Martin Erik Andersen
Biography & CV
Martin Erik Andersen (b. 1964, Copenhagen, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Andersen studied at Al-Fonun Al-Gamila (The Fine Arts Academy in Cairo, Egypt) from 1989-90 and received his MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1992. From 2009-2019, Andersen was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Major solo exhibitions include Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark (2019); Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark (2015) and Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark (2015). He received the Thorvaldsen Medal in 2014, was awarded Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Grant in 2010 and the Eckersberg Medal in 2004.
The artist is represented in the public collections of Arken Museum of Modern Art, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Horsens Kunstmuseum and the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) in Denmark.
Selected solo exhibitions
Cultivating the empty field, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark
Borrowed Scenery, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
But who sleeps here, Peryton, Copenhagen, Denmark
Once out of nature I shall never take my bodily form from any natural thing, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
half mask half space (the art of self-defence), Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
FOR OCTAVIANS TRIUMF – SLUMBAROK, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark
Don’t cry a diamond / on a plate for you , Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Never say it isn’t so (mimicry), Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany
On A Plate For You, Isis Gallery, Regency Town House, Brighton, UK
Endless promises, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden