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Christine Overvad Hansen

Christine Overvad Hansen - Peitho as NPC - Bronze & skind - 230 x 132 x 112 cm
Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Peitho as NPC - Bronze & skind - 230 × 132 × 112 cm

Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021

Christine Overvad Hansen - Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Installation view - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Installation view - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021

Christine Overvad Hansen - Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Installation view - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Installation view - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021

Christine Overvad Hansen - Moderator - Strudsefjer, bronze, motor - 220 x 110 x 90 cm
Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Moderator - Strudsefjer, bronze, motor - 220 × 110 × 90 cm

Hard Coding Soft Tactics - Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021

Christine Overvad Hansen and Asger Dybvad Larsen - Hunting for Ouroboros - Mixed media on canvas & bronze - 235 x 100 x 95 
Traveling Tresholds Among Mundane Mutations - Viborg Kunsthal, DK 2021
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Christine Overvad Hansen and Asger Dybvad Larsen - Hunting for Ouroboros - Mixed media on canvas & bronze - 235 × 100 × 95

Traveling Tresholds Among Mundane Mutations - Viborg Kunsthal, DK 2021

Christine Overvad Hansen - Traders - Installation view - Huset for Kunst og Design - Holstebro, DK 2020
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Traders - Installation view - Huset for Kunst og Design - Holstebro, DK 2020

Christine Overvad Hansen - Traders - Installation view - Huset for Kunst og Design - Holstebro, DK 2020
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Traders - Installation view - Huset for Kunst og Design - Holstebro, DK 2020

Christine Overvad Hansen - Drudge - Aluminium, steel bullet, super magnet, motor, stainless steel, hair plugs, wax, lambskin - Huset for Kunst og Design - Holstebro, DK 2020
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Drudge - Aluminium, steel bullet, super magnet, motor, stainless steel, hair plugs, wax, lambskin - Huset for Kunst og Design - Holstebro, DK 2020

Christine Overvad Hansen - Figura Carpool - Installation view - Gether Contemporary, DK 2020
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Figura Carpool - Installation view - Gether Contemporary, DK 2020

Christine Overvad Hansen - Byblis - Stentøj, bronze & salt- 195 x 70 x 97 cm
Figura Carpool - Gether Contemporary 2020
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Byblis - Stentøj, bronze & salt
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Figura Carpool - Gether Contemporary 2020

Christine Overvad Hansen - Figura Carpool - Installation view - Gether Contemporary, DK 2020
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Figura Carpool - Installation view - Gether Contemporary, DK 2020


Christine Overvad Hansen - Deceptor Rabbit (performance) - during ‘A little thing called love’ - Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK 2019
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Deceptor Rabbit (performance) - during ‘A little thing called love’ - Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK 2019

Christine Overvad Hansen - Punch Bowl Portal - Installation view - Gether Contemporary DK, 2018
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Punch Bowl Portal - Installation view - Gether Contemporary DK, 2018

Christine Overvad Hansen - Punch Bowl Portal - Installation view - Gether Contemporary DK, 2018
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Christine Overvad Hansen - Punch Bowl Portal - Installation view - Gether Contemporary DK, 2018

Christine Overvad Hansen works with sculpture in an extended field. Her artistic practice ranges from large sculptural works and installations to mechanical sculptures andcomprehensive performances. Her works are both recognizable and alien and they often move in the borderland between the physically experienced and the speculatively fictional.

With the body as a central element - both as a recurring theme, instrument and material in her sculptural process, Christine Overvad Hansen's works connect to our shared memory, our ways of entering into social relationships and exchanges and our way of constructing social codes and standards. Christine Overvad Hansen works with a great sense of both materials and the body's potential for change, their transforming power as well as for the exchanges that constantly take place between sculpture and body. She operates in a field of tension between the fixed, unchanging and the open, flexible - that which can be manipulated.

Overvad Hansen often combines traditional materials, such as bronze and glass, with materials related to fields other than the traditional sculptural. By further merging these with performative means, Overvad Hansen's sculptures often possess an alluring, yet repressed familiarity both in their form, materiality, surface or possible function, and her sculptures can be considered as individual personas, each of whom tells stories of physical and mental states. Individuals who simultaneously seek to both enter into communities and break out of relationships.

In the same way that Christine Overvad Hansen in her process, physically, welds metals together, she often welds seemingly contradictory phenomena and systems together; technological programming, information technology, and static contacts, encounter subtle manipulation techniques, codes of sensual interaction, subculture, self-help phenomena, and emotional control that almost creeps under the skin. But it is precisely in this exchange that Overvad Hansen, through mechanical repetitions, soft modeled forms in bronze, burnt stoneware and feathers, instantly facilitates a place and a space where these states, systems and patterns of action actually become possible to break. Looking at the works of Overvad Hansen, the viewer is always invited to engage in a flirtatious and at times humorous exploration.

Christine Overvad Hansen (f.1988, Danmark) lives and works in Roskilde. She is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2016. She has solo exhibited at Holstebro Kunstmuseum (DK), Viborg Kunsthal (DK), Horsens Kunstmuseum (DK), Huset for Kunst og Design (DK), Gether Contemporary (DK) Christine Overvad Hansen has participated in group exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (DE), Parallel Vienna (AT), Viborg Kunsthal (DK), Galleri Susanne Ottesen (DK). In 2020, she received Astrid Noacks’s grant and in 2016 the art award of Horsens Kunstmuseums. The works of Christine Overvad Hansens can be experienced in the collection at Horsens Kunstmuseum (DK). Her work is acquired by Ny Carlsberg Fondet.

Selected Exhibitions & Projects

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Christine Overvad Hansen: Solo exhibition 'HARD CODING SOFT TACTICS' at Holstebro Kunstmuseum

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Figura Carpool

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Christine Overvad hansen

Born 1988, Denmark

Education

2009 - 2016

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art, School of Sculpture Charlottenborg, professor Martin Erik Andersen

Solo and duo Exhibitions:

2021

Solo exhibition “Hard coding soft tactics” at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, DK

Duo exhibition “Traveling thresholds among mundane mutations” at Viborg kunsthal, Viborg, DK

2020

Solo exhibition “Figura Carpool” at Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

Punch Bowl Portal, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2016

Årets kunstnerpris 2016, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, DK

2014

Home-dweller, Værelset, Copenhagen, DL

2011

Sense of place, Galleri Pictura c/o Galleri Gordon, Malmö, SE

Group Exhibitions:

2022

Group exhibition ‘New Positions’ at Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2021

Tweaked encounters, Bobler - an art route through the city, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

Pluralistisk aktivisme, SPECTA, Copenhagen, DK

2020

Traders, 3 x solo, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, DK

Decembristerne 2020, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK

Time, X-bunker, Sønderborg, DK

Shapeshifter, NU galleri, Næstved, DK

2019

Material Madness, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

‘Deceptor Rabbit’ (performance) during ‘A little thing called love’ at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK

Mellemting Mellem Ting, curated by Heine Kjærgaard Klausen, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK

2018

Face of Another, Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, DK

Smudge Cleanse, KVIT Galleri, Copenhagen, DK

Heiwata x The Institut d’Esthétique, Alt_Cph 18, Copenhagen, DK

15 Windows, curated by artist-run exhibition space Delfi, Malmö, SE

Vibrant Matter, curated by Nanna Stjernholm Jepsen & Stine Kähler, SAK Kunstbygning, Svendborg, DK

2017

[UDEN TITEL 17], Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg

Dinner for Louise, Duo w, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2016

The Conference, Piscine c/o Kunsthal Aarhus, Århus, DK

Thingness, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, DE

Public intimacy, Parallel Vienna, Vienna, AT

MFA Degree Show, Afgang2016, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

Take Me (I’m Yours), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

SSS16, Søby, Ærø, DK

Rundgang 2016, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

‘Rolling with punches’ (performance), co-lab w. Lea Guldditte Hestelund at CODE Art Fair, Bella Center, Copenhagen, DK

2015

JCE Biennalen (travelling 2015-2017), Montrouge FR, Hjørring DK, Wroctav PL, Cesis LV, Como IT, Figueres ES, Amarante PT

Map of the new art, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, IT

The Distance Between Two Parts Plays Ping Pong, Udstillingsstedet TYS, Copenhagen, DK

STAY, Fængselsmuseet, Horsens Statsfængsel, Horsens, DK

Under overfladen, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

Not At Home, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, DK

Rundgang 2015, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

‘Simple living, placeless landscape’ (screening) at Kurant Seng & Video, curated by Kuk & Parfyme, Tromsø, NO

2014

In search of seductive powers. Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, DK

1.-6: Opsigelser, Oehlenschlægersgade 19, 1.-6, Copenhagen, DK

Rundgang 2014, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

‘In search of seductive powers’ (performance) at Hitparaden2, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK

‘Simple living, placeless landscape’ (screening) at Insta Media Festival, SOMA, School of Art at University of Tennessee Knoxville, US

2013

Kritikklassen, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, DK

Reality bites, part II, Asta Raum, Düsseldorf, DE

If it renders, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo, NO

Rundgang 2013, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

2012

Rundgang 2012, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

‘Mountains make me nauseous’ (performance) at Lukningsfest, Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen, DK

2011

Park la Crib, toppen af Palægaragen, Copenhagen, DK

Fra noget til noget andet, Baghold, Copenhagen, DK

Rundgang 2011, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

2010

Forårsudstillingen 2010, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK

Rundgang 2010, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

2009

1. Års udstillingen, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, DK

Performances:

2021

‘Throphy Hunter’ at Kunsten Summer Lounge, Kunsten Museum og Modern Art, Aalborg, DK

‘Deceptor rabbit’ at Bobler LIVE, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, DK

2019

‘Deceptor Rabbit’ during ‘A little thing called love’ at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK

2016

‘Rolling with punches’, in collaboration w/ Lea Guldditte Hestelund at CODE Art Fair, Bella Center, Copenhagen, DK

2014

‘In search of seductive powers’ at Hitparaden2, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK

2012

‘Mountains make me nauseous’ at Lukningsfest, Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen, DK

Grants:

2021

Danish Art Foundation, work grant

2020

Astrid Noacks Legat

Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, work grant

Danish Art Foundation, work grant

2019

Danish Art Foundation, work grant

2018

Danish Art Foundation, work grant

2017

Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, work grant

2016

Horsens Kunstmuseums venner, Familien Hede Nielsens Fond & Horsens Folkeblads Fond, Årets Kunstnerpris 2016 (Artist of the year award)

Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legat, Talentpris (talent award)

Public collections:

Horsens Kunstmuseum