My name is Hanne Gaard Grønlund aka Hanne G. I live and work as an artist in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Department of Graphic Design.
I have had a career in concept development and art direction in television and advertising.
My artistic practice ranges from sculpture, installation, mixed media to wall hangings, but the common denominator is that my choice of tecniques and materials emerges from craft world -especially crocheting and embroidery. My work is characterized in humour, sensuality, contrast and the unpretencious handicraft materials, which I challenge and process towards new artistic meanings. Dedicated to giving a contemporary twist to classical crafts.
Sleek Magazine no. 37, Spring 2013, the article “Craft: The revival”:
“The Danish artist and activist who goes by the name of Hanne G is best known for her provocative, boldly politicised pieces made out of crochet and knit. She picks up stereotypically male, aggressive symbols which she reproduces in the softest of wools. Her “Crochet for Peace” series of 2007 consisted of fuzzy gasmasks and rifles – suggesting spending the country’s defence budget on wool rather than guns. As for her “Lady Weapons”, they consist of archetypical domestic items associated with femininity, ranging from broomsticks to rolling pins and g-strings. Suddenly, these potentially violent objects seem more aggressive than their male counterparts. Mission accomplished.”
Studio: Kastelsvej 6
Baghuset tv. 1 sal th.
DK-2100 København Ø
Curriculum Vitae Hanne G
April 2017 Mindcraft 17, San Simpliciano, Milan. Salone del Mobile 2017.
Jan 2017 ”The Tactile” – Rethinking Matter, group exhibition, Godsbanen, Århus
Maj 2016 ”IsThisTextile?” KONTEMPO - group exhibition, Copenhagen
Mar 2016 Artist in residence, The Icelandic Textile Center, Iceland
Mar 2016 Springexhibition 2016 Charlottenborg, Cph.
Sep 2015 Imago Mundi, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
Jun 2015 Textile Art, Exhibition and Auction, PIASA, Paris, France
Jan 2015 Springexhibition 2015 Charlottenborg, Cph.
May 2014 Solo Exbition "A Moveable Reef", at Raah, Cph
Nov 2013 Solo Exhibition at Hvidovre Hovedbibliotek, Denmark
Oct 2013 "Höstsalongen", Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 2013Board member KE, The Artists’ Autumn Exhibition
Oct 2012 KE, The Artists’ Autumn Exhibition, Den Frie, Copenhagen
Jun2012 The Artists Summer Exibition, Janusbygningen, Jutland
Maj2012 Museum: Grønbechs Gård, Hasle, Bornholm
Feb 2012 Laboratorium 12, Group Exibition, Officinet, Copenhagen
Oct 2011 “Mailles – Art en Laine”. Curated Group Exhibition, Maison du Danemark. Paris
July 2011 “Bang Bang”, CCA Andratx, Mallorca. Internat. Curated group exhibition
May 2010 Member of BKF, Danish Visual Artists Association
Sep 2010 “Laboratorium”, Silkeborg Museum
Oct 2008 Solo exibition at Helene Nyborg Contemporary, “You Are Still in the Running”
Jul 2008 Group-exibition, HNC. ”All Stars on Holiday”
Feb 2008"Fra Uld til Kaliber", Lyngby Stadsbibliotek
Oct 2007 Group-exibition Gallery Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, Korea. “Wannabes”
Oct2007 Solo Exhibition, Gallery HNC, “Lady Weapons”
Oct2007 The Artists’ Autumn Exhibition, debut, sculpture installation and paintings
Jun2007 VOLTA SHOW, Basel, Helene Nyborg Contemporary (HNC)
Mar 2007 Charlottenborg, Spring Exhibition, debut, sculpture installation
Sep 2006"Passion Days", Lauritz.com, Øksnehallen
1991 Masters of Arts in Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Department of Graphic Design
1963 Born in Copenhagen, Denmark