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Cecilie Bendixen
Born in 1975 Denmark

Danish artist, Cecilie Bendixen, was born in Copenhagen in 1975 and lives and works in Askov, South Jutland, Denmark. Bendixen graduated as an architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2005, followed by a PhD in 2013. Her practice blends architecture, craft, art, and science to explore and experiment with natural phenomena. Often made from textile and constructed by hand, Bendixen’s work takes the form of spatial installations that capture and express intangible dynamics, such as space, sound, light and wind. The interplay between materials, process, form and environment guides her poetic approach to design and making.  Cecilie Bendixen has exhibited extensively internationally including at the World Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Madrid; Crafted Matter, Korea; Design Miami Basel and Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen. She was nominated for the Nordic Textile Awards in 2017, and the same year she received the Bindesboell Medal. Her works are held in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Danish Art Foundation; and the Galila Barzilaï-Hollander Collection, Brussels.

2013 PhD, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design / Kvadrat A/S
2005 Architect, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

Acquisitions and exhibitions
2021   Invited to the exhibition Autonomous Design at MAK, Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, with a new version of the work Textile House.
2021   Tentations. Sound absorbing textile sculpture. Permanent installation for Sankt Annæ Palæ, Copenhagen, bought by The Danish Building and Property Agency
2020   Cloud Formations. Four textile clouds. Bought by National Gallery of Victoria, Australien, for exhibition at the Triennial 2020 and for their permanent collection.
2019   Tentative Spaces. The Tents UNDER and OVER at FIAC hors les murs for Galerie Maria Wettergren. Place de la Concorde, Paris
2019   Phenomena. Sole exhibition at Galerie Maria Wettergren
2019   Textile House. Textile castet concrete sculpture. At Sculpture village Selde, curated by Marianne Jørgensen
2019   Aquisition of Volume (yellow) for The Royal Danish Ambassy in London. The Danish Art Foundation / udvalget for Kunsthåndværk og Design
2019   Canavese Constructions. Portable spaces of jute. The landscape festival Paessaggio.Art.Landscape. Italy
2019   Castles of beautiful things I found. Small shelters/sculptures for kindergarden Byleddet 22, Århus, Denmark
2018   Skibelundteltet. Travelling art school of Vejen Art Museum. Developed and raised in collaboration with visual artist Sophus Ejler Jepsen
2017   Amletical Places (Castle, House, Wall). Improvised tent constructions in the open landscape. The landscape festival Paessaggio.Art.Landscape. Italy
2017   Sun Disc. Lydabsorberende element til væg eller frit hængende. Udstillet på bl.a. The Salon, New York, PAD London, MINDCRAFT, Milano


Grants and awards
2019   Work grant. The Danish Art Foundation, Comitee for Crafts and Design
2018 – 2019   Participant at MINDCRAFT 2018 in Milan and CRAFTET MATTER 2019 with Sun Disc (Simpliciano)
2017   Project grant for Textile sound and space. The Danish Art Foundation, Committee for Architecture
2017   Participant at the exhibition Danish Design Now at The Design Museum Denmark with sound absorbing textile pendant.
2017   The Bindesboell Medall awarded by The Academy Council
2017   Nominated for Nordic Award in Textiles 2017


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