curriculum vitae LEA PORSAGER

PERSONALIA
Born 1981, Frederikssund, Denmark.
Lives and works in Copenhagen

EDUCATION
Phd. Candidate at Malmö Art Academy and Lund University, fall 2015–
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (MFA) 2004-2010
Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (MFA) 2008-2009
European Film College, Denmark 2001-2002
Film/Teaterskolen Holberg, Denmark 2000-2001

solo EXHIBITIONS
Z WAN (special display — part of the SMK² project series), National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016-2017
E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ PRE-OP, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016
E(AR)THERIC SLIME ~ POST-OP, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2016
Ova Splash — Aftermath w/ delicious raw expansive eggnog served chilled (experiment), X and BEYOND, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016
Ring-Pass-Not, Curated by Kordula Fritze-Srbic. Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany 2015
SPIN O , Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark 2015
ATU XI "LUST”, Nils Stærk (mellemrummet), Copenhagen, Denmark 2015
Cut-splice Supercluster, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2015
FOOD FOR THE MOON — Sluggish and Well-lubricated Curated by Milena Hoegsberg. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway 2013-2014
A Cosmic Mishap Curated by Chiara Vecchiarelli. The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA 2013
How to program and use T-F, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013
CELESTIAL BODY – Disrupted Nerve Fluid and Crossed Shock Waves, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2011
Magnetic Correspondence, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008
NAGI - I is Another, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden 2006
It doesn ?t happen, Råhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark 2005
INNOVATOR – reality as idea as idea, Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark 2004

selected group EXHIBITIONS
Experiment 111 KØS — Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark 2016-2017
Via Além - técnicas e visões research exhibition at Pivô curated by aritst Marie Kølbæk Iversen, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016
Survival Kit — Annual Contemporary Art Festival in Riga, Riga, Latvia, 2016
Sketch for a new world - recent acquisitions, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark 2016
Roll over spin forward, Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, 2016
OPSLAG NEDSLAG - Danish Artists' Books The Black Diamond - The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016-2017
Intention to Know: The Thought Forms of Annie Besant, Drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in alliance with Theaster Gates, Rebuild Foundation, Chicago, USA, 2015-2016
Kunstnerbøger, vildt voksende, Curated by Maria Kjær Themsen and Louise Hold Sidenius, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016

FLUID PHOSPHORESCENCE, Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst. New York, USA 2015
KOPERNICoCEAN, Squashclub.biz, Amager Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015
Highlights From the Collection, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway 2015
1000 Kvinder på Kro, Byens Kro, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015
SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, 14th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, Turkey, 2015
Axis Mundi – Art as a healing tool, Le Moinsun, Curator Julia Geerlings, Paris, France 2015,
Too much of a good thing, NORDIC CONTEMPORARY, Paris, France 2015
Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, Curated by Lars Bang Larsen and Marco Pasi, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Melbourne, Australia 2015
Society Acts, Curator: Andreas Nilsson. Co-curator: Maija Rudovska. Kim?, Riga, Letvia 2015
I hear your voice reflected in a glass and it sounds like it is inside of me, curated by Emily Wardrill & Jesi Khadivi, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin, Germay 2015

CARL NIELSEN OG ANNE MARIE CARL-NIELSENS LEGAT 2014, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark 2014
SYSTEMICS #4: Aarhus Rapport – Avantgarde as network (or, the politics of the ultralocal), Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark 2014
The Moderna Exhibition, Society Acts - Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö, Sweden 2014
post-excavation, ELASTIC Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
The Biennial Summer Sculpture, Soeby, Denmark, 2014
Framework 1: Extrasensory Bonds - insitu, Berlin, Germany, 2014
Im-Materialitet (bevidsthed) no. 3, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark 2014
16th Tallinn Print Triennial LITERACY – ILLITERACY, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia 2014
Im-Materialitet (bevidsthed) no. 3, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark 2014

Shapes in the Making, Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden 2013
It is only a state of Mind, Heidelberg Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany 2013
Urschleim, Fauna, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013
Interrelations, Titanikas Exhibition Halls, Vilnius, Lithuania 2013
ROOM 1, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013
ROOM 0, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2013
Inner/Outer Realms, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden 2013
UNTEN-AM-HAVN-FESTIVAL: COPENHAGEN MEETS HAMBURG, Hamburg, Germany 2013
24 Spaces, Koh-i-noor, Malmö Kunsthal, Malmö, Sweden 2013
Open Studio, ISCP, New York, USA 2013
Ritual Room, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania 2013
Distinguished from the melee of user comments and structurally misogynist chat rooms harbouring rapid-fire trolls, Skt. Gertruds, Malmö, Sweden 2013
Female Power, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands 2013
Believers, Varbergs Konsthall, Varberg, Sweden 2013
Encore! After the cathastrophy, Bonniers Konsthall/ Biografen Sture, Stockholm, Sweden 2013
It is only a state of Mind, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany 2013
Systemics #1 – Certain peculiar things and ideas, often failed, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark 2013

dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany 2012
Copenhagen Art Festival, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 2012
Spatium – Danish Contemporary Art, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia 2012

Con Amore - Leif Djurhuus Samling, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark 2011
Veninder, Beaver Project, Copenhagen, Denmark 2011
Thisted Biennalen, Thisted, Denmark 2011
KOH-I-NOOR, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 2011

Et Forsøgs Teater, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010
Faint to Black, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010
Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, USA 2010
AFGANG 2010, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010
Anstrøg, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010
I KNOW WHAT EVERYBODY DID... Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010

AM I, Møstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009
Real/Fiction, Galleri Clifford, Vejle, Denmark 2009
KÅT, Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden 2009
Rundgang, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009
Ung Dansk Fotografi ‘09, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009
Rundgang, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2009
Springtime 2, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

50 x 50 x 5, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denamrk 2008
ENTER, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2008
They have overcome death and return to share our life, Koh-i-noor, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008
Rundgang, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008
Spring Exhibition, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2008

Invited to Invite, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007
Karriere, Karriere Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007
Maskinkraft, Roskilde Museum, Roskilde, Denmark 2007
Maskinkraft, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark 2007
Rundgang, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007

Åbnings Udstilling, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2006
Dynamo-Kunstakademiet, Kultorvet, Copenhagen, Denmark 2006
Futureshorts, Gloria, Copenhagen, Denmark 2006
Rundgang, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 2006
FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER, Gallery Q, Copenhagen, Denmark 2006

prizes & GRANTS
CARL NIELSEN OG ANNE MARIE CARL-NIELSENS LEGAT 2014
Danish Arts Foundation's three-year work-grant (2014-2016)
The Danish Arts Council 2010–2013
Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fond 2012
Malerne Else og Henning Jensens Legat 2012
The Danish International Arts Council 2010
Awarded the Montana ENTER Prize for the work LEAP – The Awakening of the Dark Muses, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2008*
Idella Foundation 2008/2009
Carlsberg Idélegat 2005

*Jury: Iwona Blazwick, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev & Anselm Franke

projects, retreats, RESIDENCIES
Residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2015*
Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France 2014*
Residency at ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, USA 2013*
Nida Art Colony, Lithuania 2012
Retreat dOCUMENTA(13), Banff, Canada 2012
Project dOCUMENTA(13), The Worldly House, Kassel, Germany 2012
Co-founder and curator of Astronomical Frontiers (an international conceptual exhibition / 5-day event / text-collection), Copenhagen, Denmark 2010
Member since 2009 of Koh-i-noor, an independent project space and non-profit organization run by a group of artists based in Copenhagen
* Granted by The Danish Agency for Culture

artist BOOKS
Porsager, Lea, & Brøgger, Synnøve B. (Eds.). Lea Porsager: /FOOD FOR THE MOON/ — Sluggish and Well-lubricated. Aarhus: Antipyrine, 2014. *
Brøgger, Synnøve B. (Ed.). Lea Porsager: Ablaze With the Fires of Matter. Copenhagen: Officin, 2013. **
Porsager, Lea, & Brøgger, Synnøve B. (Eds.). Lea Porsager: Anatta Experiment. Aarhus: Edition After Hand, 2012. *** Porsager, Lea, & Brøgger, Synnøve B. (Eds.). Lea Porsager: NERVE FLUID. Aarhus: Edition After Hand, 2012.

* /FOOD FOR THE MOON/ — Sluggish and Well-lubricated features essays by Milena Hoegsberg and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
** Ablaze with the Fires of Matter features a conversation between Lea Porsager and Marco Pasi, Professor of Hermetic Sciences and Related Currents, University of Amsterdam *** Anatta Experiment features essays by Lars Bang Larsen and Marco Pasi


other books & PUBLICATIONS

Nilsson, Andreas & Björnberg, Julia (Eds.). Society Acts – Modernautställningen 2014, Moderna Museet, 2014
Larsen, Lars Bang (Ed.) Networks, Whitechapel: Documents of Comtemporary Art, The MIT Press, 2014
Eriksen, Birgitte Kirkhoff (Ed.). No. 3: Im-Materialitet (bevidsthed). Sorø: Sorø Kunstmuseum, 2014.
Themsen, Maria Kær (Ed.). Kumu Art Museum: LITERACY – ILLITERACY. The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial. Tallinn: Kumu Art Museum, 2014.
Kronmann, T. H., Sidenius, L. H., Themsen, M. K., & Vierø, M. (Eds.). Danish Artists’ Books. Berlin: Møller & Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2013.
Jeppesen, Michael. Best of – 67 x Kunst. Copenhagen: Strandberg Publishing, 2013.
Zenth, Torben (Ed.). NEW DANISH ART. Copenhagen: Kopenhagen Publishing, 2013.
Gali, André. “Portrettet: Lea Porsager.” KUNSTforum, no. 4 (2013): 24–29.
Hoegsberg, Milena (Ed.). “Lea Porsager: Food for the Moon — Sluggish and Well-lubricated.” Kunstgaven, no 7 (2013). Høvikodden: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.
Larsen, Lars Bang. “The Festival to Come: A Comment on Reality Principles of Art.” In Copenhagen Art Festival. Edited by Lene Crone Jensen, Elisabeth Delin Hansen, Anna Holm, Kirse Junge Stevnsborg & Hilde Østergaard. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Art Festival, 2013.
“Død.” Kulturo – Tidsskrift for Kunst, Kultur og Politik, no. 35 (2013).
Hempel, S., Richter, M. & Weiss, S. (Eds.). It is only a state of Mind. Berlin: Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst/ Heidelberg Kunstverein, 2013.??
Westen, Mirjam (Ed.). Female Power. Arnhem: Museum voor Moderne Kunst, 2013.
Kern, Kristine & Vilslev, Birgitte (Eds.). Lea Porsager: How to Program and Use T-F. Copenhagen: Fotografisk Center, 2013. Carl, Mikkel (Ed.). This Title is an Artwork of Mine. Copenhagen: Revolver Publishing & Space Poetry, 2012.
Tovborg, Alexander (Ed.). Ritualer. Ribe: Ribe Domkirke, 2012.
Zenth, Torben (Ed.). NEW DANISH ART. Copenhagen: Kopenhagen Publishing, 2012.
dOCUMENTA(13). Catalog I: The Book of Books. Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012.
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn (Ed.). dOCUMENTA(13) Catalog II: The Logbook. Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012. dOCUMENTA(13). Catalog III: The Guidebook. Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012.
Themsen, Maria Kær (Ed.). Spatium. Tallinn: Kumu Art Museum, 2012.
Zenth, Torben (Ed.). NEW DANISH ART. Copenhagen: Kopenhagen Publishing, 2011.
Bukdahl, Lars, & Vind, Christian (Eds.). Hvedekorn, no. 1 (2011).
Zenth, Torben (Ed.). NEW DANISH ART. Copenhagen: Kopenhagen Publishing, 2010.
Worm, Lars, & Emig, Troels (Eds.). Ir/rationel. Copenhagen: Limbo Library, 2010.
Afgang 2010. Copenhagen: Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi / Billedkunstskolerne, 2010.
Zenth, Torben (Ed.). NEW DANISH ART. Copenhagen: Kopenhagen Publishing, 2009.
Schwander, Lars (Ed.). UNG DANSK FOTOGRAFI. Copenhagen: Fotografisk Center, 2009.
Hauge, Iselin Linstad, & Hansen, Christina Leithe (Eds.). Mystery. Oslo: Spesial Nord, 2009.
Zenth, Torben (Ed.). NEW DANISH ART. Copenhagen: Kopenhagen Publishing, 2008.
Krogh, Anna (Ed.). ENTER. Odense: Kunsthallen Brandts, 2008.

teaching EXPERIENCE
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Funen Art Academy, Odense; Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, Søby; Holbæk Kunsthøjskole, Holbæk; Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn; Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Oslo Academy of Art), Oslo

presentations (ARTIST TALKS)
The Getty Research Institute (US), The Royal Danish Art Academy (Denmark), Kunstskolen (Denmark), Banff (Canada), Nida Art Colony (Lithuania) Fotokunstskolen (Norway), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway), Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (Netherlands) Fotografisk Center (Denmark), dOCUMENTA(13) (Germany), Varberg Konsthall (Sweden), Vera – skole for kunst og design (Denmark), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo)

layout and DESIGN
Christian, Glenn. Mudret sol. Copenhagen: Arena, 2013. Lislegaard, Ann. Spiral Book. Copenhagen: Ann Lislegaard, 2013. Christian, Glenn. Det sorte ved munden. Aarhus: Edition After Hand, 2011. Christian, Glenn. Ruben. Aarhus: Edition After Hand, 2011.