Much of Jeppesen's work is the result of a solitary 487-day journey from the North Pole to Antarctica. The images of remote, rugged landscapes are suffused with a sense of tranquillity, reflection and contemplation. Jeppesen's practice is a search for spirituality, which is found in seclusion, but it also addresses the materiality and transience of the photograph as an object. The journey has left visible traces and blemishes on the photographs. Jeppesen is interested in the aesthetic value of these imperfect elements and the search for balance between purity, perfection and damage.

 

An important aspect of Jeppesen's work is his analogue and labour-intensive approach. His photographs are the product of physical challenge and experimental printing techniques. He abandoned his search for the perfect print in favour of accessible reproductive techniques and mass production. Coincidence, damage and imperfection are essential elements in his work. At a time when the image has become infinitely perfectible and reproducible, Jeppesen experiments with the photograph as a unique object that is subject to the forces of change and decay.

 

Adam Jeppesen, born in 1978 in Kalundborg, Denmark, first gained international recognition with his "Wake" series, which was published in 2008 by Steidl in book format. In 2009, Jeppesen was nominated for both the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and the KLM Paul Huf Award. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is present in the collection at the Denver Art Museum (USA), the Danish Arts Foundation, the National Public Art Council in Sweden, the National Museum of Photography in Denmark, as well as in numerous private collections. Adam Jeppesen lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

 

EDUCATION

 

2002 Graduates from Fatamorgana, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

Adam Jeppesen at Photo London, Black Box Projects, London, United Kingdom

 

2017

Adam Jeppesen, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Out of Camp, FOAM, Amsterdam

The Pond, Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp

Extraits de la plaine, Bendana Pinel, Paris

Sart, RØM, Copenhagen

 

2016

Indentations, Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin

Touched - Craftmanship in Contemporary Photography, Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam

 

2015

Out of Camp, C/O Berlin, Germany

 

2014

SCATTER - New Color Works, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, DNK 

X, Galerie van der Mieden, Bruxelles, Belgien

X, Galerie van der Mieden, Bruxelles, Germany

 

2013

På Papiret, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

Flatlands Camp Project, Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp, Germany

Flatlands Camp Project, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2011

The Flatlands Camp Project - Beyonder, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2009

Faaborg Museum, Faaborg, Denmark

On Sleepwalking, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2008

Saimaa, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Valby, Denmark

 

2006

The Wake, Galleri Hornbæk, Hornbæk, Denmark

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA

BACK TO THE FUTURE - The 19th century in the 21st century, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

On disappearance and appearance, The Ephemeral in Photography, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

 

2017

BACK TO THE FUTURE - The 19th century in the 21st century, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gallery Innova, Uruguay

Visions of Nature, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna

A world of Photogravure, Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen

 

2016

Out of Camp, C/O Berlin, Germany

 

2015

I plunge into black holes and emerge intact, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany

 

2014

The Return of the Real, with Olafur Eliasson & Joakim Eskildsen, Gallery Niels Borch/

Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany

Contemporary art from Denmark, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Gallery Innova, Uruguay

 

2013

Westen i Sydhavn, Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, Denmark

True Colors, Atlas Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Rendezvous with nature, Northern Photographic Center, Oulu, Finland

State of the Art, Carlsberg Byen Slottet, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

Do you remember the first time, Atlas Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Voices Off, Arles, France

Play, Collect, Construct, Fold and Display, LhGWR, Den Haag, NL 

 

2011

Arctic, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

 

2011

Out of Life, Grohman Villa, Lodz, Poland

 

2010

Photography Group Show, Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp, Germany

 

2009

Eden, Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp, Germany

 

2008

Small Formats, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nuit Blanche, Paris, France

Wir Für Euch, Kudlek van der Griten Galerie, Koln, Germany

Nuit d'Europe, Arles

 

2007

Tillykke Lille Fugl, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, USA 

 

2006

Stills, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

New Danish Photography, Scandinavia House, New York, USA

Transient images, Galleri Hornbæk, Hornbæk, Germany

 

2005

Scandinavian Photography II: Denmark. Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, USA

 

 

AWARDS

 

2009

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize - Nominated

KLM Paul Huf Award - Nominated Grants

 

 

GRANTS

 

2012

Paul René Gauguins Fond 

The Danish Arts Foundation 

 

2010

Fogtdals Fotografipris '10

The Danish Arts Foundation 

 

2009

Ebba Celinders Legat

The Danish Arts Foundation

 

 

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

 

Ny Carlsbergfondet, Denmark

Denver Art Museum, USA

The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark

The Swedish Arts Foundation, Sweden

The National Museum of Photography, Denmark 

Museet for Fotokunst

Brandts, Denmark

C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Nykredit Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark