MOLLY SODA

Annka Kultys Gallery


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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 two gallery solo exhibitions, including 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 at the gallery include From My Bedroom to Yours and Comfort Zone. She has participated in several group shows internationally, including Net [ ] Work: 24 hours of Contemporary Video Art, Los Angles, Your Digital Self Hates You, Stadt Bern (2016) in Bern, Switzerland; Doubly So in Detroit; The Wrong Digital Art Biennale (2015) in Seoul; Like 2 B Liked in Kopenhagen, Denmark.  She remains active on Tumblr and Twitter, and regularly publishes on NewHive.

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SELECTED WORKS

Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
He
2015
http://newhive.com/mollysoda/he NewHive page and YouTube Video, 5 min 18 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 2 AP
(MSod003.15)
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
i tried with you
2015
https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=jZOv5q376×U Video, 1 min 37 sec
Dimensions variable
Ed. of 3 + 2 AP
(MSod013.15)
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)
Annka Kultys Gallery
MOLLY SODA
Me, I love to laugh
2016
hair, resin, plastic, nail polish, lipstick, mascara, candy, paper, met, rubber, CD, glitter
55 x 55 x 5 cm
(21.5 x 21.5 x 2 in)
Unique
(Mood053.16)

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

 


SELECTED NEWS/PRESS

Inspiring Woman Web Series”

PBS, American Masters

20 December 2017


“Molly Soda, Internet Darling”

Redhawk Radio

7 November 2017


“Studio Visit: Molly Soda”

Elephant Magazine

25 October 2017


“CURRENTS”

FORGE. Art Magazine

20 October 2017


“PODCAST: Molly Soda”

Humor and the Abject, interview by Sean J Patrick Carney

9 October 2017


“How to put Internet art in a book”

The Verge, review by Kaitlyn Tiffany

1 October 2017


Shared – Curated by Molly Soda and Sara Sutterlin”

Published by Fireythings

16 September 2017


“Molly Soda in conversation with KPISS”

KPISS.fm

30 July 2017


“Internet Artist Molly Soda Talks Digital Graveyards, the Lost Art of Web Surfing, and Her First NYC Solo Show”

DRØME, interview by Wade Wallerstein

29 June 2017


“Hole in My Bucket”

StaiZitta, commissioned video

29 June 2017


“I Wish All Roses Were Microphones”

Molly Soda, self-published new video

29 June 2017


“Molly Soda on How Social Media Changes Us IRL”

Artsy, interview by Casey Lesser

7 June 2017


“Molly Soda”

Forge Magazine, interview by Matthew James-Wilson

1 May 2017


“From MySpace to Instagram: Talking Internet Evolution with Molly Soda”

Fem Magazine, interview by Rebecca Vorich

24 April 2017


“Going back online- A chat with Molly Soda”

Widewalls, interview by Amar Priganica & Marie-Claire Gagnon

2 April 2017


” ‘Pics or It Didn’t Happen’ Shows What Instagram Shuts Out”

The Tangential

April 2017


“Check out Arvida Bystrom And Molly Soda’s Collection of Banned Instagram Photos”

Paper

15 March 2017


“The photographs of women’s bodies that instagram censored”

Artsy, review by Molly Gottshalk

13 March 2017


“Alone With Molly Soda”

Mask, interview by Randon Rosenbohm

28 February 2017


“Artists Explore Why We Act the Way We Do Online”

Man Repeller, interview by Hannah Keegan

16 February 2017


“7 Female Artists Turning Their Bedrooms Into Art”

Amuse, review by Charlotte Jansen

16 January 2017


Violette Collective interviews Molly Soda

VIOLETTE COLLECTIVE

17 November 2016


“Exhibition | Molly Soda – Comfort Zone”

Artefact Magazine, review by Iman El Kafrawi

7 November 2016


“Molly Soda: Comfort Zone”

TimeOut, review by Eddy Frenkel

27 October 2016


“Molly Soda: Comfort Zone”

February Stationary, review by Marianne Eloise

14 October 2016


“Molly Soda Challenges the Notion of Private Areas as Safe-Heavens”

Sleek, interview by Gloria Cadorna

13 October 2016


“Molly Soda’s Comfort Zone”

Artrabbit, review by Vivi Kallinikou

12 October 2016


“How Feminist Photography of the 1970’s Paved the Way for Women Artists Today”

Artsy, review by Charlotte Jansen

7 October 2016


“9 Emerging Artist You Need To Know About Right Now’

Artnet, review by Caroline Elbaor & Brian Boucher

28 July 2016


“Are Selfies Empowering for Women?”

The Guardian, review by Laura Bates

4 February 2016


“The Best Art Exhibition of 2016”

TimeOut, review by Eddy B Frankel

16 December 2016


“Molly Soda: From My Bedroom To Yours @ Annka Kultys Gallery”

East London Lines, review by Emilie Shane

09 Dec 2015


“Molly Soda”

1883 Magazine, review by Jacopo Nuvolari

30 Nov 2015


“Annka Kultys Gallery: Molly Soda ‘From My Bedroom to Yours’ (Until 16th January 2016)

Let’s Make Lots of Money, review by Issey Scott

28 November 2015


“Bedrooms, Karaoke and Glitter: Molly Soda Makes Her Solo Show Debut”

Art Slant, review by Charlotte Jansen

27 November 2015


“Molly Soda @ Annka Kultys”

The White Pube, review by Gabriella de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad

25 November 2016


“What Is It Like to Live Your Life Online”

Dazed, review by Ashleigh Kane

24 November 2015


“Meet Molly Soda, the Feminist Making Webcome Art For the Tumblr Generation”

Asks Likes, review by Ione Gamble

24 November 2015


“Molly Soda: From My Bedroom to Yours”

February Stationery, review by Marianne Haynes

24 November 2015


“Molly Soda: From My Bedroom To Yours”

AQNB

24 November 2016


“Molly Soda”

Ladygunn, interview by Koko Ntuen

6 Oct 2015


“You Can’t Censor This”

Dazed, review by Monique Todd

September 2015


“Why Are We So Obsessed With Self-Identification on Social Media?”

Creators Project, review by Andrew Nunes

20 August 2015


“47 Of Our Favourite Female Artists In One Amazing Show”

i–D, review by Emily Manning

30 July 2015


“Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To the Selfie?”

NPR, review by NPR Staff

27 July 2015


“Molly Soda Releases ‘I Don’t Want You To Miss Me’ Zine, Talks Recent Internet Controversy”

Bullett, review by Kayla Unnerstall

10 Jul 2015


“Cyber Feminist Molly Soda on How To Find Empowerment Online”

Galore, review by Maria Pasquini

08 July 2015


“Molly Soda Leaks Own Nudes, Internet Calls Her ‘Anti-Feminism”

Bullett, review by Kayla Unnerstall

10 June 2015


“The Cyber Feminist Leaking Her Own Nudes”

Dazed, review by Alice Mosey

June 2015


“The Digital Artist Who’s Dating a Teddy Bear”

Dazed, review by Alice Mosey

April 2015


“Artists Transform 404 Error Pages Into Gorgeous Work Of Glitch Art”

Huffington Post, review by Priscilla Frank

21 April 2015


“Molly Soda Asks “What Is Your Wifi?”

Detroit News, review by Melody Beatens

13 January 2015


“The Nude Panda Calendar of your Dreams Is Finally Here”

Paper Mag, review by Gabby Bess

17 November 2014


“‘Feminism Is A Basic Concept. I Think It’s Rad’ Polyester Chats to Molly Soda”

Polyester Magazine, interview by Flo Wales Bonner,

2014


“Molly Soda Is Paris’s Favourite”

Dazed, by Claire Marie Healy,

2014


“Art Crush: Molly Soda and the Weekly Roundup”

Tucked In, review by Ilana Savdie

2014


“Youth Subcultures: What Are They Now?”

The Guardian, review by Alexis Petrifies

20 March 2014


“Molly Soda wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day with OKCupid inspired GIF cards”

The Creators Project, review by Kelley Hoffman

14 February 2014


 “Curator Of Molly Soda’s ‘Found’ Photos: ‘I Don’t Think Of  These As Molly Soda’s Photos”

Animal, review by Marina Galperina

4 February 2014


 “Dude Finds Molly Soda’s Old Art in Trash, Curates ‘Anonymous’ Artist’s Exhibit in Chicago”

Animal, review by Marina Galperina

3 February 2014


“Going Once, Going Twice: Phillips and Tumblr Put GIFs On Auction”

Forbes, review by Kathryn Thayer

22 October 2013


“Would You Pay $2,000 For A GIF?”

The Verge, review by Molly Osberg

17 October 2013


“What It’s Like To Be Tumblrs Famous”

Motherboard, review by Johannah King-Slutsky,

13 June 2013


“Molly Soda: Tumblr Kid”

Atlas Zine, review by Camila Gonzalez,

21 March 2013


“Moments Of Female Adolescence, Illuminated Online And In Print”

Hyperallergic, review by Alicia Eler

13 March 2013


“The Teen-Girl Tumblr Aesthetic”

Hyperallergic, review by Alicia Eler

1 March 2013


“Five Videos: Lucky PDF’s Sincerely Yours”

Rhizome,review  by Lucky PDF

24 September 2012

 


EXHIBITIONS

Annka Kultys Gallery

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6 JULY – 29 JULY 2017

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

MOLLY SODA | COMFORT ZONE

14  OCTOBER – 12 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

ZERO ZERO

30 JUNE – 30 JULY 2016

 

Annka Kultys Gallery

MOLLY SODA | FROM MY BEDROOM TO YOURS

25 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016Annka Kultys