Rikke Ehlers Nilsson (b. 1984) is an artist and arts organizer who currently lives and works in Aalborg, Denmark. Her artwork engages the mediums of still and moving images as well as traditional forms such as drawing, textiles, ceramics, and paper works often seeking reinvention within the commonplace. Through her practice she investigates themes such as visuality, staging, and framing in relation to identity, culture, and micro-politics. By examining phenomena within western media - popular culture, literature, and the visual landscape of the internet, she seeks to create a critical frame for contemporary conditions.

2012 – 2014

Sandberg Instituut, MFA, Department: Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2006 – 2011

Funen Academy of Fine Art, MFA, Department: Fine Art, Odense, Denmark


Peach, Cookie, Summer, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cromisterne, PakhusGalleriet, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
How to Become, Efter et nyt Minut, Sæby, Denmark


Lights, Camera, Reaction!, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
MERCY, Eks-rummet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Skitsehandlen, Faaborg, Denmark
LABYRINTH, Brolandingerne, Art Room 1000fryd, Aalborg

FATAL, Art Room 1000fryd, Aalborg, Denmark
Nordic Session #1 - Performance Protocals, StartupWorks, Aalborg, Denmark


The Intimicy Contribrution, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden
The Endless Summer, HUSET, Aalborg, Denmark
THRILLS & RESORT, Big shark / Art Room 1000fryd, Aalborg, Denmark
PLASTIK, Eks-rummet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Aalborg Surreal IIIII, Boxtown, Cloud City Spritten, Aalborg, Denmark
The Final Exhibition, Axel Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 – 2018

Deep Sea Diver, Big Shark, Aalborg
Response, I:project space, Baitasi REMADE, Beijing, China
TekhneCOSMETIC, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Det Kameraløse Fotografi, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
UNSEENAmsterdam, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Untitled (Portraits), TAAK/De Punt, Festival of Choices, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
THIS IS A MIRROR YOU ARE A PHOTOGRAPH, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
White Nights, Cafebiografen, Odense, Denmark
High School Poem, Miljø og Teknik Vester Skerninge and Svendborg Rådhus, Svendborg, Denmark
The Concerned Photographer, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark
World in My Eyes, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling – KP11, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling – KE10
, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Innocence Not Found, FAA Project Room, Odense, Denmark

2014 – 2018

Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
I:project space, Beijing, China
Jeckels Hotel, Gl. Skagen, Denmark
Gammelhave, Ringe, Denmark
CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
BKF (Friedrichshain), Berlin, Germany
Kirsten Kjær museum, Frøstrup, Thy, Denmark
Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
Det Danske Institut i Athen, Athen, Greece
BucharestAIR, Bucharest, Romania

Co-founder of f.eks., exhibitionplatform, Aalborg, Denmark
Co-founder of Aalborg Artist’s Association (AAAA), association, Aalborg, Denmark
Co-founder of Nordoplyst, platform, Aalborg, Denmark
Member of c4 projects, exhibitionspace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Founder of COPING, association, OKCorral, Copenhagen, Denmark

Member of KulturKANten, Aalborg, Denmark (Kulturfaglige korps - billedkunst)
Mentor with UMMK - Unges møde med kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark
Member of Nordjyllands Kunstnerværksted, Nordkraft, Aalborg, Denmark
Member of Akademiraadet - Kunstnersamfundets billedkunstsektion
Member of BKF – Union for Visual Art (Billedkunstnerisk Forbund) (Supplementary board member for BKF Nord)
Member of UKK – Young Artists and Art Critics (Unge Kunstnere og Kunstformidlere)