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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
“Lived Synchronicity” PSM, Berlin (DE)
2017
"Co-existing with extraordinary fragility" CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
2016
"SHIFT" Elephant Kunsthall, Lillehammer (NO)
2014
"THE RATIONALLY UNATTAINABLE CERTAINTY" PSM, 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 BODY" 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
"TOMBER" invited by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, VERY project space, Berlin (DE)
"Night shift" invited by Ossian Fraser,  Bar Babette, Berlin (DE)
"Patterns of the invisible" curated by Konstanty Szydłowski, Hilgemann Projects, Berlin (DE)
2017
"Silent Empire" curated by Janine Eggert and Sibylle Jazra, Funkhaus Berlin (DE)
“Cabinet” curated by Adam Milner, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver (USA)
“Daydreamers” online curatorial project by Elisa Rusca & Stephen Kent - www.daydreamers.biz
“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 and architectural 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:

CCA International art residency, Andratx, Spain, November (2017)
NCCA International art residency, St. Petersburg, Russia, October (2017)
Danish Arts Council 1 year work grant (2009, 2015, 2018)
Danish Arts Council project stipends (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Norwegian Arts Council project stipends (2016)
Boessner Art Award Nominiert (2012)
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:

Adela Yawitz (September 10, 2018). In a Changing Berlin, Artists Face Rising Costs and an Inflated Gender Pay Gap, Hyperallergic, from LINK
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Daily Lazy (August, 2018). Tomber at Very / Berlin, from LINK
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Tili Bensley-Nettheim (April 23, 2018). Celebrating Vol. 09 at the FvF Friends Space. Retrieved May 2, 2018, from LINK
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Ann-Christin Schubert (May 11, 2018). Unearthing creative spaces with Oak – The Nordic Journal. Retrieved May 15, 2018, from LINK
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Claudia Grigg Edo (May 15, 2017). Exhibition // New Art Spaces in Schöneweide’s Reinbeckhallen. Retrieved May 20, 2017, from LINK
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Video In conversation with Sophie Erlund, Kunst am Spreeknie, 2017, LINK

Video Sophie Erlund for White Rabbit, by Hulda Ros Gudnadottir, Berlin, LINK

William Stewart (August 19, 2016). Fiction // Self-Narrativization: Sophie Erlund’s ‘Shift’ at Elephant Kunsthall. Retrieved August 20, 2016, from LINK
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Jens Soneryd (September, 2015). The rationally unattainable certainty. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from LINK
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Friederike Ebeling (March 26, 2014). Kunst aus der Steckdose. Retrieved April 2, 2014, from LINK
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? & Answer with the Artists, in Carson Chan, Nadim Samman (ed.), Higher Atlas: The Marrakech Biennale (4) in Context (2012)

Gauthier Lesturgie (January 13, 2015). Sophie Erlund: La mécanique des fluides. Retrieved January 13, 2015, from LINK
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Silvia Anna Barillà, Maria Adelaide Marchesoni (November 9, 2015). Artissima: proposta artistica elevata ma transazioni sulla fascia bassa. "Outside Insight" at ARTISSIMA. Retrieved November 15, 2015, from LINK
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Comunicato Stampa (May 23, 2013). Pro-Choice. FRI ART - Kunsthalle Fribourg. Retrieved May 30, 2013, from LINK
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Interview with Sophie Erlund by Philippa von Wittgenstein (August 30, 2013). Focus on: Sophie Erlund. Retrieved September 2, 2013, from LINK
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Enrico (May 8, 2012). Sophie Erlund: Primordial Eternity / PSM Sabine Schmidt Gallery at Art Cologne 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012, from LINK
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Judith Plodeck (September 9, 2011), Must See: Sophie Erlund bei PSM Sabine Schmidt, THIS HOUSE IS MY BODY, Private Curators
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Matthias Planitzer (September 26, 211). Seufzender Stahlbeton. Wenn Architektur eine Stimme hätte: Aufnahmen von Abrissarbeiten. Retrieved September 27, 2011, from LINK
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Ana Finel Honigman (September, 2011). Ana Finel Honigman's top 10 shows in Berlin in September.

Joël Riff (February 10, 2011). BERLIN-PARIS 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011, from LINK
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Comunicato Stampa (February 17, 2011). Metrospective 1.0. PROGRAM, BERLIN. Retrieved February 20, 2011, from LINK
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Berlinaut news, NO FOOD. NO DRINK. NO STICKY LOLLIES.

Berlinaut (March, 2009). Sophie Erlund, UDVANDRING.

Andreas Schlaegel (2009). Berlins new art dealers, in SPIKE art quarterly no. 20.

Interview with Sophie Erlund by Lene Lavtsen (2008). Sophie Erlund, Newa, LINK

Undo.net - l'ecosistema della cultura contemporanea, Sophie Erlund, NEWA

PROGRAM: initiative for art+architectural collaborations (January, 2008). NEWA. Sophie Erlund. Retrieved February 2, 2008, from LINK
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Interview with Sophie Erlund by Torben Zenth, Interview: Sophie Erlund NEWA, Kopenhagen.dk (February 26, 2008)

Interview with Sophie Erlund by Marie Mamonia, Berlins involde og fortœllinger om steder og mennesker, Kopenhagen.dk, (August 9, 2005)

Interview with Sophie Erlund by Maj Bach Madsen, Tysk er Trend, Klubvœrelset Danmarks Radio P1, (May 4, 2005)

Interview with Sophie Erlund by Finn Slumstrup, EUROPA KLIP - En dansk kunstner i Berlin, Danmarks Radio P1 (July 17, 2004).