Karen Kjaergaard holds a Master in Architecture (AAA) and a Master in Curating (AU). After more than twenty year´s as independant Curator working at an international level, she since 2012 holds a position as Associate Professor, Curator and Head of Exhibitions at the Aarhus School of Architecture. She works in an interdisciplinary and conceptual field between Art and Architecture. She is behind numerous exhibitions in Denmark and abroad, and now holds a position as Curator and Head of Programme at the international, annual Architecture festival, OPEN.

Curator & Head of Programme at international architecture festival OPEN 2021 –
Curatorial Master Studies at Aarhus University, 2019 – 2021
Curator and Head of Exhibitions, Aarhus School of Architecture, 2012 –
Co-curator Danish Design at the House, Sydney Opera House, 2013
Associate professor Aarhus School of Architecture 2012 –
Curator Design School Kolding, 2011 – 2012
Co-curator Copenhagen Design Week, DDC, 2011
Curator and Exhibition architect DANISH CRAFTS, 2005 – 2010
Co-curator it´s a small world, Danish Design Center, Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Santiago, 2010 – 2011
Censor by appointment of the Royal Academy 2008 –
Member of KVINFO expert data base 2010 –
Member of Krak’s Blå Bog
Member of the Academy´s Architect´s Jury 2002-2005, 2005-2008

Nykredit Fonds Hæderspris
Kay Bojesen Prisen
Den Danske Møbelpris