For more than a decade Nikolaj Larsen has been working in a variety of media and materials to create visual responses to challenges within today’s society. Migration and disempowerment are some of his main areas of research. Larsen’s work can seen as poetic visual anthropology. Arguably, Larsen has earned his international reputation as a filmmaker and video-installation artist, but parallel to this production is a comprehensive production of photography and sculptures. Quicksand won the Jury’s Special Mention at Loop Barcelona in 2019, and his installation End of Dreams, which combines film, sculpture, photography and sound won him the Art Prize: Inga & Ejvind Kold Christensen’s Fund’s Honorary Award 2016.
Nikolaj is represented by Galeria Presença
Nikolaj Larsen (born in Denmark 1971). Larsen lives and works in Paris, France. Solo exhibitions include: In Limbo, Galeria Presença, Porto (2018); End of Dreams, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen (2016) and SALT Galata, Istanbul (2015); Promised Land, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris (2012); Rising Floating Falling, Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark (2004). Group exhibitions include: Le regard du temps, Culturfoundry, Paris (2021); Transoceanexpress, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal (2020); Believe, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2018); Tension and Conflict at MAAT, Lisbon; Disappearance at Sea - Mare Nostrum, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2017); Chassés-croisés, tours et détours autour du détroit, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (2014); Word. Sound. Power, Tate Modern, London, UK (2013); Estuary, Museum of London, UK (2013); Together, Trondheim Art Museum, Norway (2012); Thessaloniki Biennial 3, Greece (2011), Folkestone Triennial, UK (2011); Sharjah Biennial editions 9, UAE (2009); Une vision du monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (2006).
Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen's work is represented in public and private collections in Denmark, England, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Peru, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United States - including Museum of London, England, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE and Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, and the Isabelle & Jean-Conrad Lemaitre Video Collection, Paris, France.