Filip Vest (DK, b. 1995) holds an MFA from Malmö Art Academy. Through performances, installations, films and texts, he examines queer love, loneliness and desire in the 21st century. Using rehearsal methods from theatre he tests the relationship between text and body and the ways in which we constantly renegotiate our identities and the narratives we’re part of. The characters in his work often fail and forget their lines and how they should behave while going through different transformations in an abstract poetic universe in constant dialogue with a specific political reality. Through mobile phones, walls and windows, they communicate and miscommunicate across species and time in a vast network of small and large things affecting each other.

Filip Vest has previously shown his work at The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen Contemporary, Møstings, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Charlottenborg, Tallinn Kunsthal and for Manifesta13.

BFA+MFA, Malmö Art Academy 2016-2021
HISK, Gent, Belgium, 2020 
Co-founder and curator, DELFI, 2017-2021

Selected projects:


The Round Tower, Copenhagen, Solo show, November
Ringstedgalleriet, Solo show, August
Bærum Kulturhus, Oslo, “An Unconvential Striptease”, in collab. w. Ian Ancheta and Iannes Bruylant, January


Inter Arts Center, Malmö, “Dates”, September
SOL, Nexø, group show, July
Roskilde Festival, Museet for Samtidskunst, June
Bikubenfonden, pro temp “Phantom Roots”, audio walk, June
Inkonst, Malmö, “The Wide-Mouthed Frog”, performance, June
M100, Odense, solo, May-June
Workspace Brussels, Belgium, performance, April
Møstings Hus, Frederiksberg, “Resort”, solo, March-June


Teater Får / HAUT, Copenhagen, performance,November
Foyer Contemporary, Copenhagen, solo, October-January
Heerz Tooya, Vishovgrad, Bulgaria, solo, September-October
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Kroatien, group show + performance, June-August
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, performance, June
Hollufgård Skulpturpark, Odense, group show + performance, May


Villa Kultur, “Searching for Nigel”, Copenhagen, solo show, September
Augustenborg Project, “From the Inside Out”, group show, June-Octomber
KHM2 Gallery, “Foot Fault”, Malmö, solo show, June
Nikolaj Kunsthal, “Nikolaj Kunsthal 40 år”, Copenhagen, group show, February-June


Adelaïde/Atlantis, Marseille, MANIFESTA13, “Nature as infrastructure”, curated by The Winter Office, November
das weisse haus, Vienna, “New Homes for Horses, Cats and Canaries ”, group show (postponed)
Mana Contemporary, New Jersey “TRANSATLANTICO” curated by Palazzo Monti, October-April


Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, “mellemting mellem ting”, performance festival, November
Hot Dock Projects, Bratislava, “No Scrubs”, group show, July
Tallinn City Gallery, “A Situation”, group show, June
Axel Towers, “The Final Exhibition 2”, group show, (curator), May
Celsius Projects, Malmö, “ALEA: Five Forms of Play”, group show, March
PLX, Malmö, “Hotellet på Norra Vallgatan”, group show, March
CCA Andratx, Mallorca, residency, January


Kulturstationen Humlebæk, “Postkort hjemmefra”, group show
LOKALE, “Club La Santa or The Odyssey of My Hips”, performance
Koldinggade 12, “Portrætter af sprogets opløsning”, group show


ADULT, “Well it’s very exasperating when you can’t get it right”, group show and performance series (curator)
Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy, residency and group show
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, “Allow me to introduce myself”, protemp, group show
SOMEWHERE Festival, Boesdal Kalkbrud, site specific installation
KVIT Galleri, “Mail Art Exhibition”, group show
Galleri Christoffer Egelund, “Pæne Ting”, group show
Kunsthal ved siden af, “PARTY”, group show


Charlottenborg Kunsthal, “The Spring Exhibition 2016”


Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen “The Artist’s Autumn Exhibition 2015”
Different venues in New York, London and Shanghai, “The Lumen Prize Exhibition”, tour
KBH Kunsthal, “At konservere en sæbeboble”, solo show
Statens Museum for Kunst, “Mix it up!”, group show