Curriculum Vitae

Elisabeth Toubro, Sculptor


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Born 1956 Godthåb / Greenland.

I was born in Greenland and spent my childhood there.
I live and work in Denmark.



The Royal Danish Academy of fine Arts 1979- 1986.

I graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1986. I have been exhibiting in Scandinavia and in the rest of Europe and at the DCA gallery in New York. In 1998 I had a solo exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I have made sculptures in public space and my works are represented at a various selection of Danish museums and at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.


Study travels:

New York 1982

Paris 1985-1986.


Selected Exhibitions:

Between 2007 and 2010 I have mainly worked on public commissions. Also I have had shows at two non-commercial spaces and a group-show at Designmuseum Danmark. During summer 2011 I participated in group-shows at Gallery Mikael Andersen and Gallery Christoffer Egelund.

2013 Følehorn og tankespind en filosofisk sanseudstilling for born. Brandts , Odense

2012 Vandringskvindens Momentum, Gallery Mikael Andersen, DK

2006 “Paradiseobservatory”, Gallery Mikael Andersen,DK.

2005 “ Labyrinths – space for the Arts”, Kunsthallen Charlottenborg, DK.

2004  “The Islands of Golem”, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK

2004 “Clinch”, National Gallery of Denmark.

2003 Women´s Museum, Århus, DK

1998 Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA.

1998 DCA Gallery, New York, USA.

1998 “Shells of remembrance”, Gallery Mikael Andersen.

1996 “Couples in Art” Norrköping Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sverige

1995 Gallery Mikael Andersen “Meta- geometrical Constructions”.

1995 “ApertOdense”, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik. Denmark

1994 DCA Gallery , New York

1994 Åbo Konstmuseum Finland.

1993 “Inferno”, National Gallery of Denmark.

1993 Stockholm Artfair, Sweden.

1993 “Juxtaposition”/ international Sculpture. Kunsthallen Charlottenborg, Denmark

1992 “ Figurfald” Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense Denmark.

1991 “A Construction of a Possible Though Loose Sculpture”, Copenhagen, Denmark

1991 Kunst-Europa. Kunstverein Coburg, Germany

1990 “Wo Liegt Dänemark”, Berlin, Germany.

1989 “Ytkraft”, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden.

1988 Fondation Cartier, Paris, France.

1988  Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum Ålborg, Denmark

1987 “The time of the Sculpture”, Sofienholm, Denmark

1987  Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden.

1985 “Monument, Smiling”, Gallery Nørreballe, Denmark

1984 “God and Grammar”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Denmark

1983 Sculpture in the Park, Kalmar, Sverige.

1983 “Grafik/ Plastik”, Universitetet Kiel, Tyskland.

For further details on all my exhibitions from 1980 till 2011 please check out:


Represented in Collections:

Ny Carlsbergfondet. Denmark.

Kobberstiksamlingen. Denmark.

Statens kunstfond. Denmark.

Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum , Sorø. Denmark.

Statens Museum for kunst. Denmark.

Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Sweden.

Museum for moderne kunst, Arken, Denmark

SONS Shoes Or No Shoes, Belgien

Køs, Museum for kunst i det offentlige rum, Denmark


Selected Public commissions:

In 2009 the unveiling of  “PergolaPorten” in Kalmar, Sweden.

In 2003 the unveiling of the fountain-sculpture “Torvenes Brøndsløjfe” at Store Torv in Århus, Denmark

In 2000 the unveiling of the sculpture “Byfraktal” at Søren Kierkegaards Square Copenhagen, Denmark



2007-2011 Member of the Danish Arts Council and Chairman of the Committee for Visual Arts.

2004-2007President of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Chairman of The Academy Council.

1999 – 2002 Member of The Council of Art, Design, Architecture and Restoration formed by The Ministry of Culture, Denmark. 


Grants: (Selected)

2005 The Danish Art Foundation lifetime achievement grant

2000 Carl Nielsen og Annemerie Carl Nielsens grant

1998 Niels Wessel Bagge Art Foundation

1991 and 1992 Anna Klindt Sørensens Foundation


Medals and Awards:

2010 Awarded the Thorvaldsen medal for artistic merit.

1999 Awarded the Eckersberg Medal for artistic merit.

1999 Awarded the “Premio Internazionale di Scultura”, Fondazione Nivola, Roma.


Selected Teaching assignments:

2006 Yale University, New Haven USA

1992 -1994 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen

1992 Assistant professor for Architect Daniel Libeskind at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. DK

1993- 1999 Associated with the Danish Council for Research in the Humanities under the subject "Urbanity and Aesthetics", University of Copenhagen, DK