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Pia Rönicke

Pia Rönicke was born in 1974 in Roskilde, she lives and works in Copenhagen.

During the past 20 years, with a lot of humanity but also humility, Pia Rönicke questions our society and analyses our human condition, hopes and failures Her work expands in different kinds of apparently empty spaces, the kind of spaces from which utopia origins (Rosa Letters); the no man’s lands where notions of identity and nation need to be redefined (Facing); the virgin landscape that produces a new dimension of possession (Word for Forest and the concept of Communidade); the devastated lands and maps produced by war, and the destruction that creates new territories (The Pages of Day and Night).

From the most collective geopolitical issues to the most subjective and intrusive spoliation (Without a name) Pia Rönicke’s work observes and analyses the XXth century through her own temporality, the present time of her reading and the more distanced point of view of the archive.
Making some detours and paying homage to people and ideas which have been forgotten, she redraws the borders of a real space for utopia.
As you will notice, each work is a long project, detaching herself from time constrains and escaping any kind of formalism. The combination of different supports, mediums and forms expresses the complexity of the realities she works with.

Pia Rönicke: Drifting Woods

Solo show
Munkeruphus Art Center, Dronningmølle
August 28 - October 30, 2022

Busan Biennale 2022

Busan Biennale, including the works of Pia Rönicke
Busan, Korea
September 3 - November 6, 2022

Moving Image Art Prize

Nomination of works by Pia Rönicke
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin – New cinema and contemporary art
Goethe-Institut, Paris
May 8, 2022

Art Paris 2022

Art Fair
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
April 6 - 10, 2022

Perspectives #01

Group show with works by Pia Rönicke
Fonds régional d’art contemporain Alsace, Sélestat
September 3 - November 14, 2021

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin – New cinema and contemporary art

International festival with works by Pia Rönicke
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
August 25 - 29, 2021

The secret Life of Plants

Group show with works by Pia Rönicke
Casa de Cerca, Almeda
May 8 - July 4, 2021

Pia Rönicke: Drifting Forest

Solo show
Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle
March 27 - May 9, 2021

Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin: LIVE

Online event with works by Pia Rönicke
Musée du Louvre, Paris
February 26, 15h

Activity of Matter

Group show
gb agency, Paris
From November 30th 2019 to January 11th, 2020

one artist / two films / one week

Film projections
gb agency
From February 2 to February 26, 2019

Pia Rönicke: The Pages of Day and Night

A Solo Show by Pia Rönicke
gb agency
November 12th till January 16th 2016

A common feeling

Group exhibition
gb agency
from April 21 to May 26 2012

Pia Rönicke: Dream and action find equal support in it

A solo exhibition by Pia Rönicke
gb agency
From January 7 to February 18, 2012

Both before and after

Group show
gb agency
7 May to 3 July 2010

Nord, Nord-Ouest

Group show
gb agency
From June 25 to July 25, 2009

Cinematic Panorama

Group exhibition
gb agency
From 1 December to 19 January 2008

Pia Rönicke & Zeynel Abidin Kizilyaprak

A solo show by Pia Rönicke & Zeynel Abidin Kizilyaprak
gb agency
From September 13 to November 8, 2008


Group show
gb agency
From May 24 to July 19, 2008

Pia Rönicke: 'Rosa's Letters- Telling a Story

A solo show by Pia Rönicke
gb agency
From October 21 to November 25, 2006

Outside The Living Room

Group show
gb agency
29 April to 31 May 2006

Pia Rönicke: Without a Name

A solo show by Pia Rönicke
gb agency
From November 13 to December 23, 2004

Present Perfect

Solo exhibition
gb agency
10 June to 23 July 2003


Danskjävlar - a Swedish Declaration of Love, text by Élodie Royer, Kunsthal, Copenhagen (curated by Bo Nilsson and Maria Gadegaard)
Anachronism, text by Elena Filipovic, Argos, Brussels (curated by Elena Filipovic).
Elephant Cemetery, Artist Space, New York (curated by Christian Rattemeyer)
Fantasmagoria - Dibujo en Movimiento,text by Montse Badia, Fundacion ICO, Madrid, (curated by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes).
Dreamlands Burn, text by Livia Paldi & Pia Rönicke, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest
Habitat /Variations, text by Véronique Baccheta, BAC / Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Genève, (curated by M. I. Rodríguez).
#1 The Plan is Dictator! What is the plan, Pia Rönicke, published by Lunds Konsthall, Sweden.
Version animée, Centre pour l’image contemporaine (CIC), Geneva.
Architectual Adventures, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Monument, Cityscape, Copenhagen
Feu de bois,entretien avec Alexis Vaillant & Pia Rönicke, Ateliers Internationaux du Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, curated by Alexis Vaillant
GNS, text by Nicolas Bourriaud, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Utopia Station Posters, Haus der Kunst, Munich ; Museum in Progress, Vienna.
Poster Project, Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale
The Fall Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Culture meets culture, Busan Biannale, Corea
Urbane Sequenzen, Kunsthalle Erfurt/Museum Schloss Hardenberg
Manifesta 4, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Pia Rönicke, Moderna Museet Projekt, Stockholm.
Blick, Screening touring Nordic and international venues
Exile Video, Rum46, Aarhus.
Take Off, Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus
Momentum, Nordic Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moss

Press articles (selection)

Artforum, Pia Rönicke, gb agency, Paris, text by Claire Moulène, May
Art in America Pia Rönicke, text by Ellen Leblond-Schrader, March.
Les Inrockuptibles, Maison Flottante, text by Jean-Max Colard, February.
Artreview, Now see this, texte by Martin Herbert, January & February.
LE BEAU VICE](web), L’archive rêvée de Pia Rönicke (galerie GB Agency, Paris), *text by Elisabeth Lebovici, January.
Mak/Zine, Envisioning Buildings, #1
Bidoun, # 16, Facing, texte par Jason Simon, Winter
Art Forum, Pia Rönicke, text by Jennifer Allen, September
Frieze, Imagine Action, by Dan Fox, October
Artforum, Imagine Action, by Rachel Withers, October
Artinvestor, Pia Rönicke, March
Flash Art, Pia Rönicke, text by Henrikke Nielsen, November/December
Frieze, Pia Rönicke, text by Staffan Boije af Gennäs, November/December
Art Forum, Pia Rönicke, gb agency, text by Jean-Max Colard, February
Metropolis M, #1 Wereldberoemd in eigen Land, February-March
Libération, Les feux de la lampe, by Elisabeth Lebovici, 27-28 November
Les Inrockuptibles #469, Romance, text by Judicaël Lavrador, November 24-30
Le Journal des Arts #3, Pia Rönicke, by Anaïd Demir, 11 October
Frieze #69, The Concrete Jungle by Lars Bang Larsen„ September
Kunstrevy, The Weekend Paper, February.
NU: The Nordic Art Review, Vol. 3, #5 Pia Rönicke, text by Pernille Albrethsen, May.
Frieze # 61, New Settlements, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, by Jan Verwoert, September.
Kunstverein Munich, No Swimming, by Justin Hoffmann, Jan/feb.
NU: The Nordic Art Review, Vol. 3, #3-4, New Settlements, Nikolaj Exhibition Building, Copenhagen, by Kristine Kern
NU: The Nordic Art Review, Vol. 3, #2 Take Off, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, by Line Rosenvinge
Frieze # 54, Momentum 2000, Moss by Jörg Heiser, Sept/Oct 2000

Pia Rönicke
Rosa's Letters, 2012

Artist Book

Edited by Pia Rönicke
Published by Mousse Publishing
English, 2012
22 x 14 cm, 168 pages
ISBN 9788867490004
Price : 24 euros

Pia Rönicke
The plan is dicatator! What is the plan…, 2006


Lunds Konsthall
29 pages
ISBN 91-88846-37-7
Lunds Konsthall
SE-220 02 Lunds, Sweden

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Exhibition View, Pia Rönicke A Place Like Any Other, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2001

Exhibition View, Pia Rönicke, Kunsthalle Mucsarnok, Budapest, 2004

Exhibition View, Documents for 2481. Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen. 2017

Exhibition View, Pia Rönicke Word For Forest, Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2019

Exhibition View, Pia Rönicke, #1, The Plan Dictatorship, What is the Plan.., Lunds Konsthall, Lunds, 2006


Word for Forest, 2018
The Pages of Day and Night (Newspapers), 2015
The Pages of Day and Night (Peregrinus), 2015
The Pages of Day and Night, 2015
The Pages of Day and Night (Arabesque), 2015
Dream and Action Find Equal Support In It, 2011
Scanning Through Landscapes, 2008–2010
Model for Cinema, 2007
Rosa's Letter, 2006
Without a Name, 2004
Urban Fiction, 2003
Somewhere Out There, 1998