Rolf Nowotny

Images

Installation view N*E*S*T. Momentum 9: (alienation), The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, 2017
Installation view N*E*S*T. Momentum 9: (alienation), The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, 2017
N*E*S*T, 2017 (detail). Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
N*E*S*T, 2017 (detail). Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
Installation view N*E*S*T. Momentum 9: (alienation), The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, 2017
Installation view N*E*S*T. Momentum 9: (alienation), The Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, 2017
N*E*S*T, 2017. Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
N*E*S*T, 2017. Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
N*E*S*T, 2017. Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
N*E*S*T, 2017. Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
N*E*S*T, 2017 (detail). Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
N*E*S*T, 2017 (detail). Traditional Danish timber frame structure, wire, epoxy, polyurethane, wheels, chains and bed frame with embedded mask in fibre glass and epoxy
Hikikomori (You Don’t Own The Night), 2017. Glass fiber, epoxy, chains (5m). 11 x 20 x 27 cm
Hikikomori (You Don’t Own The Night), 2017. Glass fiber, epoxy, chains (5m). 11 x 20 x 27 cm
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
The Meek, 2016. Polyurethane, Styrofoam, airbrush, lacquer. 30 x 25 x 32 cm
The Meek, 2016. Polyurethane, Styrofoam, airbrush, lacquer. 30 x 25 x 32 cm
The Meek, 2016. Polyurethane, Styrofoam, airbrush, lacquer. 30 x 25 x 32 cm
The Meek, 2016. Polyurethane, Styrofoam, airbrush, lacquer. 30 x 25 x 32 cm
The Meek, 2016. Polyurethane, Styrofoam, airbrush, lacquer. 30 x 25 x 32 cm
The Meek, 2016. Polyurethane, Styrofoam, airbrush, lacquer. 30 x 25 x 32 cm
Unending Poverty, 2016. 60 l. industrial plastic drum, water, chalk, synthetic and human hair. 63 x 34 x 37 cm
Unending Poverty, 2016. 60 l. industrial plastic drum, water, chalk, synthetic and human hair. 63 x 34 x 37 cm
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. CONKCLOACA, 2016. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. FERSK, 2016. Artist Books, Growing Wildly, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Installation view. FERSK, 2016. Artist Books, Growing Wildly, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
FERSK, 2016 (detail). Construction site fences, blue tarp, dried fish, welded metal, polystyrene epoxy, polyurethane, artificial hair, acrylic paint, 4 canvases, oil paint and dried leaves. Variable dimensions
FERSK, 2016 (detail). Construction site fences, blue tarp, dried fish, welded metal, polystyrene epoxy, polyurethane, artificial hair, acrylic paint, 4 canvases, oil paint and dried leaves. Variable dimensions
Installation view. FERSK, 2016. Artist Books, Growing Wildly, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Installation view. FERSK, 2016. Artist Books, Growing Wildly, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Installation view. Sur Pollen, 2015. Tranen, Copenhagen
Installation view. Sur Pollen, 2015. Tranen, Copenhagen
Installation view. Sur Pollen, 2015. Tranen, Copenhagen
Installation view. Sur Pollen, 2015. Tranen, Copenhagen
Sur pollen, 2015. Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy,
wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm
Sur pollen, 2015. Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm
Installation view. Sur Pollen, 2015. Tranen, Copenhagen
Installation view. Sur Pollen, 2015. Tranen, Copenhagen
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Sur pollen, 2015 (detail). Garbage container, steel, polyurethane, epoxy, wig, paint. 215 x 80 x 170 cm Text by Porpentine Charity Heartscape
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Installation view. Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, 2015. Fauna satellite show at the house of the parents of the artist
Terraform 1-20, 2013. Bisque fired red clay and various teas. Various sizes
Terraform 1-20, 2013. Bisque fired red clay and various teas. Various sizes
Installation view. How Can I Sleep, 2013. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Installation view. How Can I Sleep, 2013. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Rolf Nowotny. How Can I Sleep (detail), 2013. Beer, cow dung, moss and youghurt on concrete. 8 pieces. Each 15 x 64 x 42 cm
Rolf Nowotny. How Can I Sleep (detail), 2013. Beer, cow dung, moss and youghurt on concrete. 8 pieces. Each 15 x 64 x 42 cm
Deaf Parent, 2013. Powder coated steel lined with felt. 65 cm
Deaf Parent, 2013. Powder coated steel lined with felt. 65 cm
Installation view. Full Frontal Nudity, 2011. Overgaden, Copenhagen
Installation view. Full Frontal Nudity, 2011. Overgaden, Copenhagen

CV

Rolf Nowotny

Born 1978
Lives and works in Copenhagen

Education
2003–09 MFA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Professor Gerard Byrne

Solo exhibitions
2019
Tonus, Paris (upcoming)
David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (upcoming)
2018
Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome (upcoming)
2016
CONKCLOACA, Christian Andersen
2015
Sur Pollen, Tranen, Copenhagen
Støbt Ustøbt Støbt Igen, Fauna, Copenhagen
2013
Liste Art Fair, Basel. Christian Andersen
How Can I Sleep, Christian Andersen
2012
Sex, Antechamber
2011
Full Frontal Nudity, Overgaden
2010
Mouthbreather, Christian Andersen

Selected group exhibitions
2018
Pane Projects, Milan (upcoming)
Iwillmedieavalfutureyou6, Kunsthal Aarhus (upcoming)
Vibrant matter - i dialog med Kai Nielsen, SAK Kunstbygning, Svendborg
2017
GMO Scarecrow, Age of Aqarius, Copenhagen
Alienation, Momentum - 9th Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Here For Now, IM, Copenhagen
Becoming Human, Sculpture Odense 17, Odense
Last Minute Business, Adult, Copenhagen
2016
Techniques and Vision, curated by Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Pivô, São Paulo
iwillmedievalfutureyou5, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus
Disappointment Island, Griffin Art Space, Warsaw
Solvang, organized by Squash Club, Amor Parken, Copenhagen
Artists' Books, Growing Wildly, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
2015
AFA 2, 63rd-77th STEPS, Bari
Too Much of a Good Thing, Nordic Contemporary, Paris
2014
Coming From, Overgaden, Copenhagen
L'embarras, curated by Toke Lykkeberg. Toves, Copenhagen
Hard Words, curated by Benjamin Hirte. Christian Andersen, Copenhagen
Ditte Gantriis & Rolf Nowotny, Die Raum, Berlin
2013
Shapes in the making, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
Kingdom of Dirt + Special Guest Stars, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
Victor, A, Judge William, Johannes (de silentio), Constantin, Vigilius, Nicolaus, Hilarius, Johannes (Climacus), H.H., Anti-Climacus et. al, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
Flat Bed, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York
SANDY ISLAND (A section of AB. A project by Gabriele De Santis), Nomas Foundation, Rome
Cloud Hosting, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
GROUND. Materiality No. 2 (Earth), Sorø Kunstmuseum
2012
F for Freedom, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon
OilonWaterCalmingEffect, Skur2, Stavanger
Around Every Corner, Elastic Gallery, Malmö
Spatium, KUMU, Tallinn
2011
Lake of Fire, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
2009
Med Tiden Bliver det Mahogni/ Oak is IT!, Pladsen, Copenhagen
The Mask, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Curated exhibitions
2016
BI-, Age of Aquarius invited by FAUNA, X AND BEYOND, Copenhagen
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
2015
Hatching Darknet Queen, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Fauna (online)
2014
V/O, Maria Meinild, Fauna, Copenhagen
Pietá, Alexander Tovborg, Fauna, Copenhagen
2013
Urschleim, David Douard, Rachel Koolen, Lea Porsager, Olga Balema & Steinar Haga Kristensen. Fauna, Copenhagen
Noisy Spaghetti, Allison Katz, Lisa Holzer, Ditte Gantriis and 10gruppen. Fauna, Copenhagen
Body Carrier, Sandra Vaka Olsen, Fauna, Copenhagen
2012
The Lot, Owen Armour, Saskia Te Nicklin and Moa Israelson. Curated in collaboration with Jeanette Sætre and Hilda Ekeroth. Antechamber, Copenhagen
2009
Absence of Uncertainty, Ditte Gantriis and Mathias Kryger. Koh-I-noor, Copenhagen

Bibliography
2016
Chris Fite-Wassilak. "The Mutants We Will Become" in Frieze Magazine (Issue 182)
David Lytzhøft and Iben Foss. "Da jeg var fire år, brændte jeg vores hus ned", Interview in Weekendavisen (4 May 2016)
Mathias Kryger. "En hyldest til det identitetsløse individ", Review in Politiken (6 April 2016)
2015
Maria Kjær Themsen. "Zombie-metabolisme", Review on Kunstkritikk
2014
LAB a project by Rolf Nowotny. Text by Adam Carr. Cura 17
2013
ArtReview: Newsletter No. 23
Jacob Lillemose. "Rolf Nowotny", Review in Frieze Magazine (15 June 2013)
Michael Jeppesen. "Dette er et kar", Review in Information (15 March 2013)
2012
Michael Jeppesen. "Sort snak om oplevelsesøkonomi", Review in Information
2011
Pernille Albrethsen. "Dansen om det tomme tegn", Review on Kunstkritikk
2010
Michael Jeppesen. "Skud mod den hårdeste overflade", Review in Information
Anna Holm, Interview for kopenhagen.dk
"IR//RATIONALITY. A book about rationality and irrationality interpreted by 28 artists, writers and theoreticians", red.: Lars Worm and Troels Emig (Limbo Press)

Other work
2017-
Teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
2015
Illustrations for Glenn Christians poetry collection Hvalernes Hævn, OVO Press
2016
Illustrations for Glenn Christians poetry colletions Vibrio, Antipyrine

Grants
2018
The Danish Arts Council Working Grant
2016
Prize from The Danish Arts Council for the exhibition CONKCLOACA
2015
Billedhugger Viggo Jarls Legat
2014
Niels Wessel Bagge's Art Fund
The Danish Arts Council Working Grant
2013
The Danish Arts Council Working Grant

Collections
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
The Collection of Ny Carlsbergfondet, Copenhagen
The Art Collection of The City of Copenhagen