Biography & CV
Troels Wörsel (1950-2018) was born in Aarhus, Denmark. In 1974, Wörsel moved to Munich and later to Cologne in Germany, where he became an integral part of the international art community. In Munich he was affiliated with the Art Academy and worked in a studio supplied by the BASF concern. After 1997 he lived and worked between Pietrasanta, Italy and Cologne, Germany.
Major solo exhibitions include the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), Copenhagen, Denmark (2008); Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden (2006) and Musée des Beaux-Art de Nantes, Nantes, France (1996). Wörsel represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Among awards, Wörsel recieved the Thorvaldsen Medal in 2004, the Carnegie Art Award’s first prize in 2002 and the Eckersberg Medal in 1995.
The artist is represented in several prominent public collections worldwide, including ARoS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) in Denmark; Kiasma in Finland; Musée national d’Art moderne Centre Pompidou in France; Lenbachhaus in Germany; Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design in Norway; Moderna Museet and Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden and MoMA in the USA.
Selected solo exhibitions
Troels Wörsel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Flags, C.C.C., Copenhagen, Denmark
Untitled – Works by Troels Wörsel, HEART Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Maleri – Billeder fra 80erne, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ohne Titel, Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany
In The New Space, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Troels Wörsel – Frühe Werke: Bilder und Arbeiten auf Papier 1979-1984, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
La Pittura, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
La Pittura, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trial and Error and Other New Works, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark