17.—18. april

Malin Bülow

Always site-specific, I make my installations with flexible materials, that are stretched into monumental sculptures, creating tension between the venue’s architecture and setting and the traditional representations of bodies in classical sculpture. “Activated” by dancers, performing inside textile membranes that both conceal and hinder them, the elastic sculptures become performative still lifes – compositions that change almost imperceptibly, akin to the slowness of their movements. Like giant umbilical cords, the large sculptures extend the limits of the dancers’ bodies until they melt into their host architecture, and vice versa.

Sculpture, Installation, Performance

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Malin Bülow, Fluid Tensions, Oslo Opera House, 2020 (installation view of membrane # 1)
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Malin Bülow, Static Tension, Galleri BOA (2020) detail
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Malin Bülow, Strained Resilience, Malmö Konstmuseum, 2020
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Malin Bülow, Elastic Bonding, Lyon Biennale, 2019-2020

Planned projects and exhibitions

2021 (group) O-FUCK, Future Under Construction, O-Klub, curated by Marija Nujic, Vienna (AT)

2021 (solo) Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami (US)

2021 (group) Lustwarande, BriefEncounters, curated byChris Driesen and Steven Vandervelden, Tilburg(NL)

CV

Malin Bülow
B. 1979,Sweden
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

Education

2014-2016 Oslo National Academy of the Arts,MFA,Oslo (NO)
2008-2012 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, BFA, Amsterdam (NL)
2006-2008 VU University, MSc.Neuroscience, Amsterdam (NL)
2002-2005 Lund University, BSc.Molecular Biology, Lund(SE)
2003-2004 University of Guelph. BSc.Molecular Biology, Guelph (CA)
2000-2001 Lund University, Ex.phil Theoretical Philosophy, Lund(SE)

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2022 Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde (NO)(upcoming)
2021 Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami (US) (upcoming)
2020 OsloOpera House, Fluid Tensions, Oslo (NO)
2020 Galleri B OA,Static Tension,Oslo (NO)
2019 Babel visningsrom, Trondheim(NO)
2018 SOFT galleri with Elna Hagemann, Oslo(NO)
2018 Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology,with Angela Rawlings,Snekkersten strand,Helsingør (DK)
2018 BOA ProjectSpace3, Oslo (NO)
2016 RAKEvisningsrom, Trondheim(NO)
2015 One Night OnlyGallery, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo(NO)
2013 Galerie HetLanghuis, Zwolle(NL)

Group exhibitions (seleceted)

2022 Royal Museums,curated by Art + Theory Plato Contemporary, London(UK) (upcoming)
2021 Lustwarande,BriefEncounters, curated byChris Driesenand Steven Vandervelden, Tilburg(NL)(upcoming)
2021 O-FUCK, Future Under Construction, O-Klubwird zum Pop-up-museum, curated by Marija Nujic, Vienna (AT) (upcoming)
2020 Fotogallerie Vienna, Vienna (AT)
2020 Malmö Konstmuseum, Shapeshifters, curated by Anna Johansson, Malmö(SE)
2019 Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, curated by the curatorial teamofPalais de Tokyo, Lyon (FR)
2019 Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, curated by Ala Glasner, Berlin(DE)
2019 Multipliédance festival, curatedby DansiT,Trondheim (NO)
2019 Karnevalet, CarnivalParade, Oslo (NO)
2019 Karnevalet, Interkulturellt museum, Oslo (NO) 2018 CHARTKunsthalCharlottenborg, curated by Nanna Balslev Strøjer,Copenhagen(DK)
2018 HiGordonCollective, curated by Ala Glasner, Vienna (AT)
2018 Vienna technoball, curated by Ala Glasner, Vienna (AT)
2017 Kunstbanken-Hedmark Kunstsenter,Hamar(NO)
2017 Retten til Byen, Losæter, Oslo (NO) 2017Cosmoscow International Art Fair (represented by RAKE visningsrom), Moscow (RU)
2017 Sted Søker Kunst, Festival artist, arranged and curated by B OA, Ski(NO)
2017 Nástupiste 1-12, Topolcany(SK)
2016 Kunstnernes Hus, Avgangsutstilling, curated by Elise Storsveen,Oslo(NO)
2015 Hotel Pro Forma, Séanceswith Materials, Copenhagen(DK)
2015 Podium, SéanceswithMaterials, Oslo (NO)
2015 One Night Only, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO)
2015 Olohuonenäyttely, curated by Rebecca Hirneise and Line Arhainx, Helsinki(FI)
2014 ABBA ArtistBooks By Artists, Soddom & Gomorra(curated by Natália Rebêlo and MattiasEliasson), Amsterdam(NL)
2013 Black Box Teater, Pluss Pluss Special,Oslo(NO)
2012 Ernstig Geschikt, Showroom Arnhem, Arnhem(NL)
2012 Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam(NL)
2012 Kunstpodium T,curated by MarleenHaartjes, Tilburg(NL)
2011 Straat van Sculpturen, curated by Jennifer Tee,Amsterdam(NL)
2011 Rietveld in de Oude Kerk, Amsterdam(NL)

Collections/Represented

2020 Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (FR)
2020 Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, (SE)Grants(selected)

Grants (selected)

2020 Kulurrrådet, Arts Council, Working grant, covid-19(NO)
2020 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, Project Support (NO)
2020 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Project support(NO)
2020 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfont, 1 year working grant (NO)
2019 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, Exhibition support, (NO)
2019 The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Paris–Biennalede Lyon, FR (NO)
2019 OCA International Support, Project support –Biennale deLyon, Lyon,FR
2019 The Nordic Embassies in Berlin–Austrian Cultural Forum, Berlin, DE
2019 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1 year working grant(NO)
2019 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, Exhibition support, (NO)
2019 Trøndelagfylkeskommune,Trondheim, (NO)
2019 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Project support (NO)
2019 Kulturetaten, Project Support, (NO)
2018 The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Copenhagen –CHART, Copenhagen, DK (NO)
2018 Kulturenheten,Trondheim kommune(NO)
2018 OCA International Support, Project support –Hydrosphere, Helsingør, DK (NO)
2018 OCA International Support, Project support –HI GORDON, Vienna, AT (NO)
2018 Nordic Culture Point, Mobility funding(SE)
2017 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, 2 year working grant (NO)
2016 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond,Project support(NO)
2016 Kulturenheten, Trondheim kommune(NO)
2016 FKDS,Project support(NO)
2016 BKH Kunststudentstipend(NO)
2014 Kulturetaten, Oslo kommune, Etableringsstipend (NO)
2013 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere (NO)

Bibliography/Press(selected)

2020 CeciliaCameo, Malin Bülow, Room Diseno, Room 29, November 2020(ES)
2020 Nele Lipp, Entrée Libre–Denkenzwishen den Künsten, Athena, 2020(DE)
2020 Rituale / Rituals, Fotobuch Nr. 61/2020(AT)
2020 Shraddha Nair, Oslo-based Malin Bülow discussesbody, relationshipsand environment, STIRworld27.08.2020 (IN)
2020 Christine Antaya, Når tiden krymper, Kunstkritikk, 06.05.2020 (SE)
2020 Dan Jönsson, Framtidskonst när den behövs som mest, Dagens Nyheter, 01.04.2020 (SE)
2020 Carolina Söderholm, Med Shapeshifters visar Malmö Konstmuseum sinamuskler, Sydsvenskan, 21.03.2020 (SE)
2020 Sofie Vesterøy, Malin Bülows elastiske univers, PLNTY, 02.02.2020(NO)
2020 Ragnhild Aamås, Vanens dressur, Kunstkritikk, 24.01.2020, (NO)
2019 Stephanie Wade, Malin Bülow ́s Art Uses Dancers In Elastic Garments To Investigate Tension In The Body, IGNANTMagazine, 2019 (DE)
2019 Par Emmanuelle Lequeux, ÁLyon et Istanbul, l’artd’unmonde au borddu gouffre, Beaux Arts Magazine, No425, 2019(FR)
2019 MatthieuJacquet, Biennale de Lyon: 6 œuvresà ne pas manquer, Numéro,26.09.2019 (FR)
2019 Nicola Kuhn, Dystopien in der Washmaschinenfakrik, Der Tagesspiegel, 19.09.2019 (DE)
2019 Sara Dolfi Agostini, Sperimentazioni artistiche alla 15a Biennale diLione, Sole 24 ORE, 24.09.2019 (IT)
2019 Virginie Chuimer-Layen, Lyon 2019, biennale en mutation(s), LaGazette Drouot, 3.10.2019 (FR)
2019 Myriam Chaplain Riou, Des œuvresin situd’artistesdu mondeentieràlaBiennale de Lyon, La Presse, 17.09.2019 (CA)
2019 La 15e Biennaled’art contemporain de Lyon “prend une ampleur sans precedent”, France info: Culture, 17.09.2019 (FR)
2019 Lena Frings,Zwischen den Zeilen, HohoLuft, 5/2019(DE)
2019 Marta Martina, The Sentient Body, Zoomon Fashiontrends, N64/2019 (IT)
2019 Kate Sierzputowski, Stretchy Monochrome Suits by Malin Bülow Tether Performers to Architecture and Each Other,Collosal, 24.04.2019 (US)
2019 Alessia Cortese, Il corpo come medium artistico,gli “elastic still lives”di Malin Bülow, Objects Magazine(IT)
2019 Eline Bjerkan, Meta-Multiplié, Scenekunst. 12.04.2019(NO)
2018 Rasmus Helmann, Syret og social sansesafari, Politiken 24.08.18(DK)
2018 Tommy Olsson, Når Mumien våkner, Klassekampen 04.06.18(NO)
2018 Pernille Hermann, Vandkunst på stranden, Helsingør Dagblad, 19.06.18(DK)
2017 Norge i Russland, Billedkunst # 5 2017(NO)
2017 Bjørn Sandness, ElastiskiMagasinleiren, Østlandets blad, September2017(NO)
2016 Simen Joachim Helsvig, Dramaqueens, Kunstkritikk, 17.06.16(NO)
2016 Simen Joachim Helsvig, Så mye sensualitet, Kunstkritikk 07.06.16(NO)
2012 Daan van Trigt, De Optimale Prikkeling, Mister Motley 11.10.12(NL)
2012 Marina Popova, Toekomstige toppers op Arnhemse expositie, De Gelderlander 05.10.12(NL)
2012 Dion Phalinckx,MalinBülow, Temp Magazinenr. 12 2012(NL)
2012 Irene de Craen, Eindexamententoonstelling Rietveld Academie, Mister Motley 06.07.12(NL)
2012 Niek Hendrix, Eindexamen Expositie; Rietveld Amsterdam, LostPainters 04.07.12(NL)
2011 Thomas vanHuut, andBerend Jan Bockting, DeGenerale,VolkskrantMagazine nr.53929.01.11(NL)
2011 Yvonne Teiffel,I gränsland mellan vetenskap och konst, Jönköpings-Posten 12.02.11(SE)

Research/Text/Publications

2016 Jag i System–Kroppslig (in)fusionsestetik. Om såret och tystnaden
2012 Jag i Andra –A textual attempt to rub the surface of gendered dichotomies
2011 Emotions,the Brain and I
2008 Evidence for altruistic rewarding. Toward an extendedtheory ofstrong reciprocity
2006 Strong reciprocity and the evolution of human cooperation
2005 The Emotion Mechanisms of the Brain