Short bio

Contemporary danish artist, working with embroidery, gouache and watercolor on paper. Inspired and informed by sci-fi, spiritual rituals and longings for other worlds.

My works are equal parts embroidery/textile objects and painting with watercolor/gouache on paper or cotton. I am focused on formal investigations, based on spiritual experiences and cultivate a growing interest in art's potential to create new insights and deep sensory experiences. 

Alongside my practice, I have acted as a in-house artist, teacher and artistic consultant in many different contexts and I have run an international residency in Berlin, together with a group of other artists. 

I have continuously exhibited at home and abroad. I build community and share about my process, methods and materials and sell my works to interested parties on Instagram.

Education

 

Funen art academy, 2002-2008

Arts and Crafts teachers education,  1998-2001 

Work



  • Self-employed art consultant in Cecilia de Jong SPACE from 2020- now 
  • Member of the Middelfart Art Council and freelance art advisor 
  • Workshop facilitator "Vulva embroidery" i.a. at Kunstmuseum Brandts, Femi Festival and Nyborg Gymnasium 2023 
  • Lecturer at Ærø Art College, summer course 2023 
  • Project manager and cultural consultant, Cultural Region Funen from 2015 - 2020 
  • In house artist of several occasions, i.a. at daycare and at the youth psychiatric department. 
  • Teacher and tour guide at Brandts from 2012-2014 
  • Co-founder and financially responsible for the international artist-run research and residency initiative "The Berlin Office" in the period 2006-2010

Exhibitions

selected from 2003 - upcoming

2024 

Invited as guest to Den Fynske Forårsudstilling, SAK, Svendborg. Opening saturday april 20th.

Opening af the installation of two works at the Institute for Molecular biology and Genetics, University of Aarhus.  Acquired by the Danish Art Foundation.

2023

Presentation of works and proces on Instagram

2021

SUMMER 21, Galleri Sandberg, Vestergade 102, Odense C

DE TRÅDE, DER BINDER OS SAMMEN, Bakkehuset, Frederiksbergmuseerne, Frederiksberg.

2020

Uden titel, Helmer Design og Antik, Pantheonsgade, Odense C.

Processen Co-kurator, Skitsehandlen, Faaborg, DK

Solo

2019

de Jong/Skovgaard, Skitsehandlen, Faaborg, DK

 Masker - i relation til Bauhaus, Danish architecture                 festival/Odense, DK

2011

Fuglesilhuetter version II, Bull Mengers, Laven, DK

Fruits Sculpture Workshop, Open Engagement Conference, Portland, Oregon, US

2009

Recording documentation, Gudruns Salon, Kbh., DK

2007

Far og Børn Band Jam, Kooh i Noor, Kbh., DK

Group

2018

Hotel existence, vær. 3, Videbæk Hotel, Videbæk, DK

Finale, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, Videbæk, DK

2013

24 Spaces, a Cacophony, Malmø Kunsthal, Malmø, Sverige, SE

2011

Promised Land - Identity, belonging, and the desire to escape to a new world, Neukölln, Berlin, DE

2008

In Case We Die - afgangsudstilling, det FynskeKunstakademi, Brandts, Odense, DK

Urban pedestals, Surburban pedestals, Helsinki, FI

Myth Tomorrow, FAA Project Room, Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Odense, DK

2007

Performing Identity, Art after aesthetic Distance, Regina, CA

Deadpan exchange II, Superbien, Berlin, DE

drinking, sleeping, dinning...., Olivia Holm Møllerog Jens Nielsen Museet, Holstebro, DK

Free Space, Sønderboulevard, Kbh., DK

2006

Art Grand Prix, del af: Days of Art and Love, Odense, DK

2005

Skifter, Trapholt, Kolding, DK

2004

Opgang 37, Sjællandsgade, Kbh. N, DK

Censored exhibitions

2004

Spring04, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, DK

2003

Kunstnernes Paaskeudstilling, ÅrhusKunstbygning, Århus, DK

Curator

2020

Processen, Skitsehandlen, Faaborg, DK. (kurator på udstillingsrække)

Grants and bibliography

Selected 2004 - current 

2022

Work Grant, The Danish Art Foundation

Two works acquired by The Danish Art Foundation

2021

Work Grant, The Danish Art Foundation

Funding for school project with students, The Danish Art Foundation

2012

Travel grant from The Danish Art Foundation, research travel to Beirut, Libanon.

2011

Participation in the International  conference “Open-engagement” in Portland, Oregon, USA with funding from The Danish Art Foundation

2008

Participation in the international conference “Art after aesthetic distance” in Regina, Canada, with funding from The Danish Art Foundation

2004

Travel grant from New Carlsberg Foundation, research trip to San Francisco, USA

Bibliography

2018

3 - om udstillingen på værelse 3, på Westergårds hotel, Line Mengers kurator på VK

2012

Find historien I naturen og leg et kunstværk – inspirationshæfte til daginstitutioner og børnefamilier udgivet af Rødovre Kommune            

2010

Ud med kunsten, udstillingskatalog udgivet af Kulturregion Fyn

2009

Gift (part of the project Obviously, It´s Not Obvious), Lotte Juul Pedersen, udgivet af Zavod P.A.R.A.Z.I.T.E, Ljubljana                                  

2008 

In Case we die, udstillingskatalogudgivet af Det Fynske Kunstakademis forlag, ISBN978-87-990132-3-4                                            

2005

PRO-ART. 2005, Dokumentarbog, udgivet af moldeQ train, ISBN 87-991291-0-8

Broderi m. sytråd og broderigarn. Indrammet med UV glas i håndmalet ramme. Titel: Amulet (peach), ca. 5x20 cm eksl. ramme/ 20 x 50 cm. inkl ramme. 

Gouache og akvarel på GOTS certificeret bomuld.

Titel: KALI (unapologetic goddess), 100x120 cm. 2021.

Gouache og akvarel på GOTS certificeret bomuld.

80 x 100 cm. 2021

Masker - i relation til Bauhaus, Danish architecture festival/Odense, hos Helmer design og antik, kurateret af Lea Kirstine Møller, DK, 2019

Masker på gruppeudstillingen Finale Videbæk Kunstpavillon, Videbæk, kurateret af Line Sandvad Mengers, DK, 2018 

Dolls24 Spaces, en kakofoni, Koh-i-noor på Malmø Kunsthal, Malmø, 2013

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