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Kasper Akhøj

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Welcome (To the Teknival), 2015 © Courtesy of the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects
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Welcome (To The Teknival), 2009 © Courtesy of the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects
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Welcome (To The Teknival), 2009 © Courtesy of the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects
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The Parrot's Tail, 2015 Mixed Media Installation Variable Dimensions, Projection: 14’ 40” © Courtesy the artists, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, and Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
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Sketch for The Parrot's Tail, 2015 Mixed Media Installation Variable Dimensions, Projection: 14’ 40” © Courtesy the artists, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, and Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
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Captain Gervasio’s Family, 2013 16mm Film © courtesy the artists, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo
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Captain Gervasio’s Family, 2013 16mm Film 14 Minutes, Silent © courtesy the artists, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam and Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Copenhagen
Birth year
1976
Lives in
Copenhagen
Representing galleries
Statement

After spending a couple of years at the Prague Film School, Kasper Akhøj subsequently studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and Goldsmiths in London. In 2009 he completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. He often collaborates with Brazilian artist Tamar Guimaraes, especially when time-based media is concerned. His recent solo exhibitions include Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Overgarden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art Brussels. His work has also been shown at Ludlow 38/Goethe Institute (New York), Art in General (New York), the 28th and 31st São Paulo Biennials, Sharjah Biennial 11, and both the 55th and the 56th Venice Biennial. Akhøj was artist in residence at the 29th São Paulo Biennial as well as Platform Garanti in Istanbul, Turkey. He is currently working on two forthcoming publications.

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