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. Through the titles of her works, the contexts of their creation or their materiality, the narratives become the ruling underlying guideline.

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