About

About

Studio Kat Art
Raadvad 40
DK - 2800 Lyngby
DENMARK
+45 61 79 13 20
kat@katrineskovsgaard.net

“I had a headache for the fourth year in a row. Every day hung together in a thin thread: I couldn’t both practice self-care and produce art. I read about chronic pain and looked at other artists who made art about pain. After much procrastination, I finally started making art about my own chronic headache. It had a relieving and clarifying effect. Now I have taken one step further and am helping others express their pain through art.”

CV

Education

I am educated from Funen Art Academy in 2010-2016. I was a member of the school board in 2015-2016.

My graduation project (I) was a participatory art process of co-creation where I photographed people with chronic pain in their own environment. The portraits were printed on silk in scale 1:1. The portrayed persons then painted a representation of their pain on their own portrait. The work also includes process videos by two professional film photographers and a workshop where audience at the exhibition can try exercises from the project.

Prizes and grants

In 2017 I was selected for Sven Dalsgaards Grant for young experimental artists.

In 2016 I received the 15th of June Foundations Honorary Prize for the project which was judged one of the three best graduation projects from the Danish art academies in 2016. I continue to work with chronic pain and the methods from the production of (I) have been further developed to include a workshop in pain management which is offered to hospitals and municipalities in parallel with my own artistic production.

2018

In 2018 I am exhibiting at the Psychiatric Museum in Middelfart with the project ’Headscapes’, a body of work made in co-creation with people who all have experiences with mental illness. The people in the project paint a free representation of their mind on lenticular portraits, where the painting of the mind shifts between being in and out of focus.

I have also contributed to the May publication of ’The Year’, a photographic portrait series of Copenhagen published by Blankt Papir. Every month of 2018, Copenhagen is portrayed by a handful of photographers and the images are collected in a photobook portraying that month. By the end of the year there will be a collection of 12 books showing the passage of time in Copenhagen. The books can be seen and bought at Fotografisk Center, Bladr, Butikken and NW Gallery

2017

In 2017 I have had several exhibitions: (I) a solo exhibition at Vollsmose Culture House where I exhibited the work (I).

Parallax, a duo exhibition in collaboration with Jacob Morell, for Bunker and Sønderborg Library. We produced an audiowalk as a way of walking in someone else’s shoes - experience through their eyes. The audience was equipped with a set of earphones and an mp3-player and went for a short walk in a loop over and over. Every time the route started over, you would lend ear to a new storyteller who would give you a new worldview and angle on the walk. We plan to continue the collaboration and project.

London Pinhole Festival 2017. I exhibited in the main exhibition, a group exhibition with 28 artist who all work with pinhole photography. I exhibited the work 1844 Hours of Sunshine.

Spire Festival 2017 grassroots festival for visual art, music, literature and performance, where I exhibit videos from the work (I).

The Final Exhibition a group show at Copenhagen Art Week where I exhibited the site specific videowork, Window, created in collaboration with Joachim Von Westen and Linda Weiss.

Education

2010–16

Internships, residencies, summer schools, etc.

2018-19

2017

2016

2015

2013-15

2012

2009–10

2008–09

Prizes and awards

2017

2016

2009

Censored exhibitions

2017

2016

2015

2013

  • Nordjysk Censureret 2013, Dronninglund Art Centre, DK

2011

  • Nordjysk Censureret 2011, Dronninglund Art Centre, DK

2009

  • Nordjysk Censureret 2009, Dronninglund Art Centre, DK
  • Student Exhibition, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU
  • Pinhole Photography, 6Sixty9Nine Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, AU

Solo and duo exhibitions

2018

2017

2014

Other exhibitions

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Art Cinema 3, Habitat, Lahnsgade 48, Odense, DK
  • Habitat Art Café 4 (performance), Habitat, Lahnsgade 48, Odense, DK
  • Habitat Art Café 3 (exhibition), Habitat, Lahnsgade 48, Odense, DK
  • Art Cinema 1, Habitat, Lahnsgade 48, Odense, DK
  • Habitat Art Café 2 (poetry), Habitat, Lahnsgade 48, Odense, DK

2013

2012

  • Fototrienale.dk - The Good Life, Your Way Travels, Brandts, Odense, DK
  • School Show 2nd edition, Pantheonsgade 2-4, Odense, DK
  • 1 Minute – A Matter of Time, FAA Project Room, Funen Art Academy, DK

2011

  • The Concerned Photographer, Day of Photography, the Museum of Photographic Art, Brandts, DK
  • 1st Annual School Show 2011, Pantheonsgade 2-4, Odense, DK

Publications

2018

The Year, May, a photographic portrait series of Copenhagen published by Blankt Papir

2016

2015

  • Camera Obscura Workshop Latvia ISSP 1-10th Aug 2015, published by Takashi Homma, Japan
  • More Than Enough, self-published zine in collaboration with Zoe Kreye, Catherine Grau, Cimmaron Knight, Bogdan Cheta og Luke Parnell, Canada
  • Production><Publication, unique publication, Habitat, ISBN 978-87-998123-0-1, DK

2014

Board and other positions

2015–16

2015

  • Co-founder of the publishing house Habitat

2013

Grants

2017

2016–17

2016

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