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Cecilie Bendixen
Born in 1975 Denmark

Drawn  to natural  phenomena, Danish artist, Cecilie Bendixen, poetically explores the way in which essential dynamics can be captured by her textile sculptures and installations though different materials and methods. Materials themselves often guide Bendixen through her empirical practice, where she gains inspiration from movement and form through touch and sight,  carefully  observing  how  a  material  can  be  approached.  Bendixen  considers  the  different qualities that make it unique: its shape, texture, strength, how it looks when it is fixed, and how it can interact with natural dynamics.

Cecilie Bendixen’s interdisciplinary approach to art, involving science, design, crafts and architecture  makes  her  an  important  contributor  to  the  contemporary  art  scene. Bendixen graduated  as  an  architect  from  The  Royal  Danish  Academy  of  Fine  Arts, School  of Architecture in 2005, followed by a PhD in 2013.  In 2017, she was nominated for the Nordic Textile Awards, and the same year she received the Bindesboell Medal. Her works are part of important private and public collections, such as the National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne; the  Galila  Barzilaï-Hollander  Collection,  Brussels, and the Danish Art Foundation. Exhibitions include the World Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Madrid; Crafted Matter, Korea; Design Miami Basel; Rundetaarn, Copenhagen; FIAC Hors les Murs, Paris, and the NGV 2020 Triennial.


EDUCATION

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


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2020 NGV Triennial 2020, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
2020 TEFAF Maastricht, Netherlands
2019 FIAC Hors les Murs, Paris
2019 Phenomena, Solo Show, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris
2019 Galerie Maria Wettergren, Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland
2019 Participating CRAFT & MATTER, selected design exhibition, Korea, arranged by the Danish Arts Foundation
2019 Invited to World Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art in Madrid, September 2019 for exhibition, conference and Masterclass at IED, Design School of Madrid
2019 Site specific concrete / textile installation at Art Village Selde, Denmark, September 2019
2019 Invited to Deep Forest Artland to exhibit the Skibelund Tent and do workshops at the festival INGRID
2018 Mindcraft, Milan,
2018 Galerie Maria Wettergren, Design Miami/Basel, Basel
2017 Galerie Maria Wettergren, The Salon Art + Design, New York
2016 Draperet Nimbostratus (version II). Permanent installation private collection, Virginia USA
2016 Galerie Maria Wettergren
2016 Hanging Waves, Sound absorbing lamp. Denmark’s Tekniske Universitet
2016 Slinky Tubes, Sound absorbing lamp. Denmark’s Tekniske Universitet
2015 Galerie Maria Wettergren, THE SALON ART+DESIGN, New York, United States
Galerie Maria Wettergren, PAD London, United Kingdom
Galerie Maria Wettergren, Design Miami/Basel, Basel, Switzerland Fugl Fønix, Saxkjøbing Sukkerfabrik, Sakskøbing, Denmark
Lys object at Gallery Superobjekt, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Open Window Units, Nicolai, Kolding, Denmark
2012 Under en Sort Sol, Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2019 Winner of small contest to do a permanent installation at Skanderup Boarding School, Denmark
2019 Danish Arts Foundation, Work Grant
2014 Denmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Fund (in collaboration with fashion designer Laura Baruël)
2012 Denmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Fund
2012 Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding (coll. with artist Sophus Ejler Jepsen)
2012 Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Crafts and Design Project Funding
2012 Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Architecture Grants and Project Funding
2006 Artist of the year in Fredericia
2003 Residency at Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Norway

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