I am (b. 1979 Gentofte, Denmark) a painter and performance artist, currently living in Copenhagen, DK. My collage, performance-relics, drawings, graphics, photography, paintings and serigraphy works are in private collections in UK, FR, DK, GR, IT, UAE, CH, USA, ES (e.g. Dimitris Daskalopoulos Collection GR, Montana Furniture DK, Novo Nordisk DK, Nykredit DK, MC Invest DK... ).
Currently around 20 artworks of mine are part of the permanent museum collections in Denmark (e.g. Horsens Kunstmuseum, The Danish Art Council, Randers Kunstmuseum, The Danish Parliament).
I received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s in London, UK in 2006 and a MA in Art History from Architectural Association, London, UK in 2008. I received “Excellence Award” by Fine Art faculty of Goldsmiths, Uni. of London in 2006 and Horsens Kunstmuseum's art award in 2007.
From 2007 - 2016, I embarked on a painting and visual field research across Europe, living in Venice, Rome, Milan, Paris and Athens, visiting the works of the European Masters, researching religious and deific iconography, and exploring the history and meaning of traditional costuming that all still influence and make up my work today.
My artworks previous dealers: the galleries CAN Gallery (gr), Format Artspace (dk), AD Gallery (gr), Banja Rathnov Gallery (DK), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (dk), Avlskarl Galllery (dk), Specta Gallery (dk), and the auction houses Paddle8 and Bruun Rasmusseun (dk).
I have exhibited solo and group shows in galleries, museums, art institutions, art fairs, contemporary festivals and kunsthalle in Denmark, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, France, Italy - see full cv - links to selected shows: React.Feminism (de), Viborg Kunsthal (dk), REMAP4, Contemporary Art Festival (gr), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (es), VOLTA ART FAIR (ch), Horsens Kunstmuseum (dk), Snetha (gr), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (gr), Banja Rathnov Gallery (dk)...
Between 2014-2016 I invented, curated shows and ran MAISON MACA - a space for contemporary art in the center of Athens Greece. I represented contemporary colleagues and my own work at Art Athina Art Fair 2015.
MA ART HISTORY & THEORY (2006 - 2007) - Architectural Association, London, UK
BA FINE T (2003 - 2006) - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
BA ARCHITECTURE (1999 - 2002) - The Royal Academy, School of Architecture, CPH, DK
INTERNSHIP, Matthew Barney Studio, NYC, US in the summer 2005
Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark + Banja Rathnov Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark + Sterna Residences, Greece + REMAP4 Contemporary Art Festival, Athens, Greece + Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark + The Danish Institute at Athens, Greece + Tptp Space, Paris, France + Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark + Volta6 Art Fair, Switzerland + Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway
Huset i Asnæs, DK + Format Galleri, DK + Hørsholm Kunstforening, DK + Drawing Biennale, Oslo, NO + Snetha GR + Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark + CAN GALLERY, GR + ART ATHINA ART FAIR, Athens, GR + Horsens Kunstmuseum, DK + MAISON MACA, GR + Vingt Paris event, Paris, FR + New Shelter Plan, DK + Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Denmark + Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany + Gallery Christoffer Egelund, DK + Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain + Tallinna Kunstihoone, Estonia + Museet for Samtidskunst, Denmark + ALT_CPH, Copenhagen, Denmark + AD gallery, GR + Athens Video Art Festival, Greece + Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark + Brandts Museum of Photography, Odense, Denmark + Center for Contemporary Art, NL + Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark + Stamperia del Tevere, Rome, IT + Change and Partner Gallery, Rome, Italy + Artists Space, New York, USA + LMN Gallery, Oslo, Norway + Castles Gallery, London, UK + Numbers Gallery, London, UK + House Gallery, London, UK
PAO Festival, Oslo, NO + Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France + REMAP4, Contemporary Art Festival, Athens, Greece + Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece + Melanithros Gallery, Athens, Greece + The Danish Institute at Athens, Athens, Greece + Dora Stratou Collection, Athens, Greece + VOLTA6 ART FAIR, Basel + TPTP Space, Paris, FR + Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK + Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, DK + Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, Ieal LMN Gallery, Oslo, Norway + Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, DK + Uni. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada + Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway + Castles Gallery, London, UK + urban Performance, London, UK + MAISON MACA, Athens, GR
Public art collections
The Danish Art Council, Denmark + Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark + Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark + The Danish Parliament, Denmark + Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Greece
Novo Nordisk (dk), Topdanmark (dk), Ministeriernes Kunstforening (dk), Folketingets Kunstforening (dk), Nykredit (dk) ...
Private art collections
UK, FR, DK, GR, IT, UAE, CH, USA, ES
A. Atla has won art prices such as Goldsmiths College Excellence Award (Uni. of London) in 2006 and an art award given by Horsens Kunstmuseum (DK) in 2007.
The Danish Institute at Athens (GR) + Sterna Residences (GR) + Ascea Residency (IT) + Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (FR) + The National Workshop for Art in Copenhagen (DK) + VIR Via-Farini-in-residence in Milan (IT) + The Danish Institute in Rome (IT) + San Cataldo Residency (IT)
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+ atelier in Greece
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