Kirstine Roepstorff appointed for the Venice Biennale in 2017

”Kirstine Roepstorff stands as an artist for something special and unique, also in an international context”, says The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding who acts as commissioner for the Danish Pavilion and has appointed Kirstine Roepstorff to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 2017. 

Kirstine Roepsdorff. Photo: Anne Mie Dreves

”Kirstine Roepstorff has an extensive and powerful backlist, major solo exhibitions, several large scale public art projects and international experience. Her artistic practice has had a huge impact on the Danish art scene in recent times and her works have the high quality and the stature required in Venice”, says Gitte Ørskou, chair of The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding. 

Kirstine Roepstorff

Roepstorff was born in 1972, lives and works in Fredericia and Berlin. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA) in the United States. 

Roepstorff has had exhibitions at Den Frie in Copenhagen (2015), Svit in Prague, Czech Republic (2015); Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany (2014); Kunstpalais & Städtische Sammlung Erlangen, Germany (2013), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Basel in Switzerland (2010); The National Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo (2010) and Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria (2010). 

In recent years, Roepstorff has created several large scale public art projects, including "The Gong" for Dokk1 in Aarhus (2015) and "Klangfrø" for the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen (2014). This spring she completes a major art project for Lillebælt Hospital in Kolding.  

The Danish Arts Foundation and the Venice Biennale

The decision of appointing Kirstine Roepstorff to represent Denmark in 2017 has been made by Gitte Ørskou (chair), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Bodil Nielsen and Jacob Tækker, The Danish Arts Foundation Committee of Visual Arts Project Funding. The Committee acts as commissioner and funds the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

The Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale will be open for professional preview from May 10th  – 12th 2017, and for the public from May 13th – November 26th 2017.

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