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I work in a decorative ceramic expression involving both form and decoration. Decoration is integrated into the form and the form itself is spatially decorative. My objects could also be supplied with other materials but ceramics is central in my works. In my hand-modeled sculptures you will often see decorated pattern where I seek to express the shapes more clear and underline the movements in the objects.

The objects are unique and made of earthenware. The process could be based both on clay-elements modeled in shapes and then built up in terms and variations or it could be a process based on free hand-modeled objects.

The shape is growing step by step and I give myself time to reflect and change direction after my own rules where I seek to obtain the relationship between the simple and the complex.

All my objects are completely plain before I glaze them and I and fire them up to 3 or 4 times before I am satisfied with the final results and the objects have the expression I want to show.

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Exposed Work

Steen Ibsen

 

Steen Ipsen, born 29. June 1966, 

 

CV

 

Born in 1966 in Naestved, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Education and employments

Danish School of Design in Copenhagen 1984-1986.

Danish School of Design in Kolding 1987- 1990. (Candidate in ceramics design).

 

Member of the price committee for The Biennale for Crafts and Design, 2017

Member of the board, The Danish Arts Foundation 2013 – 2016

National Commissioner (official appointed 2013) of Bornholm Biennials for Contemporary European Glass and Ceramics 2014

Jury member of The Biennale for Crafts and Design, 2013

Co-founder of Copenhagen Ceramics 2010

Censor (officially appointed) by School of Design, Copenhagen 2007 – 2013

Member of the board, Danish Crafts, Denmark 2007 – 2013

Member of the board, International Ceramic Center – Guldagergaard, Denmark 2005 – 2008

Censor at the Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm 2005

Lecturer at School of Design, Kolding 2005 – 2007

Censor on the Spring exhibitions at Charlottenburg 2005 – 2006

Member of New Danish Ceramics 2001

Jury member at The Danish Ceramics Triennial, Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding 1998

Judge. Competition: “The Future Playground”. The Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen 1998

Member of the committee, The National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen 1997 – 2003

Head of Department of Ceramics and Glass at School of Design, Copenhagen 1996 – 2004

Design for the Kähler Factory, Denmark 1995

Lecturer at School of Design Kolding 1994 -1995

Lecturer atSchool of Design, Copenhagen 1993 – 1996

 

Selected solo exhibitions

Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2019

Puls Gallery, Brussels 2016

Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2016

Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2014

Copenhagen Ceramics, Copenhagen 2014

Puls Gallery, Bruxelles 2013

Cheongju International Crafts Biennale, special invited to exhibit at the Main Exhibition,

Korea 2013

Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen 2012

NeC Gallery, Hongkong 2012

Copenhagen Ceramics with Karen Bennicke 2012

Ann Linnemann Studie Gallery, Copenhagen: Extrudox A/S (Anne Tophøj/Steen Ipsen) 2011

Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2010

Gallery Dock-56, Hamburg, Germany 2010-2011

BN24 Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 2009

TIED-UP Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen 2007

Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium 2006

Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium 2003

The Variation of repetition, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen 2002

New Ceramic Works, the Exhibition Room for New Ceramics, Copenhagen 1966

The Variation of repetition, Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen 1994

Gallery Kobolt, Copenhagen 1993

 

Selected group exhibitions

Art Miami, Miami, Duran Mashaal Gallery, Montréal, Canada 2019

Beirut Art Fair with Gallery Pik’d, Beirut 2019

North Art Fair, Denmark with Galerie Provence 2019

Ceramic Momentum, at CLAY Museum, Denmark 2019

Art Paris, with NeC Gallery, Paris 2019

Musëe des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 2018

Maison du Danemark (Det danske Hus i Paris) 2018

North Art Fair 2018 with Galerie Provence

Art Beirut Art Fair with Pik´d Gallery 2018

Pik´d Gallery, Beirut 2018

Fiskars Helsinki 2018

Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien Paris 2018

North Art Fair with Galerie Provence, 2018

Collect, London with Gallery Format, Oslo 2018

Art Herning with Galerie Provence 2018

Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark 2017.

Nort Art Fair 2017 Galerie Provence

Art Herning 2017. Galerie Provence

Art Paris, Grand Palais with NeC Gallery 2016

Art Paris, Grand Palais with NeC Gallery 2015

Lakeside Art, Nottingham, England 2014-2015

Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, Houston 2015

Nora Eccles Museum of Art, Logan Utah 2015

10.000 timer, Trapholt Art museum, Kolding 2014

Boise Art Museum, Idaho 2014

Bellevue Art Museum, Washington 2014

ASU Art Museum, Arizona 2013

Art Paris, Grand Palais with NeC Gallery 2014-

Sydney Opera House 40 years anniversary-exhibition 2013

Biennale in Grand Palais with NeC Gallery, Paris 2013

Höganäs Museum och Konsthall 2013

Charlottenborg Foundation Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen 2013

Collective1 Design fair New York with Lohmann Gallery 2013

NeC Gallery, Paris 2013

NeC Gallery, Hongkong 2013

Lys over Lolland, Denmark 2012

SOFA, New York with Lacoste Gallery 2012

Parlament in Brussels 2012

Nec Gallery, Paris 2012

Living with Ceramics, Puls at Ampersand House and Gallery, Bruxelles 2011

Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien, Paris 2011

Mindcraft 10, Milano, Italy 2010

EXPO 2010 Shanghai Nordic Light House 2010

Curitiba Design Biennale Brazil 2010

It’s a small world Santiago Chile 2010

SOFA, Schulpture, Objects and Functional Art Chicago with Lacoste Gallery 2010

Art Copenhagen 2010

Art Herning 2010

International salon, Lacoste Gallery U.S.A. 2010

NeC Gallery Paris 2010

It’s a small world at Danish Design Center, Copenhagen 2009

Mindcraft 09, Milano, Italy 2009

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, England 2009

Danish Ceramics, Hobro, Denmark 2009

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, U.S.A. with Lacoste Gallery 2008

The View from Denmark Lacoste Gallery, U.S.A. 2008

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, New York, Drud & Køppe 2008

NDC Statistics><Ceramics, Röshsska Museet, Götebrorg, Sweden 2008

Love your Figure, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, Belgium 2008

NDC Statistics><Ceramics, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany 2008

XXTH International biennial of Contemporary Ceramics, Vallauris, France 2008

Sculptural Ceramics, St. Joseph Gallery, Leeuwarden, Holland 2008

Charlottenborg Foundation Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen 2008

Collect, the international art fair for contemporary objects, V&A London Drud & Køppe 2007

Biennale for Craft and Design 2007, Trapholt kunstmuseum, Kolding 2007

The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007, Korea.

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, U.S.A. With Gallery Drud & Køppe 2006

Collect The international art fair for contemporary objects, V&A London, Gallery Nørby 2006

Conversation pieces: Gallery Nørby, Copenhagen 2005

Dutch ceramic museum De Tiendschuur, Holland 2005

The International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics, Croatia 2005

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, U.S.A. Gallery Nørby 2005

From the Kilns of Denmark: Contemporary Danish Ceramics” 2004

Maison du Danemark, Paris, France2004

The Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany 2004

Biennale for Craft and Design 2004: Trapholt kunstmuseum, Kolding,

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago U.S.A. Gallery Nørby 2004

From the Kilns of Denmark: Contemporary Danish Ceramics Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Mingei International Museum 2003

From the Kilns of Denmark: Contemporary Danish Ceramics MAD, New York 2002

San Diego, California. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin. U.S.A.

SOFA, Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Chicago U.S.A. Gallery Nørby 2001

New Danish Ceramics, The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen 2001

Table Top, The Exhibition Room for New Ceramics, Copenhagen

2nd Danish Ceramic triennale, Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding 1997

Danish Ceramics 1850 – 1997, Sophienholm, Copenhagen.

Duplika, Danish Architectural Center, Copenhagen 1996

Talent börse Handwerk 1995”Munich, Germany 1995

Contemporary Danish Design, Sophienholm, Copenhagen 1995

New Danish Ceramics, Ribe Museum of Art 1995

International Contemporary artist’s in clay 1995” Amsterdam

Room and Rituals of Everyday Life, Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen 1994

Danske Dage Ljubljana, Slovenia 1994

Keramikkens Underskov, The Round Tower, Copenhagen 1993

Charlottenborg Foundation Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen 1993

XIII biennale Internationale de Ceramique d’art, Vallauris, France 1992

Artist’s Autumn Exhibition, Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen 1992

The Danish Museum of Arts & Design, (Applied Art Price of 1879) 1991

Design School Kolding, graduation exhibition, Koldinghus, Kolding 1990

 

Selected grants/public awards

Danish Arts Foundation three year working grant 2013-2015

Annie and Otto Detlefs Foundation, ceramic prize 2011.

Ellen and Knud Dahlhoff Larsens Foundation 2010.

  1. F. Foghts Foundation. 2009,12 and 19.

Ole Haslund Artist Foundation 2007.

Winning a prize Honorable Mention in the 4thWorld Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea.

The Danish Arts Foundation. 1992, 93, 95, 96, 99, 01, 02, 04, 08, 10, 11, 12 and 16.

The DanishNational Bank Jubilee Fund. 1994, 95, 03, 04, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 and 12.

BG Foundation: 2005.

Pre-qualified for the competition: ”Ceramics for everyday use” Danish Arts Foundation, 1995.

Applied Art Prize of 1879, Bronze Medal. 1991.

 

Public representation

Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany 2017

The Danish Arts Foundation 2017

Trapholt Art Museum, Denmark 2016

Houston Art Collection USA 2015

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 2014

The Danish Arts Foundation. 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012. 2014, 2017

Höganäs Museum, Sweden 2013

Musée de Sèvres, Paris 2012

ASU Art Museum Arizona, USA 2012

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg 2011.

Annie and Otto Detlefs Collection, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010.

Musée Magnelli, Vallauris, France, 2008.

Ny Carlsbergfondet, 2008, 2014, 2016.

Victoria & Albert museum, London, 2007.

Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea, 2007.

Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, 1993, 2004, 2007.

DanishCeramic Museum, Middelfart. 2004.

The lobby of the Danish National Police Headquarters. Copenhagen. 1998.

Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding. 1997,

Art Foundation of the14th of August. 1997, 2011.

Ribe DistrictCouncil. 1995.

Copenhagen Culture Foundation. 1993.