Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl

Artist Statement

Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl works mainly in various ceramic materials and employs 2D and 3D-digital methods for his experimenting with objects that integrate digitally based visual universes into the physical expression.

The inspiration for his works springs from a serial work-process where the visual expression gradually crystallizes through a long series of experiments. Ultimately, the combinations of form, ornament and image will appear simple and easy to decode, while remaining open to a variety of possible interpretations of content.

Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl's works are represented in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and MIMA in Middlesbrough, England, and in many private collections in Europe and the US, e.g. the Diana and Marc Grainer Collection, Washington; the Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs Collection, DK and the Erik Veistrup Collection, Dk.

Recent exhibition activities include 'The Digital Clay' at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen (2008) and "END" - English/Norwegian/Danish exhibition group, ceramic exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen (2007). Available publications were issued in connection with both exhibitions.


Curriculum Vitae

Født 1954

Uddannelse: Master?s Degree from Royal College of Art, London, 1990.


Værker repræsenteret i muséer og private samlinger. Offentlige samlinger, bl.a: Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Nationalmuseet, Oslo; Röhsska Museet, Göteborg; Designmuseum Danmark; Trapholt Kunstmuseum; Clay Keramikmuseum Danmark; MIMA, Middlesborough, UK. Private samlinger i USA og Europa, bl.a: Diane and Marc Grainer Collection, Washington DC; Annie og Otto Johs. Detlefs' Samling, DK; Aller Media, DK.

Udstillinger, udvalgte: Possible Gestures, Galleri Format, Oslo, 2016 ( solo); Hot Danes, Puls Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, 2016; Copenhagen Ceramics Invites, Galleria Salvatore Lanteri, Milano, 2016; Random Growth, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, 2015; Céramiques, Galerie NeC, Paris, 2014 ( solo); X-Scapes ( sm. Marit Tingleff ) Copenhagen Ceramics, 2014; The Ceramic Object, Galleri Format, Oslo, 2014; Mixed Display, MarsdenWoo Gallery, London, 2014; Danish Design at the House, Sydney Opera House, 2013; Copenhagen Ceramics, 2012 (solo); PULS Contemporary Ceramics, Bruxelles, 2011 (solo); Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, Mint Museum, North Carolina, US, 2010; Mindcraft 09, Milan 2009; The Digital Clay, Designmuseum Denmark, 2008; END ? engelsk, norsk, dansk gruppeudstilling, Designmuseum Denmark, 2007.


Underviser på deltid på SuperFormLab ved KADK, Kunstakademiets Designskole. External Examiner ved Royal College of Art, London, 2015 -17. Medstifter af udstillingsplatformen Copenhagen Ceramics, startet 2011.