Elmgreen & Dragset, Bent Pool, 2019, Steel, stainless steel, aluminum, concrete, lacquer, lights, 600 x 392 x 344 cm, courtesy the artists, City of Miami Beach, photography by Andrea Rosetti, on permanent display, Pride Park, Miami Beach, USA © Elmgreen & Dragset

Elmgreen & Dragset


Michael Elmgreen
b. 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ingar Dragset
b. 1969, Trondheim, Norway

Elmgreen & Dragset pursue questions of identity and belonging and investigate social, cultural, and political structures in their artistic practice.

Since 1995, they have been working together at the interface of art and architecture, performance and installation. They are interested in the discourse that can arise if objects are radically re-contextualized and if normal modes for the representation of art are altered. Their works draw attention to the institutions in which they are exhibited and the politics of these institutions.

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Dilemma, 2017, Patinated bronze, stainless steel, 520 x 300 x 47 cm, courtesy the artists, Ekebergparken, photography by Florian Holzerr, on permanent display, Ekebergparken, Oslo, Norway © Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Watching, 2016, Polished stainless steel, 320 x 100.2 x 84.9 cm, courtesy Furhmann Family Collection, photography by Steven Probert © Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Han, 2012, Polished stainless steel with mechanical eye, movements, 190 x 140 x 90 cm, courtesy the artists, photography by Anders Sune Berg © Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Prada Marfa, 2005, Adobe bricks, plaster, aluminium frames, glass, panes, MDF, paint, carpet, canvas, Prada shoes and bags, 480 x 760 x 470 cm, courtesy Art Production Fund, New York; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa; the artists, photography by James Evans & Lizette Kabré, on permanent display, Marfa, Texas, USA © Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Dirty Socks, 2020, Stainless steel, steel, lacquer, socks, 119 x 62 x 80 cm © Elmgreen & Dragset

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Gay Marriage, 2010, Porcelain urinals, taps, stainless steel tubing, 110 x 43 x 123 cm, courtesy Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway, photoraphy by Elmar Vestner © Elmgreen & Dragset