Alberte Tranberg’s practice is an exploration of fusion in domestic space.
Works presented highlight Tranberg’s craft-based research at the intersection of industry and the home. Her manufactured weld fittings are skillfully assembled into dynamic structures that mimic the inner workings of interior spaces.
These meticulously connected parts undergo a transformation, emerging as seamless, silvery surfaces that occasionally reveal the inherent tension and intricate process behind each individual piece. As a result, these forms resemble growths sprouting from a single pipeline, converging seemingly congested.
Tranberg primarily works with structural steel, drawing inspiration from both the built environment and domestic settings. Her pieces respond to the conventions and properties of her craft. The presented tubular structures symbolize physical infrastructure while attempting to capture moments of softness and to disrupt the rigidity of the everyday. Her practice engages the viewer by subverting our expectations of weight, gravity, light, and movement, inviting us into a world where the boundaries of these fundamental aspects of our reality are redefined.
Alberte Tranberg (b. 1990, Copenhagen, DK) lives and works in Detroit, MI. Tranberg’s work has been featured in a multitude of exhibitions and design collaborations including Design Miami with Ornamentum Gallery, Materia; Detroit, Charlottenborg Kunsthal; Copenhagen, Talente 2019; Munich. Most recently Tranberg has designed a series of kitchen cabinet handles for Reform CPH’s Atelier Collection, which launched June 2023.
With an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Metalsmithing and years of professional experience in the metal fabrication trade, Tranberg has honed her practice as an exercise in disrupting traditional craft narrative. Tranberg is a Fulbright Scholarship grantee and has been supported by numerous foundations, including the Danish Arts Foundation and Merchant LF Foghts Foundation.