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Lise Skou (born in Denmark 1966) Education 2002-2003 1998-2004 1993-1998 Mobile +45 5355 9708 Mail: [email protected] Whitney Museum of American A...
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Lise Skou (born in Denmark 1966)

Education 2002-2003 1998-2004 1993-1998

Mobile +45 5355 9708 Mail: [email protected]

Whitney Museum of American Art – Independent Study Program MA of Fine Arts – Funen Academy of Fine Arts BA – History of Art, Nordic Literature & Language. University of Aarhus.

Residencies/Fellowship/Relevant courses 2016-17 Fellowship, a.pass, Brussel, fellowship participant. 2015 Artistic Research course, with Michael Schwab, Gertrud Sandquist and Geoff Cox, Aarhus University and Kunsthal Aarhus, participant 2013 Peoples Museum, Birzeit, Palestine, artist residency 2013 Centre for art and Urbanistik, Berlin, artist residency 2009 The International Academy of Fine Art Palestine, artist residency 2005-2007 Institute for sociology, Copenhagen University, guest professor Recent collaborative projects and networks 2015/16-2019 The imaginary Republic, initiated by Brandon LaBelle, Professor at KHiB in collaboration with Helene Frichot (Ass. Professor, KTH Stockholm), Diego Rotman (researcher Jerusalem University), Georgia Kotretsos (artist, Athens) and Lise Skou (Artist, Århus). Workshop. 2015 Brave New Alps Community Economies Research Network, a reading group around the book Take back the economy – an ethical guide to transforming our communities by J.K. Gibson-Graham, Stephen Healy and Jenny Cameron. We use the book to stimulate discussions about our socially and politically engaged practices and the various economies that accompany them. 2015 Trade Test Site Imprint, a cooperative publishing project in collaboration with artist Bonnie Fortune (US). The first series is entitled Your money or your life - # 1-5. These 5 booklets contain texts by Catherine Gibson, Kathrin Böhm, Kathi Weeks Silvia Federici and Renee Ridgeway. 2015 Art Production in Restriction. Possibilities of Art Production and Coalition Building. A network of artists, writers, critics, and curators from Europe and the United States who are active in groups that are struggling for better working conditions in the arts and society at large. The aim of this network is to come up with a common method for organizing and coalition-building in the art world and beyond. 2014 Hidden economies – A seminar on economic possibilities. Organized in collaboration with Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom. Held at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (DK) 2003-2011 Swop Projects – a platform for the production of alternative economic systems and dissemination of materials pertaining to contemporary economic and political debate. In collaboration with Andrea Creutz (ass. Professor Konstfack, Stockholm).

Exhibitions (Shows marked*= catalogue available) 2016

2015 2014







MAKING USE - LIFE IN POSTARTISTIC TIMES Museum of Modern Art Warsaw. Curated by Kuba Szreder and Sebastian Cichocki, Warszawa (P) It's the Political Economy, Stupid at DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, (US) Where Were We, Art Writing Festival, Godsbanen, Aarhus (DK) We all suffer from capitalism, but refuse treatment Kunsthal Nikolaj, Cph (DK) It’s The Political economy, Stupid. NeMe Cyprus. Curated by Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler*. It’s The Political economy, Stupid. At WHW and Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Serbia. Systemics III - at Kunsthal Aarhus. Curated by Joasia Krysa*. It’s The Political economy, Stupid. At Gallery 404, Chicago. Schutzraum –Politik-Ästhetik-Medien at Thealit – Frauen-Kultur-Labor. Bremen (D) It’s The Political Economy, Stupid at The Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Beograd. Incomparable Stories at Koldo Mitxelena Exhibition Space, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain*. It’s The Political economy, Stupid. At Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland. Ruilen [rœylə(n) = to exchange] at Mediamatic Fabriek. Amsterdam. NL. EVIL.TW/IN #1. At Roarsvej6, Cph. The Hidden Flow Exchange Project. Kunsten I Bevægelse. Travelling Public Space project in Kloster, Kibæk, Klovborg. Denmark*. Extreme Crafts At Freies Museum Berlin*. LUSN/Let Us Speak Now. At Museet for Samtidskunst in Roskilde. Outsourced. At PASAjist Contemporary Art Space, Istanbul, (TR) The Bulgarian Pavilion, Gallery Credo Bonum. Sofia. Bulgarian*. Alt_Cph11 Encounters At Fabrikken for Kunst og Design. Cph. DK*. Brief Encounters. Gallery B&K, Copenhagen. DK. Transgressions. Gallery Credo Bonum, Sofia. Bulgarian. Gentle Actions – Art, Ecology and Action. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway*. Biking Vikings – public space performance and exhibition. Emily Harvey Gallery, New York City. US Workarounds. Solo exhibition. Gallery Goloss. Cph. 2 or 3 things, we’ve learned. IG BILDENDE KUNST. Vienna. Austria. Streets of Cairo. Townhouse Gallery, Cairo. Egypt*. BB4 / Bucharest Biennial # 4 - On Producing Possibilities. Bucharest*. Environmental Justice – Charlottenborg, Cph. DK. Ideen om at dele. Participated in a project by Kerstin Bergendal in collaboration with Kunsthallen Nikolaj. At Brønshøj Bibliotek/Library. Cph*. Printed Matter - Writings and Observations, Labyrint 09. Stockholm (SE)* Building Democracy. Solo Exhibition. rum46. Aarhus Building Democracy. Solo exhibition. Institut for Samtidskunst Overgaden. Copenhagen Land of Human Rights - . Graz Austria.* Waterways – Salo Art Museum. Salo. Finland*.




Katastrofenalarm, NGBK, Berlin* Free Culture Camp, rum46, Aarhus. DK. Radical Software – Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Cph.* Posters of Radiant Optimism, Mess Hall, Chicago, (US)* Welcome to the Danish Pavilion, Westverk, Hamburg (D)* Public Picnic - gardens as sites for critique, counterculture and sociality, Organized by Publik, Cph. ART IS NOT MUTE - Institute of Cont. Art. Dunaújváros. HU. Spooky Truth, Hal D, Copenhagen. ART IS NOT MUTE, Ersta Konsthall. SE Pedagogical Factory. Hyde Park Art Centre. Chicago. US. * Home Work, PS122, New York* Give Away in Circulation, Stichting Noordkaap, Dordrecht, Netherlands Everyone is Friends With Paulo Freire, PS122, New York* Larm Contemporary Sound art Festival, Kulturhuset, Stockholm* Den politiske Tale, Gallery 54, Göteborg (SE) Story Space on Gift Economies, CASCO - Office for Art, Design and Theory. Utrecht (NL) Displacement/Replacement, Mess Hall, Chicago, (US)* Mind the Gap. Gallery Smack Mellon, NYC (US) * Her position in Transition, Feminist Festival of the Arts, Vienna (AU)* Posters of Radiant Optimism, YNKB, DK and Mess Hall, Chicago (US)* ÅMX.06 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go? On Secondary Cities. Rum46 Aarhus (DK) ÅMX.06 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go? On Secondary Cities. Rooseum, test site, Malmoe (SE) Break the Ice, Klink & Bank. Arranged by Nordscen – Reykjavik, Iceland* Swop Projects - The hidden flow project In collaboration with16 Beaver Group (NYC), H. Lan-Thao Lam and Lana Lin (NYC/Vietnam). Roarsvej. Cph (DK) Swop Projects Reception, Roarsvej 6, Cph (DK)

Worskhops/Lectures/Performances: 2016 Carnival, at KHiB, course and performance, in collaboration with Brandon LaBelle, Bergen (NO) 2015 Where Were We, lecture performance Adam Smiths Mother, at Performance festival, Aarhus (DK) 2015 Exchange library, at rum46, performance workshop, Aarhus (DK) 2015 The Jutland Academy if Fine Arts, workshop, Aarhus (DK) 2015 We all suffer from capitalism, but refuse treatment, performance At Identity, Configurations of outsiders in economic order at CAA Cnference, New York (US) 2013 Adam Smiths Mother, at Thealit, lecture performance, Bremen (D) 2013 The Jutland Academy if Fine Arts, workshop and lecture, Aarhus (DK) 2013 The Artist as Sociologist at Centre for Visual Arts, lecture and workshop, Aarhus (DK) 2012 The Jutland Academy if Fine Arts, workshop, Aarhus (DK) 2012 The Jutland Academy if Fine Arts, lecture, Aarhus (DK) 2011 Alt_Cph11 – Encounters, performance, Cph (DK) 2011 Funen Academy if Fine Arts, workshop, Odense (DK) 2009 Renewable Energy, lecture, Riga (Latvia)

2009 2009

Building Democracy, lecture, Overgaden Institute of Contemp Art, Cph (DK) Environmental Justice at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, perfomance walk and lecture, Cph (DK)

Authored books


We all suffer from capitalism, but refuse treatment. 86 pages. Published by Antipyrine.

Books and papers edited 2015-2016 Your Money or your life #1-5. Book series. In collaboration with Bonnie Fortune (US). Published by Trade Test Site Imprint (DK/US) 2014 Hidden Economies – on economic possibilities, newspaper. Published in conjunction with seminar. Organized by Brett Bloom, Bonnie Fortune and Lise Skou. With support of The Royal Danish Art Academy and Sanne Kofod Olsen. 2011 Swop Project, book 118 pages. Supported by the Danish Arts Council. 2006 The Free Paper GRATIS – a Swop Project publication. Commissioned by CASCO – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht (NL). Writings/contributions 2016 Det Danske Kulturinstitut, interview 2016 Billedkunsten, juni 2016 2016 Billedligt talt, udgivet på Forfatternes Klimaakslon. 2010 Swop Projects by Lise Skou and Andrea Creutz in Get Lost – et atlas over det (u)mulige København, published by DAC/Dansk Arkitektur Center, Cph. Edited by Kjersti Wikstrøm and Hulda Hallgrimsdottir. 2010 Building Democracy – mapping the real by Lise Skou in Get Lost – et atlas over det (u)mulige København, published by DAC/Dansk Arkitektur Center, Cph. Edited by Kjersti Wikstrøm and Hulda Hallgrimsdottir. 2008 Who Is Teaching Whom? by Lise Skou and Andrea Creutz, published in Home Work, edited by Carlos Motta 2007 Give away in Circulation by Lise Skou and Andrea Creutz, in OPEN Cahier on Art and the Public Domain #12: Freedom of Culture - Regulation and Privatization of Intellectual Property and Public Space Edited by Jorinde Seijdel, (NAi Publishers SKOR, 2007/no.12 2006 CUDI /Centre for Urban culture, Dialogue and Information. Published at the online magazine Borders – Unfolded Magazine. 2006 CAPITAL (It Fails Us Now), contribution by Lise Skou and Adnrea Creutz, Nifca Newsletter, January 2006. 2005 Som Fisk ikke ser vandet, by Lise Skou and Andrea Creutz, City Rumble – Kunst, intervention og kritisk offentlighed. Published by Overgaden – institut for contemporary art, Cph. Edited by Karin Hindsbo and Mikkel Bolt Represented in 2013 It’s The Political Economy, Stupid – The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory. Edited by Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler. Published by Pluto Press, London. 2010 Intervention og Kunst – socialt og politisk egagement i samtidskunsten. Forlaget Politisk Revy. By Solveig Gade. 2010 Journal for Politics and Culture / Pavillon #15

2009 2008 2006 Boards 2015 – present 2015 – present 2013 – present 2007 2005- 2007

Handlung – on producing possibilities – The reader of BB4. Land of Human Rights. Published by Rotor. Edited by Anton Lederer and Margarethe Makovec, Graz, Austria. Nybrud i Dansk Kunst by Rune Gade and Camilla Jalving. Manual til Dansk Samtidskunst, by Lisbeth Bonde and Mette Sandby.

Member of Think-Thank on visual arts condition – Aarhus Municipality Board member AaBKC /Arhus Center of Visual Arts Board member BKF/Billedkunstnernes Forbund. Representative of UKK in Dansk Kunstnerråd Board member of UKK / Young Artist and Arts Critiques