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Amalie Jakobsen

Amalie Jakobsen - SUFFOCATED AIR - diatome algae powder, steel and primer - 340 Ø x 520 cm - 2020
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Amalie Jakobsen - SUFFOCATED AIR - diatome algae powder, steel and primer - 340 Ø × 520 cm - 2020

Amalie Jakobsen - Carrying Capacity - Installation view - Politikens forhal - 2020
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Amalie Jakobsen - Carrying Capacity - Installation view - Politikens forhal - 2020

Amalie Jakobsen - Protein - Pigments from insects, aluminium, primer - 240 x 185 x 145 cm
 Carrying Capacity - Politikens forhal 2020
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Amalie Jakobsen - Protein - Pigments from insects, aluminium, primer - 240 × 185 × 145 cm

Carrying Capacity - Politikens forhal 2020

Amalie Jakobsen - Cosmic Coastline - Installation view - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand - 2021
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Amalie Jakobsen - Cosmic Coastline - Installation view - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand - 2021

Amalie Jakobsen - Hydration Composition II - Carrara marble, resin, pigment and steel mount - 50 x 60 x 57 cm, 127 kgCosmic Coastline - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 2021
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Amalie Jakobsen - Hydration Composition II - Carrara marble, resin, pigment and steel mount - 50 × 60 × 57 cm, 127 kg
Cosmic Coastline - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 2021

Amalie Jakobsen - Cosmic Coastline - Installation view - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand - 2021
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Amalie Jakobsen - Cosmic Coastline - Installation view - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand - 2021

Amalie Jakobsen - Hydration Composition I - Red jaspar, resin and pigment - 90 x 80 x 50 cm 470 kgCosmic Coastline - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 2021
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Amalie Jakobsen - Hydration Composition I - Red jaspar, resin and pigment - 90 × 80 × 50 cm 470 kg
Cosmic Coastline - Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 2021

Amalie Jakobsen - Satellites Warning - Aluminum, lazer-cut aluminum, powder coating, UR5 robot, 3D printed tool, volcanic sand, stainless steel wire - 5 x 3 x 2 m - (detail)
Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 2021
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Amalie Jakobsen - Satellites Warning - Aluminum, lazer-cut aluminum, powder coating, UR5 robot, 3D printed tool, volcanic sand, stainless steel wire - 5 × 3 × 2 m - (detail)

Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand 2021

Amalie Jacobsen - 2019 TF - Aluminium, gps microchip - 45 x 48 x 55 cm
Fool's Gold - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Amalie Jacobsen - 2019 TF - Aluminium, gps microchip - 45 × 48 × 55 cm

Fool's Gold - Gether Contemporary 2019

Amalie Jacobsen - Fool's Gold - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Amalie Jacobsen - Fool's Gold - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Amalie Jacobsen - 2019 TH - Aluminium 124 x 52 x 90 cm
Fool's Gold - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Amalie Jacobsen - 2019 TH - Aluminium 124 × 52 × 90 cm

Fool's Gold - Gether Contemporary 2019

Amalie Jacobsen - Fool's Gold - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Amalie Jacobsen - Fool's Gold - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Amalie Jacobsen - Untitiled (black) - Aluminium, primer, acrylic - 185 x 55 x 50 cm
Fool's Gold - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Amalie Jacobsen - Untitiled (black) - Aluminium, primer, acrylic - 185 × 55 × 50 cm

Fool's Gold - Gether Contemporary 2019

Amalie Jakobsen works with the interplay between form, space, color and time. In her sculptural practice, she curiously examines both the concrete and abstract spaces we, as human beings, inhabit and move in - whether this is through precise geometric shapes or poetic and speculative comic landscapes. In all cases, as a spectator, one is always forced to move in a specific and particularly conscious way when sharing a space with Amalie Jakobsen's sculptures and sculptural formations.

In Jakobsen's works, space and work are necessarily an inseparable unit. Jakobsen's significant geometric sculptures in clear, and often primary colors, map and measure the surrounding space and occupy it as alternative and hyper-conscious bodies. Bodies that through their shape and fullness define a special spatiality and presence in themselves. All superfluous elements are omitted in these of Jakobsen's works, which both push and send greetings to a minimalist tradition and artists such as Richard Serra, Robert Morris and Frank Stella. Jakobsen's works are also characterized by a minimalist idiom that is expressed through her use of hard, industrial materials. Steel, magnets and aluminum often form the basis for the sculptures' bodies, but in Jakobsen's practice they are also paired with softer materials such as latex and marble, which helps to give her works a contrast-filled and at the same time rigorous tactility.

Marble is also the basic material in parts of Jakobsen's recent works; small transformed meteorites that, like sculptural objects, examine the significance of the space industry for our human lives today and in the future. With these sculptures, Jakobsen creates spaces and carefully choreographed landscapes that, together with animated films and performative robots, put a spotlight on human exploration of outer space, and put the future perspectives of space technology into play in both poetic and disturbing ways. In particular, two overarching themes are to be found in these works: on the one hand a fascination with the increasing human presence and colonization of space as a technological achievement, and on the other hand the urgent and predictable threat that its by-products pose to the earth with mining, space debris and accumulation of satellites. Thus, Jacobsen's practice reflects a climate consciousness and questions us as a society, seen in a larger and universal cosmic perspective.

Amalie Jakobsen was born in 1989 in Denmark. She lives and works in Copenhagen and in London. She is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and Goldsmiths University of London. Her works have been exhibited both in Denmark and abroad, including at solo exhibitions at Gl. Strand (DK), in TwilSharp Gallery in Johannesburg (ZA), Feral in Mexico City (MX) and STCFTHOTS in Leeds (UK). Amalie Jakobsen is part of the 2015 publication, Nordic Contemporary - Art from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, published by Thames & Hudson Ldt.

Selected Exhibitions & Projects

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Amalie Jakobsen: Solo exhibition 'Cosmic Coastline' at Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand

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Fool's Gold

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Amalie Jakobsen

Born 1989, Denmark

Lives and works in Berlin

Education

2014

BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

2010

Kunsthoejskolen paa Aeroe, DK

Upcoming

2022 Group exhibition ‘Climate of Concern: Burning Out in the Age of Fossil Expressionis’ at RADIUS — Center for Contemporary

Art & Ecology, Delft, NL

2022-2023

Public commission at Ringe Prison, DK

2022

Solo exhibition at Gether Contemporary, DK

Solo/duo Exhibitions (selected)

2021

‘Cosmic Coastline’ Solo exhibition at Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, DK

2021

‘Orbital Harvest’ Solo exhibition at Future Gallery, Berlin, DE

2020

Solo exhibition ‘Carrying Capacity’ at Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, DK

2019

Solo exhibition ‘Fool’s Gold’ at Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2017

‘BLACK REVOLTS BLUE’, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, US

2017

‘WRONGDOERS’, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2017

‘Genes and Molecules’, duo exhibition with furniture designer Hans Jakobsen, Grenå Windmill, DK

2016

‘PROOON’, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, US

2015

‘DKUK Salon’, London, UK 2015 TwilSharp Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA

2015

‘Stronger’, Galería Breve, Mexico City, MX

2014

‘Food Face’, Curated by Louise Chignac, London, UK

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2021

‘The Owls Are Not What They See’ Group exhibition at Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, SE

2021

‘LIFE TRAILS’ Group exhibition at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, DK

2021

‘STUDIO BERLIN’ at Berghain organised by Boros Collection, Berlin, DE

2021

’Traces on the Surfaces of the World’ Group exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2020

‘Skate works’ Group exhibition at Nikolaj Kunsthal, curated by Jens-Peter Brask, DK

2020

‘August’ Group exhibition at Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, NO

2020

‘INTERDIMENSIONALE II’ at Gammelgaard Herlev, DK

2019

Group exhibition at Kunstbygningen i Vrå | Engelundsamlingen, Vrå, DK

2019

‘It Growns Between’ Group exhibition at Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, US

2019

‘Time Matters’ Group exhibition, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2018

‘Rethinking Media’ Group exhibition Gallery Bradstrup, Oslo, No

2017

Group exhibition, FREDERIKSBERGSALONEN, Copenhagen, DK

2017

‘EN GROS – SCULPTURE’ , Skulpturi and PIRPA, Copenhagen, DK

2016

‘The Shape of Things to Come’, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2016

RØM, Copenhagen, DK

2016

Performance at Culture Meeting, Mors, DK

2015 – 2017

Jeune Création Européenne Biennale: France, Denmark, Polen, Latvia, Italy, Spain, Portugal

2015

Bosse & Baum, London,UK

2014

‘Everything is Connected’, Neter Proyectos, Mexico City, MX

2014

BA Degree Show, Goldsmiths University, UK

2014

‘Friction’, DIG, London, UK

2013

A Curator, Team Titanic, Berlin, DE

Art Fairs (selected)

2020

Enter Art Fair with Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2018

Market Art Fair, Stockholm, SE

2018

Zona Maco Art Fair, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Mexico City, MX

2017

CHART Art Fair, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2017

EXPANDED organised by Gallery Weekend Chicago, US, Efrain Lopez Gallery

2016

EXPO Chicago IN/SITU:”A Break in Code”, curated by Diana Nawi, Chicago, US

2016

Material Art Fair, Efrain Lopez Gallery, Mexico City, MX

Residencies (selected)

2018

Residency at Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, FR

2016

Residency at Danish Art Workshop, Copenhagen, DK

2015

TwilSharp Studio’s Residency Program, Johannesburg, ZA

2015

Royal Danish Academy’s Travel Grant to Mexico, DK

Press/Publications/Interviews (selected)

2022

‘Inspireret af rumaffald og ødelagte satellitter’, Bobedre, DK

2022

Magasinet Kunst Nr.1, Kunst / Kopi 2022, DK

2021

Jyllands-Posten 19 Nov 2021, DK

2020

Kunsten.nu: Gallerirevy København, 2020

2020

Mellem kosmos og kaos, Politiken, DK

2020

Amalie Jakobsens minimal sculptures warp our perception of shape, space, and dark matter, IGNANT, 2020

2019

Kunsten.nu, Krop, Køn og Kosmos, by Lisbeth Bonde, DK

2019

Børsen Atelier, KUNSTSAMLER MARIA FRIIS ANBEFALER SAMTIDSKUNST, DK

2018

Fagbladet Billedkunstneren NR 2, DK

2018

Best of Zona Maco, Sureface Magazine, US

2018

Mad og Bolig, Nr 3, March

2017

De har kæmpet sig ind i kunstverdenen, dr.dk, DK

2017

Five Scandinavian Artists to Watch at CHART, Artsy

2017

3 møder med Amalie Jakobsen, Kopenhagen, DK

2017

Artist of the week, Kunsten.NU, DK

2017

Børsen, DK

2016

Kunstmagasinet Janus, DK

2016

Art In America, US

2016

New City Magazine, Chicago, US

2015

Nordic Contemporary Art by TransGlobe Publishing, Ltd. and Thames & Hudson

Public Commisions:

2022-2023

Public commission at Ringe Prison, DK

2020

Public commision at Danish Immigration Services Office by Creators Projects, Næstved, DK

2019

Out-door sculpture: Shape Shifter at Næstved Gymnasium of HF, commisioned by Ny Carlsberg Foundation, DK

2019

Mobile: Grenå Gymnasium og HF, DK

Collections:

ARKEN Modern Art Museum, DK

Ny Carlsberg Foundation, DK

The Danish Arts Foundation, DK

Art Museum Brandts, DK

Bech Risvig Collection, DK

Private Collections: Mexico, United States, Norway and Denmark

Grants:

2021

Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Honoary Grant, DK

2021

Danish Art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2020

Danish Art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2018

Danish Art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2017

Danish Art Foundation – Work Grant, DK

2017

Danish Art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2017

Danish Art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2016

Danish Art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2016

Danish art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2016

Danish art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2016

Danish art Foundation – Work Grant, DK

2015

Royal Danish Academy’s Travel Grant, DK

2015

Danish art Foundation – Work Grant, DK

2015

Danish art Foundation – Residency Grant, DK

2014

Danish art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2014

Danish art Foundation – Production Grant, DK

2013

Goldsmiths Annual, Fund, UK

2013

Jutta Bojsen-Møller Minde Grant, DK

2013

Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, DK

2013

Grenaa Craftsman Grant, DK

2012

Grosserer L.F.Foghts Fond, DK

2012

Grenaa Craftsman Grant, DK

2012

Ragnvald og Ida Blix’ Fond, DK

2011Grosserer L.F.Foghts Fond, DK