Artist, educator & curator

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Plant Parliament
The Dark Reaction
Golden Standard
Holistic masterplan Haninge
Møn Land Reform
Revenge of the Crystals
Model Society
Communities of Desire
Garden of Commons
Plant Nursery
Imaginistic Welfare Institute
Hallucinogenic Parks
Migrating Gardens
Hans Blix' Glasses
SOUP Rooftop Garden
Free Soil Bus Tour
Public Air Quality Indicator

Walking Distance/ Gåafstand
Field Work
Free Soil

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Some rare and out of print books

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Nis Rømer
Born in Viborg, Denmark, 1972
Address; Nis Rømer, Glentevej 1A, 4300 Holbæk, Denmark
Phone: +45 22170730
CVR-nr.: 38175114



Master of Public Governance (MPG) at CBS (DK)
The Berlage Institute, postgraduate urban planning study, Rotterdam (NL)
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Audio-Visual department, Amsterdam (NL)
The Jutland Academy of Fine Arts, Århus (DK)

Through fieldwork and local investigations I examines the social and political organization of space and how processes of globalization affects the city and our natural environment. I teach and give lectures internationally and occasionally i curate exhibitions. 


(shows marked * = catalog available)

2021 "Me Make House", Galleri NU
2020 Planetarisk Poetik, essay Kunsten nu
Planteparlamentet, Metabolisme, På den Anden side, Møn
The Dark Reaction, with Pia Rönicke for Mossutstallningar
2019 The Golden Standard at Mossudställningar, with Walking distance, Stockholm
2016 It's the Political Economy Stupid, DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati, US
2015 Standard, Walking Distance, Holbæk, Denmark
Spisefællesskabet, Kunsthøjskolen, Denmark

”Ind i skabet” Svends Bibliotek på Bakkehusmuseet
2014 It's the Political Economy Stupid, NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, Cyprus*
Ud af Skabet / artist books på Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Denmark
Lige i skabet,  Bakkehusmuseet, Frederiksberg, 
State of Exception,with Walking Distance, Copenhagen Art Week
Svends Library, Artists Books, Copenhagen
It's the Political Economy Stupid, WHW, Galerija Nova in Zagreb, Croatia*
2013 It's the Political Economy Stupid,Gallery 400/Univ. of Illinois at Chicago *
Actions, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, The 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale.
Kommunen er din!, Poster project, public space  Møn, Denmark
Gå Løs, curated by Louise Trier, with Walking Distance, Vanløse, Denmark
A Queer history of Haninge, Kunsthallen Haninge, Sweden*
It's the Political Economy Stupid, Pori Art Museum, Finland, w Field Work*
Incomparable histories, w. Field Work, Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain
It's the Political Economy Stupid, The Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
Reform, curated project with Publik, Kunsthall C and Landmark. Scandinavia.*
2012 Extreme Crafts, Freies Museeum, Berlin, Germany with Fieldwork
Mønstersamfundet, with Gåafstand, Visit Tingbjerg.
Øvelser, Danske Grafikeres hus with Berit Nørgaard and Stine Krøijer
Book of professions, by Oda Projesi, online at
2011 Living as Form, Creative Time archive, with Free Soil, New York, US*
Being with Others, Overgaden, Copenhagen
Curating; Giving Harbor with Brett Bloom, publik, Copenhagen Harbor
Alt_Cph 11, alternative art fair, with Fieldwork, Copenhagen
(re)designing nature, Staedtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany*
Planteplejehjem, Albertslund, Danish Architecture Center
Imaginistisk velfærdsarbejde, Syddansk Universitet,Odense, Denmark
Workarounds, w Fieldwork, Credo Bonum, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 Hem Ljuva Hem, with Gåafstand, kunsthal C, Stockholm
Gåafstand, Djursholm, Sweden
Gentle Actions, with Field Work Kunstnernes hus, Oslo, Norway
Alt_Cph, Free Apples, Copenhagen
Gåafstand, Albertslund, Day of Architecture, Copenhagen
Taler til folket, Curating the show with “publik”, Public space Copenhagen
Workarounds, Goloss, with Lise Skou/ Field Work, Copenhagen
Workarounds, Bucharest Biennale, BB4, with Lise Skou/ Field Work*
Vi jubler ikke - en status over nationen, with Gåafstand, Overgaden, Copenhagen
2009 Environmental Justice, Arthal Charlottenborg, w Lise Skou, Copenhagen
Migrating Gardens, with Oda Projesi (TR) Møstings Hus, Copenhagen
Ideen om at dele, Brønshøj Library, by Arthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen
Deep Green, Den Frie, Copenhagen.
Land of Human Rights, with Field Work, Rotor - Association for Contemporary Art, Graz (A)
OS DEM DEMOS, with Pia Rönicke, public spaces Copenhagen (DK)*
Eco Media, Sala Parpalló, Valencia (ES)*
Beyond Green, DeVos Art Museum, Michigan (US)
2008 Actions: What You Can Do With the City, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CA)
SOUP with Carsten Hoff, public space organized by The Danish Art Fund. (DK)
Get Lost, organized by Danish Architecture Center (DK)*
Virtual moves, The Danish National Gallery (Statens Museum) (DK)
Open studio, Platform Garanti, Istanbul (TR)
Outdoor Library, The Pineapple Project Room,Social Forum, Malmö (S)
FRUIT, Free Soil at the Finnish Workers Museum, Helsinki, (FI)
Conducting mobility at with Free Soil (web)
Posters of Radiant Optimism, Mess Hall, Chicago, (US)*
Zero1, Free Soil Bus Tour of Radical Education, San José, (US)
Eco media, with Free Soil, Plug-In, Basel (Switzerland)*
Katastrofenalarm, NGBK, with Field Work, Berlin (D)*
Kritisk Form (Critical Form), with Walking Distance, Skulptur i DK, (DK)
Beyond Green, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut (US)*
Beyond Green, Museum London, London Ontario (CA)*
Free Culture, with Field Work, Rum 46, Århus (DK)
2007 Publik Picnic, gardens as sites for critique, counterculture and sociality, Copenhagen
CRIR at Stadens museum for art, Christiania, (DK)
Welcome to the Danish Pavillon, Westverk, Hamburg (D)
Public Address, with Katarina Stenbeck and Gregory Sholette, New York, (US)
Eco media, w Free Soil, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg (D)*
Social Mental Environmental, Sparwasser Hq Berlin (D)
Beyond Green, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (US)*
Everyone is Friends With Paulo Freire, PS122, New York (US)
Public Air Quality Indicator, publik, Copenhagen City Hall (DK)
Surface Tension_Copenhagen, public space, Copenhagen
Beyond Green, Free Soil, Smith College of art (US)*
2006 Posters of Radiant Optimism, YNKB, DK and Mess Hall, Chicago (US)
Hot summer of Urban Farming, curated by Nis Rømer in the context of publik; Copenhagen
Beyond Green, The University Art Museum, LA, (US)*
Hybrid Fields, Sonoma County Museum, with free-soil, (US)*
Free Soil Bus Tour, ISEA2006, San Jose (US)*
Commissioned public work Søllerødgade, Copenhagen
Urban Organizations, with Pia Rönicke and “Fri Klasse”, tv-tv, Copenhagen
Turn on, tune in, drop out, w Free Soil, International Festival of Computer Arts, Slovenia
Væg til Væg, curated by Camilla Nørgaard, Amagerfælledvej 40, Copenhagen
Un pas de côté, w free soil, The Centre of Contemporary Art (CNAC), Grenoble, France
Time in, Berchidda festival , Sardinia, Italy
Beyond Green, with Free Soil, Museum of Arts & Design, New York (US)*
Satellite of love, with tv-tv, Witte de With, Rotterdam, (NL)
Faculty of Radical Aesthetics, Hamburg/Barcelona/Vienna
Walking distance, a series of urban walks in CPH with guests initiated w. Pia Rönicke
2005 What to do next? Neighborhoods and Artistic Practices, YNKB (DK)
Experimental Station, an interview with Dan Peterman, TV-TV-news (DK)
Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art, Chicago Smart Museum of Art, (US)*
Public Air Quality Indicator, Øjenhøjde, seminar Odense
Selective Memory, w Free Soil, Garage Festival, Stralsund, Germany,*
Free Soil, web portal on ecology, technology and utopian architecture www
City Rumble, w Jesper Dyrehauge & Marie Markman, Overgaden, Copenhagen *
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, w Jesper Dyrehauge & Marie Markman, Rum 46, Århus
2004 Stafetten, Esbjerg Museum of Fine Arts*
Arts + Communication, Trans Cultural Mapping, Riga, (Latvia)*
ISEA 2004, talk & workshop +exhibition at KIASMA, Helsinki (Fi)*
Smoke on the water, temporary settlement at Tippen (DK)
“Lofoten: Game of the Future” w Amy Franceschini & Stijn Schiffeleers, Lofoten, (N)
Climbing Club CPH, with Lottie Child and others, Copenhagen city spaces
CountrySite, with Jesper Dyrehauge and Marie Markman, Brænderigården, Viborg (DK)*
Lets walk while we talk, curator/participant, Overgaden, Cph (DK)
2003 curated by Jon Paludan, Internet project/ Amar Fælled*
Index03, Lemvig, DK*
Glentehaven w. Jesper Dyrehauge and Marie Markman, “NB! –lad os mødes” Copenhagen NV *
Kunstfragt/Artfreight, seminar and workshop, at: Copenhagen
2002 Project group Stadtflur (art and urban planning project) Copenhagen *
CopKøb, Gallery Asbæk, Copenhagen


2015-2021 Chairman of Danish Visual Artists (BKF)
2014-15 Board member Danish Visual Artists (BKF)
2012-13 Board member at “Fabrikken for kunst og design”.
2011-13 External advisory board to Overgaden, Institute for contemporary art.
2010-13 Member of the City of Copenhagens Visual Arts Board.
2009-12 Adviser to the city of Copenhagen, artists making playgrounds for the project “Plads til Leg"
2006- Board member of Christiania Researcher in Residence (CRIR)
2011-2023 Member of Kunstnersamfundet
2002-2017 Member of UKK.
2005 Board member of the C-SAM (Centre for Contemporary Art) Århus, Denmark
2004-6 Member of the UKK board


2013 Jury, international street art competition
2011 Adviser to Haraldsgade kvarterløft, Public arts section.
2008 Curates the project Free Culture, Rum 46, Århus (DK)
2007 Starts the group Field Work with Lise Skou
Curates the project; “Public Picnic”
2006 Curates the exhibition “Hot Summer of Urban Farming”
2005 Co-initiator of the seminar; “The Expanded Notion of Public Art” Copenhagen
Co-initiator PUBLIK, an organization for art in public spaces,
Gåafstand is started w Pia Rönicke
Member of the international “Faculty of Radical Aesthetics”
Jury KP 2005, Århus, DK
2003 Initiator of the exhibition “Monument” about public art, Copenhagen
Participating in
1995-97 Co-founder and member of the project group and exhibition space LXX


2014 An Edge Effect: Art & Ecology in the Nordic Landscape, Half Letter Press 
2014 Reform, Antipyrine and Bergen Kunsthall
2009 UKK's visionsbog
2008 Taide 2,2008 with free soil, Finnish artmagazine
2006 Land, Art: a Cultural Ecology Handbook, Edited by Max Andrews
2005 City Rumble, kunst, intervention og kritisk offentlighed, Politisk revy
2004 Kunstfragt, Theme 8, made by YNKB
Åbenhed, demokrati og mangfoldighed”, w UKK cityspace, catalogue txt for “Monumet“
“En park på Nørrebro”, with Christel Lundberg debate in Jyllandsposten and “På Gaden”
2001  Interview w Joeb van Lieshout, in Hunch, 010 Publisher
1998  “Microscopic sculpture”, pamphlet


Hus Forbi, 2011 on works in public spaces
Århus Nu
Politiken, 15.09.06 Hot Summer of Urban Farming
Frieze, on Beyond Green,
Leonardo, Electronic Alamanc, MIT Press. ”Plant investigations”
Århus nu – on Free Soil
Artlink Magazine, Ecology: Everyone's Business Volume 25 no 4
Landskab 4/05 “Byens rum og hvad skal det nytte” Kitchen garden
Politiken, saturday june 2005, Kitchen garden www . l on a collaborative public project
BKF magazine 2004, theme on organization and selforganization,


2013 The Danish Committee for Visual Arts, national and international board
The Danish Art Fund, work grant
2012 The Danish Committee for Visual Arts, national and international board
The Danish Art Fund, work grant
2011 The Danish Committee for Visual Arts, national and international board
The Danish Art Fund, work grant
2010  The Danish Committee for Visual Arts, national and international board
2009 The Danish Art Fund, work grant
2008 Istanbul Residency, the Danish Committee for Visual Arts, international board
Working grant, The Danish Art Fund
2003 Nifca, Aritst in residence, Riga, Latvia
2001 The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, study grant

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