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b. 1993, Denmark

Superflex Biography

SUPERFLEX is an artists' group founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen. SUPERFLEX describe their projects as Tools. A tool is a model or proposal that can actively be used and further utilized and modified by the user.

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Through their projects engaging with alternative models for the creation, dissemination and maintenance of social and economic organisation – such as Copyshop, Guaraná Power, Rebranding Denmark and Free Beer – Superflex have become involved in legal disputes, as well as suffered prohibition orders and police raids, relating to their artistic use of commercial signs and symbols. However, finding that the restrictions placed on their work sometimes led to unexpectedly interesting results, Superflex began to explore the productive potential of prohibition and conceived a series of projects structured to impose regulations on others.

Superflex has gained international recognition for their projects. They have had solo exhibitions, among others, at the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland (Supershow — more than a show), GFZK in Leipzig, Germany (Social Pudding in collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija), Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main (Open market), the REDCAT Gallery in Los Angeles (Guarana Power), Mori Museum in Tokyo, Gallery 1301PE in Los Angeles and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Superflex has participated in international arts biennials such as the Gwangju biennial in Korea, Istanbul Biennial, São Paulo Biennial, Shanghai Biennial and in the "Utopia Station" exhibition at the Venice Biennale. They contributed to the exhibition Rethink Kakotopia shown at the Nikolaj Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen 2009 and at Tensta Konsthall 2010.

Photo: Nikolai Howalt

Superflex Featured Artworks

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Pink Element no.6 / Column by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexPink Element no.6 / Column, 2019Slip coloured ceramic
168 x 80 x 24 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
The Show Must Go On by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexThe Show Must Go On, 2019Wall piece/LED lights, plexiglass, aluminum letters, power adaptor
180 x 37 x 8 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Euphoria Now / Chilean Peso by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexEuphoria Now / Chilean Peso, 2018Spray enamel and acrylic on canvas
170 x 120 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
FREE BEER by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexFREE BEER, 2007Photogravure
Galería OMR Enquire
All Data To The People by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexAll Data To The People, 2019Handpainted mural in matte acrylic colour
Galería OMR Enquire
FREE BEER by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexFREE BEER, 2007Photogravure, 64 letters
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Après Vous, Le Déluge / Year 2301, 6.8 meter by Superflex contemporary artwork
SuperflexAprès Vous, Le Déluge / Year 2301, 6.8 meter, 2019Coloured glass, steel brackets, each dash 49.1cm long
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery

Superflex Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Superflex, There Are Other Fish In The Sea at Galería OMR, Mexico City
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20 November 2019–18 January 2020 Superflex There Are Other Fish In The Sea Galería OMRMexico City
Contemporary art exhibition, Superflex, In our dreams we have a plan at Kukje Gallery, Busan
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14 August–27 October 2019 Superflex In our dreams we have a plan Kukje GalleryBusan

Superflex In Ocula Magazine

Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide By Sherry Paik, Seoul

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese...

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Making Waves: Sharjah Biennial 13 in Beirut Ocula Report Making Waves: Sharjah Biennial 13 in Beirut By Stephanie Bailey, Beirut

Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13), Tamawuj , is a constellation of events, objects and people that stretches far beyond the realm of Sharjah itself. Curated by Christine Tohmé, it was launched in January 2017 with an off-site project at Dakar's Cheikh Anta Diop University, where artist Kader Attia organised a series of workshops, symposiums and...

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Marrakech Biennale 6: NOT NEW NOW Ocula Report Marrakech Biennale 6: NOT NEW NOW By Maria Nicolacopoulou, Marrakech

Transculturalism is not a matter of free choice, it is a condition of global exchange that is materially and politically coercive, if also potentially liberating. It is necessary, therefore, to embed the debate in transnational public spheres—the product of contrary developments such as the emergence of postcolonial civil societies on...

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Superflex In Related Press

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Superflex turns financial crisis into art Related Press Superflex turns financial crisis into art 17 September 2019, Korea Times

BUSAN ― Danish artist group Superflex interprets the symbolism of power and capital at the heart of the 2008 global financial crisis in "In our dreams we have a plan" at Kukje Gallery Busan. The title of the exhibit is borrowed from the lyrics of ABBA's hit song Money Money Money, but changed "my" to "our,"...

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The Shows to See in Copenhagen During Chart Related Press The Shows to See in Copenhagen During Chart 29 August 2019, Frieze

Danish collective SUPERFLEX follow Jeppe Hein in the creation of an installation in the moist, dark recesses of Copenhagen's fascinating former cisterns. 'It is not the end of the world', invites the viewer to enter a dystopian future set in a climate-ravaged city. Waterproof footwear is obligatory to enter the space and can be borrowed on site....

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Superflex uses art to figure out a changing world: Danish art collective illustrates social issues in accessible ways Related Press Superflex uses art to figure out a changing world: Danish art collective illustrates social issues in accessible ways 21 August 2019, Korea JoongAng Daily

Visitors to Kukje Gallery's Busan branch will encounter three sculptures that look like blue pipes with curves and corners. The first stands low and has smooth curves, while the second one stands higher with sharp corners and the third is even higher with even sharper corners.

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'The Garden—End of Times; Beginning of Times' Related Press 'The Garden—End of Times; Beginning of Times' 10 July 2017, Art Agenda

The inaugural ARoS Triennial, The Garden—End of Times; Beginning of Times, opened in Aarhus, 2017's European Capital of Culture, on the morning that Donald Trump stood in the White House garden and announced his plans to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement. ARoS's director, Erlend Høyersten, promises that this exhibition 'will...

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