Heidi Pedersen (DK)
ORGANIZER FOR DEADPAN EXCHANGE I
CO-ORGANIZER FOR DEADPAN EXCHANGE II and IV
PARTICIPATING ARTIST DEADPAN EXCHANGE III
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 site, Koh-i-noor in Copenhagen and the artist-apartment and residency, The Berlin Office in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
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 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. Common and ordinary objects are copied and placed in new connections for the purpose of changing the meaning or perception of how we look and deal with these in our daily lives. The works are often simple, but rich in insight. Cultural differences (or the lack of these) are being highlighted and she questions the possibilities and limitations of private and public spaces. Humor, precision and perceptual presence is characterizing her work.
The work of Heidi Hove has been shown both nationally and internationally at The Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen; The Lab, San Francisco; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Parkingallery, Tehran; Rhys Gallery, Boston; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin; and more.