Term: May 2019
“Nordic-Leipzig” Stipendiary of the Goethe-Institut
Michelle Eistrup is co-funded by:
Michelle Eistrup is a visual artist, born in Copenhagen to a Jamaican mother and a Danish father. She grew up in Jamaica, Paris and New York. She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Michelle Eistrup’s practice explores the history, legacies and denial/absence of colonialism, particularly in Denmark. She has done this primarily through four overarching themes: 1) African Diaspora identity and expression; 2) Politics of recognition; 3) Dynamics of isolationism 4) Embodied rites and rituals.
Eistrup curated BAT, Bridging Art and Text together with Coordinator Annemari B. Clausen. Eistrup has exhibited in art institutions and galleries like the National Art Gallery (Kingston, Jamaica), The Modern Museum (Stockholm), Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum (Norway), Kuala Lumpur, Fine Art Museum (Malaysia), The Taitu Art Center (Ethiopia, Arnolfini (London), and Momentum Nordic Festival for Modern Art (Moss). Eistrup has also participated in residencies in Sweden, Senegal, Kenya and Trinidad.
Education & Employment
Present-2007 Part time Visual Arts teacher, The National Museum of Arts, Cph, ULK, and Children Workshops, www.smk.dk The Royal Academy of Arts, Media Arts School, Copenhagen,Dk.
Upcoming Shows & Screenings & Publication
2018 Group Show: Spaced 3, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. Curated by Marco Marcon.
Groups Shows, Solo Shows, Screenings
2018 Release of BAT Bridging Art + Text Publication, CAMP, Trampoline House, Cph, Dk.
2017 Poor and Needy as part of The Great Poor Farm Experiment IIX., Wisconsin, USA. Curated by Yvette Brackman and Lise Baggesen.
2017 Group Show: Nordic Delights, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. Curated by Marianne Hultman (Norway), Kristine Kern, (Denmark), and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Finland).
2016 THIS PARTICULAR MASQUERADE, unmasked, Nordic Delights; Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway and Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar, Sweden. Curated by Marianne Hultman (Norway), Kristine Kern, (Denmark), and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Finland).
2016 Poor and Needy as part of The Great Poor Farm Experiment IIX., Wisconsin, USA. Curated by Yvette Brackman and Lise Baggesen.
2016 THE STATE OF PAN-AFRICANISM in AFRICA, and I AM JUST LISTENING, Ultra contemporary #Emergency Art, Museum of African Design(MOAD), Johannesburg, South Africa. Curated by Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL and by Tijana Miskovic.
2014 PITCH MOLDED ANIMABILITY, La Maison Rouge et bleu. Curated by Vibe Bredahl, Berlin, Germany.
2014 WILD AS THE WIND, Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao China. Curated by Beate Cegielskia.
2014 FORGOTTEN, Possesion: Art, Power and Black Womanhood, Curated by Dr. Temi Odomosu, New Shelter Plan Artspace, Cph, DK.
2014 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, and BORDERS, NotAboutKarenBlixen,Organized by Grethe Hald, IKM, Oslo. Norway. In collaboration with James Muriuki.
2013 AMNESIA, Zeigen. An Audio tour through Copenhagen by Karin Sander, Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Denmark.
2013 THIS PARTICULAR MASQUERADE, unmasked, Curator Grethe Hald, Haugaur Museum, Vestfold, Trømso, Norway. TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES In collaboration with James Muriuki, IKM, Oslo, Norway.
2013 PITCH MOLDED ANIMABILITY Part 1 + WILD AS THE WIND, Rendezvous with Nature, Curated by Beate Cegielska, Northern Photographic Centre, Finland.
2013 PITCH MOLDED ANIMABILITY Part 1 + WILD AS THE WIND, Beate Cegielska, Photon Galerija, Ljubljana, 2012 WILD AS THE WIND, Galleri Image, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm, Independent Art Fair, Sweden.
2013 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, London, England
2013 WILD AS THE WIND, Galleri Image, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm, Independent Art Fair, Sweden.
2013 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, and BORDERS, in collaboration with James Muruiki(Kenya),Naturama, Fyn, Denmark.
2011 WILD AS THE WIND, SOLO Feb- Mar, The National Museum of Arts, Childrens’ Room, Copenhagen.
2011 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, and Generous Gestures, Den Fri Udstillingsbygning. TOO 2011 LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, BAC , Visby, Sweden. TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, The 3rd All ArtNow New Media Art Festival 2011, Syria.
2010 TOO LONG ARE OUR MEMORIES, in collaboration with James Muruiki(Kenya), NotAboutKarenBlixen, Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund, and RaMoMA, Kenya. BORDERS, in collaboration with J. Muruiki, NotAboutKarenBlixen, RaMoMA, Nairobi.
2010 WILD AS THE WIND, SOLO, Gallery Image, Aarhus.
2018 SPACED 3, IAS, Busselton, Western Australia.
2015 Botkyrka Residency for the new solo show in collaboration with the Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 Alice Yard, Production Residency for production of Pitch Molded Animability
Portes et Passages, Joal, Senegal.
Scholarships and Grants
KULTURSTYRELSEN towards one month residency in Spinnerei, LIA Leipzig, Germany
KULTURSTYRELSEN towards the production of Deep in the Underground and Up above and towards 2 months residency in Busselton, Australia.
STATENS KUNSTFONDEN, one year working grant.
KULTURSTYRELSEN toward travel to Poor and Needy Exhibit. KULTURSTYRELSEN toward travel and participation Ultra contemporary #Emergency Art, Museum of African Design(MOAD), Johannesburg, South Africa.
KULTURSTYRELSEN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DANISH ART FOUNDATION, towards the production of Wild as the Wind, Pingyao China.
KULTURSTYRELSEN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DANISH ART FOUNDATION, towards the production of This Particular Masquerade, Unmasked. KULTURSTYRELSEN INTERNATIONAL DANISH ART FOUNDATION, towards residency at Alice Yard in Trinidad.