Mille Kalsmose

Overview

Born in 1972 in Horsens, Denmark.
Lives and works in Copenhagen and New York.

Mille Kalsmose’s work spans from images to sculptural pieces and installation works. For decades her work has suggested themselves as mental survival kits, introducing new ways of exploring and understanding human existence and togetherness. The works embodies family constellations or, most importantly, the relationships between the individual and the world.

Mille Kalsmose’s work gives shape and materializes what is invisible to the eye – this is a driving force and an indispensable desire throughout the work. Combining autobiography with neuroscience, personal experiences with social inquiry, Mille Kalsmose creates artworks that resonate on a multitude of levels. She has worked with a wide range of materials and explores the architecture of memory, identity, psychological mechanisms, and spiritual life conceptions, thus creating a union of the unconfined in highly tactile manifestations.

Kalsmose holds a MA from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and has studied at the Bio Art Lab at SVA, School of Visual Arts, in New York. Her work has been exhibited at ARoS, Aarhus Art Museum; at MAVI, Museum of  Visual Arts, Satiago, Chile, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA; CCA, Center of Contemporary Art,  Andratx, Spain; La Virreina, Centre de Imagen, Barcelona, Cataluña; ITAMI Museum, Hygo, Japan; and Fundacion Valentin de Madarigada,  Andalusia, Spain, Horsens Art Museum; Gether Contemporary; Den Frie Exhibition Center; Kastrupgaard Collection, and others. Her work is collected in several private and public institutions.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born in 1972 in Horsens, Denmark.

Lives and works in Copenhagen and New York.

 

EDUCATION

2008

Master in Contemporary Art and Aesthetics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

The School of Visual Art’s (SVA’s) Bio Art Lab in New York, United States

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Politikens Forhal, JP/Politiken Mediahouse, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019

United Nations, Great Assembly Hall, New York Headquarters, United States

2018

The Shape of Us, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

2017

Re-Sounding Organs, Center of Contemporary Art, Andratx, Spain

Cosmic Relations, MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, United States

2015

Ressurection/Opstandelse, (in cooperation with Rikke Topp), Kuben, Horsens, Denmark

2014

Searching for a Mother (in cooperation with Alberto Garcia-Alix), Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

2013

Searching for a Mother (in cooperation with Alberto Garcia-Alix), La Virreina, Centre de Imagen, Barcelona, Cataluña

2012

Siteseeing, Traneudstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Outrospective, WAS-Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

All Together Now, KUNSTEN, Aalborg, Denmark

2020

Sculpture Bienale, Interdimensionale, Copenhagen, Denmark

Renderings/Synliggørelser, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Inherited Sentiment, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, United States

2019

14th Media Arts Biennial of Chile, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile

Cosmic Existence, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Drawing Show, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, United States

Every Womans Biennale, New York, United States

Crazy Matter, group show featuring contemporary sculpture with C. Overvad Hansen, M. Kølbæk Iversen & A. Myntekær, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

Cool, Calm and Collected, Aros, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

2017

Yell, Nicolaj Bergmann, Tokyo, Japan

2016

Trust me if you can’t, Sabsay, Copenhagen, Denmark

Repeating Patterns, Fundacion MNAC Montenmedio, Spain

Fundacion Valentin de Madarigada, Andalusia, Spain

Afterimage, InCube Art Space, New York, United States

Sneak a Peak, Chelsea Residential, New York, United States

2015

Breathing Project, School of Visual Arts, SVA, New York, United States

2012

How am I, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

Copenhagen Art Fair, Gallery Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Artist+Artist, Gallery Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark

2010

Copenhagen Art Fair, Gallery Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Reality on Fire, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, United States

Your Documents Please, Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

Different Lives, La 20 Edición de la Biennal D’Eivissa, Museu D’Art Contemporani, Spain

Triangle Project, Different Lives, Danish Consulate, New York, United States

Gershwin Hotel, New York, United States

Grounded – Was Man Meant to Fly, ABC No Rio, New York, United States

2008

Fill in Blank Spaces, Gallery Karsi sanat Calismalari, Istanbul, Turkey

Your Documents Please, ITAMI, (Museum of Arts and Crafts) Hygo, Japan

Zaim Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan

2B Gallery, Budapest IX, Hungary

2006

Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling, Janus Bygningen, The Art Museum of West Jutland (Juried Group Show), Tistrup, Denmark

DCFK, Filosofgangen, The Exhibition Hall of Funen Academy for Art and Design (Juried Group Show), Odense, Denmark

2003

BAC, Festival Internacional de Barcelona, Spain

 

SITE-SPECIFIC COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS

2019

Public installation at Horsens Town Hall, funded by Hede-Nielsen Fonden

2015

Lets Play, MPP, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2012

The Core, Gentofte Hospital, Gentofte, Denmark

Towards a whole Picture, IKL, Copenhagen Business School. Frederiksberg, Denmark

Beam Me Up, Ballerup Hovedbibilotek, Ballerup, Denmark, (Not realized)

2009

Planes of Thought, LPF, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

 

PUBLICATIONS

The Shape of Us – New Materialism with contributions by i.e.: Barbara Pollack, Maria Kappel Blegvad, Daniel Hjort, Natalia Gutman, Richard Vine and Emilia Van Hauen

Re-Sounding Organ, Natalie Gutmann, CCA Andratx, Spain

Mnemoric Archive, Barbara Pollack, Beijing

Tribe, Richard Vine, Beijing

Searching for a Mother, Claus Hagedorn-Olsen, Horsens Kunstmuseum

Ressurection, Julie Horne Møller, Kuben, Horsens Kunstmuseum

Searching for a Mother, Palau La Virreina Centre de Imagen, Barcelona

The Core, Angelika Dahl-Serritzlev, Gentofte Hospital

Site-Seeing, Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Traneudstillingen

How Am I – Danish and Indian contemporary Art, catalogue, Trine Ross, Else Marie Bukdahl & Anirudh Chari, Kastrupgårdsamlingen