Sidse Carstens

Sidse Carstens works with video, print, collage and performance. 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 author Katrine Grünfeld, she is founder of the legendary Salon Valerie Galner. They curate and present art shows, music, literature, film and performance art. Valerie Galner exists in one place only, for one evening only.

In 2017 Sidse Carstens was one of the founders of Hawaii - an artist-run space in Copenhagen.

In 2018 she founded the explorative co-lab Slim & Krystal together with artist Rose Eken and musician and composer Nils Gröndahl.

Slim & Krystal" examines frisson and the texture of materials and sounds through performance, objects, music and video. 

Sidse Carstens lives and works in Copenhagen

Info about Salon Valerie Galner

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Selected Works and Exhibitions:


Wellness - October 2020 to Feburary 2021 - Kristianstad Konsthal more info here

Billboard Istanbul 2020 - Istanbul Turkey more info here

Woman Nature - International Womens day, Collaborations Copenhagen

Satisfying Womens day 2020 - Satisfying Merch, Collaborations Copenhagen more info here


Slim & Krystal, performance co-lab with artist Nana Francisca Schottländer, Sjællandsgade Bad

Nordisk Karisma Salon - Salon Valerie Galner - H15, Copenhagen


Slim & Krystal , Video og Performance - Copenhagen Photofestival 18 - Videomøllen
Først Senere (Video) MyMusic, Digital Interactive Art Space – Vallensbæk Denmark

Satisfying Merch, art print and merchandice co-lab with Trykker Tøsen


Low-resolution, Collage and print, Byens Kro

Electric Dreams, Video installation, Hawaii

Artbar, Salon Valerie Galner, Copenhagen Art Week


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

Først Senere, Video 26 min.  Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Mørkets Magi / Magic of Darkness - Videowork Colab, Danish Broadcasting Corporation more info here


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