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 now live

and work in the outskirts of Aarhus, Denmark. My practice tends to originate 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 from plaster and wood. 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 arbejder jeg

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


2021   Uden navn, solo show, se! udstilling og projektrum, Aarhus, DK (may 2021)

2021   Ung dansk fotografi '20, group show, Phototek, Esbjerg, DK (january 2021)

2020  Kunsten at Tjene, group performance, Kvindemuseet, Art Weekend Aarhus, DK

2020  Ung dansk fotografi '20, group show, Fotografisk Center, København, DK

2020  Assorterede Horisonter, solo show, Godsbanen, Aarhus, DK

2018   Sour Life, group show, Fermenting Feminism/LAE, KADK, Copenhagen, DK

2018   Origin, collaboration with Maya Holliss, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK

2018   White Rabbits, group show, Wasps Studios, Glasgow, UK

2017   Malproksimeco, group show, In Situ, Antwerpen, BE

2016   Progression, group show, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, SE

2016   Minder om E-gangen, solo show, Snejbjerg Skole, Snejbjerg, DK

2016   25% Extra, group show, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, UK

2016   Syzygy, group show, Grace and Clarck Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2015   Soundstorage, collaboration with Mija Milovic, Selfstorage Room 0819, Copenhagen, DK

2015   Wet Denim Trackie, group show, SWG3, Glasgow, UK

2014   Metamorphorsens Odyssee, collaboration with Mija Milovic, Trinitatis, Copenhagen, DK




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Grants & Residencies


2021  Residency at Kirsten Kjærs Museum, Thy, DK (march 2021)

2020 Grant from Statens Kunstfond (Danish Arts Foundation), DK

2020 Grant from Kulturudviklingspuljen Aarhus Kommune, DK

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

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

2016  Grant from 'Friends of GSA Travel Bursary', Glasgow, UK

2016  Grant from Malericentralen, Snejbjerg, DK



Everything else


2020 Guest teaching analogue photography, Testrup Højskole, DK

2020 Artist talk at Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

2020 Assistent to artist Lisbeth Lyrstrand, Raadvad, DK

2020 Mentee of artist Mette Kit Jensen, Copenhagen, DK

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

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

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

2018  Maternity <3 

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