Ane Lykke, Copenhagen

“ I believe in the importance of challenging our perception, by creating spaces and objects, which engage and stimulate us. The way I challenge our perception, is by creating less static surroundings, which are more willing to communicate, by means of layering and processing of materials, strengthened by light and motion.”

In forming light objects, the Danish artist and architect Ane Lykke focuses on how light can be shaped, filtered, and crystallized, thus becoming an object that conveys a subtle experience of luminosity.

Ane Lykke has a vast experience creating site-specific works and large-scale installations in public spaces. The works are often three-dimensional, creating illusions of depth and infinity. Ane Lykke creates spaces and objects that engage the viewers and users. The works are artistic and at the same time functional with a long-term sustainable quality. Besides her site-specific projects, Ane Lykke investigates form, materials and the properties of light and shadow in her one-off pieces that are made for exhibitions, galleries and private collectors.

Ane Lykke has made several important public commissions, such as the site-specific light Installation at the Rigshospitalet / National Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Site-specific Light Installation, Center for Cancer and Health, Copenhagen.

Ane Lykke has received numerous awards, honors and grants for her work, including The Danish Lightning Award, 2012 and The Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year working grant in 2010. At the award of the Danish Arts Foundation’s 3-year working grant, the jury stated: “The key to the pure, serene beauty of Ane Lykke’s works resides in her superb ability to play with the transition between the statically two-dimensional and the dynamically three-dimensional. (…) With their restrained simplicity, Ane Lykke’s works enter the souls of passersby as an unexpectedly strong and unforgettable poetic experience.”

2012- 2013 Master of Design. Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen
1998 Kawashima Textile School, Kyoto, Japan.
1991-1996 Academy of Fine Arts School of Design, Copenhagen

2017 – 2021 Chairman of the Committee for Design and Architecture, National Art
2014 – 2018 Board member, deputy, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Danish Arts Foundation Collection, Kumiko Light Object 2019
The Danish Lighting Award, nominated 2011
Danish Arts Foundation 3-year working grant 2010
Danish Arts Foundation 2004 / 2006 / 2008 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019
Danish Arts Foundation 2-year scholarship 2000
National Workshop 2002 / 2004 / 2005 / 2007/ 2010 / 2014 / 2015 / 2017
Beckett Fonden 2007
Hielm Stiernes Rosencroneske Stiftelse 2007
L.F. Foghts Fond 2005 / 2007
Augustinus Fonden 2005
Nordea Danmark Fonden 2005
Toyota Fonden 2005
Politiken Fonden 2005
Oticon Fonden 2005
Biennaleprisen, nomineret 2004
Esther og Jep Finks Mindefond 2002
Alex. Foss Industrifond 2000
The Sasakawa Foundation 1998 / 2002
Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond 1998 / 2005 / 2006 / 2017 / 2018
Gerda Hennings Mindelegat 1998 / 2000 / 2002
Det Reiersenske Fond 1998 / 2000
Ellen og Knud Dalhoff Larsens Fond 1998
Dansk Textilunions Legat 1994
E. Dohns Mindelegat 1994
Knuds Højgaards Fond 1994 / 1998

2018 Commission Musicon, Sound barrier, Roskilde, Denmark
2017 Scenography, Concert Hall Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen.Textile Façade, Spatial
Design, Perception and Design External supervisor Architect Dorte Mandrup and Designer Ane Lykke
2015 Commission Pedestrian Street, Site-specific « The Yellow Catwalk ». Odense, Denmark
2015 Commission Site-specific Light Installation, Center for Cancer and Health, Copenhagen
2013 Façade for a first-class car company, Denmark
2013 Open Competition, Mobile Pavilion to Stockholm City. Sweden
2011 Commission Site-specific Light Installation Rigshospitalet / National Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Lightbox, Artemide / GKK Architects Berlin, Germany
2008 Commission Culture House, Kulmøllen, Albertslund, Denmark
2007 Site-specific installation, Distorted, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Site-specific installation, Interiorshop Stilleben, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Site-specific installation, Mind the Gap, Dansk Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2000 Designer Traditional Japanese Techniques, Interiordesign Jurgen Lehl Tokyo, Japan
1998 Commission Bang & Olufsen global shop concept

2021 Radiant. Light and (e)Motion, Galerie Maria Wettergren
2020 The Mindcraft Project – Digital Exhibition
2020 Made by paper –  The Museum for Paper Art, Denmark
2020  TEFAF Maastrict
2019 Design Miami/ Basel
2019 PAD London
2019 A. Petersen Copenhagen
2017 Solo Show,  Reflected Light, Bagsværd ( Utzon ´s ) Church,  Denmark
2015 Galleri Super Object, Copenhagen
2008 Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2006 Solo Show, Mind the Gap, Danish Design Center
2005 NMWA, Washington
2004 Biennale, Art Museum North Jutland, Denmark
2004 SOFA Chicago
2002 SOFA Chicago
2002 Biennale, Trapholt, Denmark

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