Founded 1993 in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Bjørnstjerne Reuter Christiansen (b. 1969), Jakob Fenger (b. 1968), and Rasmus Nielsen (b. 1969). Based in Copenhagen
SUPERFLEX, "Foreigners" 2002. Poster statement in various European cities. © SUPERFLEX
SUPERFLEX, “Foreigners,” 2002. Poster statement in various European cities. © SUPERFLEX
SUPERFLEX pretty much always talk about their projects as “tools.” They're happy to present the tools they've come up with in art galleries or museums and they enjoy the opportunity to get their work looked at critically and for its meaning to be assessed in the language of art. But more important is that the tools find users, that the projects find participants as well as audiences. The SUPERFLEX philosophy is one in which art itself is a tool, not just for contemplation or aesthetic experiment, but for direct social empowerment. They use the freedom that the art world offers – the freedom to work with ideas in their raw state – as a starting point. They use the financial resources, the locations, the collaborators that the art world gives them access to in order to develop these ideas into projects which then take on a life of their own, in the hands of others. (Will Bradley, 2001)


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2004 Supercopy/Occasionally free/Open market, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Self-organise/Guaraná Power, Redcat Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2003 Counter-strike/Self-organise, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Social pudding, Rirkrit Tirvanija & Superflex, GFZK, Leipzig, Germany
2002 Supergas, Kunstruimte Wagemanns, Grooningen, The Netherlands
About TV, ARRA/About Studio, Bangkok, Thailand
2001 Supertool, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmoe, Sweden (one year project) 
Nuuk Beta, The Culture House, Nuuk, Greenland
2000 Superflex in company/economic potentials, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
1999 Karlskrona2/Utrecht2, CASCO Projects, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Superchannel, Artspace 1%, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Tools, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
1997 Superflex Biogas in Africa, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2003 Rethinking Marxism, Herter Art Gallery, Massachusetts, USA
Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 
Arcadia, Govett – Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand 
Utopia station, Venice Biennale, Italy
2002 Gwangju Biennale, Korea 
BIG, Torino Biennale, Italy
The Global Complex, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria
2001 2nd Berlin Biennale, Germany
2000 Cities on the Move, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland 
Democracy, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
1998 Something Rotten In…, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Never Been in a Riot, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Contribution: Participates in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus with “INGEN MINORITETER" (NO MINORITIES), 2004. Wall painting produced in collaboration with Hamayun Latif Butt. Dimensions variable. Courtesy Hamayun Latif Butt & SUPERFLEX.