Davide Hjort, born 1990 in Popoli, Abruzzo, Italy, lives and works in Copenhagen.

Davide Hjort sees sculpture as an extension and expansion of the human body. His works are often made across materials such as ceramics, metal, and plastic. The sculptures’ abstract and organic forms become a metaphor for a fluid and transformative identity. The sculptures have a performativity that is often activated through other media such as video, performance, sound and photo. Davide Hjort’s work is research-driven, often influenced by the marginalized or forgotten stories. He examines the representation of queerness through time by weaving historical, political and personal narratives together.

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  • 2021 – 2024: MFA in Fine Arts at The Royal Danish Academy, Sculpture school
  • 2022 / 2023: Anne Marie Carl Nielsen Program for Art in Public Space at Funen Art Academy, Odense.
  • 2022: Exchange at Oslo National Academy of the Arts
  • 2018 – 2021: BFA in Fine Arts at The Royal Danish Academy
  • 2016 – 2018: BA in Italian language and culture at København Universitet
  • 2011 – 2014: BA in Socialpedagogy at Pestalozzi Fröbel Haus, Berlin

Selected group and solo exhibitions/performances

Solo exhibitions

  • Satellites, OUTPOST, Copenhagen, 2022
  • Liminal gravity, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, 2022
  • New Shells, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen, 2020

Group exhibitions

  • It’s the tip of the iceberg, MASSIMO space, Milan, 2023
  • Increasing tenderness, public work in Ansgar Kirke as part of the program Anne Marie Carl Nielsen art in public spaces, Odense, 2023
  • Bachelor exhibition, Festsalen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2021
  • Soil.Sickness.Society, group show curated by Maria Kjær Themsen, Kunsthal Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, 2021
  • Always coming home, group show in Gøta, Faroe Islands, 2021
  • If given my body, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, curated by Arrangetheants Copenhagen, 2021
  • Forårsudstilling 2020, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2020
  • Pulsar, Sound festival, Royal Danish Conservatory and Royal Danish Academy, 2020
  • Hermitage: pastoral concert in G-rindr minor, performance, Arcway Nightlands connector Jennifer-See alternate, Copenhagen, 2020
  • Kunstnernes Efterårsudstillings 2020, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2020
  • Førsteårsudstilling, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2019
  • Amniota, Duo exhibition with Julie Nymann, Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen 2019
  • Roboart, group show at Kunstbygning Filosoffen, Odense, 2019


  • Norske Bildende Kunstneres pris (BKH),Oslo, 2022
  • Kunstnernes Efterårsudstillings pris, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, 2020
  • CCA Andratx award, 2020