BIO

Trine Struwe is a Danish visual artist who lives and works in Copenhagen (DK). She holds an MA from the Royal College of Arts in London, UK (2020) and a BA from Cooper Union in New York, US and Malmö Art Academy, SE (2016). Struwe works in a feminist and minimalistic way with sculpture, text and photography in an intersection between material and concept. The works are often based on associations and stories linked to everyday materials and are precisely tuned to the architectural framework that they exist in. Her work carefully examines the structures we inhabit and the invisible regulation and control they subject us to. Her exhibitions in recent years include e.g. a site-specific installation at Roskilde Festival (DK) 2023, Open Studio at Sorø Kunstmuseum (DK) 2023, the solo exhibitions HOLE NO BOTTOM at Bladr (2023) and I, I, I, ), )), ))) at Kunsthal Kongegaarden (DK), 2021. In 2023 she received the talent prize for sculptors, Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen's Legat.

EDUCATION

2018-2020     Royal College of Art, London, UK (MFA)
2015                 The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, US (BFA)
2013-2016      Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, SE (BFA)

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Duo show, Fotografisk Center (Copenhagen, DK)
Groupshow, Rundetaarn (Copenhagen, DK)  
Groupshow, Fraktal Ventesal (Skørping, DK) 

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2023
HOLE NO BOTTOM, Bladr (Copenhagen, DK) solo show
Strong Swash Weak Backwash, C4 Projects curated by SKAL Contemporary (Copenhagen, DK) duo show
Thresholds, Obra (Lund, SE) duo show 

2022 
I, I, I, ), )), ))), Kunsthal Kongegaarden (Korsør, DK) solo show

2021
I miss you very much, Ergo Collective (Athens, GR) duo show
A mouth full, Riberdyb 10 (Kolding, DK) duo show

2020
Alas, Sirin Gallery (Copenhagen, DK) duo show 

2019
Soft, Strong, Slow, Dyson Gallery (London, UK) solo show

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 
Roskilde Festival in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen (Copenhagen, DK)
Open Studio, Sorø Kunstmuseum (Sorø, DK)
Wet, Work, FABRIKKEN For Kunst og Design (Copenhagen, DK)
Dreamworks, IKO/Picalilli Gallery (London, UK) 
Office Overload 3, Bikubefonden kurateret af Pro Temp (Copenhagen, DK)
Static Object, Obra (Lund, SE) 

2022    
Young Danish Contemporary Art ’22, Kunstbygningen i Vrå (Vrå, DK)
RCA2020, Bargehouse/OXO Tower (London, UK)  
Office Overload 1, Bikubefonden kurateret af Pro Temp (Copenhagen, DK)

2021
Small Sculptures, Sharp Projects (Copenhagen, DK) 
Dog Days, Galeria PADA (Lisbon, PT) 

2020
London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery (London, UK)
50/50, Fold Gallery (London, UK)
14.8x21, Gallery Tom Christoffersen (Copenhagen, DK)
RCA, Kristin Hellegjerde Gallery (London, UK)
Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, DK)
Chapter 6, Solo show (London/online, UK)
/’st^te(r)/, BAKIIBAK (Hastings, UK)

2019               
Close Call, Kunstscenen (Copenhagen, DK)
Final Exhibition, Axel Towers (Copenhagen, DK)
HQ, Udstillingstedet Sydhavn Station (Copenhagen, DK)
Snapshot, Hockney Gallery (London UK)

2018             
Strata, Obra (Malmö, SE)
WIP show, Royal College of Art (London, UK) 
Vi tager intet ansvar, Warehouse 9 (Copenhagen, DK)

2017 
Contemporary Grazing, H/F Enghaven (Odense, DK)
Tendency, Rendevouz Artspace (Copenhagen, DK)
I am thinking that I might be an object, René Holms Atelier (Esbjerg, DK)

2016               
Artists’ books, Lunds Konsthall (Lund, SE) 
New Swedish Photography, Center of Photography (Stockholm, SE)
October, Obra (Malmö, SE)

2015
Art of the book, Cooper Union School of Art (New York, US)
Sweden’s Emerging Art, No Picnic (Stockholm, SE)
Slowly moving body of light, Wadström Tönnheim Gallery (Skanör, SE) solo show 

RESIDENCIES

2023 
Art Hub Copenhagen, 2022-2023 (Copenhagen, DK)
Residency, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Dale, NO)
FABRIKKEN studioprogramme 2022-2024 (Copenhagen, DK)
Danish Art Workshops (Copenhagen, DK)

2022 
Klitgaarden (Skagen, DK)
Kunsthal Kongegaarden (Korsør, DK)

2021
The Danish Institute at Athens (Athens, GR)
Danish Art Workshops (Copenhagen, DK)
PADA (Lisbon, PT) 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2023
Talentprize, Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legat
The Danish Arts Foundation
Rådet For Visuel Kunst 
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond

2022
Poul Johansen Fonden
Blixfonden
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse

2021  
The Danish Arts Foundation
The Agency for Culture in Denmark           
Digteren cand.jur. Aage Krarup Linds Legat
Glashandler Johan Franz Ronges Fond

2020               
Distinction award, Royal College of Art (London, UK) 
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse

2019 - 2017               
Royal College of Art (MFA), Grants from Soransk Samfund, Henry Shaws Legat, Vohlerts Legatfond, Dansk Tennis Fond, Overretssagfører Sigurd Jacobsens Mindelegat, Oticon Fonden, Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond, Augustinus Fonden, Glashofs legat, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond   

OTHER

2022
The Curatorial Thing, SixtyEight Art Institute (Copenhagen, DK)

2021
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, member of the Society of Artists (DK) 

2020                 
Salzburg Summer Academy (Art Writing)
Artist talk and guest teaching at Cardiff School of Art & Design / Ysgol Gelf a Dylunio Caerdydd (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

2019        
Co-curator of a solo show w. artist Marianne Skaarup Jakobsen at SixtyEight Art Institute (Copenhagen, DK)
Weather Writing, SixtyEight Art Institute w. curator Miriam Wistreich and writer Ida Marie Hede

2018               
Co-founder of Tacet, a small press focusing on artist books, exhibited at CHART 2021 (Copenhagen, DK) Wiels Art Book Fair (Bruxelles, BE) and SixtyEight Art Institute (Copenhagen, DK) in 2019.

2016   
Artisttalk, Malmö Kunsthall (Malmö, SE)
Københavns Kunstskole (Art Writing)                                                                                                                                                  

PUBLICATIONS

2023
HOLE NO BOTTOM, artist book, self published in collaboration with Bladr (edition of 150)

2022
Spiral Walking: A conversation with Francesca Mollett, published by BAERT Gallery (Los Angeles, US)

2021               
Thomas Millroth: Artists’ Books from a Swedish point of view, published by Ellerströms/Tragus (2021) - Link via Konst/Ig (Stockholm, SE)
Lux, published by Aber Press (2021) - Link via Canopy (Malmö, SE)
Sea writing (the waves), artist book, self published with Mads Juel (edition of 10)

2020               
Chapter 6, online publication, Solo show (London, UK)

2019  
White Ink, MFA thesis, Royal College of Art (London, UK)
Untitled (Thames drawings), artist book, self published  

2016 - 2015                     
Untitled (Blå tid, blåt sted) II, artist book, self published
Everything is falling, BFA thesis in Malmö Art Academy Year Book (Malmö, SE)      
Untitled (Blå tid, blåt sted) I, artist book, self published