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2017 Art Research Scholarships and Project Grants Awarded

20 Apr
2017

The Novo Nordisk Foundation recently awarded the 2017 Mads Øvlisen art scholarships: five PhD scholarships of DKK 1.6 million over 3 years and four postdoctoral fellowships of DKK 1.2 million over 2 years.

The grants have been awarded based on applications in open competition and assessment by the Committee on Research in Art and Art History.

The nine researchers will officially receive their scholarship or fellowships at an event at the Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19 in Hellerup on 10 May 2017 from 15:00 to 18:00. Participants can meet the researchers, who will briefly introduce their research projects.

MADS ØVLISEN PHD SCHOLARSHIPS (FIVE):

Name: Anna Vestergaard Jørgensen, Master of Arts, art history
Age: 28 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarship in art history after 1900
Project title: Museum for Discomfort: An Investigation of Art Museums, Critique and Good Experiences
Institutions: National Gallery of Denmark and University of Copenhagen

Name: Helene Engnes Birkeli, Master of Arts, art history
Age: 26 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarship in art history before 1900
Project title: Translation, Sensation and Colonial Landscapes: A Visual History of the Danish West Indies, 1780–1855
Institution: University of Copenhagen

Name: Helga Just Christoffersen, Curator
Age: 33 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen practice-based PhD scholarship in curating
Project title: New Commissions: An Ontological Shift in the Status of the Exhibition
Institutions: Kunsthal Aarhus and University of Copenhagen

Name: Honey Biba Beckerlee, Artist, Master of Fine Arts
Age: 38 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen practice-based PhD scholarship in art
Project title: Digital Matters
Institution: Aarhus University

Name: Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Artist, Master of Fine Arts
Age: 35 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarship with an extraordinary potential in practice-based art
Project title: Neo-worlds: The Transformative Potentiality of Fright
Institution: Aarhus University

MADS ØVLISEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (FOUR):

Name: James Day, PhD
Age: 31 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen postdoctoral fellowship in art history
Project title: From the Kitchen to the Barricade: Artistic Research in the Post-expanded Field
Institution: University of Copenhagen

Name: Josefine Baark, PhD
Age: 28 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen postdoctoral fellowship in art history
Project title: Reassessing Transcultural Techne: China, Denmark and the Making of Globalization in Miniature Mechanized Aesthetics, 1730–1780
Institution: Maritime Museum of Denmark

Name: Maria Finn, Artist, PhD
Age: 53 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen practice-based postdoctoral fellowship
Project title: Forgetful Nature
Institution: University of Copenhagen

Name: Adam Bencard, Curator, PhD
Age: 46 years
Grant: Mads Øvlisen postdoctoral fellowship in art and natural sciences
Project title: You Are Not Alone: Microbiomes as Model Ecologies in Art and science
Institution: Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen

In addition to the nine scholarships and fellowships, the Foundation also awarded DKK 2 million in project grants for research in art history. The grants were similarly awarded based on applications in open competition and assessment by the Committee on Research in Art and Art History. See the names of the grant recipients and their projects, click here.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded this year’s Mads Øvlisen art scholarships and project grants for research in art history

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