, born in Albertslund (DK) in 1971, lives and works in Berlin. His work encompasses collage, posters, sculpture, installation, writing, and more recently stage design. An extended sense of collage unites the different approaches. The works examine different concepts of space: starting from an early interest in urban planning and the use of urban and suburban space, his interest developed into more abstract notions of space, including mental and psychological spaces and in more recent years an increased focus on 3-dimensional works, with 19th-century dioramas, stage design and installation practices playing a central role. The works bring together a broad variety of subjects such as art, literature, theatre, architecture, urban planning, politics and music, through which new possible spaces and narratives arise.
Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna. 2018 Movements/20 Propositions
, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (AT). 2017 The Outside or the Inside of the Internalised Externalised
, Centre d’Édition Contemporaine, Geneva (CH). To the Lighthouse
(stage design for the opera) at Bregenzer Festspiele, Bregenz (AT). Corbulations
, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (NL). self, portraits
, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen. 2016 Making a Scene
, Neubauer Collegium, Chicago, IL (US). 2015 World with Difficulties
, Team Gallery, New York, NY (US).
2017 curated by…Jacob Proctor: Mistaking the Moon for a Ball
, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna. Cool, Calm and Collected
, AROS, Aarhus (DK). 2016 Beton
, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. 2015 Geh und spiel mit dem Riesen
, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (DE). 2014 Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art
, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (US). 2013 Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City
, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Jakob Kolding, “In the Name of”, in: Starship #17
Jakob Kolding: “The End of the World”, in: Starship #15
Jacob Fabricius and Jakob Kolding: Jakob Kolding: Nothing is Always Absolutely So
, Pork Salad Press, Copenhagen 2015.
Jakob Kolding: “New New Impressions of Africa”, in: Starship #13
Jakob Kolding: The Hat
, Cru Editions, Barcelona 2014.
Jacob Proctor and Lars Bang Larsen: Jakob Kolding: Shifting Realities
, exh. cat., JRP Ringier, Michigan 2010.