SUPERFLEX/ CV/

Bjørnstjerne Reuter Christiansen Born 1969

Jakob Fenger Born 1968

Rasmus Nielsen Born 1969

SUPERFLEX was formed in 1993.

Work & live in Copenhagen & Brazil

Education: The Royal Academy in Copenhagen.

 

Solo exhibitions (selected):

2012

Bankrupt Banks, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY

 

SUPERFLEX, Musée d'Art Moderne, St-Etienne, France

 

Modern Times Forever, 1901PE, Los Angeles, California

2011

Modern Times Forever and Copy Light Factory, Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France

 

Flooded McDonald's, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Germany

 

e.g., Universalmuseum Joanneum, various locations

 

Flooded McDonald's, Pilot Gallery, Istanbul

 

Flooded McDonald's, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Germany

 

The Financial Crisis, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany

 

SUPERGAS, OPA - Oficina para proyectos arte, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

Modern Times Forever, Stora Enso Building, Helsinki, Finland

 

The Financial Crisis, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, DE

 

A cockroach Tour of the Science Museum, The Science Museum, London, UK

2010

Flooded McDonald's, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY

 

Flooded McDonald's, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

 

Crimetime, Vitenfabrikken, Sandness, Norway

 

Free Beer, Gallery 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

 

Porcelain Pirates, San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Power Toilets, Park van Luna, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

 

Free Sol LeWitt, Vanabbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

In-between Minimalism / Free Sol Lewitt, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

Flooded McDonalds, Oriel Mostyn gallery, Wales

 

Flooded McDonalds/Burning Car, Videoart in the Gardens, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2009

SUPERFLEX, Nils Stærk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SUPERLFEX, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil

 

Burning Car, Galerie Jousse Enterprise, Paris, France

 

Porcelain Pirates, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, Netherlands

 

Flooded McDonalds, South London Gallery, London, UK

 

Blackout (in collaboration with Simon Starling) Brandts, Odense, Denmark

2008

If Value, then Copy, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

 

New Project, Project broadway, Los Angeles, Free Sho, Art Festival Haugesund

 

New Project, CCA - The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

 

FREE BEER & Counter-game strategies, Usina do Gasometro, Porto Alegre

 

WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE, WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE, Prospect 1, New Orleans, LA

 

New Project, Dynamo-Haugesund, Stavanger, Cultural city, Norway

 

Burning Car, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands

 

FREE BEER prints, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany

2007

LaBox, Bourges, France

 

FREE BEER & Counter-game strategies, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Copy Shop, Knoxville Art Gallery, Knoxville, USA

 

Copy Right, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

2006

FREE BEER & counter-game strategies, Jack Hanley gallery, San Francisco, USA

 

FREE SHOP, KBH Kunsthal, København, Denmark

 

XXXXXXX XXXXX, Gallery Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2005

Supershow/I was paid to go there, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

 

Guaraná Power, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

Supercopy/ Occasionally free/ Open market, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Self-organise/ Guaraná Power, Redcat gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Social pudding, Rirkrit Tirvanija & Superflex, gallery 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

 

Free shop, gallery side 2, Tokyo, Japan

2003

Counter-strike/ Self-organise, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

 

Social pudding, Rirkrit Tirvanija & Superflex, GFZK, Leipzig, Germany

2002

Superflex tools + counter-strike, Rooseum Malmö, Sweden

 

Supergas, Kunstruimte Wagemanns, Grooningen, Holland

 

About TV, ARRA/About studio, Bangkok, Thailand

2001

The kitchen magazine station, with Rirkrit Tirvanija, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany

 

Supertool, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (1 year project)

 

Kanal 11, Galerie Für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

 

Nuuk Beta, The Culture House, Nuuk, Greenland

2000

Superflex in company/economic potentials, CCS Bard college, New York, USA

1999

Karlskrona2/ Utrecht2, CASCO Projects, Utrecht, Holland

 

Superchannel, Artspace 1%, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Superflex Biogas in Africa, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York, USA

 

Tools, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

 

Superflex Biogas in Africa, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

 

Superflex Biogas in Africa, (New Life), Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998

Superflex Biogas in Africa, Accès Local, Paris, France

1997

Superflex Biogas in Africa, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2013

Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

9th Gwangju Biennale Folly project, Gwangju, South Korea

 

Workplace, The Meade Gallery, Warwick, United Kingdom

 

BENZINE. The energies of your mind, Palazzo Re Enzo in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, Italy

 

[UN]NATURAL LIMITS, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY

 

Touch, Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Cartographies Of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

2012

Primer Acto, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Lo bueno y lo malo (The Good and the Bad), Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil

 

4 Films, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY

 

Copy light Factory, MoMA, New York

 

FREE SHOP, New York, NY

 

Plus De Croissance : Un Capitalisme Idéal. La Ferme du Buisson, Paris, France

 

Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk, Belvedere, Australia

 

7th Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom

 

Copenhagen Art Festival, Denmark

 

TRACK, Ghent, Belgium

2011

Utopia GESAMTKUNSTWERK, 21er Haus in Belvedere, Austria

 

The Global Contemporary, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Car Fetish. I drive, therefore I am., Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

 

Encounter with Hill, Malmö Art Museum, Lund, Sweden

 

Living as Form, Creative Time Summit, New York, NY

 

On the metaphor of growth, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany

 

The Global Contemporary, Art Worlds After 1989-ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

5x6x9, Berlin, Germany

 

Specters of the Nineties, Maastricht, Netherlands

 

Details, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

 

Project Europa: Imagining The (Im)Possible, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery / Columbia University, NY, NY

 

Involuntary, Fordproject, New York, NY

 

In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art, De Vleeshal Nederlands, Middleburg, Netherlands

 

Small Fires, Sint-Lukasgaleri, Brussels, Belgium

 

Without reality there is no utopia, CAAC, Sevilla, Spain

 

It's the Political Economy, Stupid, Open Space, Vienna, Austria

 

Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, Ireland

 

Singapore Bienniale, Singapore

 

Terms of Belonging, Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

 

Yebisu International Festival of arts and alternative visions, Tokyo, Japan

 

Daydream Believer!!, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

 

Flooded McDonald's, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

 

Marres Projects: Out of Storage, Maastricht, Netherlands

2010

Flooded McDonald's, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 41, Switzerland

 

Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia, PA

 

Tumult, South Denmark

 

Traversing the Fantasy, The Cube Space, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Taipei Biennial 2010, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Broken Fall (Geometric), Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy

 

Example to Follow!, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany

 

The Philosophy of Money, White Pavilion/Lisbon City Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Flooded McDonald's, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Great Britain

 

Power Games, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

 

Rethink / kakotopia, Tensta Kunsthall, Tensta, Sweden

 

Quebec Biennial, Quebec, Canada

 

Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)possible, Harn Museum of Art University of Florida, traveled to Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University

2009

Winter Light, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

 

Frieze Films/ Channel 4, Frieze art fair, London, UK

 

Rethink/kakotopia, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Panorama, MAM, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Utopics, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

 

The World is Yours, The Louisiana Museum, Denmark

 

New Social Practice, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada

 

Convention, MOCA Miami, FL

 

One day Sculpture, Auckland, New Zealand

2008

Project 1, New Orleans, USA

 

New Project, Shanghai Biennial 2008, China exhibition of Museum's collection

 

Free Beer Taiwan, Taipei Biennial 2008, Taiwan

 

Wouldn't it be nice… Wishful thinking in art and design, Somerset House, London

 

Terms of Use, Centro Cultural Montehermoso,Vitoria, Spain

 

Working Men, Analix Forever, Switzerland

 

Collect to win, 5th. Berlin Biennial, Germany

 

Radical Software, Den Fri, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

FREE BEER, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Musée des Beaux Arts Tourcoing, France

2007

Existencias, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain

 

Forms of resistance, Vanabbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland

 

Wouldn't it be nice, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland

 

Energy Room, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Social Systems, Tate, St. Ives, UK

 

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland

 

Deutsche Geschichten, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

 

Cómo vivir juntos, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

 

Suitcase Illuminated#5 Parallel Economies, Center and Gallery , Ljubljana

 

Modelle für Morgen, Europäische Kunsthalle Köln, Cologne, Germany

 

2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

 

E-flux Video Rental, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, France

2006

Radical Software, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

EXPORTABLE GOODS - Danish art now, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

 

SID NED!, Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

E-Flux Video Rental, Arthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, TX, USA

 

Liminal Spaces / Grenzräume, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

 

The Show will be open when the show... Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

 

Art Link, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden

 

Group Therapy, MUSEION - Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bozen / Bolzano, Italy

 

ZOO logical garden, VZW Beeldend VZW, Oudenaarde, Belgium

 

Regarding Denmark, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece

 

30th annual, 6th biennial exhibition of visual+art 2006, ev+a - Limerick Biennial, Limerick, Ireland

 

The 27th Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo, Brazil

 

The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Korea

 

Global Grove, The Art Gallery of Knoxville, Knoxville USA

2005

Populisme, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Populisme, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

 

D.Day, Centre Pompidou, Paris

 

Populisme, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Nederland

 

Crosstown Traffic, Apeejay Media Gallery, New Delhi, India

 

Populisme, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Utopia Station, Porto Alegre, Brazil

 

Zero Interest, Galleria Civica di Arte Contempotarea of Trento, Italy

 

Emergencias, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

 

Collective Creativity, Kunst Halle Fridricianum, Kasel, Germany

 

ErzatzStadt, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Germany

 

Shrinking Cities, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

 

The 9 th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

2004

Minority Report, Aarhus, Denmark

 

Open Borders - Droog Design, Lille, France

 

FREE SHOP, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

 

Utopia Station II, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany

 

Rigsudstillingerne, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

 

Socle du monde 2, Herning art museum, Herning, Denmark

2003

Rethinking Marxism, Herter Art Gallery Massachusetts, USA

 

Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

 

Arcadia, Govett - Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand

 

Utopia station, Venice Biennial, Italy

 

Nobody is an island, GAK, Bremen, Germany

2002

Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea

 

BIG, Torino Biennial, Torino, Italy

 

Hacking…New Museum, New York

 

The Global Complex, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria

 

Vollsmose public sculpture project, Odense, Denmark

 

We are all sinners, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico

 

Ecovention, CAC, Cincinnati, USA

 

Everything can be different, (2001-2002, ICI traveling exhibition ), USA.

2001

The Gift, collaboration with Rirkrit Tirvanija, Palazzo della Papesse, Siena, Italy

 

Germania, Collaboration with Rirkrit Tirvanija, Palazzo della Papesse, Siena, Italy

 

2nd Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany

 

Pyramids of Mars 3, Superteens, Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark

 

Pyramids of Mars 2, Barbican, London, UK

 

The Sharjah Biennial, The Moonchannel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2000

The Tower Block Superchannel ( video positive, organized by FACT), Liverpool, UK

 

Cities on the move, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

 

Unhomely home, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany

 

Democracy, RCA/Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

Plan B, DeAppel, Amsterdam, Holland

 

What if-art on the verge of architecture and design, Moderna Museet, Sweden

 

Norden, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria

 

Pyramids of Mars, The Fruitmarket (organizer The Modern Institute), Edinburgh

 

Echigo-Tsumari/art necklace, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan

 

More works about buildings & food (with Rirkrit Tirvanija & Tobias Rehberger), Lisbon, Portugal

 

Cities on the move, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark, Denmark

 

3 public projects, Karlskrona, Sweden

1998

Something Rotten In…, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

 

Bicycle Thieves, The Monk Parakeet (Dan Peterman), Chicago, USA

 

Copenhagen video, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

 

Never Been in a Riot, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1997

New Art from Denmark and Scania, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

 

Selected commissions

The Tower Block Superchannel (video positive, organized by FACT), Liverpool, UK

Karlskrona2, 3 public projects, Karlskrona, Sweden

Superchannel, Galleria Civica di Arte, Trento, Italy

Heerhugowaard project, Heerhugowaard Nederland, Netherlands

The 2000 Watt Contract. Zurich. Switzerland

Superkilen, Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Awards

2009

The George Maciunas prize

2000

Statens kunstfonds 3 årige arbejdslegat, Denmark

1997

International Association of Art Critics, Annual Prize Denmark

 

Teaching/Workshop

Student workshop, Prato, Italy

Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle Student workshop, Germany

IT-university, Artist in resident, Copenhagen Denmark

Academy of fine arts Helsinki, Finland

Calarts, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Maues, Guaraná Farmers, Amazon, Brazil

Research, DKDS (Denmarks Design School), Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Marks of Honor

International Association of Art Critics, Annual Prize Denmark 1997

Statens kunstfonds 3 årige arbejdslegat, Denmark 2000

 

Represented in following public institutions (selected)

Galerie fuer Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

National Museum of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Royal National Photo Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Louisiana, Humlebaek, Denmark

Jumex Collection, Mexico

Malmö Kunstmuseum, Sweden

Frac Nord - Pas de Calais, France

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Netherlands

MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy

Kunsten, Aalborg, Denmark

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

 

Publications

Free Sol Lewitt, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Black Out Simon Starling & Superflex, Brandts, 2010

Free Shop, Pork Salad press 2009

Self-organisation/Counter-economic, Will Bradley, Mika Hannula, Cristina Ricupero and Superflex 2006

SUPERFLEX/TOOLS, published by Walther König, 2002

Supermanual – The complete guide to superchannel, Published by Fact, 2001

Remark on interventive tendencies, published by Borgen distributed by Walther König, 2001

 

Websites

http://supermarket.superflex.net

www.superflex.net

www.freebeer.org

www.superchannel.org

www.guaranapower.org