Kirstine Roepstorff

Born, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in Fredericia, Denmark


1994 – 2001
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (DK)
Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA), USA

Solo exhibitions

Renaissance of the Night | Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Edicius & Lilith | Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark
Time Present | K7, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Venice Biennale | Venice, Italy
Rehearsing Volume | Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Brandstrup | Oslo, Norway
Matyáš Chochola & Kirstine Roepstorff | Svit, Prague
When You Light a Lantern in the Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying | Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Mother Of Time Showing Her Fruits | The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
Ring of Silence | Frederica Kunst Forening, Fredericia, Denmark
Walking Beside Time | Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, DE
Flowers start laughing, Clouds release their Rain, the Structures of the In-between enforces their Reign | Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK
Kirstine Roepstorff, When a drop unit | Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, CH
Kirstine Roepstorff. Wunderkammer of Formlessness | Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, NO
Dried Dew Drops: Wunderkammer of Formlessness | Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum, Basel, CH
Illuminating Shadows | Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
Illuminating Shadows | Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, AT
Illuminating Shadows | Stadtgalerie, Schwaz, AT
Nuit: Sun forms of beneath | Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, DK
The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer | MUSAC, Leon, ES
Rainbows | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
Rocks, Patricia Low | Gstaad, CH
It’s Not the Eye of the Needle That Changed–The Self, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
It’s Not the Eye of the Needle That Changed–The Time | Drawing Center, New York, US
A Handful of Once | Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
A Handful of Once | Arnolfini, Bristol, GB
The Queen of Diamonds | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
1 1/2" | Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
King of Crash and the Untouchable | Longdale Gallery, Toronto, CA
Twist | Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Bohuslän, SE
The Flat | Milan, IT
The Royal Danish Embassy | Berlin, DE
Desolation of the Beast | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
Hidden Truth | West Sealand Museum for Contemporary Art, Sorø (with Judith Ström), DK
The Ambiguity of... | Nano Gallery, FR
Sparwasser | Berlin, DE
My World Does Not Exist | Esbjerg Museum of Contemporary Art, Esbjerg, DK
My World Does Not Exist | Gallery Hallo, Copenhagen, DK
Where are the straight lines? | Gallery Phoenix, Copenhagen, DK
Vaskeri – The Biennial – Street Shark | Copenhagen, DK
Don´t change color while I´m talking to you | Saison, Hellerup, DK
Guerilla your dreams | Gallery Cambells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected group exhibitions

Known Unkowns | Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Cool, Calm and Collected | ARoS Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Brandstrup | Oslo, NO
Use/User/Used | Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Poor Art – Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and parallel practices 1968–2015 | Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO
The Essential Bruce Springsteen | Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen
Efterklang / Reverberations | Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, SE
Summer Exhibition | Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, DK
MOON SKIN LUCID WALK | Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK
Grønningen 100th anniversary exhibition | Museum Building, Kastelsvej, Copenhagen, DK
Avantgarde Mecanique (in Berlin) | Kunsthalle/PLU41, Berlin, DE
Opening Exhibition | Galleri Rozart, Ikast, DK
10.000 timer – hvad er talent? | TRAPHOLT, Kolding, DK
Avantgarde Mecanique, curated by Malene Landgreen | Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, DK
Plato's Third Eye | Meet Factory, Prague, CZ
Coming From | Overgaden, Copenhagen, DK
Bikuben | UMOCA - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, US
Contemporary Art from Denmark | European Central Bank, Frankfurt/Main, DE
Screen and Décor | Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, CA and Justine M Barnicke Gallery in Toronto, CA
Beyond Surface and Material: the Meeting Point between Photography & Textiles | Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby, UK
Spiel der Throne | Humboldt Lab Dahlem, Staatliche Museen Berlin, DE
Et rum med udsigt | Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, DK
Metaphysics of Discipline | Czech Center, Berlin, DE
Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge, CA
Enten Eller / Entweder Oder | Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen and Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, DE
Super 100 – 100 super works of art from the collection | Heart - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
The Phylogenesis of Generosity | The First Prinzessennin Garten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin, DE
KEINE ZEIT Erschöpftes Selbst / Entgrenztes Können | 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna, AT | RH Gallery, New York, US
Kvinder på tværs | Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, DK
Berlin 2000-2011: Playing Among the Ruins | Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP
The eye is a lonely hunter: images go humankind | the 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, DE
The Art of This Century | Museum Alex Mylona-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR
Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany | Saatchi Gallery, London, GB
Lysets Land II | ruths Hotel, Skagen, DK
Dolls House | Galleri Egelund, Copehagen, DK
The Human Pattern | Kunsthal Oslo, Oslo, NO
Free Poems | Podium, Oslo, NO
Visions of Abstractions | Gallery Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, DK
You Are Free | Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna, AT
Air de Paris | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
Connexions | Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK
Scene Shifts | Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, SE
The Third Meaning | RH Gallery, New York, US
Hydra School project | Hydra, GR
NY Third Thought | Centro Cultural Andratx, CCA, Andratx, ES
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place | Zabludowicz Collection London, GB
Madonna Psycho Slut | Grim Projects, Grimmuseum Berlin, DE
A Flag for Every Occasion | WAS-Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, DK
De levende ord | Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, DK
Christmas group show - Nice sizes, good prices! | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
Minneapolis | Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
Metal Postcard - Mittageisen | September Gallery, Berlin, DE
ALFA& | On Stellars Ray, New York, US
Cabinet of a motion | Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens, GR
Scorpio ́s Garden, compiled by Kirstine Roepstorff | Temporaere Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, DE
Berlin - Los Angeles. A Tale of Two Cities | Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT
Minneapolis | Peres Projects Los Angeles, US
The Map is Not the Territory | Esbjerg Museum, Esbjerg, DK
La Maison Jaune: Works on Paper | Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, CH
The End Was Yesterday | Kunstraum Innsbruck, CH
The End Was Yesterday | Autocenter + Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, DE
Off Men, For Men, By Women | Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, DE
Personal Protocols and Other Preferences, curated by Maria Lind | Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, US
Ausländer in Berlin, curated by Margherita Belaief | Citric Gallery, Brescia, IT
Eurasia. Geographic Cross-Overs in Art | Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea die Trento e Rovereto, Trento, IT
Home is the Place you Left | Trondheim Museum of Arts, Trondheim, NO
Botanisk forvandling | Vejle Museum, Vejle, DK
The Map is not the territory | Esbjerg Kunst museum, Esbjerg, DK
U-turn | Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Socialdemocrazology, White Nights | Jones & Truebenbach Galerie, Cologne, DE Citric, Brescia, IT
Fit to print | Gagosian Gallery, New York, US
Cosmic Dreams (curated by Dr. Friederike Nymphius) | Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, ES
Formalities (curated by Maria Lind) | IASPIS, Stockholm, SE
Gravity's Rainbow | Peres Projects, Athens, GR
What Glue Do You Use? | Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, FR
Poker | Galerie Monica de Cardenas, Milano, IT
Freedom of Expression | Argos, Brussels, BE
The Lost Moment | Kunstfabrik, Berlin, DE
The star of Africa | Patricia Low, Gstaad, CH
Fuck Off Macho Painter Scum | Prague Biennale 3, Karlin Hall, Prague, CZ
The Subject of the West: Between Two Deaths | ZKM-Karlsruhe, DE
5 years anniversary show | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
Regarding Denmark | Ieana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, GR
Panic room | DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR
Cluster, Espacio El Particular | Centro Historico, Mexico City, MX
When the moon shines on moonshine | Breeder, Athens, GR
Happy Believers | Werkleitz’ Halle, DE
Ortsbegehung 12 – Reality in General is Almost unavoidable | Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE
Exportable Goods | Krinzinger, AT
Projekte | Vienna, AT
The Cluster | Participant Gallery, New York, US
Golddiggers | Low Contemporary, Gstaad, CH
Neue Berliner | Kunstverein, Berlin, DE
Normalization | Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, SE
The Real and The Fantastic | Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK
Fantastic Politics | The National Museum of Art, Oslo, NO
Sea Change/Undo Redo | Friedericianum, Kassel, DE
Undo Redo | Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, DE
Werkleitz Biennial | Halle, DE
Critical Societies | Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE
Hanging in a thread | The Moore Foundation, Miami, US
Karl Holmquist + Reala | Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, SE
Populism | National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Stedelijk , NO
Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius | Vilnius, LV
Fairy Tales Forever | ARoS, Aarhus, DK
Wunderwelt no.2, dust pieces | Frieze Art Fair, London, GB
Black Friday | Galleri Johanna Kamm, Berlin, DE
Den Permanente | Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK
I feel mysterious today | Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA and Aqua Gallery, Miami, US
Momentum | Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, DK
Som modlys og andre overvindelige forhindringer | Bornholms Kunsthal, Nexø, DK
Retreat | Peres Projects, Los Angeles, US
Nostalgic Real | Galerie MüllerDeciara, Berlin, DE
Out to grass | Galerie Koch & Kesslau, Berlin, DE
Southbound | Berlin, DE
Playschool | Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, DK
On a clear day | Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK (coop. With N. Recke)
Gru & Glæde | det religiøse museum, Lemvig, DK
Somewhere in between good and evil | Silverstein Gallery, NYC, US
small | Nano Gallery, Paris, FR
Der Dritte Sector II | Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE
Private living | ZDF, Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Et halvt billede | Galleri Specta, Copenhagen
Et halvt billede | Randers Art Museum, Randers,, Randers, DK
Nordisk bienniale | Rote Fabrik, Göteborg, SE
Stalke out of Space | Jubilæumsudstilling, Stalke Gallery Copenhagen, DK
Take Off 20:01 | Århus Art, Museum Århus, DK
Værk | Knapstrup Teglværk, Knapstrup (with N. Recke), DK
Standard RUM | Randers Art Museum, Randers, DK
Der Dritte Sector | Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE
Bastard | Lawoffice, Chicago, US
Efterårsudstillingen | Charlottenborg exhibition space for contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
På sporet af... | Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Infinito Botanica – a project by Franco Mondini-Ruiz | NYC, US
PIX | Lance Fung Gallery, NYC, US
Ambassaden | Ambassaden, Copenhagen, DK
Efterårsudstillingen | Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
EXIT | Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, DK
Laterna Nordica | A.I.F.A.C. Gallery, New Delhi, IN
Redman | Michael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Afkalkning I, Kunstkonditoriet, Soyakagefabrikken | Copenhagen, DK
vaskeri, Street Sharks | A biennial of young Danish site specific art, Copenhagen, DK
Go-go | Specta Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Visions of Periphery | Carlos Falchi Gallery, NYC, US
PROMS IV | Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK
Boomerang | Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Jukebox project | Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK
Art Genda | Biennial of Young Artists Around the Baltic Sea, Stockholm, SE
Pakhus, Momentum | Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, DK
Videotek | RUM 46, Århus, DK
Kørners Kontor | Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, DK
Bad Hash | Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, DK
Flora fobi | Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK
Wrapped | Art Museum of West Sealand, Sorø, DK
Andersens Wohnung | Andersens Wohnung, Berlin, DE
The End | Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen, DK
Sofa Kunst | Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, DK
Polititisk Kunst | Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen, DK
Kvinder på bar | Live event, The Moose Bar, Copenhagen, DK
Sheep with no meadows | Exhibition space of The Royal Academy, Copenhagen, DK
Ex-centric | Vordingborg, DK
Insomnia | Kvinfo, Copenhagen, DK
Convoy | Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, DK
UPDATE | Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, DK
Book project | Berlin, DE
EXILES | Exhibition space of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen
Forum Gallery | Malmö, SE
Las Vegas Grand Opening | Copenhagen, DK
Hotel Inter – Las Vegas | Istanbul, TR
Sculpture park | Billund, DK
Art Library | Sønderborg, DK
N.K.O.T.B. | Gallery Saga Basement, Copenhagen, DK

Public Art Projects

Hvalens Hjerte | Middelfart Rådhus, DK
Station X | Metro Stockholm, SE (unrealized)
2014 – 2016
Kolding Hospital, DK
2014 – 2015
Gong | Urban Media Space Aarhus, DK
Holbæk Art - Sonata la Luz - mural | Holbæk Hospital, DK
Auditorium | VIA University College, Horsens, DK
Klangfroe - handcrafted murble run | KUA – University of Copenhagen, DK
Porters Logde | RIVM - The National Institute for Public Health and Environment, Bilthoven, NL
Lecture Hall | Athens, GR
Garden and Hills | Fredericia, DK (unrealized)
Staircase | Fredensborg high school, Hillerød, DK
Meeting room - on view till 2012 | Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, DK
Kulissefabrikken | The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, DK
Wall décor | Aarhus University Dept. of Sport and Engineering, Århus, DK
2004 – 2006
Brick façade on housing projects | Vejlåparken, Ishøj, DK

Other Projects

Scorpios garden (curater), Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, DE (with catalogue)
2005 – 2006
Home for Lost Ideas, book project by Catherine Griffiths and Daniele Rees
Project for Deutsche Bank for Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
A4 gallery, initiated by the national broadcasting and television of Denmark, DK
Picture feature in the ‘op ed’ of ‘Politiken’ Danish newspaper, DK
Outdoor Poster project, Brandenburg, DE

Selected Texts

Ladewig, Rebekka, Do we wonder with the head and not with the heart...? Thoughts on Kirstine Roepstorff´s Wunderkammer, in: Dietrich, Nikola, Kirstine Roepstorff, Dried Dew Drops. Wunderkammer of Formlessness, Hatje Cantz, 2010, S. 25.
von Jouanne, Detta, It’s not the Eye of the Needle, Flash Art, October 5.
Politit, Giancarlo, Focus: Painting, Dead Language or Cultural Terrorism?, Flash Art, December.
Smith, Roberta, Just Enough Seriousness to Go Around, The New York Times, June 20.
Kunitz, Daniel, The Power of Weakness: Kirstine Roepstorff’s Collage: It’s not the Eye of the Needle that Changed - The Frame, Drawing Center, New York, 2007, exhibition catalogue.

Selected Catalogues and Publications

Horizons of the Moving Mind, Kunstverein Göttingen, pub. Argobooks
Walking Beside Time, Kunstpalais Erlangen, pub. Kerber Verlag, DE
Dried Dew Drops. Wunderkammer of Formlessness, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, pub. Hatje Cantz, NO
Illuminating Shadows, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Düsseldorf, DE
Nuit: Sun forms of beneath, Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, DK
The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, published by JRP Ringier, MUSAC, Leon, ES
Fleur du Mal (DADDY magazine no. 3), Peres Projects, DE
It's Not the Eye of the Needle that Changed, Exhibition catalogue, Drawing Center, New York, US
Who Decides Who Decides, Berlin, DE

Grants / Awards

Artist prize, New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, DK
The Eckersberg award, The Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK
Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond, Copenhagen, DK
Sven Hols´ Legat, Horten, Denmar
Zartmanns Legat, The National Art Foundation Grant, DK


Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Collection of Contemporary Drawings National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO
DESTE foundation, The Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece, GR
The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK
The National Art Foundation, DK
New Carlsberg Foundation, DK
Reydan Weiss Collection
HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, DK
Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, DK
Esbjergs kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK
Faarup collection, DK
Djurhuus collection, DK
Danske Bank, DK
Nykredit, DK
Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen collection, DE
Städtische Sammlung Erlangen, DE
Shoes or nor Shoes, Kruishoutem, BE