Visual Artist

Lotte Bækgaard (member of BKF)

b. 1988, Denmark 



Statement


I am a visual artist working within the fields of analog photography, sculpture, performance and

installation. I am educated at The Glasgow School of Art and Valand Academy, and I currently live

and work in the outskirts of Aarhus, Denmark. My practice originates from personal experiences

rather than conceptuel interests (however there are exceptions to this), and I always keep a

sketchbook - as being conscious about my process is a major part of my practise.

In the past I have been investigating the fragility between human relations and what sits on the border

of place, self and other. Currently I am occupied with spatial qualities, and am working on sculptures

made in plaster and inspired by motherhood. Besides this I keep returning to themes like family,

relations, nature and human mentality. 

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Jeg er billedkunstner uddannet fra The Glasgow School of Art og Akademin Valand, og jeg beskæftiger

mig med skulptur, installation, performance og analogt fotografi. Min tilgang veksler mellem at være

intuitiv og eksperimenterende samt konceptuel, og sketchbogen er et vigtigt værktøj for mig og en stor

del af mit virke. Generelt tager min praksis udgangspunkt i mine personlige erfaringer, men drager

så vidt muligt forbindelser til det universelle. Jeg er optaget af grænseområder, kropslige såvel som

mentale, og hvad der ligger på vippen mellem selvet og omverdenen.

Aktuelt er jeg inspireret af moderskabet og arbejder med installationer og skulpturer med rumlige

og performative kvaliteter. Udover det, vender jeg altid tilbage til emner som vedrører familie,

relationer, natur og menneskets psyke.



Education


2014  -  2018   BA Fine Art Photography, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

           2016   Exchange programme, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, SE             

           2013   Photography Foundation, Copenhagen School of Film and Photography, Copenhagen, DK

2010  -  2013   BA History and Literature, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK

           2012   Exchange programme, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, IS



Exhibitions & Performances


2021

Sour Life 2.0, solo show, Kh7 Smallspace, Aarhus Artspace, Aarhus, DK

Kunsten at Tjene, performance, Den Frie Udstillinsbygning, Cph Stage, København, DK

Tilstand, solo show, se! udstillings- & projektrum, Aarhus, DK

Ung dansk fotografi '20, group show, Phototek, Esbjerg, DK


2020 

Kunsten at Tjene, performance, Kvindemuseet, Art Weekend Aarhus, DK

Ung dansk fotografi '20, group show, Fotografisk Center, København, DK

Assorterede Horisonter, solo show, Godsbanen, Aarhus, DK


2018   

Sour Life, group show, Fermenting Feminism/LAE, KADK, Copenhagen, DK

Origin, duo show with Maya Holliss, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK

White Rabbits, group show, Wasps Studios, Glasgow, UK


2017 

Lumnious Bodies, group show, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, CA

Malproksimeco, group show, In Situ, Antwerpen, BE


2016   

Progression, group show, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, SE

Minder om E-gangen, solo show, Snejbjerg Skole, Snejbjerg, DK

25% Extra, group show, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, UK

Syzygy, group show, Grace and Clarck Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, UK


2015   

Soundstorage, duo show with Mija Milovic, Selfstorage Room 0819, Copenhagen, DK

Wet Denim Trackie, group show, SWG3, Glasgow, UK

Retraction, Richmond Building, Glasgow, UK


2014   

Metamorphorsens Odyssee, duo show with Mija Milovic, Trinitatis, Copenhagen, DK


2013   

Afgang, Kbh Film & Fotoskole, group show, Carlsbergbyen, Copenhagen, DK



Grants


2021 Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen, Aktiviteter til Vækstlagets Aktører (Fotomøde II)

2021  DBF Ophavsretsfond, Kick-startlegat (Arbejdslegat)

2021  Funch Fonden, Projektstøtte (Kunsten at Tjene)

2020 Statens Kunstfond (Danish Arts Foundation), Værkproduktion (Sertraline)

2020 Aarhus Kommune, Kulturudviklingspuljen (Assorterede Horisonter)

2016  Friends of Glasgow School of Art, Travel Bursary (Udveksling Akademin Valand)

2016  Malericentralen, Værkproduktion (Minder om E-gangen)



Residencies


2021  Residency at Kirsten Kjærs Museum, Thy, DK

2020 Residency at Tranum Strandgård Kunst- og Kulturcenter, Jammerbugten, DK

2017  Residency at 'Luminous Bodies', Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands, Toronto, CA



Everything Else


2021  Maternity <3

2021  Artist talk at Phototek, Esbjerg, DK

2020 Guest teaching analog photography, Testrup Højskole, DK (2020 - ongoing)

2020 Artist talk at Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

2020 Mentee of artist Mette Kit Jensen, Copenhagen, DK

2020 Assistent to artist Lisbeth Lyrstrand, Raadvad, DK

2020 Artist with 'Bank of Materials', Institut for X, Godsbanen, Aarhus, DK      

2019  Art guide and educator, HEART Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, DK (2019 - ongoing)

2019  Participant at 'Fast Forward: Women in Photo', Research Project at UCA Farnham, UK

2019  Maternity <3 (2018 - ongoing)

2018  Artist talk at Copenhagen School of Film and Photography, DK

2017  Volunteer as art teacher, Børnekunst, Osram Huset, Copenhagen, DK

2017  Working at Frilandsmuseet, Openair Museum, Sorgenfri, DK (2017-2018)

2016  Volunteer as art teacher, Girlz United, Copenhagen, DK

2016  Volunteer as custodian, Oxford House, Glasgow International

2016  Assistant to artist Kate V. Robertson, Glasgow, UK