Kirstine Roepstorff

Selected works by Kirstine Roepstorff

Kirstine Roepstorff
You Are Being Lied To


Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on aluminium

274 x 388 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff’s You Are Being Lied To is a delight of cultural protest. Set on a 70s-style photomural backdrop, Roestorff assembles a wonder world of male middle-class-dom. Her ‘great white’ tea party boats all the accoutrements of a lost supremacy. Zoot-suited mafia dons mingle with polyester yuppies, footballers, firemen, and nudists, in a glorious 9-hole Valhalla peppered by fighter jets and sentimental glitter. Using collage and paint, Roepstorff creates her own agitprop, assembling an ironic Baroque style requiem reminiscent of the dead ‘heroes’ on the Sgt. Pepper album cover.

Kirstine Roepstorff
Hidden Truth


Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on 4 aluminium panels

274 x 388 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff’s Hidden Truth is a monument of kitsch: a billboard-sized postcard-collage celebrating the mastery of tourism over an unconquerable sublime landscape. Envisioning an estate agent’s dream of a rustic sci-fi paradise condo-ised for maximum investment, Roepstorff’s development is ruthless and ridiculous. Tower blocks nestle in virgin forests, impossibly balance in cliff faces, and teeter precariously on insurmountable summits. Hovering over the scene is a fixed oracle of nirvana, exploding with the fairytale bijou of globalisation, aligning the planets in a parody of capitalist bliss.

Kirstine Roepstorff
Chessing with loss


Mixed-media collage: fabric, canvas tinsel, colored vellum, iron-on fabric, paper, photocopies, glitter, silver leaf, tape, glue over wood and aluminum structure

360 x 290 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
Eight Hanging (From the series 'It's Not The Eye Of The Needle that Changed')


Mixed media collage in two parts, various papers and foil mounted on wood panel

320 x 295 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
Exercise Within The Frame (Including The Summer Of Discontent)


Mixed-media collage: paper, vinyl, cloth, acrylic paint mounted on 4 wood panels

350 x 300 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
Exercise, Version 2


Mixed-media collage: paper, photocopy, foil, glue, thumbtacks mounted on wood panel

245 x 170 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff's Biography

Kirstine Roepstorff
Born in 1972 in Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and Berlin, Germany


Rehearsing Volume, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

Matyáš Chochola & Kirstine Roepstorff, Svit, Prague

When You Light a Lantern in the Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying,
Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen
Mother Of Time Showing Her Fruits, The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

Ring of Silence, Frederica Kunst Foering, Fredericia
Walking Beside Time, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen

flowers start laughing, clouds release their rain, the structures of the in-between enforces their reign, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Kirstine Roepstorff, When a drop unite, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva

Kirstine Roepstorff. Wunderkammer of Formlessness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

Dried Dew Drops: Wunderkammer of Formlessness, Museum fĂĽr Gegenwartskunst,
Kunstmuseum, Basel
Illuminating Shadows, Peres Projects, Berlin
Illuminating Shadows, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
Illuminating Shadows, Stadtgalerie, Schwaz

Nuit: Sun forms of beneath, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense
The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer, MUSAC, Leon
Rainbows, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

Rocks, Patricia Low, Gstaad
The End Was Yesterday, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Switzerland
The End Was Yesterday, Autocenter + Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin

It’s Not the Eye of the Needle That Changed–The Self, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
It’s Not the Eye of the Needle That Changed–The Time, Drawing Center, New York

A Handful of Once, Peres Projects, Berlin
A Handful of Once, Arnolfini, Bristol

The Queen of Diamonds, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
1 1/2", Peres Projects, Los Angeles
King of Crash and the Untouchables, Longdale Gallery, Toronto

Twist, Konsthallen-Bohusläns Museum, Bohuslän
The Flat, Milan
The Royal Danish Embassy, Berlin

Desolation of the Beast Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
Hidden Truth , West Sealand Museum for Contemporary Art, Sorø(with Judith Ström)


TESER, Ribe Art Museum, Ribe, DK
Socle du Monde Biennale, HEART, Herning, DK
En gæst i den faste samling – en dialog, Vejen Kunstmuseum, Vejen, DK

MOON SKIN LUCID WALK, Den Frie, Copenhagen
Grønningen 100th anniversary exhibition, Museum Building, Kastelsvej, Copenhagen

10.000 timer – hvad er talent?, TRAPHOLT, Kolding
Avantgarde Mecanique, curated by Malene Landgreen, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen
Plato's Third Eye, Meet Factory, Prague
Coming From, Overgaden, Copenhagen
Bikuben, UMOCA - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
Contemporary Art from Denmark, European Central Bank, Frankfurt/Main

Screen and DĂ©cor, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, CA and Justine M Barnicke Gallery in Toronto
Beyond Surface and Material: the Meeting Point between Photography & Textiles, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum,
Rugby, UK
Spiel der Throne, Humboldt Lab Dahlem, Staatliche Museen Berlin
Et rum med udsigt, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved
Metaphysics of Discipline, Czech Center, Berlin
Enten Eller / Entweder Oder, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen and Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge
Super 100 – 100 super works of art from the collection, Heart - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
The Phylogenesis of Generosity, The First Prinzessennin Garten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Prinzessinnengarten,

KEINE ZEIT Erschöpftes Selbst / Entgrenztes Können, 21er Haus, Belvedere, Wien, RH Gallery, New York
Kvinder på tværs, Galleri Kirk, Aalborg

Berlin 2000-2011: Playing Among the Ruins, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
The eye is a lonely hunter: images go humankind, the 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen,
Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
Lysets Land II, ruths Hotel, Skagen
Dolls House, Galleri Egelund, Copehagen
The Human Pattern, Kunsthal Oslo, Oslo
Visions of Abstractions, Gallery Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus
You Are Free, Kundthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna, Austria
Air de Paris, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

Connexions - Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
Scene Shifts - Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
The Third Meaning - RH Gallery, New York City, NY
De levende ord - Rønnebæksholm, Næstved
Third Thought - Centro Cultural Andratx - CCA, Andratx
The Berlin Box - Centro Cultural Andratx - CCA, Andratx
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place - Zabludowicz Collection London, London (England)
Madonna Psycho Slut - Apply Softly, Berlin
Madonna Psycho Slut / GRIM PROJECTS - Grimmuseum, Berlin

Christmas group show - Nice sizes, good prices! - Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
Art Foundation Mallorca - Centro Cultural Andratx - CCA, Andratx
Berlin - Los Angeles. A Tale of Two (Other) Cities - Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Cargo / cargo manifest / cargo vision - Autocenter, Berlin
Minneapolis - Peres Projects - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Cargo manifest - Bayrische Staatsoper, Munich
Cut & Paste - Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
Edition Copenhagen - Retrospective 1959 - 2009 - Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Metal Postcard-Mittageisen - September, Berlin
Carnegie Art Award - Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg
DET SENESTE NYE - Nyerhvervelser af samtidskunst - Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø
The Map is not the Territory - Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place - Zabludowicz Collection London, London (England)
U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art - U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
white nights | white knights - Galerie Jones, Cologne
Works on Paper / La Maison Jaune - PATRICIA LOW CONTEMPORARY, Gstaad
Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
Home is the Place You Left - Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim
Personal Protocols and other Preferences - Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The end was yesterday Part II - Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Carnegie Art Award 2008 - Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
The End Was Yesterday - Autocenter, Berlin
Auslaender in Berlin - CITRIC, Brescia
Overkill - WAS - Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen
Botanisk Forvandling - Vejle Kunstmuseum – Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle
Carnegie Art Award 2008 - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
Danskjävlar - en svensk kærlighedserklæring - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Accrochage - Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
Fit To Print: Printed Media In Collage - Gagosian Gallery - Madison Avenue, New York City, NY
Carnegie Art Award - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Cosmic Dreams - Centro Cultural Andratx - CCA, Andratx
Kaspar Bonnen, John Kørner, Kirstine Roepstorff, Rene Schmidt - STAR OF AFRICA - PATRICIA LOW CONTEMPORARY, Gstaad
GINNUNGAGAP / PAVILION OF BELIEF - Galerie Im Regierungsviertel - Forgotten Bar, Berlin
Prague Biennale 3 - Prague Biennale, Prague
zwischen zwei toden / between two deaths - ZKM | Zentrum fĂĽr Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
5 year anniversary show - Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
Panic Room - Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection - Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
Poker - Monica De Cardenas - Milano, Milan
What glue do you use? - Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris

EXPORTABLE GOODS - Danish art now - Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Reality in general is almost not unavoidable - Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen
Fantastic Politics - Art in Time of Political crisis - The Museum of Contemporary Art / Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo
Fantastic Politics - Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
When the Moon Shines on the Moonshine - The Breeder, Athens
7. Werkleitz Biennale - Happy Believers - Werkleitz Biennale, Halle (Saale)
RF-The Real and the Fantastic - Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Ortsbegehung 12 - Reality in general is almost unavoidable - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Undo redo - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Regarding Denmark - Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
Normalization - - Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö (closed, 2006)
Bjerge i dansk kunst - HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning

MITGLIEDERAUSSTELLUNG - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Hanging by a thread - - The Moore Space, Miami, FL (closed, 2008)
KRITISCHE GESELLSCHAFTEN - TEIL III. Ă–konomien: Resistenzen - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Populism - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
Populism - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Populism - The Museum of Contemporary Art / Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo
Populism - Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius
KRITISCHE GESELLSCHAFTEN - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

Retreat, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
Nostalgic Real, Galerie MĂĽllerDechiara, Berlin
Out to grass, Galerie Koch & Kesslau, Berlin
Southbound, Berlin
Playschool, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen

On a clear day, Sophienholm, Lyngby
Gru & Glæde, det religiøse museum, Lemvig
Somewhere in between good and evil, Silverstein Gallery, New York
small, Nano Gallery, Paris
Der Dritte Sector II, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Private living, ZDF, Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Et halvt billede, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen
Et halvt billede, Randers Art Museum, Randers

Nordisk bienniale, Rote Fabrik, Göteborg
Stalke out of Space, Jubilæumsudstilling, Stalke Gallery Copenhagen
Take Off 20:01, Ă…rhus Art, Museum Ă…rhus
Værk, Knapstrup Teglværk, Knapstrup
Standard RUM, Randers Art Museum, Randers
Der Dritte Sector, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Bastard, Lawoffice, Chicago

EfterĂĄrsudstillingen - women at the pub, Charlottenborg exhibition space for
contemporary Art, Copenhagen
PĂĄ sporet af...Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Infinito Botanica - a project by Franco Mondini-Ruiz, New York
PIX Lance Fung Gallery, New York
Ambassaden, Ambassaden, Copenhagen
EfterĂĄrsudstillingen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
EXIT, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen

Laterna Nordica, A.I.F.A.C. Gallery, New Delhi
Redman, Michael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen
Afkalkning I, Kunstkonditoriet, Soyakagefabrikken, Copenhagen
vaskeri, Street Sharks, biennial of young Danish site specific art, Copenhagen
Go-go, Specta Gallery, Copenhagen
Visions of Periphery, Carlos Falchi Gallery, New York
PROMS IV, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense

Boomerang, Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Jukebox project, Nikolaj Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Art Genda, Biennial of Young Artists Around the Baltic Sea, Stockholm
Pakhus, Momentum, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Videotek, RUM 46, Ă…rhus
Kørners Kontor, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen
Bad Hash, Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen
Flora fobi, Sophienholm, Lyngby
Wrapped, Art Museum of West Sealand, Sorø
Andersens Wohnung, Andersens Wohnung, Berlin

The End, Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen
Sofa Kunst, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen
Polititisk Kunst, Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen
Kvinder pĂĄ bar, Live event, The Moose Bar, Copenhagen
Sheep with no meadows, Exhibition space of The Royal Academy, Copenhagen
Ex-centric, Vordingborg
Insomnia, Kvinfo, Copenhagen

Convoy, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen
UPDATE, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen
Book project, Berlin
EXILES, Exhibition space of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen
Forum Gallery, Malmö

Las Vegas Grand Opening, Copenhagen
Hotel Inter - Las Vegas, Istanbul
Sculpture park, Billund

Art Library, Sønderborg
N.K.O.T.B., Gallery Saga Basement, Copenhagen