birgitte moos chalcraft

Curriculum VITAE

E d u C a t i o N

2017 - 2020  

University of Aarhus, Copenhagen. Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MOPP)

Qualifications:.Mastery training which is explicitly based on my work experience within interdisciplinary set design, visual arts, research and artistic project management, using theories, methods, models, and concepts from positive psychology to perspective my practice

Thesis: »How to bring an interdisciplinary team of theatre artists in team flow?«

Building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions                                   


1993 - 1998  

The Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design and Preservation, Copenhagen. Master (Cand. Design)

Qualifications:  Spatial design that crosses the boundaries of architecture, landscape, interior and set design, as well as public art. Specialized and in-depth knowledge of theatre and performance history, and methods

Thesis: »The Hamlet Machine«. Interdisciplinary set design, including costume and lighting design, inside Valby Gas Container


1997             .

Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule der Künste), Institute for Performing Arts, Berlin in Professor Achim Freyer ́s master class   Qualifications: Scenography and painting, »Gesamtkunstwerk«, postdramatic-theatre, Greek tragedies, opera and interdisciplinary art


1995 - 1996      .

Berlin Weissensee Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin. Interdiscplinary set design and visual arts


    S u P p l e M e n t a r y  T r a I n I n G 


Center for Human Potential. Transcend course: The New Science of Self-Actualization. Certified by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman   


The Danish School of Media and Journalism, Copenhagen. Specialized Journalism


The Multimedia Institute, Copenhagen

4 1/2 months full-time training in virtual visualization and digital design. Web design, digital imaging, 3D modeling and animation (AutoCad, 3D StudioMax, Dreamweaver and Photoshop)

SOLO  E x h I B I t i o n S  ///  A r T   E V e n T s


Brick Lane Bookshop, London. Boscombe Revolution Issue 3: Gender & Revolution, »White Cows«


Duke of York, Bristol. Boscombe Revolution Issue 3: Gender & Revolution, »White Cows«



Jess Projects, L.A. Site-specific pop-up installation done in recycled materials, »White Cows«


The Mike Kelley Gallery (Beyond Baroque), Venice Beach, L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«. With Bob Branama (aka Barbitol Bob)                           


2013             .

Downtown Art Walk Lounge, Maldef Building, Downtown L.A. »The Featured Artist of LA«. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«


2012 - 2013  

LA, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. Street art, »White Cows«        



Zip Fusion, The Arts District, Downtown L.A. Site-specific permanent installation, »Sampled Asia«. Set design, visual art, and light staged as a performative space using recycled materials         


Caporale Bleicher Gallery, Hollywood L.A. »Anachronious Mind Tree«. Audience interactive 3D paintings, simulating neural connection networks used in AI modeling

Novel Gallery, The Arts District, Downtown L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«


2011 - 2014      .

Skid Row, Downtown L.A. Site-specific audience interactive performance installation, »People Come Back, Transformed«.

The urban location planned at street level in Skid Row created real-time performances, in documentary theatre. Participants are homeless in Skid Row and pedestrians passing by the installation



Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Downtown L.A. Driven to Abstraction. Paintings, »My bloody Black Valentine«



Edgar Varela Fine Arts, Downtown L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«                



Galleri Westphall, Copenhagen. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«. Three-person show


Hotel Fox, Copenhagen. Paintings        




    G r o u P   E x H i b i t I o n S


Art Share Gallery, The Arts District Downtown L.A. Root Systems. Paintings, »White Cows«



Room & Board, The Arts District Downtown L.A. Art Benefit for Los Angeles Family Housing. Paintings, »People Come Back, Transformed«          


Art Share Gallery, The Arts District Downtown L.A. MUSE-ings. Painting, »People Come Back, Transformed«



Art Share Gallery, The Arts District Downtown L.A. Christmas Show. Paintings, »Transformed Memory«


Art Share Gallery, The Arts District Downtown L.A. The Arts District Winterfest. Painting, »Deconstructed Sunflower«

Jubilee Music and Arts Festival, The Arts District, Downtown L.A. Painting, »Molecule of Your Spirit«



7th BERLIN BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 2012. ArtWiki. Internet Installation, »People Come Back, Transformed«


Crewest Gallery, Downtown L.A. Top of the Dome 9. Sculpture, »Skull Bank Hamlet«


Art Share Gallery, The Arts District Downtown L.A., LOT 613, Downtown, L.A. The Arts District Winterfest. Paintings, »SugarShock«



Veletrzni Palace, Czech National Gallery, Prague. Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Drawings


Højbygaard Sugar and Paper Factory, Museum Lolland Falster. Light Over Lolland. Set design as Art. Site-specific installation, »SugarShock«


Project Room, Berlin. The Fridge Project. Photography



Bleicher Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, L.A. Micro Gestalt, and Burned Fingers. Paintings, »BlackOut«


Art Share Gallery, The Arts District Downtown, L.A. Arts District Winterfest. Paintings, »Memory«


The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Transit Station DE. Performance, »Mani-Fest«.      


Optical Allusion Gallery, The Arts District Downtown L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«


Spring Arts Tower, Downtown Artwalk, L.A. Site-specific installation, »Cunt-Fetti«. Collaboration with Trine Koester and Tilde Bay

Zirrat Bankasi Museum, Ankara. Trade Show. Object, »Made in China«

ISIK University Gallery, Istanbul. 11th International Istanbul Biennial Parallel Exhibition. Trade Show. Object, »Made in China«




A w a r d S,  N o m i N a t I o n S,  S c h o l a R S h I p S,  G r a n t S  &  A r t I s T  i n                R e s i D e n c i e S


Downtown Artwalk, The Maldef Building, L.A. The Featured Artist of LA                                                            


Saatchi Online, London. Open Call for Abstract Art. Nominee, shortlisted. Paintings, »SugarShock«                                      


THE 32ND ANNUAL LA WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS OF BEST THEATRE IN LA. Nominated for best set design of the year in LA: Birgitte Moos, »The Arsonists«, The Odyssey Theatre



Los Angeles Times. Critics Choice for set design: Birgitte Moos, »The Arsonists«, Odyssey Theatre 


The Watermill Center (Robert Wilson), Southhampton, NY, Artist/Scholar in Residence         


Winner of Rogue Monk T-shirt print design competition


University of Southern California, Division of Digital Arts, L.A. Scholar in Residence. Research in VR, Stereoscopic Animation, Maya, Director and After Effects             


Beckett Foundation, Travel Grant


Knud Højgårds Foundation, Travel Grant

Nordic Film Foundation, Travel Grant

Denmarks Nationalbank's Jubilee Foundation, Travel Grant


Augustinus Foundation, Travel Grant


Danish Set Designers Foundation, Travel Grant

Nordea Denmark Foundation, Travel Grant

Danish Employers' Jubilee Foundation, Travel Grant


Knud Højgårds Foundation, Travel Grant


Grand Prize Winner of Close-Up Shorts Competition, »Lack of Oxygen«. Director Christian Fonnesbech. Set- and costume design



Danish Design Foundation, Scholarship for studying abroad

DAAD, Scholarship                                                                       



S e T   D e s I g N


Jess Projects, L.A. Video, »Thieves«. Director Jessica Shokrian. Set designer, concept and performer  



Son of Semele Theater, L.A. »Civilization«. Director Don Boughton. Interdisciplinary set design as a fusion between set design, interactive installation art and paintings 



The Burning Opera Company, L.A. »The Sufferings of Joe Bean«. Set design concept



Odyssey Theater, L.A. »The Arsonists«. Director Ron Sossi. Set design



Cantabile2 Theater, Copenhagen. Kaleidoskop K2. »The Beggars Opera«. Director Nullo Facchini. Set and costume design  



Ark Theater, L.A. »Frozen«. Director Paul Wagar. Set design


Ark Theater, L.A. »The Fox«. Director David Grammer. Set design


Media City Stages, Set Masters, Universal Studios, VPS Productions, Glendale Studios, L.A. Production designer assistant for Roger C. Ambrose on commercials and music videos


Stage design to Alien Chatter´s »Music For Aliens« tour, for Satnam S. Ramgotra (Co-composer of Film scores with Hans Zimmer amo.)



The Other Opera, Copenhagen. »Bridge of Sighs«. Set and costume design concept


2000 - 2001      .

Tristone, Copenhagen. Interactive gamification and TV Intertainment. Lead Designer



Cantabile2 Theater, Copenhagen. Kaleidoskop, Junge Hunde Festival, Finland and Sweden. »Agnes«. Director Nullo Facchini. Set and costume design


Nordic Film, Copenhagen. Shortfilm »Kimera«. Director Christian Fonnesbech. Production design


Deutsches Theater, Berlin. »Oedipus«. Director Alexander Lang. Set design Assistant for Professor Volker Pfüller


ArT  T a l k S /// LecturInG, ReseArcH etc ...



Foreningen for Social Innovation (FFSI), Copenhagen  

Responsibilities: Key Researcher in positive psychology and new motivational theories


2015 - 2021      .

Independent research and artistic development of »hamlet_ex_tender«. Further development of my thesis »Hamletmachine«



University of La Verne, Department of Theatre Arts, La Verne, CA, USA                                       

Responsibilities: Organising teaching content and lecturing in interdisciplinary set design for performance art and experimental                       theatre 


Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art. Critics & Cocktails. On The intersection between Live Art, Art Writing & the discursive sphere


Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art. Taking Writing for a Walk. Masterclass during 8 weeks, facilitated by Artist in Residence Mary Paterson

The Mike Kelley Gallery (Beyond Baroque), Venice Beach, LA. Artist Talk »Memory Palace Series«                                 

2004 - 2014      .

Station Next, Zentropa, Filmtown, Hvidovre, Denmark                                                                   

Responsibilities: Freelance teacher, workshop facilitator and organizer of teaching content in arthouse film set design for 7-10                       class elementary school pupils     


2012 - 2014      .

University of La Verne, Department of Theatre Arts, Bureau on Social Research Unit, LA. Think Tank Member, Social Art, Performative Architecture & Performance Studies - Interdisciplinarity and Community in Performing Arts 



The Watermill Center (Robert Wilson), Southhampton, NY, Artist in Residence

Responsibilities: Research in Robert Wilsons image theatre for a textbook on set design, »Revolutionary Spaces - interdisciplinary                     set design after post-dramatic theater«. Lecture on the research for Columbia University Alumni and the public


Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Art lecture



University of Southern California, Division of Digital Arts, L.A. Scholar in Residence during 6 months

Responsibilities: Research virtual reality as experience environment, 3-D design, stereoscopic animation and immersive art


1998 - 2000      .

Public Information Association and Workers' Information Association, Copenhagen                             

Responsibilities: Adult educator and organizer of workshops in artistic methods, drawing and creative techniques




    W r I t I n g S


Art Book, »People Come Back, Transformed« (to be published)



Børsens Digital Culture Magazine, article, »The Art Scene of Los Angeles«


2016 -            .

Docufiction, »Life as an Artist in LA - the real story« (not finished yet)


Columbia University, NYC. Accepted Ph.D. proposal »Revolutionary Spaces - interdisciplinary set design after post- dramatic theater«

2010 -            

The Watermill Center, Southhampton, NY. Text Book »Revolutionary Spaces - interdisciplinary set design after post-dramatic theater« (unpublished)



Citizen Magazine, Downtown LA. Review of »The Ring Cycle«, directed by Achim Freyer at LA Opera



Citizen Magazine, Downtown LA. Review of »Parsifal«, directed by Robert Wilson at LA Opera



Film manuscript »Endless Rape Romance«


»Transcending images and symbols in the Millennium epoch of Hollywood movies«