Alexander Tovborg
Installation view
the symbol has resurrected
September 15October 28, 2017
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
November 12December 17, 2016
Installation view, 2015
Curated by Alison M. Gingeras
November 5December 23, 2015

ALEXANDER TOVBORG

Born 1983 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Education
BA, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany
MFA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2018
hvem er dit sværd, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
the symbol has resurrected, Blum & Poe, New York, NY
altars of humanity, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY 

2016
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Knight of Faith, GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Rape of Europha, State of Concept, Athens, Greece

2015
myten er en tilstand, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Eternal Feminine, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY
Bocca Baciata, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pietà, Fauna, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Sacra Conversazione, with Jeppe Hein, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Giverny, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Teenage Jesus, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany

2011
Tre, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

2010
New Eternity, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Harens Klan, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansens Litografiske Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
ONLY Small Paintings, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY
JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Becoming Human, Skulptor Odense 17, Odense Zoo, Denmark  
WheredoIendandyoubegin – On Secularity, 9th edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden

2016
INSIDE OUT, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunsten i lyset, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

2015
The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Let’s Get Figurative, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY
Powerful Babies; Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today, curated by Bill Arning and Rick Herron, Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

2014
Holbæk ART, Holbæk Art, Holbæk, Denmark
The Brask Collection, Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle, Denmark
Mostly Black And White, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark
Panda Sex, curated by Tom Morton, State of Concept, Athens, Greece
Fluid Flesh, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France

2013
Betroet Tvivl – Vejen Kunstmuseum, Vejen Kunstmuseum, Vejen, Denmark
Carnegie Art Award Exhibition; traveled to Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway
I knOw yoU, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old, curated by Tom Morton, Lincoln Gallery, London, UK
Modern Art, Lincoln Gallery, London, UK

2012
S, M, X, XL, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
F FOR FREEDOM, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisboa, Portugal
LUBOK. Contemporary graphic and artist books from Leipzig, Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
Folklore – Old New Forms, Kunsthal 44 Møen, Askeby, Denmark
Voyage to the beautiful Self, Danske Grafikeres Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Magic of Clay – Ceramics in Contemporary Art, GI Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark

2010
Jubilæums, Janusbygningen, Tistrup, Denmark
Afgang 2010 (MFA Degree Show), School of Visual Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Kurs:Havnen, Kunstmuseet Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark
Kurs:Højen, Odsherreds Kunstmuseum, Asnæs, Denmark
Copenhagen Spirit, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, Denmark
GBB, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Klaatu Barado Nikito, BKS Garage, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fantastisch, Pforzheim Galerie, Pforzheim, Germany
Angili-Heart, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
It’s raining men!, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Til Vægs, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 
 

Awards

2016
Osmund Hansen Fondenslegat

2013
Nominated for Carnegie Art Award

2007
Niels Wessel Bagges Award
 

Permanent Installations

2016
Jelling Kirke, Jelling, Denmark

2015
Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster, Odense, Denmark
Tejn Kirke, Tejn, Denmark

2013
Østre Landsret, Copenhagen, Denmark 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2017
Gingeras, Alison M., ed. The Avant-garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Texts by Alison M. Gingeras, Marie Godet, Kerry Greaves, and Karen Kurczynski. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe; New York: DelMonico Books • Prestel, 2017.
MAMMON. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2017. 

2016
The Rape of Europha. Text by Tom Morton. Copenhagen: Ehrhorn Hummerston, 2016.

2015
Tovborg, Alexander. myten er en tilstand. Texts by Tom Morton and Louis Scherfig. Leipzig, Germnay: Lubok Verlag, 2015.

2014
Tovborg, Alexander. Bocca Baciata. Texts by Aaron Bogart and Tom Morton. Leipzig, Germany: Lubok Verlag, 2014.
Tovborg, Alexander. Eternal Feminine. Text by Tom Morton. New York: Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, 2014.
Rasmussen, Bjorn. Pietà. Copenhagen: LA Graphic Design, 2014.

2013
Jeppesen, Michael. Best of 67x Kunst. Copenhagen: Strandberg Publishing, 2013.

2012
Alexander Tovborg: The Sacred and the Profane. Texts by Jörg Heiser and Tom Morton. Copenhagen: Galleri Nicolai Wallner, 2012.
Giverny. Text by Tom Morton. Milan: Brand New Gallery, 2012.
Tovborg, Alexander. Teenage Jesus. Texts by Helmut A. Müller and Tom Morton. Stuttgart, Germany: Brenzkirche Stuttgart, 2012.

2011
Lubok Solo 3, Leipzig, Germany: Lubok Verlag, 2011.
Salie, Olaf, ed. Rising-young artist to keep an eye on! Cologne: DAAB Media Verlag, 2011.
Harens Klan, Copenhagen: Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen Litografisk Atelier, 2011.
Til Vægs, Copenhagen: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2011.  

Articles & Reviews

2018
Chan, TF. "Chart Art 2018: What to See at the Copenhagen Fair this Weekend." Wallpaper.com, August 30, 2018.

2017
Mack, Joshua. "Alexander Tovborg: altars of humanity & the symbol has resurrected." ArtReview 69, no. 9 (December 2017): 111.

2016
Fonnesbech, Pernille. “Ugens kunstner - Alexander Tovborg.” kunsten.nu, October 5, 2016.
Hornung, Peter Michael. “En hoppeborg skal frelse menneskeheden.” Politiken, October 1, 2016.
Mason, Isabella. "Alexander Tovborg's exhibition 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles." Blouin Artinfo, November 16, 2016.
Mason, Isabella. "Alexander Tovborg at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles." Blouin Artinfo, December 14, 2016.
Steiwer, Louise. “Imod billeddiktaturet.” kunstkritikk.dk, September 29, 2016.
Villadsen, Janne. "The Artist Creating a New European History." AnOthermag.com, November 8, 2016.
Zenth, Torben. “Troens Ridder - Alexander Tovborg i direkte tale.” kopenhagen.dk, September 30, 2016.

2015
Lesser, Casey. “In Wild, Mythical Paintings, Alexander Tovborg Relieves Us of Religious Taboos.” Artsy.net, August 21, 2015.

2014
Corsaro, Michelangelo. “Panda Sex.” Art Review, January 2015.
“15 Painters to Watch in 2015 (+3).” New American Paintings, December 2014.
“Alexander Tovborg.” Art in America, December 2014.
Smith, Roberta. “Alexander Tovborg: ’Eternal Feminine’.” New York Times, December 4, 2014.
“’Eternal Feminine’-Alexander Tovborg in NYC.” Kopenhagen Magasin, November 18, 2014.
Moroz, Sarah. “A Gallery Focused on Nordic Talent Opens in Paris.” T Magazine, October 2014.
“De La Galiera Al Cielo.” Elle [Spain], October 2014.
“Artist Hops.” Modern Painters, September 2014.
Alexander Tovborg at Overgaden.” Contemporary Art Daily, August 23, 2014.
“Trending Artists Under 35.” Artsy.net, May 6, 2014.
“Lower East Side Darling Nicelle Beauchenne on Her Growing Enterprise.” Artsy.net, April 29, 2014.

2013
Morton, Tom. “In Focus: Alexander Tovborg.” Frieze 158, October 2013.
Hornung, Peter Michael.”Østre landsret har fået vederkvægende kunst på væggene.” politiken.dk, May 15, 2013.

2012
Sangild, Torben. “Troen er det først kys.” Golden Days Festival: 24-29.
Søndergaard, Nicolai. “En søgen efter det religiøse.” Berlingske Tidende: Sektion 2, pg. 1.

2011
Bonde, Lisbeth. “Mod en ny, spirituel kunst.” Weekendavisen 13 (April 2011): 7.


Public Collections
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Mack, Joshua. “Alexander Tovborg ‘altars of humanity & the symbol has resurrected’” Art Review 69, no. 9 (December 2017): 111.
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Villadsen, Janne. “The Artist Creating a New European History.” AnOther, November 8, 2016.
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Lesser, Casey. “In Wild, Mythical Paintings, Alexander Tovborg Relieves Us of Religious Taboos.” Artsy.net, August 21, 2015.
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Smith, Roberta. “Alexander Tovborg: ‘Eternal Feminine.’” New York Times, December 4, 2014.
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Morton, Tom. “In Focus: Alexander Tovborg.” Frieze 158 (October 2013): 206-7.
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