About

ALLAN BECH


ARCHITECT • ARTIST



"Drawing and interests in elements of vast variety have led to the works of mine.

The degree of importance, beauty and difference of one or more themes can be

highlighted in works focusing on investigations, storytelling and/or propaganda".

ABOUT



BIOGRAPHY

 

I’m an architect/artist based and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. I graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture in January 2013, but also spent time at Det Jyske Kunstakademi during my education. Here I found confirmation in my niche area, which wasn’t truly appreciated at the architect school before I went back to finish my master at the studio called Experiment/Constructing an Archive – a studio that can be described as a merger of architecture, art and philosophy.

 

Drawing is probably my main media, but it isn’t the only one that I exercise. During my education I was introduced to different forms of handicraft. I have made/built  contructions of various materials such as cast, wood, cloth and metal and enjoyed creating a quite large installation in 2015 at the Danish Art Workshops.  Without doubt, I will look more into installations/sculptures in the future. 

 

I have always found interest in storytelling and thereby writing. I find the process of writing fascinating, whether it's the usual literary way, the example used in a phenomenological perspective or something quite different. Writing played a major role in my thesis, which, at that point, wasn’t recommendable. Luckily the thesis committee shared my interest in phenomenology, patterns and Georges Perec, which the thesis was centred on, so they found great interest in the publication and project in general and encouraged me to keep on working in this niche area. It was easy for me to agree on that.

 

At the moment I also hold a position as teacher of architecture and drawing at Krabbesholm Højskole. 

 

CONTACT


Mail | allanbech(at)allanbech.com

Web | www.allanbech.com

Instagram | (at)allanbechhansen



CURRICULUM VITAE


Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Born in 1983.



GRANTS

 

2017               Statens Kunstfond  |  Danish Arts Foundation

2016               Residency at Can Serrat, Catalonia (E)

2016               Statens Kunstfond  |  Danish Arts Foundation

2016               Esther & Jep Finks Memorial Grant

2015               Residency at the Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen (DK)



EXHIBITIONS

 

2016                   'STATUS', Staldgade 74, Kødbyen, Copenhagen

2015                   Art Copenhagen 2015

2015                   'A Borderland', Dronninglund Kunstcenter

2015                   Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax (UK)

2014                   Paper Gallery, Manchester (UK)

2014                   Project Space Collective, London (UK)

2013                   Gallery V58

2013                   Aarhus School of Architecture

2012                   Benny Black

2012                   Aarhus School of Architecture

2012                   Godsbanen, Aarhus

2012                   Exhibition 8210

2012                   Gallery V58

2011                   Art Aarhus

2011                   C.F. Møller, Aarhus

2011                   Gallery V58

2010                  Gallery V58


+  private exhibitions and several group exhibitions at the Aarhus School of Architecture and more.


 


OTHER


2018-             Teacher (archi./drawing/constr.), Krabbesholm Højskole

2017               Lectures - own work and writing, University of Massachusetts (US)

2017               Lectures - own work and drawing, DIS, Copenhagen

2016               Teacher at the MODUS School for Arch/Art/Design, Copenhagen

2016               Feature concerning "origin" in the magazine, mosaikk #3 

2015               Artist feature in Steadfast Magazine #1 (US)         

2014-15         Board member, FORENINGEN  (artist group)

2012               Radar (Live Music events, Aarhus)  (public work)

                         -  w./ Anne Sophie Schlütter-Hvelplund

2012               Godsbanen (B-huset, Aarhus)  (public work)

 


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EDUCATION

 

2006-13         Aarhus School of Architecture (Master of Arts in Architecture)

 

2011               Jutland Art Academy / Det Jyske Kunstakademi (4th year)


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