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Astrid Krogh - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows

Astrid Krogh (b. 1968, Denmark) creates large-scale textiles and light-based public installations that delve into the microscopic structures of biological life and the elusive organization of the universe. Her foundation in textile design led her to a structuralist approach to the study of unobservable and overlooked phenomena, mixing rational inquiry with wonder. She is drawn to “patterns that embrace changeability,” in her words. 

Since 2000, Krogh has crafted hand-woven tapestries based on traditional Scandinavian rya and Central Asian ikat textiles, updating their techniques to incorporate fiber optic cables. These digital fibers are programmed to transmit light in an ebb and flow of color. Her sensitivity toward light and its effects led her to reconsider the photons emitted by distant stars, galaxies, and nebulas, many of which take vast stretches of time to reach our eyes. Meanwhile, her proximity to the Baltic Sea prompted her to incorporate branching species of seaweed and other plant specimens into her work.

Astrid Krogh lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated in 1997 from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design with a degree in textile design. Krogh has exhibited internationally and completed numerous large-scale installations for public spaces, including the Uppsala Central Railway Station, the Platinan building in central Gothenburg, the Täby Simhall, and the Danish University Centre in Beijing. She is the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and grants, including the Finn Juhl Prize, CODAawards, the Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfonds Bequest, the Knud V. Engelhardt Memorial Bequest, and a series of grants from the Danish Arts Foundation.


b. 1968, Denmark

1997   The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Textile
           Department, Denmark
1995   Institute for Product Design, Denmark

2024   Arabesque, Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles, CA
2022   Space Odyssey, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
2015   National Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012   SKY, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
2010   Gallery NB, Viborg, Denmark
2006   Potential Volumes by Light, Malmø Art Museum, Malmø, Sweden
2002   Tapeter, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023   Narrative Threads, Scandinavia House, New York, NY

2021   Matter at Hand, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA
           COSMOS: Design From Here and Beyond, Centre d’Innovation et de Design au Grand 
           Hornu, Hornu, Belgium
           Radiant: Light and (e)Motion, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
           In a Slow Manner, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France
2020   Nouvelle Vague: Scandinavian Art & Design 1999-2020, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, 
2018   My Golden Horizon, Barovier & Toso, Venice, Italy
2016   Design Nu, Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
           Remembering Landscapes, Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris, France
2015   Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
           Textile Art of Today, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014   Building with Textiles, Textile Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
2013   The Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013, Rijswijk, Netherlands
           Installation Nordiques, Musée Nationale Eugène Delacroix, Paris, France
2012   Movements, Risør Kunstpark, Risør, Norway
2011   Tournai International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Tournai, Belgium
2010   It’s a Small World, Shanghai, China
           Cosmos, KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
2009   It’s a Small World, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007   The Biennale for Craft & Design, Kolding, Denmark
2006   Honey I’m Home, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005   Use It! Danish Design in Everyday Life, Danish Design Center, Tokyo, Japan
           Index 2005, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
           DANISH – Framing the Future of Design, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004   STUFF, Danish Crafts, Toronto, Canada
           The 11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Łódź, Poland
2003   Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany

          Derfor Danish Craft, Paustian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002   Fremtidens Tradition, Danish Craft, Paris, France
2001   Young Nordic Design: The Generation X, Scandinavia House, New York, NY
2000   Light Mail, Trapholt Museum of Contemporary Art, Kolding, Denmark

2016   Finn Juhl Prize

2016   CODAawards

2015   Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfonds Hæderslegat
2013   Inga og Ejvind Kold Christensens Fond Hæderspris 
2012   Knud V. Engelhardt Mindelegat
2012   Danish Arts Foundation, (+2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012)

2012   Augustinus Fonden (+2000)

2011   Danish Crafts (+2007, 2009)

2008   Thorvald Bindesbøll Medaljen

2003   Ole Haslunds Kunstnerfond

2001   Martha og Paul René Gauguins Fond

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Arts Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Trapholt Museum of Contemporary Art, Kolding, Denmark
Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Danish Parliament, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Danish University Center, Beijing, China
21C Museum International Contemporary Art Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
Longchamp, Paris, France
Bloomberg, London, UK
Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France
NRGi,  Aarhus, Denmark
Kolding Commune, Kolding, Denmark
Sittard Hospital, Geleen, The Netherlands
Rigshospitalet (Hospital), Copenhagen, Denmark
Nya Karolinska Solna (Hospital), Stockholm, Sweden
Sunderby Sjukhus (Hospital), Luleå, Sweden
Östra Sjukhuset (Hospital), Göteborg, Sweden
UK HealthCare, Chandler Hospital, Lexington, KY
Nykøbing Katedralskole, Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Askim Ungdomsskole, Askim, Norway
Ceremony Room, Halden Prison, Norway
Teglverkets Skole, Oslo, Norway
Högskolan, Malmø, Sweden
Frederiksberg Slots Ridehus
Private Collections

2014-18 Chairman, Crafts and Design, Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark

2007-13 Board member for Denmark’s Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968

2010   Board member of Trapholt—Museum for Art, Design and Craft, Kolding
2006   Board member of Kulturkanonen, Danish Ministry of Culture

2005   Leader of workshop Northern Fibre 06, Finland

2004   Curator, Biennale 2004 (Danish Craft)

2000   Member of Stroom, Den Haags centrum voor beeldende Kunst, The Hague, 

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