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BIOGRAPHY

SØREN MARTINSEN
 
Born 1966 in Lyngby, Denmark

EDUCATION

1989 - 1995
The Royal Danish Academy of fine art 

1993 - 1994
Goldsmiths' College, MA in Fine Art, University of London, 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Besat Landskab, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, DK

2015
The Borderline Syndrome, SdK, Flensborg Bibliotek, DE, 

2014
Oh! Qu'il faisat bon á la campagne, Maison du Danemark, Paris, FR, 
Hedevej (public art work), Risskov, Aarhus, DK

2013
De Mina, Gallery Martin Asbæk, Copenhagen, DK 
Danskeren,(the Dane) Trapholt, Kolding, DK

2012
Danskeren, (the Dane) Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, DK
Anna bjerger & Søren Martinsen, Galerie Møller Witt, Aarhus, DK

2010
Children of The New Age, Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, DK 
Field Studies, Martin Asbæk Galleri, Copenhagen, DK 

2009
Communal Spirits, Inaugural Exhibition, Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm Kunsthal, Skive, DK
Fluoxetine, Galerie Jones, Cologne, DE 

2008
Fleeting Phantasy (w. Dorte Buchwald), screening, Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, DK 

2007
Country Song, X-rummet, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, DK  
Fleeting Phantasy (w. Dorte Buchwald), Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, DK

2006 
New Paintings, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, DK 
Broken Mirror, Kunsthallen Brænderigården, Viborg, DK 

2004
The Roads, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK 

2002
Hogweed and Shit Creek, I-N-K , Copenhagen, DK 

2001
Skygger & Magi (Shadows and Magic), Overgaden, Copenhagen, DK 
Sparwasser Hq., Berlin, DE 
Buzz, Helsinki Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FIN 

2000
Shadows & Magic - Art Life in Copenhagen, DCA Gallery Project Space, New York, USA
2000 The Burn, F-rummet, Malmö Konstmuseum SE 

1999
The Burn, Roebling Hall, New York, US 

1998
New Work, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, DK 

1997
Campbell's Occasionally, Copenhagen, DK 
Traneudstillingen, Gentofte Kunstbibliotek, Copenhagen, DK 

1993
Globe, Copenhagen, DK 

1992
At Peter Land's Place, (Hjemme Hos Peter Land), Copenhagen, DK 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Raringer, Bomullsfabriken, Arendal, Norge 
Playgrounds, Det Ny Kastet, Thisted, Danmark, 
Bring naturen ind! Faaborg Kunstmuseum, Faaborg, DK.
Deja-Vu. Skagen Odde Naturcenter, DK 
U.T. (Landscape 2015), Tom Christoffersen galleri, Copenhagen, DK
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK 

2014
Andratx on Paper, CCA, Andratx, ES 
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2013
Playgrounds, Galerie Leger, Malmö, SE 
VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK 
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2012
Fototriennale.dk, Fotomuseet Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK 
Ude af Fokus, Ny Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, DK 
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Sådan Set – Romantik i Dansk Nutidskunst, vandreudstilling: Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Janus Bygningen, Tistrup, Kunstbygningen Vrå, Kunstforeningen Det Ny Kastet, Thisted, DK

2011
Landskaber 2, Galleri Møller-Witt, Aarhus, DK

2010 
Beskrivelse uden Sted, Galleri Møller Witt, Aarhus, DK 
Dear..., David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, DK 

2009
Art in the Rotten Banana, Masnedøfortet and Olivia Holm-Møller Museet, Holstebro, DK 

2008
Supernatural, CCA Art Centre Andratx, Mallorca, ES 
Instant Urbanism, Dansk Arkitektur Center, Copenhagen, DK 2008 Micronations, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (research), FR 

2007
Match Race, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, DK 
Flygtig Phantasie (m. Dorte Buchwald), Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, DK

2006 
Big City Lab, curated by Friederike Nymphius. Art Forum Berlin, DE 
Artpod, project af Artnode.DK, 

2005
Männer die Zeichnen, Croy/Nielsen Showroom, Berlin, DE

2004 
Voids, Pads and Places, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brügge, BE 
Country/Site, Brænderigaarden, Viborg, DK 
Password, CCGA Museum, Tokyo, JP

2003 
Blind Date, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, DK

2002 
The Research Room, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, DE 
What about Hegel and you? Galerie Brigitte March/Hegel Haus, Stuttgart, DE 

2001
Take Off 20:01, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, DK  
In My Mind's Eye, My Thoughts Light Fires in your Cities, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, DK 
Dansk Kunst, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, SE 

2000
Norden, Kunsthalle Wien, AUS 

1999
Flash 99, Galerie Brigitte March, Stuttgart,DE, Lisi Hämmerle Galerie, Bregenz, DE & Patrick Fröhlich Galerie, Zürich, CH 
Midnight Walkers, City Sleepers, Amsterdam, NL 

1998
Utopia, Roebling Hall, New York, US 
Nuits Blanche, Musee d’art Moderne de la Uille de Paris, Paris, FR 
Marketplace of Ideas: Cultural Jamming in the Visual Arts, Wriston Arts Center, Appleton, Wisconsin, US 

1997
Disneyland After Dark, (co-kurator og kunstner) Kunstamt Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE 

1996
Timeslice, Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, DK 
Disneyland After Dark, (co-kurator og kunstner) Uppsala Konstmuseum, SE 

1995
I Confess, Nikolaj Kirke, Copenhagen, DK 
Meningsdannelse 2, Nikolaj Kirke, Copenhagen, DK 
Cocaine Orgasm, Bank, London, GB 
One Night Stand Performance Festival, Oslo, NO 

1994
The Agency (w. Tom Sharpe), London, GB 
Mixbild, Gallery Esther Schipper & Michael Krome, Cologne, DE 
Videos, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, DK 
Miniatures, The Agency, London, GB 
IAS (Independent Art Space), London, GB 

1993
Black Box, Copenhagen, DK 

1992
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, DK 1993 Overgaden, Copenhagen, DK 

REPRESENTED

Statens Museum for Kunst, Kobberstiksamlingen, Statens Kunstfond, Aros, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Lundbeck a/s, Gyldendal, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Malmö Konstmuseum, Nykredit, Nordea, Københavns Kommune, Næstved Kommune, private collections.

STIPENDS ETC

Eckersberg Medaljen,2013, Aage & Yelva Nimbs Fond, hæderslegat 2012, Statens Kunstfonds 3- årige arbejdslegat 2011 (3-year stipend from the State Art Foundation), Ruth og Finn Thorjussens Fond, hædersgave 2009, Statens Kunstfonds arbejdslegat, 2006, 2007, Maleren Karl Mogensens fond, rejselegat 2006, Statens Kunstfonds 2-årige igangsætterstipendie 1999 -2000, Apex Art Studio programme (NY, USA) 1997, Marie Månssons Legat, Knud Højgaards Fond, Irghens-Bergs kunstnerlegat, Danidas Rejsestipendiat

WORK
 
Member of Næstved Kommunes kunstfaglige udvalg 2011 -
Founder of UFO presents, www.uforpresents.com w. Dorte Buchwald, Katrin Glinka, Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE, 2011 - 12
Critic at Kunsten.nu, 2009 - 10 Artistic director of Overgaden- Institut for contemporary art, Copenhagen 2003 - 2006
Teaching:, Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi, Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Krabbesholm Højskole, Holbæk Kunsthøjskole, Ærø Kunsthøjsole, Talentskolen Næstved.
Co-founder and head of Fast Video, workshop 1999 - 2001
Project editor Det Danske Filmværksted 1999, 2001