Sofie Bird Møller

Overview

Sofie Bird Møller (b. 1974) lives and works in Berlin.

The Danish artist Sofie Bird Møller is known for her work with fashion advertisements. The advertisements are torn out from well-known fashion magazines and with precision but also decided violence Sofie Bird Møller has painted over the models in the advertisements so they appear as abstract forms and so the painted shapes partly obscure what lies underneath. Anthropomorphic figures are suggested by thick, lush brushstrokes that have been laid over models striking elegant poses. The texture and viscosity of the paint are suggestive of naked flesh, even muscle tissue, meat.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born in Denmark in 1974. Lives and works in Berlin.

 

EDUCATION

2007 – Master in Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

2005 – Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München, ved Professor Guenther Förg, Diplom

2004 – Mesterelev

1999-2001 – Gæstestuderende ved det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi, København, ved Professor Peter Bonde

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017

Dürer Sure is Pixelated, Kunstinsel am Lenbachplatz, Munich, Germany

Moving Figures, Sofie Bird Møller & Gina Malek, Magic Beans Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016

So ist es – und Anders, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ex Biblia, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Christliche Kunst (DG Galerie), Munich, Germany

Second Hand Emotion, with Alexander Laner, VT Art Salon, Taipei Made in Taiwan, Apartment der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2015

Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

2014

Sofie Bird Møller & Alexander Laner, (2 x solo show) Nusser & Baumgart, Munich, Germany

48, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

Sofie Bird Møller, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copehagen, Denmark

2011

Beat Around The Bush, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2012

Art Berlin Contemporary (abc), Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2011

Catch Me if You Can, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Die Tanzende Königin, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2009

Paint the White Horse Black, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2008

Ich will nicht nur, dass ihr mich liebt, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

FIAC, Foire internationale d’art contemporain, Sassa Trülzsch, Paris, France

2006

Made In Denmark, Lothringer 13/Laden/Apollo 13, Munich, Germany

2005

Blowup, Galerie Florian Sundheimer, Munich, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Medium Rare, Kødbyen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Forms Of Innocence: Sofie Bird Møller + Bianca Regl, ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany

2018

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

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?, ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany

Self Reflections, Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark

2017

Moving Figures, with Gina Malek, curated by Jurriann Benschop, Donopulos IFA, Thessaloniki, Greece

BODY, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany

Bilder Ansatt, Alexander Ochs PRIVATE, Berlin, Germany

Artist in Residence at CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Schlaf der Vernunft, with Andréas Lang, Rathausgalerie – Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany

Small things: good things, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin, Germany

Sofie Bird Møller & Andréas Lang, Der Schlaf der Vernunft, Rathausgalerie I Kunsthalle – Munich, Germany

2016

Berliner Bahnhof, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

Trods Alt – Nyerhvervelser i samlingen, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Portfolio One, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2015

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

Berlin Artists’ Statements, Klub7, Berlin, Germany

Berlin Artist”s Statements, Kunsthalle BWA, curated by Christoph Tannert, Katowice, Poland

Le Souffleur – Schürmann trifft Ludwig, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany

Between Crinkles, curated by Caterina Avataneo, Torino, Italy

Playgrounds, curated by Anders Moseholm, Kunstforeningen Det ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark

2014

Jahresgaben, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany

“Empty Space”, Hommage á Günther Förg, Gallery Braun – Falco, Munich, Germany

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

Sofie Bird Møller – Alexander Laner, Nusser & Baumgart, Munich, Germany

Was bedeutet den für Immer, Annette Oechsner, Nuremberg, Germany

2013

Spiral, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany

East of Encino, North of Moca, Group Show, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2012

’Zu Gast (3) EAST’, Vier Räume der Sammlung Schürmann, Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany

’Matter of Choices’, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

‘Verlangsamte Performance’, curated by Wilhelm Schürmann, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

‘The Very Eye of Night’, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

‘Foreign Excursions’, McKee Gallery, New York, United States

‘Sofie Bird Møller & Bettina Buck’, Hopstreet, Brussels, Belgium

‘Recits des trios perverses femmes seulement’ – (Narratives of the Perverse III), Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

Arte Flor, Chanf, Switzerland

‘The Sound of Downloading Makes Me want to Upload’, curated by Wilhelm Schürmann at ‘Photography Calling’, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

‘Close Encounter’, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

‘The Killer Rabit Ranch Rodeo’, curated by Klaus Auderer, ‘nationalmuseum’, Berlin, Germany

2011

PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING! Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Nullportrait, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany

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

From Berlin, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark

Free Poems, Podium, Oslo, Norway

10/4 – A Private Collection, Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

De Kooning, De Kooning, De Kooning…, curated by Dexter Dalwood, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Berlin Box, Centro Cultural Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain

Hostile Aestetik Takeover, Apartment, Berlin, Germany

The Mentor Show, Larm Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Das Gespinst, Schürmann Collection in Museum Abteiberg, Germany (catalogue)

Zeigen, eine Audiotour durch Berlin by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Sammlung Angela Lyra, Athens, Greece

I thought, we were supposed to meet in Paris, Galerie Lucile Corty, Paris, France

Entropie zu Hause, Schürmann Berlin, Germany

2008

Altbau oder Neuland, Neuland, Munich, Germany (catalogue)

Freier Eintritt, Die Änderei, Munich, Germany

The annual Christmas Card, University of the Arts Collection, London, United Kingdom

Too Hot Not To Be Naked, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

Desert Music, The Cube, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Hüben wie Drüben, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Baby, You Can Drive My Car, Marienlyst Slot, Elsinore, Denmark

Degree Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, United Kingdom

StopOver, Daad-Stipendiaten, Ada-Street-Gallery, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)

Future Maps 2007, University of the Arts Collection, London, United Kingdom (catalogue)

2006

Serve and Volley, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2005

Lo Spazio, Galleria Elisabetta Bresciani, Salò, Italy

Anne Sofie Bird Møller – Anders W.Ö. Larsen, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

ArtCubicle, Galerie Mathias Kampl, Munich, Germany

5, Luisenstr. 55, Munich, Germany

2003

My-Thai, Raum Q, Copenhagen, Denmark (catalogue)

Department of Freetime, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stadt ohne Einwohner, Galerie Florian Sundheimer, Munich, Germany (catalogue)

 

GRANTS, PRIZES & RESIDENCIES

2012

CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (Residency)

2011

Niels Wessel Bagges-Fond, Denmark

2010

Danish Art Council, Denmark

Steiner-Stiftung, Germany (catalogue)

LfA-Bank, Germany (catalogue)

2009

Danish Art Council, Denmark

2008

L. F. Foghts Fond, Denmark (catalogue)

Danish Art Council, Denmark

2007

L. F. Foghts Fond, Denmark

Ragnvald og Ida Blix Fond, Denmark

2006

Accademia di Danimarca, three-month residency in Rome

Dronning Ingrids Fond, Denmark

DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, MA in Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, University of the Arts (2006/07)

Nordea Fonden, Denmark

Beckett Fonden, Denmark

Frimodt-Heineke Fonden, Denmark

2005

Glashandler Johan Franz Ronge’s Fond, Denmark

2002

Stipendium des Bayrischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst für ausländische Studierende, the Academy of Fine Art in Munich, Germany

 

COLLECTIONS

Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Viborg Vestre Landsret, Denmark