Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen (b. 1987) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. She lives and works in Silkeborg, Denmark.


Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen’s ceramic work is rich, strong, and powerful. It has been widely displayed in Denmark as well as at international exhibitions: HB381 in New York, Untitled in Miami, Galerie Maria Lund in Paris and 21 st. Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. Pontoppidan Pedersen’s work is represented in collections at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art and The Danish Art Foundation among others.


With her background in ceramics, Pontoppidan Pedersen creates sculptures and installations using natural elements such as clay, granite, and wool. She explores the potential of materials through an investigation of its shape, surface, structure and color.


Throughout her artistic practice Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen draws her inspiration from nature, literature, and mythology. Her artistic practice is experimental, and she challenges herself by intentionally failing and reimagining her own approach to the materials.

Pontoppidan Pedersen’s work is therefore both instinctive, playful, and rooted in the theoretical tradition of thinkers such as Donna Haraway.

With this multilayered approach Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen creates new perspectives on topics such as motherhood, interconnectedness, and kindship.


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