PARTICIPANT / Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

  • Name Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
  • Country Denmark
  • Vocation Artist
  • Education Not Available


1999 – 2001 MA – Fine Art / Media, Slade School of Fine Art, London, England

1996 – 1999 BA(Hons.) – Fine Art / Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art, London, England



In Limbo, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal


QUICKSAND, Radio Broadcast on Resonance FM – Six Pillars Show


End of Dreams, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark


Promised Land, Autograph ABP – Rivington Place, London

End of Dreams, SALT Galata, Istanbul


End of Season, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey


Promised Land, Dilston Grove, London, England


Promised Land, PiST///, Istanbul, Turkey

From the Edge, DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts), Dundee, Scotland

343 Perspectives, Peckham Platform, London, England

Promised Land, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France


Historier fra periferien /Tales From the Periphery, Øst for Paradis, Århus, Denmark

Do Not Use, Revolver Galeria, Lima, Peru

Rolling In, Volta NY, New York, USA

Contes de la peripherie, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France – and touring

2008 Control Wanted, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France


Rising Floating Falling, Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

Portrait in Time, The Central Theatre, Chatham, England and touring


The Alchemy Project, Riverside Studios, London, England


NBSL’S N.B.S.L., Transit Gallery, Belgium



Transoceanexpress, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal

Sink Without Trace, P21 Gallery, London, England
The Sensitive Sea, Fondation Frans Krajcberg, Paris, France
Press Play, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy

ARISE, Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah, UAE


Brave New World?, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
Believe, MOCA, Toronto, Canada
Transit, KØS, Køge Denmark

There is Another Sky, Culture Park, Izmir, Turkey
Entrechats, Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium

Powerful Tides, Historic Chatham Dockyard, Chatham, England


The Absence of Paths, Tunisian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017, Italy
Tension & Conflict, MAAT (Museum of Art Architecture Technology), Lisbon, Portugal

Islam, It’s also our History, Musée de l’Europe, Brussels, Belgium

A New World, Nivaagaard Collection, Nivå, Denmark

Somewhere Becoming Sea, Humber Street Gallery, Hull City of Culture 2017, England
Disappearance at Sea – Mare Nostrum, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England


Call me by my Name: Stories From Calais and Beyond, Migration Museum Project, London, England

EMAP Media Festival, Soeul, South Korea 


The Water Knows All my Secrets, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA

Diep~Haven, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, England

Capturer l’éphémère, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris

Displacements, ExElettrofonica Gallery, Rome, Italy

Sharjah Biennial 12 – Official Film Programme, Sharjah, UAE


Chassés-croisés, tours et détours autour du détroit, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais

L’oiseau Volé, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris

Imagination of Matter, School House Gallery, York, England

Word. Sound. Power, Khoj, Kirkee, New Delhi, India


Au-delà de cette frontière, votre ticket n’est plus valable, Le Pavillon Vendôme, Paris

Word. Sound. Power, Tate Modern, London, UK

Estuary, Museum of London – Docklands, UK

Freedom, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany


In Spite of it All, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

Open the cage! – Animals in Contemporary Art, Sarah Bernard , Goussainville, France

B-Side Festival, Weymouth, England

Together, Trondheim Museum of Modern Art, Trondheim, Norway


Thessaloniki Biennale 3, Thessaloniki, Greece

Looped, Salt Lake Art Centre, Utah, USA

Changing Stakes: Contemporary Art Dialogues With Dubai, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Folkstone Triennial 2011, Folkestone, England

Etape II, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France


The Human Condition, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

ARTE Video Night, Petit Palais, Paris, France also broadcast on ARTE TV

Je t’aime Infiniment, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Spacemakers, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

VIDEO XXI – Coleccion Lemaitre, Centro Fundacion Telefonica, Lima, Peru

Hjem til kunsten, Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark


Ca Sent le Sapin II, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Ny Krop,Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Green Factory, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Couleurs, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Between Tracks, The Badhaus, St.Gallen, Schweiz and The International 3, Manchester, UK

Sharjah Biennial 9, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE


Les Artistes du Nord, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Dark Matter, Fu-Xin Gallery, Shanghai, China

LUX [e], Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Running Time 24:00:00, Ralph Gleason Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA

Le fil du Calvaire, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Revolutions, The Uniersity Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, USA


Etape 1, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris France

About Time2 – Danish and International Videoart, (curator and exhibiting artist), Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

The Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem

Distant Relations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

Obliterated Landscape, Matthew Brown Gallery, London, UK

Vertical, New Tendencies in Contemporary Visual Art, Barcelona, Spain

V | 07 Venice Video Art Fair, San Servolo’s Island, Venice, Italy

Denmark in War, Kunstbygningen i Vraa, Denmark


Combine Matter, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, USA

100 Days, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

Juste un Trait, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

Art/X, UozuCultural Hall, Toyama, Japan

Une vision du monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Itchy Park III, Limehouse Town Hall, London, England


No Place Like Home, Oslo International Film Festival, Norway

Art Cologne, William Morris Gallery, London, England.

Inflight Entertainment, Beaconsfield Gallery, London, England

About Time – Danish and International Videoart, (Curator and exhibiting artist), Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

Change Your Life Here, Fine Arts Society Exhibition Hall, Sharjah, U.A.E.

Art Now, Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah, U.A.E.

Itchy Park, Limehouse Town Hall, London, England

Love and Light, Barking Town Centre, England


Light Reading,, Kingsgate Trust, London

The International Exchange Show, Times Square Gallery, New York City

Printemps De Septembre a Toulouse, TLT, Toulouse Television, France

fastforward04, Teaspace Gallery, London

In Three Weeks Time, Clapham Art Gallery, London

The Last Secretary, Limehouse Townhall, London


N.B.S.L.E.T, Elenas Space, Athens, Greece

6th International Biennial, Sharjah, Museum of Modern Art, Sharjah, U.A.E.

Precursor, Century Gallery, London, England


Hasta la Vista, The Mission, London, England

The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London, England

Less is a Bore, Humans Need More, The Mission, London, England

SFG, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England


Presentness is Grace, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England

Penny Dreadfuls, VTO Gallery, London, England

CLUB, Beaconsfield Gallery, touring exhibition, England


New Contemporaries 2000, Touring exhibition, England/Scotland

Eject III, Dolan’s Warehouse. Limerick, Ireland

Macadamia, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England

LIDO, Brockwell Lido, London, England

210 x 297, Art House, Dublin, Ireland


EXIT, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England

4th International Encounter, Chareville-Meziers, France

The Sun Was Shining Upside-Down, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark


Promised Land + Q&A. BALTIC Gateshead, UK
Reflections from Meriç & End of Season at One Architecture Week, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Time and Tide Flow Wide, Silver Screen Cinema, Folkestone, UK

Arise, Salaam Film Festival. Touring in cinemas throughout Denmark

Promised Land, Salaam Film Festival. Touring in cinemas throughout Denmark

End of Season, Still/Moving DSLR Film Festival 2014 Ritzy Cinema, London

Promised Land, Danish Film Festival CPH:DOX, Denmark, nominated for the New Vision Award

Reflections from Meriç, Commissioned for DR-K (Danish Broadcast Coorporaton)

While the Fields are Burning, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

My Cat and I, Broadcast in ARTE Video Night on ARTE TV and screened at Le Petit Palais, Paris

Je t’aime infiniment, Shown in Danish Film Festival CPH:DOX, Denmark

Stories From the Pheriphery, Broadcast on ‘Deadline’ DR and screened at FilmLab Århus, Denmark

Tomorrow Everything is Possible, Broadcast on DR-2 (Danish Broadcast Coorporaton)

Running Time 24:00:00, Ralph Gleason Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA

My Cat and I, Broadcast in La Nuit on ARTE TV

No Place Like Home, Shown in Oslo International Film Festival, Norway

Fade to Light, Shown in Experimenta Film Festival, Mumbay, India

Portrait in Time, Oslo International Filmfestival, Oslo, Norway


2014, Qwatz, Calabria, Italy

2012, PiST///, Istanbul, Turkey

2009, Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), Santa Fe, USA

2006, Al Mamal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem

2005, Sharjah Biennial 7’s Artist in Residence Programme

2003, Portrait in Time, Medway Council’s Residency Programme

2003, Choreodrome, The Place School of Dance (with Plire Multi Dance)

2002, Alchemy Project, BBC, London


2013, Arise, Commissioned by Tate Modern for Word. Sound. Power. at Tate Modern and touring

2013, Portrait of a River, Commissioned by London Film and Video Umbrella and Museum of London for Estuary exhibition at Museum of London

2012. Reflections from Meriç, Danish Art Council & DR-K (Danish broadcasting corporation)

2012, 343 Perspectives, Peckham Platform, London, UK

2011, Ode to the Perished, commissioned by Thessaloniki Biennale 3

2010, Promised Land, commissioned by Folkestone Triennial

2010, Tales From the Periphery, commissioned by Århus Festuge, Århus, Denmark

2009/2010, Je t’aime infiniment, comissioned by CPH:DOX (DOX:LAB), Copenhagen, Denmark

2009, Tomorrow Everything is Possible, commissioned by Århus Festuge, Århus, Denmark

2009, Rendezvous, commissioned by Sharjah Biennial 9, Sharjah, UAE

2006, Journey (Neon), commissioned by Aalborg Sundheds CVU, Aalborg, Denmark

2005, Journey (Video), commissioned by Barking and Dagenham Arts Services

2004, Fade to Light, commissioned by

2003, Flow, commissioned by Sustrans and the boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton and Sutton

2002, Alchemy Project, commissioned by the BBC, London

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