°1993, Copenhagen (DK) – live and work in Copenhagen (DK)
Superflex is a Danish collective founded in 1993 by the artists-designers-activists Jakob Fenger (°1968), Rasmus Nielsen (°1969) and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen (°1969). Superflex makes suggestions for social and economic changes. It does not produce works of art as such, but ‘instruments’, consisting of an assortment of productions including the internet TV channel Superchannel (2000), the Supergas energy provider (2000) and the free Marchandise Shop (2005).
Superflex also generates critical projects concerning copyright, creative commodities and brands. Their instruments are interventions that take many forms and expose power, conviction and oppression. A very well known project is Flooded MacDonald’s (2008); an aesthetically astounding Hitchcockian video showing a hyper-realistic replica of an old-fashioned McDonald’s as it slowly but surely floods.
Among others, their solo exhibitions were held at Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle, Basel; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
Superflex’ work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including several Gwangju Biennales; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; MoMA, New York; Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the 5th Berlin Biennale; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; and the 27th Sao Paulo Biennale.
Superflex’ works are represented in public art institutions such as MoMA, New York; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek; FRAC – Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; and Kunsthaus Zürich.
Superflex is represented by the following galleries;
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