Biography




Peter Callesen
Born 1967 in Denmark



Education:


1997-00 Goldsmiths College, London
1994-97 Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Århus
1993-94 Århus Art School (Foundation Course)
1990-93 Århus School of Architecture



Solo exhibitions:


2015
- Fåborg Kunstmuseum, Denmark

- Y Gallery, New York

- Eskilstuna Artmuseum, Sweden

2013
"Fall", Museet Holmen, Løgumkloster, Denmark.

2012
"La Vie en Papier", Maison Du Danemark, Paris, France.

2011
"House of Paper", Sørlandets Art Museum, Norway.
"Out of Nothing", Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

2010
"Out of Nothing", Mjelby Art Museum, Halmstad, Sweden
"Skin of Paper", Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center

2009
"Out of Nothing", Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark.
"Out of Nothing", The Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig, Denmark.

2008
"Folded Thoughts", Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York.
"Paperman", Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen.

2007
"Unfolding", Emily Tsingou Gallery, London.
"Himmelrum", Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen.
"Himmelrum", Brandt’s in Odense, Denmark

2006
"On The Other Side", Castle Museum, Nottingham, England
"ALIVE, BUT DEAD", Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen

2005
do ART gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Egg ballet", Odense Performance Festival
"Concert for birds", performance on Christianshavns Volde in Copenhagen

2004
EmilyTsingou gallery, London
"Mirage", Galleri Koch und Kesslau, Berlin

2003
"Snowdrifting", The Kiosk Project, London

2001
"The Life of The Dying Swan", Gallery Tommy Lund, Copenhagen
"White Shadows", installation & performance, Esbjerg Museum of Art, Denmark

2000
"Der Sterbende Schwan", Gallery KUNST auf KAMPNAGEL, Hamburg
"Jukebox", performance at Gallery Muu, Helsinki
"Hvorfor blir det nat mor", three days performance, Gallery Tommy Lund, Copenhagen

1999
"The Dying Swan is back", performance at Goldsmiths College's exhibitionspace
"Sailing", performance at Overgaden, Copenhagen
"Happy Birthday", performance in Goldsmiths College's canteen, London
"Castle", two weeks happening at Goldsmiths College, London

1998
"The Dying swan", performance at Det Fynske Kunstakademis Udstillingssted, Odense
"The Dying swan", performance at Goldsmiths College's exhibitionspace

1997
"Peter R. Callesen præsenterer Peter R. Callesen", happening in rum 46, Århus
"Little Peter Spiderman III", performance & installation in rum 46, Århus
"Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe", happening & installation in rum 46, Århus




Selected group exhibitions:


2014
"Vintersol", Sophienholm, Denmark
- Gallerie Schmidt Marc
- Pop-up Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Gangart, Art Festival in Næstved, Denmark
- Vestjyllandsudstillingen, The Art Museum of West Jutland, Tistrup, Denmark
"Paper Cuts, Embroideries and Frottage", Gallery EFFEARTE, Milan
"Drømmeland", Kunsten, Aalborg Artmuseum, Denmark


2013
"REKREATION", MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen
"Secret Garden II", Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark.
"Den skøre lykke", Silkeborg Bad, Denmark.
"CODA PAPER ART", The Holland Paper Biennial, CODA Museum, Appeldorn, Holland.
"THE FIRST CUT - Paper at the Cutting Edge", Southampton SeaCity Museum, UK.
"THE FIRST CUT - Paper at the Cutting Edge", Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
"FOKUS 2013 VIDEOKUNST FESTIVAL", Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Kill two Birds with one Stone", Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
"Geist Glorup", Glorup Castle, Oerbark, Denmark
"Rock-Paper-Scissors", Gallery Magrorocca, Milan, Italy

2012
"INVOLVER", HEART, Herning, Denmark
"Rock-Paper-Scissors", Gallery LARM, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Socle du Monde Biennale", Herning Artmuseum, Denmark
"Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine", Paris, France
"Jeg", Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
"Made in Paper", Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
"The Firs Cut", Manchester Art Gallery
"The End", Jacobs Island Gallery, London
"Paperless", SECCA Center for Centemporary Art, North Carolina, USA
"Circus Crew", Gallery Larm, Denmark
"Humor, Alvorligt talt", Esbjerg Artmuseum, Denmark
"I'm like a Bird", Johannes Larsen Museet, Denmark

2011
“Rønnebæksholm – Stories About A Place”, Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
“I Am Like A Bird”, Skovgaardmuseet, Denmark.
“Habitat”, Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010
Group Exhibition, Galeria Valle Orti, Valencia, Spain
Second Party, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Christmas Group Show, Christina WIlson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Silhouettes - pure Contours, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland.
I midten af værket - Rønnebæksholm
Papershapers - Scion Installation, L.A.
KURS: Havnen, KØS, Denmark
Cut & Paste, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Denmark
Et Vintereventyr, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark
Til Vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark

2008
Ruiner - fascination og fantasi, Museet På Koldinghus, Denmark.
Drømmerier, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Papir i tre dimensioner, Skovgaard Art Museum, Viborg, Denmark.
Hidden narratives, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, England.
Dream Therapy, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York.

2007
Snow Fall, Vejen Art Museum, Denmark. Dec 1st - Mar 24th 2008
Fairy Tale, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England
Venice Biennale, Mobile Journey, Crossing, San Servolo Venice, Italy
Fairy Tale, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales
Spor, Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark
Exportable Goods, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Fairy Tale, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, England

2006
Group Show, Emily Tsingou, London, England
ART COPENHAGEN - THE NORDIC ART FAIR
Shanghai Biennale 6, Shanghai Art Museum, China
Paper Cuts, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, England
Fuori è un giorno fragile, Imbiancheria del Vajro, Chieri,Torino, Italy
Papercut. Voges + Partner Gallerie, Frankurt am Main, Germany
Inner to Go, Gallery Vamiali, Athens. Greece
TRANSIT 2006, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen

2005
Inaugural show, Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen
Superbia 2, Cork in Ireland, organized by Kerlin Gallery
Vandspejl, exhibition in Frederiksberg Garden, Copenhagen organizer and artist,
Tell tail, Ewha Art Centre, Seoul Korea, paper works and performance
The City Rumble, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
The Armory Show, Art Fair New York, represented by emily Tsingou gallery
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

2004
Hidden (hi)stories Galerie K & S, Berlin
Charlottenborgs efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen
Paper, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
Monument, a public art exhibition in Copenhagen, Main Library and in public

2003
From Dust to Dusk, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, performance & installation
TURMSTURM, organizer and artist, Nikolaj,Copenhagen Contemporary Art
Amorph, performancefestival in Helsinki, interactive installation Palace of Dreams
NB – lad os modes, videoproject with Kenneth Balfelt, Ydre Nørrebro, Copenhagen
Ung Samtidskunst, Marineteknologisk center, Skagen

2002
Artgenda, Hamburg
Kunstparade, Copenhagen

2001
Masculinities, Nicolai Church, Copenhagen, performance & video
Barcelona Arte Contempereano, BAC, performance & installation, Barcelona
Videomanifesta, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen
Art Fair in Basel, Gallery Tommy Lund
Quality Street, Gallery Tommy Lund
ARTKINO, videoscreening at Frankfurt Art Fair
All the best, videoscreening at the LUX, London
Location, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, performance The Flying Swan & installation Family

2000
Assembly, London, installation BridgeKonnektor Berlin, Berlin, performance Jukebox & To be - or not to be
The Rest of the Story, Chelsea College, London, sculpture Little Head
Waterfront, Denmark and Sweden, Folding, Little Peter Spiderman & To be - or not to be
Art Forum, Art Fair in Berlin, Gallery Tommy Lund
Ylikierroksilla, performance project in Helsinki
Art Fair in Basel, Gallery Tommy Lund
Croma2, Inauguración Festival, Madrid, video projection So Cold
Summer Agglutinate 3 + 4, 291 Gallery, London, performance & video
Box Museum 2000, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, Handy & drawings

1999
Post-Ulu Gig, Singapore, videos Inside Out & Face to Face
The Last Show on Earth, London, performance Jukebox
Art Forum, Art Fair in Berlin, Gallery Tommy Lund
Performancefestival in Odense, performance Folding
Samtidskunstforum in Oslo, videoinstallation Johanne's Cottage
The Sun was Shining Upside-down, Overgaden, Copenhagen
Cardiff Timebased Art Festival, performance Assurance

1998
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling in Copenhagen, video Dreamdriving
Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling in Århus, video Handy, Inside Out & To be - or not to be
Environmental, London, video Little Peter Spiderman I & I I

1997
View, Videotek in rum 46, Århus, video Action & So Cold
Performancefestival in Odense, video Lille Peter Spiderman & So Cold
Charlottenborgs Forårudstilling, Copenhagen, video Little Peter Spiderman I & I I




Scholarships, Grants and Residencies:


2010
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ Eckersberg Medal

2009
3-year working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation.

2007
Residency at Danish Academy in Rome

2005
Grant from Kunstfonden af 1973

2004
Working Grant from Statens Kunstfond, Denmark

2003
Travel grant from Henny Sophie Clausen og møbelarkitekt Axel Clausens fond

2002
Nifca’s Artist Residency in Qaqortoq in Greenland
Travel Grant from De Bielkelske Legater
Sleipnir Travel Grant
Travel Grant from Dansk Metal

2001
Sleipnir Travel Grant for research trip to the North of Norway
Århus Kommunes Kunstnerstipendium



Public Collections:


HEART - Herning Museum of Mordern Art, Denmark
Kunst på Arbeidsplassen, Norway
Mallin Collection, New York
Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
Haugar - Vestfold Art Museum, Norway
Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Denmark
Vejen Art Museum, Denmark
Wallsall Art Gallery, UK
West Collection, USA
Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Sweden
MAT Charitable Foundation, New York, USA