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Sit Down! Mimersgade, Copenhagen


Christian Skovbjerg Jensen

Sankt Thomas Allé 19, 5. tv
1824 Frederiksberg C
3582 6049 / 6170 6049
[email protected]
Curator and writer
MA in Modern culture and arts, University of Copenhagen, 2004.

Curating and other experiences


U-TURN Quadriennial for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen). Head of Education and curatorial assistant on public art. Includes more than 60 artists exhibited in various venues from September 5th through November 9th.


Henning Larsens Architects Art consultant in a team with Schonherr Landscape Architects, urban planner Kristoffer Weiss and artist group Superflex on the renewal of Israels Plads Syd, Copenhagen.

Action Gallery. Curating an exhibition series on public art and documentation. Upcoming collaborations with Wooloo Productions (DK), Angela Dorrer (D), Jakob S. Boeskov (DK), Parfyme Deluxe (DK/USA), Nina Jan Beier & Marie Jan Lund (DK) and J&K (GER/DK). Supported by The Danish Arts Council.

Milk Wall. “This is not fiction”. Opening exhibition with J&K, Nina Jan Beier & Marie Jan Lund, Sergei Sviatchenko and Pilaiporn ’June’ Pethrith.

Kunsthallen Nikolaj. Action Gallery 2: The city is my playground” with Anthony Schrag (CAN). Part of the group exhibition The Tent Show organised by Parfyme Deluxe.

Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde. Action Gallery1 with Søren Petersen og Christian Bretton-Meyer. The documentation of their project ”The main performance and other actions on a quiet street in Roskilde” were documented as part of the group exhibition “Social Aktion” at Museum for contemporary art in Roskilde. and

Kragh & Berglund. Art consultant. Superkilen, Nørrebro.


Områdefornyelsen i Mimersgadekvarteret / Københavns Kommune. ”Sit down! – Contemporary art on Mimersgade”. Public art exhibition with Superflex, Jeppe Hein, J&K, Parfyme, Sonja Lillebæk Christensen and Kenneth Balfelt.

Artpeople. Danish translation (from Swedish) of Lasermannen – a documentary novel about immigrants, politics, racism in the 1990s in Sweden.

Heimdalsgade Overbygningsskole. Teacher in arts and literature. 2005-2006.


Publik. Co-founder of publik, an organisation that produces public art projects.

The Royal Art Academy. Organiser of the international conference The Expanded Notion of Public Art.

Participants: Christian Jankowski, Marjetica Potrc, Creative Time, Susanne Lacy among others.


Main library of Copenhagen. ”Monument – Contemporary art in urban spaces” Artists: Katya Sander,

Superflex, Peter Callesen, Eva Koch, Parfyme, Pia Rönnicke, Raca, Kristoffer Akselbo, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Lise Harlev and Karin Lorentzen.

Informations Forlag. Chief editor of the anthology ”Monument – Contemporary art in urban spaces”. Interviews with Olafur Eliasson, James Lingwood, Bjørn Nørgård and others. Contributors Morten Søndergaard, Mikkel Bolt,

Effekt and 2+1. Also documented the exhibition of the same name.

Al-Huda. Teacher in arts and literature in an arabic private school. Nørrebro. From 2003.


Brooklyn Museum of Art. Intern at the Department of Contemporary Art. Worked on exhibitions on Jean Michel

Basqiuat as well as ”Vital Forms - American Art and Design in the Atomic Age”.

Berlingske Tidene. Art editor on Berlingskes webportal

Thorvaldsen Museum. Guide.


Danmarks Radio. Production assistant. DR P1.

Publications, essays interviews and talks


”Hvor blev alle bænkene af?” A publication evaluating and discussing the effects of Sit down! - a large public art exhibition. It is also an extended documentation that collects the different reactions, stories and debates caused by the exhibition.


Copenhagen Town Hall. Talk at the one-day conference ”The city as exhibition space” about public art in Copenhagen.

Raketa og Uppsala Konstmuseum. “Action Gallery – A nomadic museum?” Talk at the conference “There is a Visitor” .

Milk Wall. This is not fiction. General introduction and texts about Nina Jan Beier & Marie Jan Lund, J&K, Sergei Sviatchenko and Pilaiporn ’June’ Pethrith.

Overgaden – Institut for samtidskunst. ”Welcome to Egyptomania!” Essay published for the exhibition

”Egyptomaniacs” by J&K. Interview with Sergei Sviatchenko. About the exhibition ”Rather Gentle Stereotypes” at Galleri Spark.

Gl. Strand. Essays for the catalogue ”EXIT 07” about artist Thorbjørn Andersen, Troels Sandegård, Maria Torp, Jens Robert Jørgensen, Pilaiporn ’June’ Pethrith and Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen. Citadel. Art editor.

Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde. ”Kunst i hænderne – om verdens mærkeligste tidsskrift” Essay in the anthology ”Sperme Anonyme - Victor B. Andersens Maskinfabrik”. Published by Informations Forlag.


Turbulens. Muligheder for lokal forandring - Interview by Marie Buchart about Sit down!

Kunst- og kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet. Lecture about public art.

SID NED! Editor and writer. A newspaper working as catalogue for the public art exhibition SID NED!.

SID NED! Workshop evaluating and debating the effects of SID NED!

Informations Forlag. Essays and interviews in ”Monument – Samtidskunst i byrummet”

Kopenhagen. “Like talking to myself – Interview with Kutlug Ataman” About his exhibition Long Streams at Kunsthallen Nikolaj.

Rosinante. ”Dansk Forfatterleksikon”. Two essays.

Tiderne Skifter. ”Forklædt som mand” in Hvordan Mand. Anthology about contemporary gender issues.