KATJA SERBER
Curriculum Vitae

 

Artistic practice:
My artworks mainly consists of drawings, paintings and installations. The drawings are both sketches and artworks. The Installations do I work with individually and collectively interdisciplinary. My work process, which is often based on existential experiences with the life and the world, is both contemplative and interactive. My expression is abstract, sensitive and symbolic. The intention is to expand perception and consciousness in ourself and society. For many years, my focus has been on religion and science, in a political and social international – and recently feminist – perspective. For some years I have also worked curatorially. For about a year I have been in Sounding Bodies Research Group. Currently I am also working on the installation The Refectory Snake Table.

Education:
2008-2013 Studies in History of Religion at Copenhagen University in Denmark.
2001-2003 Master of Art Theory and Communication – the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in Denmark.
1994-2000 Schools of Visual Arts – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in Denmark
1994 Holbaek Art Folk High School, Holbaek in Denmark.

Solo exhibitions:
20?? The bunker in King’s Garden at Albrectsens Gallery, Copenhagen in Denmark.
2019 Bistrup Church, Birkeroed in Denmark
2000 The Culture Custom House, Elsinore in Denmark.
2000 The Exhibition Place of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in Denmark.

Group exhibitions:
2020 Winter Solstice, Oslo in Norway
2020 19th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2020, Lessedra Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia in Bulgaria
2019 Tingsryd Konstrunda, Deralycke in Sweden
2018 Performance with the Sounding Bodies Research Group at Winter Solstice – Poems to Orpheus, Technical Museum, Oslo in Norway.
2018 Sound Forms Symposium, The Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Koncertkirken, Kunsthalle Charlottenborg and The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen in Denmark.
2018 Fermenting Feminism, Medical Museion, Copenhagenin Denmark.
2017 Tingsryd Konstrunda, Deralycke in Sweden
2013 Instrument, Kulturmöllan, Lövestad in Sweden.
2012 New Works, Marie’s Studio Århusgade, Copenhagen in Denmark.
2010 Shadow & Light, Kulturmöllan, Lövestad in Sweden.
2009 Take Amay, Integration Day at the Frederiksberg Ceremonial Hall, Frederiksberg in Denmark.
2008 Sammenfald; Albertslund Library, Albertslund in Denmark.
2007 Sammenfald; shown at a seminar organized by the Psychoanalytic Circle in Culture Stables, Copenhagen in Denmark.
2007 Sammenfald, Kunstlab, Frederiksberg in Denmark.
2007 Second Stage, Kunstlab, Frederiksberg in Denmark.
2002 Aleppo International Woman’s Art Festival, Aleppo in Syria.
2001 Sharjah International Art Biennale, Sharjah in The Arab Emirates.
2000 Exit 00, Art Association Gammel Strand, Copenhagen in Denmark.
1999 The Culture Custom House, Elsinore in Denmark.
1996 -? The Valiga, a European travel exhibition (but has also been exhibited in countries such as Cuba).
1995 Billund Sculpture Park, Billund in Denmark.

Curating and projects:
2018 Participating artist at Sounding Bodies Research Project, Copenhagen in Denmark
2013 Curator for The Clay; 10 international ceramic artists. The bunker in King’s Garden at Albrectsens Gallery, Copenhagen in Denmark.
2009 Curator for and participating artist at Take Amay; in total 20 artists and 20 writers in an exhibition and reading event at Integration Day, Frederiksberg Ceremonial Hall, Frederiksberg in Denmark.
2007-2008 Curator for Sammenfald; a workshop and exhibition project with 9 Danish writers and visual artists – half with different national backgrounds, Denmark.
2007 Participating artist at Kunstlab; an experimental and exhibiting workshop place, Frederiksberg in Denmark.
2004 Observer at Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka in Bangladesh.
2001-2007 Curator for Voicesvoid, Syrian / Danish exhibition project in collaboration with the Danish Institute in Damascus in Syria and Islamic-Christian Study Centre in Copenhagen in Denmark

Articles and lectures:
2011 Lecture; Abstract and Figurative symbols of Egyptian Islamic Art in Danish-Egyptian Society, Gentofte Library, Gentofte in Denmark
2008 Article; Stepping out and in of the Viel, in UP (Magazine: Young Pedagogues) with the theme “You and us ”
2004 Article; Asian Ethnic Values and the Global in Duality of Emptiness, presentated at the seminary: Duality in Asian Art – the Ethnic and the Global. Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Grants and fellowships (Danish):
2013 The Danish Agency for Culture
2013 Copenhagen Visual Arts Committee
2013 Axelsens Family Foundation
2006 Arts Council, Sector Committee for the Danish Contemporary Art Abroad
2005 Centre for Culture and Development.
2004 Arts Council, Sector Committee for Visual Arts.
2004 King Frederik and Queen Ingrid’s Foundation.
2002 Harboe Foundation.
2002 CDB’s Travel and Living Grant.
2001 Ragnvald and Ida Blix’s Foundation.
2001 Sculptor Gerhard Henning Grant.
2001 Irgens-Bergh Artist Grant.
2001 Marie Langhoff’s Foundation.
2001 National Arts Foundation Two-Year Scholarship.

Travel:
Austria, Bangladesh, China, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA og Yugoslavia.

Membership:
UKK
BKF