Selective Biography

 

"To paint is to love again. It’s only when we look with eyes of love that we see as the painter sees. His is a love, moreover, which is free of possessiveness (and judgement). What the painter sees he is duty-bound to share. Usually he makes us see and feel what ordinarily we ignore or are immune to. His manner of approaching the world tells us, in effect, that nothing is vile or hideous, nothing is stale, flat and unpalatable unless it be our own power of vision. To see is not merely to look. One must look-see. See into and around." Henry Miller

 

As I get older I am more attracted by the random - the accidentally sunlight on a leaf, the photo of a leg in a newspaper opened randomly lying on the floor inside the train, the glittering shoe of a lady passing by and the beauty of the face of a friend.

Painting is a way for me to go back to the essential in art, to return to the entirely handmade and to accommodate gently my persona and skills.

Painting is not to search nor to question, it is to trust, realize and discover without knowing what to find. My paintings has its own will, look and direction, and since i do not feel I decide consciously much, I am a viewer and even stranger to my own work, like any other audience or viewer of my work.

 

However, my paintings are also built up through years of studying the history, theory and technique of painting - i.e. I have travelled extensively to visit the great works of art:

The Grand Tour: Between 2007 - 2014 I lived in Venice, Rome, Milan and Paris (with smaller trips to many cities in Italy), between 2014 - 2016 I lived in Athens, Greece (with smaller trips to archeological sites).

 

Since January 2017 I live in Copenhagen, Denmark with artistic studio in the woods near Copenhagen city center.

 

 

Selected exhibitions

Horsens Kunstmuseum (DK), Randers Kunstmuseum (DK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), REMAP4 Contemporary Art Festival (GR), Tou Scene (NO), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (GR), Institut du Monde Arabe (FR), Akademie der Künste (DE), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (ES), Tallinna Kunstihoone (EE), Brandts Museum of Photography (DK), Museet for Samtidskunst (DK), Souterrain Amsterdam (NL), New Shelter Plan (DK), PAO festival in Oslo (NO), Viborg Kunsthal (DK), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (DK), Gallery Christoffer Egelund (DK), Change and Partner Gallery (IT), AD Gallery (GR), CAN Gallery (GR), LMN Gallery (NO), Gallery Specta (DK), Avlskarl Gallery (DK), Banja Rathnov Gallery (DK)

 

 

Education

MA ART HISTORY & THEORY (2006 - 2007) - Architectural Association, London, UK

BA FINE ART (2003 - 2006) - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

BA ARCHITECTURE (1999 - 2002) - The Royal Academy, School of Architecture, CPH, Denmark

INTERNSHIP, Matthew Barney Studio, NYC, US in the summer 2005

 

 

Events curated by Augusta Atla

2015

Les Soirees, MAISON MACA, Athens, GR

MAISON MACA @ ART ATHINA ART FAIR, Athens, GR

ADAM CHRISTENSEN event, MAISON MACA, Athens, GR

 

2014

Opening event of MAISON MACA, Athens, GR

Memory of Color. Group show. Vingt Paris event, Paris, FR

 

 

Artworks donated to

2013

Atelier September, DK, profit going to homeless people in DK

Dignity, profit to org helping people suffering from experienced torture

Paddle8 auction for Remap4, Athens, GR

 

 

Art Fairs

ART ATHINA, Athens, GR

ART HERNING, DK

SWAP, Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, ES

VOLTA6, Basel, CH

ART COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen, DK

CPH_ALT, Copehagen, DK

 

 

Public artist-talks

Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark

Via Farini in Residence, Milano, Italy

The Danish Royal Academy, CPH, Denmark

Manitoba University, Architectural dep., Canada

Tou Scene Art Institution, Stavanger, Norway

Projektskolen Art School, Oslo, Norway

Princeton University, Architectural dep., USA

Venice Art Academy, Venezia, Italy

Krabbesholm Kunstskole, Denmark

TPTP SPACE, Paris, France

FAN OUT EVENT, CPH, Denmark

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Banja Rathnov Gallery, CPH, Denmark

Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, Denmark

 

 

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The Academy Council

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 COPYDAN

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KKS

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