Carl Frederik Waage Beck

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Carl Frederik Waage Beck (Born 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Copenhagen-based community activist and artist working under the pseudonym Paintshooter.

Paintshooter graduated in 2006 with a MSc in Economics & Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

In 2009 his first show - an event and portrait exhibition named "Elect your saviour"- took place in Brorsons Church, Copenhagen.[1][2]

The Exhibition and church was at that time occupied by roughly 30 Iraqi refugees seeking Asylum in Denmark.[3]
Paintshooter was the vicechairman of the Parish Council which allowed the Iraqis to stay in the church.

The Refugee seekers were later dislodged in a police raid ending a 3 month long stalemate.[4]


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  2. ^ Kunstavisen #5 2009 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  3. ^ BBC Europe
  4. ^ New York Times

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