Press Releases : 2006/03

Tue Greenfort - Artist in Residence

Published 2006/03/29

Partitur einer Fliege (A Fly’s Composition), 2004, ten color photographs, each 7 x 9 1/2”.


Artist in Residence 

28 March to 8 May 2006 

In his photography and installations, Tue Greenfort (b. 1973, Holbæk, Denmark) examines sociopolitics by staging situations that reveal a part of the ecosystem functioning in the urban environment.  Often involving animals or insects, Greenfort pursues strategies of interaction and documentation, which render various behaviors surrounding issues of identity and consumption as universal.  In explaining his current practice, the artist has stated, “I don’t observe nature as an external phenomenon, but play and interact within a space - call it a habitat or a certain environment - where other organisms are present besides me.”  Working in this manner, Greenfort gathers compelling evidence of overlooked occurrences that collapse prescribed notions of the boundaries between nature, culture, science, and industry.   

Tue Greenfort lives and works in Berlin and Denmark. He studied at the Städeschule in Frankfurt am Main and the Academy of Fyn in Denmark. Greenfort has had solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Arnsberg, Johann König in Berlin, Gallery Zero in Milan, Schnittraum in Cologne, and Galerie Nicholas Krupp in Basel, among others.  He has also been included in various group exhibitions at such venues as the ICA London, PARTICIPANT, INC. in New York, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, among others.  In the coming year, Greenfort will be included in the Nordic biennial Momentum in Norway and in exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam, Ann Helwing Gallery in Los An- geles, and Max Wigram Gallery in London.  He was also selected to complete a Fall 2006 residency and public art commission with the Art & Ecology programme at London’s Royal Society of Arts. 


International artists are invited by OCA to the International Studio Programme Oslo for a stay from two weeks up to six months, independently or in connection with exhibitions or other collaborations in Norway. The programme comprises four studios located in the city centre of Oslo. 


The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a private foundation and was founded by The Ministry of Culture and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Fall 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a profiled contributor to the discourses of contemporary art