Ditte Ejlerskov
  • Where we have slept, 2011, Oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by Beyoncés music video Deja Vu, 2012, 20 x 30 cm
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by Lady Gagas music video Born this way 2010, 2012, Oil on canvas, 15 x 15 cm
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by self portrait photography by Susie from England at Facebook 2009, 2012, Oil on linen, 16 x 21 cm
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by the Egyptian painting artist unknown 13th century BC, 2012, Oil on canvas, 15 x 15 cm
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by Victoria Beckhams Armani’s underwear campaign 2010, 2012, Oil on canvas, 16 x 22 cm
  • The Boy and Stripe Painting, 2013, Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 cm
  • The Marc Jacobs Painting, 2013, Vinyl paint on canvas, 170 x 190 cm
  • The Perfect Red Grey Khaki Painting, 2013, Oil on canvas, 215 x 27 cm
  • The Pineapple Painting, 2013, Oil on canvas, 170 x 170 cm
  • The Purple and Red Detail Painting, 2013, 41 x 33 cm, Oil on canvas, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • The Purple Floral Painting, 2013, 27 x 35 cm, Oil on canvas, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • The Sexy Bikini Dance Painting, Oil on canvas, 24 x 43 cm, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • The Sexy Painting, 2013, Oil on canvas, 180 x 200 cm, Mixed media on canvas, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • The Striped Painting, Mixed media on canvas, 180 x 180 cm, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • The Vita Coco Pineapple Painting, 2013, Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • The Pineapple Painting, 2013, Oil on canvas, 170 x 170 cm, from The Rihanna Paintings series
  • Absence with verifications, 2009, Oil on canvas, 150 x 180 cm
  • All dreams are broken Polyptuch, 2011, Oil on canvas
  • The Pale Diptych, 2014, Oil on canvas, 2 pieces of 65 x 46 cm
  • This Is My First Large Scale Beyoncé Painting, 2014
, Oil on canvas, 220 x 190 cm
  • This is My First Large Scale Nicki Minaj Weave, 2014, 
Oil on canvas, 196 x 194 cm
  • Unbreak my heart say you'll live me again, 2009
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by concert performance by Britney Spears, 2005, Oil on canvas, 15 x 20 cm
  • Detail from The Exorcism Collection inspired by selfportrait photography by Sophia from America at photo bucket, 2012
About

Ditte Ejlerskov’s paintings use the most traditional of subject matters. She paints still lives, landscapes, portraits, the female nude and the choreographed history painting. Yet while apparently following the conventions of representational painting, she aims to challenge its established languages and unsettle its assumptions.

Ejlerskov often returns to the same subject, but change the approach each time. Some paintings are purely experiments in composition, light, colour and technique. In other works, she chooses to capitalize on the tension between subject matter and medium – her brush strokes both affirming and contradicting what they depict.
In Ejlerskov’s work she uses a wide variety of painterly styles – not to give a hit parade of different methods – but in order to examine what kind of technique can host what kind of atmosphere. In short, she is in her practice looking at what paint can be made to say and do – but also what it has said and done – and how that can be applied on canvas today. Her interest is to question the activity and history of painting as well as being confined in it.

When deciding to do a painting she seldom just start on one canvas. She almost always thinks in multiple frames leaving the idea hanging between the frames in the installed exhibition. For that reason Ejlerskov’s work is never finished until it is installed. She is more interested in building up a situation in a series of paintings than trying to form a statement in one painting.



Ditte Ejlerskov

Born 1982, Frederikshavn, Denmark. Lives and works in Malmö, SE

2009

MFA, Malmö Art Academy, SE

2007

Exchange at Cooper Union School of Art, NYC, US

2004

The Funen Art Academy, DK

2003

Byhøjskolen, Århus, DK



Upcoming


2015

Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, DK (group)

Artists We Love Who’s Art Fitted In Our Suitcases, curated by Nina Slejko and Conny Blom, KoS, Võru, EE (group)

Working Drawings And Other Visible Things.., curated by Nina Slejko and Conny Blom, KoS, Võru, EE (group)

About: The Blank Pages, duo show with EvaMarie Lindahl, Museum of Women’s History, Umeå, SE (duo)

2016

My retreated Bajan Letters, Annaelle Gallery in Stockholm, SE (solo)

About: The Blank Pages, Marabouparken, Sundbyberg, SE (duo)



Solo Exhibitions


2015

THE MINAJ SHOW, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, DE

A Survivor’s Blueprint at Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, DK

2014

Bow Down Bitches, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, DK

2013

Cuts and Closure, La Galerie, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE

“Within the World – The World Within” at Landskrona Konsthal, SE

We Found Love in a Hopeless Place, Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE

2012

The Collector, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, SE

Carnegie Art Award at Sophienholm, Lyngby/Copenhagen, DK

In Search of Eden (with Johan Furåker), Centre of Contemporary Art, Andratx, SP

SAK, Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening, Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, SE

2011

Full Arch, Crystal Contemporary, Stockholm, SE

My African Letters, Larm Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

The Palm Tree Collection, mini-solo in the living rooms at Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, SE

2010

A tale of plans, told by misgivings, solo show at Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE

2009

Obsessive Education, The Museum of Sketches, Lund, SE

The Black Diamond/The Royal Library, CPH, DK

KHM exam show, Malmö, SE

2008

Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, SE

Crystal, Stockholm, SE

2007

Galleri Pictura, Lund, SE

2005

Frederikshavn Art Museum, DK

2004

Pantheonsfløjen, Brandts, Odense, DK

Jyllandspostens Kunstforening, Århus, DK



Group Exhibitions


2015

At the Crack of Dawn, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, DK

Se Fyra Konstnärer, Kristianstads Konsthall, Kristianstad, SE (group show)

2014

NO.27, AnneElle Gallery in Stockholm, SE

New Arrangements, Gallery Rajatila, Tammerfors, FI

New Arrangements, WIZARD, Oslo, NO

New Arrangements, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, SE

Syster, Borås konstmuseum, Borås, SE

Paradise Reclaimed, Galleri Nord-Norge, curated by Joakim Borda, Harstad, NO

A sip of COOL, Galerie Arnaud Deschin, curated by Charlotte Cosson and Emmanuelle Luciani, Marseille, FR

Imaginarium, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, DK (group show)

Summer Show, Annaelle Gallery in Stockholm, SE (group show)

About: The Blank Pages, Mellanrummet, Malmö Konsthall, SE (duo show with EvaMarie Lindahl)

Alongside, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, Texas, US (group show)

Is it a plane?, BIENNALEN SOMMER SKULPTUR SØBY 2014, Søby, DK (group show)

2013

Travel, Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, DK

Magnum Samlung, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, SE

Try, with a little help from my friends, Lille Sepstrupgaard, Fjelde, DK

In Search of Eden (duo show with Johan Furåker), Centre of Contemporary Art, Andratx, ES

Up East, Minuit Vernissage at Grand Teatret, Copenhagen, DK (duo show with Johan Furåker)

Within the World – The World Within at Landskrona Konsthall, SE

Art under pressure – graphic works from Atelje Larsen, Stolper+Friends, Oslo, NO

2012

The Collector, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, SE

Summer Show, Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE

15 Full Arches (project rooms), Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, SE

Carnegie Art Award at Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, FI

Art and Books, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

Carnegie Art Award at The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, SE

2011

Carnegie Art Award, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, NO

Painterly Delight II, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad, SE

2010

SPÅR, konstmuseets nyförvärv at Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, SE

That shadow will return to it at last, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, SE

Claude Rutault – L’exposition continue (écho), CNEAI, Chatou, FR

Painterly Delight I, Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, SE

2009

Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, SE

This is the score, Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE

2008

Unga Konstnärer, Konsthallen Pumphuset, Landskrona, SE

Verkligheten, Umeå, SE

Galleri Ping Pong at Tjönedala Konsthall, Baskemölle, SE

Anonymous Drawing, Berlin, DE

2007

Kiss my Rad Habits, Cooper Union, NYC, US

The Exchange Show, Cooper Union, NYC, US

2005

The 10th videonale, Bonn Art Museum, DE

2004

Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie, CPH, DK

K. P., Århus Kunstbygning, DK

Ung Konst, Malmö, SE and CPH, DK

Videofestival Stockholm, SE

2003+04+09:The Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg, CPH, DK



Residencies


2012

Centre of Contemporary Art, Andratx, SP

Asger Jorn’s Studio, Læsø, DK

Publications

2015

THE MINAJ BOOK, ISBN: 978-91-980977-4-0, artist book, English
Published by Woodpecker Projects, SE

2012

My African Letters, ISBN: 978-87-92539-99-1

Published by Forlaget Siesta, DK

2011

Den Stora Nordiske Malerbok, ISBN: 978-87-993863-3-8

Published by LIFE publishing, DK

2011

Carnegie Art Award, Catalogue, ISBN: 978-91-973524-9-9

Published by Carnegie Art Award, SE

2010

Painterly Delight, Catalogue, ISBN: 87-91252-37-7

Published by Silkeborg Bad, DK og Ystad Konstmuseum, SE

2010

An Open Door is Closing, ISBN: 978-91-633-6251-4

Published by Woodpecker Projects, SE

2009

Unbreak my heart, ISBN: 978-91-633-3929-5

Published by Woodpecker Projects, SE



Grants and Support


2012

Working grant, Danish Arts Council, DK

Danish Art Council (production of the book “My African Letters”, application by Forlaget Siesta), DK

2011

Gunnar och Lilli Persons stipendium, SE

Swedish Arts Council (project production for “An Open Door is Closing”, literature support for pictorial fiction), SE

Danish Art Council (project production), DK

2010

Anna Kockums Resestipendium (travel grant), SE

Swedish Arts Grants Committee (1 year working grant), SE

Danish Art Council (travel grant), DK

IASPIS, international culture exchange (exhibition production), SE

The Danish Embassy in Stockholm (project production), DK

Montana Fonden (project production), DK

2009

The city of Malmö’s studio Grant, SE

Stiftelsen Anna-Lisa Thomson till Minne, SE

Ellen Trotzigs Fond, SE

2008

Stiftelsen Danas Legat, DK

Lorens Alfred Anderssons Fond, SE

Danish Art Council (project production), DK

2007

Danske Bank’s Stipend for studies abroad, DK

2006

Det Obelske Familie Fond, DK

Roblon Fonden, DK

Nancy Chr. og Ethel og Hans H. Kunstfond, DK

2005

Nancy Chr. og Ethel og Hans H. Kunstfond, DK

2004

Nancy Chr. og Ethel og Hans H. Kunstfond, DK

Ung Konst stipendiet, SE

Jyske Banks initiativ pris, DK

Kunsthandler Richard Wilstrup m.fl. legat, DK

2003

Peter Otterborgs Kunstfond, DK



Collections


2013

City of Lund Art Collection, SE

The Danish Arts Foundation, DK

Region Skåne, SE

2012

CCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Andratx, ES

2011

The National Public Art Council Sweden, SE

2010

Lunds Universitet, SE

Nykredit, DK

Malmö Konstmuseum, SE

2009

Fagligt Fælles Forbund, DK

Malmö Konstmuseum, SE

2008

Malmö Konstmuseum, SE



Fairs


2015

Art Herning, DK (with LARMGalleri, DK)

2014

Sunday Art Fair, London, UK (solo presentation with Sommer & Kohl)

2012

Art Copenhagen, (with LARMGalleri, DK) Copenhagen, Denmark

Market, Stockholm, SE (with Elastic Gallery, SE and Crystal, SE)

Art Herning, DK (with LARMGalleri, DK)

2011

The Nordic Art Fair, CPH, DK (with Elastic Gallery, SE + LARMGalleri, DK)

JustMad2, Madrid, SP (with Crystal, SE)

Market, Stockholm, SE (with Elastic Gallery, SE)

Volta7, Basel, SW (with LARMGalleri, DK)

Market, Stockholm, SE (with Elastic Gallery, SE)

Just Madrid , Madrid, SP (with Crystal, SE)

2010

Market, Stockholm, SE (Elastic Gallery)

ARTcph, CPH, DK (Elastic Gallery)

2009

ARTcph, CPH, DK (Elastic Gallery)



Other


2011

Den Stora Nordiske Malebok. (Lærke Hein and Life Publishing), DK

2009

Old News #6 (Jacob Fabricius), SE

2008

Founder of Woodpecker Projects, SE