Biography in english

Charlotte Østergaard is a danish costume-, textile- and fashiondesigner who over the last 20 years has worked as an independent artist. The main focus in all of Charlotte’s artistic work is a fascination for the body as a cultural and artistic expression.

Charlotte Østergaard has designed costumes more than 50 contemporary dance performances for numerous contemporary dance companies and independent choreographers in Denmark and abroad, several of which has revised theater awards.

Charlotte Østergaard has received several grants from the Danish Art Foundation and has exhibited at juried national and international exhibitions.

From 1999-2014 Charlotte designed the collection Charlotte Østergaard Copenhagen (CØC). In the periode 2006-2014 the studio and store of CØC was in the center of Copenhagen. The collection consisted of thematic series grounded in the crafts tradition where series of products are continuously developed.

Charlotte Østergaard is an experienced teacher in costume, fashion and textile formfixation techniques. In 2015 she was employed at the Danish National School of Performing Arts (DDSKS). At DDSKS Charlotte is currently developing an artistic research project “Textile Techniques as a Potential for Costumedesign”. In the periode 2013-15 she in collaboration with the colleague Barbara Wilson developed an other artistic research project “Stedsspecifikke Iscenesættelser” (site specifik staging).

EDUCATION
1990-1995 Designskolen Kolding, Denmark – Fashion design

GRANTS and ARTISTIC RESEARCH
2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010 artistic work grand from the Danish Art Foundation
2016-2017, 2013-2015 artistic research at the Danish National School of Performing Arts
2014 funding from the Danish Art Foundation of artistic research project
“The body and the space around the body”
2014, 2005 residency at the Danish Art Workshops
1999 work grand from Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond af 1968
1999 Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879, bronze Medal

REPRESENTED IN COLLECIONS
2013 Design Museum Denmark: unique pleated dress from the CØC collection
2010 National Gallery of Denmark: Wilhelm Freddie costume designs

REPRECENTED IN THE BOOKS
Chapter in the antologhy “Kunstens poetik – om refleksionsbegrebet i kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed” Redigeret af Anne Gry Haugland, 2016
“Japanisme på dansk – Kunst og Design 1870-2010” af Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, Arkitektens forlag 2015
“Tekstilkunst Danmark 1998-2008” af Annette Graa og Elis Hinz-berg, Borgen 2009

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 “The PleatFarm”, Takkeloftet, the Operahouse in Copenhagen
2017 “Wearable Expressions International Juried Exhibition of Wearable Art 2017”, USA
2016 “World of Threads Festival – International Contemporary Fibre Art”, Canada
2016 “From Lausanne To Beijing – International Fiber Art Biennale”, Kina
2016 “The making of the costumes for Black Diamond”, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
2009 National Gallery of Denmark and KUNSTEN Aalborg; Wilhelm Freddie costume design

COSTUME DESIGN for AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCES
2017 “Treben”, Åben dans
nominated as the years children and young performance
2014 ”HANe og HUNd”, Åbendans
nominated as the years children and young performance
2016 “7EVEN”, Black Box Dance Company
nominated as the years dance performance
2014 ”HANe og HUNd”, Åbendans
nominated as the years children and young performance
2013 ”Dilemma of Obidience”, Dansk Danseteater
nominated as the years dance performance
2012 ”Drift”, X-Act/Kitt Johnson
nominated as the years dance performance
2012 ”Love Songs”, Dansk Danseteater
nominated as the years dance performance
2009 ”Frost”, Dansk Danseteater
Reumert prize as the years dance performance
2005 ”Kridt”, Nyt Dansk Danseteater
Reumert prize as the years dance performance
2002 ”Spejlet eller det der ånder i skyggen”, X-Act/Kitt Johnson
Reumert prize as the years dance performance

COSTUMEDESIGN for more than 50 performances for among others for Danish Dance Company, Black Box Dance Company, Åben Dans, Odsherred Theater, dadadans.dk, X-Act, Pantomimeteateret, Rambert Dance Company, Det Unge Dansekompagni, Skånes Dansteater, Den Kungelige Svenske Opera, Den Norske Kongelige Ballet and the Danish National school of Performing Arts
and for the coreographers Kitt Johnson, Tim Rushton, Fotis Nicolau, Roberto Olivan, Edhem Jesenkovic, Selene Munoz, Camilla Stage, Marie Brolin-Tani, Kim Branndstrup, André Masquita, Helle Bach, Alessandro Sousa Pereira, Tina Tarpgaard og Martin Tulinius

The CHARLOTTE ØSTERGAARD COPENHAGEN (CØC) collection
2014 – precent Unique fashion made for private costumers only
2006 – 2014 own shop ”Charlotte Østergaard Copenhagen” in the center of Copenhagen
2000 – 2006 member of design-collective ”Designer Zoo” in Copenhagen
1999 CØC collection, first collections sold in stores in Denmark