Maria Rubinke

Overview

Born 1985 in Denmark.

Maria Rubinke works with the classic porcelain figure, where she allows the incomprehensible and chaotic in the human subconscious to rise to the surface. The pure white porcelain surface attracts the gaze of the viewer, but at the same time distorts our presuppositions when the small porcelain girls are slowly broken down and subjected to contrast-filled madness. They sink down and seem to drown in the thick mud of the bog and are fatally bitten by a snake. Like the surrealists, Maria Rubinke thematizes the complexity of the human psyche and works in a formal idiom all her own.

Maria Rubinke studied at the School of Glass and Ceramics on Bornholm in 2008. Later she has exhibited at Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art in Norway and the Civic Museum Bassano del Grappa in Italy, and most recently she has presented a comprehensive solo exhibition, Fragile, at the Vejle Art Museum in 2012. Maria Rubinbkes first solo show at Martin Asbæk Gallery, It’s better to burn out than to fade away, was showed from the 11th April to 17th May 2014.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born 1985 in Snave, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

EDUCATION

2008 – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Department of Ceramics, Bornholm, Denmark

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

LEGACY, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Kastrup, Denmark

LEGACY, Bornholmskunstmuseum, Gudhjem, Denmark

 

2016

VOLTA, New York City, United States

 

2014

It’s better to burn out than to fade away, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Denmark

 

2012

Fragile, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, Denmark

Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark

 

2010

Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art, Tønsberg, Norway

 

2010/2009

Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2009

Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark

 

2008

Falkener Project, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Chart De-centered, Martin Asbæk Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2018

No Ordinary Moments, EMMA Museum, Espoo, Finland

 

2016

Napoleon Complexity, AFA Gallery, New York & Las Vegas, United States

 

2015

Summer in the City no. 10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Leaving an Image Behind, Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark

 

2014

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

 

2013

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

Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2012

The Civic Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Brussels, Belgium

Rasson Art Gallery, Tournai, Belgium

Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Paris, France

Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark

Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2011

Rasson Art Gallery, Tournai, Belgium

Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Paris, France

Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark

Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2010

Haugar Vestfold Museum of Art, Tønsberg, Norway

Sølvberget, Stavanger Kulturhus, Stavanger, Norway

Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Paris, France

Gallery Artitled, Herpen, The Netherlands

Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark

Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark

 

2009

Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark

Galerie Ulf Saupe, Berlin, Germany

Falkener Project, Copenhagen Denmark

Museum of International Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Denmark

 

2008

Falkener Project, Copenhagen, Denmark

Museum of International Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Denmark

Bornholm Museum of Art, Gudhjem, Denmark

 

Other
SCOPE BASEL, Switzerland, 2013
SCOPE NEW YORK, United States, 2013
Just Mad Madrid, Spain, 2013
Just Mad Mia, Miami, United States, 2012
Slick Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Elephant Parade, 2011

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland

Haugar Vestfold Museum Art, Tønsborg, Norway

Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, Denmark

CLAY, Museum of Ceramic Art, Middelfart, Denmark