Kasper Sonne

Born 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Lives and works in New York



1997-2000 BA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation


Public Collections

HEART – Herning Museum Of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark

David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, UK

Fubon Art Foundation, Taiwan


Upcoming Exhibitions


THM Paintings, A Hug From The Artworld, New York, USA (solo)


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.


Body Body Head, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


New Religion, HEART – Herning Museum Of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark



Dirty Blonde, Christian Larsen, Stockholm, Sweden

Black Box, Jeanrochdard, Brussels, Belgium

Kasper Sonne, The Arts Club, London, UK



New Territory, West, Den Haag, The Netherlands (C)

Bad Chemistry, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy (C)

On Destruction And Decoration, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France (C)



Zero Emotional Content, The Hole, New York, US

All Their Lies Are True, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

All Information Is Subject To Change, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland



The Total Loss of Innocence Regained, Primo Piano, Paris, France



Pure Colors, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, US

Untitled Sign # 3, SAPS museum, Mexico City, Mexico



Total Revolution, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark



Trust Me, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark



AM I EVIL?, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark



The Dicktator Sucks!, I-N-K Institut for nutidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark


Group Exhibitions (selected)

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition.


Collaborations, Copenhagen, Denmark


Solace, 524 West 26th Street, New York, USA



Face To Face, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy

The Ties That Bind, Achenbach Hagemeier, Wuppertal, Germany

Summer Show #1, Galerie Lily Robert, Paris, France



#HashtagAbstract, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK, curated by Kamiar Maleki

Gatherings, Fergus McCaffrey, New York, US

Text Efter Tekst, Den Frie - Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (C)

VOLUMES, Berthold Pott at Kunstverein Kolnberg, Cologne, Germany



The Go Between, National Musem of Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, curated by Eugenio Viola (C)

Nuit Blanche, Pavillon Vendôme – Centre d’art Contemporain, Clichy, France

Over (Drive+Flow), Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France, curated by Benjamin Bianciotto (C)

The Go Between, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK, curated by Eugenio Viola

From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US

Bikuben, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Utah, US, curated by Rebecca Maksym

The Brask Collection, Munkeruphus, Denmark (C)

Sputnik III, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

YEAH AND LOOK WHERE IT GOT US, Mon Cheri, Brussels, Belgium

Drive the Change, 100plus Zürich, Switzerland, curated by Annette von Spesshardt-Portatius (C)



ZEIGEN - Karin Sander, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Room 1, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Wall, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France, curated by Benjamin Bianciotto

Secret Garden II, Gl. Holtegaard - gallery for contemporary and modern art, Denmark, curated by Mads Damsbo (C)

Tectonic, The Moving Museum, Dubai, UAE, curated by Simon Sakhai and Aya Mousavi

IRL, Point B, New York, USA, curated by Mikkel Carl



The Dark Cube, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, curated by Francesca Gavin

Tonight We Won’t Be Bored - 10 years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Each Memory Recalled Must Do Some Violence To Its Origin, curated by Aaron Moulton, undisclosed location

Under The Volcano, Andromeda Arte Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica, curated by Raul Zamudio

Paper Match, Halmlageret, Copenhagen, Denmark, curated by Johan Rosenmunthe (C)

The Inhabitants, Apart, Copenhagen, Denmark, curated by Mathias Kryger and Christina Malbek

Celebrity Skin, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, US, curated by Raul Zamudio

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, US, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath (C)

The Artist Is Not Present, Meulensteen, New York, US, curated by Tali Wertheimer & Susi Kenna (C)

BODY SNATCHERS, White Box Contemporary, New York, US, curated by Raul Zamudio

Donatello parmi les fauves, Galerie Olivier Robert, Paris, France, curated by Benjamin Bianciotto

Transhuman, Old School, New York, US, curated by Cecelia Stucker

An Øje At The Hole, The Hole, New York, US, curated by Jens-Peter Brask

Overgaden at The Armory Show, New York, US, curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer

Casa de Empeno with The Armory Show, Anonymous Gallery, New York, US

RETROspect, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, US

Casa de Empeno, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico



Grey Area – Art and Object Shop, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, US

Visible Alternative, New Museums Festival of Ideas for the New City at Old School, New York, US

No One is an Island, LMCC at Governors Island, New York, US, Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

Lake of Fire, Den Frie - Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, Curated by Mikkel Carl (C)

Ut Pictura Poesis, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Curated by Jesper Elg

In Case We Don't Die, KPH Volume, Copenhagen, Denmark

What’s he building in there? Fuse Gallery, New York, US, curated by Jesper Elg and Mikkel Grønnebæk

Artprojx Cinema at the SVA Theatre, New York, US, curated by David Gryn

Art Machine, The Hole, New York, US, curated by Alife and Kathy Grayson

One Shot, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark, curated by Jesper Elg

Status, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, US, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody (C)



Faint to black, Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Curated by Mikkel Carl

Art Moves, Commissioned billboard, Torun, Poland (C)

Paradiso, 17th annual Watermill Center benefit, Watermill, NY, US

Album, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Seeing Voices, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers, New Jersey, US

One Shot, Allmänna Galleriet 925, Stockholm, Sweden (C)



Summer Show, LaviolaBank Gallery, New York, US

When the vacation is over for good, Pianissimo Gallery, Milan, Italy

One Shot, Werkstette Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (C)



The Destruction of Atlantis, Union Gallery, London, UK, Curated by Jesper Elg

Year One, LaViolaBank Gallery, New York, US

56° N, 10° E, Museo de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico (C)

FIGUR, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

TEMPO, Skien, Norway, Public art commission, Curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen (C)



What can desert islands do?, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK, Curated by Paul Pieroni

Spitting Image, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark



Exportable Goods - Contemporary Danish Art, Galerie Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria, Curated by Severin Dunser and Jesper N. Jorgensen (C)

The wish list, M+R Gallery, London, UK



DNA, DogA, Norges Design og Arkitekturcenter, Oslo, Norway

DNA, So Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

DNA, Galleri edition, Copenhagen, Denmark

Framed, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark



Video 2004, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Dagen efter, Public art exhibition in the cities Copenhagen, Århus and Randers, Denmark

One, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark



Size 12, Galleri Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark



KE 2002, Den Frie udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark (C)

Gallery Luhmann, Nils Stærk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, Curated by Jason Dodge


Press (selected)


Zachary Weiss, Observer.Com, “5 Young Collectors”, July.



Gabriel Roland, Collectors Agenda, “In The Studio”, July.



Andrew Nunes, The Creators Project, “Nature Devours Art in a Series of Eco Sculptures”, June

Lizzane Merryl, Artlyst, “Early American Landscape Painting The Seed Of American Exceptionalism”, June

Lisbeth Bonde, Bo Bedre, “Det Nye Stjerneskud”, June

Ashley W. Simpson, Vogue, “Free Arts”, April.

Lars Svanholm, Jyllands Posten, “Kasper Sonne – New Religion”, March

Deianira Tolema, ArteFuse.com, “South-Italian Art Scene Revived by Ernesto Esposito’s Astounding Collection”, April



Lily Le Brun, Financial Times, “E-appreciation Thru Instagram”, Aug.

Natalie Hegert, ArtSlant.com, “Hashtag Abstract”, July

Colin Gleadell, Telegraph, “Market News: scandal sells”, June.

Michael Slenske, Modern Painters, “A Controlled Burn”, cover and main feature, Feb.

Damilola Oshilaja, Eclectic Magazine, “Residual Crystals”, Jan.

William Davie, Hunger TV, “The Arts Club: Kasper Sonne”, Jan.



Pernilla Holmes, Financial Times, “A Piece Of The Action”, Dec.

Michael Slenske, Architectural Digest, “Bright Prospects”, Dec.

Marco Meneguzzo, Artforum, Review “Kasper Sonne”, Nov.

Marina Casdan, Artsy.net, “Up and Coming: How Kasper Sonne is Setting the Art World on Fire”, July

Mousse Magazine, “Kasper Sonne, Bad Chemistry”, July

Cura Magazine, “Kasper Sonne, Bad Chemistry”, July

Anastasia Indrikova, Esquire Russia “Maiden Us In Sensation”, May



Leigh Silver, Complex.com, “10 coolest booths at NADA art fair 2013”, Dec.

Shana Beth Mason, KunstForum.as, “Commendable choices from Artissima”, Nov.

Katy Diamond Harmer, Flash Art, “Kasper Sonne - New York Tales”, Sept.

Beth Fiore, Artsy.net, “Kasper Sonne and Kadar Brock at The Hole Gallery”, Sept.

Allyson Shiffman, Interviewmagazine.com, “Dungeons, Dragons and Art”, Sept.

Oscar Laluyan, Artefuse.com, “At The Hole”, Sept.

Max Noy, Galleryfiend.com, “Dredge Up & FALL Back into Art, Fiend”, Sept.

Bugu Melis Caglayan, Thisisourfauna.com, “Conceptual Tales”, Sept.

Nell Alk, Wall Street Journal, “Online Art Auction Finds Home”, April.



Katy Diamond Harmer, Flash Art, “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Oct.

Francesca Gavin, Sleek-Mag.com, “The Dark Cube”, Oct.

Alison Martin, Examiner.com, ”Rock, Paper, Scissors at Chelsea gallery”, July.

Agnès Violeau, French Vogue Online, “L’éloge de la rébellion, Galerie Olivier Robert”, May.

Christina Lessa, FLATT magazine, “Kasper Sonne”, May.

Agnès Violeau, French Vogue Online, “Art contemporain – Kasper Sonne at Primo Piano”, April.



Eugenie Dalland, Oakzine, “Kasper Sonne”, Sep.

Shireen Lohrasbe, Whitehot Magazine, “Art Market Report: May 2011”, June.

Andrew M. Goldstein, Artinfo.com, “No One is an Island“, May.

Line Dall, Berlingske Tidende MS, “Kasper Sonne”, April.



Adina Popescu, Artforum.com, Critics pick’s New York, “Kasper Sonne”, Oct.



Ana Finel Honigman, Art in America, “International Review”, Dec.

Torben Zenth, New Danish Art 09, Nov.

Torben Zenth and Anna Holm, Kopenhagen.DK, “Kasper Sonne”, Nov.

Francesca Gavin, Dazed and Confused, “Art News”, Sep.

Wonderland Magazine # 10, Sep.



Michael Jeppesen, Information, "Kunst ved Jeppesen", Dec.

Anne Lill W. Ass, Telemarksavisa, "Kunst som ruver", June.



Mette Sandbye, Weekend avisen, "Kunstkoncentrat", Nov.

Mads Damsbo, Information, "Basel blues", July.



Natalia Goldin Lundh, Plaza Magazine International, “Top 40 under 40”, Summer issue.

Peter Michael Hornung, Politiken, "Tro mig", April.

Sune Fredskild, Kopenhagen.dk, “Trust Me”, April.



Michael Thouber, DR 2, “Tematirsdag, Kunstsamlerne”, Nov.

Chris Pedersen, Perfect Editions, "Kasper Sonne", Oct/ Nov.           

Amber Fu, Ready Made Magazine Japan, "Kasper Sonne", Oct/ Nov.           

Torben Gammelgaard, Ledelse i dag, "Gadekunst ind i stuerne", May.



Dorthe Nielsen, Børsen, "Kunst som livsstil", Dec.           

Anne Kielgast, Citadel, "Norse Projects", Dec.           

René Fredensborg, Urban, ”Kongelig Klunke-Clubbing”, Oct.           

Anette Vestergaard, Politiken, ”Smidt ud af galleriet”, May.           

Lise Mülhausen, DR TV “Kulturmagasinet Viva”, Feb.           

Jacob Kreutzfeldt, Kultur Nyt på DR P2, ”Kunst i byen”, Feb.

Morten Brink Iwersen, Politiken, ”Kunst i gadehøjde nu!”, Feb.

Michael Thouber, Kunstmagasinet DR P2, ”Dagen Efter”, Feb.           

Mads Johannes Nielsen, Kopenhagen.Dk, ”Hyldest til rødderne”, Feb.

Michael Thouber, Kunstmagasinet P2, ”Kunst i det offentlige rum”, Jan.

Michael Thouber, TV Danmark2, ”Kunst på stenbroen”, Jan.           

Lasse Lavrsen, Information, ”Galleriet der kom ind fra gaden”, Jan.           

Ida Buhl, Berlingske Tidende, ”Gadens rebeller...”, Jan.           

Thomas Dalvang-Fleurquin, Copenhagen Post, ”Highly regarded artist”, Jan.          

Thomas Lykke, Bo Bedre, ”Kasper Sonne, talent med en rå og ærlig stil”, Jan.



Dansk Kunst ’02, Dec.          

Sand, Politiken, ”Er jeg ond?”, Aug.           

Torben Zenth, Kopenhagen.Dk, ”Am I evil?”, Aug.            

Vesterbro bladet, ”Am I evil?”, Aug.           

Metro Express, ”Am I evil?”, Aug.



Pernille Anker Kristensen, Jyllands Posten, ”Livsglæden er tilbage”, Oct.           

Roxanna Albeck, Costume, ”Dansk kunstner af internationalt format”, Oct.          

Pernille Anker Kristensen, Jyllands Posten, ”? Til Kasper Sonne”, Aug.           

Trine Ross, Politiken, ”The Dicktator Sucks!”, Aug.          

Mette Nielsen, AOK.Dk, ”The Dicktator Sucks!”, Aug.           

Pernille Anker Kristensen, Jyllands Posten, ”Storby råt”, Aug.           

Trine Ross, Politiken, ”Komsammen for venner”, Marts.           

Jamie McPhee, III Magazine ”, The unexpected Mr. Kasper Sonne”, Feb.