MOLLY SODA

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BIOGRAPHY

The first encounter with the web-cam performance artist Molly Soda’s work will probably not occur in a traditional gallery or museum setting, and may not even occur within a typical art context at all. Instead Soda has generated a significant online following, sharing her web-based performances across social media platforms including Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. Through opening up and expressing her vulnerability online, via the private space of her bedroom, Soda explores the technological mediation of self-identity, contemporary feminism, culture and perversion.

Soda was born Amalia Soto in 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently lives and works in New York. She received her B.F.A in Photography and Imaging from Tish School of Art, New York University in 2011. Soda gained repute through participating in Paddles On!, the first ever digital art auction and gallery show held at Phillips auction house, New York, in 2013. There, she sold her piece Inbox Full (2013), an eight-hour webcam video of Soda reading all of the messages in her Tumblr inbox.

Since 2015 her work has been represented by Annka Kultys Gallery. The artist has had three gallery solo exhibitions, including the recent show Me and My Gurls in 2018, Comfort Zone in 2016 and From My Bedroom to Yours in 2015 which was her first ever presentation and was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with three original essays.

Previous solo shows  include Me and My Gurls, Annka Kultys Gallery, London (2018);  I’m just happy to be here, Brooklyn (2017); Comfort Zone, Annka Kultys Gallery, London (2016) and From My Bedroom to Yours, Annka Kultys Gallery, London (2016). She has participated in several group shows internationally. Recent group shows include seeping upwards, rupturing the surface at Art Gallery of Mississagua, Mississagua, Canada, (2018); Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0, Museum der bildenden Künste, Liepzig, Germany, (2018); digital_self, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, (2017); Your Digital Self Hates You, Stadt Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2016); Doubly So, Detroit, (2016); The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Seoul (2015); Like 2 B Liked, Kopenhagen, Denmark.  She remains active on Tumblr and Twitter, and regularly publishes on NewHive.


SELECTED WORKS

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
Cringe Warning
2017
Video, 15 min 55 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(MSod090.17)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
HUGE! GIF HAUL!
2017
Video, 30 min 40 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(MSod091.17)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
Girl Blowing Balloons
2018
C – Type print on aluminum
30 x 50.8 cm
(11 3/4 x 20 in)
Unique
(MSod094.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
Bear
2018
C – Type print on aluminum
28.5 x 50.8 cm
(11 1/4 x 20 in)
Unique
(MSod095.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
Me Singing Stay By
Rihanna
2018
Video, 4 min 28 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(MSod100.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
TGIF
2018
Print on acrylic
43.1 x 38.1 cm
(17 x 15 in)
Unique
(MSod098.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
Fantasy
2018
Print on acrylic
38.1 x 40.6 cm
(15 x 16 in)
Unique
(MSod097.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MOLLY SODA
#NewProfilePic
2018
Video, 4 min 00 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(MSod.101.18)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
Our Song
2015
http://newhive.com/mollysoda/our-song NewHive Page and YouTube video, 15 min 11 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 2 AP
(MSod006.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
wrong wrong wrong
2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS- GU4PQembs
Video, 2 min 19 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 2 AP
(MSod020.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
I’m A Loner Dottie
2016
C-Type print on aluminium
55.2 x 31 cm
(21 3/4 x 12 1/4 in)
Unique
(MSod029.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
Aspiring Spinster
2016
C-Type print on aluminium
55.2 x 31 cm
(21 3/4 x 12 1/4 in)
Unique
(MSod30.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
WRU?
2016
C-Type print on aluminium
42.7 x 64.4 cm
(16 13/16 x 25 in)
Unique
(MSod033.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
All I Have Is My Phone
2016
Video, 5 min 58 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 1AP
(MSod040.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
Come To My Window
2016
Video, 22 min 2 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 1AP
(MSod041.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
Sad Clown Makeup Tutorial
2016
Video, 17 min 1 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 1AP
(MSod047.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
I Would
2016
Video, 4 min 51 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 1AP
(MSod051.16)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
We’ve All Been There
2016
Video, 5 min 39 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 1AP
(MSod052.16)

For more information about available works, please contact sales@annkakultys.com


PAST EXHIBITIONS AT ANNKA KULTYS

MOLLY SODA | ME AND MY GURLS

10  MAY – 16 JULY 2018

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

 

MOLLY SODA | COMFORT ZONE

14  OCTOBER – 12 NOVEMBER 2016

Annka Kultys Gallery

 

MOLLY SODA | FROM MY BEDROOM TO YOURS

25 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016

Annka Kultys Gallery

 

Annka Kultys Gallery