RIKKE BOGETOFT
(1995)

My artistic practice seeks to defamiliarize queerfeminist beliefs & create lasting, transformative experiences that support a socio-sustainable future. Continuing a long history of queer punk artivists, my work is born out of a generation trying desperately to break free from the grasp of a heteropatriarchy intwined with capitalist ideologies. 

Through conceptual & interventionist practices my work tackles political & socio-economic issues – I seek to explore immersion, participation, care & rebellion towards imposed & constructed societal structures.
Primarily focused on performativity & performative forms, I oftentimes deploy my body as vessel to construct universes that provoke and/or relate to the intersubjective experience. My practice is interdisciplinary & experimental, situated within the intersection of art & technology, and explores intermedial affordances of technologies & constellations between media & theme – alongside video art, installation, collage, poetry & soft sculpture, the body becomes technology & tool for storytelling. My durational performance work & conceptual provocation art is influenced by contemporary political action & the continuous fight for queer & trans rights. 

Inspired by my own journey as queer neurodiverse femme, I seek to challenge heteronormative constraints by conducting engaging art activism. Many of my works are met within the public sphere, juxtaposing the physical and ephemeral structures of shared environments. My artistic gaze stems from intersectional feminism, the sex positive movement & holistic experience design such as care work, and I find great inspiration in post punk, kitsch, pop & fetish culture. Subverting standards of beauty & pleasure, I attempt to deconstruct biology & sexuality and normalize a healthy relationship between the body & environment.

BOGETOFT IS A GRADUATE OF ART & TECHNOLOGY, AAU. HER WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED BY CARPARK FESTIVAL KULTURMØDET, CUNTS COLLECTIVE, ARTOTEKET, AALBORG SURREAL, PROJEKT VÆKSTLAG:9000, ARTROOM1000FRYD, PERFORMANCE KØKKENET, MUTATION WEEK, P224  & MORE. IN 2020 BOGETOFT & DJ PAULA USPENSKI STARTED LOCAL CULTURE PLATFORM THE UNDERGROWTH, FOCUSED ON FUSING ART & ACTIVISM THROUGH DIALOGUE.

CONTACT

RIKKEBOGETOFT@GMAIL.COM

CV

SELECTED WORKS & EXHIBITIONS

SISTERS HOPE HOME (2022)
5 year performance
Selected artist
Directed by Sisters Hope

ÆG (2022)
Graphic notation performance
In collaboration with Erik Lunde Michaelsen & Aalborg
Art Ensemble
Exhibited at Huset i Hasserisgade

STUDSNING (2021)
Interactive performance
Commissioned by P224 & MUX
Exhibited at 8000 Sounds

AALBORG BIRDWATCHING (2021)
Wildlife photography
Commissioned by 1000fryd

Stensamlersken (2021)
Durational performance series
Supported by Aalborg Kommune Kunstfond

Sørine³ (2021)
Audiovisual performance
In collaboration with Liva Mo & Nina Rose
Exhibited at Mutation Week PRESS

Kunstneriske øjeblikke i Nykøbing gågade (2021)
Performance series
Commissioned by Kulturmødet Mors (2021)

Engen før Bispeengbuen (2021)
Performance installation
Exhibited at Carpark Festival 2021

ACUCAR BRANCO/WHITE SUGAR/HVIDT SUKKER (2021)
Video performance

SNAVS (2021)
Durational performance

No Rio Há Uma Cidade Que Nos Separa (2021)
Performance Residency for Brazilian & Scandinavian artists
Selected artist
Directed by Cunts Collective

OMSORG & OPRØR (2020)
Public space invasion
Supported by UMMK

TOGETHER: AN ART EXHIBITION (2020)
Art & Technology Bachelor exhibition
Brolandingerne, 1000Fryd
Curated by Rikke Bogetoft & Camilla Pagh Jespersen

AFFIRMATION PROCEDURE (2020)
Performance
Together: An Art Exhibition

FORBUDT FRUGT (2020)
Solo exhibition
Nydelsessyge & Aflad, 2/3, Rør Min Pels, Folder & Frugt, Forbudt Frugt soft sculpture Workshop
Curated by Rikke Bogetoft & Nikolaj Legaard

A(RT)PART (2020)
Art & Technology Spring Expo
Digital exhibition
Curated by Rikke Bogetoft

THE NATURALIGNMENT PROCEDURE (2020)
Participatory mixed reality performance by Anders Gade Skaarup & Rikke Bogetoft
Final BA project, Art & Technology, AAU
a(rt)part, Together: An ArT Exhibition

THE MEDIATED MIND II (2019)
Mixed media performance by Rikke Bogetoft in collaboration with Erik Lunde Michaelsen, Emma Bjørnstrup & Frederik Melving Vigil Hansen
Cross-Art Live #6 – Projekt:Vækstlag9000

THE MEDIATED MIND I (2019)
Mixed media performance by Rikke Bogetoft
OnStage #4 – Projekt:Vækstlag9000

AALBORG SURREAL IIIII (2019)
Fifth edition of the Surreal exhibition format, local & international contributing artists
BoxTown, Spritten
Curated by Rikke Bogetoft, Siyana Raykovska & Maros Momba

THE EMPTY (2019)
Performance installation by Alicia Schultze-Makuch & Rikke Bogetoft
Aalborg Surreal IIIII

VI HAR EN NY PATIENT IDAG (2017)
Short film by Rikke Bogetoft
Artoteket, Aalborg Surreal 4

EDUCATION & COURSES

Kunstpionererne, Kunsthal Nord
2022-2023

BA, Art & Technology, AAU
2017 – 2020

EMPLOYMENT

Guest teacher, Østhimmerlands Efterskole
Workshop in performance practice for students of Art
2021

Guest teacher, Krogerup Højskole
Workshop in performance practice & experience design  for students of Culture & Events
2021

Key Production Manager
Internship at Stunt Slave Media
Head of production in media projects, documenting events & exhibitions in Aalborg’s cultural scene
2021

Curator, Art Room 1000fryd
Curation of contemporary art exhibitions for upcoming &  experimenting artists
2019 – 2020

Curator, Aalborg Surreal
Curation of large scale contemporary art exhibitions
2018 –

Study counselor, Art & Technology
Student counselor for future & present students of
Art & Technology, Aalborg University
Organization of study events & workshops
2017 – 2020

Film Journalist, VINKKBH
Video documentaries on underground culture & editorial  articles on experimental cinema for culture magazine VINKKBH
2016 – 2017

Art Teacher, GirlzUnited
Children’s art instructor for local initiative GirlzUnited focused on engaging marginalised kids in art
2015 – 2016