Biography

Jacob Juhl, visual artist and writer from Denmark. 

My work is motivated by a deep fascination with the human being as a strange threshold between nature and culture. 

I seek to erase the lines between “natural” and “artificial” by integrating current scientific subjects and philosophical questions into my art practice, creating aesthetic examinations of how we currently understand terms like life, nature and human being.

I mainly work with photography, text and installation.

Read full artist statement here.

Click here for books and other publications.

Selected exhibitions and projects

2021

  • Alt i dig er mit (Everything in You is Mine), water poem on the lakes of Silkeborg as part of Silkeborg Street Art Festival
  • One and Ten Chairs, permanent installation in the sculpture park at Art Center Silkeborg Bad
  • Walking Landscapes, all-day walk/write/livestream; part of nationwide project by Metropolis

2020

  • The Square Root of Nature, solo exhibition at Højbjerg & Simmelsgaard
  • SKOV 2.0 (FOREST 2.0) - site-specific installation in the sculpture park at Art Center Silkeborg Bad
  • PR/OBE-1: Perceptual Randomness/Order oBservation Environment - collaboration with Mikkel Almholt; exhibition tour at: Mayhem, Spanien 19C, XBunker, Art Room 1000fryd and more

2019

  • PR/OBE-1: Perceptual Randomness/Order oBservation Environment - collaboration with Mikkel Almholt; exhibition tour at: DRIFT - prøverum for kunst

2018

  • Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Ruinart Studios, group show
  • Tilblivelsen - solo exhibition at Galleri Grundstof in Aarhus
  • Nature is Green - solo exhibition, DRIFT - prøverum for kunst, Silkeborg
  • Hotel Existence - art installation at Westergaards Hotel, Videbæk, curated by Line Mengers
  • Nye alfabeter - exhibition with Danish author Gerd Laugesen, DRIFT - prøverum for kunst
  • Triennial of Photography Hamburg - w/ Galleri Grundstof

2017

  • Det gentagnes musik - solo exhibition at DRIFT - prøverum for kunst
  • st.tv - en lejlighedsudstilling, exhibition with Danish author Gerd Laugesen in an old apartment.

2016

  • In the Presence of Absence - solo exhibition at Xbunker, Sønderborg
  • In the Presence of Absence - solo exhibition at Galerie Pi, Copenhagen
  • Norwich Radical Film Festival, screening of "Triangulation", a 3-screen film made with Mikkel Almholt
  • VISUEL - group show at Galería Krabbe in Frigiliana, Spain
  • VISUEL - group show in Holbæk Kunstforening
  • Art Herning, Danish art fair w/ Galerie Pi
  • Group exhibition at KVIT Galleri in Copenhagen

2015

  • Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. See Danish Collection here
  • Busho Short Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary. Screening of "Sharp Minor", a video created for Danish musician Ghost Flute & Dice
  • Fibonacci + 1, solo exhibition, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin, Germany
  • Please Destroy This at GalleriV58 (Aarhus, DK)

2014

  • Draw | Align, solo exhibition, Galerie Pi, Copenhagen
  • 8. April 2014, 9:22, photo-installation at Convoj.dk as the winner of open call
  • Kunstbygningen SAK, Svendborg, group exhibition
  • Lanterne Rouge, Kurato pop-up group show
  • REmantics, group exhibition at galleryV58, Aarhus
  • Art Herning art fair w/ Galerie Pi
  • Convert My Lines to Shapes, solo exhibition, Silkeborg Gymnasium

2013

  • Art Herning art fair w/ Galerie Pi
  • 23, group exhibition w/ Kurato
  • Sig Selv Nok Nærmest, solo exhibition at Fairbar, Aarhus
  • Easter exhibition, galleriV58, Aarhus
  • Art Copenhagen art fair w/ Galerie Pi

2012

  • Kunstnernes Efteraarsudstilling (juried exhibition)
  • Kunstnernes Paaskeudstilling (juried exhibition)
  • To the Edge..., Denmark's Museum of Photography (juried exhibition)
  • INSIDE 2012, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast (juried exhibition)
  • Vestsjaellands Kunstudstilling (juried exhibition)
  • Summer exhibition, galleriV58, Aarhus

2011

  • AASYN, solo exhibition, Galerie Pi, Copenhagen
  • Vestsjaellands Kunstudstilling (juried exhibition)
  • Your Own Face, group exhibition at Mikrohoejskolen Janus, Kerteminde
  • Art Aarhus art fair w/ Galerie Pi

2010

  • Kunstnernes Efteraarsudstilling (juried exhibition)
  • Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling (juried exhibition)
  • Winter exhibition, galleriV58, Aarhus

Miscellaneous

Member of BKF - Danish Visual Artists.

Board member of Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC).

Co-founder and -director of Juxtapose Art Fair.

Approved in-house artist under the Danish Arts Association. 

Educational projects and workshops at museums, schools, high schools, churches etc., most of them funded by "Huskunstnerordningen" under the Danish Arts Association, 2010-now

Artist residency at Tækker Air Berlin in January, 2015

Curator of the group exhibition REmantics at galleriV58, Aarhus, 2014

Co-curator of the ProKK-exhibition Epidemics at Kunsthal Aarhus, 2014

Artist residency at Heima in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland in November, 2013

ARoS - Aarhus Art Museum, Catch12, ran a photo-workshop and participated in the jury, 2012

Winner of honorary prize at INSIDE 2012, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, 2012

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