CURRICULUM VITAE

 

H E L E N E   N Y M A N N   a k a   I  M A

Helene Nymann (born 1982, Dyssegård, Denmark) lives and works between Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, USA. Currently an artistic research fellow at the Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Anthropology, University of Aarhus, Denmark. In 2018 Helene Nymann is the recipient of the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen grant with Extraordinary Potential in Artistic Practice for her project “Memories of Sustainable Futures: Remembering in the Digital Age”.  Nymann holds an MFA from Malmø Art Academy, Sweden (2014) and a BFA, Hons, from Goldsmiths University of London, England (2010). In her work Nymann addresses the notion of embodied knowledge—contextual and experimental forms of receiving and transmitting ideas. Applying mnemonic devices and memory-systems for image-making, Nymann constructs performative environments in which the moving image, sound and sculpture make way for transformative arrays of consciousness, deepening the understanding of the fundamental aspects, by which we process information, store knowledge and create memories for other futures.

EDUCATION
2018 –  PhD research Fellow, Interacting Minds Centre, Department of Anthropology University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation. Awarded Mads Øvlisen grants for Artistic Research with Extraordinary Potential in Practiced-based Art. 
2012-2014 Malmø Art Academy, Postgraduate Diploma MFA Fine Art, Sweden
2007-2010 Goldsmiths, University of London, Honours BA Fine Art Practice, United Kingdom
2006-2007 Central Saint Martins, University of London, Performance design, United Kingdom

 

UPCOMING
2019
Exhibition /Residency 

Solo- exhibition Ars Memoria – Memes for Imagination, Aarhus Kunsthal, Aarhus, Denmark
TATE EXCHANGE, Moving Humans,  Tate Modern, London, England
Seoul International New Media Festival, Seoul, South Korea

Moving Art Museum, Jiuchang Art Zone, Beijing, China.
ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA*
Talks
Memory in the Anthropocene, Round-Table-discussion, Memory Studies Association (MSA), 25th-28th June, Madrid, Spain
Memory and Arts, Film-screening-program, Memory Studies Association (MSA), 25th-28th June, Madrid, Spain 

* Six-month duration – funded by the Danish Arts Council

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019  
Helene Nymann: Screen-Series, New Museum, New York, USA
2017  
ARS MEMORIA – Memes for ImaginationThe Round Tower, curator Iben Bach Elmstroem, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017
 INSCRIBED Oh Locus Locus, Fridman Gallery NYC, USA
2016
  INSCRIBED Oh Locus Locus, Le-sous-commun, Berlin, Germany

2015 Behind the picture, it was, Galleri H.C Ørstedsvej 69. Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Balcony, Lund’s Konsthall in collaboration with Gallery Pictura, Sweden
2013 Mother Mind, Skissarnas Museum in collaboration with Gallery Pictura, Lund, Sweden
2012 Mother Mind, KPH Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019
Helene Nymann: Screen Series, solo-exhibition New Museum, New York, USA 
2018
TALE OF AN OCEAN, group-show, La Mar de Músicas, Cartagena, Spain
Experimental Anthropology, screening, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Centro Cultural Recoleta, group show, Buenos Aires, Argentina
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
FOKUS Video-Art-Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark 
2017
I AM OUR COMMON PRONOUN, SALTS, Group-show, Basel, Switzerland
Erratic Transitions, Molekyl Gallery, Group-show, curator Maria Norrman, Malmø, Sweden
She’s a Show, group-show, Den Sorte Hest, Cph, Denmark
CHART EMERGING; I AM OUR COMMON PRONOUN, curator Helga Christoffersen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Map is not the Territory, Pfizer Building, Group-show, New York, USA

Pioneer Works, Village Fête, Group-show, New York, USA
Stamp, project by David Horvitz (US) at Printed Matter, New York, USA
Pioneer Works, Second Sunday, Group-show,  NYC, USA

Cinema COBRA at Honey’s in collaboration with Lily Benson, New York, USA
2016
ABOUT:BLANK, Group show, MACRO, Museo D´arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

Pioneer Works, Group show, Second Sunday,  NYC, USA
Save Malmø Art Academy, Screening, Malmø Art Academy, Malmø, Sweden
Mørke Dage Post-Event,  Screening, Whether We Are, Slagtehal 3, Århus, Denmark 
INSCRIBED, Oh Locus, Locus, Solo-show, Le-sous-common, Berlin, Germany
Seven Deadly Sins, Vol 3, Envy, with Japanese pianist Eriko MakimuraUhara hall, Kobe, Japan
2015
The Hot Show, Group Show, 
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Video Nicht Klub, International selection of artists by Brussels Arts Department, Bruxelles, Belgium
Spectrum Berlin, The Weird Place Between Life & Death, Screening, Berlin, Germany 

Mørke Dage, Under Overfladen, Group-Show, Ålborg, Denmark
Nucleus,  Alt_Cph, Group-Show, The Factory of Art & Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
In Utero, Sejrø Festival, Group Show, Copenhagen, Denmark
Les Soirées, MACA – Maison d´art Contemporain Athenes, Group Show, Athens, Greece
Behind the picture, it was, Solo-show, Galleri H.C Ørstedsvej 69. Copenhagen, Denmark
2014
We Take No Responsibility, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, Denmark
Balcony,  MACA – Maison d´art Contemporain Athenes, Athens, Greece 
Balcony, Lund’s Konsthall in collaboration with Gallery Pictura, Sweden
Hell Flower,  Gallery KHM, MFA Exhibition Malmø. Sweden
Head On My Dear, Year Exhibition Malmø Art Academy, Malmø, Sweden
2013
Moving Matters, Year Exhibition, Malmø Art Academy Annual Exhibition, Sweden
Sound-Scapes, Group show, InKonst, Malmø Sweden
2012
One+One+One+..,  Project funded by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute DEDI. A collaboration with Ahmed Nagy (EG), Andreas Fuhrer (Dk), Erin Taylor Kennedy (US), Huda Lufti (EG), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK/Ber), Lillibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK), Sara Emilie Anker Møller (Dk) Sherif El-Azma (EG).
Some Afternoon Or Among Them,  Collaboration with Diana Tørsløv Møller (Dk),  Marie Fisker (Dk), Dorit Chrysler (US). Project funded by the Danish Film Institute DFI, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011
Nomi Song, DNA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Merging Grounds,  Den Fri Udstillings Bygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
Total Fucking Death Experience,  (TFDE) Theatre Giljotin, collaboration with Palle Lindqvist (SV), Stockholm, Sweden
Mother Mind, KPH Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010
Return To Centre,  Lincoln Centre – David Rubinstein Atrium, New York, USA
Sweet delights and Endless Nights, Performance Palle Lindqvist, Gallery Great Eastern Street, London, United Kingdom
Dolmen,  Screening with Q&A, Husets Theater Biograf, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mother Mind, Bachelor Exhibition, Goldsmiths University, London, United Kingdom

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2012- Some Afternoon Or Among Them,  Video music/Music video project with Diana Tørsløv Møller (Dk).  Music by Marie Fisker (Dk) and Dorit Chrysler (US). Project funded by The Danish Film Institute – DFI, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 One+One+One+  A collaboration with Ahmed Nagy (EG), Andreas Fuhrer (Dk), Erin Taylor Kennedy (US), Huda Lufti (EG), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK/Ber), Lillibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK), Sara Emilie Anker Møller (Dk) Sherif El-Azma (EG).
 Project funded by DEDI – The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute.
2010 The Total Fucking Death Experience (TFDE),  Performance-collaboration with visual artist Palle Lindqvist (Sv) between London, Denmark and Sweden.
2008 
Traumbank,  Artist-run platform organizing talks, screenings and exhibitions. Founded by Line Kallmayer in London, United Kingdom

PUBLICATIONS
Nymann, Helene (2017) (ed. Christoffer Iversen) Techniques Art of Memory; Ars Memoria, Really Simple Syndication, Press.
Nymann, Helene and Joachim Koester (2017) (ed. Christoffer Iversen) In Conversation, Ars Memoria, Really Simple Syndication Press.
Nymann, Helene (2017) 3PICKS – Warburg, Freud and Houghton: Kopenhagen Art Institute.
Nymann, Helene (2013-2014) (ed. Gertrud Sandqvist) Runaway Girl, Malmø Art Academy Year Book, Lund University.
Nymann, Helene (2014) (ed. Lars Rasmussen) Typewriter Scrolls, Annual Publication, The Booktrader. Booktrader Press.
Nymann, Helene (2013) (ed. Lars Rasmussen) Images of Us, Annual Publication, The Booktrader. Booktrader Press.
Nymann, Helene (2013) (ed. Angelica Falkeling) Hell-Flower, Att Overleva, Att Segra Publications.

VIDEOGRAPHY/WORKS/ROLLING
2019 S.O.S (in progress)
2017 MOL, 16:9 hd video installation [11:22 min loop with sound]
2017 Whether We Are, 16:9 hd video Installation  [10:56 min loop with sound]
2016 Memoria and Other Aftermaths, 16:9 hd video Installation  [2:45 min loop]

2015  Metamorphic Rocks, I’m No Longer Afraid,  16:9 hd video Installation  [04:16 min loop with sound]
2014  Liberation Of Squares, 16:9 hd video Installation, 2 x channel projection [10:39 min loop with sound]
2014  Chair, 16:9 hd video Installation  [2:07 min loop]
2014  Balcony, 16:9 hd video Installation [1:27 min loop with sound]
2014  Head On My Dear 16:9 hd video Installation  [2:03 min loop with sound]
2013  Moving Matters 16:9 hd video Installation, 3 x video-screen [7:02 min loop with sound]
2011  Return To Centre 16:9 hd video Installation [7:11min loop]
2010 Mother Mind 16:9 hd video Installation [15:23 min loop]
2010 White in White 16:9 hd video Installation [5:11min]
2009 Everyday I got the Blues 16:9 hd video [4:50 min]

2009 So Many Buttons And No One To Touch, 16:9 hd video [5:09 min]
2008 Dolmen 16:9 hd video [12:43 min] 

ARTIST- & ACADEMIC TALK, PRESENTATION
2019
Memories of the Future International Conference, talk, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, England 
Without Computer – Anthropocene and Digital Imaginaries, talk, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
 
2018
Novo Nordisk – Mads Øvlisen Fond (Denmark),
Ecologies of Memory, University of Leuven – Mnemonic Summer School (Brussels)
2017
Goethe University Mnemonics The social life of memory (Germany),
Rundetaarn (Denmark),
Pioneer Works (USA), Fridman Gallery (USA),
2016 Pioneer Works, NYC (USA), Academia Di Danimarca/Det Danske Institut  (Italy),  San Cataldo (Italy),
2015 Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholts Artschool (Denmark), 
Malmø Art Academy (Sweden)

TEACHING, JURY
2018 Børnekulturhus Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 Hirsprungske Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark,

2017 Art Of Memory  at Pioneer Works, NYC, USA,
2016 Museum Of Art In Public Spaces, KØS, Copenhagen, Denmark,
2016 Kvarterhuset, Video workshop, Amager, Denmark,
2015 Jury 60Seconds ShortFilm Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

GRANTS, AWARDS, ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
2018 
Centro Selva Arte Y Ciencia, Campo Verde, Pucallpa, Peru
2018
NARS Foundation, Residency, New York, USA 
2016-2017 
Statens Kunstfond, Kund Højgaards Fond,
2016 – 2017 
Pioneer Works, Studio Residency Program, New York, USA
2016
Academia Di Danimarca/Det Danske Institut i Rom, Rom, Italy
2016 MACA – Maison d´art Contemporain Athenes, Residency, Greece
2016 Arteles, Silence Awareness Existence Residency Program, Finland
2015 San Cataldo Institute, Residency, Scala, Italy  
2014 DIA – Residency, The Danish Institute in Athens, Greece
2013 Lund University residency appartment, Amsterdam, NL
2012 DFI – Grant, The Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 DEDI – Grant,  Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute, Cairo, Egypt

OTHER
2016
Co-founder Lily Benson (US) of Cinema C.O.B.R.A – screenings of video-works in New York, Berlin, Copenhagen. 
2016 Represented by Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany 
2015 Represented by Maison MACA at ART-ATHINA, The International Contemporary Art Fair, Greece

2015- Member of UKK,  Union for Young Artists, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011-2012 Film Editor at DFI / The Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010-2011 Assistant to Jesper Just, New York, United States of America
2009- Member of GODS BATHROOM, poetry-collective founded in London, United Kingdom

2008- Member of TRAUMBANK, artist-run platform, founded in London, United Kingdom




 

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