, Cologne, Germany
Köpfe, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany

1985
Dänische Skulptur im 20 Jh. Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Trigon 85 - Synonyme für Skulptur, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

1984
Kunstlandschaft Bundesrepublik Region Cologne, Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Treppen, Galerie Gugu Ernesto, Cologne, Germany

1983
Grønningen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Perspevtive. Göteborg Konstmuseum, Sweden

1981
Skulpturudstilling. Odense, Denmark

1980
XI Biennale de Paris. Paris, France; Sara Hilden Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Ung dansk kunst, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark

1978
Fysisk Poesi, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 unge kunstnere, Sophienholm, Copenhagen, Denmark
Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark

1975
Ny dansk kunst, Vikingsberg Museum, Hälsingborg, Sweden

1974
Exposition internationale d'art contemporain, Allones, France
Septemberudstillingen, Sophienholm, Copenhagen, Denmark

1972
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark

1971
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark

1970
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED SITE SPECIFIC WORKS

2018
Ferdinand
Hjorthagsparken
Stockholm, Sweden

2017
The Gate
Main entrance of Copenhagen University
Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
14-7-2006
Moss, Norway

2006
Platform
2004-2006, East Jutland State Prison, Horsens, Denmark

2005
Memorial stone for King Håkon
On the occasion of the Nordic Royal house’s centenary,
Charlottenlund Slot, Denmark

2004
Syntax & Section
2002-2004, Lund University, Centre for Language and Litterature
Lund, Sweden

Stones for Courtyards
2002-2004, Frederiksberg Grammar School
Copenhagen, Denmark

2002
Bering Island
2000-2002, Kirketorvet, Horsens, Denmark

2001
Monument to Raul Wallenberg,1998-2001
Raul Wallenberg Torget, Stockholm, Sweden

1996
Precious Tower
1995-1996, Kirketorvet, Aars, Denmark

Well
1995-1996, Anlægstorvet, Aars, Denmark


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Aarhus Kunstmuseum Aros, Århus, Denmark
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
Arken, Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
Statens Kunstfond, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ny Carlsbergfondet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark
Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
Städtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany
Neue Pinakothek Graphisische Sammlung, Munich, Germany
Museé des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
FRAC Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Orleans, France
Centro Cultural-Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Morgan Library, New York, USA


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