About the Artist
Heidi Hove was born in Denmark in 1976 and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. She graduated at Funen Art Academy (DK) in 2007 and has been studying one year (05/06) at the MFA program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco (US). Furthermore, she is co-director of the exhibition sites, Koh-i-noor and Sydhavn Station in Copenhagen and has been curating a range of art-projects and exhibitions such as the award-winning Lokal Global Plan, which took place in the public space of Ålekistevej in Vanløse (DK) in 2011.
Heidi is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work explores the lives of ordinary individuals and the public and private spaces that we daily travel through. The medium is primarily objects, installations and social & spatial interventions. Starting from the nearby environment, she explores the way we are navigating and arranging us in the world. Through simple and diverse manipulations, the daily and the recognizable are being brought out of its regular condition for the purpose of changing the meaning or perception of how we look and deal with these in our daily lives. Cultural differences (or lack of these) are being highlighted and she questions the possibilities and limitations of various spaces. The works are often simple, but rich in insight and humor, precision and perceptual presence is often characterizing her work.
The work of Heidi Hove has been shown both nationally and internationally at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (DK), The Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin (DE), Cultural Center CK, Skopje (MK); The Lab, San Francisco (US); and she also has a number of permanent works and installations in public space such as a giant light sculpture in the desert near Bledsoe in Texas (US), a social sculpture in the form of a memorial bench at the Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen and a towngate, which was realized in connection with the exhibition, Lokal Global Plan.