Morten Stræde

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Morten Stræde's sculpture Seasurge at Christianshavn in Copenhagen[1]

Morten Stræde (born 1956) is a Danish sculptor. He attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1978–1985 and later became a professor there (1994–2002).[2] Morten Stræde had his breakthrough in the 1980s; in his art he uses both organic as well as geometric styles.[2] In 2011, he created three new urban spaces in the Nørrebro borough in Copenhagen.[3]

Stræde was awarded the Premio Internazionale di scultura in 1999 and received the Eckersberg Medal in 2000.[2] He has also received the Thorvaldsen Medal. In its appraisal of Stræde's work, the academy noted his ability to assess the history of the place and the physical location where his public art is to be displayed. An example mentioned by the jury is Ulisse which Stræde produced for the University of Aarhus.[4]


Stræde is represented at the following art museums:[2]


  1. ^ "Brodsø ved Christiansbro" (in Danish). Berlingske. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Morten Stræde – portræt". Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Karsten Ifversen (18 June 2011). "Nørrebros nye byrum er mest til gennemfart". Politiken. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Motivering for medaljemodtagelse". Akademiraadet. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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