Line Sandvad Mengers focuses on identity and cultural currency within the areas of social and conceptual art and works with projects in which location and participation are key.
She has exhibited at project spaces and in public spaces as well as institutional venues such as Manifesta 11, ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies, Kurgan Art Museum, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Malmö Konsthal, furthermore her work is in the collection of The Danish Art Foundation.
Line Sandvad Mengers graduated from the Department of Conceptually based Art at Funen Art Academy, DK, in 2006 and furthermore she holds an international Master of curating from Aarhus Universitet, 2020 The programme collaborates with a number of art, cultural and educational institutions such as ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (DK), Hasselblad Center (SE), Kunsthal Aarhus (DK) Röda Sten Konsthall & GIBCA (SE) Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK), Transmediale, HKW (D) Liverpool John Mores University & The Liverpool Biennal (UK)
I propose a strategy of whispering – even in the case of political urgencies. Approach matters side-ways and with patience. Work in different contexts in order to allow for knowledge to grow from a diverse loam of perceptions – and enable the conversation to spread out. The conversation that goes on within the arts needs to connect with other disciplines, and essentially with other spheres entirely. Listen! – engage in conversations –Let “audiences” discover things for themselves, let them feel connected – be courageous – Time is of the essence. Time to build relations. Time to contemplate.
Line Sandvad Mengers is living and working in Laven, Denmark