The Art of Being a Woman in the Arts

Article, 2015

Magasinet IN (dk)

Augusta Atla van Fogh is a painter, born 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Augusta made art since she was 14 years old and art is a natural part of who she is.

From 2007 - 2016, Augusta embarked on a painting and visual field research across Europe, living in Venice, Rome, Milan, Paris and Athens, visiting the artworks of the European  Masters, researching religious and deific iconography, and exploring the history and meaning of traditional women costuming that all still influence and make up her artwork today.

Augusta received a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s, Uni of London, UK in 2006 and a MA in Art History from Architectural Association, London, UK in 2008. She was granted Award of Excellence by the Fine Art faculty of Goldsmiths, Uni. of London in 2006 and also granted Horsens Kunstmuseum Art Award in 2007.

Augusta's paintings, prints, collages, sculptures and drawings are in private collections in UK, FR, DK, GR, IT, UAE, CH, USA, ES.

And currently around 20 artworks of hers are part of public museum collections (-see full list below and/or link here).

Augusta has exhibited solo and group shows in galleries, museums, art institutions, art fairs, contemporary festivals and kunsthalle in Denmark, Norway, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, France, Italy (see full cv below).

Between 2014-2016 Augusta founded, curated and directed MAISON d'ART CONTEMPORAIN ATHÈNES / MACA at Athens, Greece.

Selected exhibitions


Viborg Kunsthal

REMAP4 Contemporary Art Festival

Fundació Antoni Tàpies


Horsens Kunstmuseum


Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

Banja Rathnov Gallery (dk)

Augusta Atla van Fogh's artworks' dealers between 2006 - 2018 are the galleries CAN Gallery (gr), AD Gallery (gr), Galleri Christoffer Egelund (DK), Banja Rathnov Gallery (DK), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (dk), Avlskarl Gallery (dk), Specta Gallery (dk), and the auction houses Paddle8 and Bruun Rasmussen (dk).

Institutional or museum art collections

The Danish Art Council, Denmark

Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark

The Danish Parliament, Denmark

Dimitris Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece

VIR Via-Farini, Milan, Italy

Business' art collections

Montana Furniture (dk), MC Invest (dk), Novo Nordisk Kunstforening (dk), Topdanmark (dk), Rockwool Kunstforening (dk), Ministeriernes Kunstforening (dk), Folketingets Kunstforening (dk), Nykredit (dk) ... and more

Private art collections



Goldsmiths College Excellence Award, Uni. of London, in 2006

Horsens Kunstmuseum Award (DK) in 2007


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

Solo shows

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

Group shows

David Risley Gallery, DK + 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

Live performance

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


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)

In press





Kristelig Dagblad (DK)

Dagbladet Information (DK) Jyllandsposten (DK)




Magasinet RUM (DK)

Kunstavisen (DK) (GR)

PAO Oslo (NO)

In radio

Radio24Syv (DK)

Cultural Bandwidth (DK)

Images from the ateliers of Augusta Atla van Fogh in Rome, Venice, Milan, Paris, Athens and Copenhagen between 2007-2018

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