CV

Rikke Ehlers Nilsson (b. 1984) is an artist and arts organizer who currently lives and works in Aalborg, Denmark. Her work 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.

EDUCATION

2012 – 2014

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

2006 – 2011

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


SOLO / GROUP

2022

Invasion, SKAL Contemporary, Hirtshals, Denmark

2021

Peach, Cookie, Summer, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cromisterne, PakhusGalleriet, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
How to Become, Frederikshavns Kunstmuseum, Frederikshavn, Denmark

2020

I See You Are (Not) There, c4 projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
MERCY, Eks-rummet, Copenhagen, Denmark

PROCESSEN III, Skitsehandlen, Faaborg, Denmark

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

2009 – 2019

The Intimicy Contribrution, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden
The Endless Summer, HUSET, Aalborg, Denmark
The Final Exhibition, Axel Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark
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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
THIS IS A MIRROR YOU ARE A PHOTOGRAPH, c4 projects, Copenhagen, 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

AIR

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

GRANTS

2012 – 2020


Danish Art Foundation (production grant)
Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen
KulturKANten 
Danish Art Foundation (research grant)
Københavns Kommunes - Rådet for Visuel Kunst
Danish Art Foundation (residency grant)
Hans Peder Hansen og hustru Margrethe Hansens Fond
Fonden til bevarelse af Jeckels Hotel
Danish Art Foundation (exhibition grant)
AIR Antwerpen stipendium
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse (workgrant)
Danish Art Foundation (workgrant)
S.C. van Fonden
The Danish Institute in Athens stipend
Ragnvald & Ida Blix’ Fond
Dagmar og Karl Thyrres Legat
Knud Højgaard

ORGANIZING

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

AFFILIATIONS

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)