Bio

In Wrong, Asger Carlsen has mis-created an attractive, disheartening and joyful freak show. Using alchemy, darkness and an unrestricted imagination, he has adorned a parallel world populated by very normal and very strange humans, humanoids, animals and landscapes. One gets the feeling that he, like Mary Shelley's doctor and other scientists, feels a profound fondness for his creations. He lets the viewer wonder and ponder, simultaneously entertained, attracted, confused, choked or disturbed by the twisted black and white moments that exist outside time and space. Premeditated abstract wrong evolves into snapshots that are strangely familiar and mundane. Carlsen taps into a murky subconscious river that runs through all of us. We know we are looking at a manipulated reality, but it is as tangible as the real.

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Born 1973 in Denmark
Lives and Works in New York, US


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020
Berliner Luft - Asger Carlsen, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany

2019
NO JOKE, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen, Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, Belgium

2018
Blistercard, Art Berlin, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany 

2017
No Joke, Roger Ballen & Asger Carlsen, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland
No Joke, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen, Diesel Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
No Joke, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen, Gamma Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico

2016
No Joke, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen, Paris Photo, Paris, France
No Joke, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
No Joke, Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany

2015
Drawings from the Hand, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Between Hester and Wrong, Sade LA, Los Angeles, US

2014
Wrong, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
3 projects by Asger Carlsen, Olivier Robert Gallery, Paris, France
Hester, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Hester, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany

2012
Wrong, Ruttkowski 68, Cologne, Germany

2011
Things, Primary Photographic Gallery, Curated by Tim Barber, New York, US

2010
Wrong, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
Mixed Pickles 12, Ruttkowski;68, New York, US

2022
V1 XX - Twenty years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
FUN GAL GRO UP SHO, SADE, Los Angeles, US

2021
It Was Askew (Sedated Poisen), V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020
Today’s Special #2, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
MINE IV, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Blast Over, curated by Christian Rex Van Minnen, Ruttowski 68, Paris, France
Skɪz(ə)m, Plato Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
NEW VISIONS: The Henie Onstad Triennial For Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
When You Touch About Me, I Think Myself, SIGNS, Istanbul, Turkey

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Paris Photo, V1 Gallery, Paris, France

2017
BROKEN CAMERA, V1 Gallery, Paris Photo, Paris, France
Nude, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Centro Cultural la Cúpula NO JOKE, Merida Mexico

2016

Art Herning, V1 Gallery, Herning, Denmark
9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
Someday A Real Rain Will Come And Wash All The Scum Off The Streets, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France
Future Form Gamma Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico
Lily Robert, Paris, France
Hospicio Cabañas, Ballen/Carlsen Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Fototeca in Monterrey, Ballen/Carlsen Monterrey, Mexico
Arocena Museum, Ballen/Carlsen Torreón, Mexico
Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ballen/Carlsen, Oaxaca, Mexico
Second Skin curated by FOAM, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, Holland
Catastrophe curated by John Waters, Albert Merola Gallery Provincetown MA, US
Basic Photography, SIC, Helsinki, Finland
Material Art Fair, Sade LA. Mexico City, Mexico

2015
Art Untitled Miami Beach, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Miami, US
Cognitive Wanderings, Olivier Robert, Paris FranceWeird Science, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
A Lie about a Lie, a Truth about the Truth, Little Big Man Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Break out, The Fredric Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Lucky Draw, Sculpturecenter, New York, US
Dear Dave, Foley Gallery, New York, US
De-formations, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, US
A Lie about a Lie, a Truth about the Truth, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
G/P gallery, curated by waterfall publications, Tokyo, Japan

2014
Art Untitled Miami Beach, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Miami, US
It’s An Invasion, National Arts Club, New York, US
3 London publishers, Honoré, Paris, France
Absurd, Les filles du Calvaires, Paris, France
Publish/Curate, TJ. Boultingl London, UK
Lead Award Ballen/Carlsen Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Beyond Realism, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Faceless Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam, Holland
Art Genève, Galerie Olivier Robert, Geneva, Switzerland
Arco, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Madrid, Spain

2013
Quartier21/ MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria
The Moving Museum, Sharjah Biennale, Dubai
Vice Photo Show The Well, Los Angeles, US
The News stand PS1, New York, US
Vice Photo Show Diesel Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Paris Photo, Paris, France
Golem Alaska Projects, Sydney, Australia
Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Group show curated by Tim Barber, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, US
In Case We Don’t Die (ICWDD), The Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, US
I Killed My Father, Invisible Exports, NYC, US
Nudes, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, US
Market Art Fair, V1 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2012
Paranoïa Déambulatoire, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France
Aattachments, The Hole, New York, US
Emerging Photography, Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The NRW-Forum – New Contemporary Photography, Düsseldorf, Germany
Art Platform La, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Santa Monica, US
Tonight we won’t be bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wonders – Masterpieces from Private Collections in Denmark, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
Vice 2012 Photo Exhibition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nofound, Mörel Books, Asger Carlsen & Jh Engstrom, Paris, France

2011
STATUS – Somewhere between position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
What’s He Building In There Fuse Gallery, New York, US
Oneshot Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark
Foto Festiwal Poncz Magazine, Warszawa, Poland
Vice 2011 Photo Exhibition, New York, US
Tinyvices Show Milk Studios, New York, US
Nofound Fair Mörel Books, Paris, France

2010
The Mentor Show, Gallery Larm, Copenhagen, Denmark
To The Road Less Travelled, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oneshot Allmänna Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Lowest East Side Gallery, New York, US
The 2010 Vice Photo Show at Scion, Los Angeles, US
The Fine Line. Charity Art Exhibition, New York, US
NEW WORK NEW YORK, Tinyvices, New York, US
Art Barter, NP Contempoary Art Centre, New York, US

2009
Oneshot, Werkstette, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nada Miami Beach 2009 Mörel Books, Miami, US

2008
DHM Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

2007
Spitting Image, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006

Finalist in Diesel New Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
There is a U in Us, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Art Copenhagen, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Diesel New Art Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark
Random happpenings, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED BOOKS

Roger Ballen & Asger Carlsen, No Joke, Mörel Books, London, 2016
Asger Carlsen, Hester, Mörel Books, London, 2012
Asger Carlsen, Wrong, Mörel Books, London, 2010


EDITORIALS

Garage Magazine
The Journal
The New Yorker
Dear Dave
The Huffington Post
White Zinfandel
Wired Magazine
New York Magazine
Dazed and Confused Magazine
Tank Magazine
S Magazine
Dansk Magazine
Colors Magazine
Fast Company Magazine
Esquire Magazine
Vice Magazine
Interview Magazine
Vibe Magazine
The Observer Magazine
Tokion Magazine
Surface Magazine
New York Arts Magazine
Gomma Magazine
Motive
Blender Magazine
Viceland
1000 words
The New Tough
Fotografia
Blend Magazine
Hotshoe Magazine UK
PICA Magazine
Copyright 2010

Selected Works
BLISTERCARD, ANETTE. 2018
FINE ART PRINT ON SILK IN ALUMINIUM FRAME
EDITION 2-3 OF 3 + 1 AP
172 X 120 CM
BLISTERCARD, VARIOUS MATTERS. 2018
FINE ART PRINT ON SILK IN ALUMINIUM FRAME
EDITION 2-3 OF 3 + 1 AP
172 X 120 CM
UNTITLED. 2011
PIGMENT PRINT
EDITION OF 5 + 2 ap
76.2 X 58.42 CM
UNTITLED. 2011
PIGMENT PRINT
EDITION OF 5 + 2 ap
76.2 X 58.42 CM
UNTITLED. 2011
PIGMENT PRINT
EDITION OF 5 + 2 ap
76.2 X 58.42 CM
UNTITLED. 2011
PIGMENT PRINT
EDITION OF 5 + 2 ap
76.2 X 58.42 CM
Untitled. 2010
Pigment print
Edition of 5 + 2 ap
44.3 x 60 cm
Untitled. 2021
Pigment print in maple frame
Edition of 5 + 2 ap
47.3 x 37.8 cm
Untitled. 2021
Pigment print in maple frame
Edition of 5 + 2 ap
87.3 x 68.3 cm
Untitled. 2021
Pigment print in maple frame
Edition of 5 + 2 ap
72.3 x 87.3 cm
Untitled. 2010
Pigment print in maple frame
Edition of 5 + 2 ap
47.3 x 40.3 cm
Untitled. 2021
Pigment print in maple frame
Edition of 5 + 2 ap
88.3 x 68.3 cm

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Hester. 2012

Asger Carlsen

Hester. 2012

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Wrong. 2010

Asger Carlsen

Wrong. 2010

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ASGER CARLSEN MR. PETER SAUL. 2013

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Mr. Peter Saul. 2013

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Before Right, Yeah. 2013

Asger Carlsen

Before Right, Yeah. 2013

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