Stine Deja received her MA from Royal College of Art in 2015 and her BA in interaction design from Kolding School of Design in 2012.

"Deja’s practice explores the sticky in-between of real and virtual worlds with a striking arsenal of media that includes 3D animation, immersive installation, moving image, and digital surrogates. In Deja’s simulated spaces, uncanny avatars hinge between what’s strange and familiar, seducing us with not quite-real products informed equally by the artist’s simultaneous fascination and revulsion with our hyper-commercialized contemporary culture.
Concealed beneath a sleek surface, multiple layers of social critique meld with absurdist aesthetics and tragicomic narratives to create a cybernetic landscape of fantasy and desire. At the heart of all of Deja’s projects is a keen interest in how these heightened emotional states, often coaxed out by late-capitalist narratives of self-care and guilt-free indulgence, are displaced onto the body".

- Alice Bucknell

 

 

EDUCATION

2015          MA Royal College of Art

2012          BA Kolding School of Design

2012          School of Fine Art & Design, Arhus

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022         Solo show, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK

                 Last Resort, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, LV
2021         Cold Sleep. Tranen, Gentofte, DK

                 Vestjyllands Kunstpavilion, Videbaek, DK

                 Dawn Chorus: Beta, Fragment Gallery, New York, US

                 Screening, HMKV Video of the month at HMKV, Dortmund, DE

                 Duo show w. Marie Munk, Politikens Hus, Copenhagen, DK*
2020         Last Resort, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK
                 Synthetic Seduction, Duo show, Unttld Contemporary, Vienna, AT**
2019         HYPERSEA: Permanent installation commissioned by The Danish Art Foundation
2018         Hard core, soft bodies, Solo show at Schimmel Projects, Dresden (DE)
                 Synthetic Seduction, Duo show KH7 Artspace, Aarhus (DK)**
                 4K ZEN, Solo show at Unit110, New York (US)
                 Synthetic Seduction, Duo show SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen (DK)**
                 Synthetic Seduction, Duo show Annka Kultys Gallery, London (UK)**
2017         There's life outside, Solo show Annka Kultys Gallery, London (UK)
                 Cyphoria, Solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, London (UK)

(Two person show marked with **)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022         Prepper's Paradise, Maastricht, NL (Mar)

2021         Real Feeling', MU, Eindhoven, NL

                 Esjberg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, DK

                 Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, DK

                 NFTism: No Fear in Trying, Unit Gallery, London, UK

                 It enters what we become, Gallery 3 By You, (NOW)

                 Hybrid by Nature, Goethe-Instituts in East Asia x HEK Basel, Online 

                 Gravmonumenter, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea

                 Future Proof, Refresh.bzh, Brittany, FR (Oct)
                 To Be Human, Zone Mista, London, UK
                 Synthetic Seduction, Platform Bunker, Copenhagen, DK
                 AI PORTRAITURE: US AND THEM, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK
                 La nudité de l’âme, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
                 Gravmonumenter, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
                 Networked Visions, isthisit?, Online
2020         The Artist is Online, König Galerie, Berlin, DE
                 Body Hacking, Lichte Momente, Osnabrück, DE
                 Turing's Lover, Jinan Art Museum, Jinan, CN
                 LYS.MUR, Svendborg, DK
                 Soft Bodies, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
                 Real Feelings, HEK, Basel
                 Ars Electronica, W. König Galerie, WWW
                 HYPERTENSION, Pylon Hub Lab, Dresden, DE
                 AI: Love and Artificial Intelligence, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Beijing, CN
                 Come Closer, Office Impart, WWW
                 White and Viscous Gold, Outsight, South Korea
                 NO BODY, Galerie Manqué, New York, US
                 Schimmel Art Projects, Brixen, Tyrol, IT
                 Hypersurface, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK
                 Art Lovers Movie Club, Art Review
                 Extemporary: Art Out of Time, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, RUS
                 Screening, Mock Jungle, Metoché, Bologna, IT
                 Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy, Somerset House, London, UK
2019         Link in Bio, Mdbk, Leipzig, DE
                 Extemporary: Art Out of Time, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
                 Biotechnosphere, Tranen, Gentofte, DK
                 EXPO Chicago with Annka Kultys Gallery
                 Super Host, Like A Little Disaster, Polignano a Mare
                 Beyond The Skin, Museum Villla Rot, Burgrieden, DE
                 Copernicus, E.M.Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island (US)
                 We Sing the Body Electric, Gallery 46, London, (UK)
                 HERE + NOW, Pablo's Birthday, New York (US)
                 PLOP residency show, London (UK)
                 Life & Beyond, Lewisham Arthouse, London, (UK)
                 Future Human, Space Studios, London (UK)
                 Screening, 4K ZEN, Vitrine Gallery x Kino Digital, London (UK)
                 A closed mouth gathers no feet, DASH Gallery, (BE)
                 A glass is not a reference for an amount, In de ruimte, Ghent, (BE)
2018         Flow My Tears, Hard core, soft body on Daata Editions (Online)
                 Spread the virus, Dateagleart, World Wide Web
                 I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that, Arebyte Gallery, London
                 Lend me a hand, Elmer Projects, London
2017         Time Horizons, Secret Project Robot, New York
                 And if I left off dreaming about you?, Like a little disaster, Polignano a Mare
                 You and I are like that red wall. It’s a good idea in theory, but somehow it doesn’t quite work, online exhibition, isthisitisthisit.com
2016         Synthetic Resonances, Assembly Point, London
                 Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen
                 Age Does Not Matter, Bargehouse, London
2015         KE-15, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
                 CPH:DOX, Concrete Lab, Copenhagen
                 Green, 71A Gallery, London
                 Cyber Cafe, Royal College of Art, London
                 Physical Connections 2, Artbar, London
                 Offprint, Tate, London
                 Hyperstore 2.0, Holdrons Archade Peckham, London
                 D-RAW, Hockney Gallery, London
                 Physical Connections, Artbar, London
                 Hyperstore, WHAT’S NEXT Camden, London
                 The Perfect Human, Royal College of Art, London
2014         What’s your story woman, Dansk Kvindesamfund, Copenhagen
2013         Enter The Common, Senior Common Room, London
                 The Elastic Holster, No Man’s Art Gallery, Shanghai
2012         The Elastic Holster, No Man’s Art Gallery, Copenhagen

 

 

FESTIVALS & BIENNALE

2021         Enter Art Fair Public Programme, Copenhagen, DK

2019         Goingaway.tv, Wrong Biennale Pavilion, Online

2018         Code Art Fair w. Annka Kultys Gallery, Copenhagen

                 Digital Pleasures, Mira Festival, Barcelona, (ES)

                 The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro

2017         Code Art Fair w. Annka Kultys Gallery, Copenhagen

                 4K ZEN, Club Raw at Roskilde Festival
                 Bodies of water, National Gallery of Denmark x Roskilde Festival, Copenhagen

2015         Spot Film Festival, Aarhus

2014         Kay Lise, SKIN/CELLS Fringe Film Festival, London

 

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS & AWARDS

2020           Working grant, Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse
                   3 year working grant, The Danish Arts Foundation
2019           PLOP residency, London
                   Working grant, The Danish Art Foundation
                   SPACE Art & Tech residency 'Future Human', London
                   Nominated for Remmen Fondens Kunstpris (Finalist as duo together with Marie Munk)
2018           Grant for Hard Core, Soft Bodies at Schimmel Projects, Danish Arts Foundation
                   Synthetic Seduction at KH7 Artspace awarded by Statens Kunstfond
                   Working grant, Danish Art Foundation
                   Grant for Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery with Marie Munk, Danish Arts Foundation
2017           Working grant, Danish Art Foundation
2015           Chris Garnham Prize

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