MOLLY SODA | CV

CV

MOLLY SODA

BORN 1989 in PUERTO RICO, US

LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN, NY

This document was updated on 8 April 2020 and is for reference only.

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EDUCATION

2011 
B.F.A Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2020
You Got This, Jack Barrett, New York – US

2018
Me And My Gurls, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK

2017
I’m Just Happy To Be Here, 315 Gallery, New York – US
Thanks for the Add!, Leiminspace, Los Angeles – US

2016
Comfort Zone, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK
Mutual Projection, Breezeway Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington – US

2015
From My Bedroom To Yours, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020
ENTER, Onassis x New Inc [online]
FitArt, Roehrs & Boetsch [online]
Re|Search, ALN-NT2 [online]
Well Now WTF?, Silicon Valet [online]
Alone Together, Artefact, STUK Leuven, Leuven – BE

2019
Un/Natural Surrogates, Public Art Lab, Berlin – DE
NADA Miami, Daata Editions, Miami, FL – US
SCREEN IT, Stadstriënnale, Hasselt – BE
Peregrination, The Wrong: Digital Art Biennale [online]
NADA Chicago Invitational, Jack Barrett, Chicago, IL – US
Casting Screens, HFBK Hamburg, Hamburg – DE
Indiecade Showcase, E3, Los Angeles, CA – US
Femmebit, Civic Center Studios, Los Angeles, CA – US
Body Mass, Boston Cyber Arts, Boston, MA – US
Currents, Mount Analogue, Seattle, WA – US
FOR REAL, Senne, Brussels – BE
Now Play This, Somerset House, London – UK
A MAZE., Berlin – DE
Mild Rumpus, GDC, San Francisco, CA – US
Le Vrai du Faux, Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal, QC – CA

2018
Eye to I, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. – US
Fantastic Arcade, Austin, TX – US
The New Newsroom, MU Artspace, Eindhoven – NL
Forgetting, Losing, Looping, SVA CP Projects Space, New York, NY – US
Virtual Insanity, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz – DE
Measures of Life, Humber Street Gallery, Hull – UK
Social Photography VI, Carriage Trade, New York, NY – US
Pure Raw, Resort, Baltimore, MD – US
Duty Free, Chelsea College of Arts, London – UK
Aftercare, Presented with Topical Cream and ICP, Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY – US
seeping upwards, rupturing the surface, Art Gallery of Mississagua, Mississagua – CA
NADA, 315 Gallery, New York, NY – US
Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0, Museum der bildenden Künste, Liepzig – DE

2017
digital_self, IMMA, Dublin – IRL
Poster Project, Practice Gallery, New York – US
SAFE, The Wrong: Digital Art Biennale
The Museum Has Abandoned Us, State Of The Art, Berlin – DE
Watermark, Nous Tous, Los Angeles, CA – US
] [, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK
Girls Who Are Boys, Flatterschafft, Basel – CH
Online All Summer, LACDA, Los Angeles – US
Waffle Falling Over, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg – DE

2016 
Friends Only, Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam – NL
Net [ ] Work, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA – US
Your Digital Self Hates You, Stadt Bern, Bern – CH
Private View, The Royal Standard, Liverpool – UK
Doubly So, Center Galleries, Detroit – US
Bronde, Fiori, Orea Maliá, Milan – IT
What a Time to be Alive, Slow Culture, Los Angeles – US 

2015 
The Wrong Digital Art Biennale, Our Monster, Seoul – KR
Girls at Night on the Internet, Alt Space, Brooklyn – US
Hot In Here, Sunday, Los Angeles – US
Optimized Textures, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover – DE
Trade/Gift/Purchase: Artists Collect, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal – CA

2014
Lines of Self, Kadmium, Delft – NL
Elemental, Good Work Gallery, Brooklyn – US
Like 2 B Liked, Udstillingsstedet Q, Kopenhagen – DK
Five Year Anniversary Group Show, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco – US

2013
Different Domain, The Royal Standard, Liverpool – UK
HELLO POETRY LOVERS AND DEGENERATES, O’ Miami, SPRING BREAK Gallery, Miami – US

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen, Expo, Hasselt University, Hasselt – BE

2016
ZERO ZERO, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK
Into You, ATM Gallery, Austin – US

2015
Same, Stream Gallery, Brooklyn – US
What’s Your Wifi?, North End Studios, Detroit – US

2014
Net Trash, Dlectricity, Detroit – US

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (ARTICLES & REVIEWS) 

2020
Ables, Kelsey. “An Introduction to the world of Net Art.” Washington Post (11 May 2020) [online]
Duguid, Rosalind. “Got Cabin Fever? Explore the Art of Looking Through Windows.” Elephant (5 May 2020) [online]
Kelsey, Colleen. “We’re Quarantining at Molly Soda’s House.” Paper (April 2020) [online]
Hightman, Hannah. “Molly Soda Wants You to Know ‘You Got This’.” Garage (22 March 2020) [online]

2019
Ables, Kelsey. “Get Lost In The Strange, Dizzying Websites Of These Contemporary Artists.” Artsy (16 April 2019) [online]
Pan, Lara. “Home Page: Interview with Molly Soda.” Musée Magazine (18 March 2019) [online]
Howard, Annie. “You Can Never Go Home To Geocities Again.” Slate (31 March 2019) [online]
Green, Holly and Douglas, Dante. “The 10 Best Games of GDC 2019.” Paste Magazine (25 March 2019) [online]
Nolan, Anna. “Wrong Box, Demystifying the World of Indie Games.” WestwoodWestwood (19 March 2019) [online]
Hightman, Hannah. “Wrong Box Brings Back 00s Internet Nostalgia.” V Magazine (13 February 2019) [online]

2018
Dingfelder, Sadie. “Selfies without smiles? The National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibit will challenge you to rethink self-portraits.” The Washington Post (November 2018) [online]
Nachtergael, Magali. “Vue sur chambre.” Photo Saint Germain (November 2018) [online]
“Netzkünstlerinnen 2.0: ‘Virtual Normality’ und Rollenklischees.” Leipziger Volkszeitung (21 August 2018) [online]
Duffy, Ryan. “Interview: Molly Soda.” Digital Objects (10 July 2018) [online]
Magali, Nachtergael. “Girls On Girls.” Art Press (June 2018) [online]
Peacock, Sophie. “Molly Soda Turns Nasty Social Media Comments into Unfiltered Art.” VICE (24 May 2018) [online]
“Molly Soda.” Wall Street International (22 May 2018) [online]
Howe, Katy. “Looking for the Real Molly Soda? “Me and my Gurls” at Annka Kultys Gallery, London.” Katy Howe (15 May 2018) [online]
Frankel, Eddy. “Molly Soda.” Time Out London (May 2018) [online]
Guette, Henri. “Qui est Molly Soda, video girl exposée à Londres?” The Steidz (May 2018) [online]
Zingg, Rahe. “Instagram, warum willst du diese Fotos nicht zeigen?” Welt (30 March 2018) [online]
Marani, Simona. “La femminilità 2.0 è rosa, resistente, seducente. Ed è in mostra con le nuove artiste dell’era digitale.” Elle Italia (28 March 2018) [online]
Hudnut, Conor. “Molly Soda: The Living, Breathing Sim.” Office (14 March 2018) [online]
West-Davies, Maeshelle. “Virtual normality. Netzkünstlerinnen 2.0.” The Leipzig Global (March 2018) [online]
Geffen, Sasha. “Molly Soda on making art from your online history.” The Creative Independent (27 February 2018) [online]
Fernholz, Denise. “Weibliche Sexualität: Fotos zeigen schmalen Grat zwischen Lustobjekt und Shitstorm.” Stern (20 February 2018) [online]
Finney, Alice. “We Asked Young People What They Thought Of New Feminist Exhibition ‘Virtual Normality’.” Indie Magazine (20 February 2018) [online]
Meier, Anika. “Künstlerinnen in Zeiten sozialer Medien.” Monopol (4 February 2018) [online]
Halser, Marlene. “Ein Megafon, um zurückzubrüllen.” Fluter (3 February 2018) [online]
“Diese künstlerinnen hinterfragen rollenklischees im zeitalter digitaler inszenierung.” i-D (30 January 2018) [online]
Burlet, Fleur. “‘Virtual Normality’, l’expo qui questionne la représentation du corps féminin sur Internet.” Les Inrockuptibles (25 January 2018) [online]
Piette, Jérémy. “Signe Pierce, Âge De Réseaux.” Libération (19 January 2018) [online]
Neubauer, Juliane. “Selbstdarstellung oder Kunst?” Detektor FM (12 January 2018) [online]
“Virtual Normality”: Künstlerinnen im Netz.” Spiegel (11 January 2018) [online]
“Women artists redefining ‘virtual normality’.” Deutsche Welle (11 January 2018) [online]

2017
Meier, Anika. “Es darf sich geärgert werden.” Monopol (1 December 2017) [online]
Jansen, Charlotte. “Studio Visit: Molly Soda.” Elephant (25 October 2017) [online]
Wallerstein, Wade. “Internet Artist Molly Soda Talks Digital Graveyards.” DRØME (29 June 2017) [online]
Lesser, Casey “Molly Soda on How Social Media Changes Us IRL.” Artsy (7 June 2017) [online]
Priganica, Amar and Gagnon, Marie-Claire. “Going Back Online – A Chat with Molly Soda.” Widewalls (7 April 2017) [online]
Felix, Annie. “NSFW: Check Out Arvida Byström and Molly Soda’s Collection of Banned Instagram Photos.” Paper Magazine (March 2017)
Rosenbohm, Randon “Alone with Molly Soda.” Mask Magazine (February 2017) [online]

2016 
Kalliniku, Vivi. “Molly Soda’s Comfort Zone.” Artrabbit (29 November 2016) [online]
Sargeant, Hannah. “Interview with the self-confessed ‘Webcam Princess’, Molly Soda.” Spindle Magazine (November 2016)
El Kafrawi, Iman. “Molly Soda – Comfort Zone.” Artefact Magazine (November 2016) [online]
Frankel, Eddy. “Molly Soda: Comfort Zone.” Time Out (October 2016) [online]
“Molly Soda” Alternative Escape (October 2016)
Eloise, Marianne. “Molly Soda: Comfort Zone.” February Stationary (October 2016)
Elbaor, Caroline and Boucher, Brian. “9 Emerging US Artists You Need to Know About Right Now.” Artnet (28 July 2016) [online]
Loftus, Jamie. “OG Digital Artist Molly Soda Is Not The Face of Cyber-Feminism.” Inverse (9 June 2016) [online
Fields, Catherine. “We Live In Public: Molly Soda Skypes With PC Music’s GFOTY.” Electronic Beats (June 2016) [online]
“Molly Soda: Self-ie, Self-love, Self-Conscious.” Vein Magazine No. 7 (7 May 2016) [online]
Mossless. “Photos That Blur the Line Between Public and Private Personas.” VICE (9 May 2016) [online]
Steadman, Ryan. “How I Get By: The Lives of Five American Artists.” The Observer (13 April 2016) [online]
Weinstock, Tish. “Arvida Byström and Molly Soda are Making a Book out of all your Censored Selfies.” i-D (13 April 2016) [online
“Intimacy, longing and the Internet with Molly Soda.” Austere Magazine (April 2016) [online]
Ksander, Yaël. “Mutual Projection: We Found Love in a Placeless Place.” Indiana Public Media (29 February 2016) [online]
Gavin, Katie. “Pinky Swear, We’d Never Leak Your Nudes.” Flaunt (15 January 2016) [online
Birgisdóttir, Hrönn Blöndal. “Molly Soda: From Her Bedroom to Ours.” Metal (2016) [online

2015 
Jansen, Char. “Bedrooms, Karaoke, and Glitter: Molly Soda Makes Her Solo Show Debut.” ArtSlant (27 November 2015) [online]
Shrayber, Mark. “Artist Leaks Her Own Nudes so No One Can Do it For Her.” Jezebel (25 November 2015) [online
Kane, Ashleigh. “What It’s Like to Live Your Life Online.” Dazed (24 November 2015) [online
Ntuen, Koko. “Molly Soda.” LADYGUNN (20 November 2015) [online
Frank, Priscilla. “How Artists are Using the Selfie as a Radical Weapon for Change.” Huffington Post (3 September 2015) [online
Disser, Nicole. “Molly Soda, an Artist Who’s ‘Famous on Tumblr’ Explores IRL.” Bedford + Bowery (September 2015) [online
Todd, Monique. “You Can’t Censor This.” Dazed (26 August 2015) [online
Nunes, Andrew. “Why Are We So Obsessed with Self-Identification on Social Media?” Creators Project (20 August 2015) [online
“Narcissistic, Maybe. But is there More to the Art of the Selfie?” NPR, All Things Considered (27 July 2015) [online
Notopoulos, Katie. “8 Spells for the Internet any Witch can do at Home.” Buzzfeed (24 July 2015) [online
Pasquini, Maria. “Cyber Feminist Molly Soda on How to Find Empowerment Online.” Galore (8 July 2015) [online
Unnerstall, Kayla. “Molly Soda Releases ‘I Don’t Want You To Miss Me’ Zine, Talks Recent Internet Controversy.” Bullett (July 2015) [online
Mosey, Alice. “The Cyber Feminist Leaking Her Own Nudes.” Dazed (9 June 2015) [online
Frank, Priscilla. “Artists Transform 404 Error Pages into Gorgeous Works of Glitch Art.” Huffington Post (21 April 2015) [online
Mosey, Alice. “The Digital Artist Who’s Dating a Teddy Bear.” Dazed (9 April 2015) [online
Notopoulos, Katie. “These Artists Created the Only Horoscope You Deserve, Forever.” Buzzfeed (1 March 2015) [online]
Escobedo Shepherd, Julianne. “Internet Art Star Molly Soda Tackles the Economy of ‘Looking Natural’.” Jezebel (19 February 2015) [online
“Meet Digital Artist Molly Soda.” WDIV-TV, Detroit, MI (14 January 2015) [online
Baetens, Melody. “Molly Soda asks, ‘What’s Your Wifi?’” Detroit News (13 January 2015) [online
“Movers and Shakers: Millenials to Watch Out For in 2015.” Yahoo Life (6 January 2015) [online

2014
Petridis, Alexis. “Youth Subcultures: What Are They Now?” The Guardian (20 March 2014) [online
Hoffman, Kelley. “Molly Soda Wishes You a Happy Valentine’s Day With OkCupid-Inspired GIF Cards.” Creators Project (14 February 2014) [online
Galperina, Marina. “Dude Finds Molly Soda’s Old Art in Trash, Curates ‘Anonymous’ Artist’s Exhibit in Chicago.” Animal (3 February 2014) [online
Rotty, Anna. “Paul Mahder – Gensler Somarts – Ever Gold.” Art Business (16 January 2014) [online

2013 
Cheng, Susan, Pasori, Cedar and Silver, Leigh. “The Most Important Artists of 2013.” Complex (9 December 2013) [online]
Thayer, Katheryn. “Going Once, Going Twice: Phillips and Tumblr Put GIFS on Auction.” Forbes (22 October 2013) [online
King-Slutzky, Johannah. “What It’s Like to be Tumblr Famous.” Motherboard (13 August 2013) [online
Kauth, Gunnar. “Friday Night Music Video Club: Molly Soda’s ‘Girls in Their Room’ Edition.” Culture Castle (15 March 2013)
Eler, Alicia. “Moments of Female Adolescence, Illuminated Online and in Print.” Hyperallergic (13 March 2013) [online
Eler, Alicia and Durbin, Kate. “The Teen-Girl Tumblr Aesthetic.” Hyperallergic
(March 2013) [online
“Twee, Tween, Teen – a Studio Visit with Molly Soda.” Gabriella Hileman (2013) [online

2012 
“Kids of the Tumblr Generation.” Oyster #101 (October 2012)
Diederich, Todd. “Clairey Pear and Molly Soda.” Paper (October 2012) [online
“Five Videos: Lucky PDFs Sincerely Yours.” Rhizome (September 2012) [online]

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS 

2019
“The Artist Isn’t Physically Present,” Meural x Showfields, New York – US
“Final Fridays: Flashback Friday,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – US
“Hasselblad x Musee Magazine: Artist Talk,” Hasselblad Experience Studio, New York – US
“Tumblr Talk,” Babycastles, New York – US

2018
“Museum of Symmetry, Wrong Box,” Fantastic Arcade, Austin, TX – US
“Queering the Collection,” ICP, New York – US

2017
“The State of the GIF,” GIPHY: TIME FRAME, Presented by Rhizome, NY – US
“The Multi Design Conference,” SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY – US
“Reed Arts Week,” Reed College, Portland, OR – US

2016 
“But is it Real?” Facets, NYU, New York – US 
“Mutual Projection,” Indiana University, Bloomington – US 

2015 
“Artist Lecture: Molly Soda,” Oberlin College, Oberlin – US 
“Making Art While Entertaining the Internet,” SXSW, Austin – US 

2014 
“Eye + Ear Clinic: Molly Soda,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago – US 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2019
“forgive me but i’m obsessed with this dance,” Daata Editions x NADA Miami

2018
“Showing Some Love,” Meural

2016
“Extremely Good Sh*t #4,” Super Deluxe
“Love Story,” Electric Objects

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS

2019
NEW INC. E.A.T. Member

2017
Lumen Prize Founder’s Award

SCREENINGS 

“Molly Soda”, Vanity Projects, Miami & New York – US
“QUEER.MOV”, Empirical Nonsense, New York, NY – US
“TOO MUCH,” Photographic Centre Peri, Turku – FI
“Electronic Civil Disobedience,” Res., London – UK
“Sad Girls Culture,” CA2M, Madrid – ES
“Before and After Selfies,” Arnolfini, Bristol – UK 
“Prism Pipe: Herbal Essences,” Perhspace, Los Angeles – US 
“Hanging Out in Deephaven,” V Tape, Toronto – CA

PERFORMANCES 

“Molly Soda during Art Rotterdam,” BARPLUS, Rotterdam – NL
“Total Power Move,” Matter Studios, New York, NY – US
“Private View,” The Royal Standard, Liverpool – UK 
“Them,” Lemonade Gallery, Windsor – UK 
“Our Song,” The Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax – NS 

TEACHING AND SEMINARS 

2019
NYU Tisch, visiting artist in Photography & Imaging
Lesley University, visiting artist in Photography

2018
University of Albany, US, visiting artist in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, visiting artist in Photography

2017
Mass Art, US, visiting artist in Studio for Interrelated Media

2016 
University of Iowa, Iowa City, US, visiting artist in Intermedia 
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, US, visiting artist

2015 
Oberlin College, Oberlin, US, visiting artist 

2014 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US, visiting artist

Annka Kultys Gallery
Annka Kultys