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    THEIS WENDT

    THEIS WENDT

    Applying a broad range of materials – both the organic and the synthetic – Wendt’s creative process combines sculpture, installation and post-photography into illusionary works that demand viewers’ careful examination. Here, materials seem to mimic others, and faint impressions of nature are conjured by digital means. As with any image, looked upon with any first glance, things are rarely as they appear.

    Central to Wendt’s practice are age-old questions of authenticity; his works assert that our relationship to the world – and understandings of reality – have been significantly altered by a seismic shift in the tools with which we access it. The motif of the frame, or of the window, then, becomes a recurrent reminder of the stifling structures through which we continue to think and see. But beyond addressing the dystopian challenges we face, from ecological degradation to the ceaseless grip of capitalism, Wendt’s works maintain a romantic quality, pointing to something else on the horizon – something better, perhaps, if we can find the tools to imagine it.

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      Born 1981 in Copenhagen
      Lives and works in Copenhagen

      EDUCATION
      2002-2008
      MFA, The Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
      2001-2002
      Contemporary Art Practice, Metáfora Centro d’Art Contemporany, Barcelona, Spain

      SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

      2020
      Windows Afloat, Galeria Kernel, Cáceres, SP

      2019
      Negative Meadow, Kunsthal Nord, Ålborg, DK

      2018
      Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

      2017
      Synthetic Reveries, CINNNAMON, Rotterdam, NL
      Synthetic Reveries, Projektrum D7, Copenhagen DK

      2015
      Lawn Dreamer, CINNNAMON, Rotterdam, NL

      2014
      Excavation, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen DK

      2013
      On-Tilted, Traneudstillingen, Gentofte DK, 2013

      2012
      Swarm, Object This Picture, Copenhagen DK
      Smudge, Minuit Vernissage, Copenhagen DK

      2011
      Phantasm, Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted DK
      Global Lokalitet: Frozen Reflection, NLH Space, Copenhagen DK
      Gray Trampled Grass. Gray Snow, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK

      2010
      Animals That From Afar Look Like Flies, Gallery Teapot, Køln DE

      2009
      Volta5, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Basel CH

      2008
      ROOM!, Gallery Koh-I-Noor, Copenhagen DK

      2007
      One with face – one without, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen DK

      SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

      2022
      Exclamation Mark, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam NL

      2021
      Cup, QB Gallery, Oslo NO, 2021
      Para Que Haya Fiesta Tiene Que Danzar El Bosque, TEA, Tenerife SP
      Miradas del Norte, Galeria Kernel, Caceres SP

      2019
      The Star Show, D7, Copenhagen, DK

      2018
      Boarding Galleries, Antwerpen, BE
      Void, The Grey Space, The Hague, NL
      The Malphigian Layer, CAR DRDE, Bologna, IT

      2017
      News at Last, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
      Submerge, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, FR
      What is left Behind, Akershuskunstsenter, Lillestrøm, NO
      Unseen, Amsterdam, NL
      Strange Ecologies, X and Beyond, Copenhagen, DK

      2016
      Add Space Between, Petra Gut Contemporary, Zurich, CH
      Art-O-Rama, Marseille, FR
      Unseen, Amsterdam, NL

      2015
      The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
      Different Strokes for Different Folks, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, DK
      Artissima, CINNNAMON, TURIN, IT
      Wintermute, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
      Unseen Photo Fair, CINNNAMON, Amsterdam, NL
      Chart Art Fair, Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
      These Walls, Gallery Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, DK
      Åbningsudstillingen af CINNNAMON, Rotterdam, NL
      Corrosive Thoughts (Duoudstilling med Agnete Bertram), Danske Grafikere, Copenhagen, DK

      2014
      Withdrawn (Withdrawn), Torpedo18, DK
      Mediations Biennial, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, USA
      Still Waters Run Deep – Skulptur Triennale, Brandts, Odense, DK

      2013
      Chart Art Fair (Duo præsentation med Tomas Saraceno), Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
      In Case We Don’t Die, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, US
      Thisted Biennalen, Thisted, DK

      2012
      #, Raid Projects, L.A USA
      Paper Match, Halmlageret Carlsberg, Copenhagen, DK
      Rum, Holsterbro Kunstmuseum, Holsterbro, DK
      Huset i Skoven, Skovhuset, Værløse, DK

      2011
      Illusion, Ny-tap, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, DK
      Return of the Losers, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, SE
      Ok Corral, Toves Galleri, København, DK

      2010
      Yes/No – a subjective definition of synergy, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Kastrup, DK
      Eyebowling, Kunstraum Warchau, Berlin, DE,
      Hadal Aides, Gallery KHM, Malmø, SE
      Dear…. Part 2, Gallery David Risley, Copenhagen, DK
      Things That Matter A Lot, Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, D

      2009
      Our Winter Show, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, SE
      Aktion Auktion (Kirkeasyl), Kødbyen, Copenhagen, DK
      Business As Usual, Hanoi Future Art, Hanoi, VN
      Til Vægs, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK

      SELECTED GRANTS:
      Danish Art Council Workgrant: 2009, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020
      Knud Højgaards Legat, 2016, 2018
      Niels Wessel Bagges Kunstfond, 2014
      Else Marie Bukdahls Hæderslegat, 2014
      L.F. Grosserer Fonden, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018
      Akademiraadets rejselegat, 2011
      Blixfonden, 2011
      Solar Fonden af 1978, 2008, 2009