Cathrine Raben Davidsen

Historical accounts, works of fiction and mythological material combined with personal memory often form the point of departure for the

work of Danish artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen. Her activities are characterized by a strong fascination with the material and the urge

constantly to experiment with and explore different artistic techniques. The traditional hierarchies among art, artist-craftsmanship

and design are negated in an artistic oeuvre that ranges wide from painting, drawing and ceramics to costumes and stage design.


Cathrine Raben Davidsen trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and at academies in Holland and Italy. Behind

her she has a succession of museum exhibitions in Denmark and internationally. Cathrine Raben Davidsen is represented in a wide range

of museums and well reputed private collections. She has made costumes and sets for the Royal Danish Ballet and has been awarded many

pres­ti­gious prizes and grants.



1996 - 2003         The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995 - 1996          Vrije Academie GEMAK, Den Haag, The Netherlands

1994 - 1995          University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology

1991 - 1992           Instituto d´Arte, Lorenzo de Medici, Firenze, Italy


Selected solo exhibitions:


2018                      Hemlock, Officin, Copenhagen

2017                      SWOON, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark

2016                      Kenosis, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

2015                      Losing Our Heads, Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark

2013                      The Harlequin Set, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2012                      House of The Ax, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen

2010                      The Inkwell, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art and Design, Kolding, Denmark

2009                     Remote Control, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2008                     White Ink, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

2007                      Voice of the Shuttle, Schäfer Grafisk Værksted, Copenhagen

2006                     Meta Morphoses, Soro Art Museum, Sorø, Denmark

                              Penelopes Web, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2005                      Heroides, Ama Gallery, Turku, Finland

2003                      Pen Pencil Poison, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

Selected group exhibitions:


2018                      End of the Line, Den Nordiske Ambassade, Copenhagen

2017                      Frederiksberg Salonen, Copenhagen

2016                     Gerda Wegener, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

                             CHART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

                             Wall Hangings, with Mamma Andersson, Michael Anastassiades, Märta Måås-Fjetterström Studio, Båstad, Sweden

                             Gifted People, Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store, Copenhagen

                             A Beautiful Darkness, Central St. Martins, London, UK

2015                     ARoS, Viden for Alle, Aarhus, Denmark

                            Machine-A, SHOWstudio, London, UK

                            Too Much of a Good Thing, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France

                            The Art Project- Royal Blue, Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Japan

                            Collective Design Fair, Vance Trimble, New York, USA

                            Kvinder, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

2014                    Holbæk Art, curated by John Kørner, Holbæk, Denmark

                            DADA idag, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark

                            Ud af Skabet, Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Nivaa, Denmark

                            10.000 Hours, Trapholt, Museum of Modern Art and Design, Kolding, Denmark

                            Collective- The Nordic Influence, curated by Glenn Adamson,

                            MAD, Museum of Art and Design, Vance Trimple, New York, USA

2013                    Smells like Memories - Maison Martin Margiela, SHOWstudio, London, UK

                             Tvivl, The Vejen Artmuseum, Vejen, DenmarkBetroet

                            Zeigen: curated by Karin Sander, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen

                            Andratx on Paper, Andratx Kunsthalle for Contemporary Art, Mallorca, Spain

                            På Kant med Kierkegaard, The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

                            Kill one Bird with one Stone, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

2012                    WONDERS-Masterpieces from Private Collections in Denmark,

                            KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art,

                            A Journey Through a Nordic Fairytale, Guided by In Voices, New York, USA

                            Ten years of DANSK, Dansk Design Center, Copenhagen

2011                     Birds + Bees, Linksoul Lab, California, USA

                            3rd Party, Beaver Projects, Copenhagen

                            Groupshow with gallery artists, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

                            1-4. A Private Collection of Contemporary Art, ACC Showroom, Copenhagen

                            Upstairs and Downstairs, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark

2010                    identity & ART, e-Types, Copenhagen

                            Skateistan, Copenhagen Skatepark, Copenhagen

                            Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2009                   Aktion/Auktion, Den Hvide Kødby, Copenhagen

                            Real/Fiktion, Clifford Contemporary, Daugård, Denmark

                            Palles Børnebørn, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen

                            Alt dette og meget mere, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

                            10 år med Færøernes Grafiske Værksted, Vendsyssel Museum of Art, Hjørring, Denmark

2008                   Storyline, Galerie Susan Nielsen, Paris, France

                            Cathrine raben Davidsen and Li Jikaj, dARTex, The Danish Art Exchange, Beijing, China

                            Kunst Giver Liv, Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen

                            Letterhead, Chi Chi Potter, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007                    Litografisk, Valby, Denmark

2006                   Female Fantasy (with Ida Kvetny, Kathrine Ærtebjerg), +Laboratorium, Copenhagen

                            Maleriets Elleve Hjørner, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark

2005                   Påskeudstilling, Vestjyllands Museum of Art, Tistrup, Denmark

                            Grønningen (visiting artist), Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2004                   Dualities, LewAllenContemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

                            Diesel New Art, The North Atlantic House, Copenhagen

                            Papirarbejder (with Fie Norsker, Christian Vind, Eske Kath), NO10, Copenhagen

                            Nye Lithografier, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen, Valby Denmark

                            Exhibition, Inner Mongolia Art Gallery, Hohot, Inner Mongolia, China

                            Tegninger 2004, Kopenhagen, Copenhagen

2003                   Tegninger 2003, Kopenhagen, Copenhagen

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