Galerie Nordenhake was founded 1976 in Malmö, Sweden.
Galerie Nordenhake presents contemporary art with an international focus. The gallery has exhibition spaces in Stockholm and Berlin. In 2018 the gallery opened up a new space in Mexico City.
Torsten Andersson was born in South Sweden in 1926. His career as a painter started with first exhibitions in the 1950s. In 1960 he became the youngest professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, a position he left in 1966. He returned to South Sweden where he lived and worked until his death 2009. During his lifetime Andersson was internationally exhibited and participated in the 32d Venice Biennale in 1964 and the São Paulo Biennial in 1959 and in 1983. Retrospective exhibitions were on view at Moderna Museet in1986 and Malmö Konsthall in 1987.
His work was presented in solo and group exhibitions at Göteborgs Konstmuseum (2008), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006), Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (2003), Kunstmuseum Bonn (1999), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (1997), Malmö Konstmuseum (1995), and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1981) among others.
Portrait of Torsten Andersson. Image credits Gerry Johansson.
'Untitled', 1999, oil on canvas, 209 x 180 cm. Image credits Galerie Nordenhake and Torsten Andersson.
Kirsten Ortwed was born in 1948 in Copenhagen and has since 1982 lived and worked in Cologne and Pietrasanta, close to the famous quarry of Carrara in Italy. Her solo exhibitions include Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2008), Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum Aalborg (2002), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (1994), City Museums Heilbronn (1993), The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (1992) and the joint exhibition with Lawrence Weiner and Barry Le Va in Malmö Kunsthal (1999). Ortwed realised many sculptures for public spaces, her major commissions include Full Length (2008) in Copenhagen, Monument to R.W. (2001) in Stockholm, Bering Iceland (2002) in Horsens and Platform (2006) for the state prison in Horsens. A meteor-sculpture for the city of Moss will be inaugurated in October 2016. In 1997 she was representing Denmark at the Venice Biennale.
She was honoured in 2002 with the Thorvaldsen Medal of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In September 2016 Kirsten Ortwed had her fifth solo exhibition with Galerie Nordenhake.
Kirsten Ortwed in her exhibition 'Head Turned' at Jahn und Jahn, Munich, October 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Jahn und Jahn, Munich. Photo credits Julian Present at Treat Agency.
"Demonstranten", 2018, bronze, 60 x 50 x 97. Image credits Galerie Nordenhake and Kirsten Ortwed.