Dear Jury,

Thank you for reviewing my application for ______________. I’m grateful that you’re able to meet with me today to consider my work. This portfolio website presents ever-evolving snapshots of my activity across different art contexts. To some people, I’m an artist; to others, a curator or exhibition-maker; or to others a writer, educator or a conceptual workshop leader, skateboard-art-team-professional-cruiser, unconventional storyteller, or the former executive of a fictitious bureau for contemporary art.

Regardless of categories, I assume we’re all here today for one reason or another. I’m here to make a case for the value of my contemporary post-studio practice, interest in self-initiated venues, performative strategies, site (and situation) specific projects, pseudonyms, monochromes and polar bears. And also a belief that public art and democracy somewhat are the same, since the one thing cannot function without the other.

Following I will present my résumé, a handful of high-lighted PROJECTS, a summary of past activity and the ongoing DETROIT KUNSTHALLE.

Thanks again for your time and attention, I look forward to hearing your decision, and welcome any questions, critique, or feedback on what you have seen today.

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen


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