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Visiting the inaugural Desert X biennial in Palm Desert, California, March 2017. Photo Sarah Hansson

Visiting the inaugural Desert X biennial in Palm Desert, California, March 2017. Photo Sarah Hansson

Contemporary art has the capacity to be a transformational force within our societies. It explores new modes of presentation and co-existing that provoke and inspire the type of change we constantly seem to long for
— Aukje Lepoutre Ravn

Aukje Lepoutre Ravn is an independent curator, art historian and writer based in Copenhagen, Denmark and specialized in contemporary international art.

She holds a Mag. Art Research Degree in Art History from Aarhus University (2008), and a BA in Art History from AU (2005). She has 10+ years of experience curating international contemporary art exhibitions, discursive programmes and directed various art festival formats.

From 2014-2017 she was the head curator of Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden where she organised numerous solo- and group exhibitions focusing on todayʼs most urgent ecological, social, and economic issues such as politics of democracy and equality and the role of the artists in the age of the Anthropocene www.rodasten.com

From 2016-2017, over the course of two editions, Aukje was the Artistic Director of Cph Art Week – a 10 days festival of contemporary art taking place in the larger Copenhagen region www.artweek.nu

In 2015 Aukje was one of the two Artistic Directors of the 8th edition of GIBCA Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art titled A Story Within A Story, curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose www.gibca.se

As an independent curator Aukje has organized international exhibition projects, performance programs and lectures particularly in Brazil and United States.

She is currently working on a major monographic exhibition by Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff opening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen in June 2018.

 

CV available upon request.