Zven Balslev, born 1977, is a graduate MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2006. Lives and works in Copenhagen.
Balslev has focused his artistic practice on graphic art and drawing. His surreal, strong, dark yet humorous universe makes a characteristic and unique style that goes beyond the predetermined.
He experiments with various graphic techniques such as silkscreen, print, lino-cut, ink and white-out collages.
Balslev’s rich and complex works have appeared on a wide variety of publications, books, record covers and posters. Furthermore, is he internationally known for his work with Smittekilde Publishing. Today he runs Cult Pump Publishing.
Museums and public collections:
The National Gallery of Denmark, The Royal Collection of Graphic Arts
The Danish Arts Foundation
Leif Djurhuus Collection
Copenhagen Culture Committee
Brede Værk- Museum of Industrial Culture
Prizes and awards:
2013 - The Danish State Art Foundation work scholarship
2013 - Ragnvald & Ida Blix Foundation
2011 - The Danish State Art Foundation travel grant
2011 - Ragnvald & Ida Blix Foundation travel grant
2009 - Dansk tennis fond, residence in Gudhjem
2008 - The Danish State Art Foundation work scholarship
2005 - Memorial Fund of Maria Månsson
2000-2006 - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
2002-2004 - Painting school by Professor Peter Bonde
2004-2006 - Graphic school by Professor Erik Steffensen
2017 - "Gnawlers" TegnArt Space, Jyderup
2017 - "Spiser Spøgelser" Byens Kro
2016 - “Menneske", Marie Kirkegaard
2015 - “Gourmeat” with Andy Bolus, Friche Belle De Mai, Marseille
2014 - “Tourettelino" Limited Works, Copenhagen
2014 - "Gourmeat" with Andy Bolus, Marie Kirkegaard Gallery
2013 - ”Choke”, art & science, The University of Southern Denmark
2013 - ”The Artist formerly known as Fedtmule: Whiteout”, Værelse 101
2013 - ”CANCRE”, SOD Gallery
2011 - ”YODA SALAMI” Permild & Rosengreen, Copenhagen
2011 - ”KULTPUMPEN” DAMP, Copenhagen
2010 - ”NEO-WOW” STAALPLAAT/Le petit mignon, Berlin.
2010 - ”Cult Pump- the Purgatory” Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Århus
2009 - ”POMPE CULTE” Galerie Going Blind, Grenoble, France
2008 - ”LOPPETJANS” DUNK! Copenhagen
2008 - ”WITCH´S TITZ” Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Århus
2006 - ”SHOW US YOUR SLIME” Fung Sway Showroom, Copenhagen
Curator / Censorship:
2013 - Censor on Vestsjællands Art Exhibition
2013 - Holbæk Censorship and Curation at the Artists' Easter Exhibition
2013 - “Konfrontation” Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
2011 - “Room 217” ApArt.
1998-2010 - Smittekilde publishing house
2009 - “Ting, man ikke må lege med”, SAS
2006 - “Patient Zero/ Broken Nose”, Showroom, Fabric of art and design