Solvej Helweg Ovesen a curator and author, born in Hillerød, Denmark, 1974. She lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. She was educated at De Appel Curatorial Training Program, Amsterdam, and holds an MA in Fine Arts, Cultural Studies and Communication from Copenhagen University and Homboldt University of Berlin.
Currently she is the artistic director of GROSSES TREFFEN, a yearly networking event where Nordic artist via an open call are selected to meet Berlin-based curators at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. She is also working on a group exhibition at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi, Kenya, and in Rungstedlund, Denmark, 2015.
She recently curated the wall painting project 'How Far Away is the Horizon?' in public space in collaboration with CKU Images Festival, Copenhagen-Holbæk, 2013 DK, as well as the group exhibition 'Enten-Eller / Entweder-Oder' on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, at Kunsthallen Nikolaj, 2013 Copenhagen, and Haus am Waldsee, 2013 Berlin. She also co-curated 'The Eye is a Lonely Hunter' – 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg together with Katerina Gregos, 2011 DE, and the group exhibition 'Never Odd or Even – a text spaced exhibition' at Grimmuseum in Berlin, 2011 DE, and at Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, 2012 DK. She continuously collaborates with the Grimmuseum as an author and curatorial advisor.
Solvej Helweg Ovesen is board member of the festival organisation Golden Days in Copenhagen, a jury member of DZ Bank Künstler Stipendium 2013, selector of Van Bommel van Dam Prize, Venlo, Van Bommel van Dam Museum 2013-2019 and selector of the Celeste Art Prize 2014.
Office address: Ovesen/The Greenbox, Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, Berlin 10969 - DE.