Leader, Fotografisk Center Copenhagen.
Kristine Kern is an Art Historian, mag. art. (minor in philosophy). Since 2011 she has been the director of Fotografisk Center, an art center in Copenhagen specialized in photography and others lens based media from the Nordic Region. Before that she has worked as an art critic and as a lecturer at University of Copenhagen as well as at several Danish Art Academies. Also she has contributed to a large number of magazines, catalogues and anthologies. She has worked as a curator at Arken – Museum of Modern Art, at National Gallery of Denmark and the art center GL STRAND in Copenhagen. Kern has been on the board of the Danish section of AICA and is currently on the board of FKD, union of art centers in Denmark.
Kristine Kern is specialized in contemporary photography, video, projection/ installation and art film, but has a broad knowledge of contemporary art in general. Recently she has been occupied with expanding new notions of photography, creating visual, spatial and thematic encounters between photography, film and other media – focusing on an equal representation of female artists.
Recent curated exhibitions, a selection: Camera less photography, 2015, Marie Kølbæk Iversen: Mirror Theraphy, 2015, Heli Rekula: In Hemingwauy’s Garden, 2014, Beyond Realism – post real tendencies in photography (with Laura Iversen), 2014, The Idea of Kierkegaard (with Gerard Byrne), 2013, How to Program and Use T-F. Lea Porsager, 2013, Larissa Sansour: Living the High Life, 2012, Behind the gutter – everyday images from Denmark, 2012, photoGRAPHIC – photogravures of contemporary, international artists from the workshop of Niels Borch Jensen, 2012, Gitte Villesen: ”Even now to explain everything would be difficult”, 2012, Myths of The Near Future – new Danish Photography, 2011, Jacob Aue Sobol: Tales, 2011