Marie Kirkegaard Gallery is located in central Copenhagen, it’s a young and ambitious gallery that strives to present and promote visionary contemporary art. Holding a BA in Art History and an MA in Visual Culture Studies, Marie Kirkegaard inaugurated the gallery in 2013, focusing on contemporary Scandinavian and International art by emerging artists who work in a wide range of media.
Today the gallery is proud to represent a selected diverse group of emerging contemporary artists. Their artistic works are equally in their own right rooted in a dynamic and experimental approach to the medias. Accordingly, the artists are defined not as much by a shared aesthetic but rather by a common wish to express content, tell a story and set a mark, all by providing ambitious experiences of contemporary art.
We see the responsibility of the gallery as wide reaching; a personal collaboration with each artist, guidance and acting as their connection to the international art world, also managing both a written and a visual archive for each artist, and not at least acting as an open public space that presents the highest level of emerging contemporary art to the general public.
Marie Kirkegaard Gallery has participated in international art fairs such as Join Art Paris Art Fair (2013) and several Danish art fairs.
LIST OF ARTISTS REPRESENTED
Jacob Jessen (b.1976, DK)
Lives and works in Copenhagen. Jessen works primarily within the fields installation and time-based media, and is driven by a fundamental desire to challenge the registers and phenomena that frame our existence, of which are beyond the range of our sensory
Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard (b.1985, DK)
Lives and works in Copenhagen. Through the physical experience of her work, Skovbo Lasgaard focuses on the process, the repetition and on the material sensibility. Thus, Skovbo Lasgaard leads us into an artistic space where the works invite us to perceive and sense.
John Knuth (b.1978, US)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Knuth’s multifaceted work explores themes of transcendence through material manipulation. Through his alchemical process, he transforms seemingly mundane materials into extraordinary objects. His investigative process bridges the disciplines of aesthetics and chemistry to reveal new avenues of perception.
Manuel Ocampo (b.1965, Philippines)
Mette Vangsgaard (b.1968, DK)
Philip Grözinger (b.1972, Germany)
Rasmus Rosengaard (b.1979, DK)
Lives and works in Copenhagen. Rosengaard has always focused his artistic work in the use of monochrome, its materiality and its contemplative opportunities. Rosengaard has demonstrated his unique ability to create meditative and melancholy frames of mind, testing the limits and possibilities of the grey and black monochrome.
Silas Inoue (b.1981, DK)
Lives and works in Copenhagen. Inoue works with a wide range of themes, often related to the postmodernist’ life, such as globalization, tourism, digitalization, economy, and consumption. On the other hand he also touches upon different kinds of spirituality and nature. Inoue transforms prevailing values and tendencies into abstraction and symbolism that often seems to devaluate dominant values.
Zven Balslev (b.1977, DK)
Silas Inoue: New Works for Extraterrestrials
21 August – 26 September 2015
Short about the exhibition:
Silas Inoue’s New Works for Extraterrestrials thus bare the trace of life on earth, from the first material to be created by the means of living organisms billion of years ago, to the present where man made objects inhabit the Earth. The granite works are accompanied by a series of small eco systems build to hang on the wall like a sort of living painting. Each living painting contains different species of praying mantis that with their special characteristics fits well into the hyper exotic realm, of art production for extraterrestrials.
Through the exhibition Inoue tries to introduce a way of seeing objects distinguished from their most obvious cultural meaning and value. At the same time the exhibition serves as cultural promotion of materials that are represented in large quantities on earth, in a proposal to outer space, for a peaceful and enriching exchange of ideas and materials.
Read more about the exhibition her
Opening reception, Friday October 2, 2015
DK-1057 Copenhagen K