Jesper Carlsen

Overview

Born 1977. Lives and work in Copenhagen.

Jesper Carlsen focuses on the animal world in works of video and animation. Ants, spiders, moths etc. offer an opportunity to study life in its smallest component but more importantly they reflect the way we humans percept and divide nature into different categories. His work concentrates on human perception and the semiotic systems we navigate by.

Biography / CV

Born in 1977. Lives and works in Copenhagen

EDUCATION
2001 – 2003 The Artakademi of Funen. Odense, DK. With, Anette Abrahamsson
2003 – 2005 Lars Bent Petersen
2005 – 2006 Jens Haaning
2000 Krabbesholm Højskole, art, architecture and design, Skive, DK
1996 – 2000 Educated in electronics (Elektronikmekaniker),York Refrigiation Controls

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Surface Encounters, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Procedural, Martin Asbæk Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
Brick & Mortar, Tranen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
New Paintings (if anyone cares), As BCC, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Animation Syntax, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Spatial Ambiguity, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
full-body interpersonal interactions, Opslagstavlen Din Nye Ven, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Light and Matter (the Copenhagen Interpretation), Sierra Metro, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2009
Effects on Consciousness, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
Untitled sculpture, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design/ Production hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
The fifth day, Martin Asbæk Projects (Copenhagen, Denmark
700% plus, KBH KUNSTHAL_Centenniale, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Optokobler, (with Stefan Myllager), Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Pictures of Nature, Teolbar, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Mediated Matter, Kunsthal Charlottenborgs, Copenhagen, Denmark
Teksturer, Kolinggade 12, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Captive Raum OPortal, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
Lightworks 2016, Grimsby, United Kingdom
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
MACA, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Ha Ha, Den Gula Villa, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2015
Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
DIAS Urban Collection, Digital Interactiv Artspace, Vallensbaek, Denmark
APROXIMATELY 800 cm3 OF PLA, The Wrong – New Digital Arts Biennale
Self Storage, Suhrgaard Selfstorage, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Techne, n: Konvergens mellem kunst, håndværk og arkitektur, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
How to, Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, Denmark
Night Light, Somarts, San Fransisco, USA
Presenting DIAS, Digital Interactiv ArtSpace, Vallensbaek, Denmark

2013
You Never Really loved Me as BCc, Demorummet Gallery Image, Aarhus, Denmark
Kast et blik, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Stedet er rummet, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
24 Spaces – A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall Malmö, Sweden
Video, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Group show with gallery artists, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
The Science Class, SIC, Helsinki, Finland
Nye Rør, Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer in the City, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fuzzy Logic, St. Louis, USA
Trans Media, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China
Huset i skoven, Skovhuset, Værløse, Denmark
CLAIM, Neue Berliner Räume, Berlin, Germany

2011
Con amore in Koh-i-noor, Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark
Den rigtige vej til det forkerte sted, Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
La fumee du paquebot, Petit Maroc, St. Nazaire, France
Ok Coral på Toves C…, Toves ConTemporary Workout Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
BYOB – Copenhagen, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lightworks 2011” Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, United Kingdom
OPHOBNING OG ORGANISERET KAOS., Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
NO FOOD NO DRINK NO STICKY LOLLIES, STATTBAD Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Sensibilia, Third Ward in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Koh-i-noor in Sea & Space Explorations, Sea & Space, Los Angeles, USA
Frederiksberg, Den Gule Villa, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Youth Cult 2010, Dada Post, Berlin, Germany
Astronomical Frontiers, BKS Garage, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
X < > X The World is not a fixed image, Machwerket, Aarhus, Denmark
Ude og Hjemme, Esplanaden 3, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friends IV, Gallery GL.Lejre, Lejre, Denmark
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Party, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Biotop, NLH Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
Fragile, Carre’ Bonnat, Bayonne, France
Enter, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Fragile, Espai Ubú, Barcelona, Spain
Deadpan Exchange III, The Lab, San Francisco, USA
Luminat, Ørestad North, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
I stayed in the car, Koh-i-noor, Copenhage, Denmark
Summer in the City II, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadpan Exchange II, Berlin, Germany
Eksil, Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, Denmark
UDE NU!, Esplanaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Arty, Larm Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Free Space, Sønder Boulevard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Constructions of Nature, Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
Supermarket, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Backlight, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Alt_cph, with Koh-i-noor, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Afgang06, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark
My Door Phone, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Esplanaden 2006, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Inden i Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Crossingover, Charlottenborgs atrium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Skifter, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark

2004
5000C, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark
It’s a model and it’s looking good, Galleri Ruwit Weiss, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003
The fantastic six, Søjlerummet at Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Ungkunst, København/Malmø, Denmark
Familie, Pantheonsfløjen, Odense, Denmark
Forårsudstilligen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

ART FAIRS
2012
Art Brussel
The Armory Show, New York

2010
Paris Photo

2009
Art Copenhagen

2008
Art Brussels

GRANTS
2011
The Danish Arts Foundation, working grant

2009
The Danish Arts Foundation, working grant

2007
The Danish Arts Foundation, working grant

2003
Norden, Young Art 2003

OTHER
2011
Film screening of “Compositions” 20011, BBC Big Screen, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Featured on www.aroundart.ru
Curated, “Produktion (1972)”, with Stefan A. Pedersen at Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Awarded for the short film “Villa villa” in the ideas competition “Bo Tæt”
Featured on rhizome.org
triangulationblog.com
monotast.tumblr.com

2009
Curated (together with Jacob Borges & Anders Visti), X <> X The World is not a fixed image, Machwerket, Aarhus, Denmark
Curated, “Dinner and Letters” with Karen Petersen at Koh-i-noor, Denmark
Curated, “RGB-Overload” with Nils Grarup at Koh-i-nooe, Denmark

2008
Featured on vvork.com
todayandtomorrow.net
clubinternet.org
Featured and interview in the magazine “Apparatur 16-17”

2007
Featured on vvork.com
lemurdanslemiroir.fr
Video program in the cafe, showing 3 videos, Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Record cover for “Pellarin & Lenier, Going through phases” together with Stefan Myllager

2005
Member of the project room Koh-i-noor
3D animation work for Ann Lislegaard
Assistant for the Danish pavillon at the 51th Venice Biennale

2004
Pictures of Nature, Teolbar, Copenhagen, Denmark