Galleri Riis

Martin Erik Andersen

Martin Erik Andersen (b. 1964) studied at Al-Fonun Al-Gamila (The Fine Arts Academy) in Cairo (1989-90) and graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1992). Since 2009, Andersen has been a professor of sculpture at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and in 2014 he received the Thorvaldsen Medal. Collections include The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark, and Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark.

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  1. 1985 – 1992The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
  2. 1988 – 1989El Fonuun-Gamila, Cairo, Egypt


  1. 2018But who sleeps here, Peryton, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. 2017once out of nature I shall never take my bodily form from any natural thing, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  3. 2016half mask half space (the art of self-defence), Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. 2015FOR OCTAVIANS TRIUMF - SLUMBAROK, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark
  5. 2015Don't cry a diamond / on a plate for you, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  6. 2014never say it isn't so" (mimicry), CroyNielsen, Berlin
  7. 2014endless promises, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
  8. 2013Kingdom of Dirt, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
  9. 2012see you as a hidden fire, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  10. 2011from the source of a river to its mouth – with usura the line grows thick, Galleri Susanne Ottesen
  11. 2010matter and mind – slipping through our finger's, co-operation between Isis Gallery and Sprovieri, London
  12. 2010in order to do good…, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
  13. 2009more give me more give me more – dette dit dørtrin, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
  14. 2009If you have had ears…, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany
  15. 2008Things Hidden Since The Foundation of Time, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
  16. 2008Stairway to heaven/Highway to Hell, Holstebro Kunsmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark
  17. 2005Hollow Earth, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
  18. 2004It's all in the eye of a dreamer, Horsens Kunstmuseum
  19. 2002Each Letter Is a Complete Book, Holstebro Kunstmuseum
  20. 2001Auf den Externsteinen (The Gospel of Truth), Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
  21. 19991 + 1 = 3 (ingen anden nåde end dette dit dørtrin), Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
  22. 1996On why the earth is flat, if a frozen pond is round, DCA Gallery/Susanne Ottesen, New York


  1. 2018Den Frie Udstilling (The Free Exhibition), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. 2017Anger at Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
  3. 2017Theses - Danish Contemporary Artists In Dialogue With The Reformation, Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. 2017Molnet - The Cloud of Unknowing, Värmlands Museum, Karlstad, Sweden
  5. 2016Grey, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
  6. 2016Into The Pink Light, Projektrum D7, Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. 2016Sommerudstilling - Skulptur fra Ib Braase til Nanna Abell, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  8. 2016LUSCIOUS THRILLS: Baroque reflections then and now, Gl Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark
  9. 2016Sketch for a new world, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
  10. 2015Out of Use: Interior, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  11. 2015In Vitro (studies on entropy) , Bremerholm 6, Denmark
  12. 2015TRUST - One Exhibition, Five Venues, Copenhagen, Denmark
  13. 2015Sommerophængning, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  14. 2015FORÅRSUDSTILLINGEN, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
  15. 2015Det stille liv - illusion & virkelighed, Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  16. 2014Det Arabiske Nu, Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark
  17. 2014Eux, Shanaynay, Paris
  18. 2013lost for words, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
  19. 2013Den Hvide Udstilling, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  20. 2012Erindringens Arkæologi, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Denmark
  21. 2011Objektiver, Group Exhibition curated by Rose Rex,, Copenhagen
  22. 2010Paradise Lost – Holidays in Hell, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca
  23. 2009Tokyo Art Fair 2009, with Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Tokyo, Japan
  24. 2008Danskjävlar – en svensk kærlighedserklæring, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  25. 2006Nu her og aldrig mer, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen


  • The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark
  • Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
  • Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark