project selected by AnnaLisa DM
a room inside
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“Everyone carries a room inside,” Franz Kafka writes in his diary. This room is a mental space, a private space that contains what cannot be shared, can hardly be thought, articulated, shown or uttered word for word. It is this space that the title of Trine Søndergaard’s solo exhibition, A Room Inside, revolves around.
The exhibition A Room Inside at Martin Asbæk Gallery follows several photographic and thematic paths that intersect and engage in dialogue with one another. Faces disappear in blank reflections: together, ground surfaces, people veiled in antique lace and photographic objects visualize a field between invisibility and visibility and explore thoughts about the phases of life, identity and self image.
Trine Søndergaard (b. 1972) is a Danish photography-based visual artist. Søndergaard lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1996 she graduated from Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art Photography. Trine Søndergaard’s work is marked by a precision and a sensibility that co-exist with an investigation of the medium of photography, its boundaries and what constitutes an image. Layered with meaning and quiet emotion, her works are highly acclaimed for their visual intensification of our perception of reality.
In 2000 she was awarded the Albert Renger-Patzsch Prize and has since received numerous grants and fellowships, including a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation 2009-2011. Trine Søndergaard’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around the world and is represented in major public and museum collections, for instance Museum of Fine Arts Houston-USA, MUSAC-Spain, Gothenburg Museum of Art-Sweden, The National Museum of Norway, The Israel Museum, Maison Européenne de la Photographie-France, and AROS-Denmark. Trine Søndergaard is a member of the Danish Artists’ Society and the artists’ association Grønningen. In addition, she has completed public commissions for museums and cultural institutions.
Trine Søndergaard has published books with Steidl, Hatje Cantz and Hassla Books. She has also exhibited and published extensively in collaboration with the Danish artist Nicolai Howalt.
Trine Søndergaard is represented by Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, and Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.