My work is analogue and hands-on driven. It derives from explorations of language and materials in ways that make marks of a work process, errors and the repetitive labour of trying again into central part of the works. Moving within notions of queerness, I am inspired by the value of chaotic knowledge, the unfinished, failure, and experiences of displacement. My practise has materialised in series of woodcut prints, sculptural and installational work, texts, collages and performative reading formats.




CV Ester Fleckner
born 1983 in Denmark, lives and works in Berlin

2007-13   The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, MFA, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010-11   Goldsmiths University of London, MA in Gender and Culture, England
2006-07   Aarhus Kunstskole, Denmark
2005-06   Aarhus Art Academy/ Aarhus Kunstakademi, Denmark

Solo exhibitions
2017-18  Pressure/ Imprint, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
2017     All models are wrong, some are useful, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin, Germany
2016     A closet does not connect under the bed, Art Brussels w/ Avlskarl Gallery, Belgium
2016     A closet does not connect under the bed, Overgaden Institute of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015     Wooden Scripts, abc – berlin contemporary, w/ Avlskarl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015     How to spell a sound that is physical, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014     Jeg navigerer i kollisioner, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group exhibitions, selected
2017   Extended Family, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017   Frieze London, Galerie Barbara Wien, London, England
2017   BEERS 5 – 100 Kvinder på Kro part 3, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017   The Collectors Home, Avlskarl Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016   SEEABLE/SAYABLE, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2016   Af-Sløret, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark
2016   Homosexuality_ies, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany
2016   Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
2016   100 Kvinder på Kro, Huset for Kunst & Design, Holstebro, Denmark
2015   A Feminist Culture Reader, Grafikernes Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015   BEERS 5 – 100 Kvinder på Kro, Byens Kro, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015   Å PARADIS – HELSINKI, Kunstplass [10], Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2015   Survival K(n)it 7, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
2015   Just Frustration, SixtyEight, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015   Homosexuality_ies, Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany
2014   Vi tager intet ansvar 3, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014   Time Prints, Dalian Art Museum, China
2014   Å PARADIS – Strategies on The Nordic Queer, Kunstplass 5, Oslo, Norway
2014   BarHvaViHar#9, Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014   Literacy / Illiteracy, The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
2014   Time Prints, Art College of Xiamen University, China
2013   The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog III, Baghuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013   Afgang 2013 (MFA Degree Show 2013), Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013   24 Spaces – A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
2012   The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog II, Baghuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   International Performance Art Festival, BarHvaViHar#5 art lounge, Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   Rundgang, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   BarHvaViHar#1, Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   Jeg prøver at kigge ind, men får gardiner i øjnene, Q Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010   Rundgang, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts/ private home Frederiksberg, Denmark
2009   Contemporary past: New Art Forms in Memorial Building, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007   Chinese Smorgasbord, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, Denmark

Collaborative work
2012BarHvaViHar. 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 afterwards at other locations occasionally. Organised by Mo Maja Moesgaard, Mette Clausen, Line Hvidbjerg and Ester Fleckner

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

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

Talks, readings, teaching
2017   On the path of failure, lecture, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
2017   Slow Text, workshop, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden  
2017   Artist talk, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
2016   Artist presentations, the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU), Kiev, Ukraine
2016   Walk and talk // Ester Fleckner & Maria Kjær Themsen, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015   FRANK Conversations, text reading and conversation, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015   FRANK Conversations, text reading and conversation, Archive Kabinett, Berlin, Germany
2014   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, Copenhagen
2014   Slipfest for Trappe Tusind #10, performative reading with Mo Maja Moesgaard, Kirsten Astrup and     Mattias Agerskov, Rummet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Grants and prizes
2017   The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2016   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
2015   Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond, awarded travel grant
2015   The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2014   The Danish Arts Foundation, work grant
2013   Fr. Gerda Jensens Kunstnerlegat, travel grant
2010   Knud Højgaards Fond, scholarship
2010   Nordea Fonden, scholarship
2010   Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, scholarship

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