Christoffer Joergensen

Born 1978 / Denmark
25 April 2014

Christoffer Joergensen

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CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN
BORN 1978 / DENMARK / LIVES AND WORKS IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

EDUCATION:

2014 CAS Teaching Artist Course, Hochschule der Kunste, Bern
2002-2004 Master in photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
1999-2002 First Class Degree, BA Honours, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2014 Sphere Frontier, Galleri Christoffer Egelund
2013 Volta 9, Art Basel, Switzerland, Presented by Galleri Christoffer Egelund
2012 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Galerie Mu?ller, Luzern, Switzerland
2011 Galerie im Zöpfli, Luzern, Switzerland
2010 No Man‘s Centre, Gallery F5, Luzern, Switzerland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013 Showroom, Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland
2012 Stadtflucht, Kunstraum Teiggi, Kriens, Switzerland
2012 Summertime, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Xmas, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, group show, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Summertime, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Xmas, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, group show, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Forårsudstillingen 2010, group show, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Apnea Festival, group show, Pesaro, Italy
2009 Forårsudstillingen 2009, group show, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Politikens Forhal, group show in Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Forårsudstillingen 2008, group show, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTEDPRIZES & GRANTS:

2009 Arbejdslegat, Kunstfonden, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Nominated for Politikens Talentpris
2004 Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize, UK

ORNAMENTS
In the Ornaments series, triangular photo-fragments of parliaments are digitally mirrored to form hexagonal patterns reminiscent of honeycombs or kaleidoscopes.
In every hexagonal cell, one discerns tiny politicians running their country. The spherical illusion created by the patterns heightens the images‘ sense of autonomy. The series turns parliaments into selfreferential systems, in which, as in ‘art for art’s sake’, politics is practiced for the sake of politics.
Two separate illusions of depth are formed in an Ornaments image: on first sight, one sees a flat pattern that appears to be projected onto a sphere. On closer examination, however, the pattern turns out to be constructed from a photograph which has its own illusion of depth.

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