Biography




Peter Callesen
Born 1967 in Denmark



Education:

1997-00 Goldsmiths College, London, England
1994-97 Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Århus, Denmark
1993-94 Århus Art School (Foundation Course), Denmark
1990-93 Århus School of Architecture, Denmark




Solo exhibitions:

2019
"Sinking Boats", Steinprent, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

2018
"Skindød", Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark
White Worlds, Danish Culture Center, Beijing, China

2017
"White Diaries", Trelleborg Museum, Sweden
"Hvide Tanker", Gimsinghoved Kunst-og kulturcenter, Denmark

2016
"Skindød", Faaborg Museum, Denmark
"Inside Out", Montanasalen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
- Eskilstuna Artmuseum, Sweden

2014
"Hvide verden", KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

2013
"Fall", Museet Holmen, Løgumkloster, Denmark

2012
"La Vie en Papier", Maison Du Danemark, Paris, France

2011
"House of Paper", Sørlandets Art Museum, Norway
"Out of Nothing", Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

2010
"Out of Nothing", Mjelby Art Museum, Halmstad, Sweden
"Skin of Paper", Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark

2009
"Out of Nothing", Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
"Out of Nothing", The Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig, Denmark

2008
"Folded Thoughts", Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA
"Paperman", Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
"Unfolding", Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
"Himmelrum", Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Himmelrum", Brandt’s, Odense, Denmark

2006
"On The Other Side", Castle Museum, Nottingham, England
"ALIVE, BUT DEAD", Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
do ART gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Egg ballet", Odense Performance Festival, Denmark
"Concert for birds", performance on Christianshavns Volde, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
EmilyTsingou gallery, London, England
"Mirage", Galleri Koch und Kesslau, Berlin, Germany

2003
"Snowdrifting", The Kiosk Project, London, England

2001
"The Life of The Dying Swan", Gallery Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark
"White Shadows", installation & performance, Esbjerg Museum of Art, Denmark

2000
"Der Sterbende Schwan", Gallery KUNST auf KAMPNAGEL, Hamburg, Denmark
"Jukebox", performance at Gallery Muu, Helsinki, Finland
"Hvorfor blir det nat mor", three days performance, Gallery Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999
"The Dying Swan is back", performance at Goldsmiths College's exhibitionspace, London, England
"Sailing", performance at Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Happy Birthday", performance in Goldsmiths College's canteen, London, England
"Castle", two weeks happening at Goldsmiths College, London, England

1998
"The Dying Swan", performance at Det Fynske Kunstakademis Udstillingssted, Odense, Denmark
"The Dying Swan", performance at Goldsmiths College's exhibitionspace, London, England

1997
"Peter R. Callesen præsenterer Peter R. Callesen", happening in rum 46, Århus, Denmark
"Little Peter Spiderman III", performance & installation in rum 46, Århus, Denmark
"Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe", happening & installation in rum 46, Århus, Denmark




Selected group exhibitions:

2019
"Husker Du?", Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

2017
"Teser", Touring exhibition in relation to the Reformation, Denmark
"Carte Blanche", The French Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
"Paper Works", Skovhuset, Værløse, Denmark
"I skovens dybe stille ro", Silkeborg Bad, Denmark

2015
"Roma", Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark
"Not for Sale", Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
"FULL House", Molsdorf Castle, Erfurt, Germany
"Delicate Creatures", Foley Gallery, New York, USA
"Sculpture by the Sea", Aarhus, Denmark
"Papermania!", Museum Kunst der Westküste, Germany
"Nærværk", curated by Martin Bigum, Randers Kunstforening, Randers, Denmark
"HOP - Skalaværker", curated by Karin Lind and Peter Holm at Superobjekt, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
"Vintersol", Sophienholm, Denmark
Galerie Schmidt Marc
"Pop-up Gallery", Copenhagen, Denmark
"Gangart", Art Festival in Næstved, Denmark
"Vestjyllandsudstillingen", The Art Museum of West Jutland, Tistrup, Denmark
"Paper Cuts, Embroideries and Frottage", Gallery EFFEARTE, Milan, Italy
"Drømmeland", Kunsten, Aalborg Artmuseum, Denmark

2013
"REKREATION", MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Secret Garden II", Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark
"Den skøre lykke", Silkeborg Bad, Denmark$
"CODA PAPER ART", The Holland Paper Biennial, CODA Museum, Appeldorn, Holland
"THE FIRST CUT - Paper at the Cutting Edge", Southampton SeaCity Museum, England
"THE FIRST CUT - Paper at the Cutting Edge", Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, England
"FOKUS 2013 VIDEOKUNST FESTIVAL", Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Kill two Birds with one Stone", Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
"Geist Glorup", Glorup Castle, Oerbark, Denmark
"Rock-Paper-Scissors", Gallery Magrorocca, Milan, Italy

2012
"INVOLVER", HEART, Herning, Denmark
"Rock-Paper-Scissors", Gallery LARM, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Socle du Monde Biennale", Herning Artmuseum, Denmark
"Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine", Paris, France
"Jeg", Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
"Made in Paper", Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
"The Firs Cut", Manchester Art Gallery, England
"The End", Jacobs Island Gallery, London, England
"Paperless", SECCA Center for Centemporary Art, North Carolina, USA
"Circus Crew", Gallery Larm, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Humor, Alvorligt talt", Esbjerg Artmuseum, Denmark
"I'm like a Bird", Johannes Larsen Museet, Denmark

2011
"Rønnebæksholm – Stories About A Place", Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
"I Am Like A Bird", Skovgaardmuseet, Viborg, Denmark
"Group Exhibition", Gallery Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA
"Habitat", Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
"Group Exhibition", Galeria Valle Orti, Valencia, Spain
"Second Party", Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
"Christmas Group Show", Christina WIlson, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Silhouettes - pure Contours", Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
"I midten af værket", Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
"Papershapers", Scion Installation, L.A., USA
"KURS: Havnen", KØS, Køge, Denmark
"Cut & Paste", Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Et Vintereventyr", Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark
"Til Vægs", Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
"Ruiner - fascination og fantasi", Museet På Koldinghus, Denmark
"Drømmerier", Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Papir i tre dimensioner", Skovgaard Art Museum, Viborg, Denmark
"Hidden narratives", Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, England
"Dream Therapy", Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, USA

2007
-"Snow Fall", Vejen Art Museum, Denmark
"Fairy Tale", Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England
Venice Biennale, Mobile Journey, Crossing, San Servolo Venice, Italy
"Fairy Tale" Chapter, Cardiff, Wales, England
"Spor", Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark
"Exportable Goods", Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
"Fairy Tale", The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England

2006
"Group Show", Emily Tsingou, London, England
ART COPENHAGEN - THE NORDIC ART FAIR, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Shanghai Biennale 6", Shanghai Art Museum, China
"Paper Cuts", Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, England
"Fuori è un giorno fragile", Imbiancheria del Vajro, Chieri, Torino, Italy
"Papercut", Voges + Partner Gallerie, Frankurt am Main, Germany
"Inner to Go", Gallery Vamiali, Athens, Greece
"TRANSIT 2006", Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
"Inaugural show", Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Superbia 2", Cork in Ireland, organized by Kerlin Gallery, Ireland
"Vandspejl", Frederiksberg Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, organizer and artist
"Tell tail", Ewha Art Centre, Seoul, Korea
"The City Rumble", Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
"The Armory Show", Art Fair New York, USA, represented by emily Tsingou gallery
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
"Hidden (hi)stories", Galerie K & S, Berlin, Germany
"Charlottenborgs efterårsudstilling", Copenhagen, Denmark
"Paper", Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
Monument, a public art exhibition at the Main Library and in public, Copenhagen, Denmark,

2003
"From Dust to Dusk", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
"TURMSTURM", Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art, organizer and artist
"Amorph", Performancefestival in Helsinki, Finland
"NB – lad os modes", videoproject with Kenneth Balfelt, Ydre Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Ung Samtidskunst", Marineteknologisk center, Skagen, Denmark

2002
Artgenda, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstparade, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001
"Masculinities", Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Barcelona Arte Contempereano, BAC, Barcelona, Spain
"Videomanifesta", Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Fair, Gallery Tommy Lund, Basel, Germany
"Quality Street", Gallery Tommy Lund, Copenhagen, Denmark
"ARTKINO", videoscreening at Frankfurt Art Fair, Germany
"All the best", videoscreening at the LUX, London, England
"Location", Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, England

2000
"Assembly", London, England
"The Rest of the Story", Chelsea College, London, England
"Waterfront", Denmark and Sweden, Folding, Little Peter Spiderman & To be - or not to be
Art Forum, Gallery Tommy Lund, Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
"Ylikierroksilla", performance project, Helsinki, Denmark
Art Fair, Gallery Tommy Lund, Basel, Germany
"Croma2", Inauguración Festival, Madrid, Spain
"Summer Agglutinate 3 + 4", 291 Gallery, London, England
"Box Museum 2000", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

1999
"Post-Ulu Gig", Singapore
"The Last Show on Earth", London, England
Art Forum, Gallery Tommy Lund, Berlin, Germany
Performancefestival, Odense, Denmark
Samtidskunstforum, Oslo, Norway, Denmark
"The Sun was Shining Upside-down", Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cardiff Timebased Art Festival, England

1998
"Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling" in Copenhagen, Denmark
"Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling", Aarhus, Denmark
"Environmental", London, England

1997
"View", Videotek in rum 46, Aarhus, Denmark
Performancefestival, Odense, Denmark
"Charlottenborgs Forårudstilling", Copenhagen, Denmark




Scholarships, Grants and Residencies:

2016
Arken's travel grant

2010
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ Eckersberg Medal

2009
3-year working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation.

2007
Residency at Danish Academy in Rome

2005
Grant from Kunstfonden af 1973

2004
Working Grant from Statens Kunstfond, Denmark

2003
Travel grant from Henny Sophie Clausen og møbelarkitekt Axel Clausens fond

2002
Nifca’s Artist Residency in Qaqortoq in Greenland
Travel Grant from De Bielkelske Legater
Sleipnir Travel Grant
Travel Grant from Dansk Metal

2001
Sleipnir Travel Grant for research trip to the North of Norway
Århus Kommunes Kunstnerstipendium




Public Collections:

HEART - Herning Museum of Mordern Art, Denmark
Kunst på Arbeidsplassen, Norway
Mallin Collection, New York
Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
Haugar - Vestfold Art Museum, Norway
Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Denmark
Vejen Art Museum, Denmark
Wallsall Art Gallery, UK
West Collection, USA
Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Sweden
MAT Charitable Foundation, New York, USA