Torben Soeborg: Curriculum Vitae

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
MA in Education, BA in Sociology of Culture.
Courses in art history, art education, video art (The Danish Film School), fine art printing, book design
Fullbright Exchange Teacher (art), Smithtown, NY, USA, 1962-63
Have worked with video since 1966 and with video art since 1982.
Created in 1968 video workshop/HASLEV, the first video workshop in Denmark.
Director of video workshop/HASLEV, Haslev College of Education, 1968-96
Organized The First Symposium of Danish Video Art, Copenhagen, 1982
Collected and published - with support from the Danish Ministry of Culture - "Katalog over dansk videokunst / Catalogue of Danish Video art" in 1983.
Created in 1983-84 "The Danish Video Art Data Bank" - a non-profit agency for promotion and distribution of Danish video art outside Denmark.
Director of the Data Bank since 1983-84.
Organized The Second Symposium of Danish Video Art, Copenhagen, 1984
Web Editor of http://www.videoart-denmark.dk - www.videokunst-danmark.dk
Web Editor of Archives of Independent Danish Video Art
Web Editor of artists-books.eu , artists-books.dk , artistsbooks.dk
Web Editor of miniprint-art.info
Have worked with graphic art since 1995-96
Editor of Newsletter, grafisk vaerksted \ NAESTVED, 2006-2014
Boardmember, grafisk vaerksted \ NAESTVED - Print Studio for Artists, 2000-2014
Has represented the Danish Video and Film Workshops at the Council & Contact Committee of The Danish Film Institute 1993-2003

Member of
grafsk vaerksted \ NAESTVED - Print Studio for Artists ( http://www.grafisk-kunst.dk
BKF / Billedkunstnernes Forbund /The Danish Artist Association
DG / Danske Grafikere/Danish Graphic Artists
Artists Space, New York, NY,
USA Artist Books 3.0
EDMN / European Digital Media Network

Citat fra Lars Movin og Torben Christensen: Kunst & Video i Europa, Statens Museum for Kunst, 1996, side 79:
            "Andre pionerer i dansk videokunst er ... Torben Soeborg"
Quotation from Lars Movin and Torben Christensen: Art & Video in Europe, 1979, page 79 (Danish edition):
            "Other pioneers in Danish video art are ... Torben Soeborg"

Quotation from Slavko Kaunko: Closed Circuit Videoinstallationen, Logos Verlag, Berlin 2004, pagee 814:
            "Künstler wie Torben Søborg, N.J. Paik, E. Cameron, D. Froese, T. Oursler ..... A.s. Síden und viele andere beschäftigten sich mit den so wichtigen psychologischen
            Auswirkungen der Medien und ihr Verhalten, ihre Prioritäten und ihr Verhältnis zueinander"
            (see also page 505)


Video Art Screenings & Exhibitions:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Columbia, DDR, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, USSR and Yugoslavia.


Video Art Works on television:

DR-TV, Denmark, TV2-East, Denmark,   Bayerischer Rundfunk III, Germany, EZTV, California, USA, Cast Iron TV, New York, USA, Umeaa Cabel-television/Channel III, Sweden, Kuopio Cabel-televison, Finland, Greek Television, Greece


Video Art Prizes:

"Hjertepris", 1st Danish Videofestival / 2nd Danish Short Film Festival, Holbaek, Denmark, 1988
Prix Lago Maggiore, VideoArt '89 International Video Art Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 1989,
MSZP Szigitvár Special Prize, Retina '96 International Film & Video Festival, Szigetvár, Hungary, 1996
Honorable Prize of the City of Szigetvár, Hungary, 1996
DIJ Prize, Retina '98 International Film & Video Festival, Szigetvár, Hungary, 1998


Grants / Support

Fullbrihgt Cultural Exchane Program (Art), USa, 1962-63
Travel grants, The Danish Ministry of Culture and The Danish Film Institute
Production support, "Catalogue of Danish Video Art", The Danish Ministry of Culture, 1984
Produvction support, "Danish Video Magazine", The Danish Ministry of Culture,1980-84
Production support, 3d Graphic iInstallation, The Danish Art Foundation, 2010


Curator of exhibitions:

"Danish Video Art on the Glyptotek", Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, summer 1986 + summer 1987 + summer 1988 + summer 1989
"Danish Video Art 1979-1988", Vejle Art Museum, Vejle, Denmark, 1988
"Art Video Danois", Musee des Beaux-Arts, Mulhouse, France, 1988
"Art Video Danois", Videoeil, Lyon, France, 1988
The project "Video Art of the Month", different libraries in Denmark, 1991-93
Naestved International Mini Print Exhibition, Denmark, 2008
Exhibitions of fine art prints from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland & Finland at GrafikGalleriet, Næstved, Denmark, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Exhibitions of Danish fine art prints in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, 2012 , 2013


Jury Member:

VideoArt International Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 1989
Retina  '98 International Film & Video Festival, Szigetvár, Hungary, 1998
VideoLisboa International Festival, Lisboa, Portugal, 1999, (International Jury)


Represented in Video Art Magazines:

Infermental International Magazine on Video, Edition III, Budapest, Hungary, 1984
Videocongress 8, Metalanguage Edition, Cologne, Germany, 1985
Videocongress 9, Acquaintance of a Journey Edition, Cologne, Germany, 1986


Fine Art Print Exhibitions:

Book Art - Bookworks - Bookobjects, Hvidovre Kunstbibliotek, 1983
Book Art - Bookworks - Bookobjects, Galleri 25, Haderslev, 1983
Book Art - Bookworks - Bookobjects, Lyngby Kunstbibliotek, 1984
Book Art - Bookworks - Bookobjects, Gladsaxe Kunstbiblioek, 1984
Book Art - Bookworks - Bookobjects, Galleri Rampelyset, Silkeborg, 1984
Rajz, Internatinal Exhibition, Pécsi Galería, Pécs, Ungarn, 1984
Pcket Museum Sonde, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 1984
A Természet, International Exhibiton, Pécsi Galéria, Pécs, Ungarn, 1985
Pécsi Galéria, Pécs, Ungarn, 1986
Kunst 96 i Vestsjælland, Knabstrup, 1996
Kunst 2000 i Vestsjælland, Knabstrup, 2000
Det Røde Tårn, Slagelse, 2002
"Art To Day", Nordisk Kunstmesse, Køge, 2002
KUNST 2002 på Knabstrup Kultutfabrik, 2002
Amtsgården, Vestsjællands Amt, Sorø, 2002
Gammelgård, Herlev Kulturcenter, 2003
Amtsgården, Nykøbing Falster, 2003
Aalborg Kunstpavillon, 2003
"Konsensus", Rønnebæksholm Kunst- og Kulturcenter, 2004
"Out of Time" Grafikudstilling, Sygestalden, Grønnegades Kaserne, Nædstved, Denmark, 2004
Filosofgangen, Odense, 2005
Langebæk Kulturforum, Langebæk Rådhus, 2006
Old Inlet Print Co-Op, Homer, Alaska, USA, 2006
Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2006
5th International Lithographic Symposium, Tidaholm, Sverige, 2006
Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2006
Rainbow Building Gallery, Univ. of Miami, Florida, USa, 2006
DEN ÅRLIGE, Kalvehave, (Køng, Stege, Vordingborg), 2006
Night of 1.000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, USA, 2006
Værkstederne på Jozséf Attila Museum, Makó, Ungarn, 2007
Værkstederne på Danske Institut, Keckemet, Ungarn, 2007
Sev Shoon Arts Center, Seattle, Washington, USA,, 2007
Square Parts, Danske Grafikeres medlemsudstill., Kbh, 2007
Print Walls Gallery, Uni. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 2007
Gallery 214, PNCA, Portland, OR, USA, 2007
Night of 1.000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, USA, 2007
Rainbow Bldg. Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA, 2007-2008
Tryk på Tiden, Danske Grafikere, Vejle Kunstmuseum, 2008
Centre for the Arts, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2008
Tryk på Tiden, Danske Grafikere, Palacio Gustavo Capanena, Rio de Jainero, Brasilien, 2008
Pratt Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA, 2008
Næstved International Mini Print Exhibition, Rønnebæksholm Kunst og Kulturcenter,
             Næstved, Danmarrk, 2008
Tryk på Tiden, Danske Grafikere, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, 2008
Frie Spor i det Åbne, Boderne / Næstved Museum, Danmark,2008
Casade Print Exchange, Corvallis Arts Center, Origon, USA, 2008
Oregon Ink Spot, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR, USA, 2008
Oregon Ink Spot, Arts East, La Grande, OR, USA, 2008
Frie Spor i det Åbne, Grafik i Väst, Göteborg, Sverige, 2008
Tryk på Tiden, Danske Grafikere. Chongqing Prov. Art Museum, Chongqing, Sichuan, Kina, 2008
100 Dänishe Grafiken, Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Tyskland, 2008
FællesVærk, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Danmark, 2008
Night of 1.000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, USA, 2008
Oregon Ink Spot, Earth & Vine, Baker City, OR, USA, 2009
Tryk på Tiden, Danijas Kulturas Instituts, Riga, Letland, 2009
Tryk på Tiden, Kraslava, Letland, 2009
Tryk på Tiden Projekt Loft Etagi, Sct. Petersborg, Rusland, 2009
Tryk på Tiden, Det Estiske Nationalbibliotek, Tallinn, Estland, 2009
Tryk på tiden, Zielona Goraa, Polen, 2009
Green Door IPE, Darby, UK, 2009
Czas. 117 grafik z Danii, BWA, Zielona Gora, Polen. 2009
Print Zero Studios Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA, 2009
Fifth Parellel Gallery, Regina, Canada, 2009
International Print Festival, Chongqing Art Museum, China, 2009
Huellas graficas Exposicion International Miniprint, Bogota, Columbia, 2009
Tryk på Tiden, M.K.Ciurlioni National Art Museum, Kaunas,Liauen, 2009-10
Tryk på Tiden,Galleri Tianika, Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius, Litauen, 2009-10
Mouse Print Gallery, Concordia University., Montreal, Canada, 2009-010
SUNY Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2010
Tryk på Tiden, Danske Grafikere, Museum Sønderjylland - Tønder Kunstmuseum, 2010
Oregon Ink Spot, Nightingale Gallery, La Grande, OR, USA, 2010
Tryk på Tden. Dansk festival, Budapest, Ungarn, 2010
VAND, grafiske værker, Næstved Museum Boderne, Danmark, 2010
Tryk på Tiden, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Danmark, 2010
Sommerudstilling 2010, Masnedøfortet, Danmark, 2010
6th International Lithographic Symposium / Konstlitografiska Museet, Tidaholm, Sverige, 2010
Green Door IPE, Darby, UK, 2010
Tryk på Tiden, Spring Festival, NationalSzecheny Library, Budapest, Ungarn, 2010
Penang International Print Exhibition 2010, Penang, Malaysia, 2010
Grafik 10-23. Årets udvalgte grafik 2010, GrafikGalleriet, Næstved, Danmark, 2010
Danske Grafikere, Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm, Sverige, 2010
Tryk på Tiden, Ramygala - Lituisk Kulturby, Bistrampolis, Litauen, 2010-11
Tryk på Tiden,Kulturhuset Siilagaliai & Kulturhuset Ramygala, 2010-11
Tryk på Tiden,  Bygalleriet, Naujamiesis, Litauen , 2011
Tryk på Tiden, Public Library & Palace of Culture, Taurages, Litauen, 2011
Tryk på Tiden,, Rigional Museum, Kelme, Liyauen, 2011
Tryk på Tiden, M.K. Sarbievijus Culture Center, Kraziai,Litauen, 2011
[10 grafikere], GrafikGalleriet, Næstved. Danmark, 2011
NONN - en lille kunstfestival, Næstved Kunstforening, Næstved, Danmark, 2011
Return to sender, Danske Grafikeres Hus, København, Danmark, 2011
Oregon Ink Spot, La Grande, OR, USA, 2011
Printmaking Update - Danish Graphic, Dansish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2011-12
[40 x 40], GrafikGallerieet, Næstved, 2011-12
Sommerudstillingen, Masnedøfortet, 20126x6x2015,
Oregon Ink Spot, La Grande, OR, USA, 2012
PrintZero Studio, Seattle, Wa, USa, 2012
11 danske grafikere, NG / Norske Grafikere, Oslo, Norge, 2012
Printmaking Update - Danish Graphic, Pittenween Arts Festival, Scotland, 2012
Grafisk Kunst, Kunstforeningen Foyer'en, Tåstrup. 2012
Grafik i Väst, Göteborg, Sverige, 2013
Icelandic Printmakers Association, Reykjavik, Island, 2013
Gennem brevsprækken, Danske Grafikeres Hus, København, Danmark, 2013
18. Intercâmbio Internacional de Miniarte 10 Anos IMAGINE! , Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013
ARTspace Original Print Exhibition, Chatam, Ontario, Canada, 2013
Sheffield International Artist's Book Exhibition, Sheffield, UK, 2013
Grafisk værksteds 25-års Jubilæums-udstillinger, Gallerie Dragehøj, Fensmark, 2013
Walkerville, Artscouncil Windsor & Region, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 2013
To grafikere - to udtryk, GrafikGalleriet, Næstved, Danmark, 2014 
Sommerudstilling, Masnedøfortet, Danmak, 2014
Årets arbejder i udvalg, GrafikGalleriet, Næstved, Danmark, 2014
SNAP TO GRID, lacda / Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA, 2014-15
6x6x2015, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA, 2015
The 7:th International Lithographic Symposium, Tidaholm, Sweden, 2015
BOOK FIRE Artist's Book Project, Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia, 2015
Sheffield International Artist's Book Exhibition, Sheffield, UK, 2015
ARTspace Original  Print Exhibition, Chatam, Ontario, Canada, 2015
NEW YORK International Miniature Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, USA, 2015
RUM - Six Local Artists, Kultunariet, Haslev, Denmark, 2015
SNAP TO GRID, lacda / Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA, 2015-16
BOOK FIRE, Bogolubov Library of Art, Moscoww, Russia, 2016
SKOV AF TRYK, DG, KunstCenter Silkeborg Bad, Denmark, 2016
6x6x16 Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA, 2016
International Mini Print Biennial, Seacourt Print Studio, Bangor, Northern Ireland, 2016
International Mini Print Biennial, McWilliam Gallery & Down Art Centre, Banbridge, Northern Ireland, 2016
Pocket Museum, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark, 2016
Inspiration Öland, Carlas Cafe / Galleri, Näsby, Öland, Sweden, 2016
Fotogravure, Member-exhibition, GrafikGalleriet, Print Studio for Artists, Næstved, Denmark, 2016
SNAP TO GRID, lacda / Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA, 2016
Fotogravure - grafisk værksted \ NÆSTVED, Kulturloftet, St. Heddinge, Denmark, 2017
Double Yolk Print Out Exhibition, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, 2017
FORÅRSUDSTILLING, GrafikGalleriet, Print Studio for Artists, Næstved, Denmark, 2017
6x6x17, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY, USA, 2017
Inspiration Öland, Haslev Bibliotek Galleri, Haslev, Denmark, 2017

Se også listen på torben-soeborg-ny-udstil


Special works

Illustrations and strip cartoons to the Scout Magazine "Væbneren" and books from the publishing firm Spejderforlaget, 1960-68
Video Performance: "Felt, ca. 2 kvadratmeter", Umeå, 1982
Video Installations:  Belgien, 2000; Danmark, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1996, 2000; Finland,1983, Frankrig, 2003,
Grækenland, 1990; Sverige,1982, 1986
"Katalog over dansk videoknst / Catalogue of Danish Videoart". 1983
"Dansk Video Tidsskrift" / Danish Video Magazine (editor / lay-out.), 1080-84
Poster, Musée des Beau-Arts, Mulhouse, etc., 1988
"Video + kunst = videokunst", video factory publisher, 2006
"om - OM VDEOKUNST [overvejelser/synspunkter/etc]", video factory publisher, 2006
"SUSÅEN NÆSTVED ... a 3D graphic installation", videofabrikken 2011
"Inspiration ÖLAND - Torben Søborg GRAFIK / PRINTS", videofabrikken, 2008-2012
"At skabe grafik - nogle [ufuldstændige] meta overvejelser over egen praksis og metoder", videofabrikken, 2011
Posters and catalogues for for grafisk værksted \ NÆSTVED - Print Studio for Artists and GrafikGalleiet, Næstved, Denmark


Represented with works:

Print collection, Vejle Art Museum Denmark
The Danish Museum of Posters,  Århus, Denmark
Collection of Artist's Books, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
Miniprint Archives, grafisk værksted \ NÆSTVED, Denmark
Miniprint Archives, ARTspace, Chatham, Ontario, Canada
"50 / 50 A survey of ContemporaryPrintmaking" - edit. Jerremy Cody, Chicago, Il, USA, 2010
PACE / Processual Arts Center of Excllence, Department for Art and Cuture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark