Soren Thilo Funder’s works are carefully crafted cinematic mash-ups of diverse cultural fields and social histories. Serving as formal investigations of the power relations of modern day society and the truisms of written and unwritten history, they integrate aspects of critical theory, literature, cinema, popular culture and counter-cultural disciplines. Through the use of cinematic narratives, mise en scène and video documents the works aspire to propose new connections between historical, cultural and political matter and generate new potential spaces, third places, for political contemplation and counter-memory.
Soren Thilo Funder has an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, SOMA in Mexico City, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt and Platform Garanti in Istanbul. Previous exhibitions include the recent duo show with David Claerbout “Little Lies” at Yarat Contemporary Art Centre and solo presentations at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Tranen Contemporary Art Center and Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen. He was represented at the 19th Biennale of Sydney, 1st Copenhagen Art Festival, eva International Biennial of Visual Art – “After The Future”, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2nd International Moscow Biennial for Young Art, Manifesta 8 – Parallel Events and 6th International Liverpool Biennial.