About

MORTEN SCHELDE (Born 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark)

Lives and works in Copenhagen

email: info@mortenschelde.com

Represented by
Hans Alf Gallery
Holbergsgade 8
DK 1057 Copenhagen, Denmark

hansalf.com

Works available at

Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Sweden
Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Education

1996-2001
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994-1996
The Academy of Fine Arts, Odense, Denmark

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
New Paintings, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen
Blueprint/At the Lakes, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen

2016
Evolution Blues, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

2015
“Red Horse Meditations”, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark

2014
“Red Noise Meditation”, Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
“Romance is a Ticket to Paradise”, Galleri Arnstedt, Båstad, Sweden
“The Memory Palace”, Munch Gallery, New York, USA

2012
“Leap of Faith – Children of Suburbia IV”, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
“Pink Lady”, Dock 56, Hamburg, Germany

2010
“Alchemy in Reverse”, Galleri Arnstedt, Båstad, Sweden
“Morten Schelde”, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark

2009
“In the Woods”, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK
“In the Woods”, Sandford Goudie Gallery, South Shields, UK

2008
“Journey to The End of History”, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Diaries from the Plastic Vortex”, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
ARCO ’08 International Contemporary Art Fair, Vane Gallery, works by Morten Schelde in the ‘Solo Projects’ section of ARCO ’08, Feria de Madrid exhibition centre,
Madrid, Spain

2007
“The Great Fiction of Science”, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

2006
“Treasure Island, dear Tiger”, Museum der Bildene Künste, Leipzig, Germany
“Self-portrait as Seven Pirates”, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
“Morten Schelde”, Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden

2004
“The Voyage of the Beagle”, solo presentation with GIMM EIS at ArtForum Berlin, Germany

2003
“The End of Dinosaurs”, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Shadows dream of Light”, griedervonputtkamer galerie, Berlin, Germany

2002
“Children of Suburbia III”, Galleri Gustaf Gimm, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001
“Doppel 7”, with Gabriela Albergaria, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
“Psychic Arms/Into the Void”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,
Copenhagen, Denmark

2000
“Children of Suburbia”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Children of Suburbia II”, Niels Juelsgade 8, Aarhus, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
“The Continual Condition”, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Kontrol over underfladen”, with Ivan Andersen and Lise Blomberg Andersen, X-Bunker, Sønderborg, Denmark
“Paper Works”, Skovhuset, Værløse, Denmark

2015
“Crossing the Line”, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
“10”, Vane Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
“Deja Vu”, Skagen Odde Naturcenter
“Leaving an Image Behind”, Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark
“Trend ’15”, Galleri Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
“At stille noget ud”, Galleri Brantebjerg, Danmark

2014
“New Works”, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Drømmeland”, Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark
“Between fact and fiction”, Vane Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2013
“Flora Danica” , Museum of Natural History, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Krig, Kunst og Danmark”, Holstebro Museum, Denmark
“Efter Surrealismen”, Rønnebæksholm, Denmark
“Ambiguous Faces”, Galleri B15, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
”3rd Party” Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Group Show, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sj., Denmark

2010
“Kunst Til De Kongelige – om udsmykningen af Kronprinseparrets Amalienborg”,
ARoS Århus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
“Summer Exhibition”, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Kunst til de kongelige – en udstilling om udsmykningen i kronprinseparrets palæ”,
KØS – museum of art in public space, Køge, Denmark
“Etwas viele, biβchen langweilige ganz kleine Radierungen”, Galerie Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin, Germany

2009
“Havnen”, Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark
“Summershow”, Galleri Britt Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Sweden
“A Room Inside Them”, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, UK
“Close Encounters at the Bkokhuispoort”, Leeuwarden. The Netherlands
“HUMAN/NATURE/MACHINE”, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Til Vægs”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
“Samlingspunkt. Contemporary art from the museum’s collection”,
Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
“Danskjävlar – en svensk kærlighedserklæring”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg,
Copenhagen, Denmark
“Storyline”, Galerie Susan Nielsen, Paris, France

2007
“Salon # 1 – Dansk Kunst NU!”, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum – Janusbygningen, Tistrup, Denmark
Dessine-moi un mouton!, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Switzerland
“Pengenes kunst – fra skitse til seddel, fra model til mønt”, Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark

2006
“Exportable Goods”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden
“I Tell You Weird Tales”, Kim Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
“DK – Berlin”, Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus, Denmark
“The Safe Place”, Roarsvej 6, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Nordenfjords. Groupshow Berlin – Nordjylland”, Kunstbygningen i Vrå, Vrå, Denmark

2005
“On-Line”, Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
“They call us lonely when we’re really just alone”, Vane Gallery, Newcastle, Great Britain
“Beate Gütschow/Morten Schelde”, Kunstbank, Berlin, Germany
“Milk”, DCA Gallery, New York, USA
“Saturday Morning”, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
“Flicker!”, 0047 Project Space, Berlin, Germany

2004
“Das Böse”, Guardini Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
“Idyll – anti idyll”, with Gabriela Albergaria, Subspace, Berlin, Germany
“Papierarbeiten von Männern”, Oliver Croy’s apartment in Berlin, Germany
“Zwischenwelten”, Haus Esters, Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Krefeld, Germany
“Ind imellem”, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Ballroom Blitz”, GIMM EIS, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
“60 artists”. Pugh-Pugh, Berlin, Germany
“Drawings in Kopenhagenshop”, Kopenhagenshop, Copenhagen, Denmark
“A room of One’s own”, with Gabriela Albergaria, Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Berlin Artfair with Griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, Germany
“Three reasons to be Cheerful”, Secret West, Berlin, Germany
“A Room of One’s Own” # I – IV, with Gabriela Albergaria, Maus Habitos – Casa das Artes, Porto, Portugal

2002
“Let’s crystallize”, with Gabriela Albergaria, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany
“20 år i Dansk Kunst”, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Copenhagen/Kopenhagen”, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Brøl”, Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Esplanaden 2002”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001
“Neverending Story”, billboards in public spaces in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
“24th International Graphics Biennal”, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Stalke out of Space – projekt # 30”, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
“EXIT 2001”, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Esplanaden 2001”, Copenhagen, Denmark

2000
“Inden Alting Slutter”, North Udstillingssted, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Aaben Billedcentral”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999
“Works on paper/opening show of Nam Nam Beauty”, Nam Nam Beauty,
Copenhagen, Denmark
“Efterårsudstillingen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Forårsudstillingen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
“19992”, Albertslund Rådhus, Copenhagen, Denmark

Site specific works
2017
Commission at Faxe Kalkpark

2009
Decoration of a room in the Royal Palace of Frederik VIII, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Participation in a competition for new banknotes, The National Bank, Denmark

2005
Roskilde University Center, Roskilde, Denmark
Birkerød Gymnasium, Birkerød, Denmark

Grants and Scholarships

2014
The Danish Art Foundation’s Working Scholarship

2010
Niels Wessel Bagge’s artist’s grant
The Danish Art Foundation’s Working Scholarship

2008
The Danish Art Foundation’s Working Scholarship
ARKEN Travel Grant, donated by Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Philanthropic Foundation

2007
Winkel & Magnussens’ Memorial Grant

2006
Artist in residence, Galathea 3 naval expedition sailing from Nuuk, Greenland to Cape Town, South Africa

2005
The Danish Art Foundation’s Working Scholarship

2004
Berliner Senatsstipendien
The Danish Art Foundation’s Working Scholarship

2003 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ grant

2002
The Danish Art Foundation’s 2 year Working Scholarship

2001
Frk. Gerda Jensen’s artist’s grant

2000
The grants of Bielkeske
Marie Langhoff grant
HC Koefoed grant
Irgens-Bergh grant
The Foundation of Ronge
Art dealer Wilstrup and wife Franciska grant

1999
Borup Grant

Represented by

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishøj, Denmark

Museum der Bildenen Künste, Leipzig, Germany

Sorø Kunstmuseum, Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publications
“Birkerød”, artist’s book, silkscreen print, numbered edition of 50, 1999
The Best of Morten Schelde, CD booklet, text by Morten Schelde, 2001
The End of Dinosaurs, published by Space Poetry 2004. ISBN 87 7603 008 3
Treasure Island, dear Tiger!, published by Space Poetry 2006. Text by Dr. Jeannette Stoschek. ISBN 87 7603 037 7
The Great Fiction of Science, published by the artist 2007. Text by Camilla Jalving. ISBN 978 87 992092 0 0
Morten Schelde, published by Rønnebæksholm 2010. Text by Dina Vester Feilberg. ISBN 978 87 992059 50
Red Noise Meditation, published by Kunstforeningen Gl Strand 2014. Text by Pernille Fonnesbech. ISBN 978 87 7441 101 7

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