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Kaspar Bonnén, born 1968, works and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

Education

 

1993 – 1999 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

 

Represented in the following collections and museums

 

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Aarhus Kunstmuseum (ARoS), Aarhus, Denmark

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoej, Denmark

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

 

Public Art Commisions

 

City Court of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Amalienborg (winter residence of the Royal Danish Family), Copenhagen, Denmark TOP penis extender

The Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Supreme Court, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nykredit Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark

Herning Gymnasium, Herning, Denmark

DFVF (The Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research), Copenhagen, Denmark

Esbjerg Gymnasium, Esbjerg, Denmark

Roskilde University Center, Roskilde, Denmark

 

 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

 

2014

The Things We Hold, The Meaning That Haunts Us, bendixen contemporary art, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2013

The Past Will Never Leave You, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark

When Truth Is A Replica (Arkitektonisk Stuegang), Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

Show Me, Damp Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Everything Changes, Aarhus Kunstmuseum (ARoS), Aarhus, Denmark

 

2010

The Script, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Room Can Never be Closed, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

 

2009

Is it the walls uncovering my thoughts, or the mirror blurring, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2008

Invisible graffiti and other photographic works in progress, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2007

Sculptures Are the Shadows of Symbols, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

THE I MUSEUM and the revolution of our secrets, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sculptures Are the Shadows of Symbols, J.F. Willumsens Museum, Frederikssund, Denmark

Sculptures Are the Shadows of Symbols, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden

 

2006

There is a Path, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2004

Hjem Igen, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hjem Igen, The Danish Cultural Institute Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

2002

paintings, DCA Gallery, New York, USA

Kaspar Bonnén, Kunstforeningen GL. STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2001

Kaspar Bonnen & Jesper Christiansen, DCA Gallery, New York, USA (with Jesper Christiansen)

 

2000

Indretninger i Hukommelsen, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

1998

Room for Lost Knowledge, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

1997

Rhizom, Aarhus, Denmark (with Henrik Capetillo)

Nogen vil prøve anderledes smag, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, Denmark

X-files, www.artnode.dk

 

1995

Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Henrik Capetillo)

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

 

2014

Secret Garden, Gl Holtegård, Holte, Denmark

Virgin Production, Århus, Denmark

Django, Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark

Rekreation, Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark

Heerup I Midten, Heerup Museet, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2013

Streching Mind and Space (with Austin Eddy & Devin Troy Strother (both USA), Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

Giv os i dag… Når kunsten går i kirke, KØS, Køge, Denmark

 

2011

Lysets Land II, Ruths Hotel, Skagen, Denmark

Lerets samtid – keramik i international samtidskunst, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark

Air de Paris, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2010

Kunst til de Kongelige, Aarhus Kunstmuseum (ARoS), Aarhus, Denmark

A Flag for Every Occasion, WAS (Wonderland Art Space), Copenhagen, Denmark

De levende ord, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark

Fotografier, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Way, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

 

2009

Christmas group show – Nice sizes, good prices!, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

Entr’acte, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

THE PARTY, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Blomsten og Bien, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

It’s Raining Men!, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

Til Vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (Radiant Copenhagen, internet based project)

 

2008

Frelst Fiktion, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

Entre Pintura Abstracta y Figurativa. Arte Danés, Sala de Exposiciones del Centro Cultural de Aguirre, Cuenca, Spain

H20, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia

Eventyrhaven, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

 

2007

Contemporary Ceramics, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

SPEAK UP!, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Star of Africa, Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Kærlighed, Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg, Denmark

5 Years Anniversary Show, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2006

Golddiggers, Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland, groupshow with Kørners Kontor

 

2005

Frieze Art Fair, London, England

 

2004

Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

Det fortællende maleri, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark

Momentum Kunsthall, Moss, Norway

Password, Center for Contemporary Graphic Art, Fukushima, Japan

Dänemark-Skulptur und Installation, Kiel Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

Carnegie Art Award, Scandinavia and London, England

 

2003

Midlertidige Rum, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Familiebilleder, Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg, Denmark

 

2002

Oluf Høst i dialog med nutiden, Aarhus Kunstmuseum (ARoS), Aarhus, Denmark

Q, Kunstakademiets Udstillingssted

Blind Date, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

Carnegie Art Award, Scandinavia and London, England

 

 

Du er helt ny du er retro, Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark

Clausens Boghandel, Aarhus, Denmark

Take Off 20:01, Aarhus Kunstmuseum (ARoS), Aarhus, Denmark

StandartRum, Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers, Denmark

PP 48, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

Carnegie Art Award, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2000

Åbent hus, Ingeborgvej 24, Copenhagen, Denmark

Samspilsramte fænomener, Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle, Denmark

Something about painting, DCA Gallery, NYC, USA

Noget om malerier, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

UKS Galleri, Oslo, Norway

Decembristerne (guest), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

På sporet af…, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

1999

Big Red, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Platform 1:5, Islandsbrygge, Copenhagen, Denmark

Exit 99, Kunstforeningen GL. STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark

S-tog, projekt af Jesper Fabricius, The Netherlands

On paper, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark

Fremragende Attituder, Galleri Hallo!, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sleeping Politics, Albertslund Cityhall, Albertslund, Denmark

Sleeping Politics part 2, Street Sharks Biennale, Copenhagen, Denmark

Når mænd går hjem, Phoenix, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Tal R and Per Mølgaard)

 

1998

The White Loop, Part of “Achipelago”, By Pars Electronic, Søhistorisk Museum, Stockholm, Sweden (with Fos and Tal R)

Hvis det var dig der kom til et fremmed sted, Tümbola, by Pars Electronic, Århus Festuge. Aarhus, Denmark (with Fos and Tal R)

In matter of Space, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Space is a Personal Matter – jeg spurgte hende om vi skulle elske, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Saaby, Denmark

 

1997

90’er modernisme, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Politisk Kunst, Skulpturer, Sofa Kunst, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kom Maj Du Søde Milde, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

1996

LÖWENBORG-maleri anno 1996, Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen, Denmark

Simple Sample, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Det Nye Kvarter, By Pars Electronic, Copenhagen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (with Fos & Tal R)

 

 

 

Publications

 

2010

Skabelser, poems, texts, Arena Forlag

The room can never be closed, catalogue, Kunsthallen Brandts

Meta Collection Center, program/catalogue, Kunsthallen Brandts

 

2008

There is a Path, selected works

 

2007

Arkitektur & andre værelser vi kan bygge sammen, texts, Borgens Forlag

 

2005

Photos/Drawings, artbook

Architecture, texts

 

2001

Inventarium, poetry, Borgens Forlag

 

2000

Træning – øvelser for rum, poetry, Borgens Forlag

 

1999

Sovende politik; thoughts on beds, dreams, politics and reality

Platform no. 2 & 4

Det nye kvarter, texts and poetry, Borgens forlag

 

1998

Homelamps in the neighborhood, CD, Music and soundcollages for the exhibition White Loop, Pars Electronic

X-files 2; letters from my mother, personal reflections and diary notes in connection with a personal upheaval, own publication

 

1997

Vælg alt, poetry, Gyldendals forlag

X-files, texts and drawings about the art world, Pars Electronic

 

1996

Det Nye Kvarter, CD, Pars Electronic

 

1995

Collective Computerdrawings, Kaspar Bonnén & Jasper Sebastian Stürup, own publication

 

 

Grants of honour

 

2008

Eckersberg-Medaillen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts