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Sophie Erlund was born in Denmark in 1978 and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Erlund has been developing a practice that both dissects and celebrates the presence of past narratives in a contemporary world and has worked with historic sites and buildings in Berlin and elsewhere since receiving her BA Fine Art degree with honours from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2003. 

Sophie Erlund is represented by PSM, Berlin (DE)
For any updated images or facts on current work or projects please contact PSM, Berlin


 
 

Curriculum Vitae

Born 17th September 1978 in Denmark. 
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018
"Reverberation" curated by Elisa Rusca, La Rada, Locarno (CH) - Upcoming
“XXX” PSM, Berlin (DE) - Upcoming
2017
"Co-existing with extraordinary fragility" CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
2016
"SHIFT" Elephant Kunsthall, Lillehammer (NO)
2014
"THE RATIONALLY UNATTAINABLE CERTAINTY" PSM 3rd solo show, Berlin (DE)
"The repeated failure of following a rule" F.D.13, St. Paul (USA) 
"THIS HOUSE IS MY BODY" Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt (DE)
2012
"Primordial eternity" New Contemporaries at Art Cologne with PSM, Cologne (DE)
2011
"THIS HOUSE IS MY BOD" PSM, Berlin (DE)
2009
"Udvandring" PSM, Berlin (DE)
2008
"Newa" PROGRAM - initiative for art + architectural collaborations, Berlin (DE)
2005
"THIN CITIES" Joachim Gallery, Berlin (DE)
2001
"SELF-TITLED" Gallery R21, Copenhagen (DK)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018
"Night shift" invited by Ossian Fraser,  Bar Babetter, Berlin (DE)
2017
"Silent Empire" Funkhaus Berlin (DE)
“Cabinet” David B. Smith Gallery, Denver (USA)
“Daydreamers” curated by Elisa Rusca & Stephen Kent, Ferienpark Templin (DE)
“Social geometrism”, Reinbeckhallen, Berlin (DE)
2016
“Ærø Dog Days” Sound and Performance Festival, Ærø (DK)
“MIRRORS” curated by Adriane Wachholz, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (DE)
“Never shown on purpose” curated by Hannah Beck-Mannagetta & Ulrich Vogl, C1 Circle 1 Platform for Art and Culture, Berlin (DE)
“#dansinnit” Hasenheide 9, Berlin (DE)
2015
“Outside insight” ARTISSIMA ART FAIR with PSM, Turin ( IT) 
“CHROMA KEY” curated by Anna Frost and Andreas Schlaegel, PSM, Berlin (DE)
2014
“One eyed date” curated by Andreas Schlaegel, Autocenter, Berlin (DE)
“Vexations at Northrop Auditorium” curated by Amara Antilla & Sandra Teitg, Minneapolis, (USA)
2013
New contemporaries with PSM, Cologne (DE)
"U-Turn" ArteBA with PSM, Buenos Aires (AR)
“THE ORACLE - WHAT IS YOUR PROPHECY FOR THE FUTURE?” curated by Melissa Steckbauer and Mathilde ter Heijne, The Wand Gallery, Berlin (DE)
“Signals and codes” Tete, Berlin (DE)
“PRO-CHOICE” curated by Petunia, Fri Art - Centre d’art de Fribourg / Kunsthalle Freiburg (DE)
2012
“Imaginary travels” curated by Laurie Dechiara, AMERIKAHAUS, Berlin (DE) 
"Higher Atlas" curated by Carson Chan & Nadim Samman, 4th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech (MAR)
Märkisches Museum Witten (DE) 
2011
"Metrospective 1.0. A cross section survey" presented by Future Gallery and PROGRAM - initiative for art andarchitectural collaborations, Berlin (DE)
“Life in a house with wooden billows” PSM@Dohyanglee Gallery, Paris, (FR)
2010
“Icons silent auction” patroned by Victoria Miro gallery, London (UK)
“No food, no drink, no sticky lollies" curated by Franziska Leuthäusser, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin (DE) 
“Induction” featuring: John Coletti, Sophie Erlund, Kensuke Koike, Nathan Peter, Marco thiella, Angeliki Tsotsoni, Chiara Zanella, Berlin (DE) 
“Hostile aestetik takeover" curated by Hannes Gruber, Amelie Grözinger, Lotte Møller, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Appartment, Berlin (DE)
“THRILLER” curated by Xavier Mazzarol and Eric Stephany, Berlin (DE)
“Step toward home" curated by Rebecca A. Layton, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Berlin/New York (DE/US) 
“The kindness of cronies” featuring: Eric Legris, Gitte Schäfer, Xavier Mazzerol, James Krone, Daniel Jackson, Delia Gonzalez, Sophie Erlund, Paolo Chiasera, Marit Neeb, Yorgos Sappountis, Louis-Philippe Scoufaras, Nathan Peter, Saadane Afif, Wiley Hoard, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Arne Glauche, Øystein Aasan, Maeghan Reid, Ryan Mclaughlin, Benja Sachau, Anastasia Douka, Marcus Knupp, Ignacio Uriarte, Brent Wadden, Stefan Pfeiffer, Paul- Lincke-Ufer 39/40, Berlin (DE)
“Dialogues w/ Agnieszka Stone” Forgotten Bar Project/ Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin (DE)
2009
“Cronies” Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40, Berlin (DE)
“7x2” PSM and Katarina Bittel Gallery, Berlin (DE) 
2006
“A TIMELY REVIVAL” Biorama-Projekt, Joachimsthal (DE) 
“Sophie Erlund & Nobuhiro Fukui” Joachim Gallery, Berlin (DE) 
2005
“SPRING SALON BERLIN 2005” Salon AG, Berlin (DE)
2004
“ITS PERSONAL” Red Gate Gallery, London (UK)
2003
“Degree show” Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London (UK)
2001
“PERSONAL SPACE” Gallery Udstillingen Ahornsgade, Copenhagen (DK)
2000
“Grand Opening Show” Gallery R21, Copenhagen (DK)2017

AWARDS & PROJECTS:

Danish Arts Council 1 year work grant (2009, 2015)
Danish Arts Council project stipends (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
SECRET WEST PRESS - limited edition books of Hole Drawings, edition of 30. (2006) 
C0-founder of R21 exhibition and work space in central Copenhagen, DK. (99-00)

EDUCATION:

Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, UK. 
BA Fine Art Honours, 3D pathway. (2001-2003)

Polytechnical Institute of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK
Projektvaerkstedet under Per Elbke. (2000)

Sculptural Technique under sculptor Karen Højsgaard-Nielsen, Copenhagen, DK. (99-00)

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA.
Continuing Education, Sculpture Department. (98-99)

PRESS:

"The rationally unattainable certainty - collaboration with Jens Soneryd" published in TSNOK online, September 2015
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"Sophie Erlund: La mécanique des fluides" by Gauthier Lesturgie published in Espace Art Actuel, Winter 2015
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"Outside Insight" at ARTISSIMA by Silvia Barilla
http://www.arteconomy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/cultura-tempo-libero/2015-11-09/artissima-proposta-artistica-elevata-152253.php
Review of "PRO-CHOICE" exhibition at FRI ART/Kunsthalle Freiburg
http://www.undo.net/it/mostra/160633 
Interview U-turn ArteBA

http://arteba.org/?p=1142&lang=en
Interview in Vernisage TV:
http://vernissage.tv/blog/2012/05/08/sophie-erlund-primordial-eternity-psm-sabine-schmidt-gallery-at-art-cologne-2012/ 
Review in Private Curators:
http://privatecurators.com/must-see-sophie-erlund-bei-psm-sabine-schmidt/
Review in Castor & Pollux:
http://www.castor-und-pollux.de/2011/09/seufzender-stahlbeton/
Ana Finel Honigman's top 10 shows in Berlin in September:
http://magazine.saatchionline.com/top-10-shows/ana-finel-honigman’s-top-10-berlin-shows-sept-oct-2011
Berlin-Paris exchange 2011
http://www.artnet.fr/magazine/expositions/riff/berlinparis2.asp
Metrospective @ PROGRAM - initiative for art + architectural collaborations
http://www.undo.net/it/mostra/114856
"NO FOOD. NO DRINK. NO STICKY LOLLIES"Berlinaut news
http://www.berlinaut.um.dk/da/menu/Nyheder/NoFoodNoDrinkNoStickyLollies.htm
"Sophie Erlund, UDVANDRING" (March 2009)
http://www.berlinaut.um.dk
"Berlins new art dealers." By Andreas Schlaegel, SPIKE art quarterly (spike 20 2009)
http://spikeart.at
"SOPHIE ERLUND, Newa" interview by Lene Lavtsen (2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp6LSp9M2V8
"Sophie Erlund, NEWA" Undo.net - l'ecosistema della cultura contemporanea
http://www.undo.net
"Program: initiative for art+architectural collaborations" Art in Berlin (29.Nov 2008)
http://www.art-in-berlin.de
"Interview: Sophie Erlund NEWA" Interview by Torben Zenth, Kopenhagen.dk (26th February 2008)
http://www.kopenhagen.dk/interviews
"Berlins involde og fortœllinger om steder og mennesker" Interview by Marie Mamonia, Kopenhagen.dk (9th August 2005)
http://www.kopenhagen.dk
"Tysk er Trend" Interview by Maj Bach Madsen, Klubvœrelset Danmarks Radio P1. (4th May 2005)
http://www.dr.dk/p1/klub
"EUROPA KLIP - En dansk kunstner i Berlin" Interview by Finn Slumstrup Danmarks Radio P1. (17th July 2004) 
http://www.dr.dk/p1/europaklip