Possible Result Of A Crafty Noise, A 11, 2016, black mexican onyx, 51 x 146 x 83 cm

Kirsten Ortwed

Kirsten Ortwed was born in 1948 in Copenhagen and has since 1982 lived and worked in Cologne and Pietrasanta, close to the famous quarry of Carrara in Italy. Her solo exhibitions include Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2008), Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum Aalborg (2002), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (1994), City Museums Heilbronn (1993), The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (1992) and the joint exhibition with Lawrence Weiner and Barry Le Va in Malmö Kunsthal (1999). Ortwed realised many sculptures for public spaces, her major commissions include Full Length (2008) in Copenhagen, Monument to R.W. (2001) in Stockholm, Bering Iceland (2002) in Horsens and Platform (2006) for the state prison in Horsens. A meteor-sculpture for the city of Moss will be inaugurated in October 2016. In 1997 she was representing Denmark at the Venice Biennale. She was honoured in 2002 with the Thorvaldsen Medal of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In September 2016 Kirsten Ortwed had her fifth solo exhibition with Galerie Nordenhake.

Installation view "West Dealer" Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, 2016

Possible Result Of A Crafty Noise, A13, 2016, black mexican onyx, 90 x 80 x 30,5 cm

Installation view "West Dealer" Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, 2016

Powder Combat, 2016, aluminium, overall dimensions 265 x 230 x 14 cm

Powder Combat, 2016, detail

The Pressure Does It, 2016, aluminium, 32 x 60 x 32 cm

Installation view "Run Time" Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm, 2013

Pusher, 2013, bronze, 220 x 50 x 100 cm

Kritzeleien, 2013, majolica technique, 200 x 70 x 30 cm, detail

Kritzeleien, 2013, majolica technique, 200 x 70 x 30 cm, detail

Untitled, 1987, bronze, 135 x 70 x 75 cm

Addition, Part 1, 1990, aluminium, steel, dimensions variable

Tons of Circumstances, 2009, installation view SMK Copenhagen 2009

Syntax, 2004, site specific, Entrance area of Lund University, Sweden 2004

Raoul Wallenberg Monument, installation view Berzelii Park, Stockholm, 2010

14–7–2006, 2016, site specific, Nesparken, Moss, Norway