The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Sculpture focuses on artistic practices that engage with three dimensions. The core field of study is sculpture, objects, installations and art in public spaces. The School of Sculpture adheres to the fundamental premise that the Academy is a place where ideas can be explored and exchanged in a conducive social setting, thereby seeking to create a critical field that investigates and discusses the future of three-dimensional art.   
The instruction provided at the School of Sculpture focuses on nurturing the individual student’s art practice through so-called ‘studiesamtaler’ (tutorials, literally ‘study conversations’), group critique and technical instruction and guidance. The School is oriented towards the preconditions of historic and, especially, contemporary art.  Its activities include visits to exhibitions, meeting artists, curators and critics, excursions, study trips and texts. The School also invites guests to visit the school, arranging lectures and study talks.
The School of Sculpture works closely with the Laboratory for Sculpture, which comprises the laboratories for plaster, wood, plastic, ceramics, construction and 3D. It also offers courses on stonemasonry, bronze casting and other classic techniques. In addition to this this, students are encouraged to work with textual modes of expression in connection with the MFA programme.
The School of Sculpture has approximately 35 students and a staff of three: associate professor Malene Bang, associate professor Ditte Gantriis and professor Henrik Plenge Jakobsen. The latter two are acting professors.

Study plans, The School of Sculpture
Study plan, Spring 2019
Study plan, Autumn 2018

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen


Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (b. 1967) is a graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, specifically the School of Sculpture Frederiksholms Kanal; from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris; and from the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Art plastique, Paris. Plenge Jakobsen works with conceptual sculpture, installation art, performance art and art in public spaces. He regards art as a symbolic, imaginary practice that operates within the realm of fiction, seeing art as engaging in a negative dialectic relationship with the world.
Plenge Jakobsen has been honorary professor at Kungliga Kontshögskolan in Stockholm (2000–03) and a professor at Kunstakademiet in Oslo with the MA programme as his special responsibility (2006–12). He has also conducted programmes of varying duration at Columbia University, New York; Staedelsshcule, Frankfurt; Goldsmith College, London; Kontsfack, Stockholm; and at the art academies in Bergen, Helsinki, Odense, Aarhus, Tromsø, Trondheim, Miami and Vienna.


Ditte Gantriis

Associate Professor

Ditte Gantriis (b. 1980) is a graduate from the Funen Art Academy and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design (KADK).
In her practice, Gantriis works with the visual strategies inherent in the objects with which we surround ourselves. Through hybrid installation works, often combining processed design objects, interior elements, painting, prints, etc., she explores the realm of the aesthetic – with all that this entails in terms of production processes, consumption, seduction, pleasure, fictions and cultural/social yearnings. 
Represented by Frutta Gallery (Rome and Glasgow), Gantriis has presented her work at numerous solo shows and group exhibitions at international museums, galleries and exhibition venues.