Nana R H Bastrup

Artist Statement

I work with collage, photography, installation art, drawing and video, but in recent years I have been focusing more on painting. In my artistic practice, identity is the central theme. I explore censorship, staging and transformation. My art production is based on the idea that everything new is built on something old. I "recycle" my previous projects in the new paintings. I am interested in hybrid languages, different painting techniques and "realities". In the background of my paintings, you will find parts of the photo documentation from my art installations, performance photos and videos. I often use quotes and symbols from both the Bible and the history of art as well as popular culture. My paintings operate the field between figuration and abstraction. In my compositions elements are accumulated, repeated in rhythms and varied in different scales. In the process of painting, I work with different layers and overlaps. When painting and/or layering over a painting, the original photo material disappears or becomes highlighted.

In the series [Polykrome Forklædninger] (2009-), I explore what the camouflaging or covering of the face and/or body does to man and his surroundings. Especially the chameleon with its colour change is a pictorial leitmotif in my work symbolizing aspects of adaptability in content, form and meaning.

In the series [Remembering] (2011-) I examine the ambivalent relationship, admiration versus rebellion, between the young artist and the established artists.

 

CV

 

Education

2015 - Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany [Prof. Jeanne Faust, Prof. Pia Stadtbäumer]

2013 - Erasmus exchange, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria [Prof. Florian Reither]

 

Work Grants / scholarships / nominations / biennals

2020 - Changwon, South Korea [Changwon Sculpture Biennale]

2016 - Cuxhaven, Germany [Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten] work grant

2014-2015 - Künstlerhaus Meinersen, Germany [Bösenberg-Stiftung] 

2011-2012 - Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg [Deutschlandstipendium] 

2011 - Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, nominated video [Focus Video art festival]

 

Solo exhibitions: 

2021 - Galleri NB, Viborg [Collections]

2019 - Galleri NB, Viborg [Polykrome Forklædninger]

2018 - Galleri NB, Viborg [Art, Love & War]

2017 - Galleri NB, Viborg [Remembering, Recycling & Rebellion]

2015 - Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg [Das Rote Atelier]

2013 - Elektrohaus, Hamburg [Parallele Welten]

2009 - Galleriet i Koldinggade, Copenhagen [Polykrome Forklædninger]

 

Art Fair participations:

2021 - Art Vilnius, Lithuania / Galleri NB, Viborg

2020 - Art Herning, Denmark / Galleri NB, Viborg

2019 - Å-udstillingen, Odense, Denmark / Galleri NB, Viborg

2019 - Kunstmessen NORTH, Aalborg, Denmark / Galleri NB, Viborg

2019 - Art Vilnius, Lithuania / Galleri NB, Viborg

2019 - Art Herning, Denmark / Galleri NB, Viborg

2018 - Kunstmessen NORTH, Aalborg, Denmark / Galleri NB, Viborg

2018 - Art Herning, Denmark / Galleri NB, Viborg

2017 - Kunstmessen NORTH, Aalborg, Denmark  / Galleri NB, Viborg

2015 - Scope Basel, Switzerland  / Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

2013 - Art Herning, Denmark / Galleri Henrik Kampmann, Copenhagen

 

Group exhibitions (selected]

2021 Galleri NB, Viborg [Julestjerner]

2021 Galleri Fjellvang, København [REMIX #7]

2021 SAK Kunstbygning, Svendborg [Efter-billeder]

2021 Janus Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum [Efter-billeder]

2021 Galleri NB, Viborg [WAOU]

2021 Katholische Akademie, Schwerte [Lebenszeichen]

2020 Galerie subject object, Berlin [Kunst im August] 

2020 Galleri NB, Viborg [Contemporary Human]

2020 Galerie subject object, Berlin [Reality Loves Utopia]

2019 kunstmix, Copenhagen [REMIX #6]

2019 Galleri NB, Viborg [Waou]

2019 Eks-Rummet, Copenhagen [Plastik]

2019 kunstmix, Copenhagen [Maleri & Møbleri]

2019 kunstmix, Copenhagen [REMIX # 5]

2018 kunstmix, Copenhagen [REMIX # 4]

2018 Galleri NB, Viborg [Flair]

2018 kunstmix, Copenhagen [Red Popdada]

2018 Maerz Contemporary, Molde, Norway [URBAN 2018]

2018 kunstmix, Copenhagen [Yellow Popdada]

2018 kunstmix, Copenhagen [REMIX # 3]

2017 kunstmix, Copenhagen [REMIX # 2]

2017 kunstmix, Copenhagen [REMIX # 1]

2017 kunstmix, Copenhagen [Popdada - Dadapop]

2017 kunstmix, Copenhagen [Von nix kommt nix]

2017 Galerie subjectobject, Berlin, Germany [3653 x JA]

2017 Salzgitter-Bad, Germany [ARTGESCHOSS - Internationale Kunstausstellung]

2017 Kunstverein Barsinghausen, Germany [Aus der Natur]

2017 BIK Galerie 149, Bremerhaven, Germany [Popdadaistische Blabla- & Laufbilder]

2017 Studio Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany [Berliner Kuriositäten]

2016 Galerie subjectobject, Berlin, Germany [Popdada]

2016 Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten, Cuxhaven, Germany [Cuxhavener Kuriositäten]

2016 Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark [The Tabulator Project]

2016 Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten, Cuxhaven, Germany [Wir sind soweit]

2016 Huset I Asnæs, Denmark [Enfants Terribles]

2015 Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg [Erinnerung]

2015 Ernst und Erben, Hamburg, [Pop-Up-Show]

2015 Künstlerhaus Meinersen, Germany [Kribbel-Krabbel]

2014 Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg [Chill Out!]

2014 Wuk, Wien, Austria [Ubik Annual Exhibition]

2014 Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen [Vi tager intet ansvar III]

2014 Museet på Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark [Zimmer Frei]

2014 Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg [Laufbilder und Videoskulpturen]

2014 Kunstverein Barsinghausen, Germany [Kinder der Louise B.]

2014 Ubik Space, Wien, Austria [Laufbilder]

2013 Galleri Labr, Roskilde, Denmark [Viking Revival]

2013 Bräuning Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany [1987]

2013 Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany [KurtSalon]

2013 Atelier Klint, Sylt, Germany [Bastrup, Slavin, Klint]

2013 Plovdiv, Bulgaria [Facade Video Festival]

2013 Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany [Heute,- ultramarin]

2013 Galerie Kub, Leipzig, Germany [Heute,- Zitate und Zutaten]

2013 Alšova Jiho eská Galerie, Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic [Gardener or Sculptor]

2013 Marianne Friis Gallery, Copenhagen [Something old, Something new, Something Borrowed]

2013 Nullunendlich, Leipzig, Germany [Speicherplatz]

2013 Galerie Affenfaust, Hamburg, Germany [Heute,- Groteske Wirklichkeit]

2013 Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany [Inszenierte Träume II/II]

2013 Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany [Inszenierte Träume I/II]

2012 Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen [Girls Just Wanna Have Fun]

2012 Hafentor 7, Hamburg, Germany [Heute,- Momente] 

2012 Aarau, Switzerland [One Minute Film & Video Festival]

2012 Centro Cultural Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina [Festival filmmade with photocamera]

2012 Viktoria Filmtheater, Hilchenbach-Dahlbruch, Germany [Film & Videofestival 6010]

2012 Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg [Zeitgeist]

2012 Raum linksrechts, Gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany [Macht Spass]

2012 Copenhagen, Denmark [60Seconds Kortfilmfestival]

2012 Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark [Spring]

2012 Bräuning Contemporary, Hamburg, Germany [Vernetzt]

2012 Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany [Mensch und Ware]

2012 Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, Hamburg [Pappdemokratie

2011 Kunsthaus Speckstraße, Gängeviertel, Hamburg, Germany [Heute]

2011 Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina [FIVA-Festival Internacional de Videoarte]

2011 Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen [Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling]

2011 Aarau, Switzerland [One Minute Film & Video Festival]

2011 Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen [Galore IV]

2011 Varna, Bulgaria [Videoholica - International Video Art Festival]

2011 Viktoria Filmtheater, Hilchenbach-Dahlbruch, Germany [Film & Videofestival 6010]

2011 Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen [Fokus - Videokunstfestival]

2011 Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark [Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling]

2010 Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen [Galore III]

2010 Janus Bygningen, Tistrup, Denmark [Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling]

2010 Holbæk Højskole, Denmark [Vestsjællands Kunstudstilling]

2010 Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark [Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling]

2009 Ørestad Metro St., Copenhagen [Klimabeat, Under Vand]