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Karen Bennicke

b. 1943

Karen Bennicke is an acclaimed Danish artist whose work is featured in many important international public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Gifu, The Nationalmuseum of Stockholm and The Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen. 

Bennicke describes her work as "constructions, reminiscent of architecture, that constitute a kind of formbearing membranes between the exterior and the interior." Bennicke creates sensorial and complex geometric forms by looking at landscapes and urban structures.  She described her making process in a poem, written in 1995:

'I am fascinated with form - 
see it everywhere
Play with it, 
screw up one eye, 
find connections 
- and contrasts. 
On a quest for expression.' 


Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to hold Bennicke's first solo exhibition in the UK in autumn 2019.  More information about the exhibition will be available soon.


Portrait of Karen Bennicke ​Urban Complex VII