About

My name is Susanne Layla Petersen, I am an interdisciplinary artist based in Frederiksberg, Denmark. 

ARTIST STATEMENT AND BIOGRAPHY
Because I am an artist, I am expected to write biographies and artist statements. The biography is supposed to be written in third person – how ridiculous, to write about yourself in third person.

There is too much focus on the person, in the art world, and too little focus on the work.

I would rather disappear, and let the work communicate with the audience without my interference. I have nothing to prove, I don’t have to convince anyone. I believe in the work and in the audience.

The thinking behind my work, my reflections on the work and the process, are expressed in my online project MANIFESTO.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, SHOWS, SCREENINGS (full list here)
2022
2022 (upcoming) Athens International Digital Film festival AIDFF, December 8–14, Studio New Star Art Cinema, Athens, Greece
2022 Declare/Decay, launch September 30, XOR Space, VR, online
2022 Reflections on Our Warming Planet, July 16–September 3, Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2022/2023 #Post RE:SET@New Future, July 16 2022–January 7 2023, (goes :art, Vienna, Austria), online
2022 Memorial To The Future, LA Art Show 2022, January 19–23, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2022 Perspectives 2022, January 5–23, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

2021
2021 XPRMNTL anti-festival, guerrilla screenings, London, UK
2021 Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF, December 9–15, Studio New Star Art Cinema, Athens, Greece
2021 Utopaphobia, October 21–November 15, The Green Exchange, Chicago, IL, USA
2021 NFTapping, Intervals Festival 2021, August 27–29, The Mayak Building, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2021 VIDEOFENSTER, June 22–27, Cologne, Germany
2021 Streetlight, March 8–28, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL, USA

2020
2020 Word Revolt VR, November 1–14, (Word Revolt Gallery, Atlantic Beach, FL, USA), VR
2020 CICA Experimental Film and Video 2020, May 27–June 14, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea
2020 SPAMM – 4BR3 4 tU4 M3NT3, D35con3c+4, March 19–May 16, (Zaratan Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal and SPAMM the Super Modern Art Museum), online
2020 FORCES, March 13–19, The Old Biscuit Factory, London, UK
2020 Environmental Crisis, February 13–March 14, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK

2020 In My House, January, a house in Southampton, UK

2019
2019 Simultan Festival XIV, November 8–10, Corneliu Miklosi Museum, Timişoara, Romania
2019/2020 The Wrong biennale: BIG or BIGGGEST, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, UNION, Frederiksberg library, Copenhagen, Denmark, and online
2019/2020 The Wrong biennale: EPICENTRE, Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia, and 20 other locations in Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Before 2019
2018 Videos and images in Red Line Art Works Gallery, online
2010 1st International Photo Exhibition, Swayam Art Gallery, Dharan, Nepal

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (full list here)
2018 Cover image, the literary magazine Slagtryk, December edition
2018 3 cover images in Penny Thoughts arts publication issue #7
2018 Poetry in the literary magazine Slagtryk, August edition
2017 Poetry in the literary magazine Slagtryk, May edition
1997 Poetry in the literary magazine Hvedekorn 1/97
1996 Poetry in the literary magazine Hvedekorn 3/96

OTHER
2019/2020/2021 RIOT POEMS, Instagram @riotpoems

2018 Instagram online residency, Art4 U December 10–16
2000-2009 web sites and GUI design, web graphics and animation for business and NGO
1999 – or so – first sites with my poetry and images on WWW

AWARDS
2022 “outside” was Finalist in the Best Experimental category at Korea International Short Film festival
2022 “INSOMNIA” received an Honorable Mention in the Best Experimental Film category at Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival

2022 “outside” was Finalist in the Best Experimental Film category at Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival

2021 “untitled” was Finalist in the video art category at Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF
2021 “INSOMNIA” was Finalist in the Best Micro Film category at Roma Short Film Festival and New York Tri-State International Film Festival
2019 and 2020 Red Line Art Works’ Highly Commended, for series of works which has globally significant humanitarian or ethical importance

CONTACT
studio@glasslabs.com