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Ursula Nistrup

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Ursula Nistrup was born in 1974 in Gentofte (Denmark) and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. After studying Fine Art Photography, in 2004 she received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art with an...

Ursula Nistrup was born in 1974 in Gentofte (Denmark) and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. After studying Fine Art Photography, in 2004 she received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art with an exchange at California Institute of the Arts. Over the past decade she has worked in a number of different media with a distinct focus on sound and its relation to architecture and psychology. It is an interdisciplinary practice based on legacy of conceptual art that attempts to investigate the connections (and collisions) between spaces, materials and structures. Her works reveal a particular fascination with sound and its ability to be in constant flux, or to exist in an unfinished form. Her practice consists of a research-oriented part and a practical part. These two factors inform and challenge each other constantly, in order to conduct an investigation of our reality and all its properties – both tangibles and non-tangible. It is a practice that investigates how sound, light and other less tangible materials have the ability to transport information between places and effect architecture and its social and psychological aspects. Ursula has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. She has been guest artist at various residencies over the world, such as Danish Institute for Art & Science in Rome (2011), Platform Garanti in Istanbul (2010), and Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2009).