LOTTE ROSE KJÆR SKAU

Lotte Rose Kjær Skau is an artist who works in sculpture, video and digital painting utilising a variety of new media technologies. Her work takes its inspiration from a variety of sources including music culture, technology, cybernetics, ritual gestures and cultural tradition mediated by software.

Lotte explains that she is, “attracted to the fusion of the physical and the digital space, the perception of materials, tactility, emotion and memory and how they manifest themselves in the digital.” She is known for works that mix video, GIFs and sound, whether performances at the other end of a webcam or strange landscapes and interiors. Recent works include her “digital paintings” using silk and stainless steel to describe transient, virtual worlds: still lifes comprising of flowing shapes, disparate images floating in space and strange, uneven glitches.

Lotte studied an MA in Sound Art at the London College of Communication. Exhibitions include: ‘Copenhagen creatives’ at Galerie Tanit at Beirut (2019); ‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ curated by Bob Bicknell Knight at Annka Kultys Gallery London (2018); ‘NO’, a solo exhibition at FELT Bergen (2016); ‘Émotif Massif’ at Kvit Galleri Copenhagen (2016); ‘A Bad Policeman is Always Busy’ curated by Daniel Davies and Mark Jackson at Gallery North Newcastle (2016); ‘Alt.Liv.4’ a solo exhibition at Øen Copenhagen (2014); and ‘The Hand That Takes’ at Cambridge Junction Cambridge (2014).

Lotte participated in the Forårsudstillingen at Charlottenborg Copenhagen where she was awarded the Helle & Arent Jacobsen’s Grant for Young Artists in 2014. Also in 2014 she presented the solo exhibition ‘United We/I Stand Etc.’ at IMT Gallery (2014) debuting an ongoing video project. She had her second solo exhibition, ‘Medals and Poise, Energy and Praise’, at the gallery in 2017. An essay on her work, ‘Here I Am: Telepresent Subjecthood in the Work of Lotte Rose Kjær Skau’ by Morgan Quaintance, appears in the book Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century, MIT Press (2015).

Lotte lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

📖 Essay by Morgan Quaintance

🎧 LOTTE’S SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

‘park_etc._00:12:32’
Giclee print
48 x 85.3 cm

‘parc_etc._05:25:20’
Giclee print
48 x 85.3 cm

Installation view of ‘Park_Etc._’ at Aalborg Universitet Kõbenhavn, Copenhagen, 2018 Photo by David Stjernholm

Four_yellow_digital_dots, 2016
3D digital painting, Giclee print
35 x 66.7 cm

Poise, 2016
Digital painting on silk
114 x 108 cm
Edition of 5 (+2 AP)

Installation view of ‘So hold me Mother B’ at Kvit Galleri, Copenhagen, 2017

Installation view of ‘So hold me Mother B’ at Kvit Galleri, Copenhagen, 2017

Fibre, 2017
Animation, media player, cables, plaster, wood
239 x 92 x 27 cm

Multi_colored_banana, 2018
Digital painting, Giclee print
46 x 60 cm


United We/I Stand Etc. Me_Fire_Grid,  2016
Video
02:44 (loop) | 16/9


United We/I Stand Etc. me_tiger dress, 2012
Video
00:26 (loop) | 4/3

La_santa_sport, 2018
Digital painting, Glicée print
52 × 52 cm

Lidenskab, 2015
Digital print on Hahnemühle paper
29.5 × 21cm


United We/I Stand Etc. me_sunflowers, 2012
Video
00:45 (loop) | 4/3

Peberfrugt, 2016
Digital painting on silk
105 × 92 cm
Edition of 5 (+2 AP)


United We/I Stand Etc. me_South Africa, 2014
Video, driftwood and glass
02:53 (loop) | 16/9

Everything Twice, 2015
Digital collage, C-type print
26 × 24 cm

How to Get Somewhere, 2012
Video
02:58 (loop) | 16/9