ALEXANDER TOVBORG

Born 1983 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark


Education

2004 – 2010 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 – 2009 Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2019 Nordkystens Kunsttriennale 2019, Rudolph Tegners Museum, Dronningmølle, Denmark (upcoming)
2018 hvem er dit sværd, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
amor fati, Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 altars of humanity, Gallery Nicelle Beauchene, New York, USA
the symbol has resurrected, Blum & Poe, New York, USA
2016 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
Troens Ridder, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
State of Concept, Athens, Greece
2015 myten er en tilstand, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Bocca Baciata, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pieta, Fauna, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eternal Feminine, Gallery Nicelle Beauchene, New York, USA
2012 Sacra Conversazione, (w/ Jeppe Hein) Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Giverny, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Teenage Jesus, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany
2011 Tre, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark
2010 New Eternity, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Harens Klan, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansens Litografiske Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Death of a Pioneer, Minoutte Show, Grandteatret, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 I Tell You Wierd Tales, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2019 Husker du? Jubilæumsudstilling, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark (upcoming)
2018 Starry nights, ARKEN, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 Cool, calm and collected, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark
Porten i Wittenberg, touring Copenhagen, Ribe, Toreby, Lemvig, Denmark, and Wittenberg, Germany
ONLY Small Paintings’, Fortnight Institute NYC, NY, USA
Grådighed, Holstebro kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark
JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Becoming Human, Skulptur Odense 17, Odense, Denmark
2016 INSIDE OUT, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunsten i lyset, Museet for religiøs kunst, Lemvig, Denmark
2015 Let’s Get Figurative, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, USA
Powerful Babies, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
2014 Holbaek ART, Holbaek ART, Holbaek, Denmark
The Brask Collection, Munkeruphus, Dronningmolle, Denmark
Mostly Black And White, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark
Fluid Flesh, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France
Panda Sex, State of Concept, Athens, Greece
2013 Betroet Tvivl – Vejen Kunstmuseum, Vejen Kunstmuseum, Vejen, Denmark
Carngie Art Award Ehxibition, touring Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo
I knOw yoU, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
The world is almost six thousand years old, Lincoln Gallery, London, UK
Modern art, Lincoln Gallery, London, UK
Give us today… When art goes to church, KOS – Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark
2012 S, M, L, XL, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
F FOR FREEDOM, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
LUBOK. Contemporary graphic and artist books from Leipzig, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 Folklore – Old New Forms, Kunsthallen 44 Møen, Askeby, Denmark
Just a few too many, a bit too small etchings – and a Rembrandt, Marianne Friis Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Voyage to the beautiful Self, Danske Grafikeres Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Magic of Clay – Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Gl. Holtegaard, Gl. Holte, Denmark
2010 Landskabets Anatomi, Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden
Etwas viele, bisschen langweilige, ganz kleine Radierungen, Galerie Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin, Germany
Jubilæumsudstillingerne, Janusbygningen, Tistrup, Denmark
Best of Wonderland, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
Afgang 2010, Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi/Billedskolerne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Kurs:Havnen, Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark
Kurs:Højen, Odsherred Kunstmuseum, Asnæs, Denmark
Copenhagen Spirit, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, Denmark
GBB, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Klaatu Barada Nikto, BKS Garage, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fantastisch, Pforzheim Galerie, Pforzheim, Germany
Angili-Heart, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
It’s raining men!, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Til Vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Angli – Heart, HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Overkill, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
A View at the Unknown, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen Denmark
2007 Magtdemonstrationer, Kronborg Slot, Helsingør, Denmark
Overkill, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
A View at the Unknown, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen Denmark
2006 Camp Eden, Kong Christian, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ordsprog, Portalen, Hundige Kunsthal, Hundige, Denmark
Charlottenborgs Forårsudstilling, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
I Tell You Weird Tales / With guests Ferdinand Ahm Krag and Morten Schelde, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ten on Fourth, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Pro-Art, Randers Kunstmusem, Randers, Denmark
Der var engang på Marienlyst Slot, Marienlyst Slot, Helsingør, Denmark
Charlottenborgs Forårsudstilling, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Publications (selected)

2016 Moby Dick Filet, Harpune Verlag, Vienna, Austria
2015 myten er en tilstand, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, Germany
2014 Bocca Baciata, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, Germany
Pieta, Bjorn Rasmussen, LA Graphic Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Best of 67 x Kunst, Michael Jeppesen, Strandberg Publishing, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 The Sacred and the Profane,Text by Jorg Heiser, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Giverny, Text by Tom Morton, Brand New Gallery, Italy
Teenage Jesus, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, Germany
2011 Lubok Solo 3, Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, Germany
Rising-young artist to keep an eye on!, Edited by Olaf Salie, Daab Media Verlag, Germany
2010 New Eternity, text by Jorg Heiser, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 Harens Klan, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen Litografisk Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark
Til Vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Ordsprog, Frederik Stjernfelt and Ida Bertelsen, Portalen, Hundige Kunsthal, Hundige, Denmark

 

Articles/Reviews (selected)

2017 “Afledningsmanøvre”, Ole Bak Jakobsen, kunsten.nu, February 16, 2017
2016 “Last Chance: Alexander at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles”, Isabella Mason, Blouin artinfo, December 15, 2016
“Alexander Tovborg at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles” Isabella Mason, Blouin artinfo, December 14, 2016
“Alexander Tovborg’s exhibition ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’ at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles”, Isabella Mason, Blouin artinfo, November 16, 2016
“The Artist Creating a New European History”, Jane Villadsen, AnOther, November 8, 2016
“En hoppeborg skal frelse menneskeheden”, Peter Michael Hornung, Politiken, October 1, 2016
“Ugens kunstner – Alexander Tovborg”, Pernille Fonnesbech, kunsten.nu, October 5, 2016
“Troens Ridder – Alexander Tovborg i direkte tale”, Torben Zenth, Kopenhagen Magasin, September 30, 2016
“Imod billeddiktaturet”, Louise Steiwer, kunstkritikk, September 29, 2016
“Alexander Tovborg: Jag er på Patmos i grotten, hvor Johannes skrev Apokalypsen og kan ikke tale”, Johan Moe Fejerskov, Politiken, September 29, 2016
“10 Works to Collect at Chart”, Demie Kim, Editorial, Artsy, August 17, 2016
2015 “In Wild, Mythical Paintings, Alexander Tovborg Relieves Us of Religious Taboos”, Casey Lesser, Artsy, August 21, 2015
“Up and Coming: Alexander Tovborg”, Casey Lellser, Artsy, August 2015
2014 “15 Artists to Watch in 2015”, Steven Zevitas, The Huntington Post, December 16, 2014
“Kys, kunst og knogler” Lisbeth Bonde, kunsten.nu, June 25, 2014
“Millionmallerier paa Holbæks husgavle”, Danni Travn, Borsen.dk, September 17, 2014
“Cover anbefaler: Alexander Tovborgs Dinosaurer”, Caroline Nordstrand, Cover.dk (Kultur), June 5, 2014
“Alexander Tovborg: ‘Eternal Feminine’”, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, December 4, 2014
“Alexander Tovborg at Nicelle Beauchene”, Art in America
“For det meste sort og hvidt”, Tabita Henriksen, kunsten.nu, March 17, 2014
“Fabelagtig drengeroevskunst paa Munkeruphus”, Carthine Ramsing, Magasinet Kunst, August 19, 2014
“A dinosaur is like a dead family member”, Torben Zenth, Kopenhagen Magazine, January 20, 2014
“In it for the long haul: Alexander Tovborg”, Lærke Hein, Murmur.dk, June 24, 2014
2013 “In focus: Alexander Tovborg, Frieze Magazine, Issue 158 October
“Her skal kunsten kende sin plads”, Peter Michael Hornung, Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Ostre Landsret har faaet vederkvægende kunst paa væggene”, Peter Michael Hornung, Politiken.dk, May 15, 2013
2012 “Alexander Tovborg, Jeppe Hein at Galleri Nicolai Wallner”, contemporaryartdaily.com, USA
“Ah Gud!”, Maria Kær Themsen, kunstkritikk.dk, April 18, 2012
“Kunsten gaar i kirke”, John Poulsen, Kunstavisen.dk, No. 10, November / December 2012
2011 “Troen er det første kys”, Torben Sangild, Golden Days Festival, Denmark, pp. 24-29
“Mod en ny, spirituel kunst”, Lisbeth Bonde, Weekendavisen vol.13, Denmark, p. 7
“En søgen efter det religiøse”, Nikolaj Søndergaard, Berlingske Tidende, Denmark, Section 2 p. 1
“Alexander Tovborg : den fromme kunstner”, Dennis Rivin, Afart #31, 2011
“Alexander Tovborgs Treenighed”, MGJ, kunsten.nu, March 5, 2011
“Jeg står mellem den troende og det troede”, Lea Holtze, Kristeligt Dagblad, February 22, 2011, p. 8
2010 “En søgen efter det religiøse”, Nikolaj Søndergaard, Berlingske Tidende Section 2, s. 1, December 30, 2010
2009 Harens Klan, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen Litografisk Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Copenhagen Spirit”, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Til Vægs”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 “Det er fedt at folk gider at have det”, Anne Marie Lykkegaard, Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Interview: Alexander Tovborg, by Marie Bentzen”, Kopenhagen.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Soldater i…”, Leif Kiil Sørensen, Kristelig Dagblad, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Interview: Alexander Tovborg and Morten Ernlund Jørgensen”, Sune Fredskild, Kopenhagen.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 “Tankeflugt paa kirkegaarden”, Sofie von Hauch, Katolsk Orientering
2003 “Lokumsbilleder”, Thomas Aagaard Skovmand, Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen, Denmark

Curated Projects (selected)

2013 Ligegyldigt hvorhen, blot udenfor verden, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Magazine Projects (selected)

2012 Ribe Domkirke – Kirken i dag, Ribe Domkirke in collaboration with Alexander Tovborg, Ribe, Denmark

 

Permanent Installations

2016 Sang om jorden, Jelling Kirke, Jelling, Denmark
2015 Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster, Odense, Denmark
Tejn Kirke, Tejn, Denmark
2013 Oestre Landsret, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Awards (selected)

2013 Nominated for Carnegie Art Award
2007 Niels Wessel Bagges Award