Francis Upritchard

The Waste

28 sep – 16 feb 2025

In the autumn, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents a solo exhibition with the New Zealand visual artist Francis Upritchard (b. 1976). Her works occupies a field where visual art, design and craft intersect and can take on many different formats, ranging from large-scale figurative sculptures to decorated ceramics, delicate watercolours, colourful masks and blown glass vases.

Francis Upritchard creates her works with a clear enthusiasm for both science fiction and prehistoric finds, and several of her modeled sculptures embody mythical figures such as the centaur, the dinosaur and the mermaid. At Kunsthal Charlottenborg, these beings will be accompanied by a group of eccentric figures and a large collection of the artist’s miniature works, which together examine what a sculpture can really be.

The exhibition’s fantastic creatures and colorful personalities escape established norms and unfold a kaleidoscopic narrative throughout the north wing of Kunsthal Charlottenborg, which offers the opportunity to contemplate different facets of the human condition.

The exhibition is curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer.

Supported by the Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen’s Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, the Danish Art Foundation, the Knud Højgaard’s Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation, the William Demant Foundation.