CV

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 


2021            

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


2016

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


2000            

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


2015             

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

                                                               

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

 

2014             

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«        

 

2012              

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

 

2011              

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

 

2009              

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

 

2008              

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


2015             

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

                                                                        

2014             

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«

                                                      

2013             

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«

                                                   

2012             

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«

 

2011             

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

 

2010             

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



2013             

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


2012             

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


2011             

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


Stage and Cinema. THEATER IN LOS ANGELES NOMINEE: THEATER OF THE YEAR

 

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


2010             

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

 

Winner of Rogue Monk T-shirt print design competition


2003             

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


2002             

Augustinus Foundation, Travel Grant

          

Danish Set Designers Foundation, Travel Grant


Nordea Denmark Foundation, Travel Grant


Danish Employers' Jubilee Foundation, Travel Grant


2001              

Knud Højgårds Foundation, Travel Grant


1999             

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

                                                                                                                             

1996             

Danish Design Foundation, Scholarship for studying abroad


DAAD, Scholarship                                                                       

 


                        


S e T   D e s I g N


2014             

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

                                                                                                                               

2013             

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

                                                                                                                                               

2012             

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

                                                  

2011             

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

 

2010

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

                                                 

2003             

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.)

 

2002             

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

  

2000 - 2001      .

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

 

1999             

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


1996             

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

                                 



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

                             

2017             

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«

 

2014             

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. Liveart.dk. 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 

 

2010             

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

 

2003             

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


2022              

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

 

2019             

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)


2011             

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)

                   

2009             

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

 

2008             

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

 

2004             

Film manuscript »Endless Rape Romance«


2002             

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