Torben Eskerod

Born 1960. Lives and works in Copenhagen

Studies in Architecture, Fine Art and Photography, 1987-1991 / MA of Science Engineering, University of Aalborg, 1980-1986



Selected Solo Exhibitions

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA

Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Utzon Center, Aalborg, Denmark

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

Nessim Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

The Karen Blixen Museum, Rungsted, Denmark

Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark



Selected Group Exhibitions

Brandts, Odense, Denmark

Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Lolland, Denmark

Kunstmuseet i Tønder, Tønder, Denmark

The Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA

Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland

Technisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby, Sweden

Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Amos Andersons Konstmuseum, Helsinki, Finland

Hafnarborg, Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galleria Nazionale d´Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburg, Scotland

South East Museum of Photography, Florida, USA

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK



Selected Collections

The Royal Library, Photographic Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark

Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts, Odense, Denmark

South East Museum of Photography, Florida, USA

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Yamanashi, Japan

Museumof Fine Art, Houston, Texas, USA

Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA



Prizes and Awards  

Fogtdals Fotografpriser, Rejselegat, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008

Brewer J.C. Jacobsen’s Portrait Award, Contemporary Nordic Portrait Award, 3rd Price, Copenhagen, 2007

The National Photographic Book Prize of Denmark, 1997

The National Portrait Gallery, John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, London, 1994, 1996 & 1997 

Grand Prix de la Ville de Vevey, images 98, Jury's Special Mention, Ville de Vevey, Switzerland, 1998

Awards for the book Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment:

Margaret Mead Award, Society for Applied Anthropology and American Anthropological Association, 2007

Anthony Leeds Prize, Society for Urban, National, Transnational and Global Anthropology, 2006

Stirling Prize, Society for Psychological Anthropology, 2006

Outstanding Book Award, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, 2006

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2005

Honorable Mention, Victor Turner Prize, Society for Humanistic Anthropology, 2005

Awards for the book Will to Live:

Welcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britainand Ireland, 2008

Diana Forsythe Prize of the Committee on Science, Technology and Computing and the Society for the Anthropology of Work, American Anthropological Association, 2008



Books - Monographs

Campo Verano, Kehrer Verlag, Germany,2009

Will to Live (by Joao Biehl and Torben Eskerod), Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA, 2007

Vita (by Joao Biehl and Torben Eskerod), University of California Press, USA, 2005

Register, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001

Ansigter, Kulturministeriets Fotografiske Bogpris, Forlaget Rhodos, Denmark, 1997



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