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


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2021

We Change the World, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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

Emotional Hydraulics, Artery Studios, Melbourne (SOLO)

 

2020

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

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

 

2019 

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

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

 

2018 

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

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

 

2017 

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

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

Unseasonal Work, Bus Projects, Melbourne (SOLO)



2016 

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

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

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

 

2015 

Set, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney (SOLO)

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

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

Somewhere in the City, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

 

2014 

The Small Infinite, John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton, UK

( ), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (SOLO)

Spring 1883, Suite 224, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

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



2013 

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

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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

 

2012 

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

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

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

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

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

 

2011 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)


AWARDS, COMMISSIONS AND RESIDENCIES



2020     New Work Commission for TarraWarra Museum of Art for Victoria Together, supported by the Victorian Government through 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