March 1 – March 31, 2017
Ulrik Heltoft is a Danish artist whose work includes photography, film and installation art. Born in Svendborg, Denmark, Heltoft’s artistic portfolio revolves around a constant and ongoing dialogue with a wide range of art styles and movements, historical events and characters and personas from the realms of science, literature as well as film. Recent exhibitions include: “Clear Water on Both Sides of the Glass” at CCA Andratx, a contemporary art gallery in Spain; “7 Films, One Photo and a Silver Nose” at Gl Holtegaard, a modern and contemporary art gallery in Denmark; “Kabinet,” a social critique of the classic Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol, at Secession in Vienna, Austria; and “Voynich Botanical Studies” featured at Andersen’s Contemporary at Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Frequently, Heltoft’s art and methods incorporate various layers of reference, where stories interline and transform into new narratives through the gateway of his aesthetic applications. He often casts himself in his work, stages his scenes himself and explores various filmic and optical effects that muddle the lines between documentation and fiction, art and science. His recent group exhibitions and screenings include: “The As-if-Principle” for Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, in Bregenz, Austria; and “Whitney Biennale 2014” with Miljohn Ruperto, at the Whitney Museum for American Art in New York, USA.
Ulrik Heltoft graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (1995–2001) and Yale University School of Art, New Haven (1999–2001). He also is an associate professor with the Copenhagen art academy. He lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.