Galleri Susanne Ottesen
Galleri Susanne Ottesen was founded in 1983 by Susanne Ottesen.
Upon its foundation, the gallery was one of a small number of pioneering galleries in Denmark to champion a generation of local and international artists who were transforming the way art was thought, made and presented. Over the past thirty years, Galleri Susanne Ottesen has been building on this foundation, identifying and supporting succeeding generations of artists, each with a radical and distinctive approach to the possibilities of art.
Bjørn Nørgaard was born in 1947 and lives and works in Copenhagen and Møn, Denmark. He was part of the Ex-School (1964-1969) and ABCinema (1969) and co-editor of publications such as Hætssj and A+B. Solo exhibitions include Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2010), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (2009), Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (1999), Tallinn Art Hall (1994) and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum (1986). He represented Denmark at EXPO 2000, Hannover (2000), and has participated in international group exhibitions such as the 4th International Istanbul Biennale (1995) and The Biennale of Sydney, Australia (1990). He was Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (1985-1993). Among awards he has received the Medal of Eckersberg (1985), the DAAD scholarship in Berlin (1985), the Cross of Honour (1994), the Medal of Prins Eugen (1995), the Medal of Thorvaldsen (1996), Ingenio et Arti Ordenen (1999) and the European Badge of Honor, Pro Arte (2000).
2019, image by Stine Heger. Image credits Galleri Susanne Ottesen and Bjørn Nørgaard.
Martin Erik Andersen
Martin Erik Andersen was born in 1964 and lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He studied at Al-Fonun Al-Gamila (The Fine Arts Academy) in Cairo (1989-90) and graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1992). Major solo exhibitions include Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark, (2015), Horsens Kunstmusem, Horsens (2015 and 2009) and Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro (2008). Since 2009 Martin Erik Andersen has been Professor at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He received the Medal of Eckersberg in 2004 and was awarded Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl Nielsen's Grant in 2010 and in 2014 he received the Medal of Thorvaldsen. Martin Erik Andersen is represented in the collections of The National Gallery of Denmark, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Holstebro Kunstmuseum.
"Ni Zan", 2019, 40 x 25 x 31 cm. Image credits Galleri Susanne Ottesen and Martin Erik Andersen.