Niels Bonde

Overview

Born in 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Vienna

Niels Bonde is an early proponent of digital art in Denmark, exhibiting new media works – digital media installations and video. His works explore what electronic and in particular digital media means to our culture and shapes us. It is about control, surveillance, voyeurism, exhibitionism and paranoia, and how these topics have become core elements in our society rather than kinky fringe phenomenas. The ideas amalgamate in theories on images as currency, describing how they have become increasingly dominant in post-internet and -smartphone communication and what this new role means, and how the screen has become a defining reference in our understanding of the world.

Through the 1990’s, Niels Bonde has been showing installations in museums and galleries counting Statens Museum for Kunst [DK], MIT List Visual Arts Center, ZKM Karlsruhe, Stedelijk Museum, PS1 MoMa New York, Pinacoteca do Estato de Sao Paolo, Heart [DK], ARoS [DK], Academy of Fine Arts Hanoi Vietnam, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius Lithuania, Malmö Kunstmuseum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin and Deutsche Hygiene Museum Dresden.

He has studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen and at Institut für Neue Medien at Städelschule Frankfurt.

Niels Bonde was Assistant professor at Malmö Art Academy Sweden from 1999 till 2005 and at Kunsthøjskolen in Holbæk Denmark from 2010 till 2016, and taught at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently a PhD fellow at Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born in 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Lives and works in Copenhagen and Vienna

 

EDUCATION

1981 – 83 The Royal Danish Art Academy, School of Architecture, Copenhagen

1988 – 94 The Royal Danish Art Academy, School of Visual Arts, Copenhagen

1993 – 95 Städelschule, Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt am Main

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

Digital Waterlillies, Nu Galleri, Næstved, Denmark

2020

Data Cattle, Krognoshuset, Lund, Sverige

2019

Paying with Your Face, Kunstbygningen Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark

2018

95% Sure Facial Recognition and other works, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Facial Recognition, Botschaft, Berlin, Germany

A la Carte, Salon, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

Tin Foil Helmet, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

Secrets of the Magnetic Stripe, Experimentarium, Hellerup, Denmark

2010

Paris, Adolf, Britney og Cho, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Attention!, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Ystad Kunstmuseum, Sweden

2008

We Love People, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen Denmark

2007

Unknown Unknowns, Dogenhaus, Leipzig, Germany

Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

2006

Bad Days, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Souvenir, Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden

2003

The Opening, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

“hell(o) (t)here”, Galerie Voges und Partner, Frankfurt, Germany

2002

The Map, Galerie Für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany

2001

Theft of the Scream, Trapholt, Denmark

2000

[N + S], Galerie Voges + Deisen, Berlin, Germany

Bubba the Lovesponge, DCA Gallery, New York City, United States

1999

Closet, Leo Koenig Inc., New York City, United States

Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark

Through a Lens Darkly, Rare Gallery, New York City, United States

100 tegninger, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998

Scanner, Galleri Søren Houmann, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany

Hemmelige Historier, Malmö Kunstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden

Secret Stories, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1996

No One’s Innocent, Gentofte Kunstbibliotek, Gentofte, Denmark

1995

I Never Had Any Hair on My Body or Head, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt, Germany

1994

Market Economy for Beginners, Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Recovered Files, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Ecce Homo, Vargåkra, Hammenhøg, Sweden

2020

External Colloquium, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2019

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

Wunderkammer 1, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark (Artnode)

Furniture by Artists, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Star Show, D7, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017

404. File not found (Artnode), Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

Multitasking Death Spiral (With Mads Lindberg), D7 project space, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016

Berliner Bahnhof, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Ultracontemporary, MOAD, Johannesburg, South Afrika

Summer In The City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Perceived Realities, Galleri Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Truman Show Delusion, Elisabeth Fagerstedt Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2015
Summer in the City no. 10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Security in Society: What Remains Of Our Personal Freedoms, Art Souterrain, Montreal, Canada

Wow!-architecture, Kampnagel Internatuinal Summer Festival, Hamburg, Germany

2014

Tin Foil Helmet, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Artnode Office, Alt_Cph – Copenhagen’s Independent Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Zeigen, an audiotour through Copenhagen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Krig, Kunst og Danmark, Holstebro Museum, Holstebro, Denmark

VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

The Passions, Deutsche Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

Fettsalon, Salon Neucologne, Berlin, Germany

Monument Valley (Jaegerspris Revisited), UFO Presents, Berlin, Germany

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

False Recognition, Painting Trinnial, Vilnius, Lithuania

Source/Resource, Wilde Gallery, Berlin, Germany

On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Denmark

Factories, Plants, E. K. Artbureau, Moscow, Russia

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

…und jetzt …, Deutsche Künstlerbund, Projektraum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Emergency Room, The Academy of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008

Sample #1, Deutsche Künstlerbund, Projektraum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Invisicible Invincible, Curators Without Borders, Berlin, Germany

Emergency Room, PS1 MOMA, New York City, United States

GalleriBOX, Akureyri, Iceland

The Perfect Real, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland

X, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany

2006

Bandits Mages, Bourges, France

Artist Migration, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

40jahrevideokunst.de – was fehlt?, Deutsche Künstlerbund Projektraum, Berlin, Germany

Socle du Monde Revisited, Herning K Denmark

2005

Heroes a Jamais, Centre Pasquart Faubourg, Switzerland

Baltic Raw, Hamburg, Germany

Munch Revisited, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

Nágrannar, Ystad Konstmuseum, Sweden

2004

Transmitter, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

Shutters, UBAG Buffalo, New York, United States

Made in Berlin, Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

Lost in Tomorrow 2, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003

Lost in Tomorrow, Centro Cultural Andratx, Andratx, Spain

Hotelit, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Nostalgic Real, Galerie Muller de Chiara, Berlin, Germany

From Objective to Object, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

Video Festival, MAC, Santiago, Chile

2002

Socle du Monde, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark

2001

Eyegoblack, Fortalesa, Brazil

Come on feel the noise, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Take-off 20:01”, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

Ctrl-space, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2000

Sublime, hArtware Projekte Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

A good Cast is worth repeating, Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Grønningen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999

Quiet, Leo Koenig Inc., New York City, United States

From the Collection of Malmø Kunstmuseum, Wanås, Sweden

1998

The Soft Machine, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

Some futures are forbidden little one, Cato Jans, Hamburg, Germany

Revue, Galerie Hilger, Wien, Austria

1997

The Art of Detection: Surveillance in Society, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, United States

1996

Science Fiction/ Social Fiction, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz Palais, Enzenberg, Austria

Nemo, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Geben und Nehmen, Schloß Plüschow, Wismar, Germany

9th Dimensional Theory, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunst-Chaos-Medien, Galerie der Stadt, Sindelfingen, Germany

1995

One Night Stand, UKS, Oslo, Norway

Flow of Reaction, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Efterårsudstillingen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Re-evolution, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

A New Europe. Supranational Art, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy

 

GRANTS

1995 – Siemens Kulturförderung

1998 International Studio And Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York

1998 Fulbright Foundation Denmark-America stipend

1999 Vekselerer Villiam H. Michaelsen legat for unge tegnere

2004 International Studio And Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York

2005 Danish Art Foundation 3 year work grant

 

COLLECTIONS

Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark; National Museet, Denmark; Arken, Denmark; Malmø Art Museum, Sweden; Nobel Foundation; Danish Art Foundation; Trapholt Art Museum, Denmark; Horsens Art Museum, Denmark; Kirkbi (LEGO); Novo Nordic