Filip Vest (DK, b. 1995) lives and works in Copenhagen and Malmö. Through performances, installations, films and texts, he examines queer love, loneliness and desire in the 21st century. His works deal with how objects are turned into humans, and how humans are turned into objects – and how the spaces we live in affects us. The characters are always a kind of hybrids, somewhere between abstract and concrete, talking and dumb, between animate and inanimate. 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.

BFA, Malmö Art Academy 2016-2019
MFA, Malmö Art Academy, 2019-2021
Co-founder and curator, DELFI, 2017-2021

Selected projects:

   
2021

KHM2 Gallery, Malmö, solo show, June (upcoming)
Villa Kultur, “Searching for Nigel”, Copenhagen, solo show, April (upcoming)
Nikolaj Kunsthal, “Nikolaj Kunsthal 40 år”, Copenhagen, group show, February-June

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

Charlottenborg Kunsthal, “The Spring Exhibition 2016”

2015

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