Mathias Kryger (DK, 1977, Holbæk, lives in Copenhagen) is an artist, curator and art critic.
Mathias Kryger’s interest in the potentials for molecular revolutions borrows from the French radical philosopher and psychotherapist Félix Guattari and focuses on the concept of performance understood as: (caramelised) competition; achievement; administration; execution; pursuance; collectivity; disagreement and resistance and ze often works collectively in group- or duo formations such as Acción Gorila (with contemporary dancer and choreogreapher Sara Gebran), Back In Dirty Minutes (with artist Stefan A. Pedersen) and Guattari Reading Circle (with artist Arendse Krabbe). Currently ze is doing work about local feminist amateur cabarets during the Cold War and the relations between Art Brut and current semiocapitalism.
Ze has shown works and performances at institutions such as: Overgaden, Museet for Samtidskunst, Aarhus Litteraturcenter, Osloo at The Venice Biennial, FRAC Champagne Ardenne, Gallery Tif Sigfrids, Inkonst and has contributed texts to numerous publications and catalogues.
Ze recently curated the exhibition William Forsythe – In the Company of Others at Kunsthal Charlottenborg featuring works by William Forsythe, Gerard Byrne, Sturtevant, Bruce Nauman and Manon de Boer among others, and was the curator for the degree shows of the Funen Art Academy and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Art in 2016.
Ze is an art critic with Danish daily Politiken and Scandinavian online arts press, Kunstkritikk.dk.