About Lea Porsager

Lea Porsager (b. 1981, Frederikssund, Denmark) started her studies in the field of film in the early 2000s in Denmark, and later enrolled at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where she obtained a Master in Fine Arts in 2010. She also studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main between 2008 and 2009. She is currently a PhD fellow in Fine Arts at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, where she is developing a project about quantum theory and its relation to our thinking, art and spiritually.

Her work has been presented in several solo exhibitions in Denmark, as well as in Gothenburg (Sweden), New York (USA), Høvikodden (Norway), Göttingen and Berlin (Germany). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015) and dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012), both curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

In dOCUMENTA(13), Porsager presented Anatta Experiment (2012), a work that delves into the phantasmatic resonances of Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland, a location that, in the beginning of the 20th century, became a centre of gravity for experimental and countercultural communities, among whom anarchists, theosophists and Dadaists.

Porsager has summarized her practice as ”creating paradoxical spaces of mad, non-violent speculation.” Inspired by esoteric knowledges, quantum and feminist theory, her works unfold in several mediums, including film, sculpture, photography and text.

Lea Porsager has received numerous grants and prizes, among which are the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s Grant (2014), Montana ENTER Prize for her work LEAP – The Awakening of the Dark Muses (2008) and the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year work-grant (2014-2016). She has also taken part in international artistic residencies in Europe and North-America. Her work has been featured in numerous books and publications, among which four solo artist books, all published in Denmark. Lea Porsager lives and works in Copenhagen.

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