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SØREN DAHLGAARD

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Søren Dahlgaards verden trækker væggene vejret, ligusterhække kører på hjul og mennesker har dej som ansigter. Søren Dahlgaard er aktuel på Kunsthal Brænderigården i Viborg med udstillingen Seeing is Believing.

Dahlgaards idébårne, men også eksotiske og farverige værker er fulde af humor, og de artikuleres som regel performativt i krydsfeltet mellem teater og billedkunst, ved at han udfører en række handlinger, der involverer kunstneren selv aktivt og fysisk.

Søren Dahlgaard er særlig kendt for sine såkaldte dej-værker, hvor han med fotoserien Dejportrætter (2008) lod sine modeller posere med en klump dej på hovedet foran kameraet. Undertiden går Dahlgaard under navnet Dejkrigeren, når han iklædt dej eller fastbundne flutes udfører sine performances.

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CV

Søren Dahlgaard
Born: Copenhagen, Denmark 1973.
Lives in Copenhagen.

Education
1997-02
Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London, UK.

1996-97
The Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Solo exhibitions
2012
Seeing is Believing – Contemporary Art Center, Viborg, Denmark.
The Farm – National Art Gallery Maldives.

2011
A Hedge is a Lance, Asbæk Gallery, Cph, Denmark.
The Beauty of Chaos ECCO – Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia, Brazil.
Growing Vegetables On a Coral Island Aarhus – Center for Contemporary Art.
Hibalhidhoo Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark.

2010
Dough portraits in Maldives, NAG – National Art Gallery, Malé, Maldives.
Søren Dahlgaard – The Dough Show. The National Art Gallery, Kosovo.
The Breathing Room, Rohde Contemporary, Cph, Denmark.

2009
The Breathing Corridor, The Corridor gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS Stalke Up North Gallery, Copenhagen.

2008
Søren Dahlgaard – 100 drawings challenging reality. The National Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Dough Warrior paints landscape performance, 50th anniversary, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.
Dough Portraits The National Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark.
Challenging Dough, Stalke galleri, Denmark.
Søren Dahlgaard – The Dough Warrior painting show!. Gallery Poulsen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2007
Over The Hedge – Inside The Dough – Into The Paint, Falkener Project, Cph, DK.

2002
The Island, Ovengaden center for contemporary art, Cph, DK.

1998
New Work UK, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK.

Selected group exhibitions, video screenings & performances
2012
A Fist Full of Air – St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
Gaphoomph – Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau City, New Zealand.
KABOOM PROCESS – Digital Arts Center, Holon, Israel.
Reality Bites, KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
1st Tbilisi Triennial – Offside Effect – Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Performance Compost – KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Gwangju Biennale, South Korea.
AEROPLASTICS contemporary – The aspiration factory, Brussels, Belgium.
Territory – Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
Zero Tolerance – Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.
The Kaboom! Process – CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
Humour, Seriously – Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark.

2011
1911 – 2011 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), Hong Kong.
Performance Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark.
Registered Nowhere, The Cartel Gallery London.
REGRESS-PROGRESS, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Urban Interventions CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Israel.
Interakcje International Art Festival, Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.
Fokus Video Festival, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center.
Artstamp.dk + Guest Brænderigården Contemporary Art Center, Viborg, Denmark.
Backspace Stalke galleri, Denmark.
Terrain Video, Holsterbro Art Museum, Denmark.
Generous Gestures – Den Fri Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen.
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA.

2010
Cracker#1 International Performance Festival, Dialekt Kunstverein, Stuttgart.
BE-HEAD, Andipa Gallery, London.
Live Action New York. Scandinavian House, New York.
Infr’Action International Performance Festival, Seté, France.
Vancouver biennale.
Copenhagen Photo festival.
Drawing biennale, The National Gallery, Kosovo.
BEST OF WONDERLAND, WAS – Wonderland Art Space, Cph.
The Danish Art Council Collection, The Nordic Council gallery, Cph.
On Paper, Stalke galleri, Kr. Sonnerup, Denmark.

2009
Blurrr 7 – The Seventh International Performance Art Biennial at The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Emergency Room,National Art Academy Hanoi, Vietnam.
On View 1, Stalke Collection, Kirke Sonnerup, Denmark.
Landscape – Foto Triennale, Brandts Foto Museum, Odense, Denmark.
10th OPEN International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China.
Emergency Room, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Italy.
Sequences 2009 Art festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Cph.
ONE Copenhagen, Stalke Copenhagen. (incl. Carl André, Robert Barry, William Anastasi).

2008
THE KABOOM! PROCESS performance, Nikolaj Contemporary Copenhagen.
Wonder, Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore.
Dreams, Statens Museum for Kunst/ The National Gallery, Denmark.
Emergency Room, Galerie Taïss, Paris, France.

2007
International Prize for Performance, Galleria Civica Museum of contemporary art, Trento, Italy.
Emergency Room, Ileana Tounta contemporary arts center, Athens.
Emergency Room, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center MoMA, New York.

2006
The Emergency Room in Time exhibition, Nicolaj kunsthal, Cph, DK.
Stay inn, Cph, DK. (V1 gallery curated)

2005
1. Prize, DNA (Diesel-New-Art Award) Galleri Edition, Cph. DK. Architect & Design center Oslo, Norway.
Challenging dough AX12 gallery, Cph. DK.
Circular Alteration, Cosmic Zoom short film festival, Copenhagen, DK.

2004
Video screening and performance, ICA (Institute of Contemporary art), London, UK.
2002-04
Pilot project on hydroponic food-production on small coral islands, Maldives (Indian Ocean) a two-year project. Report for ADB (Asian Development Bank) in association with Rambøll consultancy, Denmark.

2002
4th Video Marathon, Art in General, New York.
MEDITATIONS, AB Gallery, Mexico City.
Billboard project Brixton, London.
BLICK – New Nordic Film & Video, NIFCA (Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art), Helsinki, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Pori Art Museum, Finland, ARKEN Art Museum, Ishøj, DK, München Kunstverein, Germany, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Baltic art center, Visby – touring to 15 other museums worldwide. (With Maria Friberg, Salla Tykkä, etc.)

2001
Nomad art film festival touring: Berkeley, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland.
TAKE OFF 20:01, ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, DK. (Curator: Anders Kold).
Becks Futures2, Student Film and Video Prize touring to: ICA, London, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, Sotheby’s, New York, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.

1999
PROMS 4, Brandts Kunsthal, Odense. DK. (with Tal R, Roepstorff etc.)
3rd prize, Canon Photography Competition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
ArtLink/Sotheby’s international exhibition, Sotheby’s, Berlin, Germany.
Bank Side Browser Archive, Tate Modern, London. (Curator: Andrew Renton).

1998
Spring exhibition Charlottenborgs kunsthal, Cph, DK.
Boxing Poodle art video produced with Channel 4, UK.
Tube, Nicolaj kunsthal contemporary arts center, Cph, DK.

1996
Fall exhibition Den Fri kunsthal, Cph, DK.

Public Collections
KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
The Danish Arts Foundation.
The Copenhagen City Council Collection.
ECCO Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia, Brazil.
Museo National Brasilia, Brazil.
CCA – Contemporary Art Center Tel Aviv.
The Israeli Center for Digital Art.
Ursula Blickle Videoarchive, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria.
Te Tuhi Centre for the arts, Manukau City, New Zealand.

Public talks/presentations
2012
Presentation 31st Century Museum & The Land Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2011
International Arts Festival Hong Kong.
Aarhus Art Building & Galleri Image with Rasheed Araeen, Denmark.
Jessi Cohen project, Digital Art Center, Holon, Israel.
ECCO – Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia, Brazil.

2010
Dialekt Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany.
NAG – National Art Gallery, Malé, Maldives.
The National Art Gallery, Kosovo.

2009
CCA Contemporary Arts Center, Tel Aviv.
Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
UCLA, Department for Architecture & Urban Design. Los Angeles.
University of Copenhagen, Art history department.

2008
Singapore Biennale 08, Singapore.
NAG – National Art Gallery of Maldives.
Nikolaj Contemporary Arts Center, Copenhagen.

Udvalgte tidligere udstillinger:

2012
KIASMA museum, Helsinki. gruppe udstilling nov –
MAMbo Museum Bologna Italien. solo okt.
Esbjerg kunstmuseum 3. feb – 29. april. gruppe udstilling
Andratx Mallorca kunsthal Spanien. gruppe udstilling feb –
Statens museum for Kunst i Brasilien. gruppe udstilling. marts
Tallinn kunst festival april
International kunst festival SydKorea sep –
Aeroplastics gallery Brussels juni – august. gruppe udstilling
2011
A Hedge is a Lance, Asbæk Gallery, Cph, Denmark.
The Beauty of Chaos ECCO – Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia, Brazil.
2010
Dough portraits in Maldives, NAG – National Art Gallery, Malé, Maldives.
Søren Dahlgaard – The Dough Show. The National Art Gallery, Kosovo.
2008
Søren Dahlgaard – 100 drawings challenging reality.
The National Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Dough Warrior paints landscape performance, 50th anniversary, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.