Morten Steen Hebsgaard

Born 1977 / Denmark
25 April 2014

Morten Steen Hebsgaard

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MORTEN STEEN HEBSGAARD
BORN 1977 / DENMARK / LIVES AND WORKS IN COPENHAGEN

EDUCATION:

2001-2007: MFA, Schools of Visual Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen DK
2005-2006: Städelschule [by prof. Simon Starling], Frankfurt DE

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2009:
Sep. Group Show curated by Søren Lose Fulgsang Kunstmuseum, Toreby, DK.
Aug. Group show at Rebecca Kormind, Copenhagen DK.
Aug.  Materieal Boy. Sole, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK.
Summertime. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK.

2008:
Xmas. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK.
Plan B. Bologna IT.
Lys Over Lolland. Oreby Slot, Lolland DK.
Summertime. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK.
Udstilling 1. Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sjælland DK.

2007:
Real Inside – Unreal Outside. Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen DK
No resistance. Galleri Veggerby, Copenhagen DK
Eyes on the Price. Bendixen Contemporay Art, Valby DK
Welcome to the neighborhood. Asketon IRE
PS2. Skåne SE
Summertime. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK
Rundgang. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen DK
EXIT 07. Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen DK

2006:
Papir knald. Fung Sway, Valby DK
Xmas. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK
Playspot. School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen DK
Rundgang. Städelschule, Frankfurt DE
Summertime. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK
add x to (n). Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde DK
Hafen 2. Offenbach DE
VS. at Stoltzestr. [w/ Jeanette Hillig]. Frankfurt DE
Placing sense. MUU Gallery, Helsinki FIN
PT06. Janus Bygningen, Thisted DK

2005:
Charlottenborg Autumn Exhibition. Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen DK
Environmental Harmony [w/ Troels Sandegård]. NR 2, Copenhagen DK
Playing All Day. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition [censored exhibition]. Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen DK
Eight Drawings at Three Walls. San Antonio, Texas US

2004:
KRAT. Frederiksberg Slothave, Copenhagen DK
Dale Biennial. Dale NO
IB Cube Gallery. Ichomya JPN
Mi will Sun. J.F. Willumsen’s House, Hellerup DK
Luleå Winter Biennial. Luleå SE

2003:
Thuis-home-haus-a la maison. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen DK
IB Cube Gallery, Bøvlingbjerg DK
Artsi Artsi on Karot, Copenhagen DK
Thisted Biennial for young Nordic artists, Thisted DK

2002:
KE – Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling [censored exhibition]. Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen DK
Ung Kunst [danish/swedish censured exhibition], Copenhagen DK /Malmö SE

2001:
Ctrl-alt-delete [w/ Dansk Oxin]. The chapel of Assistens cemetary, Copenhagen DK
Lebensraum [w/ Anders Brinch]. Tangsøgade, Copenhagen DK

ART FAIRS BY GALLERI CHRISTOFFER EGELUND:

2008:
Preview Berlin, Germany DE
Bridge NY, The Tunnel, US

2007:
Bridge Miami, Convention Center, Miami US
The Nordic Art Fair, Forum, Copenhagen DK

2006:
Art Copenhagen, Forum, Copenhagen DK
Art Chicago in The Park, Chicago US

2005:
Art Copenhagen, Forum, Copenhagen DK

GRANTS, HONOURS, ETC.:

2007:
Solar Foundation Honoury grant
EXIT EXTRA-Prisen, Annie og Otto Johs. Detlefs Almennyttige Fond

2006:
Ida & Hans Blix’ Travel grant
Oticon

2005:
BG Fonden
Residency NKD, Dale NO

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

2007:
Co-founder of OEen Group

2005:
Co-founder [w/ Troels Sandegaard] of NR2

2004:
Member of the artist group A Kassen

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Ny Dansk Kunst 07. Ed.: Marie Kirkegaard, Torben Zenth og Anne Kathrine Eriksen. Kopenhagen Publishing & Shooting Gallery Press, København 2007
EXIT 07. Ed.: Anne Kielgast. Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand & The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2007
add x to (n). Ed.: Jacob Jensen, Honza, Mikkel Carl. Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde 2006
Dansk Kunst 06. Ed.: Torben Weirup, Aschehoug, Copenhagen 2006
Dansk Kunst 05. Ed.: Torben Weirup, Aschehoug, Copenhagen 2005

STATEMANT:
Observations, experiences and experiments are important points of departure in the artistic practice of Morten Steen Hebsgaard, where the practical or direct relation to everyday life, material and space play a central part in the working process. Just as the scientist in his laboratory, Hebsgaard experiments, dissects and splices objects in an attempt to transform objects into new experiences with new significance and new functions. Morten Steen Hebsgaard is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2001-2007.

In the artistic practice of Morten Steen Hebsgaard, the significance of everyday objects is not only transformed into sculptural works, he also gives art a functional value. This practice of interference or displacement between the social and aesthetical space has taken a dramatic turn, as these common everyday objects are processed and turned into obvious sculptural pieces and vice versa. The works of Hebsgaard always seem to balance in a constantly fluctuating change of focus between the formalist linguistic knack of art, and what is actually being communicated through the form of the work, as well as through its function.

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