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Esben Weile Kjær (DK)

Artist and board member, AHC

Program

  • Exhibitions (Artist, MMCA, Seoul & Gwangju Biennale 2024)

Esben Weile Kjær, born 1992, graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2022. In his performances, installations and sculptures, he examines identity among his own generation and explores the role of popular culture and technology in determining our experience of community and freedom.

Esben Weile Kjær has had several solo shows, including at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND and at Copenhagen Contemporary, and has shown his works internationally at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Mumok in Vienna and Berghain in Berlin. In 2023 he did the exhibition BUTTERFLY! at Arken – Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, where he went in dialogue with the museums permanent collection. In 2022, he received the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation’s talent award and in 2023 the Aage & Ylva Nimbs Foundation Grant of honor.

Esben Weile Kjær was appointed to the board of AHC in May 2024.

This profile was last updated on 2 July 2024.

Esben Weile Kjær. Photo: Lasse Dearman

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