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Sophia Kalkau

education:
The Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Bachelor of Art Theory 1994-1996
The Royal Danish Academy of Arts 1986-1990 / 1992-1994
History of Art, University of Copenhagen 1981-1984

solo exhibitions:
"Line of Circles", Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, 2017
"Stock", Photototeket, Esbjerg, 2017
"Owl Vision", Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, 2015
"Solen er hvid", Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, 2014
"Off White", Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, 2014
"Gennem Sort", Møstings Hus, Frederiksberg, 2013
"Gennem Sort", Museet Holmen, Løgumkloster, 2013
"Entwined, Passages, Geometry and Psyke", Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, 2011
"Efter Ægget", Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, 2011
"Sophia Kalkau. Introductory Exhibition", Vejen Kunstmuseum, 2010
"Friezes", bildkultur, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010
"Part of the Mill", Maison du Danemark, Paris, France, 2009
"Dog and Die", Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, 2008
"From Hexa to the Vase", Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 2007
"Sophia Kalkau", Holstebro Museum of Art, 2004
"snow drops", Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, 2004
"Not a pair of dice", The Museum Building (Museumsbygningen) 2000
"Skulptur", Traneexhibition (Traneudstilling) Art Library of the Municipality of Gentofte, 1998
"Overgaden" The Exhibition Building of the Ministry of Culture, Copenhagen, 1994

group exhibitions (selected):
"COLD, CALM AND COLLECTED", AROS, Århus, 2017
"TESER", Rundetårnet, Ribe Kunstmuseum, Fulgsang, Copenhagen, Ribe, Lolland, 2017
"Af-Sløret", kurateret af Nanna Balslev Strøjer, KH7 artspace, Århus, 2016
"FOTOGRAFIER", Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, 2016
"Den Frie", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2016
"Sommerudstillingen 2015", Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, 2015
"Forårsudstilling", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2015
"100 x Forår", Jubilæumsudstilling, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copehagen, 2014
"Beyond Realism", Fotografisk Center, Copehagen, 2014
"Den Frie", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copehagen, 2013
"Zeigen - An Audiotour Through Copenhagen", Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copehagen, 2013
"Paris Photo", Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2013
"Koldt vand i blodet", Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Gudhjem, 2013
"Giv os i dag… Når kunsten går i kirke", Museum of Religious Art, Lemvig, 2013
"Den hvide udstilling", Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, 2013
"POLYFONI", Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden, 2013
"Girls just wanna have fun", Pop-up show curated by Therese Gram, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen 2012
"Giv os i dag… Når kunsten går i kirke", KØS, Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, 2012
"SELVPORTRÆTTER - jeg", Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, 2012
"Det skønne hjørne", Museet Holmen, Løgumkloster, 2012
"How Am I? Narratives about the Search for Identity in different Realities", Danish/Indian contemporary art, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Kastrup, 2012
"Den Frie", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2012
"Dolls House", Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, 2011
"Body of Memony. A Tribute to Louise Bourgeois", Gallerie Michael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2011
"Objectives", Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen, 2011
"A pedibus usque ad caput", Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, 2010
"Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl Nielsen - Grant Exhibition", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2010
"Gravmonument", Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen, 2010
"Den Frie", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2010
"FRI PORTO", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2009
"KURS:THE HILL", Odsherred Art Museum, Asnæs, 2009
"Den Frie",(with Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Maurice Maeterlinck)Den Frie, Copenhagen, 2009
"Before this whole story / The intentions of Duchamp", Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen, 2008
"Den Frie", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2008
"Danskjävlar - A Swedish Declaration of Love", Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2008
"AN SIGT", Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, 2007
"Den Frie", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2007
"MALM2", Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö, Sweden, 2006
"ART'FAB", La Citadelle, Saint Tropez, France, 2006
"Den Frie", guest, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2006
"højde bredde dybde" (height width depth) Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Gothersgade, Copenhagen, 2005
"Spejlinger i Gips" (Reflections in Plaster) Academy of Arts 250 year annv., Festsalen, Charlottenborg, 2004
"Med Kærlig Hilsen" (With Love) Academy of Arts 250 year annv., Exhb. Build. Charlottenborg, 2004
"Out to Grass", Gallerie Koch und Kesslau, Berlin, 2003
"www.women2003", Billboard project, Vesterport, Copenhagen, 2003
"Grønningen", guest, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2003
"Skulptur i Eventyrhaven" (Sculpture in the Garden of Fairy Tales) with Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Vollsmose, Odense, 2002
"Decembristerne", guest, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, 2002
"Grønningen", guest, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2001
"Arke, Kalkau, Livbjerg, Raaen", Museum of Contemporary Art (Museet for Samtidskunst) 1999
"Charlottenborgs Efterårsudstilling" (The Charlottenborg Autumn Exhibition) Copenhagen, 1996
"Convoy", The Turbine Halls (Turbinehallerne) Copenhagen, 1996
"Krypto", Church of Holmen, The Chapel Hall (Holmens Kirke, Kapelsalen),Copenhagen, 1993

art in public space:
"Det Ægyptiske Æg", Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, 2016
"Slotsvase - Another Way of Watching, Slotsvase", Palsgaard Slot, Juelsminde, 2015
"Cirklen, Kurven, Bladet", The New University Hospital, Skejby, 2013-2015
"Kosmos og Atomos", University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering, Odense (in progress)
"Black Column", Pier project Søndergaard, Ballerup, 2012
"Atrium", Hospice Djursland, Rønde, 2011
"Lenticula", at the historic site Skibelund Krat, south of Askov near Vejen, Denmark, 2010|11
"Marmorstelen", Grøndalskirken, København NV, 2009-2016

"Quadrature of the Moon", Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Bibliotek (School of Architecture Library) Holmen, Copenhagen, 2005
"Black Lines", Vejleåparken, AAB, Ishøj 2003
"Fifteen New Bridges", Kolding Å-forløb, (river plan) Danish National Art Foundation, 2003 (not realised)

Poetry and Poetics:
"Kettys have. Et drømmespil" (The garden of Ketty. A dreamplay) Borgen 2003
"Hun og jeg og dyrene" (She and I and the animals) Borgen 2002
"Månespil" (Moonplay) Borgen 2000
"Små ryk" (Minor Shifts) Basilisk 1999
"Æstetik ... at svare verden igen med værket" (Aesthetics ... talking back at the world through the
work of art Basilisk 1. and 2. printing 1997

books and publications:
"Line of Circles", katalog, tekst Helle Brøns, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø, 2017
"Solen er hvid", catalogue, text Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Kalkaus Forlag, 2014
"Gennem Sort", catalogue, text Rune Gade, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Museet Holmen, Løgumkloster, 2013
"Efter Ægget", catalogue, text Claus Hagedorn-Olsen, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Sophia Kalkau, Horsens Kunstmuseum, 2011
"Sophia Kalkau - Close Up, Far Out", text Mikkel Bogh, Camilla Jalving, Flemming Friborg, Kalkaus Forlag, 2010
"Part of the Mill", catalogue, text Itzhak Goldberg and Mette Sandbye, Maison du Danemark, 2009
"Ny Dansk Kunst 2008", Kopenhagen Publishing, 2008
"Dog and Die", catalogue, text Camilla Jalving and Bo Nilsson, Kunsthallen Brandts, 2008
"Danskjävler - a Swedish Declaration of Love" catalogue, 2008
"From Hexa to the Vase", catalogue, text Flemming Friborg, Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, 2007
"Neoruption" Rune Gade & Camilla Jalving, Aschehoug, 2006
"Manual for Danish Contemporary Art" Lisbeth Bonde and Mette Sandbye, Gyldendal, 2006
"Mirror and Container" folder, text Mikkel Bogh, ART FAB, 2006 (reprinted in the Danskjävlar catalogue)
"The Quadrature of the Moon" folder, text Mikkel Bogh, 2005
"Pause, not paradise" folder, text Mikkel Bogh, Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2004
"Not a pair of dice", catalogue, text Mikkel Bogh, Basilisk 2000
"Ark", (Sheet) Art Journal 1999
"Digte og tegninger" (Poems and Drawings) - an interplay with the poet Per Aage Brandt, catalogue, Basilisk 1998

broadcasts:
"Dagens Gæst" a dialogue with Louise Puck Hansen, DR-P2, 2003
"Eksistens" a dialogue with Niels Højlund on "Aesthetics ...talking back ... ", Danish National TV 1998

Awards, grants:
Ny Carlsbergfondets Kunstnerlegat, 2016
Statens Kunstfonds Hæderydelse, 2015
Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen's Grant, 2010
Eckersberg Medal, 2008
Ole Haslund's Artist Foundation, 2008
Sculptor Kai Nielsens memorial grant 2007
Henny Sophie Clausen and Axel Clausen's award of honor 2005
Sculptor Viggo Jarl's award of honor 2005
Astrid Noacks award of honor 2004
Anna Klindt Sørensens award of honor 2004
Council of Visual Arts 2002, 2003
The Art Foundation of 1973, award of honor 2002
Else Marie Bukdahl's Travel Foundation Grant 2002
Danish National Art Foundation's 3-year scholarship 2001
The Academy Councils Prize Foundation 2000
Danish National Art Foundation's Exhibition Prize 1999, 2000, 2004
Danish National Art Foundations 2-year scholarship 1999
Sculptor Gerhard Hennings Grant 1998, 1999, 2000
Karl Thyrres Grant 1997
Beckett - Foundation 1997, 1999, 2008
Supreme Court Attorney L. Zeuthens Memorial Grant, 1997
Fondation Idella, Liechtenstein 1995
Gottfred and Gerda Eichkopffs Sculptor Grant, 1995
Royal Copenhagen (workshop grant) 1993

represented:
Carlsberg Foundation, The Horsens Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Art, AROS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Vejlemuseerne, Vejen Kunstmuseum, Danish National Art Foundation, Art Foundation of Odense, Art Foundation of Aalborg, Kunst på Arbejdspladsen, KØS - Museum of Art in Public Spaces, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Photography,
Augustinus Foundation

miscellaneous:
Member of the Artists Society 1998-
Member of the Academy 2001-
Member of the Academy Council 2002-2005,2008-14, Chairman of the Sculptor section 2004-2005,2009-10
Member of the Danish National Art Foundation's Committee for Visual Arts 2005-2007, Member of The Board Den Frie, Member of The Exhibition Committee for Den Frie Udstilling 2008-2009, Member of The Board of Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art 2010-2012