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© Kirsten Ortwed

Kirsten Ortwed (b. 1948) is one of the most significant and uncompromising sculptors in Denmark.

Kirsten Ortwed lives in Köln in Germany and is among the few Danish sculptors who have achieved international recognition.

Her works can be seen in many museums and public spaces in Europe.

Selected solo and group exhibitions

1970-72
Exhibits at Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Is accepted at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark.
September-Udstillingen. Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark.

1976-1977
• Galleri 38, Copenhagen, first solo exhibition.
Goes to New York for a year.

1979-1980
• Aarhus Art Museum, Århus, first solo exhibition at a museum.
Fysisk Poesi. Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator Gunnar Aagaard Andersen.
X1 Biennale de Paris (The youth Biennale). Paris, France.
Sara Hilden Museum, Helsinki, Finland.

1981-1982
• Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany.
• Galleri Arnesen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Skulpturudstilling. Eventyrhaven, Odense, Denmark.
• Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany. Malereien. Lothringerstr. 13 Munich, Germany.

1983-1984
• Galerie Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden.
Perspektivet. Göteborg Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden.
• Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.

1985-1987
Dänische Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert.Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
• Kirsten Ortwed, Skulpturen. Kunsthalle Mannheim,Mannheim, Germany.
• Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.
Grafik Biennale. Baden – Baden, Germany

1988-1990
• Kirsten Ortwed, Skulpturen. Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany.
• Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
• Galleri Susanne Ottesen (with Rosemarie Trockel), Copenhagen, Denmark.

1991-1993
• Miller Nordenhake, Cologne, Germany.
Abject. The Nordic Art Center, Helsinki, Finland.
• Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.
Juxta – Position. Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1994-1996
• Museé des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France.
Dialogue with the Other. Brandts Exhibition Complex, Odense, Denmark.
• DCA Gallery, New York, USA.
4th International Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul,Turkey.
Dansk Skulptur i 125 år. Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Installs the large sculptures The Well at Anlægstorvet and The Precious Tower at Kirketorvet in
Aars, Denmark.

1997
• The Venice Biennial

1998-2000
Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark. Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
• Malmö Konsthall, (Kirsten Ortwed, Lawrence Weiner, Berry le Va). Malmö, Sweden.
• Drawings. Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.
• Kirsten Ortwed. Horsens Art Museum,Horsens, Denmark.

2001-2004
The Raoul Wallenberg Monument is installed at Raoul Wallenberg Torget in Stockholm.
• Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
• Cinque Terre. DCA Gallery, New York, USA.
• Kirsten Ortwed. A Collection – an Artist. Nordjyllands Art Museum,Aalborg, Denmark.
Skulptur i Eventyrhaven & Vollsmose 2002. Odense, Denmark.
Moderna Monument. Statens Kunstråd, Stockholm, Sweden.
Installs the 24 Stones for Courtyard of the new Frederiksberg Grammar School.

2005-2007
Wanås Samtida Skulptur i Norden 1980-2005. The Wanås Foundation, Sweden.
• Heavymetalopenspace. Kewenig Galerie,
Platform is installed in the prison yard.
Kölnskulptur 4. Skulpturenpark Cologne, Germany.

2008
• Full Length. Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
• Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany.


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