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Katja Bjørn


Katja Bjørn lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark. 
Visual artist, Master of Arts (MA) in the Study of Religion and Art History.

Katja Bjørn's works revolves around body, nature, gender and spirituality as aspects of human life. Working in moving image, installation and sculpture, Katja Bjørn explores possible forms of engagement between space, artwork and audience. Katja Bjørn is interested in ways in which the body is not only perceived as a physical entity, but as a patchwork of many different and interlacing biological, cultural, mythological and aesthetic threads. Specially the female body is represented in her works as collages and surfaces, membranes and depths with multiple layers of meaning. Our body is one of many horizons we perch on – it is always the first and the one we are given. Our body is a terrain that can be mapped, but also our benchmark for all other mappings made, and her works revolve around this electric and semiotic blend of skin, flesh, gender and nature.

Katja Bjørn is represented by Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus. 

ARoS, Horsens Art Museum, KØN – Gender Museum Denmark (previously The Women’s Museum Aarhus), New Carlsberg Foundation, Randers Art Museum, The Danish Arts Foundation, Aarhus Municipality.

Selected committee memberships
Member of Akademirådets committee for church art since 2023; Member of Grønningen since 2020; Board Member of Den Frie Udstillingsbygning since 2018; Chairwoman of DJK since 2019; Chairwoman of Kunsthal Regelbau 411 since 2018; Chairperson of Aarhus Billedkunstudvalg 2019-2022; Chairperson of Aarhus' policy institute for visual art 2015-2016; Member of the Danish Art Foundation 2014-16; Curator and member of the artist-run exhibition space, Spanien 19C Aarhus since 2005.

Selected grants
Marie and Victor Haagen-Müller's Foundation, Jens Ejner and Johanne Larsen's Foundation, Center for Culture and Development, Danish Arts Foundation (three-year work grant 2024-2026), Ole Haslund's Arts Foundation, awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation for the solo exhibition Involved at Charlotte Fogh Gallery in 2017.

Upcoming exhibitions
Solo exhibition, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, October 2025

Solo exhibitions
2023 TIDAL, Randers Art Museum
2022 Ovum, Charlotte Fogh Gallery
2019 Involved, Horsens Art Museum
2018 A Ride On The River, Contemporary Art Centre Viborg
2017 Involved, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus
2017 Envy my Love/The Pleasure of Envy, The Seven Death Sins, Skive Art Museum
2016 Gargoyle Room, V1 Gallery, Aarhus
2016 AS/ IS længselslinier, BETON art space
2014 Honey solo display, ARoS, Aarhus
2014 Sov Min Elskede, Horsens Art Museum
2014 The Source, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus
2013 Unspoken Stories,The Women’s Museum, Aarhus 
2011 Still Walking, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary 
2010 Canned Mermaid, Randers Art Museum 

Group exhibitions

Avesta Art, Verket, Avesta, Sweden

, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Nyt Lys, Sophienholm
Vrå-udstillingen, Kunstbygningen i Vrå

Winter, Charlotte Fogh Gallery 
Vrå-udstillingen, Kunstbygningen i Vrå
KUNSTØ, Samsø (curated by Maria Kjær Themsen)

Winter, Charlotte Fogh Gallery
Kunstlaboratorium, Museum Skanderborg
LYS.MUR, Svendborg
Grønningen, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
, Sophienholm Art Centre, Kongens Lyngby

Burned out umbrella, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus
Historier om mødre, Nivaagaards Malerisamling
The Process of Becoming, Viborg Kunsthal
Sådan er der så meget, Gimsinghoved
Grønningen, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Art & Porn, ARoS, Aarhus, and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 
Terrain, C4 Projects, Copenhagen
The Process of Becoming, Könerpark, Berlin
Taletid, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved
Tærskler, Tom Christoffersen Gallery, Copenhagen

VIDEO VIDEO, Ringsted Galleriet
En Duft af Evighed, Nivågaard Malerisamling

Circus circus, CIRCUS EINS – Aktuelle Kunst, Putbus, Germany
Sticky Business, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, Netherlands 
Mødet, Skulpturlandsby Selde
EAT ME, Trapholt Art museum, Kolding 

Everyday Images, Randers Art Museum
Itch under the skin, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus
UNKNOWN LANDSCAPE, Nordkystens Kunst Triennale
On the Eage, Samvirke Gallery, Veierholmen Tronhjem 

Rebound, Contemporary Art Centre Læsø
Dejavu, Skagen Odde Nature Center, Skagen
Casablanca Billboard Festival, Casablanca, Morocco 
Nude, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus 

Something The State of Denmark, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway 
Reflex, Dragør (public art exhibition) 
Jorn Lab, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad
Overwhelmingly Ordinary, The Neurosis of Everyday life, Museum Bärengasse, Zürich
Focus, curated solo program, Contemporary Art Centre Nikolaj, Copenhagen 

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (outdoor sculpture exhibition)
Malmoe Nordic 2013, Art Union Skåne, Malmö

Written Room 2012, Contemporary Art Centre Brænderigården, Viborg
The intimate AUTUMN: Behind the Façade, Contemporary Art Centre Nikolaj, Aarhus
Honey, Tom Chistoffersen Gallery, CUBE, Copenhagen
Not in my backyard, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus 
The geography of the wilderness, SKULPTURI, Copenhagen
Grand Opening of Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus

Living, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
From Andy Warhol to Katja Bjørn, Randers Art Museum
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus (outdoor sculpture exhibition)
Focus, Contemporary Art Centre Nikolaj, Copenhagen (curated by Jesper Elg)

Absolute Winter 2010, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary
Vandværker (Water Works), Randers Art Museum
Mitä meri? – What’s up Sea? Rauma Biennale Balticum 2010, Rauma Museum, Finland
Cosmos, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad

Milk and Honey, Gent, Belgium 
KURS: HAVNEN, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, collaboration with Hartmut Stocker 
Haven, Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn New York, Brooklyn New York, collaboration with Hartmut Stocker 
Human Nature, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2009, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Catharsis, Kabine, Copenhagen
Mummy’s Desire, In-Site: Governors Island, New York
Flemings’ House and Garden, Gallery MachWerket, Aarhus
Anna M, Gallery nittenunder, Copenhagen

Artists Fall Exhibition 2007, Den Fri Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
India in Motion: Grand Theatre, in Motion collaboration with Iben West
Kraplak, Aarhus Festival Week 2007
Manifest07, Contemporary Art Centre Aarhus, co-initiator for Manifest07
POP-UP Art, C-Sam, Centre for Contemporary Art, Aarhus Art Building

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

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

Transit2004, Copenhagen Airport ( 
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2004, Contemporary Art Centre Charlottenborg, Copenhagen