Bringing together elements from our natural and social histories, Rasmus Myrup’s rich practice puts forward parallel narratives of what once was and what continues to be. Dynamics of love, sex, family, relationships and power are brought into focus, extending through the worlds of flora, fauna, and people alike. With matter like the stone age, Nordic folklore and modern culture, Myrup’s installations, sculptures and works on paper reintroduce us to a world which is subversively ours but can be overtly ours if we so choose.

This drive to bring other narratives to the forefront is echoed in Rasmus Myrup’s technical prowess. Utilising both archaic practices and futuristic technique—including silver point drawings and eelgrass thatching among others—Myrup crates something which feels uniquely in the here and now.

Rasmus Myrup (b. 1991, Denmark) currently lives and works in Copenhagen. Myrup has shown at Tranen Space for Contemporary Art (Hellerup), Le Bicolore Maison du Danemark (Paris), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (Copenhagen), Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus), and the National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen) among others. Myrup is in the permanent collection of Brandts (Odense) and the National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen). In 2023, Myrup opened his first instituitonal show in Germany at Kunstverein Gottingen (Gottingen). In August 2023, he opened a solo show at Overgaden (Copenhagen) and in September was included as an artist in residency in the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.

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