Kris Sahlholdt (b. 1996) is a Danish artist who makes work combining weaving, construction, and photography often with performative elements.
The work has strong connections to place and often draws on historical as well as personal references. Weaving links between the artist’s own industrialized reality and a mysterious other world. There is an awareness of materiality in the pieces and often discarded material is being used in an almost loving manner as if giving unwanted objects a second chance. Themes such as belonging, family relations, identity, industrial history and personal mythology are reoccurring in the work and are explored with the ever changing emotions of a child. Sometimes with affection and care, other times with violence.