Kristian Dahlgaard

Overview

Born 1958. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

Kristian Dahlgaard works extensively with the sculpture’s weight and the absence of mass. Dahlgaard’s work consists of uniform sculptures based on one form. They consist of a myriad of small identical bricks, which has been put together in layers and different forms – again and again. For each time the first, original form is slightly moved so the final form is made of a network of surfaces and holes. One figure can easily consist of over 1000 individual components that all individually capture the light. Through the consistent replica of form the artists reaches a reflective grace similar to running water or a flames movement and sound in a fire.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born in 1958 in Sønderborg, Denmark

 

EDUCATION

1977-83 – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Tentakler, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

Kniven i Hovedet, Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Skulpturopstilling, Huset i Asnæs, Asnæs, Denmark

2010

Transparence, Galerie Taïss, Paris, France

2004

Uniform, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001

Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark

1998

Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

1997

Kristian Dahlgård: Nye Skulpturer, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Galerie MøllerWitt, Sønderborg, Denmark

1994

Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

1992

Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark

1991

Aura, Galerie Pilou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark

1989

Zink, Galerie Pilou, Copenhagen, Denmark

1988

Materie, Galleri Garli, Copenhagen, Denmark

1986

Terra Cotta, Galerie Kongo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

1985

Cave, Galleri Sct. Agnes, Roskilde, Denmark

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Modificerede Sandheder, Roskilde Kunstforening, Palæfløjen, Roskilde, Denmark

2016

Tegn, Janus Bygningen, Tistrup, Denmark

Tegn, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark

2015

Huset i Asnæs, Asnæs, Denmark

2011

Art is fashion, Galerie Taïss, Paris, France

2010

Art Paris, Grand Palais, Ouvrir, Galerie Vachette, Paris, France

Showoff, Paris, France

Erik Veistrups samling, KUNSTEN, Aalborg, Denmark

2008

Kammeraterne, Den frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Kammeraterne, Den frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

Kammeraterne, Den frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005

DCA Galery, New York City, United States

Kammeraterne, Den frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003

Kammeraterne, Den frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002

Kammeraterne, Den frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001

Kammeraterne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999

Op til 2000, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus, Denmark

1998

Grosse Kunst Austellung, Düsseldorf, Germany

Art Cologne 98, Cologne, Germany

1997

Albertslund Rådhus, Albertslund, Denmark

1996

Out of shape – Danish Sculpture in 125 Years, ARKEN, Ishøj, Denmark

1994

Decembristerne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1993

Dansk Kunstmesse, Falkonercentret, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ringstedgalleriet, Ringsted, Denmark

10 billedhuggere, Découvertes, Paris, France

1992

Den lille havfrue, H.C. Andersens hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Toldkammeret, Helsingør, Denmark

10 Years After, Kunstforeningen, Sønderborg Hospital, Sønderborg, Denmark

The Commitments, Galerie Spectra, Aarhus, Denmark

Grænselandsudstillingen, Aabenraa, Denmark

Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus, Denmark

1991

Découvertes, Paris, France

Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

1990

Sommerudstillingen, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sommerudstillingen, Galerie Pilou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Le Génie de la Bastille, Paris, France

Unge Kunstnere, Galerie Asbæk, Horsens, Denmark

FIAC, Paris, France

Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark

1989

Til Sven, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark

Sommerudstillingen, Galerie Pilou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sommerudstillingen, Galleri Clemens, Aarhus, Denmark

1988

Sommerudstilling, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunst på Kalvø, Aabenraa, Denmark

Himmelgården, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1987

De Danske Vilde, Nordens Hus, Reykjavik, Iceland

De Danske Vilde, Nordens Hus, The Faroe Islands

Decembristerne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1987

Herning Kunstforening, Herning, Denmark

Skulpturens Tid, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark

1986

Decembristerne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1985

Sonde, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

1984

T-Show, Galleri Spectra, Aarhus, Denmark

T.I.R. , Galleri Sub-Set, Copenhagen, Denmark

1983

Græsset malker koens ben, Værkstedet Værst, Copenhagen, Denmark

Uden Titel, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

Tale og Tavshed, Galleri Sct. Agnes, Roskilde, Denmark

1982

Kniven på Hovedet, Tranegaarden, Gentofte, Denmark

Reception, Borgens Forlag, Valby, Denmark

 

PUBLIC WORKS

2013

Detlefs Hallerne, Solrød Strand, Denmark

2009

Brunswick Estate, London, United Kingdom

2006

OBH Nordica, Taastrup, Denmark

Oticon, Smørrum, Denmark

2005

Sparekassen Østjylland, Hammel, Denmark

2001

Den Lille Havfrue, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco

Statens Forskningscenter Risø, Roskilde, Denmark

2000

Erindringsstykke Sønderborg, Sønderborg, Denmark

1996

Statens Forskningscenter Risø, Roskilde, Denmark

Kultur på skinnerne, Kulturby 96, Køge, Greve, Ishøj and Vallensbæk train station, Denmark

1993

Skulptur kvinde/mand, Kunst i byen, Denmark

1992

Kronen på værket, Kunst i byen, Denmark

Lejerbo, Strandvejen, Denmark

1991

Dronningens ferieby, Grenaa, Denmark

1990

Rødovre Almennyttige Boligselskab Carlsro, Rødovre, Denmark

1988

Statens Forskningscenter Risø, Roskilde, Denmark

1983

Bagterp Skolen med Lise Malinovsky and Kirsten Langkilde, Hjørring, Denmark

 

COLLECTIONS

Statens Kunstfond, Denmark

Ny Carlsberg Fonden, Denmark

Collection Nobel & Hug, Switzerland

Annie og Otto Detlefs fonde, Denmark

Private collections