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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Tentakler, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Kniven i Hovedet, (parentes)Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Skulpturopstilling, foran Huset i 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
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, 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, Århus, Denmark

1998
Grosse Kunst Austellung, Düsseldorf, Germany
Art Cologne 98, Köln, Germany

1997
Albertslund Rådhus, Albertslund, Denmark

1996
Out of shape – Danish Sculpture in 125 Years, Arken, Denmark

1994
Decembristerne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1993
Dansk Kunstmesse, Falkonercentret, København Ringstedgalleriet, 10 billedhuggere,
Copenhagen, Denmark

1992
Découvertes, Paris, France
Den lille havfrue, H.C. Andersens hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Toldkammeret, Helsingør, Denmark
10 Years After, Kunstforeningen, Sønderborg Hospital, Denmark
The Commitments, Galerie Spectra, Århus, Denmark
Grænselandsudstillingen, Åbenrå, Denmark
Galerie MøllerWitt, Sønderborg, Denmark

1991
Découvertes, Paris, France
Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark

1990
Sommerudstillingen, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen
Sommerudstillingen, Galerie Pilou, Copenhagen
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, Århus, Denmark

1988
Sommerudstilling, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunst på Kalvø, Åbenrå, 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
Herning Kunstforening, Herning, Denmark
Skulpturens Tid, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark

1986
Decembristerne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1985
Sonde, Århus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1984
T-Show, Galleri Spectra, Århus, Denmark
1984 T.I.R. , Galleri Sub-Set, Copenhagen, Denmark

1983
Græsset malker koens ben, Værkstedet Værst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Uden Titel, Århus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Denmark
Tale og Tavshed, Galleri Sct. Agnes, Roskilde, Denmark

1982
Kniven på Hovedet, Tranegaarden, Gentofte, Denmark
Reception, Borgens Forlag, Valby, Denmark

PUBLIC WORK
2013
Detlefs Hallerne, Solrød Strand

2009
Brunswick Estate, London City

2006
OBH Nordica, Tåstrup
Oticon, Smørrum

2005
Sparekassen Østjyland, Hammel

2001
Den Lille Havfrue, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco
Statens Forskningscenter Risø, Roskilde

2000
Erindringsstykke Sønderborg, Sønderborg

1996
Statens Forskningscenter Risø, Roskilde
Kultur på skinnerne, Kulturby 96, Køge, Greve, Ishøj og Vallensbæk togstationer

1993
Skulptur kvinde/mand, Kunst i byen

1992
Kronen på værket, Kunst i byen
Lejerbo, Strandvejen

1991
Dronningens ferieby, Grenå

1990
Rødovre Almennyttige Boligselskab Carlsro, Rødovre

1988
Statens Forskningscenter Risø, Roskilde

1983
Bagterp Skolen, Hjørring (m. Lise Malinovsky og Kirsten Langkilde)

COLLECTIONS
Statens kunstfond. Ny Carlsberg Fonden. Collection Nobel & Hug, Zürich. Annie og Otto Detlefs fonde