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2017

07/10
Very excited to show the performance "Anything From The Heart" in Socrates Sculpture Park during Skowhegan Performs this coming Saturday 2-5pm.



06/09
This exhibition opens on Saturday 2-5pm at Sculptors Alliance on Governors Island



03/07
Mark the calendar ! This is happening at The Bronx Museum of The Arts.
Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial
On view July 22- Oct 22 2017



30/05
Open Studios Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th. 12-6pm both days. Come visit 307 Eckford Street :) More info here



03/05
Participating with a small new ceramic piece in Personals at Skowhegan HQ. On view from May 4th - June 8th.




13/04
So thrilled ! My first publication has arrived 🔵 Beautiful graphic work by Hyejin Yeo. Contributions by Kyounghee Lee and Iben Elmström. Special thanks to Bora Hong and all at Gallery Factory in Seoul.



09/03
Opens today !



02/03
The Emperor is Naked opens in Minneapolis tomorrow. More on Waiting Room here

Presented by Waiting Room.
March 3 – 25, 2017

Public Reception
Friday, March 3
7 – 10 pm featuring a curator's talk at 8pm

Curated by Iben Bach Elmstrøm, showing works by Annesofie Sandal (Copenhagen, DK), Spencer Stucky and Lucas Briffa (Chicago, IL), artists duo Hesselholdt and Mejlvang (Copenhagen, DK), Ana Hansa-Ogren (Milwaukee, WI) and Tia-Simone Gardner (Minneapolis, MN).

The Emperor is Naked borrows its title from a fairytale by poet Hans Christian Andersen. In the story, sight becomes insight, which in turn challenges our perception and prompts action. The tale is about the courage to test authorities and speak truth publicly, but its plot and essence also activate concerns of pretentiousness, social hypocrisy, and how entrenched norms can flavor publics.

Curated by Iben Bach Elstrøm, the exhibition aims to artistically and aesthetically reflect upon the forms and perceptions surrounding contemporary cultural subjectivities and their dysfunctions. The contradictions and complexities of current identity politics are often concealed and ambiguous at the core of a Western notion of politics, freedom, and identity. The fear of a loss of cultural meaning, or belonging, is amplified when populations become perceived as masses, which stimulates new levels of protection and preservation of cultural identity and legacy.

The exhibition is imagined as a conversation between two continents divided by the Atlantic Ocean - Europe and the United States - and between Danish artists and Midwestern American artists. National and social discourse differs between continents and cultures, but the recognition of the subjectivity of ethnic origins correlates across identities, geopolitical constructions and – time and space.

Artist Annesofie Sandal raises question on class, ethnicity, and our global society through her sculptural practice with discarded materials. Her investigation into homogeneous objects from ‘anywhere’ and ‘everywhere’ pushes our value systems out of sync and into the ambiguity between reading and reality. For their first collaborative project "Acts 12: 6-9", Spencer Stucky and Lucas Briffa select and produce objects and documents surrounding issues of authority and politics. In their practice they research systems of operational power and police aesthetic, protection systems from civil conflicts, and the ambiguities apparent in a population spin out of control. Hesselholdt & Mejlvang create different kinds of scenographic constellations, characterized by aesthetic and political acuity. The artist duo works with national self-understanding and the stereotypically representations of racial classifications and their translation into hidden layers of everyday society. Ana Hansa-Ogren examines ways in which perception and subjectivity have political and social effect. She creates objects and immersive environments, which seduce sensorially, while refusing a quick decoding. By establishing spaces that require a negotiation of meaning, being self-aware rather than passive, Hansa-Ogren draws attention to the role of the audience in the day-to-day act of producing and performing their own environment, experience, and identities. Tia-Simone Gardner is interested in boundaries, both geological, and also pedagogical - what we can teach ourselves.

Iben Bach Elmstrøm is an independent curator, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Iben Bach Elmstrøm working with a range of contemporary art and curatorial projects, such as those concerned with the interplay between aesthetic dimensions, conceptual potentials and political imaginaries and questioning. Iben Bach Elmstrøm is also the director of SixtyEight Art Institute, an artistic and curatorial research organization looking to uncover, develop and further exchanges between artists and curators.


23/02
This one opens in a week at 266 W 37th St in New York. More info at chashama.org

An exhibition by Yana Dimitrova and Annesofie Sandal
March 2-12th 2017
Opening March 2nd 6-9pm

Guest performance
By Amélie Gaulier
March 11th 2017
At 3 pm

Autotranslation happens in numerous processes when words, shapes and meanings are exchanged between people, places and cultures. This exhibition is the two artists appropriation of space and memory based on their experiences as female, immigrant, artists with mixed backgrounds. Bits and pieces of reality have been adapted and developed into maps of fictional places, that questions what is real and what is imagined, how does value and meaning of objects and images change from one place to another, can a temporary space exist permanently and is something lost in these translations of emotion and recollections of the mind.
The exhibition will be a display of paintings, installations and objects that represents a dialogue between the observations and traversed spaces of the artists.


27/01
Open Studios tomorrow from 1pm at Caldera Arts Center!



10/1
So thrilled to begin the new year with a residency at Caldera Arts Center in Oregon.



3/1
Another great review from the past group show at The Ski Club in Milwaukee. Click link to read it at temporaryartreview.com !



2016

2/12
This show curated by David C.Terry from NYFA opens tomorrow in three countries. I am participating with a piece in Berlin at Lite-Haus Galerie.


Borderless is a three-venue event series that will take place in three cities in three different countries simultaneously: New York, Amsterdam and Berlin. Curated by David C. Terry
The exhibition series focuses on the theme of living without borders, the past and present challenges faced by borders, along with what defines them and how they are set.Borderless: In Perspective

Location: Lite-Haus Galerie, Mareschstr. 4, Berlin 12055, Germany
Exhibition dates: December 3 - 17, 2016
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Saturday, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (all times are Berlin local time)
Opening reception: Saturday, December 3, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Closing reception: Saturday, December 17, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Featuring Mentees from NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.
Exhibiting artists include:
Martita Abril, Soumaila Adigun, Shay Arick, Julio Austria, Gianluca Bianchino, Irma Bohórquez-Geisler, Candida, Joana Cardozo, Pablo Carpio, Fiona Cashell, Joni Cham, Chia-Lun Chang, Jesse Chun, Giada Crispiels, Eva Davidova, Stephano Espinoza, Isabelle Garbani, Michelle Claire Gevint, Volker Goetze, Katya Grokhovsky, Kiana Honarmand, Chemin Hsiao, Mayumi Ishino, Maki Kaoru, Miki Katagiri, Jihoe Koo, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Zaun Lee, Eleen Lin, Jia-Jen Lin, Yasue Maetake, Joiri Minaya, Sylvie Muller, Zahra Nazari, Doris Neidl, Eva Nikolova, Julie Nymann, Hiroko Ohno, Sunghee Pae, Cristian I. Peña, Liesl Pfeffer, Alfredo Plot, Sandrine Plympton, Annesofie Sandal, Anita Sto, Hidemi Takagi, Rica Takashima, Rose Tang, Miryana Todorova, Ezra Wube, Shihori Yamamoto


30/11
Made a linocut for this December exhibition at Kvadrat16 in Denmark. The project is initiated by artistoftheweek.dk in collaboration with The Graphic Print Workshop in Hjørring and is supported by KulturKANten. More info about the project here.



10/11
Participating in this group show with a new cardboard piece.



23/10
Nice review from the show at The Ski Club in Milwaukee. Read it here !



20/10
Overly happy and excited to have my first solo exhibition in Korea at Gallery Factory in Seoul. It opens tomorrow from 6pm.



08/10
The Emperor Has No Clothes opens at The Ski Club today in Milwaukee. So happy to participate with a brand new work.

The Emperor has no Clothes

Artists: Annesofie Sandal, Spencer Stucky & Lucas Briffa, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang and Ana Hansa-Ogren.
Curated by Iben Bach Elmstrøm
Opening Reception: October 8th, 2016 6-9pm

The exhibition The Emperor is Naked borrows its title from a fairytale by poet Hans Christian Andersen. In the story, sight becomes insight, which, in turn, prompts action and challenges the perception of things. The tale is about the courage to test authorities and speak truth publicly, but its plot and essence also activate concerns of pretentiousness, social hypocrisy, and how entrenched norms can flavor publics.

The exhibition aims to artistically and aesthetically reflect upon the forms and perceptions surrounding cultural subjectivity and their dysfunctions in the fabric of contemporary life. The contradictions and complexities of today's identity politics are often concealed and disappear in the ambiguity at the core of a Western notion of politics, freedom, and identity. The fear of a loss of cultural meaning or belonging, thrives when populations density rise and become perceived as masses, stimulating new levels of protection and preservation of cultural identity and legacy. A cultural backwards leap, compared to how we daily activate digital networks and create increased social linkage and flows of information. Networks are fluently functioning as multiple modes, transcending most geographical boundaries, cultural perceptions, or modes of estrangement, in contrast to a discussion around cultural diversities.Artists Annesofie Sandal raises question on class, ethnicity, and our global society through her sculptural practice with discarded materials. Her investigation into homogeneous objects from ‘anywhere’ and ‘everywhere’ pushes our value systems out of sync and into the ambiguity between reading and reality. For their first collaborative project "Acts 12: 6-9", Spencer Stucky and Lucas Briffa select and produce objects and documents surrounding issues of authority and politics. In their practice they research systems of operational power and police aesthetic, protection systems from civil conflicts, and the ambiguities apparent in a population spin out of control. Hesselholdt & Mejlvang create different kinds of scenographic constellations, characterized by aesthetic and political acuity. The artist duo works with national self-understanding and the stereotypically representations of racial classifications and their translation into hidden layers of everyday society. Ana Hansa-Ogren examines ways in which perception and subjectivity have political and social effect. She creates objects and immersive environments, which seduce sensorially, while refusing a quick decoding. By establishing spaces that require a negotiation of meaning, being self-aware rather than passive, Hansa-Ogren draws attention to the role of the audience in the day-to-day act of producing and performing their own environment, experience, and identities.

The exhibition is imagined as a conversation between two continents divided by the Atlantic Ocean, Europe and the United States. National and social discourse differs between continents and among cultural perceptions, but the narrow perception around ethnic origins and subjectivity seems to correlate across identities, geopolitical constructions and – time and space.

The Ski Club
www.theskiclubmilwaukee.com
3172 North Bremen Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212


30/09
So happy to participate with new outdoor piece at World Script Symposia 2016 in Seoul next week !
More info here



27/09
I am participating in the group show Dimension that opens in The Round Tower of Copenhagen
On view 1 Oct - 6 Nov



21/09
With new diploma from NYFA IAP 2016



15/09
Images from my Instagram Takeover for Harpo Foundation 15-21.Aug.
More images here



13/09
Short recap from my residency at Santa Fe Art Institute!



02/09
Borg Biennial opens today in Belgium. More info on their web http://en.borg2016.be/



31/08
Photos from High Desert, Inner Space at Santa Fe Art Institute, August 26 - Sep 2



18/08
This show opens in a week in Santa Fe


High Desert, Inner Space
Aug. 26th to Sept 2nd
Opening Aug 26th 6-8pm

Participating artist:
Scott M Anderson, US
Malene Bach, DK
Jesse Chun, KR
Jesper Dyrehauge, DK
Johanne Skovbo Lasgaard, DK
Geoffrey Owen Miller, US
Sophie B Grant, US
Jason Baerg, CA

From Aug. 26th to Sept. 2nd the group show High Desert, Inner Space will be on view in the William T. Lumpkin’s Studio at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico. The exhibition is thematically inspired by William Lumpkin’s multifaceted oeuvre as an artist: his long-term devotion to the New Mexican landscape in his paintings and watercolors; his spiritual influences from Zen Buddhism and involvement with the Transcendental Painting Group; and his innovative designs within adobe architecture and passive solar technology.
The art works selected for High Desert, Inner Space relate to Lumpkin’s range of interests in each their own way and all posses a great sensitivity and understanding of color, space, light and texture.
The show is organized by Harpo Fellow, Annesofie Sandal who is currently Artist in Residency with Santa Fe Art Institute.

William Lumpkins Studio
Santa Fe Art Institute
1600 St Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
US


11/08
This happens next week!



20/6
Update of this one islandlife.dk



9/6
Launch of this one Sandaleum.org



6/6
So happy! I have been accepted for The 2016 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program supported by Deutche Bank Americas Foundation



11/5
Extremely grateful and happy to recieve my very first work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation!



17/4
Images from Dysgeusia at Format Art Space in Copenhagen March 11 - April 30.



25/3
In Excalibur Foundry's exhibition Rover 2016 at Starr Space Gallery tonight.
March 25th - April 8th
309 Starr Street in Brooklyn



18/3
Participating with new piece in this group show.



29/2
Organizing this exhibit in Copenhagen in collaboration with Format Art Space. Opens March 11th.



6/2
So happy to be artist of the week at artistoftheweek.dk
Read Q+A in link above. Text in Danish only.



1/2
Pleased to be in this exhibition. Opens 10th of February and will be on display till 1st of May.

 

2015

21/12
So excited! Just recieved news about being the recipient of the Harpo Foundation's Fellowship for the Santa Fe Art Institute's Residency in New Mexico!



09/11
So this happens on Friday 13th 6-9pm and Saturday 14th 1-8pm. I am in studio #202.



04/10
So happy to be back at this great residency.



20/04
Cannot believe it! Looking forward to this!




01/04
Very happy to be part of this show at RSOAA. Opens the 10th!



19/03
Curated this show at Field Projects in Chelsea. Swing by!

 

2014

01/12
Donated a postcard for this great charity event. Sales start in a week!



10/11
Part of this exhibition that opens in Seoul on Friday!


12/10
First solo show in NYC opens on Thursday. More info on http://www.roostergallery.com/


13/08
Curated this show in Seoul. Sooo looking forward!



05/07
Honoured to have been selected for The International Fellowship Programme in Changdong, Korea.



20/06
New outdoor sculpture at Odense Sculpture Triennial. Opens today.http://www.skulpturodense.dk/home/


22/05 Solo exhibition at Format opens tomorrow.



23/04 This Saturday.

Galleri Udengaard Projekt præsenterer udstillingen Virgin Production i projektrummet på Nørrebrogade i centrum af Århus. Da udstillingslokalerne har en meget tydelig erhvervs- og kontoragtig æstetik, har de to initiativtagere Annesofie Sandal og Charlotte B. Johansen valgt at kalde udstillingen ”Virgin Production”, som er betegnelsen for industriel produktion med friske eller ubrugte råmaterialer.
Titlen vakler mellem at introducere brugen af ressourcer i forbindelse med produktion og profit samt en mere poetisk tilgang til nyskabelse og originalitet. Udstillingens værker er valgt på baggrund af at de er skabt helt eller delvist af fundne objekter eller materialer, som genbruges i en ny bearbejdet version eller indgår som færdige readymades i værket. Dette greb understreger det umage forhold mellem udstillingslokalerne, titlen og de udvalgte skulpturelle værker. Kombinationen af rum, titel og værker skaber et spændingsfelt som udvider den formelle oplevelse af det enkelte værk og samtidig lader værkerne med en potentiel anden afkodning.
Udstillingen åbner lørdag den 26. april og løber frem til 31. maj 2014.
Fernisering lørdag den 26. april kl. 13-16


15/04
Opens today.
KBH Kunsthal is showing the exhibition Swallow by Danish artist Annesofie Sandal. The exhibition contains 5 new pieces – one for each of KBH Kunsthals five exhibition cases. In her work Sandal are interested in the exchange between man and nature, particularly in terms of how human actions have consequences that affects heritage, environment and history.
For Swallow she has made five drawings of trained animals from the entertainment industry that have been taken out of their natural element and put in captivity. The installation of the drawings gives two different experiences of the exhibition depending on from which side the exhibition cases are seen. From one side the disciplined animals can be seen, from the other side an empty landscape reflects the surroundings and the viewer in its glossy surface.
The title of the exhibition refers to the swallow as symbol of freedom and the old belief in the swallows to carry the soul of drowned sailors to heaven. Figuratively speaking the title also relate to enduring someone or something.


07/01
Tomorrow Munch Gallery in New York opens the group exhibition 'Paper'. I am showing four new drawings.

"Munch Gallery is pleased to kick off the new year with the group show, ‘PAPER’, curated by Frodo Mikkelsen.
Twenty Danish artists, ten women and ten men, have been challenged with a few, but strict guidelines; create work on paper, in any form, using the color black only. The 20 artists, ranging from emerging to mid-career, have been picked by Mikkelsen to present New York with some of the best contemporary Danish art on paper. The works span from soft curvy ink strokes to the detailed assembling of intricate worlds. From dreamscapes both bizarre and familiar to dancing horses and defaced faces.
Colors can hardly be universally translated into specific feelings or moods – the interpretation is subject to personal experience and cultural conditions. So when we are presented with just the color black, we immediately see the pure shape and form without any distractions. The shape through the contrasting black and white, and the form through the shadows and densities. In this show, we are not guided by color associations, but are led on to direct visual building and interpretation".

THE ARTISTS
Allan Bestle, Kaspar Bonnén, Rasmus Bregnhøi, Troels Carlsen, Jacob Dahlstrup, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Christina Hamre, Jan S. Hansen, Ida Kvetny, Anika Lori, Frodo Mikkelsen, Mie Mørkeberg, Dorte Naomi, Julie Nord, Fie Norsker, Lars Nørgård, Michael Rytz, Anne Sofie Sandal, Jakob Tolstrup, Kathrine Ærtebjerg.



2013

06/12
Donated a postcard to this great charity event!



01/12
Showing two ceramic sculptures at Vejen Kunstmuseum. The group exhibition runs
till 27th of April 2014. More information at http://www.vejenkunstmuseum.dk/


18/11
Format Artspace showing some of my work this weekend.



14/11
Presenting new work for this Salon on Saturday!



21/09
Solo exhibition in Canada - opening in a week!


26/08
Group show opening this Friday!



12/04
Welcome to Open Studios at ISCP:



28/03
Very happy to have been in the Miss Baltazar workshop with Lesley Flanigan and Stefanie Wuschitz. Display of the electronic experiments in Science Friction Friday-Sunday!



10/03
Have been granted an artist residency at ISCP NYC in April/May/June through
The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts.


06/01
Co-curated this show that opens Saturday 12th of January 14.00-17.00



2012

10/10
Participant in The International Masterclass with mentors John Kørner, Jens Haaning, Ann Lislegaard and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmuseen the 16th and 17th of October. Organized by The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts.


07/08
Very honoured to recieve a residency at MAWA in Winnipeg, Canada
Artist talk the 11th of October.



27/03
Soloexhibition coming up!



12/03
Two new sculptures at this group show.....



2011

19/11
Participating in this show in Berlin with new work.



09/09
Residency in the apartment of Ludvig Preetzmann-Aggerholm and Wifes Foundation in Marais, Paris. September 2011.



30/07
Installation and koncept for "Absolut Bar" at Roskilde Festival in Collaboration with Wonderland Art Space. Read interview and see photos kunsten.nu