Lotte Løvholm is an independent curator and editor who runs the art space Collega in Copenhagen. With a background in critical theory, she is interested in how contemporary art interacts with wider culture and cultural history. Lotte runs the interview series Living Archives/Levende arkiver at Bastard Performance Art Journal which covers performance art practices in Scandinavia. She has collaborated with various art institutions and cultural organisations, including Kunsthal Aarhus, Malmö Konstmuseum, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and 1.1 Basel. She values collaboration and the different ways of working collectively that can lead to new perspectives on how we present art. Lotte’s practice moves between intense periods of archive-digging and more extroverted activities like hosting openings, performances, dinners and moderating talks and interviews. She values long-term work relationships and the friendships they bring.


Contact: lotte [at] lovholm [dot] dk



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2023 The Birthkeeper Altar, Collega. With Nanna Lysholt, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Olga Ravn & Tabita Rezaire. Co-curated with AMAKABA.

2023 Ugly Feelings, Collega. With Epheas Maposa and Nanna Starck. Co-curated with Village Unhu.

2023 ORIFICECORE, Collega. With Fabiana Faleiros, Maja Malou Lyse & Matilda Tjäder. Co-curated with Fuxia 2. 
2022 The Latvian Collection, Malmö Konstmuseum.

Commisions by Makda Embaie, Ieva Epnere, Santiago Mostyn & Susanna Jablonski, Ieva Kraule-Kūna, Lada Nakonechna, Jaanus Samma, Anastasia Sosunova and Asbjørn Skou. Artists in the collection: Jānis Aižēns, Augusts Annuss, Arturs Apinis, Jēkabs Apinis, Kārlis Baltgailis, Jānis Cielavs, Jānis Cīrulis, Elza Druja, Erna Dzelme-Bērziņa, Eduards Dzenis, Otomija Freiberga, Jāzeps Grosvalds, Arvīds Gusārs, Eduards Kalniņš, Kārlis Krauze, Valdemārs Krastiņš, Jānis Kuga, Ludolfs Liberts, Milda Liepiņa, Jānis Liepiņš, Jūlijs Madernieks, Marija Induse-Muceniece, Oskars Norītis, Jānis Plēpis, Janis Rozentāls, Pēteris Rožlapa, Arijs Skride, Oto Skulme, Uga Skulme, Jānis Šternbergs, Arvīds Štrauss, Niklāvs Strunke, Erasts Šveics, Leo Svemps, Zelma Tālberga, Jānis Tīdemanis, Valdemārs Tone, Konrāds Ubāns, Johann Walter, Vilis Vasariņš, Ernests Veilands, Sigismunds Vidbergs Vilhelms Purvītis, Kārlis Zāle, Teodors Zaļkalns and Rihards Zariņš.

Co-curated with Inga Lāce.

2022 Surplus, Collega, Copenhagen. With Theresah Ankomah, Benedikte Bjerre, Magda Buczek, Elolo Bosoka and Ibrahim Mahama. Co-curated with Mavis Tetteh-Ocloo, blaxTARLINES Kumasi.

2022 Archives in the Tongue: A Litany of Freedoms, solo exhibition by Jeannette Ehlers, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. Co-curated with Awa Konaté.

2019 Le Soin des Possibles / The Care of The Possible 1.1, Basel. With Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, FCNN, Julie Edel Hardenberg, Tabita Rezaire & Mina Squalli-Houssaïni.

2016 Contemporary Adress, HCØ Hus, Copenhagen. With Lea Løppenthin and Marie Thams. Co-curated with Maria Bordorff.



SELECTED PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMES

2021 Belated Future, Contemporary Copenhagen with Filip Vest, Jules Fischer and Jupiter Child. Co-curated with bastard.journal.

2021 This is Not Africa, Aros, Aarhus, with Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, Robel Temesgen and Sethembile Msezane. Co-curated with Mavis Tetteh-Ocloo.

2018 Algoritmen, Kunsthal Aarhus with Anna Lundh, Rebecca Schneider & Tabita Rezaire. Co-curated with Anne Kølbæk Iversen.

2016 AUTO FLT APP OFF, X and Beyond, Copenhagen. With Jenny Gräf, Louis André Haugaard Jørgensen, Sandra Mujinga and Sidsel Christensen. Co-curated with Maria Bordorff.

2014 Obaranikosi, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. With Jelili Atiku. Co-curated with Rine Rodin.



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2023 Algorithm, Antipyrine, København.

2023 The Latvian Collection, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö.

2020 Migration: Traces in an art collection, Sternberg Press.

2019 Museum of Care, Konstfack, Stockholm.

2019 Le Soin des Possibles / The Care of The Possible,1.1, Basel.

2016 Say it Loud! On Jeannette Ehlers Forlaget Nemo, Copenhagen.

2013 Lagos in the Red. Short film about Jelili Atiku. Co-directed with Karen Andersen and Nanna Nielsen.


SELECTED WRITINGS


Ongoing Interviews for Living Archives / Levende arkiver at Bastard Performance Art Journal.

2019 oVo, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro. About Lea Gulditte Hestelund and Birk Bjørlo.
2019 Dissonance of Objects, Overgaden, Copenhagen. On Nour Fog.

2018 Genderfuckingcowboy, Bodies of Difference, Peripeti Journal, Copenhagen. On Eisa Jocson.
2018 Lad os tale om rigsfællesskabet, Kunstkritikk, Nordic journal. On the exhibition Perler på snor. Co-written with Nina Cramer.
2017 ’Kys til Middelhavets sol’, Kunsten.nu. On Documenta14 in Athens.



PRESS


Frieze New Writers Pick the Best Shows to See in the Nordics

Art Forum: Must See 'Ugly Feelings'

Politken: Feature on Collega

kunsten.nu: Gallerirevy København juni 2023

Echo gone wrong: Looking through the Lens of Time

Sydsenskan: Ohyggliga scener utspelade sig vid Lettlands natursköna kust

Arterritory «Latvijas kolekcija» Malmē

P4: Lettiska samlingen i samspråk med samtidskonst

Aftonbladet: Lettisk 30-talskonst i nytt ljus

Billedkunstneren: "Opgør med det kuratoriske ego"

Artforum: Must see show "The Latvian Collection"

Diena: Malmes Mākslas muzejā tiks atklāta izstāde Latvijas kolekcija

Kunsten.nu: Vi er alle fæller

Politiken: Ibyen tipper

Artforum: Copenhagen

Kunsten.nu: Nyt udstillingssted Collega åbner i København med fokus på co-kuratering

Art-agenda: Jeannette Ehlers’s “Archives in the Tongue: A Litany of Freedoms”

Artforum: Must see show "Archives in the Tongue: A Litany of Freedoms"

ArtWeek: Archives in the Tongue: A Litany of Freedoms

Kristeligt Dagblad: Er Sverige klar til at lukke nye borgere ind på kunstscenen?

Sermitsiaq: Julie Edel Hardenberg med international succes

Tzvetnik: 'Le Soin des Possibles', a Group Show at 1.1, Basel

Kristeligt Dagblad: Diskussionsstof vælter ud af ARoS’ store sommersatsning med kunst om og fra Afrika

Berlingske: Fordi blikket har ændret sig, gør kunsten det også



SELECTED TALKS


2022- Collega x Art Hub talk series

2022 Archives in the Tongue: A Litany of Freedoms with Jeannette Ehlers and Awa Konaté, Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

2022 blaxTARLINES Kumasi with Elolo Bosoka, Art Hub.

2021 ART DRIVE #6, Skitse. Talk with Hannah Toticki.

2021 Talks at 51Cth. Talks with Vanessa Brown and Julia Bondesson.

2020 Those that do not travel, never arrive, Contemporary Copenhagen. Talk with Linda Lamignan.

2019 Museum of Care, Malmö Konstmuseum and Tensta Konsthal. 

2019 On Other Bodies and Genders, Arken Museum of Modern Art.



SELECTED EMPLOYMENT


2019- Independent curator.

2019 Research Assistant, Migration Traces in an Art Collection, MalmöKonstmuseum.

2018-2019 Curatorial Assistant, Arken, Ishøj.

2015-2017 Exhibition coordinator, An Age of Our Own Making, Holbæk.

2014-2015 Curatorial assistant, Bonaventure Ndikung and Solvej Ovesen, Berlin.

2014 Research Assistant, Center for Kultur og Udvikling.

2013 Curatorial Assistant, Afiriperfoma Festival, Harare.

2008 Producer Assistant, Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen.