Choki Lindberg 1979

Lives in København. Works in København.
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Galerie Bart

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Choki Lindberg builds small-scale sets that she photographs. This gives her work a surrealistic touch. Despite the staging, however, she uses ‘real’ things as much as possible. ‘For the overgrowth, I look for very tiny plants that are convincing proportion-wise. When I make a miniature chair, I use the stuffing from the seat of an old armchair. And if I want a window to offer a view of the sea, I take my scale model to the coast and make the photograph there.’ The combination of the medium of photography and meticulously constructed settings gives a feeling of authenticity. We implicitly believe in the existence of these places, after which our imagination fills in the stories that go with them. The concentration demanded by the slow process of making a photograph – a reaction to today’s high-speed photography – is reflected in the concentration with which we examine it. Scanning a precisely furnished room with our eyes, we momentarily come to a standstill in a small world that could depict the present, the past or a near future; a world that is crumbling away as a result of some incident, or simply because of the ravages of time.

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A Moment With Choki Lindberg, 2014.

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Choki Lindberg Copenhagen, 1979 Lives and works in Copenhagen DK Education 2006 > Bfa, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam NL 1999 > International Center of Photography, New York US 1997 > Fatamorgana, Copenhagen DK Exhibitions 2019 > Elsewhere, solo exhibition, Galerie Bart Amsterdam NL 2019 > Roomservice, group exhibition, Skovshoved Hotel, Charlottenlund DK 2018 > Choki Lindberg // Annette Bjarnhoff, Bredgade 47, Copenhagen DK 2018 > SSS, popup exhibition, Store Strandstræde, Copenhagen DK 2017 > Carte Blanche, group exhibition, Thottske Palais, Copenhagen DK 2013 > Interiors - Reconstructed Memories, Gl. Mønt 25, Copenhagen DK 2007 > Art Rotterdam, represented by Dubbelbee Gallerie AMS, Rotterdam NL 2006 > Foxhole in a handbag, Double solo exhibition, Dubbelbee Galerie, Amsterdam NL 2006 > Nieuwe Oogst, group exhibition, Galerie Bart, Nijmegen NL 2006 > Media Art Friesland, group exhibition, Leeuwarden NL 2006 > Group exhibition, E.M. Gallerie, Kollum NL 2005 > Group exhibition, Beelitz Heilstätten, Berlin DE Other projects 2018 > Kongens Fald, Theater props design, The Royal Danish Theater Copenhagen DK 2015 / 2009 > Lecturer and guest teacher, Fatamorgana Danish School of Photographic Art, Copenhagen DK 2015 > Boudoir, commissioned work for private collector, Copenhagen DK 2014 > Fljotstunga artist residency, Reykholt IS 2014 > Porgy and Bess, Theater props design, The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen DK 2013 > Manhunt, hotelroom installation for Nicolas Klotz & Elisabeth Perceval, Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen DK 2008 > Det Kongelige Spektakel, Stage design childrens tv, Danmarks Radio, Copenhagen DK 2005 > Beelitz exchange academy, Beelitz Heilstätten, Berlin DE Subsidies Statens Kunstfond, Center for Kultur og udvikling, Udenrigsministeriet Alongside her autonomous work, Choki's work includes photography, art direction, stage / prop and graphic design.