Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Back in New York

I am back in New York, working on my solo show "Crystal bites of Dust" at Barbara Davis Gallery coming up in January.
This time I have relocated to Red Hook, and from my studio you have a splendid view to the Statue of f.... Liberty,-D Thats hilarious! Only realized it as I picked up my bike after having viewed the studio - and said yes!

Mixed Greens - Video Walk through and photos

Friday, September 21, 2012



34 artists shows newly produced works in relation to paper, spanning from sculptures to drawings and conceptual work. The venue, Halmlageret, is an abandoned building in the Carlsberg area of Copenhagen, complimenting the fragile paper work with it's brutal space. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Vandret with texts by Lisbeth Bonde and Barry Phipps. Curated by Johan Rosenmunthe and Artist Wendy Plovmand. 

Open: 21. September - 13. October, Tue-Sat @ 14:00 - 18:00

Halmlageret Ny Carlsberg Vej 84 Copenhagen, Denmark

Participating artists:
Andreas Schulenburg Asger Carlsen Cai-Ulrich von Platen Christian Falsnaes Christina Malbek Eske Kath Flemming Ove Bech Gudrun Hasle Henrik Menné Ida Kvetny Jakob Hunosøe Johan Rosenmunthe Jonas Hvid Søndergaard Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen Kasper Sonne Krista Rosenkilde Frédéric Dilé Lotte Fløe Christensen Malene Nors Tardrup Markus von Platen Mie Mørkeberg Mie Olise Melou Vanggaard Peter Funch Rasmus Danø Rose Eken Sian Kristoffersen Sidse Carstens Sophie Kalckar Theis Wendt Tomas Lagermand Lundme Tove Storch Viktoria Wendel Skousen Wendy Plovmand Yvette Brackman
Mie Olise. A Way In, 30 x 40 x 5 cm, Cardboard cut framed in Box, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I am proud to ba a part of Copenhagen Art Festival. I will be in the videoprogramme ILOVIT, Jeppe Heins public art project at Højbro Plads.The festival is organised by the five art centres and together they have developed the concept for the festival. A number of other cultural institutions dedicated to architecture, film and music are also contributing to the festival with interdisciplinary projects. In total the festival will give an outstanding opportunity for the audiences to experience what is happening on the contemporary art scene right now.

Copenhagen Art Festival will open 24. August 2012 with an event-packed programme until 2. September. Hereafter the newly opened exhibitions will continue throughout the autumn. The festival is one of the major presentations of international contemporary art in the region. 
Copenhagen Art Festival presents a multifaceted exhibition programme with art works by Danish and international artists. The festival will take place in the streets and squares of the inner city of Copenhagen and at the major contemporary art centres: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art and Kunstforeningen GL STRAND 


Friday, July 27, 2012

Searching Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Arianna Carossa and Mie Olise at Mixed Greens New York

Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Arianna Carossa and Mie Olise
September 6 – October 6, 2012
Opening: Thursday, September, 6-8pm

Mixed Greens is thrilled to present Searching, a group exhibition focusing on the work of Bas Jan Ader, Arianna Carossa and Mie Olise. All three artists explore formal and conceptual ghosts, romanticism, and myth.  Through open-ended narratives and juxtapositions, their work comes to represent an artist’s timeless search for connection and communication.

It is often said that a sailor’s boat becomes an extension of himself.  In Searching, the artists use the horizon, the ocean, and the vessel as stand-ins for their own quests for meaning. Their work is an extension of their personal histories and research. All three are searching for something that is more easily felt than named, and the process of searching is far more important than any one object of the search.  

                                                                 Jan Bas Ader - In search of the Miracoulous

1975, Bas Jan Ader completed an exhibition that was intended to be part one of a three-part project titled In Search of the Miraculous.  Part two consisted of setting off on a small boat to traverse the Atlantic alone. Nine months after embarking from Cape Cod, Spanish fishermen found his boat and he was never heard from again.  His life was a search for limits and what lies beyond the horizon. Each piece in his short career explored gravity, absurdity, challenge, and failure. Through his disappearance, he has left us searching and he entrusts us to continue his project. 

                                                                               Olises studio in Copenhagen, july 2012

Mie Olise’s work is fundamentally about searching—both literally and metaphorically.  Her recent work explores her family history in relationship to the characters from the fictional writings of Danish author Aksel Sandemose (Olise grew up off the Island of Mors on a boat called Espen Arnakke, taken from the name of Sandemose’s main character).  Through her paintings of floating vessels and a video where she plays an abandoned ship as a musical instrument, Olise invites the viewer to a specific place and time where fact and fiction overlap, melt, and morph. Through constant retelling, Olise recontextualizes her own story to the point of universal

                                                                                          Adriana Carossa, Nurture Art, 2011.

Arianna Carossa’s body of work consists of sculpture, photographs, and objects inspired by the Argo, a mythical boat said to posses the gift of language and transformation. Using the anthropomorphized vessel as a starting point, Carossa builds moveable boat fragments that possess meaning based on their contexts.  The mythical and nautical topics deconstruct and expand to include tools and images that work together to create a narrative. When placed in close proximity to one another, the objects begin to converse with each other and the viewer.  A series of photographs taken from UFO sightings found on the Internet, for instance, reference a never-ending quest for connection and the limits between truth and fiction, nature and culture. Another series of photos that place hand-made paper objects in majestic arctic landscapes imply a timeless voyage and man’s search for self-discovery.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Finished - my first permanent commission,-)

After I came back from New York I headed north to work on my first commission. A climbing cliffscape for the older kids to hang out on, it will contain sound, lights, cartoons and some secrets to discover... It is now open for everybody to experience,-)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

KLIPPEN at Helsingør Kulturværft / Commission.

The building proces at the amazing old ship wharf started yesterday and progess is happening quite fast. Tomorrow the Douglas wood is arriving from the sawmill, and we are ready to cover the structure,-)


Alberto Borea,
Travis Boyer,
Ryan Brown,
José Luis Falconi,
Andrea Galvani,
Greg Lindquist,
Liz Magic Laser,
Jules Marquis (Colin Snapp & Daniel Turner),
Mie Olise,
Aurora Pellizzi,
G.T Pellizzi,
Rona Yefman,
Hennessy Youngman,
Bryan Zanisnik
wan·der (w n d r)
v. wan·dered, wan·der·ing, wan·ders
1. To move about without a definite destination or purpose.
2. To go by an indirect route or at no set pace; amble: wander toward town.
3. To proceed in an irregular course; meander.
4. To go astray: wander from the path of righteousness.
5. To lose clarity or coherence of thought or expression.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kunstbygningen Vrå - Sommerudstilling

I am honored to have been invited as a guest-exhibitor at this years summer-exhibition at Vrå Kunstbygning in the Northern part of Denmark. It is the 70 year anniversary of the summer-show, and it will run from august 4th until september 2nd. The other two guest who will exhibit alongside the members are: Morten Buch and Hartmut Stocktor.

                                                                                              Kunstbygningen Vrå.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Silkeborg Artist Award

I am grateful to accept the Silkeborg Artist Award. 
Not only does the money fall on a dry place, but I am especailly honored that the Silkeborg Award comitee has chosen me as this years artist. 
 I will accept the award this saturday at the Jorn Museum in Silkeborg. Everybody is welcome.
yeah, I know I look like a 40 year old, but at this pic I am actually only 32! ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My New Studio - Copenhagen

I just moved into my new studio at Prags Boulevard. This means that I now have a studio in New York and in Copenhagen (of course subletted when I am not there;-)After months of preparing the Nikolaj Kunsthal show mostly as a project-manager with a busy studio with many people, I enjoy the days in the studio, as they were 15 years ago, too. By myself with my OWN hands getting dirty!

I have been longing to paint again, and I am finishing the project about "The Pyramid City" by the arctic circle. I am still working on the last video from my trips up there in 2007 and 2008, and as I never painted from up there, the real Pyramiden, is now so far away in my memory, that I can start painting the appartment blocks, that fascinated me so much. Especially the building called London, where the single men lived alone. It is a very unique architectural construction as it has rounded corners, 4 storages and is built in wood - standing on pillars. Which leads my thoughts to another apartmentblock on pillars ...
I also draw architectural drawings of the city... trying to get in touch with the Russians again - and that has never been easy,-)

Rooftop of Unite d´Habitation.

Corbusiers Villa Savoir.
 Unite d´habitation.

London, the mens appartment block, The Pyramid City, Spitsbergen.

Taubanesentralen, Spitbergen, 2008

I am also preparing my travels to South America, where I will have museumshows in 2013-2015.

Review: Kunsten.NU

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kunsthallen Nikolaj - process

 Laws of Jantes from the homes of people in Jante...
 Blueprint of Shipdrawing - broidery 1:1

 Kunsthallen Nikolaj is NOT a Church - at du ved det!

I am at the Danish Ar Workshops working on my project for the Kunsthallen Nikolaj Show opening on March 9.