short biography

Per Kirkeby (b. 1938 in Copenhagen/Denmark, currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Laeso, and Arnasco) studied geology at the University of Copenhagen and painting, graphic arts, film and performance at the Experimental Art School in Copenhagen. 1958 he participated in an expedition to Narssak, Greenland and further expeditions in the 1970s to Greenland, Central America and the Arctic. He was professor at the Academy of Art in Karlsruhe and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and in 1976, 1980, 1993 and 1997 he took part at the Venice Biennale, in 1987 at the Skulptur Projekte Münster and in 1992 at documenta in Kassel.
His fields of work are painting, objects, drawings, prints, architecture, photography, film, essays and poetry.

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collection/s

AROS Aarhus ° Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau Arken Museum, Ishoj Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Castello di Rivoli, Turin ° Centre Pompidou, Paris Deutsche Bundesbank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt ESSL MUSEUM Klosterneuburg Esbjerg Kunstmuseum Frac Nord - Pas de Calais, Dunkirk Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense Göteborgs Konstmuseum Harvard Art Museums — Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, Arthur M. Sackler ° Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden Hess Art Collection, Liebefeld-Bern Janus Bygningen - Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tistrup K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen Kunst im Deutschen Bundestag Kunsthalle zu Kiel ° Kunsthaus Bregenz Kunstmuseet Koge Skitsesamling Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus Kunstpalais Erlangen ° Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk ° MARTa Herford MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge / MA ° MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York ° MUMOK Wien Malmö Konsthall Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp Morat-Institut, Freiburg Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach ° Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam Museum Folkwang, Essen Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen Museum Schloss Wilhelmshöhe Kassel Museum Villa Haiss, Zell am Harmersbach Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum Neue Galerie, Kassel Pinakothek der Moderne, München Randers Kunstmuseum SMK Statens Museum for Kunst / National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Sinclair House, Bad Homburg Skive Ny Kunstmuseum Skulpturenpark Köln Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Trapholt Museum, Kolding Wanas Foundation, Knislinge ZKM | Karlsruhe° Zabludowicz Collection, London nbk Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
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solo exhibition

PER KIRKEBY

02. Jun 2017 16. Sep 2017
  • 29. Jan 17. Apr
    Schlaglichter Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder