Mette Borup Kristensen studied the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence 2000–05 and now lives and works in Copenhagen, drawing inspiration from the body, nature, mythology and the links that connect us. Often focusing on site-specific works, she is preoccupied with the idea of community and communion, whether with nature or with other people. Entering into artistic collaborations with other artists, she investigates how everything happens in an interplay of contexts and influences. To her, creating site-specific works based on interaction and encounters with others – whether that ‘other’ is an artist or a plant – is being part of an ecosystem, being part of something bigger, reflecting how the rest of nature works in reciprocal ecosystems.
Cutting across many media, she works with natural materials, fine-art prints, sculpture, textiles, performance art and installation art. Current projects include the exhibition and still it moves at the Museum of Ancient Art in Aarhus in collaboration with Ulla Eriksen and Maria Michailidou, as well as work on the magazine Kulturo # 51 Grund.
Mette Borup Kristensen is part of Socle du Monde’s Open Call, Danish Open.