Annarosa Krøyer Holm


Born 1983 in Denmark
MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Art

Annarosa Krøyer Holm works within Political Minimalism, where simple gestures (texts, sculptures, installations) are encoded with political or ideological meaning. Rikke. Petersen.

Her resent work explores the interlocking of the European colonialism and the ideals emerging in 18th century Neoclassicism




Jan 5 – June 17 2017

Annarosa Krøyer Holm is a part of the collective Hvid[m?] Archive together with Miriam Haile and Sine Frejstrup

Talk: Together with Miriam Haile she presented the archive on Thursday January 5th 2017 at 5-7 pm for the opening talk

For the exhibition Unravelings Annarosa Krøyer Holm will be showing her work Chromophobia fig. 1

Chromophobia fig. 1 is made directly into the white wall of the exhibition space. Around 3 mm of the existing wall has been removed, in order to build a lime mortar surface, that create a fetishized and marble-like effect

The term chromophobia (angst or fear of colour) refer to the interlocking of the European colonialism and the ideals emerging in 18th century Neoclassicism

The neoclassical white ideal maintained a connection between the beautiful, the good and the true, and offered a spiritual justification of the atrocities of the European colonialism, where it was essential to perceive the white man and his art as sublime and superior

The title Chromophobia fig. 1 indicates that the work can be perceived as a sculpture A white sculpture that points towards it’s own whiteness and speaks to the classical sculpture, which has been whitewashed by the 18th century art historians

 Chromophobia fig. 1 is a silent and retracted call for the awareness of the violence attached to the colour white


Photo: Courtesy of Suada Demirovic