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Kristine Mandsberg

Rather than focusing on any one material or medium, the work of textile designer and artist Kristine Mandsberg tackles each project through an explorative and experimental approach to form and materiality.

From her studio in Copenhagen's Nørrebro district, experiments into materials and surfaces come together through spatial decorations, collectible objects, installations and collaborations with industry that champion colour, pattern and texture. The playful nature in which she creates is imbued into each space and object, encouraging the user or audience to touch and feel the work - promoting a sense of physicality within an increasingly digital world.

This dynamism of interaction is often the defining element that completes her projects, with modularity and changeable components featured throughout her body of work. Whilst colourful and loud in  visual expression, her complex forms are often aesthetically simple in execution – intuitive forms that further promote interaction and a sense of openness.

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Exhibitions & Installations

Education

The Royal College of Art, UK

MA Printed Textile 2006-2008

Designskolen Kolding, DK

Textile 2003-2006

Selected Clients & Collaborators

TABLEAU, HAY, IKEA, BONDS, Nicolai Kultur, Gladsaxe Kommune, Gyldendal, Ferm Living, Dorte Mandrup, Kunde & Co, WGSN, Soft Galley, Munsterkids, Egmont, Won Hundred, Noa Noa, Bloomingville, Bahne, Brandwork, CIFF Kids, By Nord, Kolding Kommune.

Grants

The Danish Arts Foundation

Work Grant:

2009, 2010, 2012, 1015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2022

The Danish Arts Foundation: Project grant

Film PLEASE TOUCH: 2020

Solo exhibition: Landscape 2018

Solo exhibition: Please Touch, 2018

Ellen & Knud Dalhoff Larsen Fond

Work Grant: 2022

Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond

Work Grant: 2012, 2020, 2021

Exhibition: Landscape, 2018

Project: Body & Pattern, 2014

Metroselskabet

Byens Hegn: Moving Stripes, 2017

Knud Højgaards Fond

Byens Hegn: Moving Stripes, 2017

Gerda Hennings Mindelegat

Work Grant: 2014

Recidency

The National Workshops of Arts and Craft, DK

2014: Kunstig

2011: Body & Pattern

2009: Welcome to the Doll-theatre

Awards & Nominations

2017

Hegnspælen, Moving Stripes

Nominee

2009

Politikens Talent Award

Spring exhibition, Charlottenborg, DK

Nominee

2008

Adobe Design Achievements Award

Semifinalist

2008

Tex Print

Nominee

2008

The Timney de Villeneuve Prize for Innovation

Winner

2006

Tapestry Design, Dovecot Studios

Winner

Other work experience

2019

Visiting tutor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

2015 - Present

Board member: KONTEMPO

KONTEMPO is a Nordic based platform working to spread knowledge and

awareness about contemporary textiles

2014 - Present

Apointed examiner at KADK and Designschool Kolding

2010 - Present

Visiting tutor at Designschool Kolding

2012 - 2014

Teaching at Textilskolen, Holte DK.

2010

Set design assistent to Mia Stensgaard

Ballet: Et Folkesagn

2009

Teaching at:

Den Skandinaviske Højskole, Randers DK.

Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive DK.

2008

Hussein Chalayan, CAD assistent, London.

2007

Concept, set and costume design.

The First Commandment by Mozart

The Classical Opera Company, London

Publications featuring Kristine Mandsberg

2019

'Tekstilkunst i Danmark 2008-2018'

(Fibre Art in Denmark 2008-2018)

2017

'50 Years, 50 Voices', by Design School Kolding

2014

'Danish Artprints - Art versus Design', by WhatWeDo

2012

DR K (Danish Television) featuring Kristine Mandsberg in a 7 min. program about contemporary designers and old craftsmanship.

2009

'101 Kunstnere' by JA APS v. Mogens Christiansen

2009

'Senko 1', Editor Faye Dowling

2022

RYTHM

Permanent sites specific, spatial installation.

Aarhus, DK

2022

THE MINDCRAFT PROJECT 2022

BLOBs No. 1-9 was selected for The Mindcraft Project 2022.

See the collection here www.mindcraftproject.com 

2022

CALL ME ORNAMENT

Group exhibition

Direktorenhaus, Berlin

2022

PATTERN, COLOUR & LIGHT

Permanent installation - NICOLAI KULTUR

Kolding

2021

SPACE_SHAPE_SURFACE_STRUCTURE

Group exhibition

23rd of October - 20th of November 2021

VÆG GALLERY, Aalborg DK

2021

RADICAL CRAFT 3

Group exhibition // FLOCK SHAPES

1st of Oct 2021-1st of April 2022

Direktorenhaus, Berlin.

2021

POST SERVICE​ // Curated by TABLEAU

FLOCK COUCH & FRINGE BOMB

Jens Kofod Gade 1 4th floor, Cph

2021

KRANSE

Group exhibition, June.

Dyrehavehuset

2021

1+1=11

Group exhibition

The Round Tower (Cph) + DOKK 1 (Aarhus)

2020

20 X 20 by KONTEMPO

Group exhibition

Udstillingstedet for Tekstil Cph

2020

FAN OUT // BODY No 1, 2 & 3

Group exhibition

Meat Packaging District, Cph

2020

STUDIO VALRYGG X KRISTINE MANDSBERG

3 DAYS OF DESIGN // 3 Installations

Bredgade, Cph

2020

TROUBLES MELT LIKE LEMON DROPS

Group exhibition

Koldinggade 12, Cph

2019

SHAPE & COLOUR

Permanent art installation

Genbrugshallen, Kolding

2019

IS THIS ...? by KONTEMPO

Group exhibition

Form/Design Center, Malmö

2019

Flock Shapes - No. 1, 2 & 3

NOVI-VIXX by ADORNO / Curated by Pil Bredahl

Group exhibition

Co-Temporary, CPH

2019

The Biennale for Craft & Design

Censored group exhibition

Nordatlantens Brygge, CPH

2018

LANDSCAPE

Solo exhibition

Nicolai, Kolding, DK

2018

PLEASE TOUCH

Solo exhibition

Officinet, Copenhagen, DK

2018

PATTERN & PLAY

Temporary Installation

Nicolai, Kolding, DK

2017

MOVING STRIPES

Temporary Wall decoration

Town Hall Square, Copenhagen, DK

2016

IS THIS TEXTILE? by KONTEMPO

Group exhibition

Copenhagen

2015

SOFT SCULPTURE

Solo exhibition

CIFF Kids, Copenhagen

2013

TABLECLOTH

Goup exhibition

Montana Showroom, Copenhagen

2012

PAPERCUTS

Solo exhibition

Custom House Art Gallery, Copenhagen

2012

DIALOGUE​

Group exhibition

Designer Zoo, Copenhagen

2010

BANG BANG, DU ER DØD​

Group exhibition

Gallery CMYK, Copenhagen

2009

REALITY IS RELATIVE

Censored group exhibition

Forårsudstillingen Charlottenborg, Cph

2009

WELCOME TO THE DOLL-THEATRE

Solo exhibition

SENKO Gallery, Viborg DK

2009

PRINTED TEXTILES

Group exhibition

Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum, DK

2009

MONSTER FLOWERS

Group exhibition

The Hospital Group, London

Le Comptoir General, Paris

2008

REALITY IS RELATIVE

Group exhibition

Royal College of Art, London

2007

TAPESTRY

Collaboration with Dovecot

V&A Collect, London

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