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Gunhild Aaberg

Gunhild Aaberg is a renowned Danish contemporary artist and ceramicist based in Copenhagen. She runs her own ceramic gallery and studio in Lille Strandstræde 14 A (earlier known as Strandstræde Keramik) in Copenhagen. In her studio she handcrafts and fires all of her ceramic artworks, which all are entirely unique. In her early years of her career she also designed some ceramic design – some of this design is now made in her studio in very small amounts and can be purchased in her gallery along with her artworks. When Gunhild Aaberg exhibits she is among others known for creating art installations and not be limited by working entirely with clay as a material.

Ceramic artworks

Except from small artworks it takes Gunhild Aaberg weeks or even months to finish a ceramic artwork. When Gunhild is creating a sculpture she often spends weeks on handbuilding it inch by inch. She will continue to work on the shape until she is satisfied. In the process the sculpture will most likely be reshaped many times. If she is not satisfied with the shape, she destroys it. If the sculpture is not put to sleep, Gunhild will then focus on the surface using different hammering and scraping tools. The sculpture will then get different layers of slips and a little glace. In the process the sculptures is fired at least twice in a reduces atmosphere. Sometimes months of work can be destroyed in a single fire that reaches 1300 degrees Celsius. If you are interested in Gunhild Aaberg's artworks please contact us for more information. You can also see more on Instagram and Facebook (se links below). See more about Gunhild Aaberg's sculpture.

Exhibitions

Gunhild Aaberg has participated in many exhibitions in Denmark and around the world - among others the following places:

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Barbican Centre, London

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

Barcelona Designmuseum, Barcelona

Clay Museum of Ceramic Art, Middelfart

Upcoming exhibitions: “Gunhild Aaberg” (solo), Modern Shapes Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2022

Museum and other collections

Many of Gunhild Aaberg's ceramic artworks are found in museum and institutional collections inside and outside of Denmark. Below are some examples:

National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Royal House of Norway

National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania

Ny Carlsberg Fondet, København, Denmark

Accademia di Danimarca, Roma, Italy

Statens Kunstfond, København, Denmark

Designmuseum Danmark, København, Denmark

Röhska Konstslöjdmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

Clay Museum of Ceramic Art, Middelfart

Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark

Hässelby Slott, Stockholm, Sweden

Sammlung Dr. Hans Thiemann, Hamburg, Germany

Hälsingborg Stadsmuseum, Hälsingborg, Sweden

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Ministry of Culture, København, Denmark

The Danish Cultural Institut, København, Denmark

Musée Ariana, Geneva

Gallery in Copenhagen

If you like to see or purchase Gunhild Aaberg´s ceramics – both her ceramic artworks and design – you can visit Gunhild’s own gallery showing her ceramics in the heart of Copenhagen. If it is not possible with a visit, you are very welcome to contact us and ask for available pieces and more information. We will be happy to assist you as best as we can and we are used to ship worldwide. When Gunhild has an exhibition at a nother gallery (not art museums), it will too be possible to purchase some of Gunhild’s artworks.    

Opening hours:

Doing these Coronavirus times the gallery in Copenhagen is only open by appointment. Please call us or send us an mail (se below).  

Phone: (+45) 40433946

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Address: 

Studio Gunhild Aaberg

Lille Strandstræde 14 A 
1254 København K
Denmark

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