Kirstine Roepstorff was born in Copenhagen in 1972. She trained at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts before completing her MFA in 2000 at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her expansive exhibition profile includes solo shows at museums such as Kunstmuseum Basel, Galerie im Taxispalais, Kunsthalle Brandts, and MUSAC, Spain. She currently lives and works in Berlin. Roepstorff’s collages and sculptures are characterized by their unrefined physicality,

which translates conceptual information networks into the palpable realm of ‘stuff’: textiles, crumpled foil, wall paper, magazine clippings, bits of random bijoux compile as fantastical scenes or prop-like objects that construct suggestive narratives. Her work, which also includes performance and theatre production, relates to a concept of ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ or ‘total artwork’, which binds aesthetics to the social, political, and spiritual values intrinsic to everyday life.

Kirstine Roepstorff

Born 1972 in Lyngby-Taarbæk, Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin


1994 – 2001 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999 – 2000 Rutgers University, Mason School of Fine Art (MFA), USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Venice Art Biennale

Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Matyáš Chochola & Kirstine Roepstorff, Svit, Prague, Czech Republic

When You light a lantern in the summer night many strange things come flying, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Mother of Time showing her fruits, The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh, UK

Ring of Silence, Fredericia Kunst Forening, Fredericia, Denmark
Walking beside Time, Kunstpalais & Städtische Sammlung Erlangen

When a Drop Unites, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Dried Dew Drops. Wunderkammer of Formlessness, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The Art of This Century, curated by Dimitrios Antonitis, Museum Alex Mylona-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Dried Dew Drops. Wunderkammer of Formlessness, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland, curated by Nikola Dietrich
Illuminating Shadows, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Illuminating Shadows, Galerie im Taxispalais, with Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Innsbruck/Schwaz, Austria

Nuit: Sun. Forms of beneath, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark, curated by Lars Grambye
Rainbows, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, MUSAC, Leon, Spain, curated by Agustin Perez Rubio

Rocks, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

It’s Not the Eye of the Needle that Changed – The Self, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
It’s Not the Eye of the Needle that Changed – The Time, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
It’s Not the Eye of the Needle that Changed – The Frame, Art Basel, Miami, FL

Artissima 13, Turin, Italy
A Handfull of Once, Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom
A Handfull of Once, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

King of Crash and the Untouchables, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada, in conjunction with Harbourfront Centre’s SUPERDANISH – Newfangled Danish Culture
Queen of Diamonds, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
1½”, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Twist, (with Niels Erik Gjerdevig), Bohusläns Museum, Bohuslän, Sweden
The Flat, Milan, Italy (with Kristoffer Patau)
The Royal Danish Embassy, Berlin, Germany

The Desolation of the Beast and the Tears of the Crocodile, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hidden Truth, (with Judith Ström) West Zealand Museum for Contemporary Art, Sorø, Denmark

The Ambiguity of Letting Go, Nano Gallery, Paris, France
Sparwasser HQ, (with Kirsten Pieroth) Berlin, Germany
My World Does Not Exist, Esbjerg Museum of Contemporary Art, Esbjerg, Denmark

My World Does Not Exist, Gallery Hallo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Where are the straight lines?, Gallery Phonex, Copenhagen, Denmark
Laundromat – The Biennial – Street Sharks, Copenhagen, Denmark

Don’t change color while I’m talking to you, Saison, Hellerup, Denmark

Guerrilla your dreams, Gallery Cambells Occasionally, Copenhagen, Denmark

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