Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK)

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard was founded in 1999 and moved to its current location in the Meat Packing District in 2007. The gallery represents established international artists based around a core focus on the most important Danish painters of the current and recent generations. The gallery regularly participates in international fairs including the Armory and Art Cologne, and runs Ekely, a shop with prints, editions, books and ceramics by gallery artists and special projects by invited guests.

Curated for

For CHART 2021, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard presents an exhibition with a selection of major works by gallery artists with a focus on painting and sculpture. This will include large bronze sculptures by Tal R, important blackboard paintings from 2007 by Per Kirkeby, a large-scale mixed media work by Peter Linde Busk and new paintings by John Kørner, A K Dolven, Janaina Tschäpe and Ivan Andersen. The booth presentation serves to present each work’s distinct individual character while maintaining a sense of cohesive unity. Below is a highlight of Peter Linde Busk's practice.

Peter Linde Busk, Rhinoceros, 2019, installation view

Per Kikerby, installation view at Gallery Bo Bjerggaard, 2018, 122 x 122 cm

John Kørner, Blue Bedroom, 2017, installation view at Gallery Bo Bjerggaard

Tal R, Yunus, 2018, bronze sculpture, 72 x 27 x 55 cm

AK Dolven, A Other Teenager with Teenager

Janaina Tschäpe, Snow day, 2021, 221 x 272 x 4,5 cm

Ivan Andersen, Ingenmandsland, 2017, 100 x 175 cm

Peter Linde Busk (DK)

Peter Linde Busk works with painting, collage, sculpture, and drawing. Busk’s imagery is often peopled with crooked and contorted figures. Busk deals with transitions, contradictions, and limits - essentially the zone between the figurative and the abstract. This amounts to a broad evocation of issues concerning the creation of the image and a motif-related exploration of the conflict between an inner emotional state, the outer world and a third sphere that might result from their collision. Ugly and uncontrolled elements often stand in stark contrast to the meticulously ornamented and thoroughly wrought materiality that is otherwise so distinct in Busk’s practice.

Peter Linde Busk was born in Copenhagen in 1973. He trained at the Slade School of Fine Art (London), Hunter College of Art (New York) and the Royal Academy of Arts (London), from which he graduated in 2009. In 2008, he studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Professor Peter Doig. Busk’s works are represented in the Rubell Family Collection (Miami) and the Saatchi Collection (London), and here in Denmark in Holstebro Kunstmuseum and ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj.

Distant Sky

Wood, fired and glazed ceramic, gold leaf, wood shavings, wood stain, various kinds of treated paper, natural stones, glass rods, coloured glass, terra puzzolane, on board, 205 x 150 x 18 cm

Courtesy the artist & Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

And Ever I Shall be the Same to You, as You Will be the Same to Me

Fired and glazed ceramics, various kinds of treated wood, various kinds of fabric, cardboard, paper, linen, color pencils, plaster, stain, gold and silver leaf, reconditioned copper etching plates, printing ink, porcelain, natural stones, copper leaf, shellac, paintbrushes, glass rods, coloured glass, on board, 190 x 150 x 10 cm

Courtesy the artist & Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

And in That Place He Did Succumb to What Was Offered

Installation view

Courtesy the artist & Galleri Bo Bjerggaard


Installation view

Courtesy the artist & Galleri Bo Bjerggaard


Peter Linde Busk, And in That Place He Did Succumb to What Was Offered, 2017. Courtesy the artist & Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in the Meatpacking District in Copenhagen

A.K. Dolven (NO)

Dolven’s practice involves a variety of media; painting, photography, performance, installation, film and sound. Recurring themes in her production are the representation of natural forces and their resonance with human sensibilities. Her work alternates between the monumental and the minimal, the universal and the intimate. Interpersonal relations and interactions are central to her practice, and many of her performance-based works involve collaborations with other people.

A.K. Dolven lives and works in Oslo and Lofoten, Norway.
She has exhibited extensively internationally at a wide range of institutions and galleries including: Kunsthalle Bern; Philadephia Museum of Art; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; IKON Gallery, Birmingham; Platform China, Beijing; The National Museum of Art, Oslo; KIASMA, Helsinki; Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø; CCC Tours, France and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Her work is included in central international private and public collections, among others Art Institute of Chicago, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Hoffmann Collection and Sammlung Goetz in Germany.
Dolven has an upcoming retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway in 2022.

1:15 am North

177 x 142 cm, photography

A Other Teenager with Teenager

16 x 1 m, video projection


A.K. Dolven's exhibition - "What Do I Do With The World?" (2017)

Ivan Andersen (NO)

Ivan Andersen is an artist preoccupied with painting as a surface and the spacial displacements to which the canvas opens up. His motifs are often found as a result of a Google search, and extend from living rooms to iconic mountains and cellar stairs. Andersen’s attitude toward the subjects of his painting is playful and investigative, and his works attest to a formally experimental approach to the act of painting itself. Andersen constantly swings between the abstract and the recognisable, and it is the exploration of this border territory that is the driving force in his work. He explores and ransacks painting’s possibilities and spacialities.

Ivan Andersen (born 1968) works with painting as his preferred medium. Ivan Andersen is a 2005 graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and currently lives and works in Copenhagen after several years of residence in Berlin.
Andersen’s works are found in collections including that of the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, Denmark, and the KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. Andersen has also undertaken several decorating projects in Denmark, including for Thy-Mors Higher Preparatory Examination Course and Adult Education Centre in Thisted and TrygVesta Insurance in Ballerup.


100 x 175 cm


John Kørner (DK)

“Problems” is a recurring theme in Kørner’s work. This might seem a vague formulation, since the term “problem” covers a range from contentious issues to a concept’s or a simple object’s existence in the world. At the same time, the problem itself becomes art's raison d'être. The role of art is to ask questions, and consequently the work's function is to raise problems, making the artist a kind of problematiser.

John Kørner (DK, b. 1966) is a visual artist who takes being a contemporary artist literally. In his paintings Kørner thus embraces current concerns such as sex trafficking (Women for Sale, 2011) and war (War Problems, 2008). Most often, the examined topics open questions about our way of life and living conditions, be it societal groupings, youth and drinking culture or the Western world's means of production – the factory and the family as (re)production units.
John Kørner works in various media, including painting, graphics, sculpture and installation. He has undertaken several decorating commissions, including the mural Afghanistan for Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg. Nationally, Kørner’s works are found at the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, ARoS, the Aarhus Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. In addition, his works are represented in international collections including the Rubell Family Collection in Miami and the Tate Gallery and Saatchi Collection in London.

Bramble Construction

150 x 120 cm

Water and Bramble Construction

150 x 121 cm


Tal R (IL)

The new paintings are also influenced by the fact that the artist uses a technique where color pigments are mixed with glue made from hare skin, resulting in the color being quickly absorbed into the canvas, thus creating a matte quivering surface that cannot be painted over without being noticed In addition to painting, Tal R also works with sculpture, installation, prints, collages and drawings. His imagery is distinctive and recognizable (regardless of expression) and he often works in series, both with motifs and themes across different media. The motifs he finds everywhere, referring to "kolbojnik", the Hebrew word for leftovers or garbage. This is probably most striking in his collages, which are often composed of all sorts of items, including clippings, beads, sequins, paintings, drawings, yarn, thread etc.

Tal R (Tal Rozenzweig) was born in 1967 in Tel Aviv, Israel, but has lived most of his life in Copenhagen. In recent years, he has become one of the leading international contemporary artists. With coarse brush strokes from a relatively modest color palette, Tal R rapidly worked towards a very characteristic expressive way of painting.
Tal R's work is represented in many public collections, including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Kiasma, Helsinki.

Midnight House

300 x 157 cm


72 x 27 x 65 cm


Tal R's exhibition - "Smukke Dreng" (2019)

Janaina Tschäpe (DE)

Tschäpe’s interdisciplinary practice spans painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture. Incorporating elements of aquatic, plant, and human life, Tschäpe’s universe of sublime forms shift between representation, fantasy and abstraction. Her paintings exist in a state of their own becoming, linking the process of artistic practice to lifecycles found in nature. Each brushstroke partially occludes a previous mark; their physically sensuous surfaces give way to topologies of finely calibrated hues. In her performative photographic and video works, Tschäpe’s otherworldly creatures inhabit hybrid states of being. The female form is often pictured with ballooning appendages extending from the figure, sometimes overtaking her body to inhabit a fluid space between human and cellular organism.

Janaina Tschäpe was born in 1973 in Munich, Germany and was raised in Sao Paolo,
Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hochschule fur Bilende Kuenste,
Hamburg and her Master in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Now she lives and works in New York.
Janaina Tschäpe’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the
world, and is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Centre
Pompidou, Paris, France; Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, France; National Museum of
Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna,
Austria; Colecão Gilberto Chateaubriand MAM Museu de Art Moderna do Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil; and Collection Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid,
Spain. Recent projects include Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary; CCBB Rio de
Janeiro; Jeu de Paume, Paris; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum,
Tampa; The 59th Minute with Creative Time in Times Square, New York; Fotomuseum
Wintherthur, Switzerland; and The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Tanz im Wald

1588 x 2033 cm

Snow Day

221 x 272 x 45 cm


Janaina Taschäpe's exhibition - "Unterirdisch Auch Du" (2017)