IBEN TOFT NØRGÅRD

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Iben Toft Nørgård (1979) udforsker netop biologiens mysterier gennem det medie hun de seneste 12 år har raffineret med perfektionistens hånd. I talrige serier har hun demonstreret hvorledes den visuelle kultur, der har været dominerende siden 60’erne, kan dekonstrueres til et yderst overraskende, subtilt og endog bizart kunsterisk udtryk.

I hendes nyeste serie Insecta Botanica, tager hun collagen til nye højder i det hun veksler det 2dimensionelle univers med den 3dimensionelle dybde. Fra hendes tidligere stærkt narrative værker bevæger hun sig i retningen af strengt registrende samlinger af ukendte insekt-arter, formet og foldet på mageløsvis i papir.

Udtrykket er så unikt og håndværket til tider svært at skelne fra virkeligheden, så sanselige er disse små kryb fremmanet af kunstneres fantasi og gjort i udklip sakset fra botaniske opslagsværker fra de sidste 100 år.

CV
About Iben Toft Nørgård:
With collage as technique and expression, the works
of Iben Toft Nørgård concurrently appear menacing and seductive. At first
figurative and beautiful, the collage-works unfolds details of ‘disgust’ and an
underlying surrealism, bordering to abstraction. In an outburst of color and an
original use of materials and structures, the works presents a thorough prepared
detail-richness open to interpretation. And the spectator’s attention remains
captured through the ambiguous working with the beautiful and ugly.

Member of BKF

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
2000-05 Det Jyske Kunstakademi / Academy of Fine Art, Aarhus. DK.

Selected solo and group exhibitions:

2016
Art Herning with Gallery Hjorth, Herning. 29-31/01.

2015
Winter Selection, VÆG Gallery, Aalborg: 04/12-16/01.
Wintershow, Gallery Hjorth, Horsens: 28/11-23/12.
Imago Mundi, Venice, Italy.
Art Copenhagen with Gallery Hjorth, Forum, Copenhagen, DK.
Art Herning with Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Herning, DK.

2014
Group show, Vaeg Gallery, Aalborg, DK. 05/12/14-10/01/15
Art Copenhagen with Gallery Hjorth, Forum, Copenhagen. 19-21/09
Gallery Hjorth, Horsens, DK. 22/08 – 12/09.
Humanature, Vaeg Gallery, Aalborg, DK. 14/02-15/3
Art & Merchandise, Das Kunstburo, Aarhus, DK. 11/01-21/02
Art Herning with Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Herning, DK. 24-26/01

2013
Winter Show, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DK.
Paper Works!, Vaeg Gallery, Aalborg, DK.
Installation, Frederik Sallings Passage, Aarhus.
Biological Bonding, Vaeg Gallery, Aalborg, DK.
Illums Bolighus, CPH, DK.
Force Majeure, Vaeg Gallery, Aalborg, DK.

2012
Showcase, Slowlands, Berlin, DE.
Nature Morte, Terminal08 Gallery, Gorzow, PL.
Living Still, Vaeg Gallery, Aalborg, DK.
Modern Day Specimen, The Lightbox Project, Cork, IRL.

2011
Nerve Chasing, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, DK.
Showcase, Salon P, Berlin, DE.
Details, BrezelBar, Berlin, DE.
Voldens Dilemma, Krudtmagasinet, Fredericia, DK.
Erste, Brezelbar, Berlin, DE.

2010
KØD, Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, DK.
Art=Adding, Szczecin, PL.
Darkest Matter, soloshow, WAS, Copenhagen, DK.
In case we don’t die, Vegas Gallery, London, UK.
Verwertung, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin, DE.
In case we don’t die, Berlin, DE.
Skateistan, benefit auction on Lauritz.com by skateistan.org

2009
Domestic Mashup, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, DK.
”Works” @ Temporary Artspace, Berlin, D.
Minefelt7000, urban space in Fredericia, DK.
Aalborg Queerfestival, Aalborg, DK.
Moonbow, OneLoveCity / WorldOutGames, Copenhagen, DK.

2008
La Superette, New York, US.Puppen X puppen, Lov-Lab, Tokyo, JP.
Tales Taking Place, Aarhus, urban areas, DK.
Ni Fra Nu, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, DK.
Unsafe Territories, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, DK.
Starting with Blade, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Modern Day Specimen Strikes Again. Fredericiaskolen, Center for høretab Fredericia, DK.
Hjemme hos Anna M, Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholts Frederiksbergske Billedkunstskole, CPH, DK

2007
Highlights 07, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, DK.
Manifest07, Aarhus Kunstbygning, DK.
Take Away Summer 07, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, DK.
Kunstoff, KFK Siloen, Aarhus Havn, DK.

2006
Modern Day Specimen, soloexhibition, Nordea, Aarhus Festuge, DK.
www.art-busting.com, exhibition in urban areas, Aarhus Festuge, DK.
Minibogmesse, Overgaden, CPH, DK.

2005
Publ. Up, bogmesse, rum46, Aarhus, DK.
Indenforudenfor2005, exhibition/symposium på Keller/CEK, DK.
Pro-art.dk, exhibition at Randers Kunstmuseum, DK.
Pro-art, artevent in Randers, DK.
Truslen om noget andet, Det Jyske Kunstakademi’s exit-exhibition, Aarhus Kunstbygning, DK.
Den forkerte bog findes ikke, groupexhibition, “Say would you fancy a game of tennis?”, Aarhus, DK.

2004
Kvinder stiller skarpt, photoexhibition, Dannerhuset, CPH, DK.
Kulturbureau -Kvinder, konsum og kultur, Groupexhibition, SPlab, Aarhus, DK.
Minority report, art-festival, Aarhus, DK.
I´m still growing hair, soloexhibition – gallery Tomrum, Aarhus, DK.
Twogather, groupexhibition, rum46, Aarhus, DK.
I’m growing hair, soloexhibition, Teater Katapult, Aarhus, DK.
Bison caravan, groupexhibition, org. Hilarius Hofstede, Amsterdam, NL.
3D Galleri, net-project, CPH, DK.

2003
Ex situ, groupexhibition, DJK, Aarhus, DK.Kulturbureau, interactive art-exhibition/
Culture forum, SPlab, Aarhus, DK.

2002
Wunderkammer, groupexhibition, DJK Aarhus, DK.
Medusa, soloexhibition, Hotel Gudenå, Randers, DK.

2001
Investing art, groupexhibition, Danske Bank, Aarhus, DK.

2000
Konnektor, groupexhibition, Berlin, DE.
Exit-exhibition, Aarhus kunstskole, Aarhus, DK.

Representations:
Aalborg Teater
Nykredit, Aalborg
Randers Amtsgymnasium

Workshops / Other:

2014
Asger Jorn Workshop, Silkeborg, DK. 29/09 – 03/10

2013
01 – 17/09 Kunsten i Bevægelse
(with Bank & Rau, Michael Bredtved, Esben Kleeman, Misa Namekawa (JP),
Susanne Ruoff (DE), Maurice Mewisse (NL) & Tapati Chowdhury (IN))

2012
15/09 Juror, INSIDE2012 – juried exhibition, Kunstpakhuset, DK.

2011
24/11 Collage Workshop, Herning Billedskole, DK.
28/09 Artisttalk, masterclass, Herning Billedskole, DK.

2010
25 – 27/10 Artist talk and collage- workshop, BGK, Storstrømsamt, DK.

2009
19 – 27/10 Collageworkshop at Aarhus Artacademy. Aarhus, DK.
23/5 Collageworkshop at Aarhus Artacademy. Aarhus, DK.

2008
3/3 – 14/3: Huskunstner, Fredericiaskolen, Center for høretab. Fredericia, DK.

2007
1/6 – 31/12: Værkstedsassistent, Junior workshop at ARoS, Aarhus Artmuseum. DK.

2004
‘Æstetik uge’, workshop /permanent decoration, Ulbjerg skole, Ulbjerg. DK.