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Trine Søndergaard’s work is marked by a precision and a sensibility that co-exists with a rigorous interrogation of the medium of photography and its boundaries. Søndergaard is known for her formal depictions of contemporary women that define the concept of the “interior portrait”. In her work the artist reflects on the viewer’s conceptions of images, as well as broader questions of female identity and self-preservation. She often collaborates with her husband and artist Nicolai Howalt to explore concepts of cultural heritage, transitions, evolution, spaces of limbo and the continuum of life and time. Layered with meaning and quiet emotion, Søndergaard’s works are highly acclaimed for their visual intensification of our perception of reality.

Søndergaard was born in 1972 in Grenå, Denmark. She studied drawing and painting in Aalborg and Copenhagen before attending and graduating from Fatamorgana, The Danish School of Art Photography, in Copenhagen. In 2000 she received the Albert Renger Patzsch Award and has since received numerous grants and fellowships, including a three-year working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation. Søndergaard has had three solo exhibitions with Bruce Silverstein since 2007.

She has exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions in Denmark and abroad in institutions such as the National Museum of Art, Norway; The National Photo Institute of the Netherlands; IFSAK, Istanbul; and the International Meetings of Photography, Bulgaria. The artist has also exhibited extensively with Nicolai Howalt. Amongst them are the Maison de Danemark, Paris, the Fotografins Hus, Sweden and at the Faaborg Museum of Fine Arts, Danemark.

Work by Søndergaard is held in public collections worldwide, including the Israel Museum; Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden; Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris; National Museum of Art, Norway; National Museum for Women in the Arts, England; National Museum of Photography, Denmark; Kiosato Museum of Photography, Japan; Danish Arts Foundation; and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon in Spain. The artist lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chronology

2019

Trine Søndergaard - Still; Maison du Danemark, Paris, France

Guldnakke; SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, Georgia

Nearer the Time; Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

Trine Søndergaard - Still; Musée d'art moderne, Le Havre, France

Trine Søndergaard: A Reflection; Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

2017

Trine Søndergaard; Brandts, Denmark

2016

Guldnakke; Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2015

A Room Inside; Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summer In The City; Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dejavu; Skagen Odde Naturcenter, Skagen, Denmark

Close To Me; Centre Médical et Pédagogique, Rennes, France

GRØNNINGEN 100 YEARS; Den Frie, Center of contemporary Art

Copenhagen, København, Denmark

FEMINA - ou la réappropriation des modéles; Pavillon Vendôme

Centre d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France

2014

Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Summer In The City; Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art and Coast; Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany

Bikuben; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Still Life; Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

Contemporary Art in Denmark; European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Omhandling!; Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Statis; Ffotogallery at Turner House, Penarth, Wales

2013

Stasis, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Monochrome Portraits, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Everyone Carries a Room Inside; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

New Acquisitions, New Works in the Collections; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborgs, Swden

Nordic Art Station, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

Summer In The City; Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

From Ingegerd to Estellel; Sigtuna Museum, Sigtuna, Sweden

Das Nahe und die Ferne; Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

Still Life/Work Life; The Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden

Flora Danica; National History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

New Nordic - Architecture and Identity, Nordic Cool 2013; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Birds, Trees and Hunting Scenes; Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg, Denmark

Tunnel Vision; Portalens Galleri, Greve, Denmark

2012

Strude; Museum Kunst der Westküste, Germany How to Hunt; Maison de Denmark, Paris, France Still; Martin Asbæk Gallery

2011 Memento; bildkultur, Stuttgart, Germany Strude; Kunstmuseet i Tønder, Denmark Blyge blikk, Adolf Tidemand og Trine Søndergaard; The National Museum of Art, Norway

2010 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Denmark Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, USA

2009 MONO, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark MONOKROME PORTRAIT, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Denmark

2008 Musée Historique et des Porcelaines Ville de Nyon, France STRUDE, Galleri Kant, Sønderho, Denmark

2007 Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, USA Martin Asbæk Projects, Denmark

2006 HOW TO HUNT m. Nicolai Howalt, ParisPhoto2006; Statement, France HOW TO HUNT m. Nicolai Howalt, Gallery Poller, Frankfurt, Germany HOW TO HUNT m. Nicolai Howalt, Fåborg Museum of Fine Art, Denmark

2005 HOW TO HUNT m. Nicolai Howalt, Gallerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003 NOW THAT YOU ARE MINE, Fynen Exibitionbuilding for Art and Design, Denmark VERSUS, Thorvaldsens Museum, Denmark

2001 NOW THAT YOU ARE MINE, The National Photo Institute of the Nederlands

2000 NOW THAT YOU ARE MINE, IFSAK, Istanbul,Tyrkey

1998 NEIGHBOURGS, International Meetings of Photography, Bulgaria

1997 NU DA DU ER MIN, Charlottenborg.mellemdækket, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996 KOM DE BAGFRA, Kanonhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Exhibitions

2020

Face to Face, Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015

Blue: Matter, Mood, and Melancholy, 21c Museum Hotels, Bentonville, AR

Dejavu, Skagen Odde Naturcenter, Skagen, Denmark


Grønningen 100 år, Den Fri Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark


Femina, Pavillon du Vendome, Paris

2014 Art and Coast, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany


Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Bikuben, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA


Still Life, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark


Best Photobooks of the Year, PHE14, The National Library, Madrid, Spain

Contemporary Art from Denmark, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

OMHANDLING! Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 Everyone Carries a Room Inside, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

Nyförvärv, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden


Nordic Art Station, Eskilstuna, Sweden

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 State of the Art, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Denmark


From Ingegerd to Estelle, Sigtuna Museum, Sigtuna, Sweden


Still Life/Work Life, The Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg, Sweden


Das Nahe und die Ferne, Künslterhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany


Cool Nordic, The Kennedy Center, Washington, USA


Tunnel Vision, Portalen, Greve, Denmark

2012 A Journey Through a Nordic Fairytale, Danish Contemporary Art, Guided by Invoices, NY, USA

Grønningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

New Nordic, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

2011 Danmark Under Forvandling, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan L’Enigme du portrait: La Collection Neuflize Vie, MAC – Musée d’Art

2010 How to Hunt, ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Arhus, Denmark

2009 D-STOP, Obor'n Contemporary, Toronto, Canada ALTID SOM ALDRIG FØR, SkagenArt Museum, Denmark

2008 PRESENT PERFECT PORTRAITS, Martin Asbæk Projects, Denmark

2007 THE ANIMAL SHOW, Galleri Hornbæk, Denmark REALITY CROSSINGS, Wilhelm Hack Museum,2.Fotofestival MANNHEIM/LUDWIGS/HEIDELBERG

2006 ARTIST CHOICE, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark I SKUMRINGEN, Galleri Larm, Copenhagen, Denmark NEW ADVENTURES, Danish Contemporary Photography & Video, Korea NEW PHOTOGRAPHY, New Photography from Denmark. Scandinavia House, New York, USA SUMMER IN THE CITY, MAP (Martin Asbæk Projects), Copenhagen, Denmark CLOSED EYES, Museum of Photographic Art, Odense, Denmark THE OPEN BOOK, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005 SCANDINAVIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, Faulconer Gallery, Iowa, USA EMERGENCIAS, MUSAC-Museo de Arte contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain YOUNG PORTFOLIO ACQUISITION 2004, The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

2004 BODY, Galleri GimEis, Copenhagen, Denmark PRO, guest. Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003 FRA OBJEKTIV TIL OBJEKT, Den Fri Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark MAKING EYES, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. Denmark FAMILIEBILLEDER, Kunsthallen Brænderigaarden, Viborg. Denmark WWW.WOMAN2003.DK, billboardexibition, Copenhagen, Denmark/Malmø, Sweden

2002 NEVER ENDING STORY, billboard exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 FACES AND FIGURES, Scandinavian House, New York, USA REPOR PÅ EN SLAT YTA, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden SCRATHES ON A SMOOTH SURFACE,, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden SPEJLKABINETTET, Museum of Art Photography, Odense, Denmark

2000 LONGTERM PROJECTS, Underground, Galleri Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999 YOUNG DANISH PHOTOGRAPHY, Fotografisk Center. Copenhagen, Denmark FROM THE HIDDEN, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark MODERN TIMES, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden FATAMORGANAS JUBILÆUMSUDSTILLING, Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark 2.MAJS JUBILÆUMSUDSTILLING, Rejsestaldene, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 1000 ÅR 10. Museum for Comtemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark BILLEDER AF LIVSKVALITET, Københavns Rådhus, Copenhagen, Denmark, (catalog)

1996 FATAMORGANA, Kunstkorridoren Nådada, Copenhagen, Denmark FATAMORGANA, Fotografisk Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark FRA ALLE OS TIL ALLE JER, Albertlund Rådhus, Albertslund, Denmark

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