Katrine Skovsgaard is a Danish artist based and working in Copenhagen, DK and London, UK. Skovsgaard’s art practice deals with themes of health and care, focusing on how tactile and dialogical art might express, share or translate experiences of chronic headaches. Her practice is grounded in personal experiences, the emotional potential of tactile materials, and in dialogue with: people with chronic headaches, specialists in medicine, touch, philosophy and art in clinical contexts.
In spring 2023, Skovsgaard will be the public artist in residency at Röhsska Museum, where she will consider how senses activated by art materials and artworks informed by and activated by bodies enlighten and challenge conversations, values, and established hierarchies in medical encounters. She will work in dialogue with local colleagues, inspired by the museum’s collection, and with people witnessing, treating or experiencing chronic pain.