claus carstensen
born 1957 in sønderborg, denmark
 
1977-1983 studies at the royal danish academy of fine arts, copenhagen
1979-1983 studies at the department of comparative literature, university of copenhagen
1981-1983 participates in the copenhagen circle of semiotics
1986-1993 lives and works in cologne, germany
1993-2002 professor at the royal danish academy of fine arts, copenhagen
 
lives and works in copenhagen
 
 
selected solo exhibitions
 
(* indicates publication of book or catalogue related to the exhibition)
 
2007
untitled room for zoe (slide return), museum sønderjylland - kunstmuseet i tønder, tønder, denmark *
feltarbejde - deterritorialiseringer/reterritorialiseringer 1976-2006, kunstmuseet køge skitsesamling, køge, denmark *
 
2006
manual - claus carstensen: grafiske arbejder 1973-2006, himmerlands kunstmuseum - museumscenter aars, aars, denmark *
fælles<>maleri, galleri tom christoffersen, copenhagen, denmark (with nils erik gjerdevik) *
 
2005
praxis, randers kunstmuseum, randers, denmark *
 
2004
der findes kun rotter i labyrinten, der gensidigt vogter hinanden, galleri franz pedersen, horsens, denmark
u.n.a.m.e.r.i.c.a.n. a.c.t.i.v.i.t.i.e.s., galleri franz pedersen, horsens, denmark *
a.m.e.r.i.c.a. a.t. w.o.r.k., christopher cutts gallery, toronto, canada *
cuts II, fotografisk center, copenhagen, denmark *
eftersyn, galleri tom christoffersen, copenhagen, denmark
the life and death show, gimm/eis, copenhagen, denmark
 
2003
solid info, christian dam, oslo, norway
x-pollination (hængning og høring), esbjerg kunstmuseum, denmark (with peter zimmermann) *
 
2002
h.u.a. - de forbudte billeder, galleri erkeby, albertslund, denmark (with peter carlsen)
nye malerier, galleri franz pedersen, horsens, denmark
silent take-over II, overgaden, copenhagen, denmark
 
2001
silent take-over, gustaf gimm / hallo!, copenhagen, denmark
no, art-box, århus, denmark
works on paper from röda rummet, christopher cutts gallery, toronto, canada
iaotf: the empire strikes back, hallo!, copenhagen, denmark (with peter bonde)
 
2000
silver room, galleri franz pedersen, horsens, denmark
piss notes, aarhus kunstmuseum, århus, denmark
 
1999
nye malerier, franz pedersens kunsthandel, horsens, denmark
röda rummet, christopher cutts gallery, toronto, canada *
meditation over bogstavet z, untitled room for björk, röda rummet, museumsbygningen, copenhagen, denmark
 
1998
kunstmuseet brundlund slot, åbenrå, denmark *
galerie møllerwitt, århus, denmark
 
1997
crossover, arken - museum for moderne kunst, ishøj, denmark *
mirror man mirror me, galerie møllerwitt, sønderborg, denmark *
christopher cutts gallery, toronto, canada (with peter bonde)
 
1995
colab, galerie møllerwitt, sønderborg, denmark (with alfred friis)
side by side, galerie mikael andersen, copenhagen, denmark (with alfred friis) *
neue bilder, galerie sophia ungers, cologne, germany
clausholm slot, hadsten, denmark *
sao paulo projektet og nye værker 1994-95, aarhus kunstmuseum, århus, denmark *
the sao paulo project, vestsjællands kunstmuseum, sorø, denmark *
 
1994
double indemnity, hole, copenhagen, denmark (with zoe carstensen)
 
1993
nye grafiske arbejder, brøndums forlag, copenhagen, denmark *
strawdogs, kunstforeningen, copenhagen, denmark *
untitled room for zoe, galerie mikael andersen, copenhagen, denmark *
gimpel fils, london, uk *
bonde - frandsen - carstensen, borås kunstmuseum, borås, sweden
grafik og tegninger, niels borch jensen - værksted for kobbertryk, copenhagen, denmark
bøger, lageret, kunstforeningen, copenhagen, denmark
 
1992
roslyn oxley gallery, sydney, australia (with john nixon)
bonde - carstensen - frandsen, nordic arts centre, helsinki, finland *
untitled room for zoe, galerie sophia ungers, cologne, germany
buchhandlung walther könig, cologne, germany
galleri jespersen, odense, denmark *
membrane, neuer aachener kunstverein, aachen, germany *
f.a.i.t., paszti/bott, cologne, germany *
blegeplads og mindre arbejder til temaet beskyttelse, galleri specta, århus, denmark *
 
1991
art cologne with galerie sophia ungers, cologne, germany
 
1990
convict, ric urmel gallery, gent, belgium (with peter bonde)
galerie sophia ungers, cologne, germany
galerie mikael andersen, copenhagen, denmark *
 
1989
bonde - carstensen - frandsen, aarhus kunstmuseum, århus, denmark *
maghrebjournal, galleri specta, århus, denmark *
galerie sophia ungers, cologne, germany (with peter bonde)
 
1988
rødblind, galleri prag, copenhagen, denmark *
presente, london bar, barcelona, spain *
 
1987
lager - bidrag til kritikken af den produktive orden, galleri specta, århus, denmark *
16 collager, aarhus kunstmuseum, århus, denmark
når den der tror tilfældet er skæbne, galleri prag, copenhagen, denmark *
tegninger, vestsjællands kunstmuseum, sorø, denmark*
 
 

 
 
selected group exhibitions
(* indicates publication of book or catalogue related to the exhibition)
 
2006
satellite of love, witte de with, cent er for contemporary art, rotterdam, the netherlands
ordsprog, portalen, greve, denmark*
old news, dunkers kulturhus, helsingborg, sweden*
 
2005
claus carstensen / peter bonde / torben christensen, christopher cutts gallery, toronto, canada
15/1 (3), overgaden, copenhagen, denmark
 
2004
clinch, statens museum for kunst, copenhagen, denmark *
sted/place, oliewenhuis art gallery, bloemfontein, south africa johannesburg art gallery, johannesburg, south africa *
everwanting streets, röda sten, göteborg, sweden *
wall drawings - 16th international drawings exhibition, museum of modern and contemporary art, rijeka, croatia *
 
2003
midlertidige rum - nye værker af 26 samtidskunstnere, charlottenborg udstillingsbygning, copenhagen, denmark *
support - the neue galerie as a collection, neue galerie am landesmuseum joanneum, graz, austria
påskeudstillingen 2003, skive kunstmuseum, denmark *
sted/place, galerie asbæk, copenhagen, denmark *
 
2002
stentryk fra færøernes grafiske værksted, listasavn føroya, tòrshavn, faroe islands
oluf høst - i dialog med nutiden, aarhus kunstmuseum, århus, denmark *
fluxus unlimited, aarhus kunstmuseum, århus, denmark
 
2001
måleri & måleri, kristinehamns kunstmuseum, kristinehamn, sweden *
 
2000
carnegie art award, konstakademien, stockholm, sweden, listasafn reykjavikur, reykjavik, iceland, and the curve, barbican art gallery, london, uk *
 
1999
carnegie art award, amos andersons konstmuseum, helsinki, finland, and sophienholm, lyngby, denmark *
o.m. ungers: zeiträume, architektur, kontext, joseph haubrich kunsthalle, cologne, germany
o.m. ungers - zwischenräume, nrw-forum kultur und wissenschaft, düsseldorf, germany
the reykjavik tea party, reykjavik, iceland *
cities on the move 4, louisiana - museum for moderne kunst, humlebæk, denmark
 
1998
time in jazz, berchidda, italy
louisiana 40 år - samlingen i dag, louisiana museum for moderne kunst, humlebæk, denmark*
 
1997
illuminazione, XLVII la biennale di venezia, venice, italy *
 
1996
brekt bein - ny dansk kunst, kunstnernes hus, oslo, norway *
claus carstensen - a.d.s. donaldson - peter bonde - john nixon, artspace, sydney, australia *
contemporary danish art, the south african national gallery, cape town, south africa *
 
1995
the image of europe, public spaces, nicosia, cypres *
pittura immedia, neue galerie am landesmuseum joanneum, graz, austria *
welfare, galerie du temple, paris, france *
 
1994
22. bienal internacional sao paulo, sao paulo, brazil *
punishment + decoration, hohenthal und bergen, cologne, germany *
borta, men hemma, moderna museet, stockholm, sweden *
 
1993
hellbound, centre d’art contemporain, martigny, switzerland
changing, dense cities, shedhalle, zürich, switzerland
 
1992
boundary rider, 9th biennale of sydney, sydney, australia *
mind the gap, gimpel fils, london, uk *
daniel buchholz’ greatest hits, daniel buchholz, cologne, germany
the anonymous museum, chicago, us
potsdamer platz projekt-entwürfe, bonner kunstverein, bonn and galerie philomene magers, bonn, germany
 
1991
stillstand, switches, shedhalle, zürich, switzerland *
 
1990
the köln show, organized by nine galleries, cologne, germany *
 
1989
broken music, daadgalerie, berlin, germany, gemeentemuseum, den haag, holland, and magasin, grenoble, france *
 
 

 
 
selected bibliography
 
 
judith mastai: interupted pleasure, in claus carstensen: röda rummet, christopher cutts gallery, 2001
 
diedrich diederichsen: zusammenhänger, in: claus carstensen, kunstmuseet brundlund slot, åbenrå 1998
 
mikkel bogh: after obstruction follows production - dialectics of the counterpictures, in: claus carstensen - crossover, arken - museum for moderne kunst, ishøj 1997
simon sheik: caught in the crossfire, in: claus carstensen - crossover, arken - museum for moderne kunst, ishøj 1997
 
dorthe aagesen: crossover - an introduction, in: claus carstensen - crossover, arken - museum for moderne kunst, ishøj 1997
 
conversation in sao paulo - an interview with claus carstensen by vibeke petersen, in: claus carstensen - the sao paulo project and related work 1992-94, kiku, vestsjællands kunstmuseum, sorø and aarhus kunstmuseum, århus 1994
 
friedemann malsch: transparent, reversibel, katapult - zum motiv der membrane im werk von claus carstensen, in: claus carstensen - membrane, neuer aachener kunstverein, aachen 1992