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 and was selected to represent Denmark at the European Glass Context in 2016 and 2021. In 2013 she held a talk on transparency at the annual TEDxCopenhagen at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen. ​​​​​​​
UPCOMING
2021    Galleri Christoffer Egelund 
2021    Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter  
2021    The Biennale for Craft & Design (Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk & Design) ​​​​​​​
2021    European Glass Context
2022    Grønbechs Gård - Bornholm Center for Crafts (Solo)


METTE COLBERG
B. 1981 IN DENMARK / LIVES AND WORKS IN COPENHAGEN


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020    SUPERPOSITION / OFFICINET, COPENHAGEN-DK   
2015    BENDING THE LINE OF SIGHT / NAU GALLERY, STOCKHOLM-SE
2013    GLASS BEYOND THE OBJECT / NO MAN’S ART GALLERY, AMSTERDAM-NL
2010    THE GLASSERY / STOCKHOLM-SE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019    NORTH ART FAIR, VÆG GALLERY, AALBORG-DK
2019    WE SHOOT / VÆG GALLERY, AALBORG-DK
2018    NYE BLIKKE - I HUS MED RICHARD WINTHER / KASTRUPGÅRDSAMLINGEN, KASTRUP-DK  
2018    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
2016    EUROPEAN GLASS CONTEXT 2016 - REPRESENTING DENMARK / BORNHOLM ART MUSEUM, GUDHJEM-DK
2016    NMAG POP-UP GALLERY / TEHRAN-IR
2015    DANISH GLASS 2015 / EBELTOFT GLASMUSEUM,  EBELTOFT-DK
2015    BETWEEN HERE AND THERE / GALLERY RASCH, BORNHOLM-DK
2014    BODYTALK / GLAZENHUIS, LOMMEL-BE   
2014    BODYTALK / EBELTFOFT GLASS MUSEUM, EBELTOFT-DK
2014    KURATO X LANTERNE ROUGE / COPEHAGEN-DK
2014    NMAG POP-UP GALLERY / CAPE TOWN-SA
2014    KURATO X 23 / COPENHAGEN-DK
2013    NMAG FALL EXHIBITION / COPENHAGEN-DK
2013    NAU GALLERY / STOCKHOLM-SE
2013    MAKING MATTER / THE GLASS FACTORY, BODA-SE
2013    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
2010    CONTEMPORARY GLASS / REJMYRE ART LAB, REJMYRE-SE
2010    THE DANISH ARTS & CRAFTS AWARD 2010 / THE DANISH MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN, COPENHAGEN-DK
2010    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
2008    GOING PLACES / BORNHOLMS KUNSTMUSEUM, GUDHJEM-DK, MALMØ FORM- & DESIGNCENTER, MALMØ-SE & SVANEKEGÅRDEN, SVANEKE-DK
2008    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-DK     
ARTIST TALK / KALMAR ART MUSEUM, KALMAR-SE
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, NORTH CAROLINA-USA
COLLECTIONS & COMMISIONS
KUNSTFORENINGEN AF 14. AUGUST 
THE MUNCIPALITY OF UPPSALA 
SWEDISH ARTS FOUNDATION
HANDELSBANKENS KONSTFÖRENING
SAK - SVERIGES ALLMÄNNA KONSTFÖRENING

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
THE DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION - WORK GRANT  (2015, 2017, 2019, 2020)
THE DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION - PROJECT GRANT (2010, 2018, 2020)
THE DANISH NATIONAL BANK'S ANNIVERSARY FOUNDATION OF 1968 (2015, 2020) 
SWEDISH-ANGLO SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON-UK (2014)    
SWEDISH ORDER OF FREEMASONS SCHOLARSHIP (2013) 
ULLA FRÖBERG-CRAMER SCHOLARSHIP (2012) 
KNUD HØJGAARDS FOUNDATION (2011, 2014, 2020)
GROSSERER L. F. FOGHTS FOUNDATION (2011, 2012, 2020)
THE DANISH ARTS & CRAFTS AWARD (2010)  
PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS SCHOLARSHIP - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, NORTH CAROLINA-USA (2009)
E., S. & A. LARSEN - TRAVEL GRANT (2012)
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