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Mikkel Carl (b.1976) lives and works in Sorø.

He has a BA in history of ideas from Aarhus University and an MFA in visual arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He is now vice-chancellor and professor of visual arts and exhibition practice at the Funen Art Academy in Odense.

Mikkel Carl has exhibited at, among others, Esbjerg Art Museum, Randers Art Museum, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, HEART Museum of Contemporary Art, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Kunsthal Kongegaarden, Viborg Kunsthal as well as at galleries and art institutions around the world including M23, New York; 247365, New York; Anonymous gallery, Mexico City; Nordic Contemporary, Paris; Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon; FuturDome, Milan, Basis, Frankfurt; Soy Capitáin, Berlin; Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger; David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; AnnaElle Gallery, Stockholm; Nuuk Art Museum, Nuuk; Caves Art Center, Taipei.

The artist’s exhibitions have twice been awarded by the Danish Art Foundation and as part of his practice he has curated a number of exhibitions, for example at Kunsthal Rønnebæksholm, Næstved; Residency Unlimited, New York; Den Frie, Copenhagen; Rod Barton, London; Ringsted Gallery, Ringsted; NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö.

Mikkel Carl’s large installation works, sculptures, and paintings are in the collection of ARoS, HEART, Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, Randers Art Museum, Esbjerg Art Museum, and Nuuk Art Museum. He has a video work in the collection MoNDA - Museum of Nordic Digital Art. In addition, you will find his permanent, outdoor installation I’ll Be Your Mirror in the Augustiana Sculpture Park near Augustenborg. Most recently, two art projects in public space have been inaugurated: Philosopher’s Stone at St. Kjelds Gård and The Future Was Already Here in Skjoldungernes Land National Park.

Mikkel Carl is a member of the artist association Den Frie Udstilling and represented by Jacob Bjorn Gallery.

· Board member, Den Frie Udstilling (2023 - )
· Consultant for the Obel Family Foundation (2021- )
· Acting chancellor, Funen Academy of Arts (2021)
· Professor of visual arts and exhibition practice at the Funen Art Academy (2018- )
· Member of the Danish Art Foundation’s grant committee for visual arts (2016-2019)
· Board member, Overgaden – Centre of Contemporary Art (2013-2018)
· MFA in visual arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2003-2009)
· BA in history of ideas from Aarhus University (1998-2002)