Biography & CV
Bjørn Nørgaard (b. 1947, Copenhagen, Denmark) lives and works between Copenhagen and Møn, Denmark. Nørgaard was part of The Experimental Art School (The Ex-School) (1964-1969) and ABCinema (1969) and co-editor of publications such as Hætssj and A+B. From 1985-1993 he was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Major solo exhibitions include CAFA Art Museum, Peking, China (2014); the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), Copenhagen, Denmark (2010); Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark (2010); Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany (2009); Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (1999); Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia (1994) and ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark (1986). Nørgaard represented Denmark at EXPO 2000, Hannover in 2000 and has participated in international group exhibitions, including the 4th International Istanbul Biennale in 1995 and The Biennale of Sydney in Australia in 1990. Among awards he received the European Badge of Honor, Pro Arte (2000), Ingenio et Arti Ordenen (1999), the Thorvaldsen Medal (1996), the Medal of Prins Eugen (1995), Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog (1994), the Eckersberg Medal (1985) and the DAAD scholarship in Berlin (1985). Among numerous site specific works, Nørgaard realised the Gobelin tapestries for the Queen of Denmark, decorating the Great Hall at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen (1988-2000).
The artist is represented in several prominent public collections worldwide, notably ARoS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) in Denmark; Kunsthalle zu Kiel in Germany; Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway; Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst in the Netherlands; Moderna Museet in Sweden and Kunstmuseum Luzern in Switzerland.
Selected solo exhibitions
Wo ist Element 3?, Manresa 2022, Manresa, Spain
Bjørn Nørgaard – Grafiske Arbejder, Atelier Clot, Svendborg, Denmark
Wo ist Element 3, Manresa 2022, Manresa, Spain
Huse er den mest udbredte form for monumenter, Munkerupshus, Dronningmølle, Denmark
2020Materia et Spiritus, Materia et Corpus, Materia et Frictio, Materia et Actio, Materia et Syntaksis, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lost in Perception, The Danish Cultural Center, Beijing, China
Bjørn Nørgaard. The Seven last Bees & Recycling Art (Venus), Edition Block, Berlin, Germany
Bjørn Nørgaard. Sculptures from 2004-2015, Skagen Odde Naturcenter, Skagen, Denmark
Bjørn Nørgaard – Grafiske værker, Næstved Kunstforening, Næstved, Denmark
De to huse, Kunsthal 44 Møen, Denmark
Tan Ping and Bjørn Nørgaard, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark