Kathrine Ærtebjerg – Denmark
"It had become her turn”, 2009
© Kathrine Ærtebjerg/billedkunst.dk
Portrait: © Jonas Hvid Søndergaard
Kathrine Ærtebjerg was born in 1969 in Sorø, Denmark and was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1995 to 2002. Her works consists of paintings, drawings and sculptures. She is known for her coloristic and dreamy paintings, usually depicting a girl or a woman in the center. Ærtebjerg focuses on existential themes like sexuality, identity and death, usually with a twist of innocence and humor. In 2006 she received the three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation. Ærtebjerg lives and works in Copenhagen.
“An artist’s economy is mostly based on copyright laws, including well-functioning resale right systems. Danish artists are fortunate enough to have an efficient resale right system, but a lot of foreign artists do not share that same luck. Therefore it is of great importance that artists around the world unite and fight for this fundamental right.”