Astrid Kruse Jensen

Tuesday, March 8th at 18.00 in gallery Celica

Biography
Astrid Kruse Jensen is a young Scandinavian artist. She lived, studied, worked and had numerous exhibitions of her photographs all over Western Europe and in Russia. Her pictures are represented in public collections of The National Museum for Photography in Copenhagen, Museet for Fotokunst, Kladefabrik, Denmark and at The John Kobal Foundation in London.

Exhibition: [Allusions of home]
Allusions of home is a series of portraits of Scandinavian women; young women who were living abroad temporarily at the time when they were portrayed. The spaces they lived in are almost empty and with only few belongings which are there just to create a sense of home. Things which a person brings along to create that feeling: pictures, CD's, alarm clocks, books and so on.
Issues of alienation and displacement come into light in these pictures. They have been created to speak about ways of living in a constant flow, travelling. Their postures are slightly awkward and stiff, which questions 'the feeling of and experience of home'.
This is an ongoing project the artist started in 1998, when she moved from Denmark to Amsterdam. In 2000 she moved to Glasgow to work and she continued making the portraits. Now she is back in Denmark and still feels the importance of these issues.

CV
1998 - 2000 The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 - 2002 Glasgow School of Art, Fine Art Photography, Scotland
2002 Guest teacher at The School for Photography, Aarhus, DK
2003 Guest teacher at The School for Photography, Aarhus, DK
Artist in residency in St.Petersburg organised by NIFCA [May 2003]
Artist in residency on Iceland organised by NIFCA [Nov. - Dec. 2003]
2004 Guest teacher at The School for Photography, Aarhus, DK
Guest Artist in the Danish Arts Councils Studio, Copenhagen, DK
Travel in Iceland [September 2004]
2005 Guest teacher at Fatamorgana School for Photography, Copenhagen, DK

Pictures represented in public collections
The National Museum for Photography, the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Kladefabrik, Odense, Denmark
The John Kobal Foundation, London, UK

Exhibitions
2005 Young Danish Photography, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK
Hypernatural, Gallery Image, Aarhus, Denmark

2004 Spring exhibition, Selected Group Show, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
Arts Association, the Hospital of Aabenraa, Denmark, with Anna Sigridur Sigurjónsdóttir
Easter Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, DK
Don’t mention it, The National Museum for Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
Outlook & Insight, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Kladefabrik, Odense, Denmark
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Imaginary Realities, Gallery Skuggi, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hypernatural, Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland
Imaginary Realities, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, England

2003 Easter exhibition, Selected Group Show, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
The Artists Summer Exhibition, Selected Group Show, Janusbygningen, Tistrup, DK
Photography, The Danish Cultural Institute, Sct.Petersburg, Russia
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Photography, Manege – Museum for Contemporary Art, Sct.Petersburg, Russia
Allusions of home, Faaborg Museum – part of Odense Foto Triennale 2003, DK

2002 Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art
Video show, Degree Show, Shown at the CCA in Glasgow, UK
Membershow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Degree Show selection exhibition, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, UK
New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK
The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2002 exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

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