Sara Glahn


The first thing to arise when introduced to the work of Sara Glahn is the fractious tension between
construction and deconstruction, a contribution which takes shape through various medias,
mainly photography, sculpture and installation. We find this tension present when
themes like the artistic process itself, the institution, legacy and authorship are called
into question.
The artist becomes the one who rebels against given structures. Glahn splits apart that framework and
displays the work of art as a collection of materials as seen in ‘My Collection’. The frame, as it articulates
itself as a tension between something already created and the ambition to create something new – a rejection
of the idea of a final state and an accentuation of the becoming, the eternal process.
For the past three years Glahn has worked around and closely together with her father in several
projects regarding particularly artistic process and authorship.

“The rejection of a final state” around the works of Sara Glahn by philosopher Rikke Kühn Riegels.


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Sara Glahn


*1987, Copenhagen, DK
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Amsterdam

2014 Founder of the Danish online artist archive
2014 Boardmember of the Independent AIR (Artist-in-residency, Silkeborg, DK)

2013 Co-founder of the exhibition space New Shelter Plan 
2013 Co-founder of the art book festival One Thousand Books



2013 Danish Institute in Athens
2012 BFA, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2010-2011 Art & Research Honours Programme, NL
2008 Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art Photography, Copenhagen, DK


2015 (upcoming) (solo) New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, DK
2015 (upcoming) Site specific work, Læsø Kunsthal
2014 (upcoming) Galerie 21, Hamburg, DE
2014 (solo) at Galerie Bart, Amsterdam

2013 ‘Wilde Ramen’ (wild windows), online text contribution, Athens Biennale
2013 NewSsshelterPlan, New Shelter Plan, CPH
2013 MIA, Milan Image Art Fair 2013, at the Dutch Corner by FotografenFederatie (Lars Boering, Hester Keijser) 
2013 “SHAKING”, Elektrisk Afdeling, Copenhagen, DK
2012 TIFF Festiwal Fotografii, Wroclaw, PL
2012 ‘V = abc’ exhibition, Katarsis Project Space, Tallinn, ES
2012 [S]elected, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Gerrit Rietveld Graduation Show, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Performance of the booklet “Graduations” at /////PAKT, Amsterdam, NL
2012 “Sample”, the Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Forårsudstillingen/Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
2011 KE11, Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, DK
2011 “What’s Next – Categories” (collaborative project) FOAM (Fotografie Museum Amsterdam), La Bourse Travail, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photo Festival, Arles, FR
2011 “Teenage Magazines”, Buro Rietveld, Amsterdam, NL
2011 “Teenage Magazines”, FOAM (Fotografie Museum Amsterdam), Amsterdam, NL
2011 “identity” organized by UKROP, Skalvija Cinema Center, Vilnius, LT
2011 PINGO magazine exhibition, issue 5 “Nature”, Fotogram, Amsterdam, NL
2010 ”From one spot”, Gallery Chiellerie, Amsterdam, NL
2009 ”UNGKUNST’09”, UngKunst’09, Råhuset, Copenhagen, DK
2009 ”HIP HIP HURRA”, DASK gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2009 ”GOOD STUFF”, DASK gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2008 ”CONTAINER”, SPARK gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2008 Fatamorganas afgangsudstilling, Henningsen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
2008 ”DRØMMESYN”, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK


2014 Texted-archive, online contribution
2013 ‘Vasily Kandinsky’, contribution to Pist Protta 73
2013 Museums V, Good Press Gallery, UK
2012 “Graduations”, selfpublished
2011 “Holding the mirror”, FOAM magazine Nr. 29 
2011 Pingo Magazine, Amsterdam
2011 “Teenage Magazines”


Nominated for the NEU/NOW Festival 2013
Nominated for the Rietveld Award (GRA Award) in the category Fine Arts, 2012
2012 Selected for the Leica Prize Exhibition 2013


2014 L.F. Foghts Fond
2013 Danish Institute of Athens
2013 Danish Art Council
2010 Selskabet Efterslægten