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Born: 1983 Melbourne. Lives and works on Wurundjeri Country, Melbourne, Australia.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS 

 

Tutto, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne (solo), 2022

We Change the World, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2021

All that was solid melts, curated by Juliana Engberg, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand, 2021

Emotional Hydraulics, Artery Studios, Melbourne (Solo), 2021

Fulfilment Centre, Online Work Commission from TarraWarra Museum of Art for Victoria Together, 2020

You'll never know your own smell, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney (Solo), 2020  

On Vulnerability and Doubt, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2019

Queer Economies, curated by Madé Spencer Castle and Abbra Kotlarczyk , Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2019  

occupy and echo (a stage), curated by Tom Polo, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, 2019

Why listen to plants?, curated by Liquid Architecture, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia, 2018

Bowerbird: Clinton Bradley and the Art of Collecting, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW, 2018

Art as Archive / Archive as Art, curated by Vince Dziekan and Antonina Lewis, Monash Prato Centre, Italy, 2018

The Score, Curated by Jacqueline Doughty, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2017

Of everything that disappears there remain traces, curated by Lauren Ravi, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne, 2017

Unseasonal Work, Bus Projects, Melbourne (Solo), 2017

The Documentary Take, curated by Naomi Cass, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2016

As the Moon Waxes and Wanes, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea, 2016

A gap opens up, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Melbourne (Solo), 2016

Set, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney (Solo), 2015

Feeling Material, curated by Benjamin Woods, C3 Gallery, Melbourne, 2015

The Object As Score, Curated by Nathan Gray, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2015

Somewhere in the City, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne, 2015

The Small Infinite, John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton, UK, 2014

( ), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (Solo), 2014

Spring 1883, Suite 224, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 2014

Return Threshold – Michelle Nikou, Charlie Sofo, Marcin Kobylecki and Patrick Hartigan, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, 2014

Everyday Magic, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2013

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013

Reinventing the Wheel: The Ready-made Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2013

Desire Lines, curated by Juliana Engberg, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2012

New12, curated by Jeff Khan, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2012

Volume One, curated by Glenn Barkley, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012

Experimenta: Speak To Me, 4th Biennale of Media Art, curated by Abigail Moncrief, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne, 2012

Corn chip, mobile phone, finger print, incense stick, Craft, Melbourne (Solo), 2012  

Unguided Tours: Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Art, curated by Justin Paton, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011

Tell Me, Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011, curated by Glenn Barkley and Inhye Kim, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea and National Art School Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2011

Three Imaginary Boys, curated by Geoff Newton, Neon Parc Gallery, Melbourne, 2011

Sudden Gestures or Noises, curated by Caterina Riva, Artspace, Auckland, 2011

Zero, curated by Liang Luscombe, West Space West Wing, Melbourne, 2011

No Place to Hide, curated by Peter Fay, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, 2011

Friends, TCB art inc., Melbourne, 2010

New World Records, curated by Helen Johnson and Nick Mangan. Sutton Gallery, 2010 

I wander, curated by Sue Cramer, Heide Museum of Modern Art Project Space, Melbourne (Solo), 2010


AWARDS, COMMISSIONS AND RESIDENCIES  

 

2021    Sustaining Creative Workers grant, Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria
 

2020     New Work Commission for TarraWarra Museum of Art for Victoria Together, Creative Victoria

2017     Monash University Graduate Award Scholarship

2016     Australia Council for the Arts, New work grant

            Monash University Prato, Visual Artist Residency

            Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West, Artist Residency

2015     Artbank, New Work commission

2014     Arts Victoria, New Work grant

            Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart grant

2013     Gertrude Contemporary, Artist residency (2013 – 2015)

2011     Australian Post-graduate Award Scholarship

2008     Australia Council for the Arts, new work grant (emerging)

2007     ArtsACT, New work grant

2006     Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Artist Residency

            ANU School of Art Book Studio, Residency


COLLECTIONS 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland
Melbourne University Art Collection
National Gallery of Victoria
Faculty of Science Collection, Monash University
Chartwell Collection (New Zealand)
Artbank


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Nelson, R., Artists grapple with doubt and shame, Sydney Morning Herald, July 9, 2019, https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/artists-grapple-with-doubt-and-shame-20190704-p5245d.html

Stewart, E., Charlie Sofo: Split (2014), Realtime, August 2017, https://www.realtime.org.au/split-2014/

O’Neill, J., Charlie Sofo: A Gap Opens Up, Eyeline Magazine, Issue 86, April 2017 https://www.eyelinepublishing.com/eyeline-86/review/charlie-sofo-gap-opens?q=eyeline-86/review/charlie-sofo-gap-opens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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