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Katrine Skovsgaard

Artist in residence, Göteborg, April 2 – June 2, 2023

Katrine Skovsgaard is a Danish artist based and working in Copenhagen, DK and London, UK. Skovsgaard art practice deals with themes of health and care, exploring how tactile and dialogical art might express or translate chronic headaches. She foregrounds lived experiences of chronic headaches by using a relational and materially engaged art practice to interrogate medical knowledge through tactile media, including tapestry rugs, installations and dialogical interactions to convey the multi-layered nature of chronic headache encounters.

Photo: Kristin Lidell

Katrine Skovsgaard at Röhsska museet

During her residency at Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft, Skovsgaard will consider how senses activated by art materials and artworks informed by and activated by bodies enlighten and challenge conversations, values, and established hierarchies in medical encounters. She will work in dialogue with local colleagues, inspired by the museum’s collection, and with people witnessing, treating or experiencing chronic pain.

Skovsgaard is a PhD researcher at Royal College of Art; MA from Royal College of Art 2021; MFA, Fine Art, Funen Art Academy 2016; recipient of the Sven Dalsgaard Honorary Award for young experimental artists and 15 June Foundations Honorary Award and HIGH Prize of Creative Excellence. Her work has been exhibited at Brandts, c4 Projects, Copenhagen Art Week, Kunsthal Aarhus, Middelfart Museum and The Psychiatry in Southern Denmark, Montez Press Radio, Sorø Art Museum, Southwark Park Galleries, Vollsmose Culture House and elsewhere.