David Noro is a Danish artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. He graduated from The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in Belgium. Noro is a painter but other work categories include drawing, graphics, ceramics and three-dimensional objects. Based on a personal archive of random words, texts, songs and conversations, Noro relays fragments from the everyday which are poetically enshrined in his artistic practice.

Central for Noro is that there is no preferred subject field. Works are created with a momentary and relational mind-set, where motifs arise and are constantly matured. His works unfurl prosaic stories where villains, heroes and simple characters freely perform in narrations which can appear equally banal and intellectually complex.


2020 MFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie



Koloristerne, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

When the night mocks you, PTT art space, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
Art Antwerp 2023, Galerie Kant, Antwerpen, Belgium
Narrative minds, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

There was always a little pig in my pocket, Galerie Dys, Brussel, Belgium (solo)
Ballroom Project, Antwerp, 2021 with Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
To Disappear into the Reeds like a Burrowing Toad, Beers, London, UK (solo)
Small diamond & Big gems, Galerie Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stray Bullets and other fabolous stories, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Itay (solo)
Don’t give Adamns, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paintings 2020 (Rafting down river Ganges), Althuis Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Groupshow: Organized by Wobby Club With  Nel Aerts, Ralf Kokke, David Noro, Bobbi Oskam, Indre Svirplyte, Andrew Tseng and Nina van de Ven’, De Pont Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
The Wunderwall, Gallery Sofie van de Velde/Plus one- Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium

Mouth Pont, Groupshow, With Ingrid Blix, Tilde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cowboys and Aliens, Groupshow, with Kristien Dirkx, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir, Tom Volkaert ,Koen Taselaar, Ralf Kokke, Mila Xinyue, Heidi Ukkonen, Showhouse JayJay at Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, The Netherlands
A Myth, Amorph, Groupshow, with Pamela Bartlett, Gareth Nyandoro and Rosa Loy, Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rakes Rallies, Soloshow, Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands
Buning Brongers Prijzen 2018, Groupshow, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SBK Young Sprouts, Groupshow, Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Groupshow, together with Mirjam Vreeswijk and Laura Canha Malpique, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ernstig Geschikt!, groupshow, Studio Omstand, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Summer Jam Groupshow, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
B.O.G ( Best of Graduates ), Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallerismus Hollandaise: Tantalus Bluff, with Oda Haugerud, Martin Brandt, Pia Hinz, Einar Limi, Oscar Juul Sørensen, Nils Andreasen, Ton Zwerver, Catoo Kemperman, Gabrielė Adomaitytė, Willem Sjoerd van Vliet, Martin K. Pedersen, Amstelveenseweg 200 (Project by Nils Andreasen and David Noro)

Kunstnernes Efteraarsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark


Articles, Press, Writing and Prizes

Aqtushetti Residency Okt-Nov 2020, Georgia

Review of ‘Rakes Rallies’ by Petra Boonstra 2019
Various from Idoart.dk
Winner of Buning Brongers Award

Interview with Alex De Vries 2018
Review of ‘ Summer Jam’ at w139 by Roos van der Lint, 2018