Birthe Jorgensen creates site specific installations that combine bricolage, assemblage, sculpture, woodcarving, writing, and sound. She is interested in how sacred and secular spaces emerge and break down in a globalised, materialistic age, and in the workings of time, memory, loss, geographical displacement as well as in the politics of the built environment. Drawing on a background in interdisciplinary theatre (London 2005-11) she continues to draw strength from her own sense of displacement. An avid collaborator, she has (amongst others) worked with dancers, performers,writers, archeologists, human geographers, sociologists, linguists, translators and an architect. Between 2018-20 she will continue a longstanding dialogue with artist Sogol Mabadi through the project Home Where Home is Not, in collaboration with communities of woman in East Glasgow, the Glasgow Woman’s Library and Platform.
Birthe Jorgensen (b. Copenhagen) holds an MLitt Sculpture and PGCert Learning and Teaching degree from the Glasgow School of Art and a BA Sculpture degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London. Exhibitions and performances include Alice R. Rogers & Target Galleries (Minnesota, USA); The Reid Gallery, (w. Sogol Mabadi, Glasgow UK); The Hunterian (Glasgow UK); Man & Eve Gallery, London, UK); M3 Kunsthalle (Berlin DE); Glasgow international (Glagsow, UK) and Tate Modern (London, UK). Residencies include the British Council’s Argentina-Scotland residency exchange (La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires, AR & Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops, UK); Sisimuit & Kangerlusuaq,(West Greenland, DK); Danish Institute in Athens (Athens, GR); Billy Town (The Hague, NL) and Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network, University of Glasgow (UK). Jorgensen has worked as a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art (2014-17, UK), guest lectured at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland (Glasgow, UK) and Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavik, IS), and spoken about her practice at Universidade Nova (Lisbon, P), Transmission Gallery, (Glasgow, UK), Centre for Contemporary Art, (Glasgow, UK) and Tallinn Art Hall, (Tallinn, EE). In 2018-19 her work will be shown at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops for Edinburgh Art Festival; Inverness Art Museum, (Inverness, UK) and the Glasgow Woman’s Library.