CURRICULUM VITAE BIRGIT KJÆRSGAARD,  MEDIA ARTIST & ARCHITECT

 

Educated from The School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK (1993) and Aarhus University Music Department (1984). Participated in Architext, collaboration between young architects and authors, DAC, Danish Architecture Center, Copenhagen, DK (1992) and Charlottenborgs Autumn Exhibition, Copenhagen, DK, 1993. Exhibitiondesign for the exhibition Children and Architecture, School of Architecture, Aarhus, 1994, with Janni Dreyer. Stage designs for Journal

#64 Kristensen, Gellerupscenen, Aarhus, 1994 and Cyklotron, Entréscenen, 1995. Worked in architect offices such as Ethospace Designs, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, KHR AS Architects and 3XN Architects from 1996 - 2003. Initiated The VERDENSRUM-series, 2004, which is a 3D-film and cross-artistic project about cultural icons or metaphors of important world cultures, which has its origins in her fascination of foreign cultures, for their aesthetic and philosophies. Points of departure for this exploration are designs, figures, signs, landscapes and the weather. The project is conceived in interdisciplinary terms, and incorporates photography, film, visuals, performance, music, and aroma. Each project is based on research in the respectively culture and involve beside Kjærsgaard participants from various fields such as dramaturges, choreographers, computer scientists etc. Since 2005 collaboration with CAVI, Center of Advanced Visualization and Interaction, Aarhus University and stage director Willie Flindt, co-founder of Hotel Proforma. Exhibitions with The VERDENSRUM-series at Images of The Middle East Culture Festival, Aarhus, DK and The International Digital Art Festival, ”On The Edge”, Aarhus, DK, 2006, Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, DK, 2008, The Artists 
Autumn Exhibition, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, DK, 2009, A trans Pavilion, Berlin, DE, within 4th. European Month of Photography Berlin Festival, 2010, Gallery Under 64, Aarhus, DK and Salo Art Museum, Salo, FIN, 2013, School of Architecture, Aarhus DK, Nicolai, Kolding, DK and A trans, c/o Gallerie Zweigstelle, Berlin, DE, within 6th. European Month of Photography Berlin Festival, 2014, Open Stage, Aarhus, DK, within the programs of AARHUS 2017 and The 150-years anniversary for Japanese/Danish diplomatic relations, 2017, A trans, c/o Architektur Gallerie Berlin, Satellit, Berlin, DE and Gallery Hakusen, Tokyo, JP, 2018, European Cultural Regions Cultural Festival, 2019 and A trans, Vitrinen, Kleistpark U-Bahn Berlin, DE, within 9th. European Month of Photography Berlin Festival, 2020. Received travelling- and working grants from The Danish Art Foundation as well as project support and support for international activities in 2003 (Spain, Morocco, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan), 2008, 2010, 2011 (Japan), 2015 (Japan), 2017, 2018 (Germany, Japan, China), 2019 (China) and 2020. Furthermore she has received project support from The Danish Embassy, Berlin (2020), The EU Japan Fest Japan Committee (2017, 2018, 2021), The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (2018, 2019 and 2020), The Danish National Banks Jubilee Foundation (2009), Aarhus Art Council (2003, 2005, 2008, 2017), Kolding Art Council (2014), Odder Art Council (2018), Hornslet Art Council (2019 and 2020), Skanderborg Art Council (2020) and European Cultural Region (2020). 

2020  A trans, Vitrinen, Kleistpark U-Bahn Berlin, DE, within 9th. European Month of                                 Photography Berlin Festival, curated by Isolde Nagel, Verdensrum V, Japan: The                             Mountain of Sadness
           Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain, Verdensrum II, China: Lattice/Mist, Verdensrum III,                     India: Mandala/Metropolis in cinemas in East Jutland.
           Kunstværket, Odder, DK, The Mountain of Sadness (OK18)
2019  Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait in cinemas as part of European Cultural                         Regions Cultural Festival.
           Research in JP Verdensrum VI, Japan: The Mountain of Sadness (Osorezan)
           Concept for Verdensrum VI, China: The Five Sacred Mountains, collaboration with                         Danish Cultural Center, Beijing
           Kunstværket, Odder, DK, Landscapes (OK 18)
2018  Networking and meeting activities, Beijing, CHN
           Gallery Hakusen, Tokyo, JP, May/Jun, curated by Shinjiro Saito, Verdensrum, Japan:                         Ryōkai Resist (Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait), performance-installation. 
           Networking and meeting activities, Tokyo, JP.
           A trans, c/o Architektur Gallerie Berlin, Satellit, Berlin, DE, Jan/Feb, curated by Isolde                     Nagel, Verdensrum, Japan: Ryōkai Resist , performance-installation. 
           Networking and meeting activities, Berlin, DE
           Kunstværket, Odder, DK, Landscapes (OK 18)
2017   Open Stage, Aarhus, DK, within the programs of AARHUS 2017 and The 150-years                         anniversary for Japanese/Danish diplomatic relations, Verdensrum IV, Japan:                                   Landscape/Portrait, performance

           Morgen Briefing, Performing Arts Platform, Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait 
           Production of Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait in collaboration with CAVI,                      Center of Advanced Visualization and Interaction, Aarhus University
2016  Production of Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait in collaboration with CAVI,                       Aarhus University
           Networking and meetings in Tokyo and shootings in the Kumano area and The Eko-in                   Temple, Koyasan, JP
2015   Kunstværket, Odder, DK, Mandala landscapes (OK 18)
            Performance concept for Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait
2014   A trans, c/o Gallerie Zweigstelle, Berlin, DE, within 6th. European Month of Photography              Berlin Festival, curated by Isolde Nagel, Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, in-                  progress    
            Nicolai, Kolding, DK, Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain, Verdensrum II, China:                                  Lattice/Mist, Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis 
            School of Architecture, Aarhus DK, Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis, Mosaics,                Lattices
2013   Gallery Under 64, Aarhus, DK, Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain, Verdensrum II, China: 
            Lattice/Mist, Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis med Anja Christensen    
            Kunstværket, Odder, DK (OK18) 
            Salo Art Museum, Salo, FIN, Mosaic (OK 18)
2012   Research for Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, Eko-in Temple, Koyasan and                    The Yoshino and Kumano Mountains, JP
2011   Concept for Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, collaboration with A trans
2010   A trans Pavilion, Berlin, DE, within 4th. European Month of Photography Berlin Festival,                curated by Isolde Nagel, Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain, Verdensrum II, China:                            Lattice/Mist, Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis
            Production of Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis in collaboration with CAVI,                      Aarhus University
2009   The Artists Autumn Exhibition, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, DK, Mosaics
            Production of Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis in collaboration with CAVI,                      Aarhus University
            Concept and storyboard for Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis in collaboration                with Willie Flindt
2008   Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, DK, curated by Karim Rashid, NYC, 
            Verdensrum II, China: Lattice/Mist, Lattices
            Networking and meetings, Backstage Berlin II, arranged by The Danish Art Foundation                and The Danish Embassy, Berlin 
2007   Production of Verdensrum II, China: Lattice/Mist in collaboration with CAVI, Aarhus                       University
2006   The International Digital Art Festival, ”On The Edge”, Aarhus, DK, arrangered by                              Pappagallo, Aarhus, Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain Images of The Middle East                            Culture Festival, Aarhus, DK, arrangered by KulturhusAarhus & CKU, Center for                              Culture and Development, Copenhagen, DK. Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain + graphic              identity/visuals for the festival.
            Production of Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain in collaboration with CAVI, Aarhus                          University
2005   Development of digital figures and patterns for Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain and                    Verdensrum II, China: Lattice/Mist     
            Concept and storyboards for Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain and Verdensrum II,                        China: Lattice/Mist in collaboration with Willie Flindt
2004   Research for Verdensrum I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain, Verdensrum II, China: Lattice/Mist and                  Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis in Spain, Morocco, Thailand, Japan and                        Taiwan.

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