Biography

Kirsten Justesen *1943. Lives and works in Copenhagen.
Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts 1975. Cand.phil 1977.

A series of exhibitions, events, installations, performances and mural work in Denmark and the rest of world since the mid-60s.
Visiting professor and lecturer at art academies in Scandinavia, the USA and the Middle East.
Scenographic work at a number of Danish theatres since 1967; established the Scenography Department at the Danish National Theatre School in 1985-1990.
Important co-operations in the 90s include concept and set design for Randi Patterson Company.
Curated Body as Membrane together with VALIE EXPORT at Kunsthallen Brandts 1995; Skitsan The Faroe Islands Art Museum 2008. a.o.

Justesen has received a series of grants, including the Anne Marie Telmanyi Award 1991; The Eckersberg Medal 1996; Life grants from The Danish Art Foundation 1998; The Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Award 2000; The Anna Nordlander Award 2003; The Thorvalsen Medal 2005 and a ISCP residency, New York 2006.
Justesen has illustrated books, magazines, designed posters and a series of chasubles for Capernaum Church in Copenhagen.
KORS DRAG was published 1999 at Brøndum.
64 SYSLER & SAMLINGER / 64 PURSUITS & COLLECTIONS was published 2008 at The Womens Museum, Aarhus DK.
MY BODY IS MY TOOL - Randers Kunstmuseums Forlag, 2013
ICE SCRIPT - Meltingtime #17 on consignment with Gyldendalske, Nordisk forlag A/S 2013

Represented in private and public collections, including Statens Museum for Kunst /The National Gallery of Denmark; KUNSTEN Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Aalborg; The New Carlsberg Foundation; CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark; The Art Museum Brundlund Castle; The Danish Arts Foundation; Randers Kunstmuseum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre; Hälsingborg Art Museums; MAN Museum Anna Nordlander, Sweden; National Gallery of Czesch Republic; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.

Member of the Artist Society and the Academy of Fine Arts.




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