Lives and works at Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

Howitzvej 67, D
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark

T +45 3028 9419
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The Ceramic Object



Galleri Format Oslo
Rådhusgaten 24
0151 Oslo
www.format.no


Cloud no. 1001-8, 2010
Stoneware and glaze, hand built
25 x dia.16 cm
Photo: Ole Akhøj







ART 14 LONDON

Scandinavian Matters
Galerie Maria Lund
STAND K5

Olympia Grand Hall, Kensington, London
www.artfairslondon.com


Weather Set no 1343, 2013
Stoneware glaze and epoxy
H 49 x 50 x 46 cm
Photo Ole Akhøj







Design Miami, Miami Beach USA
Represented by Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Belgium



7, rue de Praetere
1050 Brussels | Belgium
www.pierremariegiraud.com



Green yellow white cloud no 1342
Stoneware and glaze, 2013
H 54 x dia 43 cm
Photo: Ole Akhøj







GALERIE MARIA LUND
BENTE SKJØTTGAARD
Rest area – Aire de repos
sculpture

OPENING:
Saturday September 21 2013 from 5 pm to 8 pm
The artist will be present

A rest area is an interlude on the road - an intersection between the landscape
and a gist of contemporary civilization. It is the place where the traveler
finds his own speed, the contact with the ground and maybe a moment to dream
and look at the sky.

GALERIE MARIA LUND
48 rue de Turenne - 75003 Paris, France
tél. (+33) 01 42 76 00 33
fax (+33) 01 42 76 00 10
galerie@marialund.com
www.marialund.com



Turbulence no 1334
h. 43 x dia. 43cm
stoneware and glaze
2013
Photo Ole Akhøj




Turbulence no 1334 (detail)
Photo Ole Akhøj











Terres: Copenhagen Ceramics Invites – On show at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris
www.marialund.com


Bente Skjøttgaard: Turbulence no 1331, 40 x 35 x 33 cm, stoneware, 2013
Photo Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen







Design Miami/Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Represented by Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Belgium



7, rue de Praetere
1050 Brussels | Belgium
www.pierremariegiraud.com


Weather no 1312, H 60 x 47 x 42 cm
Stoneware and glaze 2013
Photo: Ole Akhøj






Silkeborgudstillingen 2013: Det ville glæde os at se / We would be delighted to see you.



Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, DK
www.silkeborgbad.dk


The Cloud Forest 2013
Photo: Ole Akhøj






Glasurglæder / Glaze Joys

Artist Talk with Bente Skjøttgaard on Saturday 4 May at 3 pm

Vejen Kunstmuseum
Østergade 4
6600 Vejen
www.vejenkunstmuseum.dk











Frieze P7:  A decorative frieze with a contemporary ornament

The frieze is a classic within ceramic decoration that I first felt like referring
to in this project, where we are talking about friezes with relief patterns from
car tyres – Pirelli P7 tyres, to be precise. Using these, I have explored the
possibilities of creating a modern frieze ornamentation.

Stoneware clay with chamotte and fibre are thrown down to form a long track.
After that, a car drives slowly through the clay in a single track. A direct imprint.
Glazed and fired at 1,280°C. The project was realised at Tommerup Keramiske Værksted
on the island of Funen.

Frise P7 is a perpetuated imprint in fired clay of our own Fiat Multipla, and
at the same time a very recognisable trace of our own age. The P7 tyre pattern
forms a beautiful relief in the clay. The length of the relief is important,
bearing in mind that it is to be a frieze, but also because we are dealing
with a track, a trace. The relief pattern forms a basis for the ceramic glazes.
They can run down into cracks and pull away from edges and thereby accentuate
the pattern. In other, the track can be partially camouflaged by a thick layer
of glaze. It depends completely on the nature of the glaze to what extent the
tracks become prominent. Some more directly than others. Others perhaps more
like a pattern that an actual car track. What also interests me is the clash
between this mechanical, industrial imprint and the clay. Apart from the ability
of clay to perpetuate the imprint, it is a soft, sensual and tactile material.
One can also speak of an intervention when the clay is exposed to being directly
driven over by a car. Despite this, the friezes are not only violent and
expressive but also provide food for quiet contemplation.

The Frise P7 project is of course a continuation of my contribution to the Danish
Arts Foundation project ‘Art along Hærvejen’ in 2010, where I let cows of the
‘Jutland cattle’ breed, which used to be driven along the ancient road Hærvejen
in the old days, leave imprints of their cloven feet in an approx. 40 sqm red-clay
relief, which has now been put down at the Hærvejen nature trail, close to the
village of Bække in Central Jutland. And behind this, there is of course a greeting
being sent to Asger Jorn’s large-scale ceramics relief from 1959 at Århus
Statsgymnasium upper secondary school, where Jorn, as is well known, rode his
scooter through the clay while making the work.

Bente Skjøttgaard 2012






PERTURBATIONS

Musée Fabre (Hôtel Sabatier d’Espeyran)
13 rue Montpelliéret
34000 Montpellier France

co-organiseret af Ateliers d’Art de France og Musée Fabre










Cuts and interventions, Bodil Manz and Bente Skjøttgaard
Vernissage on February 2 at 5 – 8 pm.
Artist talk on February 4 at 2 pm
Copenhagen Ceramics www.copenhagenceramics.com
Smallegade 46, baghuset 2.tv, 2000 Frederiksberg


Frieze P7
Photo Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen










Opening of Copenhagen Ceramics, a new exhibition space for ceramics in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.
Smallegade 46 baghuset 2 tv.
www.copenhagenceramics.com



The CC- Crew: Steen Ipsen, Bente Skjøttgaard and Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl
Photo Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen




The Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011
Icheon, South Korea



Pink Clouds Field no 1036
30 clouds, total 42x165x75 cm
Photo: Paulina Gomez Riebeling






KIAF 2011, Korea International Art Fair Seoul
Galerie Maria Lund

Blue white cloud no 1116
38x55x45 cm
Photo Ole Akhøj






Opening of SuperFormLab
www.dkds.dk/nyheder/SuperFormLab

New workshop for three-dimensional form and materials at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Design.
Refshalevej 213, 1432 København






Mise en oeuvre, le quotidien et l'exceptionnel sous l'oeil du design
Céramique contemporaine
Sèvres – Cité de la céramique
2 place de la Manufacture
92310 Sèvres, France








Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2011
Nominated for the Biennial Prize

Museet på Koldinghus
Markdannersgade 11
6000 Kolding
Denmark



See more here:
http://www.koldinghus.dk
http://www.facebook.com/video
Jydske vestkysten






16ème Biennale internationale de la céramique – Châteauroux
Thème 2011 : Construire et Élever la matière

Couvent des Cordeliers - musée de Châteauroux
2 rue Alain-Fournier
36000 Châteauroux
France



Clouds field no 1037
7 clouds, total 45 x 130 x 80 cm
Photo Ole Akhøj









MACRO CUBE no 1101
Stoneware
47x47x47cm

Part of Danish Crafts' exhibition MINDCRAFT11
Photo: 2011 Danish Crafts / jeppegudmundsen.com










Clouds field no 1015
H.35 cm, 2010






“Traces” an artwork on the ancient road, Hærvejen.

15.00 Opening in the field.
Main road 417, close to Hærvejen picnic area. 5 km north of the town Bække.

Click on links for more information:

The opening, reportage by Stig Benzon

Traces on Hærvejen, a documentary by Rikke Rørbech.
Part one
Part two

Vejen Kunstmuseum
KOT, Vejen Kunstmuseum

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See the whole process under Works 2010









Bente Skjøttgaard: “Cumulus”, ceramic sculpture
Galleri Ann Linnemann
http://annlinnemann.blogspot.com











Bente Skjøttgaard: “in the clouds”, ceramic sculpture
Galerie Maria Lund, Paris 
http://www.marialund.com

OPENING: Thursday 2nd September 2010 from 6 to 9pm, the artist will be present.

Late night openeing: around a drink
Friday 17th September 2010 from 6 to 9 pm
for the Rencontres AIC in Paris
(The International Academy of Ceramics - http://www.aic2010.com)
the artist will be present.

Between earth and sky, or, more specifically between clouds and mud, for a while now, Bente Skjøttgaard has been working both above our heads and below our feet. In the clouds is her fourth exhibition in Paris. It is the fruit of an almost contradictory attempt to materialise in clay the light and ephemeral qualities of clouds. Funny coincidence, as it was developed parallel to a public commission for a monumental piece, Traces, where she is inspired by the imprints of bovine hooves still visible in the ground of the historic axis Hærvejen, which formerly connected the Danish breeders to the German markets.

Bente Skjøttgaard's interest for the 'higher spheres' began two years ago, during her first visit to South Korea where she discovered the country's ceramic tradition, notably the celadon and moon jars. Soon after, her first clouds were born, sort of growths where interlaced columbine structures rise above very fine 'trunks'. The palette combines immaculate whites and cobalt blues, with reference to the blue/white porcelain tradition. Rapidly, the clouds spread horizontally or, on the contrary, become more dynamic, rotating, on the verge of expanding to form lazy floats, or sometimes vivid.

A second voyage to the "land of the calm mornings" in 2009, brings a strange vision to her: barely perceptible spheres seem to fill the air of a hazy evening. These circular, three dimensional and graphical forms join, from then onwards, the cloud constructions; in certain sculptures, they even create very free organic structures in a sequence of circulars and cavities. The chromatic research tends towards the psychedelic: Lucy in the sky is not so distant when one contemplates the turquoise blues, the mauves and pink variations, the light yellows and acid greens which have seized the clouds. The whole celestial spectrum in its incredible diversity is represented here, either harmoniously or with strong contrasts created through the use of copper oxides, chrome or stains.










Biennale Internationale de Vallauris — Création contemporaine et céramique / BICC
http://www.vallauris-golfe-juan.fr/-BICC-2010-.html










Gallery: Contemporary Ceramics, room 141, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/ceramics/new_ceramics_galleries/phaseone/index.html

Frozen no. 0747
Donated by Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs Fond











KIAF 2009
Korea Interenational Art Fair
www.kiaf.org
www.marialund.com









www.ville-chateauroux.fr/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf_agenda/Biennale_de_ceramique_de_Chateauroux_com_presse.pdf








The Invitational World Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition “Adventures of the Fire”
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gallery 3, 4

San 69-1 Gwango-dong, Icheon-si
Republic of Korea

www.wocef.com










Collect 2009
www.craftscouncil.org.uk/collect/

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road
Chelsea, London
SW3 4SQ

11am – 8pm (Friday and Saturday)
11am – 4pm (Sunday)



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Bente Skjøttgaard
Howitzvej 67 D
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark

T +45 3028 9419
bente@skjoettgaard.dk
www.skjoettgaard.dk



1961Born in Frederiksberg, Denmark

Education

1982-86Kolding Design School, Kolding Denmark
1985Exchange student at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem


Employments and other activities

2014Jury member at the Biennale Internationale de Vallauris 2014, France
2012-Co-manager of Copenhagen Ceramics, Smallegade 46 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
2011Co-founder of the exhibition platform Copenhagen Ceramics
“10 Days” International ceramics workshop at the GICBiennale 2011, Icheon, South Korea
Co-initiator of “SuperFormLab”, the new ceramics department at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
2009-11“Traces of the Jutland cattle”, Art along the ancient road Hærvejen in Jutland, a project by the Danish Arts Foundation.
2009ISCAEE Symposium - the International Symposium of Ceramics Education and Exchange, South Korea
2006-08Member of the board, International Ceramic Research Center - Guldagergaard, Skælskør, DK
2006Co-founder of the exhibition group ”Lux Lab”
2005-Lecturer at the department of ceramics at the Danish Design School, Copenhagen
2002-03Crafts Collection 6 and 7, Danish Crafts, Ambiente, Frankfurt Germany
2001-02Jury member at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition
2001Co-founder of the exhibition group ”New Danish Ceramics”
1999-00Joint owner of Udstillingssted for Ny Keramik (The Exhibition Room for New Ceramics), Kompagnistræde 25, Copenhagen
1994-05Visiting teacher, Kolding Design School and The Danish Design School, Copenhagen
1986-90Artist at the Royal Danish Porcelain Factories Bing & Grøndahl and Royal Copenhagen


Solo shows, a selection

2014Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Bruxelles
”Cumulonimbus” Copenhagen Ceramics, Frederiksberg DK
2013”Aire de Repos”, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
2012Bodil Manz and Bente Skjøttgaard: “Cuts and interventions”, Copenhagen Ceramics, Frederiksberg DK
2011”Fokus on Traces” Vejen Art Museum, Vejen DK
Puls-contemporary ceramics, Bruxelles
2010”Dans le nuages”, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
”Cumulus”, Ann Linnemann studio gallery, Copenhagen
2008Blås & Knåda, Stockholm
”Elements in white”, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
Køppe gallery, Copenhagen
2007Puls-contemporary ceramics, Bruxelles
2006Galerie Maria Lund - La Galerie Danoise, Paris
2005”Interglacial period”, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen
2004Galerie Maria Lund - La Galerie Danoise, Paris
2003”Glazed items with ramifications”,Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro DK
Puls contempory ceramics, Bruxelles
”Bente Skjøttgaard 2001-2003”, Grimmerhus - Museum of International Ceramic Art, Middelfart DK
2001Puls-contemporary ceramics, Bruxelles
2000”Glasurstykker” (Glazed items), Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen
1998”i blomst - i vase” (in bloom – in vase) with Anne Tophøj, Udstillingssted for Ny Keramik, Copenhagen
1997”Håndvask” (washbasin), Udstillingssted for Ny Keramik, Copenhagen
1990Solo at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Shop, Amagertorv, Copenhagen



Group shows, a selection
           
2014Design Miami/ Basel, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Basel, Switzerland
“The Ceramic Object”, Galleri Format Oslo
Art14, Galerie Maria Lund, London

2013Design Miami, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Miami Beach, USA
Design Miami/Basel, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Basel, Switzerland
“Copenhagen Ceramics invites” Galerie Maria Lund, Paris
“We would be delighted to see”, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, DK
2012”Glasurglæder” (Glaze Joys) Vejen Art Museum, Vejen DK
UNDERVÆRKER – masterpiece from Danish private collections, KUNSTEN- Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, DK
”Fra Sans til Samling”. New donation from Erik Veistrup, Grimmerhus- Museum of International Ceramic Art, Middelfart DK
PERTURBATIONS Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
MINDCRAFT 12, Danish Crafts, Ventura Lambrate, Milano, Italy
201116ème biennale internationale de céramique de Châteauroux, France
Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design 2011, Koldinghus, Kolding DK
The 6th International Competition, GICBiennale 2011, Icheon, South Korea
KIAF 2011, Korea International Art Fair, Galerie Maria Lund, Seoul, South Korea
MINDCRAFT 11,Danish Crafts, Ventura Lambrate, Milano. Italy
“Living with Ceramics”, Puls-contemporary ceramics at Ampersand House, Bruxelles
2010Biennale international de Vallauris, Musée Magnelli, Vallauris, France
KIAF 2010, Galerie Maria Lund, Seoul, South Korea
”Across”, Carlsberg Ny Tap, Copenhagen
2009Collect, Køppe Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London
The Invitational World Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition: ”Adventures of the fire”, South Korea
KIAF 2009, Galerie Maria Lund, South Korea
15éme Biennale international de céramique, Châteauroux, France
“Room 141” Gallery Contemporary Ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2008“Statistics><Ceramics”, New Danish Ceramics, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg SE and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg GE
”Lux-Lab”, Gimsinghoved, Struer DK
KIAF 2008, Galerie Maria Lund, South Korea
2007Collect, Galleri Nørby, V&A London
”Biennalen 2007”, Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding DK
”Everything is flux”, Drud & Køppe gallery, Copenhagen
2006”Bjerge i dansk kunst” (Mountains in Danish Art), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning DK
”European Ceramic Context 2006”, Bornholm Art Museum, Gudhjem DK
2005SOFA, Chicago, Galleri Nørby, Chicago USA
”The Carsten Løvbjerg Collection”, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens DK
2004SOFA, Chicago, Galleri Nørby, Chicago USA
”Corner 2004”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
”Biennalen 2004”, Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding and Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, DK
2003SOFA Chicago, Galleri Nørby, Chicago USA
”New Danish Ceramics” The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen
2002”From the Kilns of Denmark: Contemporary Danish Ceramics”, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, Fitchburg,
San Diego, Sacaramento, Racine, Paris and Berlin
”Mellem rum”, (In between Spaces) Udstillingssted for Ny Keramik at Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen
2000”Keramik uden fortilfælde” (Ceramics of no Precedent), Udstillingssted for Ny Keramik Copenhagen
”DANSK FORM - design vom Nachbarn”, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, GE
1999”Keramik aus Dänemark”, Galleri Handwerk, Munich, GE
1996”DUPLIKA - Danish applied art 1996”, The Danish Architecture Centre, Gl. Dok, Copenhagen
1995”En Badeværelseshistorie” (A Bathroom story), Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen
”Dansk Design proces - produkt”, The Danish Architecture Centre, Gl. Dok, Copenhagen
1994”Rooms and Rituals of Everyday Life”, Den Frie, Copenhagen
”The Ceramic Jug”, Marienlyst Castle, Helsingør DK
”The Danish Ceramics Triennial 1”, Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding DK
1993The Arts and Crafts Prize of 1879, The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen
1991”Never Compromise on Quality”, Spøttrup Castle Museum, Skive DK
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen
Charlottenborg Autumn Exhibition, Copenhagen


Art in public space

2011“Traces of the Jutland cattle”, Art along the ancient road Hærvejen in Jutland, a project by the Danish Arts Foundation


Awards and grants

The Danish Art Foundation 3-year grant
Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Keramikpris
The Danish Art Foundation
Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond
Danish Crafts
Designfonden
Det Reiersenske Fond
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879
National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Ministery of Culture, Denmark
Ole Haslunds Artist Foundation
Danish Crafts
Det Reiersenske Fond
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
The Arts and Crafts Price of 1879
The Exhibition Award of Charlottenborg
The Design Foundation


Collections, a selection
           
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Musée National de Céramique de Sévres, France
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen
Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro DK
Grimmerhus, Museum of International Ceramic Art, Middelfart DK
Vejen Art Museum, Vejen DK
Trapholt Art Museum, Kolding DK
The Danish Art Foundation
Copenhagen Culturel Foundation
Kunstforeningen af 14. August, Copenhagen
Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs Collection
Erik Veistrup Collection, Museum of International Ceramic Art, DK
Carsten Løvbjerg Collection


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