Born:  1973

Location:  Denmark

Education:  MA at Royal College of Art, London, UK, BA at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Design, Bornholm, Nexø, Denmark

Based: London


Malene Hartmann Rasmussen works with ceramic figurative sculpture, making and arranging multiple components into complex narrative tableaux. She creates a place beyond reality, echoing ancient myths from the Nordic Lands.  Highlights include the Danish Ceramic Residency at Victoria & Albert Museum, the installation “Black Celebration at V&A Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and a recent acquisition by Swindon Museum of the piece “Nightfall” for permanent display in their Contemporary Studio Ceramics Collection.



Selected Exhibitions:

2019      Solo show, Messums, London, UK
2019      Beyond the Vessel, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey
2018      Black Celebration, London Design Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2018      Dialogues Through Time, Tresor, Wildt’sches Haus, Basel, Switzerland
2018      Homo Faber, Michelangelo Foundation, Fondazione Giorgio Cine, Venice, Italy
2018      Material Earth II: Myth, Material & Metamorphosis, Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK
2017      British Ceramics Biennial, Award, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2017      C’est le Bouquet! (Flower Power!), Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France
2017      Material – Part 1: Earth – the New British Clay Movement, Messums Wiltshire, Tisbury, UK
2017      Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2017      London Art Fair, Jessica Carlisle, London, UK
2016      Waldeinsamkeit, Solo show, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
2016      Fire Works, Gallery S O, London, United Kingdom
2016      Carter Preston Prize, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
2016      London Art Fair, Jessica Carlisle, London, UK
2016      Malene Hartmann Rasmussen & Mariette van der Ven, Terra, Delft, The Netherlands
2016      In the Dead of Night, Jessica Carlisle, London, UK
2015      I Skovens Dybe Stille Uro, Officinet, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015      Jerwood Makers Open 2015, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, United Kingdom
2014      Nightfall, Solo show at Jessica Carlisle, London, UK
2011      Malene Hartmann Rasmussen & June Jin, Galerie Contour, Aalbæk, Denmark


Photos: courtesy of Sylvain Deleu