Biography

Katja Bjørn (born 1967), lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark.

EDUCATION / SELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS:


Autodidact
Master of Arts (MA) in Religion and Art History from Aarhus University, 1999.
Curator and member of artist run exhibition space: ”Spanien 19C”, Aarhus since 2004.
Censor at KP, artist Easter exhibition 2012, Aarhus art building, centre for contemporary art.
Member of the Danish Art Foundation 2014-16
Chair of the municipal think tank for the visual arts in Aarhus 2015-2016

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:


Randers Art museum.

Horsens Art museum.

The Women’s Museum.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2014 Honey solo display. August – ARoS, Aarhus
2014 Sov Min Elskede. Horsens Art Museum
2014 The Source. Charlotte Fogh Gallery
2013 Unspoken Stories. The Women’s Museum, Aarhus
2011 Still Walking, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary
2010 Canned Mermaid, Randers Art Museum

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

2016

Everyday Images, Randers Art Museum, 29th of January – 24th of April
Itch under the skin, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, 16th of April- 20th of May
UNKNOWN LANDSCAPE, Nordkystens Kunst Triennale, 1st of June – 1st of November
Gargoils, V1 Gallery 28th of October – 28th November

2017

Nightmare and lust, Nivaagaard Collection, 28th of March
Skulpturlandsby Selde, 1th July
Solo Exhibition, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, November 2017

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2015

Rebound, Læsø Kunsthal
Dejavu, Skagen Odde Nature Center. Skagen
Casablanca Billboard Festival, Casablanca, Morocco
Nude, Charlotte Fogh Gallery. Aarhus

2014


Honey 2010. Aros.
Jorn Lab. Silkebort Art Center.
Reflex. Dragør.
Overwhelmingly ordinary. The neurosis of Everyday life. Museum Bärengasse, Zürich, Switzerland.
Fokus. Nikolaj Kunsthal.

Sov Min Elskede. Horsens Art Museum.

The Source. Charlotte Fogh Gallery. (solo)

2013


Unspoken Stories. The Women’s Museum, Aarhus. (solo)

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus.

Malmoe Nordic 2013, Malmö.

2012


Written Room 2012, Kunsthall Brænderigården, Viborg.

The intimate AUTUMN: Behind the Façade. Aarhus art building, centre for contemporary art.

Honey, Tom Chistoffersen Gallery, CUBE, Copenhagen.

Not in my backyard, Gallery Charlotte Fogh Gallery Aarhus.

The geography of the wilderness, SKULPTURI Copenhagen.

Grand Opening Charlotte Fogh Galley Aarhus.

2011


Living, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.

From Andy Warhol to Katja Bjørn, Randers Art Museum.

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus.

Focus, Nicolaj Kunsthall, Copenhagen the program of Jesper Elg.

Still Walking, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, (solo)

2010


Absolute Winter 2010, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary.

Water, Randers Art Museum.

Mitä meri? – What’s up Sea? Rauma Biennale Balticum 2010 Rauma Museum Finland.

Canned Mermaid, Randers Art Museum, (solo) 

Cosmos, Art Centre Silkeborg bad.

Art Herning with Charlotte Fogh Contemporary.

2009


“Milk and Honey”, Gent, Belgium.

The Haven, ”Kurs” KØS museum of art in public spaces, collaboration with Hartmut Stocker and Phillip Simmons.

”Haven” Gowana Canal, Brooklyn New York, collaboration with Hartmut Stocker and Phillip Simmons.

Human Nature, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary.

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2009.

Art Herning with Charlotte Fogh Contemporary.

2008 


Catharsis, Kabine, Copenhagen.

Mummy’s Desire, In-Site: Governors Island, New York.

Flemings’ House and Garden, Gallery MachWerket, Aarhus.

Anna M, Gallery nittenunder, Copenhagen.

2007 


Artists Fall Exhibition 2007, Den Fri centre of contemporary art.

India in Motion: Grand Theatre 2007 in Motion collaboration with Iben West.

Kraplak: Aarhus Festival Week 2007.

Manifest07: Aarhus Art Building Centre for contemporary art, co-initiator for Manifest07, www.manifest07.dk 

POP-UP Art: C-Sam: Centre for Contemporary Art, Aarhus Art Building, Århus.nu

2006 


Øjeblik: Gallery Image- Centre for photography D-rum.

Women. m.m.m.m.m: Festival Week, Spanien 19B.

Quarantine. Preparing chaos, before making order: Exhibition Space Spanien 19C, Aarhus.

Parallelrum:murlellaraP. Byggeriets Hus, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

2005 


Indenforudenfor2005 KelleR Centre for experimental art.

Hidden statements, Fredes Flyvende Tallerken, Aarhus.

Let’s Share, double exhibition, Exhibition Space Spanien 19C / Bruun’s Gallery Aarhus.

2004 


Transit2004, Copenhagen Airport (www.transit2004.dk)

Culture House, Grenaa.

Kulturspinderiet, Silkeborg.

Film City Aarhus, Aarhus.

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2004.

Nakedness In Denmark, Copenhagen.

LAND ART PROJECT:


Spiral Point, in progress 2004-2005.

ART PROJECTS IN PUBLIC SPACES:


Spectronik A/S 2000.

GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS: 


Grant from Jens Ejner and Johanne Larsen’s Foundation, for young Artists 2004.

Art Grant from Aarhus Municipality 2004.

Art Grant from Aarhus Municipality 2006.

Danish Centre for Culture and Development 2007.

Art Grant from Aarhus Municipality 2008.

Art Grant from Aarhus Municipality 2009.

Art Grant from Aarhus Municipality 2010.

The Danish Arts Council 2009-2010.

The Danish Arts Foundation 2010.

Art Grant from Aarhus Municipality 2011.

The Danish Arts Council 2012.

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