Morten Straede

Born 1956

Educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1978 – 1985


2016 - Leading sculptor at The Danish Cultural Ministry, Dept. for Culture and Palaces

2014 -201 Chairman of the National Art Foundation

2012 Member of the jury for EUROPAN 12 - Denmark, Architectural Award

2010 - 2011 Member of The Royal Danish Academy`s "Landscape Comittee"

2005 – 2010 Member of The Royal Danish Academy’s “Committee for the open Space”

2006 - 2011 Member of the board for "Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Foundation

2005 - 2012 Art- consultant for The Danish National Bank

2002 – 2005 Art-consultant for The Ministry for Science, Technology and Development

2001 Member of the board for the “Better City Spaces” initiative, RealDania fonden

1993- 99 Associated with Centre for Urbanity & Aesthetics, University of Copenhagen.

1994 – 2003 Professor of sculpture, Head of department at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

1993 - 1999 Member of the Jury of the Danish Artist’s Guild

1993-1999 Member of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts

1992 Assistant professor for Architect Daniel Libeskind

2002, 2003, 2004 Censor at the Schools of Architecture in Aarhus and Copenhagen


2017 The Ny Carlsbergfoundation Art Award

2014 Awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit

2010 Awarded the Thorvaldsen medal for artistic merit

2006 Awarded Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Grant for artistic merit

2005 Awarded the Danish Art Foundation Life time Grant

2000 Awarded the Eckersberg Medal for artistic merit

1999 Awarded the “Premio Internazionale di Scultura”, Fondazione Nivola, Roma

1990 Awarded the danish Art Foundations 3 year Grant

Member of the Danish Artist’s Guild


Lectures at The Royal DanArt Awardish Academy of Fine Arts,

The Schools of Architecture in Århus and Copenhagen

Art History at Copenhagen University KUA

Odense University

Aarhus University

Accademia San Lucca, Rome

Danish City- and Habour Engineers

The Royal Danish Cast Collection. E.a.