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birgitte moos chalcraft

Curriculum VITAE




E d u c a t I o n 


2017 - 2020      .University of Aarhus, Copenhagen. Master of Positive Psychology (MOPP)

Qualifications:     .Mastery training which is explicitly based on the student's work experience (in my case interdisciplinary set                         design, visual arts, and project management), using theories, methods, models, and concepts from positive                         psychology to perspective thestudent's practice

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

                   Building on the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development (UN SDG) 

 

1993 - 1998      .The Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design and Preservation, Copenhagen. Master, Set design (MA/CAND)

Qualifications:     .Specialized and in-depth knowledge of theatre and performance history, and methods

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

                                                                      

1997             .Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule der Künste), Institute for Performing Arts, Berlin. Master student in                       Professor Achim Freyer ́s 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. Scholarship. The New Science of Self-Actualization. Certified Transcender by                           Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman   


2016              The Danish School of Media and Journalism, Copenhagen. Specialized Journalism


2000              The Multimedia Institute, Copenhagen

Qualifications:      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                     Branaman (Barbitol Bob)                           

                                                      

2013             .Downtown Art Walk Lounge, Maldef Building, 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, 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«

                                                                            

2007 - 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, L.A. Driven to Abstraction. Paintings, »My bloody Black Valentine«

 

2009              Edgar Varela Fine Arts, L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«                

 

2008              Galleri Westphall, Copenhagen. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«. Three-person show

 

                   Hotel Fox, Copenhagen. Paintings

 

2007              Bedlam Gallery, L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«  

 

                   Santa Fe Art Colony, L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«

 

                   Phantom Galleries, L.A. Painting installation, »The Memory Palace Series«

 

2006              410 BOYD, L.A. Paintings, »Dopamine Love« (»Repulsive Repetitions Series«)

 

2004              Spring Arts Tower, L.A. Paintings, »Fallen Angels«                                                                                                              

2003              Nikolaj Church, Copenhagen. Paintings, »Fallen Angels«                                                         

                   Langelinje Pavillion, Copenhagen. Paintings, »Fallen Angels«

 

1997              The Video Gallery, Berlin. Video, »be-long-island« with Susanne Nissen

 

1992              Art Hall Charlottenborg’s Autumn Exhibition, Copenhagen. Performance, »Corpus In C« Synthetic Realism.                           Performance art, audience interactive and implementing the exhibition's other works          

                                

                              

 

    G r o u p  E x h I b I T I o n s


2015              Art Share Gallery, L.A. Root Systems. Paintings, »White Cows«                                                                        

2014              Room & Board, L.A. Art Benefit for Los Angeles Family Housing. Paintings, »People Come Back, Transformed«          

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

2013              Art Share Gallery, L.A. Christmas Show. Paintings, »Transformed Memory«

 

                   Art Share Gallery, 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, open call. ArtWiki. Internet Installation, »People Come                     Back, Transformed«

 

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

 

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

 

2011              Veletrzni Palace, Czech National Gallery, Prag. Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Drawings

                               

                   Højbygaard Sugar and Paper Factory in collaboration with 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 LA, 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, 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

                            

2009              410 Boyd, L.A. The Rat Pack. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«    

 

                   Stella Dottir Gallery, L.A. 1st Annual Sunflower Festival. Painting, »Deconstructed Sunflower«

 

                   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«  

                   

                   City of Brea Art Gallery, Orange County, CA. Open Call. For Love or Money. Paintings, »Dopamine Love« 

                             

                   Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Barnsdall Art Park, L.A. Open Call. Painting

 

                   Pershing Square (L.A. Town Spuare), L.A. Autumn Lights. Site-specific paintings, »Fake it Till You Make it«

 

                   Factory Place Gallery,­ L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«                     

 

                   Katalyst Foundation for the Arts, L.A. Ma Vie Erotique. Paintings, »Pleasure Guilt Syndrome Series«

 

                   The Hive Gallery, L.A. Girls Drawin’ Girls. Drawings, »Viking Woman«                        

 

                   Contemporanea Gallery, L.A. Paintings, »Bio Tele Vision«. With Robert Reynolds and Gottfried Helnwein

 

2008             .I-5 Gallery, The Brewery, L.A. Drawings, »Greek Myths«                                                              

                   Pershing Square (L.A. Town Spuare), L.A. Art Squared. Paintings, »Dopamine Love« (»Repulsive Repetitions                         Series«)

 

                   Lacy Street Arts Complex, L.A. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«    

 

2007              Goethe Institute, Brussels. Visual Arts and Politics. Paintings, »Untitled«

 

                   Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Barnsdall Art Park, L.A. Open Call. Painting, »White Cows«

                                

                   Two07 Gallery, NYC. History of Conspiracy Theories. Object, »Conspiracy Puzzle«

 

                   The Biscuit Factory, L.A. LA Magazine Event. Paintings, »The Memory Palace Series«. With Richard Ankron,                         Robert Reynolds, Shepard Fairey, and Cyril Helnwein                                           

                              

                   Hangar 1018 Gallery, L.A. Where is LA? Painting, »White Cows«

 

                   Junglerush Gallery, L.A. The Love Show. Paintings, »Pleasure Guilt Syndrome Series«            

 

                   Hive Gallery, L.A. Paintings, »Pleasure Guilt Syndrome Series«

 

2006              Regent Gallery, L.A. Book Illustrations, and Books as Illustrations. Drawing, »Centaur«

 

                   M.J. Higgins Gallery, L.A. Far and Wide. Paintings, »Dopamine Love« (»Repulsive Repetitions Series«) and                           »Pleasure Guilt Syndrome Series«. With Richard Godfrey and Moris Tepper

 

                   Bedlam Gallery, L.A. Spy Versus Spy. Painting, »Element of Crime«

 

                   Santa Monica Art Studios, L.A. Paintings, »Site-specifics«. With Trine Wejp Olsen

 

                   Caltrans Plaza, L.A. Grey Gardens. Paintings, »Pleasure Guilt Syndrome Series«

 

                   Bedlam Gallery, L.A. Beauty & the Beast. Paintings, »Dopamine Love« 

 

                   Junglerush Gallery, L.A. Red. Painting, »Every Day has it's Price«

 

2005              M.J. Higgins Gallery, L.A. New Orleans Katarina Tsunami Fundraiser. Painting, »Katarina & the Waves«

                                

                   Spring Arts Tower, L.A. CREATE FIXATE. Paintings, »Low, or No Profile«

 

                   Kings Street Gallery, Amsterdam. Paintings, »2020 Visions«

 

                   Danish Furniture Design Showroom, Culver City, L.A. Paintings, »Retro pro Spective«                                                              

                   Carolina Gallery, Studio City, L.A. Paintings, »Fallen Angels«        

 

                   Dannerhouse, Copenhagen. Open call. Photography, »Women Focusing«

 

                   Don O'Melveny Gallery, Hollywood, L.A. Buddha Lounge. Paintings, »Fallen Angels«. Three-person show

 

                   University of Southern California, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, L.A. Stereoscopic                     3D animation, »Dreamwaves


1998              Øksnehallen, Copenhagen. Graduate exhibition from the Royal Danish Academy of the Arts, »Hamletmachine«

                                        

                   Cafe Krasnapolsky, Copenhagen. Objects, »Three Dimensional Paintings - Pixel Art«. With Sabina Mlejnek 


1997              Glassalen, Copenhagen. Site-specific audience interactive installation, »Time is Now/ALT2000«

 

1991              Brøndsalen, Frederiksberg Gardens, Copenhagen. Performance, »Corpus in C - Synthetic Realism«


                   Borups Highschool, Copenhagen. Performance, »Corpus in C - Synthetic Realism«

 

 


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


2021              Dr. Scott Barry Kaufmann, Scholarship to his Transcend course


2013              Downtown Artwalk, The Maldef Building, L.A. The Featured Artist of LA                                                            

2012              Saatchi Online, London. Open Call for Abstract Art. Winner, shortlisted. Paintings, »SugarShock«                                      

2011              LA Weekly. THE 32ND ANNUAL LA WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS OF BEST THEATRE IN LA. Nominated for best                       set design: 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         

 

                   Rogue Monk, L.A. Winner of Rogue Monk T-shirt print design competition


2003              University of Southern California, Division of Digital Arts, L.A. Scholar in Residence during 6 months                                 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 Rights 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                         design, light nd costume design

                                                                                                                              1996              Danish Design Foundation, Scholarship for studying abroad


                   DAAD, Scholarship                                                                       

 

1986              Metropolitan Highschool's Honorary Grant


                        


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                                                  

2010              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  

                           

2007 - 10         LA Edge, L.A. Production designer at several webisodes

 

2006              Ark Theater, L.A. »Sexual Perversities in Chicago«. Director Paul Wagar. Set design                                 

                   Ark Theater, L.A. »The Death of an Anarchist«. Director Georgia Harell. Set design                               

2005              Ark Theater, L.A. »Frozen«. Director Paul Wagar. Set design

                                                                                   

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

 

2004              TV-2 (Danish National TV), Copenhagen. Visual concept developer

 

2003 - 04         Media City Stages, Set Masters, Universal Studios, VPS Productions, Glendale Studios, L.A. Production designer                     assistant for Roger C. Ambrose on many commercials and music videos

 

2003              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. Three-day Symposium 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 inResidence Mary Paterson

                                                              

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

2004 - 2014      .Station Next, 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

 

2009              Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), LA. Art guide

 

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


2021              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. Ph.D. proposal »Revolutionary Spaces - interdisciplinary set design after post-                             dramatic theater«


2010              RUC, Performance Design. Ph.D. proposal »Revolutionary Spaces - interdisciplinary set design after

                   post-dramatic theater«


2010 -            .Text Book »Revolutionary Spaces - interdisciplinary set design after post-dramatic theater« (unpublished)                    

2009              Citizen Magazine, LA. Review of »The Ring Cycle«, directed by Achim Freyer at LA Opera

 

2006              Citizen Magazine, LA. Review of »Parsifal«, directed by Robert Wilson at LA Opera

 

2004              Film manuscript »Endless Rape Romance«


2002              The Royal Danish College of Art, Copenhagen. Ph.D. proposal »Transcending religious symbols in the Millennium                     epoch of Hollywood movies«