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SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

1954 Born in Vereeningen, South Africa

1972-74 Johannesburg College of Art

1976-84 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Member of Decembristerne and Kunstnersamfundet

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2006
Chronology of Bloom 06, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen

2004
SOD. Myths of Origin and other African Stories, Galeria Stefania Miscetti, Rome

2003
Myths of Origin, Ringstedgalleriet, Ringsted, Denmark

2002
Chronology of Bloom III, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen
The U in You, Millenium Gallery II, Johannesburg, South Africa

2001
Memory, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle

2000
Newspaper Pictures, Millenium Gallery, Pretoria, South Afrika

1999
Newspaper Pictures. Finger Paintings, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen

1998
2x22. A Smeller's Sense, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen

1997
Luoghi, Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder (catalogue)

1996
Snakes & Ladders, (w. Thomas Bang), DCA Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1995
Memory & Geography, Africus - Johannesburg Art Biennale, official Danish entrant (with William Kentridge)
Projected Artists, Galeria Stefania Miscetti (with William Kentridge), Rome (catalogue)
Boibrino Gallery, Stockholm

1994
Morild, Gl. Holtegaard Foundation, Copenhagen
Galleri Jespersen, Odense, Denmark

1993
Gemeente Museum, Arnhem, Holland

1992
Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder, Denmark
Lund Konsthal, Lund, Sweden (opened by Dr. Achille Bonito Oliva)
Sette, Arte Contemporanea Hirmer, Greve, Italy
Galerie 1, Gothenburg, Sweden

1991
Ma Nian, Franz Pedersens Kunsthandel, Horsens, Denmark
Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1990
Ringsted Kunstforening, Ribe, Denmark

1989
Studio E, Rome
Ribe Kunstmuseum, Ribe, Denmark
Boibrino Gallery, Stockholm

1988
Obalne Galerije, Istria, Yugoslavia
Galerie 1, Gothenburg, Sweden
Spoor, Galerie Pilou Asbæk, Copenhagen

1987
Franz Pedersens Kunsthandel, Horsens

1986
Studio E, Rome
Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen

1985
Franz Pedersens Kunsthandel, Horsens, Denmark

1983
Galerie Admiralgade, Copenhagen

1982
Trevor Coleman Gallery, Johannesburg

1981
Galerie Admiralgade, Copenhagen

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2003
9th International Cairo Biennale, Egypt
Sted/Place, Kastrupgaardsamlingen, Kastrup, Denmark; Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa; Oliewenhuus Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa

2002
Museeet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

2001
Scandalous, Origin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Rundrejsen, Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum
Holliday Inc., Pakhuset, Nykøbing Sj.

2000
Nietzsche 100 år, Episteme Galleri, Copenhagen
Provokationer, Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen

1999
Dansk Kunst, Potznan, Poland

1997
Decembristerne, Den Frie, Copenhagen

1996
Out of Africa, Dansk Nutidskunst på South African National Gallery, curated by Mikael Andersen, Cape Town

1995
Contemporary Danish Art, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Decembristerne, Den Frie, Copenhagen

1994
Decembristerne, Den Frie, Copenhagen

1993
Nordisk Grafik Union, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway
International Graphic Art, Ljubiana Art Museum, Slovenia

1992
Spejlbilleder, The National Portrait Gallery, Fredensborg Slot, Denmark

1991
Decembristerne, Den Frie, Copenhagen
Ceramic Sketches, Køge Skitsesamling, Denmark
Artea, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Ferrara, Rome and Milan, Italy

1989
Decembristerne, Den Frie, Copenhagen
Danske Grafikere, Nikolaj København Kommunes Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
Euroamericana De Grabado, A Coruna, Spain

1988
Himmelgaarden, Den Frie, Copenhagen
Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings, Copenhagen

1987
Nordenfjords, Hjørring Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Charlottenborg Autumn, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Focus 5, Gl. Holtegaard, Copenhagen
Nuovi territori dell'arte: Europa/America, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Franca Villa & Rome

1986
Europaprijs, Stedelijke Museum Oostende, Belgium
New Drawing, Obalne Galeije Piran, Yugoslavia

1985
Danske Grafikere, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Ung Nordisk Kunstfestival, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

1984
Charlottenborg Autumn, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Europaprijs, Stedelijke Museum Oostende, Belgium

PERFORMANCE

2005
SOD – Prayer in Shite, Den Frie, Copenhagen

2004
Pinpointing Bush, Museum Delle Arte, Livorno
Running on Glass, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Baby Rape, Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein
Silent Circle, Galeria Stefania Miscetti, Rome

2003
From Cape to Cairo, Cairo Art Museum

2002
Chicken Dance, Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen

2001
Portrait of Marikie de Klerk, Millenium Gallery, Johannesburg

1996
The skin of the White Lady, slideshow, Eindhoven, Holland

1993
Den Kgl. Porcelænsfabrik, Copenhagen

1992
En mundfuld farver, Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum

1991
Galleri 11, DR TV

1990
Lydbillede til Program 1, Danmarks Radio

1989
Participation in V.C..S Colloquium 89 Motivazioni e radici dell'arte, Centro Camuno di Studi Prehistorici, Lovere, Italy
Amphion, Galerie Asbæk (w. Olga Magieritz), Copenhagen

MURALS

1996 Amtsrådsforening, Copenhagen
1995 Ecco Centre
1994 DSB, Danish Railways
1992 Schøbel & Marholt, Copenhagen
1990 The Danish Sclerosis Association
1989 The State Art Council, Denmark
1983 Unibank, Copenhagen
1980 Hadsund Municipality, Denmark
1977 Albertslund Municipality, Denmark

GRANTS AND HONOURS:

1993
The Great Roman Travel Grant, New Carlsberg Foundation

1991
Gerhard Henning's Grant

1990-92
The State Art council 3-year Stipendium

1989
The State Art Council's Grant

1988
Villiam H. Michaelsen's Grant
Danit Foundation

1987
Ole Haslund's Artist Foundation

1985
Queen Ingrid's Great Roman Grant

1984
Europaprijs, Belgium - Bronzemedal

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings, Copenhagen
Statens Kunstfond
Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Vejle Kunstmuseum
Horsens Kunstmuseum
The State Art Council, Sweden
Horsens Town Hall, Denmark
Lund Municipality, Sweden

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jørn Otto Hansen: Catalogue, Copenhagen 1988
Øystein Hjort: Catalogue, Copenhagen 1989
Anders Kold: Catalogue, Copenhagen 1989
Preben Kaarsholm: "Landskaber, hoveder; boerewors slagmarker", catalogue, Copenhagen 1994
John Ledger: "Barn af highveld'en", Copenhagen 1994
Andrej Medved: Catalogue, Ljubijana 1987
Elza Miles: "The Artist in Search of Paradise", catalogue, Copenhagen 1994
Achille Bonito Oliva: "Transformazione", Lund Konsthal 1992
Ruth Rosengarten: "Inside out", Freeze Magazine, no. 23 Summer 1995, London
Thorsten Sadowsky: "Resonanser og overgange", Luoghi, Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum 1987
Gindomenico Semeraro: catalogue, Greve in Chianti 1992
Poul Erik Tøjner: "Af sporet er du kommet", catalogue, Vejle 1991
Poul Erik Tøjner: "Mødested Johannesburg", catalogue, Johannesburg Art Biennale 1995
Jacob Wamberg: "Uforgængelighedens udfordring", catalogue, Horsens 1987
Jacob Wamberg: "Doris Bloom", Dansk Nutidskunst, Fogtdal, Copenhagen 1991
Jacob Wamberg: "The Labyrinthine Nest - the art of Doris Bloom", Taurus, Johannesburg 1991
Jacob Wamberg: "Voldens ansigter", catalogue, Copenhagen/New York 1996


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