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The oeuvre of Sofie Muller (° 1974, Ghent) portrays La Condition Humaine in a wayward way. This results in an impressive and varied repertoire in which man excels in all his vulnerability. With installations and sculptures, supplemented with works on paper, she visualizes our deepest and darkest psyche. Her urge for perfection and craftsmanship reconciles with the sometimes brutal visualization of inner injuries, which reinforces her message and leads to a mental portrait of us, human beings.

Sofie Muller is represented in Belgium by the Geukens & De Vil gallery. Muller exhibited in, among others, M HKA and KMSK, Antwerp; Dr. Guislain Museum, Ghent; C-Mine, Genk; FeliXart Museum, Drogenbos. Abroad she exhibited in Poland: National Gallery of Art, Sopot (2015), Biala Galeria with Robert Kusmirowski (2017), Museum Of Contemporary Art, Krakow (2016) - after which the museum purchased a number of works by Muller. Austria: Michaela Stock Gallery (2018), Bildraum, Bregenz (2018). Venice: Intuition, Palazo Fortuny. France: Fondation Francès, Senlis (2010 and 2017). Germany: Kunstmuseum Solingen (2017), gallery Martin Kudlek, Cologne and Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2013). The Netherlands: Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague. Outside Europe she took her first steps with group exhibitions at 21c Museum Hotel, Oklahoma (2017), Kunstraum, Brooklyn (2016), Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2009), Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, (2012) and Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China (2007). Finally, a solo exhibition is expected in 2019 at the Proyectos Monclova gallery in Mexico.

 

SOFIE MULLER

Born in 1974

Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

 

Future projects

2020

Solo-exhibition Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

 

2019
Pentimenti, duo exhibition with Gabriël de la Morra, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico.

In Situ 2019, Saint Guilhem le desert, Languedoc Rousillon, France

 

 

Solo exhibitions: national and international (selection)

2019

Over my (dead) body. Curator Azad Asifovich, trio exhibition with Oxana Shachko and Kata Ev, Geukens & De Vil Gallery, Antwerp

Inauguration of Ecce Homo alabaster, bought by the University of Antwerp

 

2018

 

Laureate of the prize of the Class of the Arts 2018 of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium

Atelier Sofie Muller in Art Brussels, Galerie Geukens&DeVil, Belgium

De Grote Levensvragen, presentation by Friedl Lesage, artwork by Sofie Muller on stage, Belgium.

2017

Montaigne, actor Koen De Sutter, Nucleus by Sofie Muller on stage, Belgium, The Netherlands and France.

Alabaster Mentalis, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

Ithaca, Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany. 

 

2016

Sculptures in collaboration with Sven Gatz, Minister of Culture, Belgium. 

Ithaca, Geukens & De Vil, Knokke, Belgium.

Mental Sculptures in collaboration with Robert Kusmirowski, Biala Galeria, Poland.

Solo-presentation, Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.

 

2015

Cabinets 2015, FeliXart Museum, Drogenbos, Belgium.

 

2014

Psychonomics, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

Grave Souls & secrets, duo exhibition with Kiki Lamers, Odapark, Venray, the Netherlands.

Art Brussels, focus artist Geukens & De Vil, Brussels, Belgium.

Drawing Now Paris, focus artist Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.  

 

2013

Minerswoman, CC Maasmechelen, Belgium.

Brandt, Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.  

 

2012

Black Out, C-mine, Genk, Belgium.

Inauguration Tableau Vivant, Genk, Belgium.

Inauguration Toren, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

The Rest is Silence, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

 

 

2011

Guiding hand II, Europeancardacquiring, Berlin, Germany.

 

2010

Solo, Fondation Francès, Senlis, France.

Monument Leap of Faith, Thuis voor een beeld, East Flanders, Belgium.

Exhibition Leap of Faith, Caermersklooster, Ghent, Belgium.

Guiding hand I, Europeancardacquiring, Berlin, Germany.

 

2009

Memento, Park ter Beuken, Lokeren, Belgium.

 

2008

Über Menschen, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

 

2007 

beDivided, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

2006

Morphs, S&H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium.

seXes, Geukens & De Vil, Knokke, Belgium. 

seXes, Mercator, Antwerp, Belgium.

2004

seXes, S&H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium.

 

Group exhibitions: national and international (selection)

 

2019

Home Sweet Home, curator Jan Leysen, Kortrijk, Belgium

Réparation, la Maison des Arts, Schaerbeek, Belgium

Omwenteling, curator Alexandra Leyre, Wilford X, Belgium

Disegno/Tekening, Vierkante Zaal, Sint-Niklaas

 

 

 

2018

Middle Gate II, The Story of Dipna curator Bart De Baere, Collectie Mukha Antwerp, Geel

Verknipt curator Stef Van Bellingen, WARP Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Ce qui pèse et ce qui nourrit, Autun, France.

STRAF, artists, poetry, university, museum museums in old Ghent courthouse, Belgium

Festival of Art in Public Spaces Open City, Lubin, Poland

Work Flow, curator Wim Wauman, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Auction for <H>Art Magazine, Phillips Antwerp, Belgium.

Emotional Journey, curator Michaela Stock, Bildraum Bodensee, Austria.

Het Gouden Paviljoen, curators Annelies Nagels & Dries Segers, De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium.
Faces, collaboration between PAK & Museum Dr. Guislain, curators Frank Demarest & Patrick Allegaert, Psychiatric Hospital Sint-Amandus, Beernem, Belgium.

Rethink Duality, Sofie Muller & Evelyn Loschy, Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria. 

 

2017
Venice Biennale, exhibition Intuition, curator Axel Vervoordt, Palazza Fortuny, Venice, Italy.

Ecce Homo, 63 artists, 9 locations in Antwerp, curator Geukens & De Vil with co-curator Eric Rinckhout.

New Generations, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma, curator Alice Gray, Oklahoma. U.S.A.

Kunstwerk Leben, Kunstmuseum Solingen, Solingen, Germany.

No modulor no more, sculpture today, Academy Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
Kairos Castle, curator Joke Hermsen, Castle of Gaasbeek, Belgium.

Between Earth and Heaven, Huis De Lombard, Beveren, Belgium.

Tinto. Without Tinta, curator Azad Asifovich, space 8, Brussels, Belgium.

Aide Mémoire, Espace Séraphine Louis, Clermont/Fondation Francès, Senlis, France.


2016

Liminal Lyrics, curator Hedwig Brouckaert, Kunstraum, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Gestures and Shudders, curator Sanne De Wolf, Mukha, Antwerp, Belgium.
No Modulor No More, Belgium sculpture today, Vierkante Zaal, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Submarine, curator Sergio Servellon, Lange Zaal KASK, Antwerp, Belgium.

Medicine in Art, MOCA, Krakow, Poland.

Arts et méteaux, Trilogie Contemporaine, Liège, Belgium.

Montaigne with Koen De Sutter, Nucleus on stage in Kaaitheater Brussels, NTG Ghent, CC Bruges, De Brakke Grond, C-mine Ghent, Vrijthof Maastricht et al.

Speelvogels, Zwijgershoek, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

 

2015

Spiegel im Spiegel, PAK, Beernem, Belgium.

Goodbye Pourbus, Hello Leopold, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Kunstenaars voor Wagenschot, Handelsbeurs, De Kouter, Ghent, Belgium.

Kust@rodekruis, curator Hilde Van Canneyt, Ronse, Belgium.
Boeken onder vuur, KU Leuven, University Library, Leuven, Belgium.

Watou Art festival, Watou, Belgium.

Vormidable, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, the Netherlands.

Palindrome, curator Robert Kusmirowski, National Gallery of Art, Sopot, Poland.

Occupied emotions, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium.

Ik, jij, wij, VZW Rasa, S.M.A.K., C-mine, et al.

No Walls expo Nl/Vl, curator Bob Smit, Fenixloods, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Pleisterplekken, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium.

 

2014

Story of absence, Collection National Bank, Brussels, Belgium.

Westenwind, curator Stef Van Bellingen, Martin Kudlek, Cologne, Germany.

Fine Arts from Belgium, Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, the Netherlands.

De modernen, KMSK, Antwerp, Belgium.

Health- Something of Value, curator Sven Van Der Stichelen, Brussels, Belgium.

2013

Forever Young, curator Harriet  Zilch, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany. 

The Prélude Pathetique, curator Wim Lambrecht, Leuven, Belgium.

Museum to scale 1/7, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

In alle staten, curator Fondation Francès, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium.

Coup de Ville, Warp, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Basel Volta 9, Martin Kudlek, Switzerland. 

Pour les siècles des siècles, Lieux Communs, Namur, Belgium.

Prestige, curator Nicoline Van Stapel, Ghent University, Belgium.

Bates Motel, Space, curator Michael Dans & Julie Hanique, Liège, Belgium.
Brisure. Artistieke verwantschappen, curator Stef Van Bellingen, Belfius, Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

2012

Are the limits of …, Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India.

Les Fleurs du Mal, Kersgallery, Amsterdam, the Nederlands.

Kunstfestival Watou, Watou, Belgium.

Mindmap, Venray, the Nederlands.

Dangerously Young, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium.

 

2011

Beeld van hoop en wanhoop, Mothers for Peace, Ieper, Belgium.

Geus de luxe, Geuzenhuis, Ghent, Belgium.

Kunstpodium T, student-master project, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Salon 9, curator Christa Vyvey, Pianomuseum Maene, Ruiselede, Belgium.

 

2010

The Power of Drawing, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

Mooi, traveling exhibition, VZW Rasa, Belgium.

Lucht is tastbaarder dan mijn gedachten, curator Annemie van Laethem, Castle Oud-Rekem, Belgium.

Beeldenroute Lo-Reninge, West Flanders, Belgium.

BAT 10. Beeldenroute Anti-Tankgracht, curator Flor Bex, Schilde, Belgium.

Walking te Line II, Kudlek Von Grinten, Cologne, Germany.

Collages@Romantiek, Verbeke Foundation, Roeselare, Belgium.

Mort ou vif, Fondation Fransès, Senlis, France.  

Uit het Geheugen, Katho-IPSOC and Museum Dr. Guislain, Kortrijk, Belgium.

 

2009

De Oversteek, curator Bonnefantenmuseum and A.M. Van Laethem, Rekem, Limburg, Belgium.

De Collectie, curator Philippe Van Cauteren and Sjoerd Paridaen, Espace Ladda, Ghent, Belgium.

Uit het Geheugen, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium.

Ademloos, auction sale + exhibition Bernearts, Antwerp, Belgium.
Art Basel, Geukens & De Vil, Basel, Switzerland. 

UN-SCR-1325, Chelsea Art Museum, curator Jan Van Woensel/Geukens & De Vil, New York, U.S.A.

Miniaturen, Josef Deleu and S&H De Buck, Cultural Center, Hasselt, Belgium.

 

2008

A flowery band to bind us to the earth, S&H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium.

Antwerp Sculpture Show, curators Bart De Baere & Menno Meeuwis, Zuiderdokken Antwerp, Belgium.

Corpus Delicti, curator Flor Bex, Palace of Justice, Brussels, Belgium.

Markiezin Zoekt Kunst, Castle of Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium.

Over The Hedge#2, 117 Belgian Artists, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium.

Art Garden Party, auction by Christie’s, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, St. Martens-Latem, Belgium.

Found/Gevonden/Trouvé, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium.

UN-SCR-1325, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium.

Rewind, curator Filip Van De Velde, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Die Hände Der Kunst, Ronny Van De Velde, Herford, Germany.

Trends 2008, Sint-Barbaracollege, Ghent, Belgium.

Artist’s  Hands, Ronny Van De Velde, S.M.A.K, Ghent, Belgium.

Feminiene, curator Willem Ellias, VUB, Brussel, Belgium.

Tussen Lichaam en Geest, Dr. Guislain museum, Ghent, Belgium.

Wandering, S&H De Buck, duo exhibition Sofie Muller & Piet Pollet, Ghent, Belgium.

Noman’s Land, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium.

 

2007

Over The Hedge#2, 117 Belgian Artists, Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China.

Underground, curator Stef Van Bellingen, Warp, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Alles Beweegt vervlochten generaties, Service center “Ter Deeve”, Meulebeke.

Miniaturen, Josef Deleu and S&H De Buck, Book tower, Ghent, Belgium.

 

2006

Making Sense In The City, Aula, Ghent, Belgium.

Het (On)Volmaakte Lichaam, curator Tom Peeters, Monumental VZW, Bornem, Belgium.

Nachten Van De Open Ateliers, VZW Nucleo, Ghent, Belgium.

Heilige Geest, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium.

 

2005

Voorbij De Grens, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium.

Short Circuit, curator Jan Van Woensel, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  

Planet Gender, S&H De Buck, Het Achterhuis, Ghent, Belgium. 

 

2004

I’m Lovin’ It, Ghent, Belgium.

Open Atelierdag 3, VZW Nucleo, Ghent, Belgium.

 

2000

Honorable Mention ‘Kunstsalon Ghent’, St. Pietersabdij, Ghent, Belgium.

1996

Klas 4A, Campo, Antwerp, Belgium.

Rotary Expo, Elizabethzaal, Antwerp, Belgium.

Winterplaats K.A.S.K.A., selection Pjeroo Roobjee & Guillaume Bijl, Antwerp, Belgium.

 

1995

Walking Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.

October Octopus Expo, Berchem, Belgium.

 

 

Work in public spaces

 

2019

Inauguration of Ecce Homo alabaster, bought by the University of Antwerp

 

2013

Minerswoman, Maasmechelen, Belgium.


2012

Toren, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Tableau Vivant, Genk, Belgium.


2010

Eve, Hospital ter Linden, Knokke, Belgium.

Leap of Faith, Laarne, Belgium.

 

Prices and nominations

 

Laureate of the prize of the Class of the Arts 2018 of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, 2018

SABAM Awards, 5the edition, nomination visual arts, 2017.

 

Lectures and artist talks

 

2019

Studio visit, Friends SMAK Ghent, Belgium.

Studio visit, The Art Society, Ghent, Belgium.

 

2017

Artist Talk with Johan Pas, MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium.

Artist Talk with Stef Van Bellingen, Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria.

2016

Studio visit, Middelheimpromotors, Ghent, Belgium.

2011

Kunstpodium T, student-master project, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Studio visit, Amarant, Ghent, Belgium.

Lecture, Europeancardacquiring, Berlin, Germany.

Studio visit, The Art Society, Ghent, Belgium.