CONTACT AND BIOGRAPHY

METTE PERREGAARD  VISUAL ARTIST  WRITER


CONTACT: Mette Perregaard visual artist and writer Værkstedvej 19 DK-2500 VALBY

TEL 28386710 metteperregaard@gmail.com

CVR 21500283


Mette Perregaard was born in 1963 in Holstebro. In 1982, the art interest drew the young woman to Copenhagen, she was attracted to the Copenhagen poetry, music, and art scene.


Education:

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts: Visual Arts School 1985-90, School of Art Theory and Communication 1991-1993


The artist has since lived and worked in Copenhagen, though interrupted by longer stays in Italy, Spain, the Middle East and Greece.

The first years as an artist she worked expressively with various media: collage, drawing, photography, painting, installation and writing also poems.

Later, all exhibitions, catalogs and books were given two tracks: literary fiction and photography. In a short fiction in video, she entered into a dialogue with a classic piano trio, composed by the artist's husband, composer Jesús Rueda. The collaboration was an important milestone. The journey has become a recurring theme in later works.


From 2006-2012 Mette Perregaard disseminated Nordic art in Italy.


Now the artist and  author is again producing own works, she is completing a novel for children and adults richly illustrated with drawings. In parallel she works with drawn stripes.

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Audiovisuals:

Instructor and photographer on short fiction "In the Labyrinth" in collaboration with composer Jesús Rueda and film clipper Rikke Malene Nielsen. Film Workshop DFI.

The video was shown in live version with classic trio and projection (version1), as well as musical short fiction (version 2).

2007 Spaziaperti, Rom IT (2)

2006 premiere at Sneakbar, DK (2)

2003 Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, ES (1)

2003 CCCB, Barcelona, ES (1)

2003 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Vigo, ES (1)

 

See soon clips here on the website

Shows:

2005 Antikmuseet, Århus (solo), "Sun Pictures – a photographic journey from Rome to Constantinople"

2005 The Danish Institute in Rome (solo), "Sun Pictures"

2006 The Danish Institute in Athens (solo), "Sun Pictures"

2000 Casa Velazquez, Madrid (with Esther Pizarro.)

1998, The Ministry of Culture's Exhibition House for Contemporary Art (with Eva Koch and Fernando Baena.)

1998 Gallery K.A.U.S. Copenhagen (with Mikkel Olaf Eskildsen.)

1998 Fuori Luogo, Campobasso, IT (group)

1996 Circolo Scandinavo, Rome (group)

1996 The Danish Institute, Rome (solo)

1996 Galleria dei Serpenti, Rome (group)

1993 Departure: Rådskælderen, Kbh. (group)

1992 Still life, Rådskælderen, Kbh. (group)


Selected events and shows curated by Mette Perregaard (on behalf of Circolo Scandinavo)

2009 Nordic photography and video art, "Who we are", FotoGrafia. Festival Internazionale di Roma - VIII edizione

2007 On Air, from North to South, video screening in collaboration with Lorella Scacco, Rome. Florence, Capri

2006 Nordic Literature Festival, Rome


Books: 2005 "Sun Pictures - Photographic Journey from Rome to Constantinople / by Mette Perregaard in

collaboration with Thomas Boberg ISBN8789632346 (with contributions by Thomas Boberg, Lars Kiel Bertelsen and H.C. Andersen)

link about book: http://forlagetorbis.dk/en/redshop/forlaget-orbis-boger/33/463/boger-forlaget-orbis/P-

 

In the anthology ΆΠΟΜΝΗΜΟΝΕΥΜΑΤΑ ISBN978877184 2869 Århus Universitetsforlag https://unipress.dk/udgivelser/a/i-anledningen-af/

The Steady Palm Tree was a reconstruction of a diary from a stay in Athens in 2005 while working on the book "Sun Pictures." Poetic reflections on the artistic process. 13 pages of text and 3 photographs. 25 contributors told in the book ΆΠΟΜΝΗΜΟΝΕϒΜΑΤΑ their impressions from Athens and Greece.