Born 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen
© Lars Bent Petersen
Lars Bent Petersen, “a room with a privileged view” (installation view), 2002. © Lars Bent Petersen
I was born on March 21, 1964, at Saint Josef Hospital in Copenhagen. I live with my wife Sanne and our son Ruben in Copenhagen. I have lived most of my life in Copenhagen except for two years where we lived in Berlin, Germany, around 1996. We moved back to Copenhagen in 1998 because we both got offered good jobs and an apartment, almost at the same time. I was educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, from 1985-92. I am Head of the Sculpture Department at the Funen Academy of Fine Arts in Odense, Denmark. I am an atheist and I support Brøndby Copenhagen in football. I have exhibited a lot, more than fifteen years, mostly in Denmark. This year, I participated in the Berlin North show at Hamburger Bahnhoff in Berlin and made a one person show with Claus Andersen at instituteforcontemporaryart (ink) in Copenhagen; a space I run together with Claus and Frans Jacobi.
Contribution: Participates in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, with “crushed by the wheels of the news industry,” 2002. Stool, immigrant family in scale 1:87, and 1 x copy of the German tabloid paper Bild, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Petersen also participates in Satellite: Aarhus Town Hall, Aarhus, with “a room with a privileged view,” 2002. Wood, pergo floor, acrylic glass, and photo montage with stereotyped immigrant woman from the far right-wing Danish People's Party's homepage and a photo from a 1950 commercial for Danish design, lambda digital photo, 80 x 60 cm. Courtesy of the artist. “a room with a privileged view” is installed in the foyer of Aarhus Town Hall, for the duration of the exhibition.