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A Kassen is the Copenhagen-based artistic collective composed of Christian Bretton-Meyer, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, Soren Petersen, and Tommy Petersen. Formed in 2004, A Kassen has a conceptual approach, which ranges from site-specific and performance-based installations to photography and sculpture.

Graduates of the Royal Academy of Denmark, A Kassen have exhibited extensively during the past 15 years. They have had recent solo shows at the National Gallery of Iceland (Reykjavik), and Den Frie (Copenhagen), Sorø Kunstmuseum (Sorø) and KØS (Køge). They have also shown at ARoS (Aarhus), ARTIPELAG (Gustavsberg), Copenhagen Contemporary (Copenhagen), UMOCA (Salt Lake City), and the Museum of Mexico City (Mexico City) among many others.

The iron hands of necessity shake the dice-box of chance.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Biography

Education

  • /

    The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

    AbdK Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich, Germany

    Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe, Germany

Awards

  • 2013

    Awarded Third Prize at the Carnegie Art Award

Permanent Installations

  • 2020

    New Delhi, India

  • 2017

    Poseidon, Urban Media Space, Aarhus, Denmark

    Swap, Gymnasieskolan Spykens, Lund, Sweden

  • 2016

    Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023

    De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

  • 2022

    Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

    Galerie Mitterand, Paris, France

  • 2021

    Bærum Kunsthall, Fornebu, Norway

    Stereo Exchange, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2020

    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2019

    Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

  • 2018

    Nexus Building, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2017

    Maisterravalbuena Gallery, Madrid, Spain

    KØS – Museum for Kunst i Det Offentlige Rum, Køge, Denmark

  • 2016

    Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

    Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy

    Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

    Egeskov Slot, Egeskov, Denmark (with Brian Eno)

    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2015

    National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France

    Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

    alexanderlevy, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014

    Den Frie Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Officin, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2013

    ABC Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Another Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Skaftfell, Seythisfjorthur, Iceland

    Komplex, Siggen, Germany

    New Galerie, New York, USA

    Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

  • 2012

    Nettie Horn, London, UK

    Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

    Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 2011

    New Galerie, Paris, France

    Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

    IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2010

    Gefion High School, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2009

    Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

    MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain

  • 2008

    Fredensborg School, Fredensborg, Denmark

    Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Gammelgaard, Herlev, Denmark

    Kirkhoff – Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2007

    KBH Kunsthal, Krabbesholm, Skive, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2022

    MARMOR, Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark

    Art Brussels, with De Brock Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2021

    Public Art Project, TODAY’S WEATHER, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2020

    Perpetual Dawn, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Om å bøye virkeligheten, Bærum Kunsthall, Fornebu, Norway

  • 2019

    I Would Love Just One Flower, I Don’t Need the Whole Bouquet, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Memento Mons, Cabinet de Curiosités, Mons, France

    Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2018

    BIG ART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Forvandlinger i gips, KØS – Museum for Kunst i Det Offentlige Rum, Køge, Denmark

    Real Estate, Huset for Kunst og designs, Holstebro, Denmark

  • 2017

    Ex Situ. Samples of Lifeforms, The City of Basel, the Swiss ambassador in Denmark, CHART and Copenhagen Contemporary, Denmark

    JUMP, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Cool, calm and collected, ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

  • 2016

    Inhabited by Objects, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

    INSIDE OUT, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2015

    132,54 m2, Schleicher/Lange Gallery Space, Berlin, Germany

    Art Zone – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

    Bring Naturen Ind, Faaborg Museum, Faaborg, Denmark

    Forårsudstillingen, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Percussive Hunter, Akbank Sanat Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

    THE MONOCHROME SYMPHONY, ARTIPELAG, Gustavsberg, Sweden

    Timisoara Art Encounters, Timisoara, Romania

    TRUST, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Urban Lights Festival, Hagen, Germany

    White Energy, Kant Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2014

    Backward/ forward, New Galerie, Paris, France

    Bikuben, Umoca, Salt Lake City, USA

    Contemporary Art from Denmark, ECB, Frankfurt, Germany

    Drawing Biennale, Oslo, Norway

    La reference d’objet n’est pas definie a une instance d’objet, Ecole Municipale des Beaux Arts – Galerie Edouard Manet Grennevilliers, Grennevilliers, France

    Object matter, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Pencil / Line / Eraser – Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK

    Secret garden III, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark

    Skulptur Odense 14: Still Waters Run Deep, Brandts, Odense, Denmark

  • 2013

    Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

    Backa in i framtiden, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden

    Carnegie Art Award Exhibition, touring Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo

    Central heating furniture / Ventilation slide projection, Another Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Display, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France

    Hiper Realismo y sus Consecuencias – Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru

    Komplex, Siggen, Germany

    Le peril vert, Zoo Galerie, Paris, France

    Secret garden II, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark

    Shapes in the making, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden

    The democracy of objects, Nettie Horn, London, UK

  • 2012

    Centrefold, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

    Facetime, On Stellar Rays, New York, USA

    Raw Material Company, New Galerie, Paris, France

    Secret garden, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark

    Verbo, Vermelho Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Vexed Endings, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireleand

    Vores Kunst, KØS, Køge, Denmark

  • 2011

    Facetime, IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Fetiches criticos, Museum of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

    I feel like I’m disappearing, getting smaller every day / but when I look in the mirror, I’m bigger in every way, West, Den Haag, The Netherlands

    La Vie Mode d’Emploi, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

    Make Yourself at Home: Contemporary hospitality in a changed world, Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal

    On the thresholds of privacy, Bruck, Germany

    Opus incertum, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

    Pist Protta, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark

    Pist Protta, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

  • 2010

    Best of Wonderland, WAS, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Facon; Plads & Kulor, Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Fetiches criticos. Resduos de la economia general I, Centre de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

    Fra Hebsgaards skattekiste, Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft, Denmark

    Make Yourself at Home, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Mowgli’s Waterfall, Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Pastiche – When a tree falls in the Forest…, Solyst Castle Park, Jyderup, Denmark

    Rauma Biennale Balticum 2010, Rauma Art Museum, Finland

    Tumult, Lolland/Falster, Denmark

  • 2009

    Minus roof, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

    Momentum, Moss, Norway

    Perspektiv – konst i stadsrummet, Malmo, Sweden

    Presque Rien III, Gallery Laure Genillard, London, UK

    Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

    The Lake, Soro, Denmark

    Update, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, Denmark

  • 2008

    Blacklight, Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Danske Grafikeres Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Enter, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

    Meget kunne vaere anderledes… en hilsen til Storm P., Brondsalen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

    Overdragelse, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Overkill, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

    U-TURN Kvadriennale for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2007

    21 dage – 21 aar, Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Black and White Show, Gallery Fung Sway, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Bling, Galleri Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    EXIT, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Jens Nielsen og Olivia Holm-Moller Museet, Holstebro, Denmark

    Rundgang, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    SALON #1 – Dansk Kunst NU!, Museumsbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    The Tent Show, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Wir sind woanders, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2006

    Cherry Feet, Q, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Forarsundstillingen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Rundgang, Stadelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    The Known and the Unknown, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2005

    Lulea Summer Biennale, Lulea, Sweden

  • 2004

    Køge Skitsesamling, Køge, Denmark

Public Collections

  • Denmark

    Kunsten Aalborg, Aalborg

    Brandts Museum, Odense

    Soro Kunstmuseum, Soro

  • Norway

    Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker

  • Spain

    r/e Collection, Madrid

    The CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid

  • Sweden

    Malmø Kunstmuseum, Malmø