johanne lykke poulsen



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artist statement

johanne lykke poulsen is a danish visual artist born in 1989 and a graduate from the jutland art academy in aarhus. she has been an artist-in-residence at several international artist residencies for example residency unlimited in new york (2014) and the danish institute in athen (2016). she works with painting and drawing. the work is often large scale and the materials include acrylic or aquarelle paint as well as oil pastels and crayon on paper and canvas. her work is influenced by nature. by playing with simplifications or  distortions of the flower as motif, she aims to push floral ideas between the abstract and figurative.


2010 – 2015 mfa the jutland art academy, aarhus
2014 bhqfu, new york


2017 women in nature, with ida thorhauge, se-rum, aarhus
2017 we are the ones vol i, group show, carlsberg byens galleri & kunstsalon, copenhagen
2017 nordic music festival, verdure engraved, hull, uk
2016 tide room, solo show, rendezvous curators, aarhus
2016 sirens’ song, podcast #lydkunst, supported by the danish art council

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2016 group show, obst & gemüse, berlin
2015 the smart home, pepe inc, copenhagen
2015 young art, gallery 18, besser watch tower, samsoe
2015 graduation show, kunsthal aarhus
2015 let’s go, godsbanen, aarhus
2014 stage, dotdash3gallery, new york
2014 rituals of the reflective self, residency unlimited, new york
2013 bitevilnius, vilnius
2012 7 from djk, charlotte fogh gallery, aarhus

2017 obras residency, portugal
2016 taekker air berlin residency
2016 the danish institute in athens
2014 residency unlimited, new york
2013 ox-bow artist fall residency program, michigan
2013 kuno research program, tallinn
2012 sane wadu trust, naivasha

published work
2015 collection, women in the arts, passepartout magazine, aarhus university
2013 untitled, edition after hand #45