Kristoffer Akselbo (DK)
Artistic Practice (Artist)
Kristoffer Akselbo (b.1974) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. He is an associated professor at Funen Art Academy. His conceptual practice is born out of several years of investigative work with confrontational performances as well as sculptural and installation methods.
Akselbo’s works evoke ambiguous feelings of both pleasure, drama, surprise and voyeuristic discomfort: the meeting between the audience and the work is in focus, along with the question of how this confrontation or interaction can evoke affect. Akselbo is preoccupied with the morbid, and regards his work as spatial, psychological ‘sculptures’. Literally as well as metaphorically, Akselbo likes to give a challenging and critical voice to overlooked population groups and society’s most vulnerable. In his installations and performances, he challenges social normativity with both simple and boundary-crossing tools.