Kirstine Roepstorff

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Leaving the In-between

Leaving the In-between
Collage, photocopy, tissue paper, cutouts, confetti, pears, glitter, beads, stolen images
50 x 30", 2005

Removing the Guards

Removing the Guards
Mixed media collage, photocopy, beads, sequins, glitter, fabric, plastic, metallic tape, confetti, cutouts, glue on paper
44 x 50", 2004

The Reflected Self

The Reflected Self
Mixed-media collage - glass, fabric, paper vinyl

Diptych (approx.) 45 x 12", 2007


* 1972 in Denmark. Lives and works in Berlin


Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff now living in Berlin creates who creates mixed media collages and assemblages. Many of her pieces are a mediation on ethics and morality. Her approach to collage can be seen as an experimental philosophical strategy. At the heart of it is the cutting out of images, with the resulting positive and negative spaces carrying traces of the other. It's from here that the artist has come up with her own slogan: "Everything matters, even if it doesn't seem to." She will be representing Denmark in the Venice Bienniale 2011.



1994 - 2001 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 
1999 - 2000 Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA), USA


Solo exhibitions

Illuminating Shadows, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie im Taxispalais with Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Innsbruck/Schwaz, Austria


Nuit: Sun forms of beneath, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, MUSAC, Leon, Spain
Rainbows, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen


Rocks, Patricia Low, Gstaad, Switzerland
The End Was Yesterday, Kunstraum Innsbruch + Galerie, Switzerland
The End Was Yesterday, Autocenter + Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany


It's Not the Eye of the Needle That Changed-The Self, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
It's Not the Eye of the Needle That Changed-The Time, Drawing Center , New York, USA


Artissima 13, Turin, Italy 
A Handful of Once, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
A Handful of Once, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK


The Queen of Diamonds, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
1 1/2", Peres Projects, LA, USA
King of Crash and the Untouchables, Longdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada


Twist, Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Bohuslän, Sweden (with Nils Erik Gjerdevik)
The Flat , Milan, Italy (with Kristoffer Patau)
The Royal Danish Embassy, Berlin, Germany

Desolation of the Beast Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hidden Truth , West Sealand Museum for Contemporary Art, Sorøo, DK (with Judith Ström)


The Ambiguity of... Nano Gallery, Paris, France 
Sparwasser, Berlin, Germany (with Kirsten Pieroth)
My World Does Not Exist Esbjerg Museum of Contemporary Art, Esbjerg, DK*)


My World Does Not Exist Gallery Hallo, Copenhagen, DK


Where are the straight lines? Gallery Phoenix, Copenhagen, DK
Vaskeri - The Biennial - Street Sharks, Copenhagen, DK*)


Don't change color while I'm talking to you , Saison, Hellerup, DK


Guerilla your dreams, Gallery Cambells Occasionally, Copenhagen, DK


Selected group exhibitions

A Flag for Every Occasion, WAS-Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
Germania, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
De levende ord, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, DK


Christmas group show - Nice sizes, good prices!, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Metal Postcard - Mittageisen, September Gallery, Berlin,


Off Men, For Men, By Women, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany
Personal Protocols and Other Preferences, curated by Maria Lind, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
Ausländer in Berlin, curated by Margherita Belaief, Citric Gallery, Brescia, Italy
The Triumph of Painting: Germania, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Eurasia. Geographic Cross-Overs in Art, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea die Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy
Home is the Place you Left, Trondheim Museum of Arts, Trondheim, Norway, curated by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Botanisk forvandling, Vejle Museum, Vejle, Denmark
The Map is not the territory, Esbjerg Kunst museum, Esbjerg, Denmark
U-turn, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Socialdemocrazology, White Nights, Jones & Truebenbach Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Citric, Brescia, Italy
Danskjävlar - en svensk kærlighedserklæring, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


Fit to print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
Cosmic Dreams (curated by Dr. Friederike Nymphius), Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain
Formalities (curated by Maria Lind), IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden 
Gravity's Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens, Greece
What Glue Do You Use?, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France 
Poker, Galerie Monica de Cardenas, Germany
Freedom of Expression, Argos/K. Gregos
The Lost Moment, Kunstfabrik, Berlin, Germany
The star of Africa, Patricia Low, Gstaad, Switzerland 
Fuck Off Macho Painter Scum, Prague Biennale 3, Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
The Subject of the West: Between Two Deaths, ZKM-Karlsruhe, Germany
5 years anniversary show, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark


Regarding Denmark, Ieana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece
Panic room , DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece
Cluster, Espacio El Particular, Centro Historico, Mexico City, Mexico
When the moon shines on monshine, Breeder, Athens, Greece
Happy Believers, Werkleitz' Halle, Germany 
Ortsbegehung 12 - Reality in General is Almost unavoidable, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Exportable Goods, Krinzinger 
Projekte, Vienna, Austria*)
The Cluster, Participant Gallery, New York, USA
Golddiggers, Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland, February
Mountains, Herning Kunstmuseum
Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Normalization, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmoe, Sweden
The Real and The Fantastic, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fantastic Politics, The National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
Sea Change/Undo Redo, Friedericianum, Kassel, Germany
Werkleitz Biennial, Halle, Germany


Critical Societies, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany 
Hanging in a thread, The Moore Foundation, Miami, USA
Karl Holmquist + Reala, Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Sweden
Populism : 
- National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
- Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 
- Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
- Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS, Denmark, Aarhus
Wunderwelt no.2, dust pieces, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK


Black Friday, Galleri Johanna Kamm, Berlin, Germany
Den Permanente, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark
I feel mysterious today: 
- Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA 
- Aqua Gallery, Miami, USA
Momentum , Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Som modlys og andre overvindelige forhindringer, Bornholms Kunsthal, Nexø, Denmark 
SUPERDANISH, Toronto, Canada


Retreat, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
Nostalgic Real, Galerie MüllerDeciara, Berlin, Germany
Out to grass, Galerie Koch & Kesslau, Berlin, Germany
Southbound, Berlin, Germany*)
Playschool, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark


On a clear day, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK*) (coop. With N. Recke)
Gru & Glæde, det religiøse museum, Lemvig, DK*)
Somewhere in between good and evil, Silverstein Gallery, NYC, US
small, Nano Gallery, Paris, France
Der Dritte Sector II, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (with women at the pub) *)
Private living , ZDF, Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal*)
Et halvt billede, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, DK *)
Et halvt billede, Randers Art Museum, Randers,, Randers, DK*)


Nordisk bienniale, Rote Fabrik, Göteborg, Sweden*)
Stalke out of Space, Jubilæumsudstilling, Stalke Gallery Copenhagen, DK*)
Take Off 20:01, århus Art, Museum århus, DK*)
Værk, Knapstrup Teglværk, Knapstrup (with N. Recke) DK*) 
Standard RUM, Randers Art Museum, Randers, DK *)
Der Dritte Sector, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany*)
Bastard, Lawoffice, Chicago, US


Efterårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg exhibition space for contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK*)
På sporet af... Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Infinito Botanica - a project by Franco Mondini-Ruiz, NYC, USA
PIX Lance Fung Gallery, NYC, USA
Ambassaden, Ambassaden, Copenhagen, DK
Efterårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK*)
EXIT, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, DK*)


Laterna Nordica, A.I.F.A.C. Gallery, New Delhi, India
Redman, Michael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Afkalkning I, Kunstkonditoriet, Soyakagefabrikken, Copenhagen, DK
vaskeri, Street Sharks, A biennial of young Danish site specific art, Copenhagen, DK*)
Go-go, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, DK*)
Visions of Periphery, Carlos Falchi Gallery, NYC, USA*)
PROMS IV, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK*)


Boomerang, Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK*)
Jukebox project, Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK*)
Art Genda, Biennial of Young Artists Around the Baltic Sea, Stockholm, Sweden*)
Pakhus,Momentum, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway*)
Videotek, RUM 46, århus, DK*)
Kørners Kontor, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, DK*)
Bad Hash, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, DK*)
Flora fobi, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK*)
Wrapped, Art Museum of West Sealand, Sorø, DK*)
Andersens Wohnung, Andersens Wohnung, Berlin, Germany


The End, Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen, DK
Sofa Kunst, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, DK
Polititisk Kunst, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, DK
Kvinder på bar, Live event, The Moose Bar, Copenhagen, DK
Sheep with no meadows, Exhibition space of The Royal Academy, Copenhagen, DK
Ex-centric, Vordingborg, DK 
Insomnia, Kvinfo, Copenhagen, DK


Convoy, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, DK
UPDATE, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, DK
Book project, Berlin, Germany
EXILES, Exhibition space of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, DK*)
Forum Gallery, Malmö, Sweden


Las Vegas Grand Opening, Copenhagen, DK
Hotel Inter - Las Vegas, Istanbul, Turkey
Sculpture park, Billund, DK*)


Art Library, Sønderborg, DK
N.K.O.T.B., Gallery Saga Basement, Copenhagen, DK*) a catalogue has followed the exhibition


Other productions

Public art project, wall décor, Kulissefabrikken, The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark


Home for Lost Ideas, book project by Catherine Griffiths and Daniele Rees
Public art project, wall décor, Aarhus University Dept. of Sport and Engineering, århus, Denmark


Project for Deutsche Bank for Frieze Art Fair, London, UK


Public art project, facade decor, Vejlåparken, Ishøj, Denmark


A4 gallery, initiated by the national broadcasting and television of Denmark
28/7/03 Picture feature in the 'op ed' of 'Politiken' Danish newspaper. 
Outdoor Poster project in Brandenburg, Germany.


Selected Catalogues

Nuit: Sun forms of beneath, Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark


The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, published by JRP Ringier, MUSAC, Leon, Spain


Fleur du Mal (DADDY magazine no. 3), Peres Projects
It's Not the Eye of the Needle that Changed, Exhibition catalogue, Drawing Center, New York


Populism, published by Lucas and Steinberg, New York, USA


Who Decides Who Decides, Berlin, Germany


Southbound, Berlin, Germany*)
Playschool, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK*)


On a clear day, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK 
Gru & Glæde, det religiøse museum, Lemvig, DK*)


My world does not exist , Esbjerg Museum of Contemporary Art, Esbjerg, DK
Take Off 20:01 , århus Museum, århus, DK
Nordisk bienniale , Göteborg, Sweden*)
Stalke out of Space, Jubilæumsudstilling", Copenhagen, DK*)


PROMS IV, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK


Wrapped, Art Museum of West Sealand, Sorø, DK
Pakhus, Momentum, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway


Selected magazine reviews and articles

IDmagazine, May, 2008.
monopol, March, 2008
monopol, Nr. 6, December, 2006
Wonderland, December, 2006


Museums & larger collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Saatchi Gallery, London
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Collection of Contemporary Drawings
DESTE foundation, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece
The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK
The National Art Foundation, DK
Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, DK
Esbjergs kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK 
Faarup collection, DK
Djurhuus collection, DK
Danske Bank, DK
Nykredit, DK


Grants of honour

Zartmanns legat

The National Art foundation grant