1938, Denmark

Also known as: PK

Birth 1938, 1/9, Denmark

Per Kirkeby is a Danish painter, poet, filmmaker and sculptor

1962 Studies at the Experimental Art School in Copenhagen; works in the School on painting, graphic arts, 8 millimeter films and performance pieces
1974 First exhibition with Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne (still representing his work in Germany, UK and USA); publishes \'Fliegende Blätter\'
1976 Participates in Venice Biennale (also in 1980, 1993, 1997 and 2005)
1977 One-man exhibition in the Museum Folkwang, Essen
1978 Professorship at the Academy of Art, Karlsruhe
1979 Purchases a house on the island Laeso in the Cattegat
1982 One-man exhibition in the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Documenta VII, Kassel
1988 Publishes books of essays on Delacroix, Manet, Picasso
1990 Receives the Art Prize of NORD/LB, endowed for outstanding efforts in the subject of contemporary art
1996 Receives the \'Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award\' and the \'Henrik-Steffens-Award 1996\'
1999 Designs “Swan Lake”, New York City Ballet
2000 Professorship at the \'Städelschule\', Frankfurt a.M.
2003 Receives \'Herbert-Boeckl-Preis\' for his lifework
2007 Designs set and costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”, New York City Ballet; first major exhibition in China at Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; “Per Kirkeby”, Arts Club of Chicago
2008 “Per Kirkeby Retrospective”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
2009 “Per Kirkeby Retrospective”, Tate Modern, London
Per Kirkeby currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Læsø, Frankfurt am Main and Italy.

Selected exhibitions
2009 Per Kirkeby, Tate Modern, London
2008 - 09 Per Kirkeby, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Copenhagen
2007 Designs settings and costumes for “Romeo and Juliet”, New York City Ballet
2007 Per Kirkeby, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2007 Per Kirkeby: Neue Bilder, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne and Julius Werner Berlin, Germany
2007 Per Kirkeby, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago
2006 Per Kirkeby Statens Museum for Kunst Copenhagen
2006 Per Kirkeby – Prototypes of Nature, Kunsthalle im Emden, Emden
2006 Per Kirkeby – DS Art Galerie, Frankfurt am Main
2006 Per Kirkeby, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
2006 Per Kirkeby / Crystal – Reflections, Connections and References, Aargaouer Kunsthaus, Aarau
2006 Homage to Chillida, Guggenheim, Bilbao
2005 Per Kirkeby, Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
2005 Per Kirkeby: Recent Masonites, New York Michael Werner Gallery
2005 Per Kirkeby: Recent Masonites, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
2005 Per Kirkeby, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA exhibition page at LA Louver
2005 Per Kirkeby: New Paintings, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
2004 Per Kirkeby, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck
2004 Per Kirkeby: Bilder, Masonite, Zeichnungen, Galerie Gabriele von Loeper, Hamburg
2004 Per Kirkeby. Ohne Beweis, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin
2004 Per Kirkeby LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
2004 Per Kirkeby: Natur und Gestalt. Retrospektive der Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen
2004 Per Kirkeby – Retrospettiva dei Disegni, Accademia Tedesca in Roma, Villa Massimo, [Rom]
2003 Per Kirkeby – Natur und Gestalt. Retrospektive der Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg v.d.H.
2002 Per Kirkeby. Monotypes, University Art Gallery, University Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth (MA)
2002 DC: Per Kirkeby. 122 x 122 - Gemälde auf Masonit, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2001 Per Kirkeby. Monotypien, Masonite, Bronzen, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg, Luxemburg
2000 Per Kirkeby. Die Karlsruher Jahre, im Hallenbau A, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2000 Per Kirkeby. Radierungen, Holzschnitte, Monotypien • 1980-2000, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin
1998 Per Kirkeby. Schilderijen, sculpturen en modellen in brons/Peintures, Sculptures et modèles en bronze, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten/Palais des Beaux Arts, Brüssel
1997 Per Kirkeby - Malerier og skulpturer, Galleri Riis, Oslo
1996 Per Kirkeby. Peintures 1992 - 1996, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Centre d\'art contemporain, Cajarc-Lot, France
1991 Per Kirkeby. Pinturas y Esculturas, Galeria Gamarra y Garrigues, Madrid
1990 Galerie Biedermann Munich, Germany
1987 Ludwig Museum Cologne
1985 Whitechapel Art Gallery London
1984 An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1982 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
1978 Kunsthalle Bern
1977 Museum Folkwang Essen
1975 Statens Museum for Kunst (\"The Danish National Gallery\") Copenhagen


Vase by Per KIRKEBY

Vase (1982)

Price EUR 500
Estimated EUR 500–1,000
Composition by Per KIRKEBY

Composition (-04)

Price SEK 700 (€82)
Estimated SEK 1,200
Untitled by Per KIRKEBY

Untitled (-79)

Price SEK 1,300 (€142)
Estimated SEK 1,500
Untitled by Per KIRKEBY

Untitled (-79)

Price SEK 1,000 (€113)
Estimated SEK 1,000
Komposition by Per KIRKEBY


Price SEK 5,900 (€674)
Estimated SEK 5,000
Untitled by Per KIRKEBY

Untitled (1995)

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,518)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Untitled by Per KIRKEBY


Price SEK 9,500 (€909)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
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