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 socio-political 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, DE; Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen, DK; and DREI, Cologne, DE. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Magenta Plains, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, ITL; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, NO; and the Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, NO.

Born 1984, Arendal, NO
Lives and works in New York City, NY



MFA Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Konsthögskola, SE


Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY


BFA Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Konsthögskola, SE

Solo Exhibitions


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

DREI, Köln / Cologne, DE (Upcoming)


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

Magenta Plains, New York, NY (Upcoming)


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

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


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


Station, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE

Fin, Tranen, Hellerup, DK


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


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 , NY


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


Hanging at Times, Times, Berlin, DE


Playtime, CA projects, Los Angeles, CA


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

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

Group Exhibitions


Parisian Laundry (with Melike Kara, Violet Dennison and Maia Ruth Lee), Montreal, CA

Kunstlerhaus Bergenz, Bregenz, AT


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Waves, KIM Berlin, Berlin, DE


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

Arcadian Night, Berkshires, US

Public commission


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


Permanent sculpture installation, Klostergårdens Idrottsplats, Lund Konsthall and Lund Municipality, Lund, SE


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



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


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


Malmö Stads Stipendiet, SE


Edstrandska Stiftelsen, SE