Katya Sander e@katyasander.net


| Education | Solo exhibitions & projects | Group exhibitions | Bibliography | Own writing | Editing |

Katya Sander
born 1970 in Denmark.
Lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin

e-mail: e@katyasander.net

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1999-2000 The Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.
1994-1999 The Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Copenhagen: Department for Media Art.
1992-1994 The Royal Academy for Fine Arts: School of Architecture.
1990-1997 University of Cph.: Literature & Cultural Studies.

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Solo exhibitions & projects (in selection)

2010 “A Landscape of Known Facts”, Project Art Centre, curated by Tessa Giblin, Dublin.

2008-2009 “9 Scripts From a Nation at War”, RedCat / Calarts Downtown Center for Innovative Visual, Performing and Media Arts, Los Angeles.

2008 “9 Scripts From a Nation at War”, Level2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London.

2008 "Production of Futures. A Science FictionAbout Counting" ("Darstellungen der Zukunft") at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany. (Catalogue). Curated by Axel Wieder.

2007 "TIFO", GENERATOR, Trondheim, Norway. (Catalogue). Curated by Per Formo, Johan Fredric Urnes
2007 Politics of Research / "What is Capitalism?", Zeppelin University at Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin.

2005 "The Most Complicated Machines Are Made of Words”, MuMoK / Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

2004 "Was ist Öffentlichkeit?", München Kunstverein, München, Germany
2004 "Meaning is What Hides the Instability of Your Position" (with Andrea Geyer), Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark

2002 “Double Cinema” (Open studio) ISCP, New York
2002 "Hyrdehøj Settlement", a 2 year long collaboration with architects and urban planners on designing social housing in a new part of the city Roskilde. Construction start: April, 2003

2001 Studio & research recidency, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden.
2001 "Safety Graffitti" for 9 1/5 Castles, in Eslöv, Sweden.
2001 "Recorders", (with Francois Bucher) Location One, New York
2001 "Temporary Occupations and Other Double Binds" (with Alex Villar), Halle_für_Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany (Cat.)
2001 "Vollsmose and the painting of balconies" for CUDI - Centre for Urban Dialogue and Information, Odense, Denmark.
2001 "Outerplace/Who is the Austronaut?" Lichthaus Bremen (with Alex Villar), Bremen, Germany (Cat. under production)
2001 Leipzig Kunsthalle (grant, residency & show), Germany.
2001 "Languages of 82%", Galleri Tommy Lund, Cph., Denmark.

2000 "All of the Houses in the Area...", Whitney ISP, Open Studios.New York, USA.

1999 "Safety Guarantee", Akershus Kunstnersenter, Oslo, Norway.

1998 "Fredstidsbenyttelse" (Safetyguarantee), at MFKOKM, Cph., Denmark.
1998 "Withinwithout" (with Karin Lind) at Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark.

1996 "Evening Piece", Galleri Campbells Occasionally, Cph., Denmark.

1995 "Double Feature" (with Andrea Creutz and Gunvor Vibe Pedersen) at Globe’s, Cph. (Denmark)

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Group exhibitions (in selection):

2011 in All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD, Derby.
2011 in WITHOUT REALITY THERE IS NO UTOPIA, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Sevilla, curated by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes.
2011 in GELD, Gallerie RECEPTION, Christine Heidemann, Berlin.

2010 in Hem Ljuva Hem, Konsthal C, curated by Kim Einarsson, Stockholm, Sweden.
2010 in Best Laid Plans, The Drawing Room, curated by Cylena Simonds et al, London.
2010 in Publics and Counterpublics, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Sevilla, curated by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes.
2010 in TUMULT, festival for contemporary art on Lolland, Falster and Møn, curated by Christian Skovbjerg Jensen.
2010 in Power Games - Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2010 in "... in a most dangerous manner" , SPACES, curated by Steven Lam,

2009-2010 in Avant-Guide New York, Apex Art, curated by Sandra Scurvida, New York.
2009 in Fri Porto, Den Fri Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen.
2009 in Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures, University of Manchester. Curated by The Salford Restoration Office.

2008-2009 in Coming to You LIVE, Art in General (Bloomberg Building), New York.
2008 in October Salon, 49th edition, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade.
2008 in REALITY EFFECTS, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden, Oslo.
2008 in City as Screen, Roskilde Kunstmuseum.
2008 in Socle Du Monde, Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
2008 in Moirés, Kunstraum Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg. Curated by Astrid Wege.
2008 in War Stories, MassArt, Massachusetts, USA.
2008 in Danskjåvlar – a Declaration of Love, in Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Coephagen, Denmark. Curated by Bo Nilsson and Maria Gadegaard.

2007 in DOCUMENTA12 (with David Thorne, Ashley Hunt, Sharon Hayes and Andrea Geyer), Kassel, Germany. Curated by Roger Buergel and Ruth Noack.
2007 in City of Ideas, Gallway, Ireland. Curated by Ben Roosevelt.
2007 in This Way, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense.
2007 in Äkta Vara, Röda Sten, Gothernburg, Sweden. Curated by Henrik Andersson, Lisa Rosendahl och Fredrik Svensk.
2007 in Paradox and Practice – Architecture in the Wake of Conceptualism, University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, L.A., USA. Curated by Juli Carson.

2006 in How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later, CCA Watts Institute, San Francisco. Curated by Will Bradley.
2006 in Visible Blindness – Research Processes in Fine Art, Index Gallery, Good-TV & Umeå Art Academy, Stockholm, Sweden. Curated by Elin Wikström, Per Nilsson & Kim Einarsson.
2006 in Last Lives of The Universe, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam Oct–Nov. Curated by Tessa Giblin.
2006 in How To Do Things (In The Middle of Nowhere) II, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. (Cat.). Curated by Antje Weitzel & Dorothee Bienert
2006 in Fantom, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (Cat.). Curated by Søren Andreasen & Jesper Rasmussen.
2006 in Regarding Denmark, Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece.
2006 in Periferic 7 Biennial for Conetmporary Art, Iasi, Rumenia. Curated by Attila Tordai-S.
2006 in How To Do Things (In The Middle of Nowhere), ICCA, Bucharest, Rumenia.
2006 in You Tell Me, or What Happens When Artists Say "We"?, Artists Space, New York, USA. Curated by Andrea Geyer.
2006 in Capital (it fails us now), Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia. (Cat.). Curated by Simon Sheikh.

2005 in Capital (it fails us now), UKS, Oslo, Norway (Cat.)
2005 in Handlungsformate, Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany (Cat.). Curated by Marius Babias.
2005 in Whatever Happened to Social Democracy?, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (Cat.). Curated by Charles Esche

2004 in CYCLE TRACKS WILL ABOUND IN UTOPIA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia (Cat.). Curated by Juliana Engberg.
2004 in Denmark Seen by its Painters and Writers, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark (Cat.)
2004 in Svenska Hjärtan (Swedish Heart), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (Cat.). Curated by Magdalena Malm, Charlotte Bydler & Rodrigo Mallea Lira.
2004 in New City, INK / Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curated by Frans Jacobi, Claus Andersen & Lars Bent Petersen.
2004 in Password, Center for Contemporary Graphic Art, Fukushima, Japan (Cat.). Curated by Anette Højlund.

2003 in Western: Terms of Use, Charlottenborg, Cph. Denmark (Cat.). Organized by Katya Sander w/ Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes & Camille Norment.
2003 in Appropriated Spaces, Wolfsburg Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany (Cat.)
2003 "If I give you a name, will you give me one?" in Breaking the Law, Sparwasser, Berlin. Curated by Sanne Kofod Olsen.
2003 in Spaces of Valencies, Bratislava, Slovakia.
2003 "Your body is an image" in www.WOMEN2003.org, billboardproject in Copenhagen / Malmö.
2003 in Feast/Hospitality, Rum46, Aarhus, Denmark.

2002 in Rent-a-bench, Los Angeles (Cat.). Curated by Jacob Fabricius.
2002 in Esplanaden II, Charlottenborg, Denmark (Cat.)
2002 in Social Sectors, Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria (Cat.)
2002 in The Collective Unconscious, MIGROS Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
2002 in Blind Date (with Yasuko Toyoshima), dialogue exhibition-project. Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark (Cat.)

2001 in Young Nordic Art Biennial, Göteborg, Sweden (Cat.)
2001 in 3rd sector (with Women down the Pub), Wolfsburg Kunsthalle and Leipzig Kunsthalle, Germany (Cat.)
2001 in Husrum, Madsnedø Fortet, Denmark (Cat.)
2001 in Get That Balance, (with LAB), Hamburg, Germany
2001 in Quality Street, Galleri Tommy Lund, Cph. Denmark
2001 in Take Off, Generational exhibition at Aarhus Art Museum. Århus, Denmark (Cat.)
2001 in Esplanaden I, Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2000 in alt. exhibition to The Havana Bienial 2000, Havana, Cuba
2000 in Efterårsudstillingen with the group "Women Down the Pub" at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (Cat.)
2000 "Double Cinema" in AUSSENDIENST, at Hamburg Kunsthalle, a (city)site-specifik show in Hamburg, Germany (Cat.)
2000 in Century of Innocence - The History of the White Monocrome, at Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden (Cat.)
2000 in The North, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (Cat.)
2000 in Momentum - Biennale for Recent Nordic Art (with Francois Bucher), Moss, Norway
2000 "All of the houses in the area..." in Models of Resistance, Overgaden, organized by GLOBE. Copenhagen / Gothenburg, DK / S
2000 "Love is the Poetry of the Mob" in ArtGenda (with Christina Prip), Helsinki, Finland (Cat.)
2000 in Art Primeur, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (Cat.)

1999 in LAB - because you deserve it with the group LAB at Overgaden, Cph. Denmark
1999 "Someone to watch..." in videoprogram at the National Gallery for Fine Art, Cph. Denmark (Cat.)
1999 "Kahve & Kulüp", in StreetSharks Biennalen, Körners Kontor. Cph. Denmark (Cat.)
1999 in 24 Heures De Luxe , B&B Unlimited, at Hotel Scribe, Paris

1998 Who’s the Doctor?, (with the group "Women Down the Pub" : Andrea Creutz, Kirstine Roepsdorff, Åsa Sonjasdotter), at Kvinfo, Forum, Cph. Denmark
1998 "Two Doors" in Boomerang, Nikolaj - Copenhagen Exhibition Space for Contemporary Art, Denmark (Cat.)
1998 in Nuit Blanche (in video program, with LAB) Musée de L’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France. (Cat.)
1996 "Mapping Vienna" in D.I.Y. – Mapping & Instructions, Bricks and Kicks, Vienna, (Cat.)
1996 in Abstract 96, by Saga Basement, Forum, Malmö. Sweden.

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(Not currently updated)

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. "9 Scripts from a Nation at War". ARTFORUM International, October 2007.

Chris, Cynthia. "Storytelling and translating – On the work »9 Scripts from a Nation at War« by David Thorne, Katya Sander, Ashley Hunt, Sharon Hayes and Andrea Geyer". Springerin. Issue 4/07.

Bonde, Lisbeth. “Kunst som Kritik.” Weekendavisen. Nr. 04 – 26. Januar 2007

Kastner, Jens. “ ‘¡Mueve te!’ Bewegungen im Kunstwerk als Positionierungen im Feld.

Bonde, Lisbeth and Mette Sandbye. “Katya Sander: Monument.” Manual til dansk samtidskunst. Gyldendal, 2006.

Gade, Rune and Camilla Jalving. Nybrud—dansk kunst i 1990erne. Aschehoug Forlag A/S, 2006.

Larsen, Lars Bang. “Katya Sander: Privet hedges, capitalist rashes, toilets and feminist graffiti.” Frieze 103 (November—December 2006): 143.

Babias, Marius. “Handlungsformate / Formats for Action.” Handlungsformate: Ortsbegehung 11: Laura Horelli, Daniel Knorr, Katya Sander. München: Verlag Silke Schreiber, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2005.

Buchhart, Dieter. “Katya Sander – The Most Complicated Machines are Made of Words.” KUNSTFORUM, April 2005.

Hayes, Sharon. “An Ear for an Eye and Vice Versa.” Katya Sander: The Most Complicated Machines Are Made of Words. Ed. Matthias Michalka. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005.

Höller, Christian. “Vox Pop Art. On the Artistic Representation of the ‘Voice of the People’.” Trans. Brian Currid. Katya Sander: The Most Complicated Machines Are Made of Words. Ed. Matthias Michalka. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005.

Michalka, Matthias, ed. Katya Sander: The Most Complicated Machines Are Made of Words. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005.

Möntmann, Nina. “Katya Sander. MuMoK/Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig.” Artforum. Summer issue May – August 2005.

Slaatta, Tore. “Capital (it fails us now).” Konstkritik no 24.10.05.

Stahre, Ulrika. “Allt och inget als.” Aftonbladet. February 11th, 2005.

Wege, Astrid. “On Stage. Some Notes on Katya Sander.” Trans. Brian Currid. Katya Sander: The Most Complicated Machines Are Made of Words. Ed. Matthias Michalka. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2005.

ZITTY BERLIN. “Wenn du dies liest gebe ich es dir”, June 2005.

Erhardsen, Lone Schloo. “Kan du bevise din position?”, Kunstavisen. March, 2004.

Hornung, Peter Michael. “Skygger i transit”, Politiken. 2, April 2004: 15.

Nelson, Robert. “Bringing Ideas to Life”, The Age. 1, Sept. 2004.

Skovbjerg, Karen. “Skyggedans i lufthavnen”, Jydskevestkysten. 25, Feb. 2004: 6.

Stenbeck, Katarina. “Western: Terms of Use”, n.paradoxa. Vol. 13, 2004: 39-42.

Unold, Line Helena bak. “Menneskesortering”, Jyllands-Posten. 1, March 2004.

Hornung, Peter Michael. “Når fotografiet vil mere end tage billeder”, Politiken. 14, Nov. 2003: 15.

Høgsbro, Cecilie. “Sproget udstilles” (interview), Weekendavisen. 8, Oct. 2003: 9.

Larsen, Lars Bang. Artists Newsletter, AN. Jan. 2003.

von Platen, Philip. “Et blik fra altanen” (interview), Overblik – Kunsten og den nye by. Roskilde Museum, 2003.

Ross, Trine. “Udstillinger i udstillingen”, Politiken. 10, Oct. 2003: 17.

Sandbye, Mette. Review, Weekendavisen. 10-16 Oct. 2003: 6.

Bonde, Lisbeth. “En by der er blød som en krop”, Weekendavisen. 22-28, Aug. 2003: 7.

Sheikh, Simon. “Counter-public works: Re-mapping public space”, Printed Project: ‘there was once a west, Issue 1 (September 2003): 37-42.

Ernst, Meret. Review of “The Collective Unconsciousness”, Tages Anzeiger. 2, Feb. 2002.

Hahner, Sibylle. “Eine Weltuntergangsstimmung”, Aargauer Zeitung. 13, March 2002.

Marzahn, Alexander. “Vor scheinleeren Regalen”, Basler Zeitung. 21, Feb. 2002.

Omlin, Sibylle. “Im kollektiven Unbewussten – eine Ausstellung Heike Munders”, Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 21, Feb. 2002.

Sheikh, Simon. “Die Politik des Raumes. Cine-Mapping und die Installationen von Katya Sander”, Aussendienst: Kunstprojekte in öffentlichen Räumen Hamburgs. Modo Verlag GmbH, 2002: 263-67.

Crone, Lene. “Katya Sander – Spaces and Socialisation”, Konst Beeld. 2001.

Jahn, Wolf. “Hamburg – Aussendienst”, Artforum. Jan. 2001: 149.

Kern, Kristine. “Nordisk success”, Politiken. 27, Maj 2000: 8.

Kern, Kristine. “Whitney – verdens navle” (interview), Politiken. 22, Jan. 2000: 8.

Knöfel, Ulrike. “Grusel unter dem Billy-Regal”, Der Spiegel, no. 23, 2000: 204, 205.

Larsen, Lars Bang. “Models of Resistance”, NU. Autumn, 2000.

Ross, Trine. "Aussendienst", POLITIKEN Oct. 22nd, 2000.

Larsen, Lars Bang. “Safety Guarantee”, Art/Text, no. 64, 1999: 79, 80.

Sutton, Gertrud Købke. “Vær beredt”, Information. 17, Oct. 1998.

Borthwick, Ben. “Gör det själv! – planer och instruktioner”, Index, 1997: 78, 79.

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But you, you're not cinema. (Sorry I have to tell you this)" by Ashley Hunt and Katya Sander. Chto Delat, How to Make Films Politically, Dresden, 2007.

“No Title. (The image of an activist, a protester, a demonstrator...)“, Chto Delat, Potentialities Beyond Political Sadness, Skt. Petersburg, 2006.

“Museum, Canon & Public Sphere” (extended version), before Invisibility. Gyldendal, Copenhagen, 2005.

“But you don’t make feminist art, do you?”, View – Feminist Strategies in Danish Visual Arts. ed. Women Down the Pub, Denmark, 2004.

“Criticizing Institutions? The Logic of Institutionalization in the Danish Welfare State”, online publication: http://republicart.net/disc/institution/sander01_en.htm.

“Museum, Canon & Public Sphere”, øjeblikket, no. 43. Denmark, 2004.

“115 år”, manuscript for the conference, Before Invisibility / Før Usynligheden, about gender representations in Dansih art institutions, The Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen.

“Ophidselsesskrift til kampen om sproget”, Politiken. 20, Sept. 2003: 3,4.

“Kvinder på værtshus” (Interview with Women down the Pub), Passepartout, no. 23. Arhus: Institute for Art History, University of Arhus, 2003.

“6 Tabeller för en Slutgiltig och Fullständig Kartläggning och Förståelse av Staden”, Ord & Bild, 5-6, 2003: 51-58.

Halle_für_Kunst, Lüneburg: Temporary Occupations and Other Double Binds. (with Alex Villar) Frankfurt am Main: Revolver – Archive für aktuelle Kunst, 2002.

“revolutions per minute” (with Ashley Hunt), Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded: Essays on Space and Science. MIT Press, 2002: 533-38.

“Sex & penge” (Kvinder på værtshus), patter, pik og penge. Københaven: Rosinante, 2002: 155-65.

“As we proceed, the wind outside shifts”, Olafur Eliasson: Your position surrounded and your surroundings positioned. Dundee CCA, 2001: 20-24.

“All of the Houses in the Area…”, Century of Innocence – The History of the White Monochrome. Malmö: Rooseum – Center for Contemporary Art, 2000.

“Michael, Doris, Aurelio, Ann-Karina, Christine og Lisa, Per, Ole Preben og…”, Så er det sagt, nu er det nok. Københaven: Rosinante, 2000.

“Det må så være udfordringen”, Street Sharks catalogue. Københaven: Körners Kontor, 1999.

“Kunst om rum og rum om kunst”, Periskop. Copenhagen: Institute for Art History, University of Copenhagen, 1999.

“Denmark – notes on cultural historical background of the arts”, Manifesta 2 catalogue. Luxemborg, 1998.

“it’s not a house, it’s a home”, The Meaning of Site, øjeblikket, special issue no. 1, vol. 8 (1998).

“Manual for a space-inventor”, users (olafur eliasson), 1998.

Presenting LAB – LAB Presents, publication with the group LAB. Malmö: Pineapple, 1998.

“Ann Lislegaard”, Istanbul Biennial catalogue, 1997: 140, 141.

Alikeness. Exhibition concept, curating and catalogue text. Melbourne, Australia: CCP – Center for Contemporary Photography, 1996.

"Now Here", Texte Zur Kunst #23, Colgne.

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Since 1998: Editor (with Simon Sheikh) of the OE-reader series, published at b_books, Berlin.

The meaning of Site (ed. Katya Sander, Simon Sheikh, Cecilie Høgsbro Østergaard)
RENT (ed. Stuart Koop & Charlotte Day)
I Said I Love that is the Promise. The TVideo Politics of jean-Luc Godard (ed. Florian Zeifang & Gareth James).
In the Place of the Public Sphere (ed. Simon Sheikh)
CAPITAL (it fails us now) (ed. Simon Sheikh)
Work The Room (ed. Urike Müller).

Upcoming OE-titles:
Here&Elswhere (ed. Katya Sander, Simon Sheikh, Hito Steyerl)

2002: (with Simon Sheikh) “We are all normal (and we want our freedom)”, a collection of 58 artists texts from the Nordic countries (in English). 411 pages, published by Black Dog Publishing, London.

1996 - 2003: editor of "Øjeblikket" — a (Danish) magazine for art and visual cultures
Have written articles for Øjeblikket about architectural relations, spatial constructions and narratives, especially in relation to gender; urban planning and mythology, ideas and articultions of space, site and non-site, mapping, tourism, suburbia, commodity, language, desire and image in late-capitalism, a well as constructions of identity in relation to consumer culture.