Over the Sea, Under the Sky: Contemporary Danish Tapestry
Ulrikka Mokdad, Curator
Born in Copenhagen in 1971, Ulrikka Mokdad is a tapestry weaver and art historian. She learned tapestry weaving as a child, and later served four and a half years of apprenticeship in a weaver’s workshop. Since 1997, she has exhibited her tapestries nationally and internationally. Her work has been exhibited in numerous international shows, including American Tapestry Biennials 7, 8, 9 and 10 and ARTAPESTRY 3 (touring Europe 2012-14). She received her MA in art history from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in March 2014. She lives, weaves and works in Copenhagen.
Ulrikka’s main interests as an art historian are historical textiles, such as Coptic fragments, medieval Flemish tapestries and Dutch table carpets. She also takes a great interest in contemporary textile art, especially in woven tapestry. Since 2003, she has been a board member of the Danish Textile Guild, and was involved in arranging the miniature textile exhibitions miniTEX 11 and miniTEX 14 in 2011 and 2014.