Claus Carstensen CV

Claus Carstensen CV

 

Born 1957 in Sønderborg, Denmark

Lives and works in Copenhagen

 

1977-1983 studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

1979-1983 studies at The Department of Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen

1981-1983 participates in The Copenhagen Circle of Semiotics

1986-1993 lives and works in Cologne

1993-2002 professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

         2004 guest teacher at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

 

Selected solo exhibitions 

2010 

Selvsyn-serien og andre billeder, Værskstedvej 49, Valby

Skriften på stenen, Nordisk Ministerråds Galleri, Copenhagen (with Tórrodur Poulsen)

Nils Erik Gjerdevik and Claus Carstensen, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen (with Nils Erik Gjerdevik)

Colab, Augustiana, Augustenborg (with Alfred Friis)

 

2009

IAOTF AT GRAND – IN/OUT THE FLAT NO. 13, Grand, Copenhagen (with Peter Bonde)

De trætte fugle vender hjem, Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens

 

2008

Pavillion of the Naked, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen *

Colony of the Psychotic, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen *

Tóroddur Poulsen & Claus Carstensen – framsyning, upplestur og filmar, Nordens Hus, Torshavn

 

2007

Collaborative Works, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto (with Nils Erik Gjerdevik)

Untitled Room for Zoe (Slide Return), Museum Sønderjylland – Kunstmuseet i Tønder, Tønder *

Feltarbejde – deterritorialiseringer/reterritorialiseringer 1976-2006, Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge *

 

2006

Manual – Claus Carstensen: Grafiske arbejder 1973-2006, Himmerlands Kunstmuseum - Museumscenter Aars, Aars *

Fælles< >Maleri, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen (with Nils Erik Gjerdevik) *

 

2005

Praxis, Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers *

 

2004

Der findes kun rotter i labyrinten, der gensidigt vogter hinanden, Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens

U.N.A.M.E.R.I.C.A.N. A.C.T.I.V.I.T.I.E.S., Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens *

A.M.E.R.I.C.A. A.T. W.O.R.K., Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto *

Cuts II, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen *

Eftersyn, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen

The Life and Death Show, Gimm/Eis, Copenhagen

 

2003

Solid Info, Christian Dam, Oslo

X-pollination (Hængning og Høring), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum (with Peter Zimmermann) *

 

2002

Nye malerier, Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens

Silent Take-Over II, Overgaden, Copenhagen

 

2001

Silent Take-Over, Gustaf Gimm / Hallo!, Copenhagen

No, Art-Box, Aarhus

Works on Paper from Röda Rummet, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto

IAOTF: The Empire Strikes Back, Hallo!, Copenhagen (with Peter Bonde)

Kunstforeningen for Ringkøbing og Omegn, Ringkøbing

 

2000

Silver Room, Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens

Piss Notes, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

 

1999

Nye malerier, Franz Pedersens Kunsthandel, Horsens

Röda rummet, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto *

Meditation over bogstavet Z, Untitled Room for Björk, Röda Rummet, Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen

 

1998

Anordninger – sammenføjninger – sammenkædninger / cellulær nødværge.

Genealogi, bræmme, Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa

Galerie Møllerwitt, Aarhus

 

1997

Crossover, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj *

Mirror Man Mirror Me, Galerie Møllerwitt, Sønderborg *

Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto (with Peter Bonde)

 

1995

Colab, Galerie Møllerwitt, Sønderborg (with Alfred Friis)

Side by Side, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (with Alfred Friis) *

Neue Bilder, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

Clausholm Slot, Hadsten *

Sao Paulo-projektet og nye værker 1994-95, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus *

The Sao Paulo Project, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø *

 

1994

Double Indemnity, Hole, Copenhagen (with Zoe Carstensen)

 

1993

Nye grafiske arbejder, Brøndums Forlag, Copenhagen *

Strawdogs, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen *

Untitled Room for Zoe, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen *

Gimpel Fils, London *

Bonde – Frandsen – Carstensen, Borås Kunstmuseum, Borås

Grafik og tegninger, Niels Borch Jensen – Værksted for Kobbertryk, Copenhagen

Bøger, Lageret, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen

 

1992

Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney (with John Nixon)

Bonde – Carstensen – Frandsen, Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki *

Untitled Room for Zoe, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne

Galleri Jespersen, Odense *

Membrane, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen *

F.A.I.T., Paszti/Bott, Cologne *

Blegeplads og mindre arbejder til temaet beskyttelse, Galleri Specta, Aarhus *

 

1991

Art Cologne with Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

 

1990

Convict, Ric Urmel Gallery, Gent (with Peter Bonde)

Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen *

 

1989

Bonde – Carstensen – Frandsen, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus *

Maghrebjournal, Galleri Specta, Aarhus *

Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne (with Peter Bonde)

 

1988

Rødblind, Galleri Prag, Copenhagen *

Presente, London Bar, Barcelona *

 

1987

Lager – bidrag til kritikken af den produktive orden, Galleri Specta, Aarhus *

16 collager, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

Når den der tror tilfældet er skæbne, Galleri Prag, Copenhagen *

Tegninger, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø *

 

 

Selected group exhibitions 

(* indicates publication of book or catalogue related to the exhibition)

 

2010

Die Welt als Bühne, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin *

One Shot, Almänna Galleriet 925, Stockholm *

’Dear…….,’ – New Danish Painting, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen

Svart og reytt, Steinprent, Tórshavn

Fotografier, Kobberstiksamlingen – Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen *

Album, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

De vilde 80’ere, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj *

Connexions, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg

The Room Can Never Be Closed – Kaspar Bonnén/ Meta Collection Center,  Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense *

Painting with a hammer to nail the crotch of civilazation – A group show of wall works and tatoo imagery organized by Manuel Ocampo, Manila Contemporary, Manila *

 

2009

Til Vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen*

Stig Brøgger – Claus Carstensen – Torben Christensen – Albert Mertz, Croy Nielsen, Berlin

Kurs: Højen, Odsherreds Kunstmuseum, Asnæs *

10 år i Thorshavn – Værker fra Færøernes Grafiske Værksted ved Jan Andersson, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring

Fri Porto, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen *

One Shot, Werkstette, Frederiksberg *

 

2008

Old News 4, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis *

Kunst som idé – konceptuelt fotografi

i Danmark 1965-1979, Brandts – Museets for Fotokunst, Odense *

 

2007

Kunst som idé – konceptuelt fotografi i Danmark 1965-1979, Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen *

Abstrakt 1, Co-Lab, Copenhagen *

 

2006

Satellite of Love, witte de with, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Ordsprog, Portalen, Greve *

Old News, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg *

Maleri uden grænser, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg

 

2005

Claus Carstensen / Peter Bonde / Torben Christensen, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto

15/1 (3), Overgaden, Copenhagen

Highlights, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen *

Bibliotheca Benjaminata, Galleri Veggerby, Copenhagen * 

7 % – 140 værker fra museets samling, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø

 

2004

Clinch, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen *

Sted/Place, Oliewenhuis Art Gallery, Bloemfontein & Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg *

Everwanting Streets, Röda Sten, Göteborg *

Wall Drawings – 16th International Drawings Exhibition, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka *

Georg Jensen 100 år – iscenesat af Billle August, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen & Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Tryk – 53 tryk fra Færøernes Grafiske Værksted, Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen*

 

2003

Midlertidige Rum – nye værker af 26 samtidskunstnere, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen *

Support – The Neue Galerie as a Collection, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz

Sted/Place, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen *

Ramasjang, Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

 

2002

Stentryk fra Færøernes Grafiske Værksted, Listasavn Føroya, Tòrshavn

Oluf Høst - i dialog med nutiden, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus *

Fluxus Unlimited, ARoS Aarhus kunstmuseum, Aarhus

Julie og Henrik Prags Samling, Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding

 

2001

Måleri & måleri, Kristinehamns Kunstmuseum, Kristinehamn *

Maskuliniteter, Nikolaj Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen *

Nyt fra Kobberstiksamlingen 1992-2001, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Neuerwerbungen 2001 für die Samlung der Neuen Galerie, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz

 

2000

Carnegie Art Award, Konstakademien, Stockholm, Listasafn Reykjavikur, Reykjavik, and The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London *

Ambassaden, Bygning D, Den Nordatlantiske Brygge, Copenhagen *

 

1999

Carnegie Art Award, Amos Andersons Konstmuseum, Helsinki, Finland, and Sophienholm, Lyngby *

O.M. Ungers: Zeiträume, Architektur, Kontext, Joseph Haubrich Kunsthalle, Cologne*

O.M. Ungers – Zwischenräume, Nrw-forum Kultur und Wissenschaft, Düsseldorf *

The Reykjavik Tea Party, Reykjavik *

Cities on the Move 4, Louisiana – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk *

Skulptur i Eventyrhaven 1999, Eventyrhaven, Odense *

Skandaler – danske kunstskandaler i det 20. århundrede, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus *

 

1998

Time in Jazz, Berchidda

Louisiana 40 år – samlingen i dag, Louisiana – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebæk *

Arkens Samling, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

Kirsten og Palle Diges samling – farvel til 80’erne, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

 

1997

Illuminazione, XLVII La Biennale di Venezia, Venice *

Museum Danmark, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

Display – international exhibition of painting, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

De skjulte billeder, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

 

1996

Brekt Bein – Ny Dansk Kunst, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo *

Claus Carstensen – A.D.S. Donaldson – Peter Bonde – John Nixon, Artspace, Sydney*

Contemporary Danish Art, The South African National Gallery, Cape Town *

 

1995

The Image of Europe, Public Spaces, Nicosia *

Pittura Immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz *

Welfare, Galerie du Temple, Paris *

 

1994

22. Bienal Internacional Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo *

Punishment + Decoration, Hohenthal und Bergen, Cologne *

Borta, men hemma, Moderna Museet, Stockholm *

 

1993

Hellbound, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Martigny

Changing, Dense Cities, Shedhalle, Zürich

 

1992

Boundary Rider, 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney *

Mind the Gap, Gimpel Fils, London *

Daniel Buchholz’ Greatest Hits, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

The Anonymous Museum, Chicago

Potsdamer Platz Projektentwürfe, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn and Galerie Philomene Magers, Bonn

 

1991

Stillstand, Switches, Shedhalle, Zürich *

 

1990

The Köln Show, organized by nine galleries, Cologne *

 

1989

Broken Music, Daadgalerie, Berlin, Gemeentemuseum, den Haag and Magasin, Grenoble *

 

 

Selected exhibitions curated by Claus Carstensen:

(* indicates publication of book or catalogue related to the exhibition)

 

2008

You Gotta Burn to Shine – A 48 Hours Burst!, Nordiska Konstskolan,

Kokkola *

The Map is Not the Territory, (with Per Aage Brandt), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg *

Action and Remains – Al Hansen & Arthur Køpcke, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (with Helle Bøgelund & Maria Gadegaard), Copenhagen

Ideologiske postkort – bag om museets 80’er samling, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø

 

2003

X-pollination (hængning og høring), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg (with Peter Zimmermann)

 

2002

Abschiedskonzert, Christoffersen Art, Copenhagen *

 

2001

Sidste skrig, Galleri Søren Houmann, Copenhagen *

 

1999

The Reykjavik Tea Party, Reykjavik *

Go-go, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen *

Alle mod alle, Franz Pedersen Kunsthandel, Horsens

 

1998

Anordninger – sammenføjninger – sammenkædninger / cellulær nødværge.

Genealogi, bræmme, Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa *

Bad Hash, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen *

 

1997

Borromæiske knuder, Galleri Søren Houman, Copenhagen *

Kom maj du søde milde…, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen *

 

1995

RAM, Portalen, Køge Bugt Kulturhus, Greve *

 

1993

Strawdogs, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen *

 

1992

The Commitments, Galleri Specta, Aarhus *

 

 

Selected bibliography

Judith Mastai: Interupted pleasure, in Claus Carstensen: Röda Rummet, Christopher Cutts Gallery, 2001

 

Diedrich Diederichsen: Zusammenhänger, in: Anordninger – sammenføjninger – sammenkædninger / cellulær nødværge. Genealogi, bræmme, Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, 1998 

 

Mikkel Bogh: After obstruction follows production – dialectics of the counterpictures, in: Claus Carstensen – Crossover, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, 1997

 

Simon Sheik: Caught in the crossfire, in: Claus Carstensen – Crossover, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, 1997

 

Dorthe Aagesen: Crossover – an introduction, in: Claus Carstensen – Crossover, Arken – Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, 1997

 

Conversation in Sao Paulo – an interview with Claus Carstensen by Vibeke Petersen, in: Claus Carstensen – The Sao Paulo Project and related work 1992-94, Kiku, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø and Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 1994

 

Friedemann Malsch: Transparent, reversibel, Katapult – zum Motiv der Membrane im Werk von Claus Carstensen, in: Claus Carstensen – Membrane, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, 1992