Kirstine Roepstorff

Biography and selected exhibitions
Born in 1972, Kirstine Roepstorff lives and works in Fredericia, Denmark. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Roepstorff’s artistic practice consists primarily of mixed media collages pointing out existing power relations, and critically investigating the history and failures of political ideas. By editing and decomposing original materials, her work generates new contexts that open up spaces for negotiation and new narratives. Roepstorff’s practice is situated in those “in-between” spaces of negotiation.

Selected solo exhibitions 
Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK (2016); Kunstverein Göttingen, DE (2014); Kunstpalais Erlangen, DE (2013); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Basel, CH (2010); The National Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, NO (2010); Galerie am Taxispalais, Innsbruck, AT (2010) In recent years, Kirstine Roepstorff has created several large-scale public art projects, including “Kolding Hospital” at Sygehus Lillebælt (2017); "The Gong" for Dokk1 in Aarhus, DK (2015); and "Klangfrø" for the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen, DK (2014). Her work is included in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO; National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, DK among others.

The Danish Arts Foundation and La Biennale di Venezia
The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding is the Commissioner of the Danish Pavilion and has appointed the artist Kirstine Roepstorff to represent Denmark at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The Committee consists of Gitte Ørskou (chair), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Bodil Nielsen and Jacob Tækker

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