Balder Olrik - Curriculum Vitae

Overview

My life has been made of 16 years cycles.
0-16
Raised by scientist parents in Copenhagen suburbs.
(Mother: Environmental biology – Father: Thermodynamics and other aspects of natural science )

16-32
Attended the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, 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
Despite being one of the most recognised young Danish artists at the time, in 1998 I decided to focus solely on making digital inventions, especially focused on predicting and understanding our subconscious behaviour and perception.  Most acknowledged outcomes are probably GoViral & ProChords

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 KK, Essen Noordkunst, Holland
    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 Kriefs, Paris
  • 1995
    Galerie Kriefs, 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
  • 1987
    Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
    Fyns Kunstmuseum, Odense, Denmark
  • 1998
    Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  • 1990
    Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
  • 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
    DCA Gallery, New York
  • 1995
    “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

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

  • 1994 –
    Married to Film Producer & Psykoterapeut Camilla Holck
  • 1996
    Danish State. Arts Foundation 
3 year award
  • 2003 – 2009
    Co-founder of GoViral with Claus Moseholm
  • 2009
    Inventor of ProChords (music composition app)
  • 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

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