Tiril Hasselknippe

Tiril Hasselknippe is a sculptor working with steel, concrete, fiberglass and resin who proposes object-based solutions to evade humanity’s downfall and whose sculptures command an authority of physical presence through their sheer volume, scale, and weight. Her sculpture is rooted in a material and textual world that balances deeply personal exploration with sociopolitical underpinnings—at times seeming to participate in parts of a post-apocalyptic storyline. Hasselknippe creates a kind of science fiction of formalism in which the double bonds between the sacred and the primitive, the natural and artificial, and the life-giving and the downfall are all present. Hasselknippe received her MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2013, where she also participated in a foreign exchange program at The Cooper Union in New York. Hasselknippe’s recent solo exhibitions have been held at institutions including Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany; Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen, Denmark; and DREI, Cologne, Germany. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; and the Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway.

Born 1984, Arendal, Norway
Lives and works in New York City

Education

2013

MFA Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Konsthögskola, SE

2010

Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

2011

BFA Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Konsthögskola, SE

Solo Exhibitions

2020

Norwegian Sculpture Society/Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, NO (Upcoming)

2019

Magenta Plains, New York, NY (Upcoming)

DREI, Köln / Cologne, DE (Upcoming)

2018

FOCUS: Frieze New York, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

FRAME: Frieze New York, DREI, New York, NY

2017

Queens of the Tear Duct, DREI, Köln / Cologne, DE

2016

Station, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE

Fin, Tranen, Hellerup, DK

2015

Sermon, with Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Projektrum D7, Copenhagen, DK

Tub, Bianca d’Alessandro, Kopenhagen / Copenhagen, DK

Bivouacked (with Bjarne Bare), OSL Contemporary, Oslo, NO

Phones, DREI, Köln / Cologne, DE

2014

Sophanes, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

The Shapers, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo, NO

Turf, Hove Kunst, Arendal, NO

Waterworld, Östra Karup, Båstad, SE

Young Ocean, Vestfossen Kunstlabratorium, Vestfossen, NO

Resort City, Studio Visits, New York

2013

Swim Good, Landings, Vestfossen, NO

Freeway, Inter Arts Center, Malmö, SE

Canyon Cruise, Peinture et Sculpture, Kopenhagen / Copenhagen, DK

YEAR OF CAR, Club Midnight, Berlin, DE

Places of Bourn, Toves Galleri, Kopenhagen / Copenhagen, DK

2012

Hanging at Times, Times, Berlin, DE

2011

Playtime, CA projects, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Altered States of Consciousness pt. 2 One Night Only Gallery, Oslo, NO

Altered States of Consciousness pt.1 Pictura, Lund, SE

Group Exhibitions

2018

Songs for Sabotage: The New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, NY

2017

Skip Zone, with Sandra Mujinga and Kah Bee Chow, Magenta Plains, New York, NY
Inland, CCC OD, Tours, FR

If You Don’t Like Art… ,Vestfossen Kunstlabratorium, Vestfossen, NO

Jarhresgabe, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE

2016

It’s all natural, Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, DE

Miejsce A Place, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, PL 

Surfacing Earth, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, SE

Corridor Plateau VI, DREI, Cologne, DE

Form Matters, Matter Forms, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, IT

Gimle Park og Skulptur, Agder Natural History Museum, Kristiansand, NO

NN-A NN-A NN-A – New Norwegian Abstraction, Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, NO

Roadside Picnic, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, DE

2015

A Form Is Social Gatherer, Plymouth Rock, Zurich, CH

NN-A NN-A NN-A, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, NO

2014

One Step Ahead Moving Backwards, KM Temporaer, Berlin, DE

Bond Street Bar (curated by Darren Flook & Oliver Robb), Bond Street, London, UK

Still Waters Run Deep, Sculpture Triennial 14, Odense, DK

Skulpturpark, Marsvinsholms Sculpture Program, Ystad, SE

June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

Back to Basic, Vestfossen Kunstlabratorium, Vestfossen, NO

Border Food, Loyal Gallery, Malmö, SE

2013

Shapes in the Making, Lund Konsthall, Lund, SE

Edstrandska Stipendatutstilling, KHM, Malmö, SE

24 spaces, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, SE

Species of Space, Skissernas Museum, Lund, SE

2012

This is Not the Title Because it Doesn't Make Sense Anymore, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, NO

Power of Consumption, Club Midnight, Berlin, DE

Dear Gertrud, Pleasant, Kopenhagen / Copenhagen, DK

Entourage VIP Backstage Part. 1, Schlieren, CH

b-c-c, Stadium, New York, NY

View, Screenings UK, London, UK

2011

Give Me Your Eyes, Kunstverein Köln Mülheim, Köln / Cologne, DE

Waves, KIM Berlin, Berlin, DE

2010

Visits & Exchanges, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY

Arcadian Night, Berkshires, US

Public commission

2019

Permanent sculpture installation, The Faculty of Law, Oslo University, Oslo, NO (Upcoming) 

Norwegian Association of Art Societies/Kuntnerforbundet Oslo, NO (Upcoming) 

2017

Permanent sculpture installation, Klostergårdensidrotsplats, Lund Konsthall and Lund Municipality, Lund, SE

2016

Permanent sculpture installation, Institute of Water Science, Lund University and Statens Konstråd, Lund, SE

Grants

2018

1-year working grant, Statens Kunstnerstipend for younger artists, NO

2016

2-year working grant, Statens Kunstnerstipend for younger artists, NO

2015

Malmö Stads Stipendiet, SE

2014

Edstrandska Stiftelsen, SE              

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