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

Sofie Bird Møller

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
2017
Dürer Sure is Pixelated, Kunstinsel am Lenbachplatz, München
Two persons shows, 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
Second Hand Emotion, With Alexander Laner, VT Art Salon, Taipei
Made in Taiwan, Apartment der Kunst, Munich

2015
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark

2014
Sofie Bird Møller, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Beat Around The Bush, Jancar Gallery – Los Angeles, USA

2012
Art Berlin Contemporary (abc), Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin, Germany

2011
Catch Me if You Can, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

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, Berlin,
Gernany

2006
Made In Denmark, Lothringer 13/Laden/Apollo 13, Munich, Germany

2005
Blowup, Galerie Florian Sundheimer, Munich, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
LIMBO LICHTSPIELE, Villa Stuck, München, Germany
Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung, Kunstkrei Gräfelfing, München, Germany

2017
Moving Figures, w. Gina Malek, curated by Jurriann Benschop,
Donopulos IFA, Thessaloniki, Greece
BODY, Galerie REinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
Bilder Ansatt, Alexander Ochs PRIVATE, Berlin
Artist in Residence at CCA Andratx, Mallorca
Schlaf der Vernunft, with Andréas Lang, Rathausgalerie – Kunsthalle,
Munich
Small things: good things, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin, Germany
Sofie Bird Møller & Andréas Lang, Der Schlaf der Vernunft,
Rathausgalerie I Kunsthalle – München

2016
Berliner Bahnhof, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Trods Alt – Nyerhvervelser i samlingen, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg,
Denmark
Portfolio One, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles

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 Aachen
Between Crinkles, curated by Caterina Avataneo, Torino, Italy
Playgrounds, curated by Anders Moseholm, Kunstforeningen
Det ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark

2014
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein, München
Empty Space, Hommage á Günther Förg, Gallery Braun – Falco,
Munich
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sofie Bird Møller – Alexander Laner, Nusser & Baumgart, München,
Germany
Was bedeutet den für Immer, Annette Oechsner, Nürnberg

2013
Spiral, Bar Babette, Berlin
East of Encino, North of Moca, Group Show, Jancar Gallery,
Los Angeles

2012
Zu Gast (3) EAST, Vier Räume der Sammlung Schürmann,
Kunstsaele, Berlin, Germany
Matter of Choices, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca, SpainVerlangsamte
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, USA
Foreign Excursions, McKee Gallery, New York, USA
Sofie Bird Møller & Bettina Buck, Hopstreet, Brussels
Recits des trios perverses femmes seulement –
(Narratives of the Perverse III), Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Arte Flor, Chanf, Schweiz
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
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,
Mönchengladbach, cat.
Zeigen, eine Audiotour durch Berlin by Karin Sander,
Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany cat.
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Sammlung Angela Lyra, Athens
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, cat.
Freier Eintritt, Die Änderei, Munich
The annual Christmas Card, University of the Arts Collection, London
Too Hot Not To Be Naked, Galerie Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin
Desert Music, the Cube, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen

2007
Hüben wie Drüben, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen
Baby, You Can Drive My Car, Marienlyst Slot, Elsinore (DK)
Degree Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
StopOver, Daad-Stipendiaten, Ada-Street-Gallery, London, cat.
Future Maps 2007, University of the Arts Collection, London

2006
Serve and Volley, Häusler Contemporary, Munich

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, cat.
Department of Freetime, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen
Stadt ohne Einwohner, Galerie Florian Sundheimer, Munich, cat.

GRANTS, PRIZES, RESIDENCIES
2012 CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (Residency)
2011 Niels Wessel Bagges-Fond
2010 Danish Art Council, travelstipend
Steiner-Stiftung, Munich (catalogue)
LfA-Bank, Munich (catalogue)
2009 Danish Art Council, travelstipend
2008 L. F. Foghts Fond (catalogue)
Danish Art Counsil
2007 L. F. Foghts Fond (London)
Ragnvald og Ida Blix Fond (London)
2006 Accademia di Danimarca, Rom, three-month residency with travel
stipend, Dronning Ingrids Fond
DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, MA in Fine Art, Byam
Shaw School of Art, London University of the Arts (2006/07)
Nordea Fonden (London)
Beckett Fonden (travel – London)
Frimodt-Heineke Fonden (travel – London)
2005 Glashandler Johan Franz Ronge’s Fond
2002 Stipendium des Bayrischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft,
Forschung und Kunst für ausländische Studierende
(stipend for foreign students at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich

COLLECTIONS
Esbjerg Kunstmuseums, DK
Viborg Vestre Landsret, DK