STINE DEJA

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BIOGRAPHY

Stine Deja’s practice explores the sticky in-between of real and virtual worlds with a striking arsenal of media that includes 3D animation, immersive installation, moving image, and digital surrogates. In Deja’s simulated spaces, uncanny avatars hinge between what’s strange and familiar, seducing us with not quite-real products informed equally by the artist’s simultaneous fascination and revulsion with our hyper-commercialized contemporary culture.
Concealed beneath a sleek surface, multiple layers of social critique meld with absurdist aesthetics and tragicomic narratives to create a cybernetic landscape of fantasy and desire. At the heart of all of Deja’s projects is a keen interest in how these heightened emotional states, often coaxed out by late capitalist narratives of self-care and guilt-free indulgence, are displaced onto the body.

Stine Deja was born in Denmark in 1986 and currently lives and works in London. She received her MA in Visual Communication (Moving Image) from the Royal College of Art in 2015 and her BA in Interaction Design from Kolding School of Design in 2012.

Since 2017, her work has been represented by Annka Kultys Gallery. The artist has had three gallery solo exhibitions, including CYPHORIA, a virtual travel agency that explored the techno-social phenomenon of living concurrently outside/inside the machine, then There is Life Outside intended as an exposé of our increasingly artificial world. More recently, Deja has also collaborated with the artist Marie Munk on the exhibition Synthetic Seduction examining synthesised intimacy.

A select exhibition history of the artist includes shows at: HeK Museum, Basel, Switzerland (forthcoming June 2020), Somerset House, London, UK (2020); MdbK, Leipzig, Germany (2019);  Tranen, Gentofte, DK (2019); Schimmel Project, Dresden, Germany (2018); Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK (2018) ; SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018); Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK (2017); Assembly Point, London, UK (2016); Concrete Lab, Copenhagen; Remisen, Copenhagen; Bargehouse, London; Hockney Gallery, London; Fringe Film Festival, London; Dansk Kvindesamfund, Copenhagen.

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SELECTED WORKS

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA & MARIE MUNK
Synthetic Seduction
2018
Looping video, silicone sculptures, polyester, pigments, and flocking
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 2AP
(SDMM003.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Hard Core, Soft Body 1
2018
Inkjet print, and oak frame
120 x 75 cm (image size)
(47 1/4 x 29 1/2 in) (image size)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej012.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Hard Core, Soft Body 2
2018
Inkjet print, and oak frame
120 x 75 cm (image size)
(47 1/4 x 29 1/2 in) (image size)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej011.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Hard Core, Soft Body 3
2018
Inkjet print, and oak frame
120 x 75 cm (image size)
(47 1/4 x 29 1/2 in) (image size)
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej013.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

STINE DEJA
The Intimacy Package (Excerpt)
2018
Video, 07min 47sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1 AP
(SDej010.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
STINE DEJA
Foreigner
2018
Video, 05min 11sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(SDej009.18)
Annka Kultys Gallery

Video (Introduction video), 4 min 52 sec
Upon request Video (Relaxation video), 11 min 38 sec

STINE DEJA
4K ZEN
2017
Video (Introduction video), 4 min 52 sec
Video (Relaxation video), 11 min 38 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3, 1AP
(SDej005.17)
Annka Kultys Gallery
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STINE DEJA
The Perfect Human
2015
Video, 04 min 47 sec, 16:9
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej004.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery

STINE DEJA
Self-service
2017
Video, 01 min 05 sec, 16:9, trolley, and fake rose petals
110 x 101.5 x 56.5 cm
(43 1/4 x 40 x 22 1/4)
Unique (SDej008.17)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
There’s life outside
2015
Coca-Cola cans, shelves, and curtains
197 x 158 x 20 cm
(77 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 8 in)
Edition of 2
(SDej006.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Cyphoria
2015
Video, 6 min 20 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej001.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Electronic Nomad
2015
Archival Inject print on Velvet 250 gsm
197.6 x 158 cm (framed)
(77 3/4 x 62 1/4 in) (framed)
Edition of 3 + 2AP
(SDej002.15)
Annka Kultys Gallery
STINE DEJA
Departures
2017 Video, 2 h 0 min 0 sec
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3 + 1AP
(SDej003.17)

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


PAST EXHIBITIONS AT ANNKA KULTYS

SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION 

21 FEBRUARY – 24 MARCH 2018

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

THERE’S LIFE IS OUTSIDE

27 SEPTEMBER – 7 OCTOBER 2017

Annka Kultys Gallery

CYPHORIA

22  MARCH – 22 APRIL 2017

Annka Kultys Gallery

NEWS

STINE DEJA IN
BIOTECHNOSPHERE

29 AUGUST – 14 NOVEMBER 2019

TRANEN, HELLERUP, DENMARK

STINE DEJA IN
SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION

28 MAY 2020 – 16 AUGUST 2020

HeK (HOUSE OF ELECTRONIC ARTS), BASEL, SWITZERLAND

Annka Kultys Gallery