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Lea Porsager

Country: Denmark

Lea Porsager graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in 2010. She began her studies as a PhD fellow at Malmö Art Academy and Lund University in September 2015. Porsager’s practice interweaves fabulation and speculation with a variety of mediums including film, sculpture, photography, and text. Her works encompass science, politics, feminism, and esotericism.

Porsager’s most recent solo exhibitions include Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, 2016; Brandts, Odense, 2016; Göttingen Kunstverein, 2015; Overgaden, Copenhagen, 2015; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2015; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, 2013; and Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, 2013. Group exhibitions include SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2017; Rebuild Foundation, Chicago, 2016; Den Frie, Copenhagen, 2016, 2014; Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Melbourne, 2015; Moderna Museet, Malmö, 2014; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, 2014; Sorø Kunstmuseum, 2014; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2013; and Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 2013.

In 2012, Porsager participated in dOCUMENTA(13) with the Anatta Experiment. She was awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Scholarship in 2014. In 2015, Porsager partook in the 14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, as Annie Besant’s “medium,” recreating thirty-six of Besant’s watercolours from the book Thought Forms (1905). Porsager’s earthwork and memorial Gravitational Ripples was inaugurated in June 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, commemorating the lives lost in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.




Tired Tantric Experiment (single-channel 3D film with sound (62:00 mins); Daybeds (foam-mattresses, bedspreads (dimensions variable); anaglyph 3D glasses; Sushumna Nadi Avatar (original neutrino horn from CERN)

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Virtual Tour: Broken Symmetries

Explore a virtual tour of internationally touring exhibition, Broken Symmetries. Created in collaboration with Arts at Cern, this exhibition brings together artists who aim to understand and question the physical world by navigating the shifting realities of modern science.


Broken Symmetries Gallery 1 Photo by Rob Battersby