Astrid Kruse Jensen

Overview

Born 1975 in Aarhus, Denmark.

Astrid Kruse Jensen is a photography-based visual artist. She studied at The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands and The Glasgow School of Art. In her works she explores the borderland between the apparent and the hidden, between the real and imaginary.

Astrid Krusen Jensen has been nominated for several awards, and in 2008 received The Niels Wessel Bagge’s Foundation for the Arts Award. She is a regular recipient of grants from The Danish Arts foundation. Astrid Kruse Jensen has had solo exhibition in Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, India and several group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Canda, Russia and China. Astrid Kruse Jensen’s works are in several private and public collection, including George Eastma House, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, The National Photography Museum, Denmark, Museet for Fotokunst, Manchester City Gallery, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Artotheque de Caen, The John Kobal Foundation and The Danish Arts Foundation.

Astrid Kruse Jensen received the Anne Marie Telmányi’s honors award for female artists in March 2017. Nominated for Deutsche Börse Preis 2014

Interview for Louisiana Channel

Interview for Magasinet Kunst

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born 1975, Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen Denmark.

EDUCATION
1998-2000 The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000-2002 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2008 Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2006 Nordic Artist Centre, Dale, Norway
2003 St.Petersburg, Russia, Punkt, NIFCA
2003 Hafnarfjördur, Iceland, Nordic Air, NIFCA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Floating, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Floating, Fotocentrum Raseburg, Karis, Finland

2018
Memories and Hidden Places, Hafnarborg – Centre of Culture and
Fine Art,Iceland

2016
Reflections, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2015
Fragments of Remembrance, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen,
Denmark
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

2014
Within the Landscape, Johannes Larsen Museet, Kerteminde, Denmark
Within the Landscape, Sven-Harrys Kunstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
Astrid Kruse Jensen, La Ville Culture, Ganshoren, Belgium
Astrid Kruse Jensen, La Venerie, Bruxelles, Belgium
Astrid Kruse Jensen, De Bourglinster, Luxembourg

2012
Disappearing into the past, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen,
Denmark
Disappearing into the past, Fotoforum, Stadtmuseum
Schleswig, Germany
Disappearing into the past, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark
Disappearing into the past, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

2011
On the other side of twilight, dual show with Elle Kooi, Stedelijk
Museum, Hertogenbosh, Holland
Enchanted Spaces, Ruchika’s Art Gallery, Goa, India
Parallel Realities, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
Disappearing into the past, Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark

2010
Between the Real and the Imaginary, Maison du Danemark, Paris,
France
The Construction of Memories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen,
Denmark
Enchanted Spaces, Ganges Art gallery, Kolkata, India
Between the Real and the Imaginary, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin,
Germany

2009
Between the Real and the Imaginary, Artotheque de Caen, Caen,
France
Hidden Places / Enchanted Spaces, The Viewing Room, Mumbai, India

2008
Between the Real and the Imaginary, Vestsjællands Art Museum, Sorø,
Denmark
Indefinite Spaces, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

2007
Selected Works, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

2006
Hypernatural, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland
Hypernatural, Galleri Hornbaek, Hornbaek, Denmark
Parallel Landscapes, La Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
Power of Place, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Hypernatural, Kaunas Photo Days, Kaunas, Lithuania
Parallel Landscapes, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Allusions of Home, Women’s Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hypernatural, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

2004
Imaginary Realities, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester,
United Kingdom
Imaginary Realities, Galleri Skuggi, Reykjavik, Iceland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
It Came From The North, World Trade Center 2, Jakarta.
Landskaber, Huset i Asnæs, Asnæs, Denmark
Vielfalt der Fotografie, Sydslesvigs Danske Kunstforening, Flensborg, Germany
Grønningen, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
Udkant, Janusbygningen – Vestjyllands kunstmuseum, Tistrup, Denmark
Solidaritetsalon på udstillingen Taletid, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark

2018
Another Europe, London Kings Cross, London, England
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wunderkammer, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark
Another Europe, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, United Kingdom
Twentyfourseven, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Photographs from the Lazare Collection, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Landskab og Samtid, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
Hvad kameraet så, Brandts, Odense, Denmark

2017
The Moon and a Smile, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Human Nature, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark
10 years old, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy
Human Nature, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Un monde in-tranquille, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France
Grønningen, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
En vidunderlig verden, Johannes Larsen Museet, Kerteminde, Denmark

2016
Udkast Til En Ny Verden – Nyerhvervelser, Sorø Kunstmusem, Sorø,
Denmark
Atlelieret som Arbejdsplads, Kunstmuseum Brundlund Slot,
Museum Sønderjylland, Denmark
Empty Rooms – The Beauty of Emptyness, Museum Kunst der
Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Germany

2015
Ikke til Salg, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
Photography from Northern Western Europe, Fondazione Fotografia
Modena, Modena, Italy
Naturmøder, J.F. Willumsens Museum, Denmark
Summer in the City no.10, Martin asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen,
Denmark
PHOTOGRAPHY, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nolde, Eckersberg og Clausen – alt du skal vide om sønderjyst kunst,
Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark
100 år med Grønningen, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning &
Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Et Brask Spark Et Brask Spark – Selected works from Brask Collection,
Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle, Denmark
Visages, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France
Drømme, KUNSTEN Museum of Moderns Art Aalborg
Just Add Water, CCA, Mallorca, Spain
Viewfinders – Contemporary Baltic and Nordic Photography, Riga, Latvia
Contemporary Art from Denmark, The European Central Bank, Frankfurt,
Germany

2013
Couleurs danoises – interpretations de la lumiere par deux artistes
danoise, contemporains et feminins,
Den Danske Ambassade, det danske kulturinstitut, Luxembourg,
Bruxelles, Belgien
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
State of the Art, Slottet, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen,
Denmark
Espace Delvaux, Cultural Centrum of Watermal-Boisfort, Brussels,
Belgium
Directors Choice 7-9-13, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark
SUBLIMATE SUBLIME SUBLIMINA at Underdog Gallery and at
Lloyd Club, London, United Kingdom
View on a country : Denmark at La Villa Centre culturel de Ganshoren,
Ganshoren, Belgium
VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Zeigen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Sublimate Sublime Sublimina, Underdog Gallery and Lloyd Club,
London,United Kingdom
Sådan set, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark
A Journey Through A Nordic Fairytale, Guided by Invoices, New York,
USA
Grønningen, Docken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Backslash presents, Backslash Gallery, Paris
Places / Steder, HEART, Herning, DK
Body of Memori – a tribute to Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Mikael
Andersen, Denmark
Dolls House, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, DK
Places / Steder, Rosphoto, Skt. Peterburg, Russia
New Danish Photography, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK
Places / Steder, Sophienhom, Lyngby, DK

2010
Fokus, Janusbygningen, Tistrup, DK
Grænselandsudstillingen, Aabenraa, DK
Grønningen, Docken, Copenhagen, DK
Places / Steder, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK

2009
The christmas photo album, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Altid som aldrig før, Skagens Museum, Skagen, DK
Nytt nordisk fotografi, Skånes Kunstforening, Malmö, Sweden
Das Unheimliche, Modulorhaus, Berlin, Germany
Human.Nature.Machine, WAS, Copenhagen, DK
The buzz of urban surroundings, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, DK
Danish Art, Museum der stadt Bad Berleburg, Bad Berleburg, Germany
Photography is Dead, Three White Walls Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Bova Images festival, Bova, Italy
The Party, Beaver Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Søen, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, DK
Højen, Oddsherreds Kunstmuseum, Asnæs, DK
Real / Fiction, Nick Clifford Contemporary, Daugaard, DK
Kontrapunkt, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK

2008
Real.ly?, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Solidaritetsudstillingen, Galleri Signe vad, Copenhagen, DK
Grænselands Exhibition, Aabenraa, DK
Parallel Landscapes, Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland
Evergreens, Rumkammerat, Copenhagen, DK
Guest at Grønningen, Bornholm Art Museum, DK
Disturbance, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Grænseland, Sydslesvigs danske Kunstforening, Flenburg, Germany
Inside Out, Galerie Mikael Andersen, , Germany

2007
Aspects of Danish Photography, Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany
New Adventures, dARTex, The Danish Cultural Institute, Beijing, China
New Adventures, Shangcheng Gallery, Shanghai, China
Group Show, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
The Year’s Best Photography Books, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain
New Adventures, Lai Shaoqi Gallery, Hefei, China
New Adventures. Modern Art Gallery, Chongqing, China
New Adventures, Yang Guang Gallery, Fuzhou, China
Kunstforeningen Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense,
Denmark
New Adventures, Forte Gallery, Chongqing, China
Achtung! Kunst!, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen,
Denmark
New Adventures, Jin Yi Xuan Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Salon 1, Lauritz Kunsthal. Copenhagen, Denmark
This way 07, Museet for Fotokunst, Branst Klædefabrik, Odense,
Denmark
Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2007, Lianzhou, China

2006
Representing Denmark at Paris Photo 2006, Central Exhibition,
Paris, France
Naturally, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark
A day in Denmark, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Phantasm, Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Palle Fogtdal Photography Prize, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen,
Denmark
I skumringen, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Indefinite Spaces, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen,
Denmark
New Adventures, Gallery Sejul, Seoul, Korea
10th anniversary exhibition, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery,
Manchester, United Kingdom
The Gift, Beaver Project, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Young Danish Photography, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Collection for Contemporary Art, AROS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum,
Aarhus, Denmark
Imaginary Realities, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Photographers:network, Thomas Kellner Art Galerie, Siegen, Germany
Vital Signs, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA
Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
Light, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, England
Singular Photographs, Galleri Hornbæk, Hornbæk, Denmark

2004
Photography, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland
Kvinder stiller skarpt, Dannerhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Outlook & Insight, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense,
Denmark
Don’t mention it, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen,
Denmark
Easter Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning,
Aarhus, Denmark
Spring exhibition, Selected Group Show, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen,
Denmark

2003
Allusions of home, Faaborg Museum – Part of Odense Foto Triennale
2003, Denmark
Group Show, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester,
United Kingdom
Real Photography, Manege – Museum for Contemporary Art,
St.Petersburg, Russia
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Opening of the institute, The Danish Cultural Institute,St.Petersburg,
Russia
The Artists Summer Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Janusbygningen,
Tistrup, Denmark
Easter exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus,
Denmark

2002
The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2002 exhibition,
National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Degree Show selection exhibition, Mackintosh Gallery,
Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Video show, Degree Show, Shown at the CCA in Glasgow, UK
Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, UK

PICTURES REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA
AROS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Artotheque de Caen, Caen, France
The John Kobal Foundation, London, UK
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnerfjördur, Iceland
Manchester City Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
Vestsjællands Art Museum, Sorø, Denmark
Statens Kunstfond, Denmark
Several private collections
ECB Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

NOMINATED
Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award 2005 & 2009, USA
Palle Fogtdal Photography Prize 2006, Denmark
KLM Paul Huf Award 2007, The Netherlands
Niels Wessel Bagges Art prize, 2008, Denmark
Nominated for Deutsche Börse Preis 2014

Member of Kunstnersamfundet www.akademiraadet.dk
Member of The Association for Visual Artists www.bkf.dk
Member of Grønningen and Grænselandsudstillingen