2016 | NYC | Artist
Artist name: Mille Kalsmose
Dates of residency: Feb - May
Hometown: Horsens, Denmark
Lives and works: Copenhagen, Denmark
Education: Master in Aesthetics, The Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Cataluña, Spain
In her practice, Mille Kalsmose uses various medias such as photography, video, light, sound and objects. She investigates inner, invisible thematics centered around identity, transcendence and transformation, where she puts herself on stage and uses her own life. Her work is staged as an enquiry of what it is – actions, decisions, history, a moment in time – that makes us ourselves. Her work is conceptual, but also grounded in process, as her every day life has a direct influence on her artworks. In this sense Mille’ s work is autobiographical: the artworks and reality are intimately connected in the process of creation. They are generally expressed in a simple and distinct aesthetic language, in series where she blurs boundaries between the reality of autobiographical memory and imagination.
Recent solo shows include: 2014: Searching for a Mother (in cooperation with Alberto Garcia-Alix), Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark; Ressurection/Opstandelse (in cooperation with Rikke Topp), Kuben, Horsens, Denmark (2014); Searching for a Mother (in cooperation with Alberto Garcia-Ali ), La Virreina, Centre de Imagen, Barcelona (2013). Recent group shows include: 2015: Repeating Patterns, Fundacion MNAC Montenmedio and Fundacion Valentin de Madarigada, Andalusia, Spain; How am I, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012); Copenhagen Art Fair, Gallery Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011); Artist+Artist, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Gallery Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark (2011); Reality on Fire, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA (2009); Your Documents Please, The Museum of Arts & Crafts-ITAMI, Hygo, Japan, ZAIM Kanagawa, Japan (2006).
SUPPORT: Mille Kalsmose’s 4-month residency is made possible with support from the Faurschou Foundation, Denmark