Sofia Hultén

(b. 1972)

Born 1972 in Stockholm

Lives and works in Berlin


2005 Sheffield Hallam University


2017 /2018 interim professor for sculpture at The Braunschweig University of Art, Germany

Solo Exhibitions


focus: Sofia Hultén, Galerie Nordenhake focus, Stockholm, Sweden

Chinese Whispers #4, Messen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium


Sofia Hultén: Unstable Fakers of Change in Self, KINDL, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin, Germany

Coulda Woulda Shoulda, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany

Casual Causal, angels barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question?, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland


Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question?, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK


Entropy High, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland


When Lines Are Time, Espai13, Fundació Miró, Barcelona, Spain

Truckin’, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany


Matter is Plastic in the Face of Mind, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

I Used To, I Still Do, But I Used To, Too, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, Switzerland


How Did It Get So Late So Soon, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

If You Never did You Should, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Statik Elastik, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

One in Ten, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden


No No NoNo No No, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Pressure Drop, Raeber von Stenglin, Zürich, Switzerland


Past Particles, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Ninety-Nine Problems, Meessendeclerq, Brussels, Belgium

Test/Tat, Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany

Sofia Hultén (With Wolfgang Plöger), Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France


Back to Back, Konrad Fischer Oben, Berlin, Germany

Drawn Onward, Perrot’s Folly, Ikon Gallery Offsite, UK


Mutual Annihilation, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Auflösung, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

Documentation, HIAP, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland


Familiars, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK

You Do Voodoo You Do, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany

Preparations For Uncertain Doom, Galerie Adler Videospace, New York, USA


Possessions, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany

Events With Unknown Outcome, Letzte Überprüfung, Berlin, Germany


Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


Capri, Berlin, Germany (with Lucy Powell)

loth ringer dreizehn, Munich, Germany (with Bettina Carl)

Special Projects PS1, New York, USA


Koch und Kesslau, Berlin, Germany


Luna International Berlin, Germany

Leergut Abholen, Rampe003, Berlin, Germany (with Sybil Kohl, Adalgisa Campos)

Selected Group Exhibitions


Blue is the Color of your Eyes – On Materiality and Abstraction in the Moderna Museet Collection, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden

Blickachsen 12 – Skulpturen in Bad Homburg und Frankfurt RheinMain, Stiftung Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, Germany


The Flâneur – From Impressionsim to the Present, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Play It Again – The Art of Remaking, Firstsite, Colchester, UK

Boras International Sculpture Biennial 2018, Sweden

Northern Exposure: Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed, Nordic Museum Seattle, USA

Germany Is Not An Island – Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Acquisitions 2012-2016, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany


A throw of the dice will never abolish chance, La Borie, Solignac, France

Revolution in red, yellow and blue – Gerrit Rietveld and contemporary art, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

Mit den Händen zu greifen und doch nicht zu fassen, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Photography Out of Germany, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

Floating World (video installation) within Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB) Manama, at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center, Manama, Bahrain


Samhällsmaskinen, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden

Echtzeit – Die Kunst der Langsamkeit, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

The Secret Life of Images, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

how to charm, QBox Gallery, Athens, Greece


Last Sighting, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Appearance & Essence, Timco Halls, Timisoara, Romania (as part of Timisoara Art Encounters)

Second Nature, Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (with Julian Fickler and Sara Sizer)

Anarchic sexual desires of plain unmarried schoolteachers, Project/Number, London, UK

Distant Moods on a Blue Evening, Cesis Art Festival, Cesis, Latvia

Momentum – 8th Nordic Biennal of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway

Fusion, Galerie Kunst x Kunz +, Munich, Germany

Romantic Conceptualism, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

Adam, Eve and the Devil, Marres House for Conceptual Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands

5 years – a group show, RaeberVonStenglin, Zürich, Switzerland

Gathered Fates – curated by Ignasi Aballí, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

Bricologie, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK


I’m Still Here, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Vom Dasein und Sosein, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a/M, Germany

côté intérieur, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, Austria

Almost Something, Not Quite Nothing, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, USA


Vom Eigensinn der Dinge, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

Rhythm in it, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Sweet Bitter Symphony, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany


How To Make, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden Germany

Landscapeism, Kunstverein Glückstadt, Glückstadt, Germany

Reyjkjavik Arts Festival, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Remainder, Hilary Crisp Gallery, London, UK

Guangzhou Triennale, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China


KölnSkulptur #6, Skulpturenpark Köln, Germany

‘O’, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

(Re)Constructed, Kunsthalle Glarus, Switzerland

Informellnature, Galerie Sabine Knust, München, Berlin, Germany

The Moving Object, Essays and Observations, Berlin, Germany


The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

A Walk Around the Block, La Ferme Du Buisson, Noisiel, France

Schöner Wohnen, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Documents 10, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Objects are like they appear, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

Anticipation Time, Museums of Bat Yam, Israel

Fische Hinterlassen Keine Spüren, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany


Table des Matieres, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK

Collaboration, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

Known Unknowns, Loop Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Gestern oder im 2. Stock, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany

Pop-Up!, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Berlin 2000, Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA

Der Innere Blick – Das Interieur in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Nautilus Städtische, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany

Haus Kaputt Haus Heile, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany

Time, Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany


Betwixt: Sofia Hultén between Kendell Geers, Gabriel Orozco, Jonathan Monk, Cosima Von Bonin, Paul Chan and Mona Hatoum, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Driller Killer Forgotten, Bar Project / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

Weisses Lächeln, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany

Home Alone, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Freunde und Bekannte, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany

If you give me the mountain I will ask for the sea, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mimétisme, Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium

Régard Camera, Centre D’Art de la Ferme du Buisson, France

Checkpoint Berlin, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France

100 Tage = 100 Videos GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark


Die Stadt Von Morgen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Space Invasion, Wien, Austria

Um-Kehrungen, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany

Between Reality and Fairytales, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

State of Work, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria

We Can’t Be Stopped, MAC/VAL, Musée du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Highlights, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Casa Vecina, Mexico City, Mexico


Homework, Gagosian Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Abgebrannt, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Schein und Abgrund, P//AKT Amsterdam. The Netherlands

Eigenheim, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

L’Apparence et l’Abime, Immanence, Paris, France

Berlin :Tendenzen, Instituto de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Vorläufige Durchsuchung, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Things We Know Test Site – Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

Ergonomicon, Consolidated Works, Seattle, USA

Re:Search, Universität der Künste Berlin, berlin, Germany

Up and Coming Video Screening #1, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany

Erste Haut, Galerie gebrüder Lehmann, Dresden, Germany


BLICK, New Nordic Film and Video, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

My Blood is Electric, Spitz Gallery, London, UK

We’re not here to give you pleasure, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, France

Me, Myself and I, Schmidt Center Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Trendwände, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany

L´Attitude Des Autres, s-m-p, Marseille, France

9 Triennale, Fellbach Triennale der Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany

Belluard Bollwerk, Fribourg. Switzerland

Social Ease, Luft Space, Toronto, Canada

Architecture, Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Fast Umsonst, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Hansi Hinterseer, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany


Losing It, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Out to Grass, Koch und Kesslau, Berlin, Germany

Escapology, G39, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Überlebensstrategien für Untrainierte Kunst, Medienzentrum Adlershof, Berlin, Germany

Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

Office, The Photographers´ Gallery, London, UK


Videoidyll, Staatsbank, Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Files, De Chiara Gallery, New York, USA

Sound G7, Berlin, Germany

Here and Now, Büro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany

Galerija-Kneipe, Warschau, Poland

We´re not here to give you pleasure, Proto Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Fricties Vooruit Center, Ghent (Performance), Belgium

We´re not here to give you pleasure, G39, Cardiff, Wales, UK

La Nuit Art Vidéo, Le Maillon-Théâtre, Strasbourg, France


Not at Home, Schloß Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

White Collar, Temporary Site, Zimmer Str, Berlin, Germany

We´re not here to give you pleasure, rraum 02, Frankfurt, Germany

Art works:consulting, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany

Selected Bibliography


Sofia Hultén at Langen Foundation, text by Kito Nedo, frieze online


Moderna Museets Vänners Skulpturpris – Sofia Hultén, text by John Peter Nilsson, Moderna Museet Stockholm

Sofia Hultén – Individual Features Removed, by N. Heinrich, Münster, Germany

Sofia Hultén at RaebervonStenglin, text by Quinn Latimer, art agenda


Sofia Hultén, 12 Works, essays by Stefanie Böttcher, Helen Legg and Richard Julin, Künstlerhaus Bremen / Ikon Gallery Birmingham


Sofia Hultén, text by Rainer Bessling, artist Kunstmagazin


Sofia Hultén – Points in a Room Condensing, Akademie der Künste, Berlin


Sofia Hultén, text by Natalie de Ligt, Triennale der Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany


Sofia Hultén, by B. Effinger, Goldrausch-Künstlerinnenprojekt Art IT, Goldrausch-Frauennetzwerk Berlin e.V.

Scholarships and Awards


Moderna Museets Vänners Skulpturpris


Stiftung Kunstfonds One Year Scholarship


Helsinki International Artists Programme, Finland


IASPIS Studio Scholarship, Stockholm, Sweden


Studio Scholarship Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany

Senate One Year Work Scholarship Berlin, Germany


Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin, Germany


Künstlerförderung Berlin, Germany


DAAD One Year Scholarship, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany