Frac Centre

Atelier Calder

Open Space






Kristoffer Akselbo



Kenneth A. Balfelt

Nina Beier

Emilie Bergrem

Kaspar Bonnén

Cirque d`Enba de Lyon

Cocktail Designers

Søren Engsted

Fanfare les Talku` Freaks

Thilo Frank

Max Frey

Jeppe Hein

Institut d`Arts Visuels d`Orléans

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Finn Janning

Jacob Dahl Jürgensen

Annette Kelm

John Kørner

Jason Kraus

Claus Larsen

Let me show you the world

Mads Lindberg

Florian Neufeldt

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Michael Sailstorfer

Tomas Saraceno

Tove Storch

Kristian Sverdrup

Koki Tanaka

Henrik Vibskov

Ulrik Weck

Jordan Wolfson


Please come, I am leaving 2007
Plaster, clothes a.o.
237 x 160 x 160 cm
‘Please come, I am leaving’, the striding figure seems to cry out to visitors, thus welcoming them to the exhibition. Positioned on a pedestal with bright colours, the lower part of the sculpture still seems very realistic, with two legs, comfortable shoes and beige pants; from the hips up, by contrast, the sculpture is a mix of diverse materials and branches in every direction.

Reaching out 2009
Plaster, clothes
Dimensions variable, height ca. 60 cm
His head propped contemplatively on one hand, the three-armed juggler uses his other two hands to grab the balls and cubes floating above his head. The skull on the floor beneath the sculpture, in combination with the juggler’s melancholy gesture and the pieces of a mirror on one of the balls, can be read as a memento mori, which demonstrates to us the finiteness of our own existence in the game of life.

The Stairways To 2009
Oil on canvas
175 x 220 cm
An abstract, fictional and at the same time realistic space is presented on the canvas; a white building with several rooms appears on its top half. Hanging from the tip of the building and the centre of the picture are chains of blue and orange pennants, reminiscent of a circus tent.
The Stairways To seems to be about the imaginary and real world of the artist, between the inspiration, the work process and the presentation. The objects that can be found include an easel, a desk, books, a hand drawing pedestals, a skull, a bust and a torso—all things that belong to the props of an artist’s life. In the doorframe, barely legible, are the phrases ‘collecting your memories’ and ‘Meta Collection Center’; next to it hang abstract paintings as if in a museum; signs marked ‘Saatchi’ and ‘Tate’ lean on the wall. The only figures depicted are either unable to escape the tangled chain of pennants, are hiding anxiously behind books, or, in several cases, are falling out of the painting. The scene is clearly dominated by the many stairways, which are connected to one another and lead into the building, to hidden doors, into a hole, or into the void. They symbolize the many opportunities that could, despite great effect, lead one astray rather than to the goal, and hence they refer to the art business and to elements of a circus, such as sensation and speculation, illusion and deception.


* 1968
1993–1999 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Lives and works in Copenhagen

Selected solo exhibitions

Moderna Museet, Studion, Stockholm

Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin,
J. F. Willumsens Museum, Frederikssund
Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

Galerie Mikael Andersen & The Danish Cultural Institute Edinburgh, Edinburgh

DCA Gallery, New York
Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen

Selected group exhibitions

Entr'acte, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Blomsten og bien, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Til vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Entre Pintura Abstracta y Figurativa. Arte Danés, Sala de Exposiciones del Centro Cultural de Aguirre, Cuenca, Spain
H20, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia

Contemporary Ceramics, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Golddiggers, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Mori Art Center; Tokyo, Japan

Take Off 20:01, Århus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Denmark


Please come, I am leaving


Reaching out


The Stairways To