Astrid Kruse Jensen

Overview

Born 1975 in Aarhus.
Lives and works in Copenhagen.

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

 

Solo exhibitions

2022

Traces Of What Once Were, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021

Fortiden foran mig (with Marie Sjøvold), Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Floating, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2019

Floating, Fotocentrum Raseburg, Karis, Finland

Floating, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

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

2016

Reflections, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2015

Fragments of Remembrance, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Out Of Focus, 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, DK

Disappearing into the past, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, DK

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, DK

2010

Between the Real and the Imaginary, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France

The Construction of Memories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, DK

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, DK

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, DK

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, DK

2005

Allusions of Home, Women’s Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hypernatural, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

2004

Imaginary Realities, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Imaginary Realities, Galleri Skuggi, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Selected group exhibitions

2022

Nu Falmer Skoven, Skovhuset, Værløse, Denmark

Snefnug og andre overraskelser, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021

As Time Goes By, Alma Löv Museum of Unexpected Art, Östra Ämtervik, Sweden

Selvdyrkelse – Iscenesættelse – Refleksion, Grevinde Danner, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer In The City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Grønningen, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020

Couleurs du Nord, Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière, Paris, France

In Search Of A Future To Come, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Summer In The City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nordic Coloros, Clémentine de la Féronnière Gallery – IN collaboration with Maison Du Danemark, Paris, France

Kunst fra grænselandet, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

8. Marts, Collaborations, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019

Vielfalt der Fotografie, Sydslesvigs Danske Kunstforening, Flensborg, Germany

Grønningen, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denamark

Solidaritetsalon på udstillingen Taletid, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark

Landskab, Huset i Asnæs, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Udkant, Janus – Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tistrup, Denmark

2018

Twentyfouseven, Wetterling Gallery, Stockhom, Sweden

Photographs from the Lazare Collection, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wunderkammer, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Landskab og Samtid, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

Another Europe, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, United Kingdom

Another Europe, London Kings Cross London – outdoor exhibition organized by Austrian Cultural Forum, London, United Kingdom

Hvad kameraet så, Brandts, Odense, Denmark

2017

The Moon and a Smile, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales

Human Nature, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark

10 years old, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, 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 Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

Atelieret som Arbejdsplads, Kunstmuseum Brundlund Slot, Museum Sønderjyland, DK

Empty Rooms – The Beauty of Emptiness, 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 sønderjysk 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 – 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

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, UK

View on a country : Denmark at La Villa Centre culturel de Ganshoren, Ganshoren, Belgium

VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Zeigen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK

2012

Sublimate Sublime Sublimina, Underdog Gallery and Lloyd Club, London, UK

Sådan set, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, DK

A Journey Through A Nordic Fairytale, Guided by Invoices, New York, USA

Grønningen, Docken, Copenhagen, DK

Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2011

Backslash presents, Backslash Gallery, Paris

Places / Steder, HEART, Herning, DK

Body of Memori – a tribute to Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Mikael Andersen, DK

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, DK

New Adventures, Forte Gallery, Chongqing, China

Achtung! Kunst!, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen, DK

New Adventures, Jin Yi Xuan Gallery, Shenzhen, China

Salon 1, Lauritz Kunsthal. Copenhagen, DK

This way 07, Museet for Fotokunst, Branst Klædefabrik, Odense, DK

Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, DK

Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2007, Lianzhou, China

2006

Representing Denmark at Paris Photo 2006, Central Exhibition, Paris, France

Naturally, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, DK

A day in Denmark, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

Phantasm, Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Palle Fogtdal Photography Prize, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

I skumringen, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, DK

Indefinite Spaces, Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK

New Adventures, Gallery Sejul, Seoul, Korea

10th anniversary exhibition, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

The Gift, Beaver Project, Copenhagen, DK

2005

Young Danish Photography, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

The Collection for Contemporary Art, AROS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum, DK

Imaginary Realities, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, DK

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, DK

2004

Photography, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland

Kvinder stiller skarpt, Dannerhuset, Copenhagen, DK

Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Outlook & Insight, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK

Don’t mention it, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen, DK

Easter Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, DK

Spring exhibition, Selected Group Show, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

2003

Allusions of home, Faaborg Museum – Part of Odense Foto Triennale 2003, DK

Group Show, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

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, DK

Easter exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, DK

2002

The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2002 exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Degree Show selection exhibition, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, UK

Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Video show, Degree Show, Shown at the CCA in Glasgow, UK

Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, UK

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

Anne Marie Telmanyis legat for kvindelige kunstnere, 2017

Accolades

2021

Work grant from The Danish Arts Foundation – 50.000 DKK

2020

Work grant from The Danish Arts Foundation – 50.000 DKK & 50.000 DKK for work production for the exhibition Fortiden foran mig (The Past in front of me)

2019

Work grant from The Danish Arts Foundation – 75.000 DKK

Artist residencies

2021

Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2019

Hafnarfjördur, Iceland, Nordic Air, NIFCA

2008

Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2006

Nordic Artist Centre, Dale, Norway

2003

St.Petersburg, Russia, Punkt, NIFCA

Hafnarfjördur, Iceland, Nordic Air, NIFCA