Staff

Lars Bent Petersen, Rector

Email: lbp@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Kristine Kemp, Prorector and professor

Email: kk@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Description

Kristine Kemp lives and works in Copenhagen. She studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen and The Slade School of Fine Art in London during 1988-1995.

Among her recent contributions to group exhibitions are Reel to Real, Künstlerhaus FRIESE, Hamburg, Before Normal: concept after concept, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, In These Great Times, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, and solo shows at Gallery Cubitt, London and at YEARS, Copenhagen.

Since her graduation she has been involved in teaching as a visiting artist giving tutorials, organising workshops and group evaluations of student work mainly at The Academy in Copenhagen.

Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Associate Professor

Email: smh@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Description

Sidsel Meineche Hansen is an artist whose practice explores nervousness as a form of institutional critique. Her work manifest as exhibitions and cross-disciplinary seminars.

Her current work is centered on the chemical production of subjectivity, through the historical development and increasing prescriptions of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs. Recently this research culminated in the production of an animation in the genre of bodyhorror, using CGI. Seroquel, which is the name of this piece, reflecting on psychoapharmaca as technology that mutates the human organism towards the post-human.

Meineche Hansen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. While obtaining her master’s degree at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith (2008-2010), she co-initiated the collective research project Model Court. Their recent film, Resolution 978 HD, explores the shifting infrastructure of international justice. From her studies, she developed a research methodology and an approach to theory, which is based on critical spatial analysis and self-organisation.

Recent activity:
Exhibitions from 2014 include: INSIDER, Cubitt Gallery, London; Let’s Destroy the Earth but Keep the Humans, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; Je Suis Feministe, London; J’ai froid, castillo/corrales, Paris, (2014); Late Barbarians, Gasworks Gallery, London. Seminars initiated in 2014 include: Methylene blue diluted by female ejaculation, SPACE gallery, London; Why does Fred Sandbeck’s work make me cry? Cubitt Gallery and If I can’t Dance Amsterdam; HIS HEAD, Gasworks Gallery, London; This is not a symptom hosted by South London Gallery (2014-ongoing)

Exhibitions and events by the collaboration Model Court include: L’Europe des Artistes, Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo (2014); Forensis, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014); Model Court, See you in The Hague, STROOM, The Hague; RESOLUTION 978 HD, Gasworks Gallery, Gallery, London (2013); Model Court, Oslo, curated by Rio Bravo, The Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); The 21st Century Program at the Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011); Model Court: An Ecology of the Courtroom, CCA, Glasgow (2009). Screenings at: The Norwegian Film Institute, Olso; Pori Art Museum, Helsinki; Witte de With, Rotterdam; EVA Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick (all 2014).

Mathias Kryger, Professor

Email: mk@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Description

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.

Rasmus Røhling, Professor

Email: rr@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Description

Rasmus Røhling is an artist and writer currently based in Copenhagen Denmark. His work often challenges art’s status as being epistemologically unnameable and examines how this self-perception as “stealth” potentially affects artistic agency and methodology.

Recent exhibitions include: New Rocks upon the beach, SixtyEight, Copenhagen (2016); Travis, mertropcs, Los Angeles (2016); A.U.T.O.E.N.U.C.L.E.A.T.I.O.N., Sismógrafo, Porto (2015); Negating Depressing, SixtyEight, Copenhagen (2015); Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart, Artist Space, NY (2013); Rage and Patience, Human Resources, Los Angeles (2013); Elephants, YEARS, Copenhagen (2013); and Tell It To My Heart, Collected by Julie Ault, Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2013). Røhling holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2010) and a BFA from Jutland Art Academy, DK (2007).

Jonna Greve Edlefsen, Administrative Director

Email: jg@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Description

Jonna Greve Edlefsen works as Administrative Director and is responsible for staff and management in the Administration at Funen Art Academy.

Administration handles administrative tasks and provides a coordinating function for professors, rector and the Board.

Jonna Greve Edlefsen manages, allocates and coordinates tasks within Administration’s area of responsibility and is responsible to the rector of the Academy.

Marlene Bregndahl, Communication and exchange officer (on leave)

Helene Marie Nielsen, Office manager, Communication and exchange officer (substitute)

Email: hmn@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Nanna Schmelling, Office manager

Dan Jensen, School caretaker

Description

Dan Jensen is responsible for the academy’s upkeep. He has extensive knowledge of art materials, having studied at the academy prior to joining the team, and he works closely with the student body assisting them with various practical tasks.

Henrik Bech Jensen, IT administrator

Email: hbj@detfynskekunstakademi.dk

Description

Henrik Bech Jensen is in charge of the school’s technical equipment and IT systems and provides IT support for the student body.