b. 1955, Denmark

Michael Kvium Biography

Michael Kvium (b. 1955) is a Danish artist. In recent years, his signature media has been painting. Kvium has also done stage design for the theatre and has exhibited all over the world. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art's prestigious Eckersberg Medal.

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In 1981, together with Erik A. Frandsen and Christian Lemmerz, he was one of the cofounders of Værkstedet Værst, a collaborative workshop for performance art. From the 1980s, his works include virus-like shapes as part of the growth cycles. Works from the 1990s also include bandaged figures depicting paralysis and claustrophobia. Solo exhibitions at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (2006) and Ordrupgaard (2007) have included large works evoking relationships with the landscape and nature. His works also include videos, comic strips and performances. He has created stage sets in collaboration with Katrine Wiedemann. Together with Christian Lemmerz, in 2000 he created an eight-hour-long silent film titled The Wake inspired by James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake.

Michael Kvium is represented in collections such as Espoo Museum of Modern Art (Espoo, Finland), Red Brick Contemporary Art Museum (Beijing, China), ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Aarhus, Denmark), Cabinet Des Estampes (Geneve, Switzerland), Haugar Vestfold Art Museum (Tønsberg, Norway) etc.

Michael Kvium Featured Artworks

The Gallery II by Michael Kvium contemporary artwork painting
Michael Kvium The Gallery II, 2017 Oil on canvas
220 x 210 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Black Book by Michael Kvium contemporary artwork painting
Michael Kvium Black Book, 2020 Oil on canvas
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Soft Scene III by Michael Kvium contemporary artwork painting
Michael Kvium Soft Scene III, 2020 Oil on canvas
135 x 130 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Soft Scene I by Michael Kvium contemporary artwork painting
Michael Kvium Soft Scene I, 2020 Oil on canvas
135 x 130 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Solitude by Michael Kvium contemporary artwork painting
Michael Kvium Solitude, 2020 Oil on canvas
165 x 170 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery

Michael Kvium Recent Exhibitions

Michael Kvium Represented By

Tang Contemporary Art contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong
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