Biography and portfolio Ester Fleckner 2018.pdf





CV Ester Fleckner
Born 1983 in Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and works in Berlin and Møn Denmark

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, MFA, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007 – 2013
Goldsmiths University, Gender and Culture, MA, London, England, 2010-2011


Solo exhibitions

Pressure/ Imprint, three parallel presentations; Charlotte Johannesson, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Ester Fleckner, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
All models are wrong, some are useful, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany

A closet does not connect under the bed, Art Brussels w/ Avlskarl Gallery, Belgium
A closet does not connect under the bed, Overgaden Institute of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wooden Scripts, abc – berlin contemporary, w/ Avlskarl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
How to spell a sound that is physical, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jeg navigerer i kollisioner, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group exhibitions, selected

(Upcoming) Willumsen og den kvindelige model – fra klassisk til queer, J.F.Willumsens Museum, DK

der grosse Anspruch des kleinen Bildes, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
Facing Concrete, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Basel, w/ Galerie Barbara Wien, Basel
Caressing History, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India
FLESH, RØM, Copenhagen, Denmark
Now it is Light, Galeria Municipal da Boavista, Lisbon, Portugal

Extended Family, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Frieze London, w/Galerie Barbara Wien, London, England
BEERS 5 – 100 Kvinder på Kro part 3, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Collectors Home, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

SEEABLE/SAYABLE, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Af-Sløret, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark
Homosexuality_ies, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany
Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
100 Kvinder på Kro, Huset for Kunst & Design, Holstebro, Denmark

A Feminist Culture Reader, Grafikernes Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
BEERS 5 – 100 Kvinder på Kro, Byens Kro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Å PARADIS – HELSINKI, Kunstplass [10], Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
Survival K(n)it 7, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
Just Frustration, SixtyEight, Copenhagen, Denmark

Homosexuality_ies, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

Vi tager intet ansvar 3, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, Denmark
Time Prints, Dalian Art Museum, China
Å PARADIS – Strategies on The Nordic Queer, Kunstplass 5, Oslo, Norway
BarHvaViHar#9, Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
Literacy / Illiteracy, The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
Time Prints, Art College of Xiamen University, China

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog III, Baghuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Afgang 2013 (MFA Degree Show 2013), Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
24 Spaces – A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog II, Baghuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
International Performance Art Festival, BarHvaViHar#5 art lounge, Warehouse 9, Cph., Denmark
Rundgang, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
BarHvaViHar#1, Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jeg prøver at kigge ind, men får gardiner i øjnene, Q Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundgang, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts/ private home Frederiksberg, Denmark

Contemporary past: New Art Forms in Memorial Building, Vilnius, Lithuania

Chinese Smorgasbord, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, Denmark


Artistic publications
Cruising horizontal lines, special edition woodcut print for Pist Protta 77, www.spacepoetry.dk, 2015
“Kollision: fordi anus, min krop er botanisk…”, text published in Trappe Tusind#10,trappetusind.dk, 2014

Argumenter for begær, publication of graphic print, Den Danske Radeerforening, 2013


Collaborative work
BarHvaViHar. A queer feminist art bar with exhibitions, readings and performances. The bar was conducted on a regular basis in 2012-2014 at Warehouse 9 in Copenhagen and other locations occasionally. Organised with Mo Maja Moesgaard, Mette Clausen and Line Hvidbjerg


Talks, readings, teaching and other artistic work
Performer in live concert by Kirsten Astrup at Roskilde Festival, 2018
Performer in the video work Urolige Hjerte by Kirsten Astrup, 2018
Studio talk with class from The Braunschweig University of Art, Berlin, Germany, 2018
On the path of failure, lecture, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, 2017
Slow Text, workshop, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, 2017
Artist talk, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, 2017
Studio talk with class from Kunsthøjskolen Holdbæk, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Artist presentations, the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU), Kiev, Ukraine, 2016
Walk and talk // Ester Fleckner & Maria Kjær Themsen, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016
FRANK Conversations, text reading & dialogue w/ Mathias Danbolt, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015
FRANK Conversations, text reading & dialogue w/ Mathias Danbolt, Archive Kabinett, Berlin, Germany, 2015
Å PARADIS, SKEIVT ARKIV og KUNST, artist talk, Pride House/House of Literature Oslo, Norway, 2014
SMK Fridays: Kunsten er queer, text reading, The National Gallery of Denmark, Cph., Denmark, 2014
Slipfest for Trappe Tusind #10, performative reading w/ Mo Maja Moesgaard, Kirsten Astrup and Mattias Agerskov, Rummet, Cph., Denmark, 2014


Grants and prizes
The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant, 2017
Nominated for the Kjell Njupen Memorial Grant, 2017
Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fond, awarded honorary grant, 2016
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, awarded work grant, 2016
The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant, 2016
Art Brussels SOLO Prize, 2016
Nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award, 2016
Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond, awarded travel grant, 2015
The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant, 2015
The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant, 2014
Fr. Gerda Jensens Kunstnerlegat, travel grant, 2013
Knud Højgaards Fond, scholarship, 2010
Nordea Fonden, scholarship, 2010
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, scholarship, 2010


Represented in the following collections
Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden
The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark