Ida Thorhauge

Ida Sønder Thorhauge

Ida Sønder Thorhauge creates artworks where monumental horses and bodies in flower meadows and starry landscapes vibrate in expressive brushstrokes, and stories flow freely from the canvas and the paper.

In her work, no one has a patent on gender, expression, or behavior, when Thorhauge examines the many positions and transformations that humans and other creatures move through in a life lived. Her works reflect the great fauvist masters and modernism's depictions of monumental female figures, and they evoke a confrontation and cultural liberation of figures, human and non-human, throughout art history.

Ida Sønder Thorhauge is MA from The Jutland Art Academy in 2016. She has exhibited at art institutions and museums all over Denmark, such as Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst, Kunsthal Aarhus, Kunsthal Nord, and at Roskilde Festival and OK Corral. In 2020 she was awarded a spot in The Danish Arts Foundation's career program The Young Artistic Elite and her work was acquired by The Danish Arts Foundation and Rådet for Visuel Kunst.


2011 - 2016   Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus, DK.

2014 - 2015   Akademie der Bildende Künste, Vienna, AUT.

2016 - 2018   Co-founder and member of the artist group Piscine


2023   The Danish Arts Foundation’s work grant.

2022   Martha and Paul René Gauguin Foundation’s honor grant.

2021 - 2022   The Young Artistic Elite, The Danish Arts Foundation’s 2-year career development grant.

2021   The Danish Arts Foundation’s special work grant.

2019   The Danish Arts Foundation’s work grant.

2019   Georg Harm’s Foundation in memory of the artistic works of the French painter Georges Bouisset’s grant.

2018   The Bikuben Foundation’s studio grant for young artists, Cph, DK.

2017   The Danish Arts Foundation’s work grant.


2023   Museet for Religiøs Kunst, 5 paintings.

2023   Ny Carlsberg Foundation, 5 paintings.

2022   Ny Carlsberg Foundation, 2 paintings.

2020   Raadet for Visuel Kunst (Copenhagen Municipality’s art committee), 1 painting.

2019   The Danish Arts Foundation, 3 paintings.

2019   Raadet for Visuel Kunst (Copenhagen Municipality’s art committee), 1 painting.

Upcoming shows and activities

2025   Gudinder, Solo exhibition at Museet for Religiøs Kunst.

2024   HEST, Group exhibition at Rønnebæksholm.

2025   Solo exhibition at Gas 9 Gallery.

Solo exhibitions

2022   Floating Motions, solo exhibition, Gas 9 Gallery, Cph, DK.

2021   Between Eternity and Time, solo exhibition at O - Overgaden, Cph, DK.

2021   Fluttering on Every Side, frieze, Sydhavn Station, Cph, DK.

2020   Agnete Bjerre & Ida Sønder Thorhauge, Art Building Vrå, DK.

2019   Building A Path Within This Frame, solo exhibition, OK Corral, Frederiksberg, DK.

Selected duo and group exhibitions

2023   Enter Art Fair with Gas 9 Gallery.

2022   Københavnerstykker, gruppeudstilling, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Cph, DK.

2022   Kassandra’s Sisters, group exhibition, Rundetårn, Cph, DK.

2022   Enter Art Fair, DK.

2021   Scrolling into a gentle fall, duo exhibition with Julie Stavad, Ta·da, Cph, DK.

2021   What’s Figurative? Bricks Gallery, Cph, DK.

2021   Julesalon, Alice Folker Gallery, Cph, DK.

2021   Á mon avis, Kødbyen, Cph, DK.

2020   Paradis, Sydhavn Station, Cph, DK.

2020   Paulo, PADA Gallery, Lisbon, POR.

2019   Solidarity, Artzone Roskilde Festival, collaboration with Bikubenfonden, Roskilde, DK.

2019   Open studio, Fondenes Hus, Cph, DK.

2019   Urbilleder, Koldinggade 12, Cph, DK.

2018   Last Xmas at the Harbour, Sydhavnen, DK.

2018   Is thinking decoration?, Carlsbergbyens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Cphh, DK.

2017   Women in Nature, duo exhibition with Johanne Lykke Poulsen, Se!, Aarhus, DK.

2017   Stronger Than Dirt, duo exhibition with Duda Bebek, den nordiske ambassade, Cph, DK.

2017   De Femten Kunsthaller (KN 1-15), Kunsthal NORD, Aalborg, DK

2017   A Step Outside, KH7artspace, Aarhus, DK.

2016   Afgang 16, Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK.

Exhibitions made with the artist group Piscine

2019   Rencontres Internationales with Piscine, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE.

2019   Rencontres Internationales with Piscine, Louvre, Forum des images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR.

2018   Be A Pattern for the World, Piscine + Bergman & Salinas, INCA Insitute for New Connotative Action, Portland, Oregon, US.

2018   Be A Pattern for the World, Piscine + Bergman & Salinas, The Poor Farm, Wisconsin, US.

2018   A Sweet Taste of Conspiracy, Piscine + Bergman & Salinas, Fuego, Mexico City, MEX.

2018   Over-Existing, Piscine + Bergman & Salinas, Alt_Cph18, FABRIKKEN, DK.

2017   Imagineering, solo exhibition by Piscine, Adult, Cph, DK.

2016   The Weather is Too Predictable, solo exhibition by Piscine, Piscine, Aarhus, DK.


2021   The Danish Art Workshops, 2 months residency at Turboladen, Cph, DK 2020   The Danish Institute in Rome, 1 month residency with Coline Marotta, IT 2020   PADA, 1 month residency, Lisbon, POR 2017   ARoS Studio, 3 months residency, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, DK 2016   The Danish Institute in Athens, 1 month residency, GR