Artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen & Guest curator Emma Enderby


Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (b. 1987, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin. His artistic practice deals with environmental storytelling through 3D animations, sound works and immersive installations. Kudsk Steensen has recently exhibited at venues including: Serpentine Galleries, London (2020/2019); Venice Biennale (2019); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev (2019); MATADERO Madrid (2019); Pylon-Hub, Dresden (2019); Tranen Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2018); South by Southwest, Austin (2019); 5th Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology (2018); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2017); Ok Corral, Copenhagen (2017); BRIC Brooklyn (2016); MAXXI Rome (2016); FRIEZE London (2019). The artist was the inaugural recipient of the Serpentine Galleries’ Augmented Architecture Commission, which was established with Google Arts & Culture and architect Sir David Adjaye, OBE in 2019. Kudsk Steensen was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2019. As part of the awards programme, he was invited to create and exhibit new installations of RE-ANIMATED (2017–18) in Kiev and Venice. He has received awards from the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival (2019), Telly Awards (2018), Games for Change Awards (2018), Danish Arts Foundation (2017), Lumen Prize (2017), Lumière Foundation (2017), Augustinus Foundation (2012) and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Emma Enderby

Emma Enderby is the guest curator for Jakob Kudsk Steensen’s exhibition project at Light Art Space (LAS). Enderby is a curator, writer and lecturer of modern and contemporary art. She is currently the Chief Curator at The Shed, New York, where she curated the retrospective exhibition Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates, and shows with Trisha Donnelly, Tony Cokes, Oscar Murillo and the institution's emerging art programme, Open Call. As a curator at Public Art Fund, Enderby curated Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation, Katja Novitskova: EARTH POTENTIAL, Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek, and David Shrigley: MEMORIAL, along with group exhibitions Commercial Break and The Language of Things. Previously, as exhibitions curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London, she organised exhibitions including Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen, Rachel Rose: Palisades, Trisha Donnelly, Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue, Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat and assisted on Adrián Villa Rojas: Today We Reboot the Planet. She was also co-project curator for the Serpentine Pavilion commissions of SelgasCano and Smiljan Radić. Previously, she worked at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and Whitechapel Gallery, London.