Mikkel Carl has a BA in History of Ideas from Aarhus University and an MFA in visual arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He is prorector and associate professor of Visual Arts and Exhibition Practice at the Funen Art Academy.
Mikkel Carl has exhibited at, e.g., Esbjerg Art Museum, Randers Art Museum, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND and at galleries and art institutions around the world, including M23, New York; 247365, New York, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson; Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City; Nordic Contemporary, Paris; Boavista Gallery, Lisbon; Basis, Frankfurt; Soy Capitáin, Berlin; Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger; AnnaElle Gallery, Stockholm; David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; Nuuk Art Museum, Nuuk; Caves Art Center, Taipei.
The artist’s installation works and large-scale sculptures are part of the permanent collection at ARoS, HEART, Arken, and Randers Kunstmuseum. Most recently, Mikkel Carl’s permanent, outdoor installation I’ll Be Your Mirror has opened in Augustiana Kunstpark and Kunsthal in Augustenborg.
Besides his artistic work, Mikkel Carl has curated a large number of shows both in Denmark and abroad, including Lake of Fire at Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen; Pizza Is God at NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf; Got Tortilla with Butter on Phone. Think it’s the End? at Rod Barton, London. He has shown works by Yoko Ono, Olafur Elliasson, Dennis Oppenheim, Julian Schnabel, John M. Armleder, Albert Mertz, Donna Huanca, Alicja Kwade, Ryan Gander, Lea Porsager, Martin Kippenberger, Cory Arcangel, Maria Loboda, John Baldessari, John Bock, Reena Spaulings – and many others.
Mikkel Carl has received an honorary grant from Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fond, and The Danish Arts Foundation has twice awarded his exhibitions.
The artist has served as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee of Visual Arts Grants Funding. He now acts as a consultant for Det Obelske Familiefond.
Mikkel Carl is represented by Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery.