Trine Søndergaard

Overview

Born 1972 in Grenaa
Lives and works in Copenhagen

Trine Søndergaard is a Danish photo-based artist. She studied drawing and painting in Aalborg and Copenhagen from 1992 to 1994, and later attended Fatamorgana – School of Art Photography in Copenhagen. Her photographic works are marked by a precision and sensibility that co-exist with an investigation of the medium of photography itself, its boundaries and what constitutes an image. Her photography is grounded in an objective and documentary attitude, heightened through both reduction and poetic narratives.

A central theme in Trine Søndergaard’s oeuvre is vision and the gaze. She utilises a circular visual poetics, in which motifs and phrases from earlier works create meaningful connections. This takes place in a spirit of both playfulness and contemplation, in a balance between the spontaneous and the precise, the planned and the accidental. Trine Søndergaard’s work is layered with meaning and quiet emotion, and her work often revolves around existential questions that are equally personal and universal. Søndergaard’s work explores what it means to be human, and while her work is often initiated by a personal angle, it also contains an overall exploration of more general phenomas related to historical, cultural and gender related questions.

In 2000, Trine Søndergaard received the Albert Renger Patzsch Award and has since received numerous grants and fellowships, including the Anne Marie Telmányi’s honorary award for female artists. Søndergaard’s work has been featured in many international group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Dunkers Kulturhus, Gl. Holtegaard and Gothenburg Art Museum. She is represented in major public and private collections all over the world and has completed public commissions for both museums and cultural institutions.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born 1972. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

 

EDUCATION

1996 – Fotoskolen Fatamorgana – Danmarks Fotografiske Billedkunstskole, Copenhagen, Denmark

1993-94 – Billedskolen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1992 – Nordjyllands Kunstskole, Aalborg, Denmark

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

148 Works, Göteborg Kunstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden¨

148 Works, Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2019

Face to Face – Thorvaldsen & Portraiture, Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Herfra hvor vi star, Skive Museum, Skive, Denmark

Still, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France

Guldnakke, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion & Film, Atlanta, United States

Nearer the Time, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

Trine Søndergaard, Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, France

A Reflection, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City, United States

2017

Vakuum, Brandts13, Odense, Denmark

2015

A Room Inside, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Birds, Trees and Hunting Scenes, Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, Denmark

Trine Søndergaard & Nicolai Howalt, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City, United States

Stasis, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Monochrome Portraits, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, United States

2012

Still, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Strude, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany

2011

Blyge blikk, Adolph Tidemand & Trine Søndergaard, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway

2010

How to Hunt, Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark

Trine Søndergaard, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City, United States

Strude, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

BILLBOARD FESTIVAL ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkey

Calm before the Storm. Art from the Wadden Sea, Ribe Kunstmuseum, Ribe, Denmark

Doors in Contemporary Art, Städtische Galerie – Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

BACKVIEW – Figures against the tide, Le Delta – Province de Namur, Namur, Belgium

2019

Grønningen, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photographs from the Lazare Collection, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

2018

Form Follows Fiction, Kejatan Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Reload, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany

Vrå-udstillingen 2018, Kunstbygningen i Vrå, Egelundsamlingen, Vrå, Denmark

2017

Theses, Stiftung Christliche Kunst, Wittenberg, Germany

2016

Photography from Northern Western Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy

2015

Femina, Pavillon du Vendome, Paris, France

2014

Bikuben, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah, United States

Contemporary Art from Denmark, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

2013

Everyone Carries a Room Inside, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

Nyförvärv, Göteborg Kunstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden

Nordic Art Station, Eskilstuna, Sweden

Das Nahe und die Ferne, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

Cool Nordic, The Kennedy Center, Washington, United States

2012

New Nordic, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

2011

L’Enigme du portrait, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

Danmark Under Forvandling, Heart Herning Museum of Art, Herning, Denmark

2010

I Love You, ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

 

SELECTED PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS

Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Canada, The J. Paul Getty Museum, United States, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy. Museum on the Seam, Israel, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Germany. ARoS, Denmark. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Ireland. Nasjonalgalleriet, Norway. Skagens Museum, Denmark.. Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Kunstmuseet Tønder, Denmark. KUNSTEN, Denmark, National Museum of Women in the Arts, United Kingdom. The Israel Museum, Israel. La Casa Encendida, Spain. Fondation Neuflize Vie, France. Musée d’art moderne André Malraux, France. Ny Carlsberg Fondet, Denmark. Carlsberg Museum, Denmark. Statens Kunstfond, Denmark. Maison Européenne de la Photographie, France. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, United States. Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden. MUSAC, Spain. Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan.

 

GRANTS

Ole Haslunds Kunstnerlegat – Ny Carlsberg Fondets kunstnerlegat – Poet Poul Sørensen & Fru Susanne Sørensens Legat – The Most Beautiful German Book Prize –  Aage og Yelva Nimbs Fond – Anne Marie Telmanyi Carl-Nielsens Fond – Akademiraadet  – Statens Kunstfonds 3 årige arbejdslegat-  Fogtdals Rejselegat –  Niels Wessel Bagges KunstFond – The Albert Renger Patzsch Prize – Ny Carlsberg Fondet – Joop Swart World Press Master Class – Award for a young artist, Museet for Samtidskunst Ragnvald & Ida Blix Fond – Special Jury Prize Paris Photo – Kunstfrimærket 2016/Postnord

 

BOOKS

203 WORKS, 2020, The Gothenburg Museum of Art & Fabrikbooks
HOVEDTØJ, 2020, Fabrikbooks
STASIS II, 2019, Fabrikbooks
A ROOM INSIDE, 2017, FabrikBooks
STASIS, 2014, Hatje Cantz
STRUDE, 2012, Museum Kunst der Westküste,
DYING BIRDS, 2010, Søndergaard & Howalt, Hassla Books
HOW TO HUNT, 2010, Søndergaard & Howalt, Hatje Cantz
STRUDE, 2010, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
MONOCHROME PORTRAITS, 2009, Hatje Cantz
TREEZONE,2009, Søndergaard & Howalt, Hassla Books
HOW TO HUNT, 2005, Søndergaard & Howalt,  ArtPeople
VERSUS, 2003, Thorvaldsens Museum
NOW THAT YOU ARE MINE, 2002, Steidl