Bio

Over the past 15 years, Frydendahl has marked herself as one of her generation’s most important photo artists, dedicated to a repertoire of intimate photography. When Frydendahls sister died in childbirth, she started photographing the infant boy and his other brother that her sister left behind, which ten years later would result in a seminal series, Nephews, exhibited at V1 Gallery and published by Konnotation in 2017. The photographs became something for Frydendahl and her nephews to collaborate about while navigating sorrow, naive boyhood, premature adulthood and changing family dynamics. An intimate, tender, respectful and playful tale about loneliness, friendship, love, loss and family bonds. The project truly changed Frydendahls life and her perspective on work and she has used her immediate surroundings in her photography ever since because, as she believes herself, her work is best when she's personal, yet never private. Her work is included in the collections of the National Museum of Photography, National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), and Brandts Museum of Art.

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Born 1984 in Hvide Sande, Denmark
Lives and works in New York, Copenhagen and Hvide Sande


EDUCATION

2004-2005
 
The Danish Media School, DK

2005-2006
 
Fatamorgana, Danish School of Art Photography, DK

2008-2009
The International Center of Photography, US


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023
Oddly Satisfying, Eighteen, Copenhagen, DK
MAZE - Potential Archives, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK

2022
Lånerkort, Vandrehallen Kunsthal, Hillerød, DK
Oddly Satisfying
, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, DK

2020
Solhverv, Total floor, video  and audio installation, w. Lars Greve, Vestjyllands Kunspavillon, DK

2019
CRYRX6, C4 Projects, Copenhagen, DK
Rooms Needed: Sentimental Rooms, Baxter Street at CCNY, 128 Baxter street Projects, New York, US
Calling, Fryd Frydendahl & Absalon Kirkeby, The Hand, New York, US
Suave Rosa, Rouge Oysters, Copenhagen, DK

2018
Emacon, Fryd Frydendahl & Absalon Kirkeby, Bladr, Copenhagen, DK
Solhverv, public window installation with an audio component, w. Lars Greve, Holmsland Kulturcenter, Kloster, DK

2017
Solhverv, audiovisual portrait, w. Lars Greve, Ringkøbing Rådhus, Ringkøbing, DK
Appropriations on foil, The Toilet, Copenhagen, DK
Nephews, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2015
Ash Rainbow, Politikens Galleri, Copenhagen, DK
Something Borrowed, Something New, Something Blue, BLAA GALLERI, Copenhagen, DK
NyamaNyama Festival, Diebougou, Burkina Faso

2014
Salad Days, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Mon’s Future, Baxter Street Gallery, New York, US

2012
The Summer of Yes, Kontor Projects, Copenhagen, DK
Romeoville, Little Fish Gallery, Sydney, Australia


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
Søsterskap, Les Recontres D'Arles, Arles, France

2022
V1 XX - Twenty years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2020
MINE IV,
 V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Possibilities on paper, 
curated by Luisa Schlotterbeck, Fiebach, Minniger, Cologne, DE
Today’s Special #4, curated by Josephine Fity, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Today’s Special #6, curated by Amanda Færk, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Today’s Special #7, curated by Ariane Mercier, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Norman Fucking Rockwell, V1 Gallery II, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
WE, The Package, Copenhagen, DK
Do I dare to eat a peach?, Fiebach, Minniger, Cologne, DE
World of forms and butts, The Java Project, New York, US
Meat and Mysticism, The Noysky Projects, Los Angeles, US
The Moonlight Works, Moskowitz BayseGallery, Los Angeles, US

2018
Forever Young, Special Exhibition of the Joe Baio collection at AIPAD, New York, US
Pink River Dolphins, curator, KRÆ, Copenhagen, DK
NEW NORDIC, Nublu, New York, US
Camera Club Auction, Joe Baio, New York, US

2017
Golden Boundaries, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, HU

2016
Pillow Talk, Palm Tree Gallery, London, UK
Vice Magazine annual photo issue 2016, New York, US

2015
Debut, with Rose Eken & Anika Lori, ApArt, Copenhagen, DK
Billboard Festival Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
The photocopyclub, Book and Job Gallery, San Francisco, US

2014
2014 Frames – Projecting International Photography, Glasgow, UK
Sådan Ser Blå Mærker ud i Himlen, TYS Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
HINDSIGHT, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2013
Vinter/Winter, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, DK
Max A5, Kontor Projects, Copenhagen, DK
Vice Magazine Photo Issue 2013, Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
<3 (Heartbutt), Flux factory, New York, US
ONE THOUSAND BOOKS fair, Copenhagen, DK

2012
Annual Camera Club Benefit Auction, Gallery 25 CPW, New York, US
ETHNOSCAPES, Chashama 461 Gallery, Harlem, New York, US
Zine and Self-published Photo Book Fair, The CCNY, New York, US

2011
Camera Club Benefit Auction, Gallery 25CPW, New York, US
Face, Head and Shoulders, Ny Tap, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, DK
Letters- Photo- Kajsa Gullberg, video work Fryd Frydendahl, Gallery Dadapost, Berlin, DE
Kunst I Slusen, Art Hvide Sande, Hvide Sande, DK
International Video Art Biennial, Birds Production, Bird Mitsudahl, Barcelona, ES
Famoso Festival, Bennet media studio, Birds Production, Bird Mitsudahl, New York, US
Death of print, End of Century, New York, US
10F3, YOUTHGROUPGALLERY, New York, US
The Camera Club Of NY, video screening, New York, US

2010
At blive københavner, The Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK
Spun 3, St Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, New York, US
Zine Fair, Camera Club NY, New York, US
Interiority Complex – screening, New York, US
Empire State of Mind, Gallery 25CPW, New York, US / Copenhagen, DK
A slow evening with the slow school, Robert Goff Gallery, New York, US

2009
Spun 2 – screening, Monkey Town, New York, US
Plurperfect, The International Center of Photography, New York, US

2008
Fogtdals fotografpriser‘08, Fotografisk center, Copenhagen, DK
I skabet, Gallery Signe Vad, Copenhagen, DK
Forårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK

2007
Ungdomshuset udstiller, Politikens Pressehal, Copenhagen, DK

2006
Manoevregangen, Hvide Sande, DK
Sideshow, Gallery Signe Vad, Copenhagen, DK

2005
Fatamorgana Exhibit, Gallery Krebsen, Copenhagen, DK
Brorson og Lillen, Raahuset, Copenhagen, DK


SELECTED
 BIBLIOGRAPHHY

Never Run Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly, At Last Books, 2020
Solhverv
, Roulette Russe, 2019
Nephews, Konnotation Publishing, 2016
They Didn’t Want To Pierce The Sun, Roulette Russe, 2016
Vinter (w/ Halfdan Pisket), Gladiator, 2013
Live Forever, Pau Wau Publication, 2013
The Summer of Yes, New Nordic publication, 2012
Personal SpamNewsprint, self published, 2011
Familiealbum: Portrætter fra ungeren (w/Kajsa Gullberg), New Nordic publications, 2007


SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANTS

2017

Statens kunstfonds, huskunstnerordning, DK

2015
The Camera Club of New York, Production Grant, Mon’s Future, US

2011-2012  
The Camera Club of New York Fellowship, US
Resident artist and stipend recipient, ART Hvide Sande, DK

2010  
Fatamorgana achievement award, DK

2009  

Henry Margolis Foundation and Josephine Merit Scholarship, US

2008

Fogtdals Rejsestipendie, DK

Selected Works
Naughty by Nature. 2021
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 g
In white wood frame, frosted 70 % UV Glass
42 x 29.7 cm
How to Unsee. 2021
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 g
In white wood frame, frosted 70 % UV Glass.
42 x 29.7 cm
Plumper. 2021
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 g
In white painted pine wood frame
with semi frosted 70 % UV glass
Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
42 x 29.7 cm
Sports. 2021
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 g
In white painted pine wood frame
with semi frosted 70 % UV glass
Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
42 x 29.7 cm
Egg #6. 2021
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 g
In white painted wood frame
70 % UV Glass
100 x 124 cm
Egg #1. 2021
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 g
In white painted wood frame
70 % UV Glass
100 x 124 cm
BEGINNINGS. 2005
DIGITAL PRINT ON EPSON PREMIUM LUSTER 260 GR. (IN WHITE KOTO WOOD FRAME)
EDITION OF 3 + 2 AP
59.5 X 42 CM
ZIMMER. 2014
PRINTED ON EPSON SEMI GLOSS, 250 GR
Edition OF 3 + 1 AP
70 X 50 CM
NEPHEWS. 2017
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery
FERN. 2011
DIGITAL PRINT ON EPSON PREMIUM LUSTER 260 GR. (IN WHITE KOTO WOOD FRAME).
EDITION OF 3 + 2 AP
84 X 59.5 CM
FOX. 2008
DIGITAL PRINT ON EPSON PREMIUM LUSTER 260 GR. (IN WHITE KOTO WOOD FRAME).
EDITION OF 3 + 2 AP
150 X 100 CM
NEPHEWS. 2017
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery

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