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Mikkel Carl

Danish, b. 1976, Lives and works in Copenhagen

 

EDUCATION

2009       MFA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

2002       BA, History of Ideas, Aarhus University


SOLO SHOWS (selection)

2017        Last Resort, Copenhagen (forthcoming)
                Solo presentation w/M23 Projects NY, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen
                 Bad Moon Rising, Montana Salen, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen

2016       Now Moving Towards the Inner Circles of Reality, (home of) Ana Christea, New York
                Smart Landscapes, Caves Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
               Solo presentation w/Last Resort, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam 

2015       Language Dissolves as a Product of Love Begins, ANNAELLEGALLERY, Stockholm
                A Host of Possible Drama and Exchange, Unknown Cargo, Copenhagen
                House Rules for the Living and the Dead, @home, Soroe
                Talion, formic, Copenhagen
                We Are All Workers, Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg

2014       Solo presentation w/ Last Resort, Tropical curated by Co2, Paris
                Calculated Optimism, Last Resort, Copenhagen
                Grey Water, Point B, New York
               Solo presentation w/Last Resort, Market Art Fair, Stockholm
                R.I.P. curl, Henningsen gallery
                0-110 DVC, ANNAELLEGALLERY, Stockholm

2013       It looks fake, but it feels real, Accademia di Danimarca, Rome
                Poses, The Romanian Academy, Rome
                Brand New Paintings Caught in the Headlights of Parking Cars, Tallinn Tuesdays, Tallinn
                Fuck Yes, The Crane Exhibition, Gentofte Main Library

2012        New Paintings Caught in the Headlights of Parking Cars, Ringsted Galleriet
                 Boredom is deep and mysterious, 77m3
                 too sexy for my skin, Henningsen gallery, Copenhagen

2011        The Invisible Hand, Dadapost, Berlin

2010        IN OUT, Kopenhagen Contemporary 2010, Kopenhagen Art Institute, Copenhagen

2009        The Number of the Beast, Pladsen, Copenhagen

2008        Sky Above – Heaven Below, Pladsen, Copenhagen


TWO/THREE PERSON SHOWS

2017       TBA, w/ Joe Hamilton, James Collins, Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger (Curated by Curatron)

2016       Not a good choice, w/Sean Donovan, M23, Miami Beach, FL
                The Murderous Narcissism of Minor Differences, w/Ebecho Muslimova, 247365, New York
                Secondary Object, (w/Natalie Dray, Aymeric Tarrade, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Curated by Max Slaven)

2014       On the Benefits of Delayed Gratification (w/ Steven Cox and Russel Tyler), Ana Cristea Gallery, New York 

2012       Light or Space, Modtar Projects (w/ architect Thomas Feveile), Copenhagen
 

GROUP SHOWS (selection)

2018       NATURE – Workplace and home, Johannes Larsen Museet, Kerteminde (upcoming)

2017       Cool, Calm and Collected, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus (upcoming)
               TBA, Grønttorvet, Copenhagen (Curated by Skulpturi) (upcoming)
                 Kiosk, Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen
                 Den Frie Udstilling 2017, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

2016       SOMEDAY A REAL RAIN WILL COME AND WASH ALL THE SCUM OFF THE STREETS, Nordic Contemporary, Paris
               (Curated by Andreas Emenius) 
               CODE Art Fair w/ Anonymous Gallery (Mexico City), Copenhagen
                BODY HOLES, Fear of Content @ 9th Berlin Biennale (Curated by New Scenario in collab. w/ Nuno Patricio, O Fluxo)
                Aujourd'hui je dis oui, Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon (curated by Aujourd'hui + Domenico de Chirico)  
                Den Frie Udstilling, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
                Alphabet, Materia Multipli, Rome (curated by: Erica Cristadoro)

2015       Episode 4: Bathroom, OSLO 10, Basel (Organized by Agatha Valkyrie Ice, Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig)
                The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, Sliver Surfer (curated by Just Quist and Koen Delaere)
                The Lorax Poems, Good Work Gallery, New York (curated by Zachary Smith) 
                TRUST – The Salon, Copenhagen Art Festival, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen (curated by Sonia Dermience) 
                Crystal Readings, Soy Capitáin, Berlin (curated by Gislind Köhler) 
                TEXT after TEKST, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
                Club of Matinée Idolz, Co2 Gallery, Turin
                Searching for Devices, basis, Frankfurt (curated by Gislind Köhler)
                From Point A to PointB and back again, Point B, New York 

2014       No.27, ANNAELLEGALLERY, Stockholm
               My Chemical Romance, Retrospective gallery, Hudson NY (curated by Lauren Christiansen)
               Still Waters Run Deep, SKULPTUR ODENSE 14, Odense (curated by Charlotte Sprogøe)
               Absence of Evil is the Evil of Absence, Residency Unlimited, New York
               #ArtistBeLike, NURTUREart, New York (curated by Loney Abrams)
               100 x Spring, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
               Chez Pedro, Pioneer Works, New York
               Fool Disclosure, HENNINGSEN gallery, Copenhagen

2013       Den Frie Udstilling, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
                RE_001: First Communion of Anemic Young Girls In The Snow and other works, Interstate, New York (curated by Marco Antonini)
                Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus
                Carne Vale!, Flux Factory, New York (curated by Mille Højerslev Nielsen)
                IRL, Point B, New York

2012       This Title is an Artwork of Mine – a group exhibition in a book, Revolver Publishing & Space Poetry
                Enter Construction, The Factory of Art and Design, Copenhagen
                Alpha-Beta-Gamma, BKS Garage, Copenhagen (curated by Morten Jacobsen)
                SummerSkulptureSøby, Ærø
                OilOnWaterCalmingEffect, Skur 2, Stavanger (curated by Rasmus Høj Mygind & Sandra Vaka Olsen)
                It’s hardly Softcore, BKS Garage, Copenhagen

2011       Oh, my God – Viborg church
                A Chair is Still a Chair, but a Room is not a House, Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted
                Lake of Fire, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
                Luminis - jagten på lyset, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg

2010       Faint to Black, Henningsen gallery, Copenhagen
                COPY, Atelier 59
                Things, Skulpturi
                Poulsen on Paper, Gallery Poulsen
                Astronomical Frontiers, Henningsen gallery, Copenhagen

2009       AM I, Møstings Hus, Copenhagen (Curated by Peter Amby and Michael Jeppesen)
                Exit 09, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen
                Oak is it!, Pladsen, Copenhagen


CURATORIAL (selection)

2016       Danmark, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen

2014       Got Tortilla with Butter on Phone. Think it’s the End?, Rod Barton, London
                Absence of Evil is the Evil of Absence, Residency Unlimited, New York (w/ Pedro Wirz)
                Fool Disclosure, HENNINGSEN gallery, Copenhagen

2013       Some Objects are More Equal than Others, IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö
                Distinguished from the melee of user comments and structurally misogynist chat rooms harbouring rapid-fire trolls, S:T Gertrud, Malmö 

2012       This Title is an Artwork of Mine – a group exhibition in a book, Revolver Publishing & Space Poetry
                Crazy, Zig-Zag – solo show with Jóhan Martin Christiansen, Henningsen gallery, Copenhagen
                It’s hardly Softcore, BKS Garage (w/ Janus Høm), Copenhagen

2011       A Chair is Still a Chair, but a Room is not a House, Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted
                Lake of Fire, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

2010       Faint to Black, Henningsen gallery (w/ Andreas Henningsen), Copenhagen

2009      Oak is it!, Pladsen, Copenhagen

 

VARIOUS

2017        Guest professor, The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg (Prof. Martin Erik Andersen), The Royal Danish
                Academy of Fine Arts

2016        Residency, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY
                 
2016        Examiner, MFA degree show, The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg (Prof. Martin Erik Andersen),
                The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2016)

2016-19   On the Danish Arts Foundation's Committee of Visual Arts Grants Funding

2016        Advisor to the curatorial board for CODE Art Fair, Copenhagen

2014-17   On the Advisory Board for The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

2014        Guest teacher, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

2014        Residency, Residency Unlimited, New York

2013        Chief editor of Ny Dansk Kunst 13 (Eng. New Danish Art 13)

2013-18   On the board for Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art

2012-      Member of the artist association Den Frie Udstilling

2012        Chief editor of Ny Dansk Kunst 12 (Eng. New Danish Art 12)

2009-15   Contributing editor of www.kopenhagen.dk

2010-11   Assistant director, Ringsted Galleriet

2008-09   Co-founder of the exhibition space Pladsen
 

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