Signe Emdal Portrait

Signe Emdal, b. 1979, Denmark

Danish artist, Signe Emdal, characterizes herself as a textile composer, transforming emotions and ambiances into tangible constructions in textile, in an attempt to make a smoother way to collaborate in today’s hectic world. Her unique works transcend their materiality in reference to historic objects, nature, spaces and cultural textile heritage. Her process is both a marriage of traditional cultures and new innovative textile structures that she develops herself. The nomadic journey of textile culture and women’s craft that emerges from different cultures and landscapes and migrates over centuries from country to country is characteristic of Emdal’s practice. Each new work invites a new technique, which takes its departure from the previous one. The individual processes that she creates are called “Fusion Techniques”.

Signe Emdal trained at the Designskolen in Kolding, Denmark, where she specialized in Jacquard knitting techniques and conceptual structures. Emdal has exhibited internationally with notable exhibitions including the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark; Gallery Direktorenhaus, Berlin, Germany; National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; and most recently at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy.



2002—07 MA in Textile design at Designskolen, Kolding, Denmark

Jacquard knitting techniques & conceptual structures



2019 Anna´s Roots at Skagens Museum, Skagen, Denmark

2011 Knitted Silence Experience, Direktorenhaus Berlin, Germany

2010 Knitted Silence Experience, Grønbechsgaard, Denmark

2008 Deve Architects, Copenhagen Denmark



2022 Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland

2022 Arden Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2022 Homo Faber, Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy

2020 Mimosa Memory at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark

2019 Inner Garden Series & Touch Material, Chart Design

2019, Copenhangen, Denmark  2019 Is This Colour? at Round Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 Lake Como Design Fair, Como, Italy

2018 Textiel Lab, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2017 Danish Design Makers, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2016 National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

2016 Danish Design Makers, Cologne, Germany

2015 Textiel Lab, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2015 National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 Pictoplasma X Miss Lotion, Berlin, Germany

2008 Forårsudstillingen Charlottenborg, Denmark



2022 Artscape Toronto, Canada

2022 Statens Værksteder For Kunst & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021 Villa Gress, Møn, Denmark

2020 Statens Værksteder For Kunst & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020 Klitgården Refugium, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019 Travel & Talk, Chicago & Detroit, USA

2019 Statens Værksteder For Kunst & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019 Artscape Toronto, Canada  2018 Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland

2018 Artscape Toronto, Canada

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