b. 1974, Randers, Denmark
Lives and works in Chicago and Detroit, USA


Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
School of Design

Solo Exhibitions

In the Woods, Volume Gallery, Chicago, USA

Maybe the Sun is Tired too, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, USA

This the Living Vessel: Body, Moran Moran Gallery, Mexico City
Ruhwald vs. Stålhane, Rian Design Museum, Sweden

None of these Shapes are Inevitable, Andersens Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Century Garden, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA

Unit 1: 3583 Dubois St- permanent installation in Detroit, MI
The Vessel is a Body is a Scull is a Mask, Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Hand is the Mind is the Bomb that Blows,
Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Canada
The Body, The Mind, This Constructed World, Casa Museo Asger Jorn, Albissola Marina, Italy
The Thing in Your Mind, Officine Saffi, Milano, Italy

The Hand is the Mind is the Bomb that Blows, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA
Glasur Stykker, Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL

Unit 1: 3583 Dubois, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

The Charred Room, Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL

The View from the Sides of my Nose, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway
You in between, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
One Thing Follows Another (and you make it happen), The Agnes Varis
Art Center, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Almost everything, Harrison Gallery, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

The View from the Sides of my Nose, Galerie NeC, Hong Kong
One thing follows the other (and you make it happen), The David
Owsley Museum of Art, IA 
The Anatomy of a Home, Saarinen House, Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

Borderline, Galerie NeC, Paris France
You will see, Copenhagen Ceramics, Copenhagen, Denmark

You will see, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale (Detroit), MI

Temperance!, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, NY

Almost nothing, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nästan Allting, Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

You in between, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
Anders Ruhwald 2004-07, Espace Grandjean, Vallauris, France
One is never so close to change when life seems unbearable in even the smallest and most everyday things, Rowlandcontemporary, Chicago, IL
Form & Function, Sixpm Project Space, London, UK

We Float in space and cannot perceive the new order, M.Y. Artprospects, NY
Form & Function, Gallery IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
If all mans products were well designed, joy and harmony would
emerge eternally triumphant
, Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frictions, John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI

Frictions, Rowlandcontemporary, Chicago, IL

The State of Things, Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
The State of Things, Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

New Work, Galleri Puls, Bruxelles, Belgium
New Work, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

Slip Tease, Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Argilos,Carvan Gallery, Athens, Greece
Private Quarters IV, Volume Gallery, Chicago, USA

Chart in Tivoli, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
BornholmsmalereTur Retur,
Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Travel as Tool, Museum Vandalorum, Sweden
Vessels, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, USA
Objects USA, R&Company, New York, USA
Clay is Life, Clay Museum, Middlefart, Denmark

Travel as Tool, Design Museum Helsinki, Finland
The Body The Object The Other, Craft Contemporary, LA USA
Main Dishes, Officine Saffi, Milano, Italy

Morfologia della Meravigle, Officine Saffi, Puglia, Italy
Summer, Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Form Will Find its Way, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, MN
Perfect Darkness, Officine Saffi, Milano, Italy
Ceramic Momentum, Clay Museum, Middlefart, Denmark

Objects to Identify, Moran Moran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Under the Night Sky,
Friedman Benda and Albertz Benda Gallery, New York, NY
The International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
From The Studio
, Reyes Projects, Birmingham, MI
Private Quarters, Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL
The John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
At Large
, Reyes Projects, Birmingham, MI, USA

Hill People, Darrow Contemporary, Aspen, CO
Danish Design Now, Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mindnight Special, Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mindcraft, San Simpliciano, Milan, Italy

War Games, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Moran Moran Gallery, Detroit, MI
Fireworks, Gallery SO, London, UK
One from Each, Paris London Hong Kong Gallery, Chicago, IL
Copenhagen Ceramics
, Galleria Salvatore Lanteri, Milan, Italy

Showing off: Recent Acquisitions, Denver Art Museum, CO
Fusion: Three Views/One Collection, ASU Art Museum , Tempe, AZ

Material Matters, Cave Gallery, Detroit, MI
The Crystal Chain, Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL
Crafting a continuum, Boise Art Museum, ID
Things about things, Two person show with Stephen Rehber, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
Nocturnal Labyrinth, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, NY

Crafting a continuum, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Summer show, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI
Group Show d’ete, Gallerie Nillson et Chiglien, Paris, France

Metadomestic, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, France
Scanceram, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring, Denmark
Decade, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Here and there, The Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA
No object is an island, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, MI
Forty for Forty, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Echo Chamber, Schein-Joseph International Museum, Alfred, NY
Metadomestic, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
Gyeonggi International Biennale 2011, Icheon Ceramic Center,
Icheon City, South Korea
Graft, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway
Overthrown, Denver Art Museum, CO
Fortællespor, Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark
The Shape of Things to Come, Vertigo Gallery, Denver, CO
Interiors, Miyako Yoshinga Art Prospects, NY
WANI, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
You will see, Gahlberg Gallery, McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Kabinett 3, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
På tværs, St. Hof, Ny Tap- Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Korero, Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Spark!, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI

Homewreckage, Devening Editions and projects, Chicago,IL
The illusion of reality, Bomuldfabrikkens Kunsthall, Norway
That was then, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
Our Objects, Wedgwood Institute, Burslem, UK
Summer Action 1, Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France
Dissolving views, The Cheongju Biennale, Korea
Prospection and perspectives, Favadin & de Verneuil, Paris
Irreverant, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Maxmultiple, Devening Projects & Editions, Chicago, IL
65th Scripps College Annual, Claremont, CA
The Margins, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
Down to earth, Cultuurcentrum Stroembeek, Grimbergen
Our Objects, Machintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Summermix, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Everyday, Galleri Nordsu, Helsinki, Finland
Mindcraft, FuoriSalone, Milan Furniture Fair, Milano, Italy

Everyday, National Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
RCA, Bank of America, Canary Warf, London, UK
Func Art, Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Places, University of Art and Design, Halle Burg, Germany
Facts and Figures, Westerpark, Amsterdam, Holland
Places, Contemporary Applied Art, London, UK
Present 2007, Bomuldfabrikens Kunsthall, Arndal, Norway

Facts and Figures, Westerpark, Amsterdam, Holland
How to Love Juicy Jam and Jacks, Drud & Køppe Gallery, Denmark
Places, Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
40 European Ceramic Artists, Cassius Clay, Bornholm, Denmark
Salon d’Hiver, Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
Danish- Framing the future of Design, The Nordic Embassies, Berlin
Keramik under jorden - över Jord, Blås og Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

54th Premio Faenza, Faenza, Italy
Danish- Framing the future of design, DDC, Copenhagen, Denmark, New
Danish Ceramics, Museum De Tiendschuu, Tegelen, Holland, The Autumn Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
My Room, Sophienholm, Copenhagen, Denmark
Conversation Pieces, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Strata, Skulpturen Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
Contain Memory, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, London, UK
Like Nowhere Else, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Generations, Rosenthal, Pinakotek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Made in Scandinavia, Rikutstillingerne, Norway (2004-06)
Stuff. Ingenuity and Critique. Harbour Front Center,
Toronto, Canada
Ceramics Underground, Bunker nr. 73, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pays invité Le Danemark, La Borne, France
Keramiske veje, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Scandinavian Design Beyond The Myth, Museums in Berlin, Budapest, Milan, Prague, Genz and more, (2003-2005)
The 1st International Taiwan Ceramics Biennial, Taipei County
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
The 6th International Ceramics Biennial, Museo De Manises, Spain
The 2nd World Ceramics Biennial, Icheon, Korea
Derfor, Paustian, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bare Boundaries, Museum of Decorative Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
Talente, Handwerkskammer Munich, Germany

DK/SA Project, Claymuseum, Capetown, Gallery Thompson, Johannesburg, Rep. of South Africa
Made in Scandinavia, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
The 2002 Biennial, The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen
The XIV Panevezys Ceramics Symposium, Civic Art Gallery, Panevezys, Lithuania
Nordic Network, Gallery Reykjavik, Iceland and Grimmerhus
Museum, Middelfart, Denmark

On The Birthpot, Ruhwaldruhwald, Copenhagen, Denmark
Finery and Embellishment, Ruhwaldruhwald, Copenhagen, Denmark,
The Boleslawiec International Sculpture Symposium, Miesen in Germany, and Boleslawiec, Legnica, Wroclaw in Poland

Possession, The Applied Art Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
The Altec Ceramics Biennale, Johannesburg, Rep. of South Africa

K.E., Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

Poly-arte, Rungstedgaard, Rungsted, Denmark

Public Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
The Detroit Institute of Art, USA
The Cranbrook Art Museum, USA
The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, USA
The Denver Art Museum, USA
The Arizona State University Art Museum, USA
The John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI, USA
The David Owsley Museum, IN, USA
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
The British Crafts Council, UK
Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris, France
Musee Magnelli, Vallauris, France
Collection de Sèvres – Cité de la céramique, Paris, France
The National Museum of Art, Norway
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
National Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
Design Museo, Helsinki, Finland
The Swedish National Museum
The Swedish Council for the Arts
The Röhsska Museum, Sweden
The Art Museum of Bornholm, Denmark
The Danish Museum of Decorative Arts
The Danish Arts Council
The Danish Ceramicsmuseum, Guldagergård
Clay, Middelfart, Denmark
The Artcouncil of Westerpark, Holland
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Icheon World Ceramic Center, South Korea
The Association of Potters of South Africa

Prizes and awards

Gold prize, Gyeonggi International Biennale, South Korea, 2011
The Sotheby Prize, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, 2007
The Anni and Otto Johs. Detlefs' award for young experimental ceramic artists, 2005
1st. Prize, The Biennial, The Danish Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, 2002


Annie og Otto Detlefs Almennyttige Fond, 2018
The Danish Art Foundation, 2018
The Graham Foundation, 2017
The Danish Art Foundation, 2017
The Graham Foundation, 2016
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 2015
The Danish Art Foundation, 2014
The Danish Art Foundation’s three-year working stipend, 2010
The Ole Haslunds Artist Fund, 2009
The Danish Art Foundation, 2009
The Henry Moore Foundation, 2008
The Danish Art Foundation
The Danish National Bank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968
The Danish Art Foundation, 2007
Danish Crafts, 2006
The Danish Swedish Foundation, 2006
Danish Cultural Ministry Travelgrant, 2006
The Danish Art Foundation, Travelgrant, 2005

Associate Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, 2023
Professor II, National Academy of Art, Oslo, Norway, 2018-22
Head of Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA, 2008-17
Associate Professor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, 2007-08
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 2007
Assistant Professor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada 2006

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