CURRICULUM VITAE BIRGIT KJÆRSGAARD,  MEDIA ARTIST & ARCHITECT

 

Resumé

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, Copenhage
n, DK, 1993. Initiated The VERDENSRUM-series, 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, 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. Kjærsgaard has 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) and 2019 (China). Furthermore she has received project support from The EU Japan Fest Japan Committee (2017, 2018), The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (2018, 2019), The Danish National Banks Jubilee Foundation (2009), Aarhus Art Council (2003, 2005, 2008, 2017), Kolding Art Council (2014) and Odder Art Council (2018) and Syddjurs Art Council (2018). Since 2005 collaboration with CAVI, Center of Advanced Visualization and Interaction, Aarhus University and stage director Willie Flindt.

 

2019  Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, Biffen, Odder and Kom-Bi, Hornslet,                    within the program of European Cultural Regions Cultural Festival, Rediscover.

2018  Concept for Verdensrum VI, Japan: The Mountain of Sadness (Osorezan),                                    collaboration with BORABORA, Aarhus, A trans, Berlin and Hakusen, Tokyo etc.
           Concept for Verdensrum V, China: The Five Sacred Mountains (Tài Shān, Héng Shān                ( Hunan), Sōng Shān, Huà Shān og  Héng Shān (Shanxi)), collaboration with Danish Cultural                    Center, Beijing, A trans, Berlin and Hakusen, Tokyo etc.
           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 (Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait),

           performance-installation,

           Networking and meeting activities, Berlin, DE
2017  Open Stage, Aarhus, DK, within the program 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.
          Kunstværket, Odder, DK and Salo Art Museum, Salo, FIN, Mosaic (OK 18)

2012 Research for Verdensrum IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, Eko-in Temple, Koyasan and The                         Kumano Mountains, JP
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, Mosaics in collaboration with CAVI,                 Aarhus University.

2009 The Artists Autumn Exhibition, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, DK, Mosaics, Production of              Verdensrum III, India: Mandala/Metropolis, Mosaics in collaboration with CAVI, Aarhus                              University.
2008 Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, DK, curated by Karim Rashid,                  NYC, Verdensrum II, China: Lattice/Mist, Lattices. Production of Verdensrum III, India:            Mandala/Metropolis, Mosaics in collaboration with CAVI, Aarhus University.

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