Bio

Masar Sohail deploys video, graphics and painting in his investigations of identity and alienation, often taking its point of departure in diverging social, cultural and ideological communities.

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Born 1982, Bucharest, Romania
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark


EDUCATION

2003 – 2009
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, MFA


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023
Masar Sohail as Dindy Blaze: An Anterospective, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Pit in a thicket, Danske Grafikers Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
Arches and Pillars, Le-Fix Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2015
The Republic of T.M., Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Hashashin/The Assassins, Koh-i-Noor, Copenhagen, Denmark


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

The Mullah, Tranen, Hellerup, Denmark
At Være Til, Vandrehallen, Hillerød, Denmark

2020
Umbruch, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

2019
Low Magic, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, Czech Republic
Young Danish Art – Forecasting The Future, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
Press Print!, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Dorothea Von Stetten Art Award: Young Art from Denmark, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2017
Citizen X – Human, Nature, and Robot Rights, Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark

2014
24 Spaces – A Cacophony, Malmö Kunsthal, Malmö, Sweden

2011
Koh-i-Noor på den Frie, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
EXIT 09, Gammelstrand, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Accent, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark


SELECTED FILMS

2016
Republic of T.M.

2014
The Mechanics

2013
Animals of Iraq
The Banquet

2012
Hashashin/The Assassins 

2009
Monk Pedro shoots the bandit
Maragato


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2020
Production Grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2019
Production Grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2018
Dorothea von Stetten Art Award
Production Grant, Danish Arts Foundation

2010
Queen Ingrids Roman Foundation


RESIDENCIES 

2020
Art Hub Copenhagen

2017
Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway

2015
TownHouse Gallery, Cairo

2013
SALT Galata, Istanbul 

2010
The Danish Institute in Rome


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Denmark
Kunstmuseum Bonn


FILM FESTIVALS

The Republic of T.M., Gothenburg Int. Film Festival, 2017
The Republic of T.M., Dubai Int. Film Festival, 2016
The Mechanics, CPH PIX, Copenhagen, 2014


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ung dansk kunst. Samfundsprognoser, ed. Christian Gether, Gry Hedin, Stine Høholt, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishø, 2019
Dorothea von Stetten Art Award catalogue, ed. Maximilian Rauschenbach, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2018
Heritage is commoning, ed. Albert Scherfig, Daniel Madsen, Morten Bencke, Forlaget Nemo, 2015

Selected Works

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