• 2021
Paper, cyanotype
105 x 137 x 7 cm
Unique piece

    Seaweed Cyanotype
    2021
    Paper, cyanotype
    105 x 137 x 7 cm
    Unique piece

  • AK

    Born in 1968, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

    After graduating in 1997 from the textile faculty at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Astrid Krogh established her own studio the following year, where she started using optical fibers  to create woven textiles, thereby weaving with light itself. As colored light is transmitted through the fibers, the textiles change appearance and transform the spaces around them. Krogh’s point of departure from conventional textile design was not merely her fascination for light, but also her attraction to shape-morphing objects and shifting colorways. “I use light as both a material and a technology”, Krogh explains. “The presence of light is an essential component of my work. Light enables my textiles to pulsate, change patterns and create an entire spectrum of ever-changing colorways”.

    Few artists speak this refined language as fluently as Astrid Krogh, who uses light to describe aspects of nature that words simply cannot. The lingua franca in Krogh’s world describes the feelings evoked by the beauty of the dawn, and the emotions stirred when the sunset streaks extraordinary colors across the sky. Her vocabulary is nuanced by sensory experiences, which are articulated through a lexicon of color and light. Krogh’s vernacular encompasses the ripples that cause sunlight to sparkle on the surface of a lake, and the surging, blue tinted waves that change color as they break on the shore.

    Widely recognized as one of the most pioneering Scandinavian artists in the field of light installations and textile art, Krogh is working at the intersection between art, architecture and design. Krogh’s works have been exhibited in various international institutions, such as the Boston Fine Art Museum; Le Musée Eugène Delacroix, Paris; Tournai International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Belgium; Malmö Kunstmuseum, Sweden; the Tefaf Maastricht Fair, Holland and Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland. Krogh’s works are included in important museum collections, such as the Designmuseum Danmark and the 21C Museum International Contemporary Art Foundation. Krogh has been making monumental light installations and site-specific commissions for private and public collections, such as the 21C Museum International Contemporary Art Foundation in Cincinnati, the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen; the Longchamp Flagship store in Paris; the Danish University Center in Beijing, China, and the Maersk building in Copenhagen. Krogh’s pieces are published in important books about contemporary textiles, architecture and design, and the artist has won several prizes, including the Thorvald Bindesboell Medal, the Inga & Ejvind Kold Christensen Prize, the Annual Honorary Grant of the National Bank of Denmark, the Finn Juhl Architecture Prize and the CODA Awards.

    EDUCATION
    1992 — 1995 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Textile Department
    1995 — 1997 Institute for Product Design

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2021    Space Odyssey, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2016    Remembering Landscapes, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2015    National Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2012    SKY, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2011    Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2010    Gallery NB, Viborg, Denmark
    2006    Ideal House 2006, IMM Messe, Cologne, Germany
    2005    Potential Volumes by Light. Malmø Kunstmuseum, Malmø, Sweden
    2002    Tapeter. Det Dansk Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2000    Light Mail, Trapholt Museum of Contemporary Art, Kolding, Denmark

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2021    COSMOS. Design From Here and Beyond. CID Grand Hornu, Belgium
    2021    Matter at Hand, Hostler Burrows Gallery, New York, USA
    2021    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Switzerland
    2021    In A Slow Manner, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France
    2021    Radiant. Light and (e)Motion, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2020    Nouvelle Vague, Scandinavian Art & Design 1999-2020, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2020    TEFAF Maastricht, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    2019    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2019    PAD London, Galerie Maria Wettergren, London, UK
    2019    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2018    The Salon Art + Design, Galerie Maria Wettergren, New York, USA
    2018    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2018    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2017    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2017    PAD London, Galerie Maria Wettergren, London, UK
    2017    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2016    Design Nu, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2016    Remembering Landscapes. Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris. Solo exhibition
    2015    Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
    2015    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2015    Textile Art of Today, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2014    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2014    Designers Days, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
    2014    Building with Textiles, Textile Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    2014    PAD London, Galerie Maria Wettergren, London, UK
    2014    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2013    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2013    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2013    The Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013, The Netherlands
    2013    Mindcraft, Il Saloni, Milan, Italy
    2013    Installations Nordiques, Musée Nationale Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France
    2012    PAD London, Galerie Maria Wettergren, London, UK
    2012    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2012    Movements, Risør Kunstpark, Norway
    2012    Design Miami Basel, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel, Switzerland
    2012    Design Miami, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Miami, USA
    2011    PAD Paris, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2011    Tournai International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Tournai, Belgium
    2011    Design Miami, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Miami, USA
    2010    Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
    2010    It´s a Small World, Shanghai, China
    2010    Cosmos, KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
    2010    Il Saloni, Danish Crafts, Milan, Italy
    2009    Il Saloni, Danish Crafts, Milan, Italy
    2009    It´s a Small World, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2008    Il Saloni, Danish Crafts, Milan, Italy
    2007    The Biennale for Craft & Design, Kolding, Denmark
    2006    Honey I’m Home, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2005    5th Textile Art Biennale, Kaunas, Lithuania
    2005    Index 2005 Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2005    Konsthandverk 2005. Roda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden
    2005    Danish – Framing the Future of Design’, The Danish Center
    2005    Use It, Dansk Design Center, Tokyo, Japan
    2004    STUFF, Danish Crafts, Toronto, Canada
    2004    The 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland
    2003    Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
    2003    Derfor Danish Craft, Paustian, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2002    Fremtidens Tradition, Danish Craft, Paris, France
    2001    Young Nordic Design: The Generation X. Scandinavia House, New York Washington, Mexico, Finland (Design forum), Berlin (Det Nordiske Hus)
    2000    Danish Wave, China
    2000    Light Mail, Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark

    SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMISIONS / COLLECTIONS
    Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Trapholt Museum of Contemporary Art, Kolding, Denmark
    21C Museum International Contemporary Art Foundation, Cincinnati, USA
    The Danish Parliament, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nya Karolinsky Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, USA
    The Danish University Center, Beijing, China
    Longchamp, Paris, France
    Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Danish State Railways, Denmark
    2021     Rytm, Upssala Kommun, Uppsala Central Station, Uppsala, Sweden
    2021     Drottning Silvias, Nya Barn-och Ungdomssjukhus, Goteborg, Sweden
    2020    Løvfald Axeltorv, Nakskov, Denmark
    2020     Kansla av Vatten, Sunderby Hospital, Sweden
    2019     Goldenrod. University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, USA
    2018     A Square of the Universe. Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2018     Goldenrod, Albert B Chandler Hospital Lexington, USA
    2017     Commission, Church, Rigshositalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2017     Commission, Danish University Centre, Beijing, China
    2016     Commission, Children Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden
    2016     Commission, Church, Rigshositalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2015    Commission, Nya Karolinska Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
    2015    Commission Teglverkets School, Oslo, Norway
    2015    Commission, Malmø Högskola, Sweden
    2015    Commission, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Denmark
    2015    Commission, Printemps Paris, France
    2014     Commission, Longchamp, Paris, France
    2014     Commission, 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    2014     Sketch for Frederiksbergbyggeriet, Århus, Denmark
    2013     Askim Ungdomsskole, Norway
    2013     Sketch, Hospital Lillebælt, Denmark
    2012     Lightmail, 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    2012     Private commission, Morild, Paris, France
    2011     Kamelia, 4 x 4m Neontapestry, Kolding, Denmark
    2011     Sketch, Two Tunnels Project, Bath, UK
    2011     Sketch, Högskolen, Oslo, Norway
    2010    Myriad, 5 x 5m Light tapestry, Ceremony Room, Halden Prison, Norway
    2009    Vollsmose Kulturhus, 4 x 4m Light mobile, Odense, Denmark
    2009    Gigantium, 5 x 6m Neontapestry, Aalborg, Denmark
    2008    Flower of Life, Light mobile, Sittard Hospital, The Netherlands
    2007    Light fall, NRGI Aarhus (SHL architects) Light tapestry, Aarhus, Denmark
    2007    Flora. Kolding Commune, 12 x 11m Neon wallpaper, Kolding, Denmark
    2007    Coral, Birkerød Aktivitetscenter, 5 x 5m Swimming Pool Mosaic, Denmark
    2006    Snow flakes, Løvåsen Sykehjem, Bergen, Norway
    2006    Facade, 8 x 100m, Birkerød Aktivitetscenter, Denmark
    2006    Sketch, S. Gabbana, Portofino, Italy
    2005    Glasfacades, Frederiksberg Slots Ridehus, Denmark
    2005    Grønnegades Kulturcenter, Næstved. Neon tapestry, Denmark
    2003    Polytics, Neon Tapestry The Danish Parliament, Christiansborg, Denmark
    2003    Ornament. 2,6 x 3,6m Neon tapestry, The National Art Foundation, Denmark
    2002    Reception, DSB, Sølvgade. Glass facade in optic fibers, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2001    DSB, Sølvgade, 8 x 12m Carpet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2001    Mærsk Data A/S, Vibenhus Runddel. Steel & neon weaving. Copenhagen, Denmark
    2000    Design for Velux A/S, Denmark
    1999    The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
    1999    Diamanten, Copenhagen, Denmark

    PRIZES
    2016    CODA Awards
    2016    Finn Juhl prisen
    2013    Inga og Ejvind Kold Christensens Fonds hæderspris
    2012    Knud V Engelhardts Mindelegat
    2008    Thorvald Bindesbøll Medaljen
    2003    Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond
    2001    Martha og Paul René Gauguins Fond

    GRANTS
    2015    The Annual Honorary grant of the National Bank
    2012    Statens Kunstfond, Danish Solarfonden, udstillingslegat (+ 2006, 2009, 2011)
    2012    Augustinus Fonden (+2000)
    2011    Danish Crafts (+2007, 2009)
    2010    Grosserer L.F. Foghts (+2000)
    2007    Rejselegat, Kulturministeriets designpulje NON NOBIS FONDEN
    2006    Gammel Dok Pakhus, København (+1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
    2004    Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968 (+2002)
    2002    Statens Kunstfond´s 3-årige arbejdslegat
    2002    Thomas B. Thriges Fond
    2002    Augustinus Fonden
    2002    Politikenfonden
    2002    Arbejdslegat, Statens Værksteder for Kunst og Håndværk

    OTHER
    2014 – 2018 Chairman. Project Support Committee, Crafts & Design, Danish Arts Foundation
    2013    Board member for Denmark’s Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
    2010    Board member of Trapholt – Museum for art, design and Handicraft, Kolding
    2006    Boardmember of “Kulturkanonen”, Danish Ministry of Culture
    2005    Leader of workshop Northern Fibre 06, Finland
    2004    Curator, Biennale 2004 (Danish Craft)
    2000    Member of ‘Stroom’. Den Haags centrum voor beeldende kunst, Holland

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