Biography

Mette Colberg (b. 1981) is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design on Bornholm, Denmark and Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Colberg's work explores transparency from both a material and an immaterial point of view. Her curiosity revolves around the paradox of transparent glass; the simultaneous absence and presence of the material, which gives it the potential to transcend spaces and alter perspectives. With an urge to explore the concepts of transparency and perception through handcrafted glass lenses and photography, Colberg’s work unfolds as abstract photographic and sculptural compositions of fractured multiple viewpoints. It suggest an alternative logic and offers the viewer a room for reflection on ones own perspective and context.

Colberg's works has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 2006. In 2013 she held a talk on transparency at the annual TEDxCopenhagen at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen. 

Mette Colberg lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015    
BENDING THE LINE OF SIGHT - SOLO EXHIBITION / NAU GALLERY, STOCKHOLM-SE
2013    
GLASS BEYOND THE OBJECT - SOLO EXHIBITION / NO MAN’S ART GALLERY, AMSTERDAM-NL
2010    
THE GLASSERY - SOLO EXHIBITION / STOCKHOLM-SE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
WE SHOOT / VÆG GALLERY, AALBORG-DK
2018    
NYE BLIKKE - I HUS MED RICHARD WINTHER / KASTRUPGÅRDSAMLINGEN, KASTRUP-DK
NYE BLIKKE - I HUS MED RICHARD WINTHER / RICHARD WINTHERS HUS I VINDEBY, VINDEBY-DK
2017    
MAPPING DENMARK II - LUFTKRAFT GLASSTUDIE / GRØNBECHS GÅRD, BORNHOLM-DK
2016    
MAPPING DENMARK II - LUFTKRAFT GLASSTUDIE / EBELTFOFT GLASS MUSEUM, EBELTOFT-DK
EUROPEAN GLASS CONTEXT 2016 - REPRESENTING DENMARK / BORNHOLM ART MUSEUM, GUDHJEM-DK
NMAG POP-UP GALLERY / TEHRAN-IR
2015    
DANISH GLASS 2015 / EBELTOFT GLASMUSEUM,  EBELTOFT-DK
BETWEEN HERE AND THERE / GALLERY RASCH, BORNHOLM-DK
2014    
BODYTALK / GLAZENHUIS, LOMMEL-BE
BODYTALK / EBELTFOFT GLASS MUSEUM, EBELTOFT-DK
KURATO X LANTERNE ROUGE / COPEHAGEN-DK
NMAG POP-UP GALLERY / CAPE TOWN-SA
KURATO X 23 / COPENHAGEN-DK
2013    
NMAG FALL EXHIBITION / COPENHAGEN-DK
NAU GALLERY / STOCKHOLM-SE
MAKING MATTER / THE GLASS FACTORY, BODA-SE
SPRING EXHIBITION / KONSTFACK, STOCKHOLM-SE
2012    
YOUNG & LOVING 2012 / S12 & GALLERI FORMAT, BERGEN-NO
2011    
HEROES & HEROINES / KONSTFACK, STOCKHOLM-SE
2010    
SCULPTURE BIENNALE 2010 / COPENHAGEN-DK
CONTEMPORARY GLASS / REJMYRE ART LAB, REJMYRE-SE
THE DANISH ARTS & CRAFTS AWARD 2010 / THE DANISH MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN, COPENHAGEN-DK
INSIDE OUT / OFFICINET, COPENHAGEN-DK AND GRØNBECHS GÅRD, BORNHOLM-DK
2009    
UNDERGRUND / CISTERNERNE, MODERN MUSEUM OF GLASS ART, COPENHAGEN-DK
2008    
YOUNG & LOVING / GALLERY S12, BERGEN-NO
GOING PLACES / BORNHOLMS KUNSTMUSEUM, GUDHJEM-DK, MALMØ FORM- & DESIGNCENTER, MALMØ-SE & SVANEKEGÅRDEN, SVANEKE-DK
TALENTE 2008 / HANDWERKSKAMMER, MUNICH-DE
2007     
GRØNBECHS GÅRD GALLERY / BORNHOLM-DK
2006     
DISCOVERY / KULLO GALLERY, TALLINN-EST

RESIDENCIES & LECTURES
ARTIST TALK + GUEST TEACHER / THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, BORNHOLM-DK
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON-UK     
ARTIST TALK + GUEST TEACHER / GERRIT RIETVELD ACADAMY, AMSTERDAM-NL
SPEAKER AT TEDXCOPENHAGEN 2013 / BREMEN THEATRE, COPENHAGEN-DK2011    
ARTIST TALK / KALMAR ART MUSEUM, KALMAR-SE
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, NORTH CAROLINA-USA
  
COLLECTIONS & COMMISIONS
THE MUNCIPALITY OF UPPSALA 
SWEDISH ARTS FOUNDATION
HANDELSBANKENS KONSTFÖRENING
SAK

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
THE DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION - WORK GRANT  (2015, 2017, 2019)
THE DANISH NATIONAL BANK'S ANNIVERSARY FOUNDATION OF 1968  ​​​​​​​
SWEDISH-ANGLO SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON-UK     
SWEDISH ORDER OF FREEMASONS SCHOLARSHIP  
ULLA FRÖBERG-CRAMER SCHOLARSHIP  
KNUD HØJGAARDS FOUNDATION
GROSSERER L.F. FOGHTS FOUNDATION
JOHANNES BIRCHS GRANT - WORK GRANT  
THE DANISH ARTS & CRAFTS AWARD   
PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS SCHOLARSHIP - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, NORTH CAROLINA-USA
BORNHOLM ART FOUNDATION - WORK GRANT
E., S. & A. LARSEN - TRAVEL GRANT​​​​​​​