Born in Copenhagen 1960 

    

Collaborations/Work/Studies::      

2016 Glass tableware for the Danish Embassy in Washington, USA.

2012 - Represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris.  

2011 Collaboration with Bocuse d’Or Gold winning Chef Rasmus Kofoed for servingobjects for Bocuse D´or and restaurant Geranium, DK

2008 - 2018 Founder and partner in tablewareshop, “Butik for Borddækning”, Copenhagen. 

2007 Collaboration with Fritz Hansen Furniture on worldwide distribution and sale of selected edition of TU design.

1996 - 2007 Visiting guest teacher, critic and examiner in the Danish Design Schools of Copenhagen, Kolding and Bornholm. 

2006 Collaboration with Kimura glass on tableware glass collection,Tokyo

2005 Lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2004 Guest teacher and Lecturer at Haute Ecole des Arts Appliqués, Geneva, Swiss

2001 - Studio and independent design company in Copenhagen. 

2001 - Collaboration with glass manufactures in the Czech republic          

1997 - 1999  Member of the Comittee for the Charlottenborg Spring and Autuum Exhibitions. DK

1996 - 2001 Collaboration with Holmegaard Glass factory/ Royal Copenhagen porcelain.            

1992 - 1994 MA Degree Royal College of Art, London

1984 - 1989  School of Applied Arts, Copenhagen       

1982 - 1983  Assistant, ceramics studio Tobo Sugi, Tokoname, Japan           

Exhibitions/Fairs:

2019 Hempels glass prize. Hempels glass Museum, Denmark

2019 Design Basel. Swiss. With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2019 PAD Paris Art + Design. With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2018 “Glas-Gefäs-Objekt”. Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg.Germany.

2018 Japan-retur. Gallery A.Petersen. Cph, Dk Glass and Urushi (japanese laquer) project.

2018 The Salon Art and Design. New York, with Galerie Maria Wettergren 

2018 Design Basel. Swiss. With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2018 "PAD Paris / London Art + Design.With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2018 "LIQUID"Group exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren

2018 PAD Art Geneva. With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2017 Installation of 39 pieces in exhib. "Eiswasserglass”, a joint exhibition with photographer/glasscollector Hans hansen. Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Swiss

2017 "Everyday Life -Thinking Design”. Group exhibition. Japan /Denmark 150 years. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, japan.

2017 The Salon Art and Design. New York, with Galerie Maria Wettergren.

2017 "PAD London Art + Design", with Galerie Maria Wettergren.

2017 Design Basel. Swiss. With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2017 d ’Days et Panerai. "Submersion : Exploration en eaux profonde". Musèe des arts decoratifs. Paris.SILENCE/Maison & Objet. Paris.

2016 Chart Art fair, Copenhagen. With Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris.

2016 DIALOGUES. Tora Urup & Eske Rex,  i Galerie Maria Wettergren, Paris.

2016 "PAD Paris Art + Design" and "PAD London Art + Design", with Galerie Maria Wettergren

2016 Art Geneve with Galerie Maria Wettergren. 

2015 The Salon Art and Design, New York with Galerie Maria Wettergren. 

2015 IGS exhibition Novy bor Glass Museum.Novy bor. Czech Republich

2015 Solo.Tora Urup." Themes and Variations", Gallery Kuzebauch, Prague.

2015 Mindcraft15 in Designmuseum Denmark, with The Danish Artcouncil Design

2015 Design Basel. Swiss. With Galerie Maria Wettergren

2015 Mindcraft15. /Designweek 2015. Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano, Milano with The Danish Artcouncil 

2015 "DG15 – 40 years of contemporary glass in Denmark", Ebeltoft glassmuseum

2014 Soloexhibition in connection with receiving the honorary award from the Jubileefoundation of the Danish Nationalbank. The Danish Nationalbank. Copenhagen.

2014 "På og i glas". By Tora Urup in Butik for Borddækning. Copenhagen

2014 Design Basel/Miami with Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel and Miami.

2014 Soloexhibition.“Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees”. at Galerie Maria Wettergren.

2014 Paris “PAD” Paris Art + Design, with Galerie Maria Wettergren    

2014 “Exempla ”.Exhibition and living workshop. Internationale Handwerksmesse München.    

2014 “Spectrum”. The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. “Positionen des Gestaltens”. Galerie Handwerk, Münich

2013 Design Basel/Miami with Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel & Miami   

2013 Musée National Eugéne Delacroix, Paris with Galerie Maria Wettergren.  

2013 Dallas artfair with Hedge Gallery, San Francisco  

2013 “PAD” Paris Art + Design, with Galerie Maria Wettergren.

2012 Design Miami /Basel with Galerie Maria Wettergren, Basel & Miami 

2012 “PAD London” with Galerie Maria Wettergren.    

2012 “From Denmark with Love”, Gallery PULS ceramics/Ampersand House, Bruxelles. 

2012 “PAD” Paris Art + Design, with Galerie Maria Wettergren.Paris   

2012 Tumblers and Plates at “Mindcraft12” arr. by Danish Crafts, Milano.

2011 Tumblers and Bowls at “Mindcraft11”, arr. by Danish Crafts, Milano.   

2011 “Pricewinners gallery”, Galerie Handwerk, Münich. 

2009  "Tableau" by Tora Urup in Butik for Borddækning, Copenhagen.  

2009 “ColorVision”, Scottish gallery, Edinburgh.    

2009 “Nordic selected”, CODE 2009, Copenhagen.   

2009 “Entdeckt”, Gallery Eva Maisch, Würtzburg, Germany “Modern Masters”, arr. by Galerie Handwerk, Münich.

2008  Gallery Puls Ceramics, Bruxelles.

2008  Soloexhibition .Tora Urup. Galleri Jytte Møller, Fredericia, DK

2007  "Func Art”, Gallery Drudd & Køppe, Copenhagen  

2007 Epal designshop exhibition. Reykjavik, Iceland   

2007 Janusbygningen with Jens Urup and Kristin Urup, West Jutland Artmuseum, DK                    

2007 “Yellow”, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland                 

2007 Galleri Puls. Tora Urup & Thomas Bohle, Bruxelles, Belgium                   

2007 New Danish Glass "Glasss", Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen                                      

2007 New Danish Glass"Glasss". Holstebro Artmuseum, DK

2006 TU collection, Maison & Objet, Paris.        

2006 TU collection, Neon, Ambiente, Tokyo                  

2006 TU glassware collection for Kimura Glass, Ambiente, Tokyo,

2005 Kunstforeningen af 14. August, Jubilee exhibition, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen.         

2006 Solo."Tora Urup". Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.

2004 “Stuff” Danish culture festival, Toronto harbourfront.   

2004 Gallery A, Tokyo Designer´s week, Tokyo.   

2004 Gallery Kullens Konsthandel, Helsingborg, Sweden   

2004 Gallery Noriorio, Toyota, Japan                    

2004 TU collection with Talents, Seoul. South Korea

2003 Solo.Tora Urup at Clara Scremini galleri, Paris. 

2003 “Derfor”, arr. by Danish Crafts, Paustian, Copenhagen.    

2003 TU collection with Talents, Ambiente, Tokyo.2002    

2003 collection with Talents, Tendence, Messe Frankfurt.

2003 Tora Urup and Helle Helsinghoff at Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden. 

2003 TU collection in Skandium, London, UK                  

2003 “La Tradition de Demain - Innovation au Quotidien”, arr. by Danish Crafts,The Danish House in Paris.

1999  Tora Urup in Cite design, in connection with Denmark festival in New York City

1998 “ Valobaari - Lightbar”, Helsinki Light Festival, Esplanada, Helsinki, Finland         

1998 “Kitchenware”, Exhibition of new designs for Royal Copenhagen, Showroom Amager Torv & Arken Art Museum, DK.  

1998 “New Danish Glass”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK  

1998 “Living Design-Dialoque”. Gustav Lübcke Museum, Hamm, Germany. Klaipèda, Lituania. Riga, Latvia. Tallinn, Estonia

1996   “Danish Crafts and Design”, Museum Manége, Sct. Petersborg.          

1996  “Unika-66 kunsthåndværkere”, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen.   

1996  “Art – Industry”, Royal Copenhagen Jubilee exhibition at Sophienholm, DK

1995  ”A Bathroom story”, By Anne Tophøj, Bente Skjøttgaard & Tora Urup. Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen.         

1995 “Dansk Design Aktuelt”, Sophienholm, DK  

1995  “Living Design”, Covent dels Angeles, Barcelona & Circolo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.

1992 The Autuum Exhibition at Charlottenborg Exhibitionhall, Copenhagen, DK

1991 “Never compromise on quality”, Spøttrup Castle, DK

1991  “Glasobjekter”, Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.

1990   “Design – crafts or industry?”, Den Frie - Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Dk

Public collections:

UMPRUM - Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. CZ

MUDAC – Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Swiss

New Carlsberg foundation, DK 

The Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, DK 

Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen,

The Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 

The Craft and Design Museum Reykjavik, Iceland

European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany.

Represented internationally in several private art /design collections.  

Awards/Prizes:

2019 Hempels Glass prize 2019. The Hempel foundation

2014 The Danish Nationalbank, Jubilee foundation. Honorary Award 2014

2010 Inga and Ejvind Kold Christensen. Honorary Award. DK

2009 The Danish Artcouncil Design Award. DK

2009 Bayerischer Staatspreis, Germany

2008 Kunstforeningen af 14. August Award. DK

2006 Esther and Jep Fink memorial foundation. DK 

1999 The Danish Artcouncil three year working grant. DK 

1998 Keramikbanken travel foundation. DK

1993 Ole Haslund Artist prize. DK

1990 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship. USA

Working grants from:

The Danish Artcouncil

Ellen & Knud Dalhoff Larsen Foundation

Knud Højgaard Foundation

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik Foundation

The Danish Nationalbank Jubilee Foundation