Augusta Atla is a visual artist born in Copenhagen, Denmark, her childhood was partly in Venice, Italy.
Augusta received an Award of Excellence from the Fine Art faculty of Goldsmiths, University of London in 2006 and the Horsens Art Museum Art Award in 2007.
Augusta Atla made an art pilgrimage (2008-2016) visiting the artworks of the European Art Masters, researching religious iconography and exploring the history of Greek Antiquity, all of which still have a profound influence on her work. Augusta Atla has lived in London, Venice, Rome, Milan, Athens, Paris. Currently living in Copenhagen, by the canal in the historical part of Copenhagen, Christianshavn, lies the atelier of Augusta Atla hidden in a backyard at a mews.
I want to help change things in our time towards less discrimination of women in the visual arts.
Except, of course, of being a visual artist, Augusta is also an entrepreneur, a passionate art critic and writer on equality issues in the current contemporary art scene. Critical writing on cultural discriminating structures, on art institutional and art market politics.
Articles published at Magasinet Kunst and Kulturmonitor.
Augusta promotes excellent women painters through the instagram profile @womenpainters
Augusta Atla’s artworks belong to national collections, e.g. Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark, The Danish Art Council, Denmark and The Danish Parliament, Denmark.
Atla has exhibited widely during the last two decades, including exhibitions at the Danish institutions: Horsens Kunstmuseum, Viborg Kunsthal, Randers Kunstmuseum, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Museet for Samtidskunst, Kunsthal Rønnebæksholm and Brandts.
Showing work internationally at the institutions: REMAP4 Contemporary Art Festival, Athens Greece; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Spain; Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway; Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany; Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France; The Danish Institute at Athens, Athens, Greece; Tallinna Kunstihoone, Estonia; Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, Greece.
From 2014 to 2016, Augusta lived full in Athens, Greece, where she founded, curated and ran MAISON d’ART CONTEMPORAIN ATHÈNES / MACA.
Atla has been granted awards by the Danish Art Council in 2011 and 2012. Atla was granted residencies at the National Workshops of Copenhagen in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2016. Atla has also been supported by Danish private arts foundations and Danish institutions and embassies.
Atla has previously exhibited at the galleries: Gallery Specta (DK), David Risley Gallery (DK), Avlskarl Gallery (DK), Format Art Space (DK), CAN Gallery (GR), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (DK), Banja Rathnov Gallery (DK), Christoffer Egelund Gallery (DK), Change and Partner Gallery (IT), AD Gallery (GR), LMN Gallery (NO).
Atla has given artist talks and lectures at universities and art institutions at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Princeton University, Accademia di Belli Arte di Venezia, and more.