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Artist Malene Bach works with painting in an expanded field. Her abstract, conceptual artwork is characterized by a highly geometric approach and ranges from the purely digital to in-situ work, including...  »Read more

Mar 27, 2014CV

Malene Bach by Photographer Nicoline Olsen 2017


Malene Bach

*1967 in Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Övedskloster, Sweden
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

Permanent works in situ/Commisions:
2013-18 Skywalk at Niels Bohr Bygningen. University of Copenhagen. Integrated art project.
Collaboration with Christensen&Co and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects. Owner Bygningsstyrelsen
2016-18 Nyt alterbord / New altartable. Skagen Kirke / Church.  Skagen.
2014-17 Snostrup Kirke. Medieval church, Snostrup, Frederikssund Stift. Forandring af kirkerummet / Transformation, renovation. 
Collaboration with Lars Hansen arkitekter.
2016 Avasara Academy. Pune, India. Colour project. Collaboration with Casedesign, Mumbai.
2015-16 UCL. University College Lillebælt. Odense. Interated art project. 
2016 Landsbyen i Skolen. Nr. Vium. Farveprojekt. Samarbejde med Erik Brandt Dam arkitekter. Nomineret til RENOVERPRISEN 2017
2013 Klima-, Energi- og Bygningsministeriet. Stormgade, Cph. Integrated art project and colour scheme.
Collaboration with Bertelsen og Scheving Arkitekter. For Bygningsstyrelsen
2012 Skodsborg Kurhotel & Spa. Skodsborg, DK. Integrated art project. Collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
2012 Nørrebro Park Skole, public school, Cph. Integrated art project. Collaboration with NOVA5 arkitekter. For Københavns Kommune / Local Government of Cph.
2007-2009 Two tables for Korsør Bibliotek, public library, Korsør
2006 The Danish Defence Acquisition & Logistics Organization, Ballerup, DK
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, Cph
2002 Table for INDEX 2005, Danish Design Centre, Cph

Solo 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)

Joint exhibitions:
2017 Ultimate Impact. Rundetårn / Round Tower. Cph
2016 High Desert, Inner Space. Santa Fe Art Institute. Santa Fe, USA
2015 Mixtape - alt er tilladt. Sydhavn Station
2015 Hop. Superobjekt Gallery. Cph
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, Art Museum Køge Skitsesamling, DK
2003 Puzzle Parade, White Box Gallery, New York, USA
2001 Grønningen, Charlottenborg, Cph
1999 Farvefænomener, Painting of Danish Sculpture, Charlottenborg, Cph
1998 Visual Luxury, Charlottenborg, Cph
1997 90'er Modernisme, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Cph

Represented in 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:
Colour Award 2012 for Nørrebro Park Skole
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
Best Bookbinder's Work of the year 2009 for MALENE BACH - Extended Color
The Danish Arts Foundation
The Danish Arts Council
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Academy Council

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

Bibliography:
Peter Thule Kristensen: FARVEDE RUM / COLOURED SPACES, Copenhagen 2013
Line Toftsø Nyholm: MALENE BACH – FLADER FARVER SITUATIONER / FIELDS COLORS SITUATIONS. ARKITEKTUR DK 3 2012. København
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
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

Other assignments:
2014 - Member of Akademiet / The Danish Academy
2007-11 Committee member of Kunst på Arbejdspladsen, Cph
2006-10 Committee member of Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Cph
2003-04 Assistant professor of painting, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Cph
2002-05 Jury member of Danish Artists’ Society