Vivi Christensen is engaged in the field of narrative painting and unfolds stories on large open canvases. On the canvases she portrays her closest family, her mother, daughter, son, close friends and herself in private spaces. The result weaves threads across the dynamics within family life, in a personalized mode of expression achieved through the work with the portraits. Her projects unfolds as a coherent ethereal work, in which the works enter into dialogue with the surrounding space and with the audience. Her works concern close relationships and inner feelings, and relate to the tradition of art history, in which life is perceived as a point of departure for creating art. Vivi Christensen wants to transform personal experiences into general stories about the relationship between people.

Vivi Christensen is born in Skive, Denmark and lives and works in Odense.  In 2001 she finished her education from The Fünen Art Academy of Fine Arts. Vivi Christensen has exhibited widely in Denmark and abroad. Her work has been exhibited in museums and institutions, including The Fünen Art Museum, The Free Exhibitionplace in Copenhagen, The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Rønnebæksholm in Næstved, Gallerie Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany, Moderna Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. She has been awarded grants such as Irgens-Bergh Artist Scholarship; Travel scholarship New Carlsberg Foundation; several grants and supports from the Danish Arts Foundation.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Artist  Lives and works in Odense, Denmark

Education  1996-2001 The Academy of Visual Art Funen, Denmark

 

Selected exhibitions

Lillesøster Juxtapose Art Fair Århus DK

Sjæleflager Exhibitionplace Sydhavn Station Copenhagen DK

BLIK  Exhibitionplace M100 Odense DK

Once upon a dream Galleri Boulevard156 Copenhagen DK

Kroppen, som ingen ende vil tage Artbuilding Filosoffen Odense DK

GIFT   My appartment Odense , DK

Begyndelse – Tilbageblik og Udsyn Exhibitionplace Vandrehallen,  Hillerod, DK

Teenager is leaving home  Lagerhallen Roersvej 33A Odense, DK

COMEBACK Mageloes 1, Odense, DK 

RUMMET IMELLEM OS   DR MEDIEHUS Århus, DK

Hvis du bare vidste  Kunsthuset Palaefloejen Roskilde, DK

Dine bjørne lister ud af din skjorte  Fall Exhibition KE 2011  Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art – Copenhagen DK 

Måske bliver jeg lykkelig – De levende ord Rønnebæksholm DK

Jeg er bange for det nye – VITAVRAP  Skibssmeden Odense. VITAVRAP Gallery DASK

Parafrase Agnes Slott-Møllers Dronning Margrete I og Erik af Pommeren. Funen Art Museum, DK   

Luder Tuder – SPEAK UP!   Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art – Copenhagen, DK 

Knallertsange Performance moped tour on Funen and Islands/DK with Tine Louise Kortermand. www.knallertsange.dk  DK

Kærlighedstrusler – Den Sorte Danske Encyklupklupædi withKlubKlub. Toldboden Kerteminde DK

Porcelænsvognen  with Camilla Gaugler. Skanderborg Festival DK

Jeg synger en sang for dig  The walking streets in Aarhus, Silkeborg, Odense, Svendborg, Koge og Copenhagen DK,

08.03.03.  The room between us  Brandts Klædefabrik Odense DK

Hjemmefra with GODT  Spring-exhibition 2003 Charlottenborg Exhibition Building  Copenhagen DK

Daddy is it hot in Hell  Spring-exhibition 2002 Charlottenborg Exhibition Building. Copenhagen DK

Min mor fortæller om min far   Video 13 min. www.flattv.dk

If you want me  Brandts, Odense DK

Mother do you love me   Arthall Copenhagen DK

2-Best-foto. Exhibitionplace Peblinc Copenhagen DK

KonnektorBerlin  Hall in Christinenenstrasse, Berlin, D

Flocking   Exhibitionplace North – Kopenhagen DK

Family   Exhibitionplace DFKU Odense DK

Intet klyt under kjolen  with the Stine Frederiksen. Rum 46, Århus DK

Hvem er det der har skambidt mine guldkorn   Four appartments in Odense DK

Was weiss ein bauer uber agurgensalat   Gallerie Prima Kunst,  Kiel, D

Mark   Exhibitionplace DFKU Odense DK

Made in  China – 541 km i timen – Randers Artmuseum DK

 


Awards/grants

The Danish Arts Council. Support for the exhibition BLIK, 2019

The Danish Arts Council.  Residence Scholarship Germany, 2017

The Danish Arts Council. Support to this website. 2014

The Danish Arts Foundation. Working grant  2013

Das Künstlerhaus Lukas. Residence Scholarship via Hollufgaard, 2017

Irgens-Bergh Art Grant.  Working grant. 2014

Hollufgaards Travelgrant to London. 2012

Nordic House www.nordichouse.pl Exchange program Krakow, PL. 2009

Odense Municipal, Culture. Support for the exhibition A room of ones own. 2006

The Danish Arts Foundation. Working grant 2003 

The Danish Filminstitute.  Support for Mother do you love me and My mother tells me about my father. 2002

New Carlsberg Foundation. Travel scholarship to Japan. 1998

 

 

Support for co-organized work 

2018 – 2020
Statens Kunstfond, Opstart af nye udstillingsplatforme, Det Obelske Familiefond, Odense Kommune Kulturpulje, Spar Nord Fonden til toårig udstillingsrække 2018 – 2020 Udstillingsstedet M100

2009
Kunstrådet, Møllerens fond, Dansk Metal, Odense Kommune Kultursekretariat til udstillingen VITAVRAP arrangeret af Granat.

2008
Region Syddanmark pulje for eksperimenterende kunst, Odense Kommunes Kultursekretariat. Støtte til Lydild. Musikprojekt Skibssmeden Odense

2007
Kunstrådets Billedkunstudvalg og Litteraturudvalget, Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg, OAK Foundation, Tuborgfondet. Støtte til udstillingen SPEAK UP!  Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, København

2006
Odense Kommunes Kultursekretaiat  A room of ones own og Porcelænsvognen.

2004
Odense Amt og Odense Kommunes Kultursekretariat Støtte til Knallertsange, Fyn og øerne.

2002
LO´s Kulturpulje og Københavns kulturpulje. GODT på Hvidovre Hospital.

 

Co-organizer 

M100 Odense DK

SPEAK UP! Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Copenhagen DK

VITAVRAP Skibssmeden Odense DK

 

Public Works

Psychiatric Department Odense University Hospital. Awarded by the Art Council.

Pårup School and Munkebjerg School in Odense, DK. Assigned by Odense Municipality visual arts councils.

 

 

Membership

Kunstnersamfundet http://www.akademiraadet.dk
BKF Danish Visual Artists http://www.bkf.dk
KODA Organisation for mucisians www.koda.dk

 

Sound and music

Text, lyrics, arrangements, and videoes in the band RU HIMMEL in cooperation with the guitarist Hans Thygesen.
Represented  in the nordic sound projekt www.larm-festival.se
Represented  in The Ersta Konsthall sound archive, Art is not mute