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Sabine Wedege (b. 1993, sher/her, visual artist)

Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark


Upcoming/current

2024: Prismer: Riter og mørke, Skovhuset Kunst & Natur, Værløse, Denmark

2024: )The Stage(, SUPERMARKET 2024 Art Fair, RUM два, Stockholm, Sweden


Education

2023-2025: The New Centre for Research & Practice, Art & Curatorial Practice, Seattle, USA

2020-2021: Det Jyske Kunstakademi/Jutland Art Academy, MFA, Aarhus, Denmark

2018-2019: Универзитет уметности у Београду, Факултет ликовних уметности/Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu, Fakultet Likovnih Umetnosti/University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts, MFA, Belgrade, Serbia

2015-2018: Det Jyske Kunstakademi/Jutland Art Academy, BFA, Aarhus, Denmark


Educational programs/courses

2023: Frieze New Writers Programme, OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2022: WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO? - WCSCD, Belgrade, Serbia

2021-2022: SUSTAIN, Artist Digital Exchange, Aarhus Center for Visual Art (AaBKC)/Castlefield Gallery, Aarhus/Manchester, Denmark/UK

2020: Writing School, Forlaget Gladiator, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland


Residencies

2023: ARV.I, Vishovgrad, Bulgaria

2023: Slagteriet, Holstebro, Denmark 

2022: Konst i Halland, Varberg, Sweden

2022: Foundation Anne Grete, BKF, Fox-Amphoux, France

2019: Belgrade AIR, Center424, Belgrade, Serbia 


Selected exhibitions

2024: )The Stage(, SUPERMARKET 2024 Art Fair, RUM два, Stockholm, Sweden

2024: Prismer: Riter og mørke, Skovhuset Kunst & Natur, Værløse, Denmark

2023: TOP STAR, solo, OTTE, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023: Window Exhibition, solo, Baggen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023: This could be us, but you're so hardcore, big feelings club, festival, Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023: )The Library(, Juxtapose Art Fair, RUM два, Rå Hal, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark

2023: Spirefestival, Holbæk, Denmark

2023: Pagan Geopolitics, solo, Heerz Tooya, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

2023: Perron Ceremoni, Automatic Display, iOM, Copenhagen Central Station, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023: The Visual Artists Association (BKF), solo, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023: Salon46, rum46, Aarhus, Denmark

2023: It's Really Wheel, duo with Clara Jozefine Morks, se!, Aarhus, Denmark

2022: BLEED! BREED! BREAD!, solo, Center424, Belgrade, Serbia

2022: Muld (Soil), S&M (artist duo with Magdalene Solli), RUM два, Center424, Belgrade, Serbia

2022: Heksetrappen, solo, Heksetrappen (Strandvejen/Heibergsgade), Aarhus, Denmark

2022: LANDING 2022, Kunsthal Kongegaarden, Korsør, Denmark

2021: Present Tense, Afgang 2021, Jutland Art Academy, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

2021: RUNDGANG, Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus, Denmark

2020: *Letter*, Jutland Art Academy, Art Weekend Aarhus, Splab, Aarhus, Denmark

2020: 0, solo, RUM 10, ORAUM

2019: U dodiru sa, Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (MSUB/MoCAB), Belgrade, Serbia

2019: Ø-острво, solo, KC Magacin, Belgrade, Serbia

2019: Navigate River, solo, Art Room 1000fryd, Aalborg, Denmark

2018: Parliament of owls, murder of crows, 3rd year exhibition, Jutland Art Academy, Splab, Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus, Denmark

2017: 777, solo, The Demo Room at Galleri Image, Galleri Miel, AMOK, Aarhus, Denmark

2016: Interiør, 2nd year exhibition, Jutland Art Academy, Vesterbro Torv, Aarhus, Denmark

2016: Klumpglomerate, Jutland Art Academy, Art Weekend Aarhus, Splab, Aarhus, Denmark

2016: Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling (KP16), Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

2015: Den første, 1st year exhibition, Jutland Art Academy, Splab, Aarhus, Denmark

2015: Mørke Dage Festival, Aalborg, Denmark


Commissions

2018: Exhibition in the movie “Hunger”, Dionysus Media/Zentropa, Aarhus, Denmark

2016: Permanent decoration, TAPE, Aarhus, Denmark


Readings/performances

2024: Music performance with Peter Diego, Prismer: Riter og mørke, Skovhuset Kunst & Natur, Værløse, Denmark

2023: Audio, Performing Arts Forum (PAF), Summer University, domestic broadcast/radio station (Tom Lye), Saint-Erme, France

2019: Performance lecture, ORGANON Exhibition Space, Odense, Denmark

2016: Reading, Hvedekorn, Nordic Literature Festival, Helsingør, Denmark  

 

Publications/contributions/editorial

2023: Call the Bronze Age, they forgot their pictograms!, Triple Ambersand Journal (&&&)

2023: Frieze New Writers Pick the Best Shows to See in the Nordic, Critic's Guide, review

2023: Addenda, no. 10/11, magazine

2022: sustainartists.info, online zine and blog, SUSTAIN

2020: 0, book, ORAUM

2018: Hvedekorn 4, magazine for poetry and art, Rosinante & Co.

2016: Hvedekorn 3, magazine for poetry and art, Rosinante & Co.

 

Artist talks

2022: Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden

2022: Kunsthal Kongegaarden, Korsør, Denmark

2021: Aarhus Art School (Aarhus Kunstskole/Byhøjskolen), Aarhus, Denmark


Workshops/teaching

2023-2024: BKF course, "Share your art expertise with children" + workshop, "Still Life Toys", Gasværksvejens Skole, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023: Minipicasso (Hamar, Norway), assistant, workshop, Rusaly Orphanage, ARV.I, Vishovgrad, Bulgaria

2023: Slagteriet, workshop, "Sculpture making from non-traditional materials", Holstebro, Denmark

2023: It's Really Wheel, se!, workshop, "Wheel of Life meditation session", "Wheel of Fortune Object Circle", Aarhus, Denmark

2022: ŠKART Collective (Belgrade, Serbia), workshop contribution, "Egg Tray Replaced Archive", Home for Children and Youth, Bela Crkva, Serbia

2022: Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad (KKV), workshop, "Collecting materials", Varberg, Sweden

2021: Aarhus Art School (Aarhus Kunstskole/Byhøjskolen), visiting teacher, Aarhus, Denmark


Curatorial

2024: )The Stage(, SUPERMARKET 2024 Art Fair, RUM два, Stockholm, Sweden

2023: )The Exhibition( )The Library(, Juxtapose Art Fair, Laureta Hajrullahu, New Church (Nemanja Ciric & Sara Radulovic), Thermal Publishing House (Viktor Vejvoda), Gordana Zikic & Sabine Wedege, RUM два, Rå Hal, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark

2023: Wiehler's tapestries then and now, Daliborka Djuric, RUM два, KØN - Gender Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

2022: Subpoena, Heidi Nikolaisen, RUM два, Center424, Belgrade, Serbia

2022: Muld (Soil), S&M (artist duo with Magdalene Solli), RUM два, Center424, Belgrade, Serbia

2022: Archive Dinner, WCSCD, Ostavinska, Belgrade, Serbia


Grants

2024, 2023, 2022, 2021: Statens Kunstfond/Danish Arts Foundation (production grant)

2023: Statens Kunstfond/Danish Arts Foundation (residency)

2023: Certificate Scholarship (The New Centre for Research & Practice)

2022: Oticon Fonden (William Demant Fonden)

2019: Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse

2019, 2017: Ny Carlsberg Fondet


Member of

Kunstnersamfundet/The Danish Artist Society 

Billedkunstnernes Forbund/The Visual Artists Association (BKF)

Dansk Billedhuggersamfund/Danish Sculptors Society (DBS)

Organisationen for Kunstnere, Kuratorer og Kunstformidlere/Organisation for Artists, Curators and Mediators (UKK)

Foreningen for Samtidskunst (FSK)


Other

Curator at RUM два

Art mediator at mockrelic
Artist duo S&M (Sabine Wedege, Denmark & Magdalene Solli, Norway)


Artist statement


My interdisciplinary practice intertwines research and storytelling, primarily though sculpture as well as text, sound, and video – based on various of references, including esotericism, folklore, paganism, feminism, ecology, internet culture and technologies. The works merge associations found in history to our present - creating new constellations.

The process is research-based concerning artmaking, craft, materials, and their specific iterations in different social contexts, as well as different archiving and memory practices, in relation to a certain environment. Concept and materials are experimental and manifests itself as cheap, non-toxic, and sustainable materials, while latently staying between the traditional and the non-traditional in sculpture making. An increased curiosity towards local production, accessibility, and privilege. Finding source materials from phenomena, non-fiction, experiences, AI, etc. with the idea that historical elements can take shape through a series of cultural references and technologies by distorting trends – cutting, copying, and pasting different sources to create a pastiche of juxtapositions.

The composition of the works allows one to free oneself from epistemological structures, thereby opening the works. This encompasses an awareness and respect in imitation, as well as origin, but draws threads across culture, tradition, status, and age. In addition, there are repetitions and transformations of already existing sources – a sustainable approach with almost newly created iconographies, but also an approach that is fluid. The repetition and recognition are essential in the works to demystify, as the research is directly incorporated in the works – where a trust in familiar forms and objects enables the viewer to intuitively relate to the works. Following on from this, humor plays a significant role, as well as kitsch and pop aesthetics to loosen the layers of the reference ensemble. A kind of overload of materialism and cultures mixing, exactly as a reflection of modern society.


Sabine Wedege