Mar 27, 2014CV


Malene Bach

*1967 in Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark 
Member of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and The Danish Artists’ Society

Education:
1987-93 The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
1991-93 MA, Art mediation

Site-specific art/colour in architecture / Commisions:

2016-20 Skagen Church. New altar. Skagen DK. 
2019-20 DTU / Danish Technical University. New colour concept and guidelines for campus. Lyngby, DK
2019 Café Black. Collaboration with Moser Architektur. Zürich, Switzerland. 
2018-20 Hornbækhave, Hornbæk. Elders home. For Helsingør Kommune / Helsingør Municipality and OK fonden
2018-19 DCPT. Danish Centre for Particle Therapy. Århus Universitetssygehus, Skejby, DK. For Region Midtjylland
2018 New officebuilding in Zollikon. Collaboration with Moser Architektur. Zürich, Switzerland. 
2016-20 Avasara Academy. Pune, India. Collaboration with Casedesign, Mumbai, India
2013-20 Skywalk. Niels Bohr Bygningen. University of Copenhagen. Collaboration with Christensen&Co and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects. For Bygningsstyrelsen
2014-17 Snostrup Kirke. Medieval church, Snostrup, Frederikssund Stift. Collaboration with Leif Hansen arkitekter.
2015-16 UCL. University College Lillebælt. Odense.
2016 Landsbyen i Skolen / Village in the School. Nr. Vium. Collaboration with Erik Brandt Dam arkitekter. Awarded RENOVERPRISEN 2017
2013 Klima-, Energi- og Bygningsministeriet. Stormgade, Copenhagen. Collaboration with Bertelsen og Scheving Arkitekter. For Bygningsstyrelsen
2012 Skodsborg Kurhotel & Spa. Skodsborg. Collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
2012 Nørrebro Park Skole, public school, Copenhagen. Collaboration with NOVA5 arkitekter. For Københavns Kommune / Local Government of Cph. Awarded FARVEPRISEN / COLOUR AWARD
2007-2009 Two tables for Korsør Bibliotek, public library, Korsør
2006 The Danish Defence Acquisition & Logistics Organization, Ballerup
2006 Helicopter Terminal, Grønnedal, Greenland. For the Danish Acquisition & Logistics Organization
2004 Airbase Aalborg. Ålborg, DK. For the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization
2004 Airbase Karup. For the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization. Karup, DK. Collaboration with artist Malene Landgreen
2002 Table for Kommunernes Landsforening / Local Government, Copenhagen
2002 Table for INDEX 2005, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen

Joint exhibitions:

2019-20 The Craft of Collaboration. Vlaams Architectuurinstituut. Collaboration with Case Design. Antwerp, Belgien.
2019 Nordkystens Kunsttriennale / North Coast Art Triennial 2019. Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle (see solo exhibitions)
2019 A School in the Making. Archizoom Gallery. EPFL. Collaboration with Case Design. Lausanne, Schwitzerland
2019 New Encounters. Danish Cultural Institute. Delhi, India
2018 Unerhört Jazzfestival. Performing MOTION PICTURE with Lotte Anker og Jakob Riis. Zürich, Switzerland. 
2018 Freespace. La Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018. Collaboration with Case Design. Venice, Italy
2017 Ultimate Impact. Rundetårn / Round Tower. Copenhagen
2016 High Desert, Inner Space. Santa Fe Art Institute. Santa Fe, USA
2015 Mixtape - alt er tilladt. Sydhavn Station. Copenhagen
2015 Hop. Superobjekt Gallery. Copenahgen
2013 Demolition Series. Collaboration with Studio Mumbai and architect Bijoy Jain. Gallery Chemould Prescott Road. Mumbai, India
2013 Mindst ét minut. Nivaagaards Malerisamling. Nivå, DK
2011 Terrain Video, Holstebro Music Theatre and Holstebro Art Museum, DK
2010 Showhow, Milano Mobile, Milan, Italy
2006 Farveskriget Olivia Holm-Møller, Gl. Holtegaard, Søllerød, DK
2004 Puzzle Parade, KØS. Køge, DK
2003 Puzzle Parade, White Box Gallery, New York, USA
2001 Grønningen, Charlottenborg. Copenhagen
1999 Farvefænomener, Painting of Danish Sculpture, Charlottenborg. Copenhagen
1998 Visual Luxury, Charlottenborg. Copenhagen
1997 90'er Modernisme, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. Copenhagen

Solo exhibitions:

2020-21 Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Montanasalen. Copenhagen DK
2019 Colour Sections. Nordkystens Kunsttriennale / North Coast Art Triennial 2019. Munkeruphus, Dronningmølle (see joint exhibitions)
2016 Galerie Møller Witt. Århus
2014 Objekter og ikoner. Superobjekt Gallery. Cph.
2013 Khroma. Gammelgaard. Herlev, DK
2010 Diamond. With Forbo Flooring, a TEAM UP 2010 project, Gallery 036. Cph
2009 Malene Bach - Extended Color, Art Centre Brænderigaarden. Viborg, DK
2006 Spacial Interventions and Functional Objects 2, Gallery 036. Cph
2002 Moving, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art. Cph
2001 Color Processing, Gallery Leger, Malmö, SE
2001 Overflow, Gentofte Art Library, Hellerup, DK
1998 1+1, DCA Gallery, New York, USA (two artists)

Public collections, i.a.:
Statens Kunstfond / The Danish Arts Foundation 
Københavns Kommune / Local Government of Copenhagen
Ny Carlsberg Fondet
Novo Nordisk
Nykredit
Aabenraa Museum

Grants and awards:
Klara Karolines Fond Stiftet af Aase & Poul Gernes
Renoverprisen / Renovation Award 2017 for Village in the School. Collaboration with Erik Brandt Dam arkitekter
Colour Award 2012 for Nørrebro Park Skole. Collaboration with NOVA5 arkitekter
Annemarie Telmany født Carl Nielsens Fond, honorary grant
Sven Hols Legat, honorary grant
Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fond, honorary grant x 2
Oticonfonden
Augustinusfonden
C.L.Davids Fond
Awarded Best Bookbinder's Work of the year 2009 for MALENE BACH - Extended Color. Collaboration with Jeanne Betak graphic designer
The Danish Arts Foundation
The Danish Arts Council
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Academy Council

Bibliography:
Site-Specific Colour. Malene Bach - Between visual art, spatial art and architecture. 2018, Copenhagen
Cyril Veillon: Case Design A School In the Making. Archizoom EPFL, 2018, Laussane, Schweitz.
Interview by Sala Elise Patterson. Kinfolk, issue 29. 2018. Copenhagen
Anne Pind: På ét og samme gulv. Anmeldelse af Snostrup Kirke. Arkitekten 03 2018. Copenhagen
Trine Ross: UGENS SOMMERVÆRK Man sukker, men af glæde. Malene Bachs udsmykning af skywalk ved Niels Bohr Bygningen. Politiken 22.7.2017 
Peter Thule Kristensen: FARVEDE RUM / COLOURED SPACES, Copenhagen 2013
Line Toftsø Nyholm: MALENE BACH – FLADER FARVER SITUATIONER / FIELDS COLORS SITUATIONS. ARKITEKTUR DK 3 2012. Copenhagen
Karsten Ifversen: Opskriften på en god folkeskole. Nørrebro Park Skole. Renovering og nybyggeri. Politiken 19.5.2012
Rikke Stenbro: MALENE BACH IN SITU NØRREBRO PARK SKOLE/SCHOOL, Copenhagen 2012
Karsten Ifversen: Tordenskrald i badeland. Tilbygning. Skodsborg Spa og Fitness. Politiken 19.2.2012
Trine Ross: Uden for tid og rum. Politiken 26 Sep 2009
Ditte Vilstrup Holm: MALENE BACH – EXTENDED COLOR. REVOLVER publishing by VVV, Berlin 2009
Staffan Boije av Gennäs: Om ubestemt udstrækning (Indefinite Extension). Farveskriget, Gl. Holtegaard, Søllerød, DK 2006
Vibe Udsen: KL – Local Government Denmark. Living Architecture No. 19, 2004
April Kingsley: Perfection, ART International, Winter 1999
Michael Darling: Bach to the future, DCA Gallery, NY, Cph 1998
Kristine Kern: Painting – a frame of mind, DCA Gallery, NY, Cph 1998
Tone O. Nielsen & Kristine Kern: Royal Copenhagen, SIKSI, 4/95. Helsinki, Finland 1995
Ola Billgren: Concrete Painting, Copenhagen 1994

Residency:
Centro Cultural Andratx. Andratx Mallorca, Spain
NKD, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Norway
BGFonden, Paris
Det Danske Institut, Rome, Italy

Other assignments:
2019 Guest tutor at KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Insitute of Architecture and Design. Spatial Design
2014 - Member of Akademiet / The Danish Academy
2007-11 Committee member of Kunst på Arbejdspladsen, Copenhagen
2006-10 Committee member of Kunstforeningen Gl Strand,Copenhagen
2003-04 Assistant professor of painting, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
2002-05 Jury member of Danish Artists’ Society