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1983

Born Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne.

 

EDUCATION

2005

Bachelor of Visual Arts (first class Honours) ANU School of Art, ACT

2012

Masters of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, VIC

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Unseasonal Work, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2016

A gap opens up, Living Museum of the West, Melbourne

2015

Set, Darren Knight Gallery Sydney

2014

( ), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

2012

corn chip, mobile phone, finger print, incense stick, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2010

I Wander, HeideMuseum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

I Wish I Were Smaller, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2009

Facts, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2008

Particular Particles, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2007

Something like a human, Studio 17 ANCA, Canberra, Australia

Containers, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Australia

2006

Snot, The Hive Gallery, Canberra, Australia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

occupy and echo (a stage), curated by Tom Polo, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, Australia

On Vulnerability and Doubt, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

2018

Liquid Architecture's Why listen to plants? RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia

Bowerbird: Clinton Bradley and the Art of Collecting, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW

2017

The Score, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Of everything that disappears there remain traces, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne

Video Ezy, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

2016

Walker Evans and Selected Australian Art, CCP, Melbourne

Tensions/Translations/Transitions, curated by Chloe Wolifson, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

Drawings, Artery Studio 22, Melbourne

2015

Feeling Material, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

The Object As Score, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

Collectors' Space, Surry Hills, Sydney

Somewhere in the City, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Pedestrian, Hoff Project Space, National Art School, Sydney

2014

Sub12 - with Isadora Vaughan, The Substation, Newport, Melbourne

Spring 1883, Suite 224, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

Form and Substance, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, curated by Alex Seton

Return Threshold – Michelle Nikou, Charlie Sofo, Marcin Kobylecki and Patrick Hartigan, Fontanelle Gallery and Studios, Adelaide, Australia

The Small Infinite, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom

2013

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne

Regimes of value, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Bloodflowers, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

Everyday magic, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Gertrude Studios 2013, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

2012

Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

NEW 12, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Experimenta Speak To Me: 5th International Biennial of Media Art, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

Desire Lines, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne

2011

Tell me tell me: Australian and Korean art 1976-2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney / National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

Unguided tours, Anne Landa award for video and new media arts 2011, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

No room to hide, MacquarieUniversity, Sydney

Sudden gestures or noises, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

2010

Kinmont, Patterson, Sofo, van Hout, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Twitcher, curated by Peter Fay & Wendy Foard, Melbourne Art Fair 2010

Friends, TCB art inc. Sydney

2009

I’m worse at what I do best, curated by Tom Polo, Parramatta Artists Studios, Sydney, Australia

Soft Glue – Charlie Sofo and Mary Macdougal, curated by Joel Mu, Black & Blue Gallery, Redfern, Sydney and Rearview Gallery, Melbourne Australia

New World Records, curated by Helen Johnson and Nick Mangan. Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

2008

The Ergas Collection, curated by Glen Barkley, Gallery 9, Sydney

2007

BloodLines - Art and the Horse, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW Australia

Proof, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Peter Fay Presents, Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia

Push Your Buttons, SofA Gallery, Canberra, Australia 

2006

BLAZE2006, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia

Domain, Alinga St, Canberra, Australia

Sense, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Australia

2005

Broadcast, Broadcast Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Graduate Exhibition, Canberra School of Art, Australia

 

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

2016

Monash University Prato Centre Visual Residency Program, Tuscany, Italy

Living Museum of the West, artist in residence, Melbourne

2014

Arts Victoria, New work grant

Australia Council for the Arts, Artstart grant

2011

Australian Post Graduate Award, Masters Scholarship

2008

Australia Council for the Arts, new work grant

2007

Arts ACT Grant, funding for new work

2006

Canberra Contemporary Art Space Residency

ANU School of Art Book Studio Residency

Domain Temporary Public Art Grant

2005

Henry Ergas Acquisition Award

The Peter Fay Foundation Award

2004

Emerging Artists Support Scheme Honours Scholarship

 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland

Faculty of Science Collection, Monash University

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Allen, C., Glimpses into our darkest emotions, The Australian, 17-18 of August, 2009

Babbington, J. Critic’s Choice, Art Collector, Issue 65, July – September 2013

Barkley, G, Dust dust dust of dust, catalogue essay, Soft Glue – Charlie Sofo and Mary Macdougal, curated by Joel Mu, Black & Blue Gallery, 2009

Carey-Kent, P., The Small Infinite, Frieze Magazine, Issue 166, October 2014 http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/the-small-infinite/

Cattach, E., On Vulnerability and Doubt, Memo Review, August 2019

https://memoreview.net/blog/on-vulnerability-and-doubt-at-acca-by-ella-cattach

Chong. W.H., Melbourne Now: Envy and the Politics of Inclusiveness, Crikey December 2013 http://blogs.crikey.com.au/culture-mulcher/2013/12/10/melbourne-now-envy-and-the-politics-of-inclusiveness/

Clunne, S. Magic in the Mundane, Write About Art, Issue 5, 2013

Day, C, Reinventing the Wheel – The Readmade Century, exhibition catalogue, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2013

Drummond, M. Shock of the Now, Australian Financial Review, 16-17 November 2013

Glass, E, Come to bed, Charlie Sofo wants in on your dreams, Russh, August, September 2010, p. 76

http://liveartlistaustralia.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/bedding-down-with-charlie-sofo/

Knezic, S., Everyday Anxieties: How to Visualize Your Vulnerability?, Frieze Magazine, Issue 205, August 2019

Luscombe, L. Walking is not a medium, it’s an attitude in UN Magazine, Issue 5.2, Pub. Melbourne 2011, pp. 7-13

O’Neil, J., Charlie Sofo:A Gap Opens Up, Eyeline, issue 86, http://www.eyelinepublishing.com/eyeline-86/review/charlie-sofo-gap-opens

McDonald, J. Among the outliers, Sydney Morning Herald, July 2-3., 2011

McDonald, J. That 70s show, Sydney Morning Herald, July 16-17, 2011

Nelson, R. The Confidence Conundrum, The Age, 12 July 2019

Nelson, R. Artists grapple with doubt and shame, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 2019

Polo, T, I’m worse at what I do best, exhibition catalogue, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney 2009

Rule, D. I Wander, The Age, 5 May 2010

Sharkey, P. Facts, un Magazine – issue 4.1, pp 107-110

Stein, M, Sofo So Good, theblackmail.com.au, June 2010

Stewart, E., Charlie Sofo, RealTime, August 2017

https://www.realtime.org.au/split-2014/

Strachan, J. Do not disturb: artist at home and work, The Canberra Times, 8 March 2012

Symes, C. Melburnin’, Trouble, June 2010, pp. 20 – 21

Turner, B. New artists get into the swim in The Weekend Australian Financial Review, 5-9 April 2012, p. 70

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