Balder Olrik - Curriculum Vitae

Overview

My life has consisted of 16 years cycles.

0-16
Raised by natural scientist parents in Copenhagen suburbs.

16-32
Attended the Royal Academy of Art in Denmark, as one of the youngest ever. Worked for 16 years as a visual artist, and was exhibited, close to, 100 times in both Europa & America.
(See detailed CV below).

32-48
In 1998 I decided to focus solely on making digital inventions, especially focused on predicting and understanding our subconscious behaviour and perception. Despite being one of the most recognised young Danish artists at the time,

48 –

16 years later, at the age of 48, I decided to combine the two obsessions of my life: Art & Behavioural Science – and re-entered the public art scene with a solo exhibition “System 2” at Martin Asbaek Gallery ( Denmark, 2016).


Curriculum Vitae

Born 1966 in Virum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen

Art Studies

  • 1982-85
    The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
  • 1983
    Exchange student at HdK, Berlin

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

  • 1984
    Charlottenborg Rådhuskælderen, Copenhagen
  • 1985
    Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen
  • 1986
    Brandts Pakhus, Copenhagen
    Galleri Nørbo, Copenhagen
  • 1988
    Brandts Pakhus, Copenhagen
  • 1989
    Forum, Galleri Faurschou, Hamburg
    Tulstruplund, Fredensborg, Denmark
  • 1990
    Galerie Wolf, Düsseldorf
    Galerie Klaus Kiefer, Essen
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
  • 1991
    Galerie Asbæk, Horsens, Denmark
    Boibrino Gallery, Stockholm
  • 1992
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
  • 1993
    Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Kastrup, Denmark
    Galerie Springer & Winkler, Frankfurt am Main
  • 1994
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
    Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
    Galerie Krief, Paris
  • 1995
    Galerie Krief, Paris
  • 1996
    “Continuum Obscura”, Ball State University Museum, Indiana
    “Continuum Obscura”, DCA Gallery, New York
    Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
    “Continuum Obscura”, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
    “Continuum Obscura”, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island
  • 1997
    “Continuum Obscura”, Holtzman Gallery, Towson State University, Towson,
    Maryland Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
  • 1998
    “The Incident”, Deven Golden Gallery, New York
    “Continuum Obscura”, Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
    “Continuum Obscura”, HART Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark
    “The Incident” Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
  • 2016
    “System 2”, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2017
    “Under Reconstruction”, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark
    “Nodak Moments” – Gallerie Charlotte Lund, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions

  • 1985
    Projekt Langelinie, Copenhagen
  • 1986-1998
    Participated in numerous art fairs in Paris, Köln, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bazel, Chicago, Stockholm & Copenhagen, typically represented by Gallery Faurchou
  • 1986
    Charlottenborg, Forårsudstillingen, Copenhagen
    Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense, Denmark
  • 1987
    Impulser, Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
  • 1998
    Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  • 1990
    Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
    Noordkunst, Holland
  • 1991
    Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
  • 1993
    Stockholm Art Fair, Jan Eric Löwenadler, Stockholm
  • 1994
    Danish Contemporary Art, 420 West Broadway, New York
    Art Frankfurt, Galerie Springer & Winkler, Frankfurt am Main
    “Works on Paper”, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
  • 1995
    DCA Gallery, New York
    “Aquilo”, Museo d´Arte Moderna, Bologna
    Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
  • 1996
    “Photographism (in Painting)”, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
    Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York
  • 1997
    “Take off”, Galerie Krinzinger at Berger Fabrik, Bregenz, Austria
    “Konst for millioner”, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden
  • 2000
    Ars Fennica, Finland
  • 2004
    “Realisme?”, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2005
    Labyrinter – Kunstens Rum, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark
  • 2008-2009
    “Ruin – Vision”, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  • 2010
    “Shades of Black”, Ordrupgaard Museum, Denmark
  •  2010
    “Shades of Black”, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  • 2016
    “Flaneur – New Uran Narratives”, M.K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art, Kaunas ,Lithuania
    “Concept”, Miami, Florida, USA
    “1+1” with Christian Lemmertz, Lina Hashim, Erik A. Frandsen, Morten Schelde a.m, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark
  • 2017
    Verden i billedet, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Works in Collections

  • Statens Kunstfond, Denmark ( 7 works ) 1996 & 2017
  • Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (6 works ) 1995 & 2016
  • Ball State University Museum, Indiana, USA ( 2 works ) 1996
  • Kunst på Arbejde Denmark (22 works ) 1990 & 2016

Misc

  • 1983-1985 Valhalla Animated Movie, Colorstyling
  • 1992 –
    Married (94) to Film Producer & Psykoterapeut Camilla Holck
  • 1996+1997
    Danish State. Arts Foundation 
work award
  • 1998
    Danish State. Arts Foundation 
3 year award
  • 2003 – 2009
    Co-founder of GoViral with Claus Moseholm
  • 2005
    Jury Menber: D&AD. London
  • 2009
    Inventor of ProChords (music composition app)
  • 2011
    Jury Member: Eurobest Interactive Lisbon
  • 2011 – 2015
    “Smagsdommer” DR2 / DR K 
(Pub. TV program on contemporary art)
  • 2016
    “Kunstrådet” DR K 
(Pub. TV program on contemporary art)
  • 2015 – 2016
    Guest lecturer at The National Film School of Denmark
  • 2017-
    Board member at Copenhagen Photo Festival
  • 2018
    Jury member Copenhagen Photo Festival

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