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Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen

b. 1977, Aeroe, (DK). Lives and works in Copenhagen.

Education

2003-09 MFA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

2007-08 Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg.

2004-05 CCA Research Program, Kitakyushu, Japan.

1996-03 MA in literature and philosophy, University of Copenhagen.


Upcoming

2020 'Community of Contribution' (112 pages), A Mock Book.

2020 'Aesthetics of the Anthropocene', contribution to Handbook of Business Legitimacy: Responsibility, Ethics and Society, ed. Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, Springer Verlag.

2020 Centre des Beaux Arts (solo), Geneva, Switzerland. 

2020 Contribution to 'Connectedness', publication by the Danish Pavillon, Venice Biennale for Architecture, Strandberg Publishing. 

2021 Kastrupgaardsamlingen (solo), Copenhagen. 

Solo exhibitions

2019 Area X (with Ulrik Møller), DGV Gallery, Svendborg.

2019 Lost in Space, Gallery Kant, Copenhagen.

2019 Total Transformation, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus. 

2018 Demolition, Gallery Kant, Copenhagen.

2018 The House of Being, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg.

2017 Tectonical (with Florian Schmidt), Fold Gallery, London.

2016 The Territorial Trap, Gallery Kant, Copenhagen.

2016 New Buildings (with Jesper Rasmussen), Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus.

2014 The Infinity Complex, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen.

2013 Approximations, Charlottenburg Amtsgericht, Berlin.

2013 Look at this World, Fold Gallery, London

2012 Blue Devils, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus, Denmark.

2011 The Future Begins at Home, Rønnebæksholm ArtCenter, Denmark.

2010 Estrangement City, Politikens Galleri, Copenhagen.

2010 Meditations on the Uncanny, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2008 Life in the Box, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2007 Supernumeral (with Emil W. Hertz), Marstal Museum, Aeroe.

2006 Mentalscapes, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2006 Frontal/Sideways, The Scandinavian House, Prague.

2004 Melting Barricades (with Inuk Silis Høegh), North Atlantic House, Copenhagen, and Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland.

2004 Collapsing Structures (with Rune Søchting and Jonas Olesen), The Projectroom, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Selected group exhibitions

2019 GRAFIK GRAFIK GRAFIK,Kastrupgaardsamlingen. 

2019 Beyond the Sea, Sydhavnsambassaden. 

2019 Carry On, Fold Gallery, London. 

2018 Facing Concrete, Gallery Kant, Copenhagen.

2018 Kolonien (curated by Søren Bjørn), Rødovre, Copenhagen.

2018 Floating Art, Vejle Art Museum (project ‘Flooded Modernity’).

2017 IDEALS – Concrete Art Then and Now, Randers Art Museum.

2017 Selected Works, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus.

2017 Scenario, DGV Gallery, Svendborg, Denmark.

2017 IDEALS – Concrete Art Then and Now, Esbjerg Art Museum.

2017 Show Me The Money, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde.

2016 Good Fortune, No Blame, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen.

2016 IDEALS – Concrete Art Then and Now, Fuglsang Art Museum.

2016 Aeroe Dog Days – Art & Music Festival, Aeroe, Denmark.

2016 Either Those Curtains, Fold Gallery, London.

2016 The Island Show, Gallery Kant, Fanø.

2016 50x50x50, Kastrupgaard Art Museum, Copenhagen.

2015 UNDER 10 OVER 1, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen.

2015 BASTARD – Claus Carstensens Collection, Esbjerg Art Museum

2015 Picture Poking Pulling, Nissen Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2015 In Between, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus.

2015 3-1 Kunstaktion, Aros, Aarhus.

2015 Reflections, Auguststr. 11., Berlin.

2015 White Energy, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen.

2014 Selected Works, Galerie Møllerwitt, Aarhus.

2014 Stetige Wiederkehr des Utopischen, Trittau, Germany

2013 Winter Exhibition, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen.

2012 Needle In A Cloud, Fold Gallery, London.

2012 Snowtime, Galleri Kant, Esbjerg, Denmark.

2011 Enter II, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark.

2011 Summer Salon, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2011 Primitive Accumulation, Fold Gallery, London.

2011 Uferhallen Kunstaktien, Uferhallen, Berlin.

2011 3-1 Kunstauktion, Kunsten, Aalborg.

2011 Painterly Delight II, Ystad Konstmuseum, Sweden.

2010 Geist III, Auguststr. 17, Berlin.

2010 No Food No Drink No Sticky Lollies, Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin.

2010 Painterly Delight, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Denmark.

2010 Greetings to Ib Geertsen, Danish Graphic Center, Copenhagen.

2010 Radical Adults, The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin.

2010 CRW – Contemporary Reflections on Warfare, BKS Garage, Copenhagen.

2010 Copenhagen City Art Collection 2006-2009, Copenhagen.

2010 The Hello Show, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2010 Art in the Blood, Utzon Center, Aalborg.

2010 A Formal Figure, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin.

2009 Out of Wedding, UferHallen, Berlin.

2009 Formation, Halle 41, Berlin.

2009 Exit, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen.

2008 Jahresausstellung, HfBK, Hamburg.

2008 InnenRaum, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus, Denmark.

2007 Autolabor, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam e.V., Germany.

2007 PT07, Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tistrup, Denmark.

2006 Proverbs, Portalen, Greve, Denmark.

2006 Re-thinking Nordic Colonialism, The Living Art Museum, Nifka, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2006 Contemporary Art, Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.

2005 Total Production, Islands Brygge 83, Copenhagen.

2004 Typhoon, Maeda Studio, Kitakyushu, Japan.

2004 Minority Report, Aarhus, Denmark.

2003 Young Contemporary Art, Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen and Inkonst, Malmø, Sweden.

Bibliography

2019 'Manifest for en ny Natur i Danmark', Manifest Stafet, Arkitekturforlagt B. 

2019 'Flooded Modernity', Point of Design, Poland, January Issue, p. 98-97. 

2019 'The Man Who Sank Villa Savoye', ICON Eye Magazine, London, Issue 187, p. 54-58. 

Read article here

2018 Translation of ‘Non-philosophy and Contemporary Art’ into Serbian-Croation by ‘GCP’ (Group for Conceptual Politics), Novi Sad. 

2018 Contribution to ‘100 years Bauhaus’, Edition DETAIL.

2018 Artist Sinks Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Danish Fjord, ICON EYE, 27th July, 2018. Read & full overview of links after it went viral. 

2018 Bag facaden – og det menneskelige arkiv, review by Trine R. Andersen, Kunsten.nu, April, 2018. Read

2018 Det Konkrete bliver Metafysisk, review by Mai Misfeldt, Kristelig Dagblad, 4th April, 2018. Review

2018 The House of Being, catalogue, Viborg Kunsthal, 2018. 

2017 New Danish Art, interview by Lisbeth Bonde, Gyldendal, Copenhagen. Order here

2017 Tectonical, review by Laurence Noga, Saturation Point, May 2017. Read

2017 Det Frosne Danmark, Danmark – en kolonimagt, Gads Forlag, p. 439, 2017.

2017 Fascineret af Fremmedgørelse og Rationalitet, interview, Fyns Amts Avis, 22th of February.

2017 Non-philosophy and Contemporary Art – 4 essays published at Kunsten.nu, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th February.

2016 Livet forsvinder og bliver til Materiale, essay on Emil Westman Hertz, Politiken, 11th Nov. Read

2016 Bybilleder (red. Scavenius & Michalaelis), Strandberg Publishing, p. 304-305.

2016 Arkitekten – Magazine, Volume 118, 6th of June, p. 8.

2016 Psykologiske Rum, Information, 27th May.

2016 For Mig er Arkitekturen en Måde at Fortælle Historier På, interview, Kunsten.nu, April. Read

2016 Artistoftheweek.dk, interview, April.

2015 Art and Economy, radio-interview by Michael Müller, P1 28 Dec.

2015 RUM-Magazine (cover story), Stockholm, Sweden, Oct.

2015 Man Rejser i Linjer, interview, Regnfang, March.

2015 Demo Mod Vinter, Kunsten.nu, Feb.

2015 Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Den Store Danske Encyclopædi, Sept. Read

2014 Latest Works: Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Formagramma, Siracusa, Italy, Nov. Read

2014 Positive Propaganda, interview, Aripaev newspaper, Estonia, Oct.

2014Imagine Architecture. Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm, p. 64-65. Gestalten, Ed. Lukas Feireiss, Aug.

2014 Sven Nommesen: Structure as Habitat. Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsens View of Cities and Images, in catalogue: Stetige Wiederkehr des Utopischen, Wassermühle Trittau, Feb.

2013 Mit Berlin, DR K, 30 min. documentary on national television, Oct.

2013 Approximations in Grüntuch Ernst Dialoges, Distanz Verlag, Berlin, Aug.

2012 Malene Birkelund: Videnskaben lagt i blød, Fyens Stiftstidende, 19. Dec.

2012 Arne de Boer: Stand By for Hyperdrive, Text for Blue Devils exhibition, Nov.

2012 Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Kunsten.nu., Nov.

2011 Enter II, catalogue, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense.

2011 The Future Begins at Home, catalogue, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved.

2011 Dina Feilberg: Subtile Undersøgelser af Rum, Kunstmagasinet Janus, Juni.

2011 Arne de Boer: New Wounds, in Primitive Accumulation, catalogue, London.

2010 Estrangement City, Politiken, October 28th.

2010 Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Information, July 24th.

2010 Meditations on the Uncanny, catalogue, Lettre Publishing, Copenhagen.

2010 Kunsten at føle sig hjemme, radio-interview, P1 – Vita, May.

2009 Lettre International 20 Jahre Mauerfall (visual contribution), Berlin und Europa.

2009 Beyond Architecture – Imaginative buildings and fictional cities, p. 40-41. Edited by Lucas Freireiss, Gestalten Verlag, Berlin.

2008 Melting Barricades, Sleek Magazine, Berlin, Dec.

2008 The Way We Live Now (visual contribution), Lettre Internationale.

2008 Bente Scavenius: Klinisk renset for liv (review), Børsen, Aug.

2007 Torben Weirup: Udflugt til Blokland, Danish Art 07, Aschehoug, Copenhagen.

2007 Jesper Rasmussen: På Kant med Byens Dybder, Kunstmagasinet Janus, Sept.

2007 The Celeste Art Prize 2007, catalogue, London.

2006 Proverbs, catalogue, Portalen, Greve.

2006 Frontal/Sideways, catalogue, The Scandinavian House, Prague.

2005 May Misfeldt: Melting Barricades, Danish Art 05, Aschehoug, Copenhagen.

2005 Intimate Absence, Patrick Huse (ed.), Delta Press, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway,

2005 CCA Research Program 2004-2005, cataloque, Kitakyushu, Japan.

2004 Melting Barricades, catalogue, North Atlantic House, Copenhagen.

Publications

2019 Mentalscapes, monograph (192pages), Kerber Verlag.

2018 Louis Kahn in Denmark, A Mock Book, Copenhagen.

2018 House of Being, catalogue, Viborg Kunsthal.

2017 Endurance, A Mock Book, Copenhagen.

2015 Non-Philosophy and Contemporary Art, A Mock Book, Copenhagen.

2015 Mobile Verdener, A Mock Bock, Copenhagen.

2014 Generic Singularity, A Mock Book, Copenhagen.

2013 Propositions on Painting, A Mock Book, Copenhagen.

2011 Future Begins at Home, catalogue, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved.

2010 Meditations on the Uncanny, catalogue, A Mock Book, Copenhagen.

Commissions

2017 Retten i Roskilde, Den Hielmstierne-Rosenkronske Stiftelse, Denmark.

2015 Vestre Landsret, Ny Carlsberg Fondet, Denmark.

2013 Horisonter, site-specific painting, Middelfart Gymnasium.

2013 Approximations, in Dialoges, Gruntuch&Ernst, Distanz Verlag, Berlin.

2012 Det Komplementære Rum, The Science Building, Nyborg Gymnasium.

2012 Interferens, site-specific painting at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen.

2007 Eye-D, Carl Jakobsens Vej, Valby.

Collections

2019 Statens Kunstfond, Denmark.

2017 Swedish Art Counsil, Stockholm.

2016 Kastrupgaard Samlingen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2015 Novo Nordisk Art Collection, Denmark.

2014 Ny Carlsberg Fondet, Denmark.

2013 Horsens Gymnasium, Denmark.

2012 Statens Kunstfond, Denmark.

2009 Copenhagen City Counsil, Denmark

2008 Statens Kunstfond, Denmark

Private collections in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, USA and South Korea.

Other Activities

2019 'Artistic Processes', presentation at KADK, Institute for Architecture and Extreme Environments, 18th September. 

2019 'The Artist as World Citizen', lecture at Højskoledage, Christianshavn, Copenhagen, 2th September. 

2019 Presentation at Politikens Hus, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, 10th of April. 

2019 'Non-philosophy, Existence, and the Anthropocene,' Filosofisk Forum, 14th March, Copenhagen. 

2018 Presentation at Novi Sad Museum of Contemporary Art (14th of December) and Remont Gallery, Belgrade (15th of December). 

2018 Curator of exhibition 'Facing Concrete' with Christian Danielewitz, Gallery Kant, Copenhagen.  

2018 Art ExpoChigaco (solo-booth with Magnus Pettersen, Gallery Kant and Fold Gallery).

2018 Talk at Chart Art Fair, 2th September, Charlottenborg, with Justin McQuirk and Sam Jacob on ‘Copy Culture’.

2018 Aeroe Dog Days, ‘Burning Dog’, Aeroe.

2018 Space on the Move, workshop, Viborg Visual HF.

2017 Community of Contribution, workshop in Meta-design, Växjö University.

2017 Aeroe Dog Days, ‘Burning Dog’, Aeroe.

2017 Presentation at Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Gallery Kant.

2017 Scenario, Curator, groupshow at Gallery DGV, Svendborg.

2016 The Future is a City, Worhshop with Globale Gymnasier, Aarhus.

2016 Lecture: The Berlin Art Scene, Odense Central Library, 7.th Nov., Denmark.

2016 Disruption, metaphor workshop 6/7 th October at Tallinn University, Estonia (with Thomas Wiben Jensen and Harald Havsteen-Mikkelsen).

2016 Aeroe Dog Days – Art & Music Festival (co-organising with Jacob Fuglsang).

2016 Aeroe Art School (teaching) – Painterly Space.

2016 Lecture on Non-philosophy and Louis Kahn, Leth & Gori Projectspace, Copenhagen (12th of May).

2015 Mobile Worlds, public art project with Globale Gymnasier, Denmark.

2015 Heat, Art-demo with April Gertler, 31th of January, Berlin

2015 White Energy, curator, groupshow at Gallery Kant, Copenhagen.

2013 – 2015 Organiser of The Group Crit – a monthly session group where Berlin based artists and writers can present work and discuss new ideas.

2009 – 2010 Founder of Büro für UrbanPraktik with Boris Boll-Johansen.

2007 Co-organizer (with Andreas Harbsmeier and U-Turn) of Spaces of Desire, Desire for Spaces, a seminar with Roman Ondak and Ivaylo Ditchef, held at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

2006-2007 Co-organizer (with Andreas Harbsmeier and Lars Bang-Larsen) of Ideas and Processes: Four Conversations About the Making of Contemporary Art, held at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Participants: Miwon Kwon & Joe Scanlan; Claire Bishop & Phil Collins; Ina Blom & Tobias Rehberger; Diedrich Diederichsen & Judith Hopf.

Competitions

2016 Winner of public competition for design of facade of Valsemøllen, Esbjerg, Denmark. View here as pdf valsemøllen

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