Historical accounts, mythological material and works of fiction together form the central points of departure for Danish visual artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen. Using and juxtaposing references from cultural traditions, ancient histories of craftsmanship, the great masters of European art history as well as the current social and philosophical thinking of our own time, Raben Davidsen explores the essential traits of human nature. The traditional hierarchies among art, artist-craftsmanship and design are negated in an artistic oeuvre that ranges wide from painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics to costumes and stage design.


Cathrine Raben Davidsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and lives and works in Copenhagen. In 2006 she received her MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to this she studied at Instituto Lorenzo de´Medici, Florence and at Vrije Akademie, The Hague. Cathrine Raben Davidsen has exhibited widely in Denmark and abroad. Her work is represented in numerous prominent museum collections and institutions, including The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; Horsens Art Museum, Horsens; Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Applied Art, Design and Architecture, Kolding; Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg; and The New Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen. She has made costumes and sets for the Royal Danish Ballet and has been awarded many prestigious prizes and grants such as the Anne Marie Telmányi born Carl Nielsen Honorary Grant; the H.H.Bruun Honorary Grant; the Niels Wessel Bagge Art Foundation; and the Danish Arts Foundation. In 2015 she was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark. Cathrine Raben Davidsen is represented by Nilufar Gallery, Milan and The Future Perfect, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.