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Amanda Schwarz-Nielsen

Born 1991

From Denmark

Living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark

About amanda

 

STATEMENT, January 2020

 

I work with painting, sculpture, mobiles, sound, electronics and coding. Moons, bugs, cats, foxes, women and patterns are reoccurring motifs in my artwork. Some of my pieces are interactive with microcontrollers triggering sounds and light.

 

Coming from a background with political science as well as art, I have a love for odd theories about dream-societies and God-worshipping. I’m also a fan of fantasy, role-playing, myth, occultism and history. But these things, magic and fantasy, are not (merely) irrational escapism for me. No, I believe fantastic imagination and desire shape our world and can potentially reshape it, and I find it powerful and necessary to be mystified and brought into another state of mind which is ecstatic and wild.

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Exhibitions

2018, november, SOLO Exhibition at MT Højgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018, may, Group Exhibition at Frederiksberg Kunstforening, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2018 april, SOLO Exhibition at Galleri Symbol, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 january, Group Exhibition at Blå Gallery with Københavns Tegneskole, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 june, Københavns Kunstskole with Københavns Kunstskole, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 march, Group exhibition at Dome of Visions at Aisha Fukushima concert, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-2012, KUAs Hovedbibliotek with Studenternes Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010-2011, Århus Rådhus with Testrup Højskole, Aarhus, Denmark

Education and courses

Master in Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh University, College of art, september 2019- ongoing

Københavns Tegneskole, august 2016- december 2016

 

Københavns Kunstskole, april 2016- june 2016

 

Master in Political Science, University of Copenhagen, august 2011- february 2017

 

Mentored by fine art and portrait painter Mikael Melbye 2013

Testrup Højskole, kunstlinje, august 2010- january 2011

Compitetions and scholarships

Scholarship, William Demant Fonden, 2019

Scholarship, Knud Højgaards Fond, 2019

 

Finalist on 'Danmarks bedste portrætmaler' (Danish Sky Artist of the Year), march 2018