Bjorn Okholm Skaarup
b. 1973, Denmark
Lives and works in New York, NY
Bjorn Okholm Skaarup is a Danish artist. He received an MA in History and Art History from the University of Copenhagen in 2001 and holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence (2009). Okholm Skaarup conducted post-doctoral research in Art History at the Warburg Institute in London and at Columbia University in New York.
From 1994-2004 he was an artist for the Danish National Museum and was also been employed as a scientific artist at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. In addition to his career as a self-taught sculptor, Okholm Skaarup is an accomplished author and illustrator of books on history, archaeology, and anatomy.
Okholm Skaarup has held solo exhibitions of his sculptures at various museums, including the National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen), the former royal residence in Denmark, Koldinghus, and the museum Cenacolo of Ognissanti in Florence.
He has been given several large sculpture commissions in Denmark, most recently a series of four large- scale bronze reliefs depicting the life of Danish king, Christian IV which are displayed in the Koldinghus Museum. Okholm Skaarup ́s work has been shown in galleries in Denmark, Italy, the UK, and the United States.
Since 2009, he has been a member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors. In 2011, Okholm Skaarup was featured in “101 Artists” (101 Kunstnere), an anthology of the top contemporary Danish artists.
2003 National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen, Denmark
Galerie Nielsen, Kolding, Denmark (2008)
2009 Utzon Centre. Skagen, Denmark
2010 Utzon Centre. Skagen, Denmark
Opus Gallery. London, UK
Cenacolo di Ognissanti. Florence, Italy
2011 Koldinghus Castle. Kolding, Denmark
2013 Four Seasons Hotel. Florence, Italy
2014 Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy
2014 Space SBH Contemporary Art Gallery, St Barth, French West Indies