Sidse Carstens

Sidse Carstens works with video, print and collage. She has shown her work extensively on the Danish as well as the international art scene. She holds an MFA in animation directing from The National Film School of Denmark. Together with danish writer Katrine Grünfeld, she is founder of the legendary Salon Valerie Galner. Here they curate and present art shows, music, literature, film and performance art. Valerie Galner exists in one place only, for one evening only and you need an invitation to attend.

Sidse Carstens lives and works in Copenhagen and in 2017 she was one of the founders of Hawaii - an artist-run space in Copenhagen.


Info about HAWAII


Info about Salon Valerie Galner




Low-resolution, Collage and print, Byens Kro

Electric Dreams, Video installation, Hawaii

Artbar, Salon Valerie Galner, Copenhagen Art Week

Først Senere, Video 26 min. - Digital Interactive Art Space - Vallensbæk, Denmark



Artist talk: Mash up, Found Footage & shared artwork - Tranen, Hellerup Denmark

Først Senere, Video 26 min. Kunsthal Charlottenborg



Sail Away - Party, performance and installation, Alt_Cph

Billboard Casablanca 2015, Casablanca Marokko



Too Unstable - Digital Interactive Art Space – Vallensbæk Denmark



Curator at Salon Valerie Galner, Roskilde Festival, literature scene, Denmark

Jamais vu, Cafe Englen, Aarhus, Denmark

Concert and video collaboration with composer Martin Ryum - Roskilde Festival

Contact, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Imprint, Møntergade, Copenhagen

Distinguished from the melee… Gallery Sct. Gertrud, Malmø Sweden.



Contact, Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Paper Match, Halmlageret Carlsberg, Copenhagen

Mirror/mirror, The Black Diamond, Copenhagen

Under Byen vs Sidse Carstens, Atlas Voxhall, Aarhus Festival

Under Byen vs Sidse Carstens, Theater Bremen Copenhagen



Under Byen vs Sidse Carstens, CPH:DOX Theater Grob Copenhagen

Korus Kabaret, Video installation, Aarhus Sommeropera, Helsingør Theater, Aarhus

Focus Video Art Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen



Show Dream, Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris

SHOW, Galleri Aptment, Copenhagen.

SHOW, Galleri Christensen, Nordcap, Norway.



Hurra – video/video, AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Spring exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen



Window of opportunity, Brooklyn International Filmfestival, New York

Window of opportunity, National Gallery of Denmark – ULK, Copenhagen



Video Waves from Denmark, Beograd

BIL, National Gallery of Denmark – ULK

Fall exhibition, Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen


Other work:

2013-2014: Artist in residence at IT-University of Copenhagen

2013: Teacher at University College Syddanmark, Tonespace

2011– now: Together with writer Katrine Grünfeld making a récurrent art Salon for litterature, theater, film, visual art, performance and music in Copenhagen

2011-13: Member of the Grant Selection Board for the Danish Film Directors Association

2010: Guest Editor, Danish Film Directors Association magazine, “VIDEOART/ARTFILM”

2008 Censor, The National Film School of Denmark

2004 Censor, The National Film School of Denmark

2002-08 Guest Lecturer, The National Film School of Denmark



Fellowships and Grants:

Danish Film Institute/Filmworkshop, The Danish Arts Agency, Danish Film Director Associations, Nordisk Film og tv fond, Film Kopi, Elli og Peter Ove Christensens travel grant