The Bank, 2013

SUPERFLEX
The Bank, 2013
Public space
Bank Street
Sharjah, UAE
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation

Biography

Bjørnstjerne Reuter Christiansen
1969, Askeby, Denmark
2001 MFA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Jakob Fenger
1968, Copenhagen
2000 MFA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Rasmus Nielsen
1969, Hirtshals, Denmark
1999 MFA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


SUPERFLEX’s works are 'tools' that influence their social or economic contexts. In the past, the group has paid visitors to enter an exhibition; developed and marketed a new beverage; and produced a self-sufficient, portable bio-gas unit to provide energy for families in Africa and South America. Projects are often rooted in their particular location and invite participation from the visitor. SUPERFLEX works within and outside traditional art contexts, collaborating with architects, designers, engineers, businesses and marketers.

Solo exhibitions include Modern Times Forever, IHME Festival, Helsinki, Finland (2011); Free Sol LeWitt, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2010); Flooded McDonald’s, South London Gallery, UK (2009) and Blackout, in collaboration with Simon Starling, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark (2009).

Recent group exhibitions include Print Out, Museum of Modern Art, New York(2012); TRACK, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (2011); Singapore Biennale (2011); Without Reality There Is No Utopia,CAAC, Seville, Spain (2011) and The World Is Yours, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark (2009). Among the group’s public commissions are Oil Fountain, 2012, in Haugesund, Norway; Superkilen, 2011, in Copenhagen; and Contract: 2000 Watt Society, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland.

SUPERFLEX is the recipient of the 2017 Tate Modern and Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall.

SUPERFLEX was part of Sharjah Biennial 11 and 13.

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