CV: Laurits Nymand Svendsen




EXHIBITIONS & EXHIBITED WORK

All Inclusive (2017 August)

Anthropomorphic sculptures made to be eaten and lived in by various animals.

Collaboration with Malte Klagenberg.

Group exhibition Park Project at Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, DK.


Lending a Hand, Imitation, Night Shortly, Construction (2017 May)

Terrarium works with synthetic objects and living insects: ants, flies, cockroaches and stick insects.

Collaboration by collective MOTOR (Margrét Agnes Iversen, Malte Klagenberg, Laurits Nymand Svendsen).

Group exhibition Biotic Synthetics at Godsbanen, Aarhus, DK.


The day the monkey is destined to die, all the trees get slippery (2017 May)

Installation with phosphorescent bamboo, stroboscope light, office room painted with reflective paint, and sound works by 7 different artists: carla fra helles7ed, DJ JCAK, Søren Krag, Cilla Leitao, Sune Lysdal, Anna Samsøe and Lorenzo Tebano.

Collaboration by collective MOTOR (Margrét Agnes Iversen, Malte Klagenberg, Laurits Nymand Svendsen).

Group exhibition ENGROS at Grønttorvet, Valby, DK.


Nature Go Home (2017 March)

Arranged encounters between domestic robots and natural objects.

Solo exhibition by collective MOTOR (Margrét Agnes Iversen, Malte Klagenberg, Laurits Nymand Svendsen) at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, US.


Stone Zoo (2017 January)

Animations of 3D models of sculptures of animals.

Shown at group exhibition Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit, Gasthof Worringer Platz, Düsseldorf, DE.


Golden Tours (2016 January)

Distribution of publication After the Art Strike – A Field Report.

Group exhibition at shut down travel agency Golden Tours, Copenhagen, DK. Organized by Vibe Overgaard.


Sol kommer sydfra, søster til måne (2015 October)

Re-exhibition of the installation Double Nature.

Group exhibition at TYS, København.


Plateau, Passage, Fordøjelse (2015 October)

Installations that will eventually be taken over by their forest surroundings.

To be shown in the group exhibition – TO BE CONTINUED – foranderlige steder at Skovsnogen, Kibæk, DK.


Futurespective Works (2015 August)

A publication about a total art strike, a video of a prophetic Athanasius Kircher, a collection of “extra-organisms”, and a collection of virtual objects from The Collections of Natural History.

Solo exhibition at Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen, CHN.


TYS at Supermarket (2015 April)

Various works (micro-miniature, photographs, publications) shown by the exhibition space TYS.

Group exhibition at TYS’s stand at Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, SE.


Re-Opening Sponsored by Bio-Tantrum (2015 January)

Sponsorship of a re-opening of the exhibition space WHOA NOW with products by fictive business Bio-Tantrum.

Solo exhibition at WHOA NOW, Copenhagen, DK.


Untitled (breathing) (2015 February)

Video of a sleeping man recorded on a heaving chest.

Shown at group exhibition Let’s go at Godsbanen, Aarhus, DK.


Double Nature (2015 February)

Installation with casts of natural objects and a video of a natural history diorama in a plantation.

One half of a collaborative exhibition with Vibe Overgaard at Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, DK.


67P (2014 November)

Micro-miniature version of the comet 67P in scale 1:40.000.000.

Shown at the group exhibition VI TAGER INTET ANSVAR 3 at Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, DK.


Myopia – Through the Lens of Psychology (2014 April)

Micro-miniatures shown through microscopes, accompanied by texts revolving around the theme “myopia“.

Featured in the group show SPRING14 at Kunsthal Aarhus, DK.


Artworks for Animals (2013 December)

A series of artworks made with different animal spectators in mind, shown in vitrines and accompanied by photographs of the works in natural surroundings.

Featured in the group show EXTRACT III at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen, DK.


Dance of the Hydra (2013 November)

Video about the immortal micro-organism, the hydra.

Shown at the group exhibition Human Situation Station, Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen, DK.


Searching for the Golden Fox (2013 September)

Collaboration with Malte Klagenberg, the exhibition revolved around an incredible animal, “the golden fox “, and the team of scientists trying to catch it.

Shown at Kunstschlager in Reykjavík, IS.


The Artworks Dreamed by Konstantin Konenko (2013 May)

Exhibition revolving around the life and work of late artist Konstantin Konenko.

Shown at group show Afgang ’13 (The Jutland Art Academy’s graduation show), Kunsthal Aarhus, DK.


In Ecphrasis (2011 April)

Pedantic music and video works accompanied by prints of micro-drawings.

Shown at The Jutland Art Academy’s Third Year Exhibition in Aarhus, DK.


Untitled (documentation of drawn lines) (2011 April)

Large drawing with surface covered by small pencil strokes.

Shown at group show The Artist’s Easter Exhibition, Kunsthal Aarhus, DK.


Mr. John Goes on a Holiday – A Story in Smells and Scents (2012 November)

Collaboration with Margrét Agnes Iversen, Mr. John Goes on a Holiday was perfomance that unfolded a narrative through a variety of smells and scents.

Performed for the opening of the exhibition This World We Must Leave in Kunsthal Aarhus, DK.


Micro-Texts (2010 February)

Short stories in a tiny, handwritten font, presented with magnifying glass.

Shown at the group exhibition Text Event in SpLab (The Jutland Art Academy), Aarhus, DK.


Goodbye, Steinunn (Tribute to the Never-Ending Exhibition) (2009 August)

Plaster casts of holes left in the ground from a previous exhibition in the same location.

Part of the group exhibition Something by the Sea, lead by Stephan Pascher, taking place in a beach area near Aarhus, DK.


Subjectivity Accumulator (2009 November)

Large freehand grid drawing and texts about identification with nature.

Shown at The Jutland Art Academy’s Second Year Exhibition in SpLab (The Jutland Art Academy), Aarhus, DK.


Coffee and Chaos (2009 November)

Cut-up recordings of private discussions about art and politics played from speakers installed in various locations in the public space in Aarhus.

Collaboration with Jens Tormod Hejlskov Bertelsen and part of the group exhibition Direct Democracy in rum46, Aarhus, DK.


The Spring Exhibiton (2009 April)

Video works featuring animation and a political happening.

Shown at group exhibition The Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK.


DJKnut (2009 January)

Sculptural tribute to polar bear Knut from Berlin Zoo.

Shown at group exhibition Berlin in SpLab (The Jutland Art Academy), Aarhus, DK.


The Essence of Art (2008 October)

Exhibition of a stolen exhibition.

Solo exhibition and collaboration with Malte Klagenberg in SpLab (The Jutland Art Academy), Aarhus, DK.


Same, Old, Dull Knife (2006 May)

Auto-fictitious painting.

Shown at the group exhibition Ungdommens Vårsalong in Copenhagen City Hall, DK.



PUBLICATIONS

After the Art Strike – A Field Report (2015)

Published by The Society for the Preservation of Useful Knowledge for the opening of the exhibition Futurespective Works.


Myopia – Through the Lens of Psychology (2014)

Published by The Society for the Preservation of Useful Knowledge for the opening of the exhibition SPRING14.


Artworks for Animals (2013)

Published by The Society for the Preservation of Useful Knowledge for the opening of the exhibition EXTRACT III.


The Artworks Dreamed by Konstantin Konenko (2013)

Published by The Society for the Preservation of Useful Knowledge for the opening of the exhibition Afgang ’13.



EDUCATION

2008-2013: The Jutland Art Academy

2011: Three months of self study in the US with a focus on land art and outsider art

2007-2008: Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø (Ærø Art Folk High School)



GRANTS

2017: Production grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for All Inclusive

2016: Production grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for Nature Go Home

2016: Working grant from Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse

2016: Working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation

2015: Production grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for Futurespective Works

2015: Da Wang Culture Highland’s Fellowship Award

2015: Website development grant from The Danish Arts Foundation

2015: Direktør J. P. Lund og Hustru Vilhelmine Bugges Legat

2015: Production grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for Plateau, Passage, Fordøjelse

2015: Production grant from Snabslanten for Re-Opening Sponsored by Snabslanten

2014: Production grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for Myopia – Through the Lens of Psychology

2013: Production grant from The Danish Arts Foundation for Artworks for Animals

2013: The Jutland Art Academy’s Honorary Grant



RESIDENCIES

2017: 1 month at The Danish Institute in Athens, GR

2016: 2 months at The Danish Institute in Rome, IT.

2015: 3 months at Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, CHN.

2013: 1 month with Louise Haugaard Jørgensen on Hrísey, IS.



TEACHING & PRESENTATIONS

2017: Huskunstnerprojekt: Flaskepost til fremtiden (Talking from the Past). Collaboration with Louise Haugaard Jørgensen, Esbjerg Art Museum and Auraskolen

2016: Presentation of digital museum in process at The Danish Institute in Rome, IT

2016: Two weeks course, Natur og naturlighed (Nature and Naturalness) at Ærø Art Folk High School

2015: Huskunstnerprojekt: Lydlandskaber i forandring (Changing Sounscapes). Collaboration with Louise Haugaard Jørgensen, Bornholms Museum and Søndermarkskolen

2014: Presentation on micro-art, How to get started, at Kunsthal Aarhus

2011: Presentation of art project at California College of the Arts

2010: Guest teacher at Aarhus Art Academy



OTHER

2015: Assistant for Yvette Brackman’s performance AGIT MEM at Overgaden

2014: Presentation about speculative art critique at The Jutland Art Academy’s Jubilee Symposium with co-presenter Kristian Schröder

2014: Interview with art historian Lars Bang Larsen for the Jutland Art Academy’s Jubilee Catalogue, with co-interviewer Kristian Schröder

2013-20xx: Member of UKK (Young Artists and Art Mediators)

2009-2011: Student representative at the board of The Jutland Art Academy



CONTACT


Laurits Nymand Svendsen

Svanevej 35, 3. th.

2400 København NV

DK


+45 21843475


kootasu(a)hotmail.com

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