Søren Dahlgaard, born 1973, currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Moved to London, 1997-02, then The Maldives, 2002-04, back to Copenhagen, 2004-2013, then Melbourne, 2013-18, Sri Lanka, 2018-19, and again Copenhagen since 2019.
Education & Research
Practice-led PhD, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
BA (Hons) Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London, UK.
Teachers: Phyllida Barlow, Stuart Brisley, Bruce McLean, Norman Bryson & Andrew Renton.
The Migrating Island – Displacement Uncertain Journeys, Donneloye, Switzerland, 2019.
The Inflatable Island – Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, 2019.
Sculpture as Activating Object – Artspace, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2018.
The Inflatable Island in the landscape – Avoca Project, Avoca, Australia, 2016.
The Inflatable Island in Australia – Gallery Hjorth, Horsens, Denmark, 2016.
Mobile Island drawing show -Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, 2015.
Growing Vegetables On a Coral Island Hibalhidhoo – CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, 2014.
Dough Portraits – Kurznsthalle Bregenz, Austria, 2014.
Dough Portraits – The Photographers Gallery, London, UK, 2013.
Seeing is Believing – Contemporary Art Center Viborg, Denmark, 2012.
The Farm – National Art Gallery Maldives, 2012.
A Hedge is a Lance – Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011.
The Beauty of Chaos ECCO – Contemporary Art Center Brasilia, Brazil, 2011.
Growing Vegetables On a Coral Island – Center for Contemporary Art Aarhus, Denmark, 2011.
Hibalhidhoo Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark, 2011.
Dough portraits in Maldives, NAG – National Art Gallery, Malé, Maldives, 2010.
Søren Dahlgaard – The Dough Show. The National Art Gallery, Kosovo, 2010.
The Breathing Room – Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010.
The Breathing Corridor – The Corridor gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2009.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS – Stalke Up North Gallery, Copenhagen, 2009.
Søren Dahlgaard – 100 Drawings Challenging Reality. The National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark,2008.
The Dough Warrior landscape painting Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark,2008.
Dough Portraits The National Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.
Challenging Dough Stalke galleri, Denmark, 2008.
The Dough Warrior painting show! Gallery Poulsen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.
Over The Hedge – Inside The Dough – Into The Paint, Falkener Project, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
The Mobile Island – Ovengaden Center for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002.
Dirty Dessert – Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK, 1998.
Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects
Visual Natures: The Politics and Culture of Environmentalism of the 20th and 21st Centuries MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal.
60 x 60 – Food = Politcs + Pleasure Museum Brot und Kunst Forum Welternährung, Ulm, Germany.
Fingers Crossed CDAN – Art and Nature Center, Beulas Foundation, Huesca, Spain. Curated by Blanca de la Torre and Sue Spaid. Artist incl. Amy Balkin, Joseph Beuys, Björk, Søren Dahlgaard, Ant Farm, Buckminster Fuller, Nicolás García Uriburu and Robert Rauschenberg.
Sea Change Colomboscope Interdisciplinary Arts Festival, Sri Lanka. Curated by Natasha Ginwala, incl. Raqs Media Collective, Armin Linke, Julieta Aranda, Sissel Tolaas etc.
Trapholt Collect, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art And Design, Kolding, Denmark.
Fingers Crossed Now, Yesterday and perhaps Tomorrow, ADN Gallery platform, Barcelona, Spain.
Displacement Journeys Global Forum on Migration and Development, Marrakesh, Morocco, with Lucy & Jorge Orta etc.
Wunderkammer I – Liquid Forms, Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark.
Museum of Pizza, Williamsburg, New York.
Museum of Pizza, New Museum, New York.
Self-Reflections Esbjerg Art Museum, Denmark.
EAT ME Trapholt Museum of Modern Art And Design, Kolding, Denmark.
Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 Museum De Domijnen, The Netherlands.
Portrait Now! Ljungbergmuseum, Sweden.
BLOOM Arts & Science Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Portrait Now! The Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle Hillerød, Denmark.
ICAF – International Community Arts Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The National University of Canberra, Australia.
The Slingshot Planting Technique The Digital Art Centre, Israel.
Galleri Grundstof, Aarhus, Denmark.
SCOPE Art Fair, Miami with Gabinete De Arte K2O.
Parabiosis – Changjiang Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China.
2° – Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia.
PSi22 – Performance Studies International, Melbourne University.
Athens Photo Festival Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
Flashback – Stalke gallery, Denmark.
I’m Genuinely Lost. Give me guidance Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne.
Design & Play – RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne.
Sao Paulo Art Fair, Brazil.
Public I love – the collection, MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Brazil (curated by Paulo Herkenhoff).
In Concert – Glasshouse galley, Melbourne, Australia.
Art Herning, Denmark.
Gertrude Studios 2015 Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.
Art Rio, Brazil.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show Laznia Art Center Gdansk, Poland.
An Anthropocene Cabinet of Curiosities – Australian Galleries, Melbourne.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show ArtClimateChange 2015, Melbourne.
The Anthropocene Project – HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Gertrude Studios 2014 – Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show – CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show – Silent Barn Art Center, NYC.
Fine Machanics – Digital Art Center Israel.
101 Homes – Randers Art Museum, Denmark.
TarraWarra Biennale – TarraWarra Museum of Art, Australia.
On View – Stalke Galleri, Denmark.
Brask Collection Munkeruphus, Denmark.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show – Te Tuhi Art Center, New Zealand.
Farewell to Experience – Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China.
Emergent Ecologies – Oceanic Biennale – Auckland, New Zealand.
Rendezvous with Nature – Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland.
New Garden City – Tranen exhibition center, Gentofte, Denmark.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show – 55th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
Let’s Body Talk – CRAC Centro Ricerca Arte Contemporanea, Cremona, Italy.
Wall Hedge Fence – KØS – Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark.
A Fist Full of Air – St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
Gaphoomph – Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau City, New Zealand.
The KABOOM! Process – Digital Arts Center, Holon, Israel.
Reality Bites – KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Offside Effect – 1st Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Performance Compost – KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Gwangju Biennale, South Korea.
The aspiration factory – AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.
Territory – Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
Zero Tolerance – Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.
The KABOOM! Process – CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
Humour, Seriously – Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
1911 – 2011 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), Hong Kong.
The Hedge Warrior Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark.
Registered Nowhere – The Cartel Gallery London.
REGRESS-PROGRESS – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Urban Interventions CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Israel.
Interakcje – International Art Festival, Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.
Fokus Video Festival – Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center.
Artstamp.dk + Guest Brænderigården Contemporary Art Center, Viborg, Denmark.
Backspace Stalke galleri, Denmark.
Terrain Video – Holsterbro Art Museum, Denmark.
Generous Gestures – Den Fri Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASS MoCA, USA.
Cracker#1 – International Performance Festival, Dialekt Kunstverein, Stuttgart.
BE-HEAD – Andipa Gallery, London.
Live Action New York – Scandinavian House, New York.
Infr’Action – International Performance Festival, Seté, France.
Vancouver biennale, Canada.
Copenhagen Photo festival.
Drawing biennale The National Gallery, Kosovo.
BEST OF WONDERLAND – WAS – Wonderland Art Space, Cph.
The Danish Art Council Collection – The Nordic Council gallery, Cph.
On Paper – Stalke galleri, Kr. Sonnerup, Denmark.
Blurrr 7 – International Performance Art Biennial, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Emergency Room – National Art Academy Hanoi, Vietnam.
On View 1 – Stalke Collection, Kirke Sonnerup, Denmark.
Landscape – Foto Triennale, Brandts Foto Museum, Odense, Denmark.
10th OPEN International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China.
Emergency Room – PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Italy.
Sequences 2009 Art festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.
THE KABOOM! PROCESS – Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Cph.
ONE Copenhagen – Stalke Copenhagen. (incl. Carl André, Robert Barry, William Anastasi).
THE KABOOM! PROCESS performance, Nikolaj Contemporary Copenhagen.
Wonder Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore.
Dreams Statens Museum for Kunst/ The National Gallery, Denmark.
Emergency Room Galerie Taïss, Paris, France.
International Prize for Performance Galleria Civica Museum of contemporary art, Trento, Italy.
Emergency Room Ileana Tounta contemporary arts center, Athens.
Emergency Room P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center MoMA, New York.
The Emergency Room Nicolaj kunsthal, Cph, DK.
Stay inn Cph, DK. (V1 gallery curated)
1. Prize, DNA Diesel-New-Art Award, Galleri Edition, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Diesel-New-Art, The Architect & Design Center, Oslo, Norway.
Challenging Dough AX12 gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Circular Alteration Cosmic Zoom short film festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK.
Pilot project on hydroponic food-production on small coral islands, Maldives (Indian Ocean) a two-year project. Report for ADB – Asian Development Bank in association with Rambøll consultancy, Denmark.
4th Video Marathon Art in General, New York.
MEDITATIONS AB Gallery, Mexico City.
BLICK – New Nordic Film & Video, NIFCA (Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art), Helsinki, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Pori Art Museum, Finland, ARKEN Art Museum, DK, München Kunstverein, Germany, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Baltic art center, Visby – touring to 15 other museums worldwide.
Nomad art film festival touring: Berkeley, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland.
TAKE OFF 20:01, ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, DK. (Curator: Anders Kold).
Becks Futures2 Student Film and Video Prize touring to ICA, London, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, Sotheby’s, New York, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
PROMS 4 Brandts Kunsthal, Odense, DK. (with Tal R, Roepstorff, N55 etc.)
3rd prize, Canon Photography Competition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
ArtLink/Sotheby’s international exhibition, Sotheby’s, Berlin, Germany.
Bank Side Browser Archive Tate Modern, London. (Curator: Andrew Renton).
Spring exhibition Charlottenborgs kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Boxing Poodle art video produced with Channel 4, UK.
Tube Nicolaj kunsthal contemporary arts center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fall exhibition Den Fri kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Contemporary Art Foundation, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
CCA – Contemporary Art Center Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Copenhagen City Council Collection, Denmark.
The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark.
ECCO – Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia, Brazil.
The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Israel.
KIASMA – Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The National Art Museum, Brasilia, Brazil.
Randers Art Museum, Denmark.
Trapholt Museum of Modern Art & Design, Kolding, Denmark.
Ursula Blickle Video archive, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria.
Children, Art and Learning conference, Skanderborg, Denmark.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show Performance Climates PSi22, Melbourne University.
1 year confirmation presentation PhD research, Melbourne University.
Climarte, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.
The Anthropocene Curriculum – HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Germany.
Laznia Art Center, Gdansk, Poland.
Artforum – Monash University Melbourne, Australia.
TarraWarra Biennale, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Australia.
Te Tuhi Art Center, New Zealand.
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, 55th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
Lianzhou International Photo Festival, China.
Moonlight Lounge, Berlin.
31st Century Museum & The Land Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
National Art Gallery, Maldives.
International Arts Festival Hong Kong.
Aarhus Art Building & Galleri Image with Rasheed Araeen, Denmark.
Jessi Cohen project, Digital Art Center, Holon, Israel.
ECCO – Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia, Brazil.
Dialekt Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany.
NAG – National Art Gallery, Malé, Maldives.
The National Art Gallery, Kosovo.
CCA Contemporary Arts Center, Tel Aviv.
Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
UCLA, Department for Architecture & Urban Design. Los Angeles.
University of Copenhagen, Art history department.
Singapore Biennale 08, Singapore.
NAG – National Art Gallery of Maldives.
Nikolaj Contemporary Arts Center, Copenhagen.