Curriculum Vitae

Kirsten Justesen * 1943.

  • Lives and works in Copenhagen.
  • Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts 1975.
  • Cand.phil 1977.
  • A series of exhibitions, events, installations, performances and mural work in Denmark and the rest of world since the mid-60s.
  • Visiting professor and lecturer at art academies in Scandinavia, the USA and the Middle East.
  • Scenographic work at a number of Danish theatres since 1967; established the Scenography Department at the Danish National Theatre School in 1985-1990.
  • Important co-operations in the 90s include concept and set design for Randi Patterson Company.
  • Curated Body as Membrane together with VALIE EXPORT at Kunsthallen Brandts 1995; Skitsan The Faroe Islands Art Museum 2008. a.o.
  • Justesen has received a series of grants, including the Anne Marie Telmanyi Award 1991; The Eckersberg Medal 1996; Life grants from The Danish Art Foundation 1998; The Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Award 2000; The Anna Nordlander Award 2003; The Thorvalsen Medal 2005 and a ISCP residency, New York 2006.
  • Justesen has illustrated books, magazines, designed posters and a series of chasubles for Capernaum Church in Copenhagen.
  • KORS DRAG was published 1999 at Brøndum.
  • 64 SYSLER & SAMLINGER / 64 PURSUITS & COLLECTIONS was published 2008 at The Womens Museum, Aarhus DK.
  • MY BODY IS MY TOOL – Randers Kunstmuseums Forlag, 2013
  • ICE SCRIPT – Meltingtime #17 on consignment with Gyldendalske, Nordisk forlag A/S 2013
Represented in private and public collections, including Statens Museum for Kunst /The National Gallery of Denmark; KUNSTEN Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Aalborg; The New Carlsberg Foundation; CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark; The Art Museum Brundlund Castle; The Danish Arts Foundation; Randers Kunstmuseum; Horsens Kunstmuseum; Sorø Kunstmuseum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre; Hälsingborg Art Museums; MAN Museum Anna Nordlander, Sweden; National Gallery of Czesch Republic; Sammlung Verbund, Austria; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
Member of the Artist Society and the Academy of Fine Arts.