Molly Soda has been featured by Kesley Ables in the article An introduction to the world of Net Art for the Washington Post as one of the principal artists to know when being introduced to the world of digital art. Referring to Soda, Ables writes: “Imbued with a gnawing emptiness, so much of Soto’s work seems to teeter on the brink of a breakdown, raising the question, how much sharing is too much? In one video, Soto details the fungus growing in her armpit. In another, her face, wet with tears, glows on a computer screen while she takes iPhone selfies.” You can read the full article here.
Molly Soda has been featured by Rosalind Duguid in her article Got Cabin Fever? Explore the Art of Looking Through Windows for Elephant. Duguid writes: “Twenty-five years down the line, Tumblr-famous Molly Soda was regularly updating 30,000 people (myself among them) on the internet. Soda’s work since has played with the feelings of the thrill and anxiety induced by carving out a window into your life online.” You can read the entire article here.
Time Out recommends an online talk held by Molly Soda and part of the live programming for Well Now WTF?, an online exhibition by Silicon Valet. The event features a digital tour of Soda’s favourite Tumblr accounts and a discussion about how the platform evolved through time. Find more details here.
Molly Soda has been featured on Garage in relation to her solo exhibition You Got This at Jack Barrett Gallery. Soda is quoted saying “I believe that we’re all sort of performing. I’m performing when I talk to the cashier at Target too. We’re obsessed with understanding the authentic self, but it’s fictionalized. We need people to toe these lines between authentic and fake.” Click here to read the full article by Hannah Hightman.
Molly Soda’s new video game titled Wrong Box has been featured as one of the 10 best games of GDC 2019. Holly Green, the author of the article published on Paste Magazine, explains her choice by reporting: “Wrong Box is such a nostalgic specimen of the online world I once knew, a veritable walking tour through my teenage social life, from the shiny blinged clip art and the crude pop-up ads, to the niche web forums and tacky personal pages, each bursting with the hope and promise of random but meaningful human connection”. Click here to read the article.
Lara Pan has interviewed Molly Soda for the 21 issue of Musée Magazine. The short interview focuses on Soda’s artistic practice and on the relationship between her private and online life. She is quoted saying “I’m often appropriating my own image and remixing it, using elements from my early years on the Internet. I’m super drawn to imagery found on old, now defunct platforms, such as MySpace or Geocities. It’s important for me to archive and reuse imagery that’s been lost or forgotten, or even considered ugly or a nuisance.” You can read the full interview here.
On the occasion of the release of her new videogame titled Wrong Box, Molly Soda has been featured by editor Hannah Hightman in V Magazine. Highlighting how the digital world has changed and evolved through the last decades, the text puts an accent on Soda’s nostalgia for “going online as a conscious decision”. The artist explains: “I used to make time in my day to sit down at the computer and surf the web. I long for that feeling of being lost online, of being surprised and excited by whatever I had found. The internet is no longer a special place away from the world, but instead a tool for navigating the world.” Read the full article here.
The Washington Post has reviewed the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition Eye to I: Self-Portraits From 1900 to Today, which includes the video work by Molly Soda Who’s Sorry Now. To watch the video and read the review by Sadie Dingfelder, click here.
Magali Nachtergael has written an article titled Vue sur chambre for Simone, an annual newspaper made to accompany PhotoSaintGermain, a photographic journey along the rive gauche made up of galleries, cultural institutions and bookshops. The article considers the relationship between Molly Soda and Amalia Ulman, their different Instagram personalities and intertwining photographic careers. To read the article, in French, click here.
MOLLY SODA in
EYE TO I: SELF-PORTRAITS FROM 1900 TO TODAY
2 NOVEMBER 2018 – 18 AUGUST 2019
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, WASHINGTON, USA
artnet News mentions Molly Soda in an article about young artists’ strategies to get attention and sponsorship outside their gallery space. The author writes: “While making compelling artworks online is certainly a great way to garner a large and dedicated following, it’s not exactly the road to riches. So it makes perfect sense that Soda would make an account on Drip to ask her followers for financial support in exchange for her content”. Read the article here.
MOLLY SODA in
3 AUGUST – 18 NOVEMBER 2018
KUNSTHALLE MAINZ, MAINZ, GERMANY
Work by Molly Soda has been included in Measures of Life, a new group exhibition at Humber Street Gallery in Kingston upon Hull. Presented by the Lumen Prize, the show takes work from eight previous winners: Rachel Ara, Stanza, Molly Soda, Nicole Ruggiero, Refrakt, Carla Gannis and Anna Ridler—who use technology to critically examine the issues that arise through the complexities of our hyper-connected society. Measures of Life will run form 21 July through 30 September. For more information, click here.
Digital Objects has just published an interview with Molly Soda, who has recently been chosen as Digital Objects’ featured artist. Speaking about the site specificity of digital native content, Soda says: “Nothing will ever capture the full scope of interacting with something online. I’ve always felt that my work is best viewed from the comfort of your own home via your personal device. The work is about the Internet and needs to live on the Internet and evolve with the changing landscape, the comments, and the eventual decline of certain websites.” You can find the full interview here.
Works by Molly Soda have been featured on the main page of the Digital Objects website, a new online digital art marketplace secured by the Ethereum blockchain. For more information and to purchase Soda’s works, click here.
Drip has just posted a new article and video interview with Molly Soda on Medium. In the interview, Soda discusses the role of audience engagement in her work, and how important it is for her to receive positive feedback. You can find the full interview here.
For the second month in a row, an Annka Kultys Gallery exhibition has been selected as one of Hackney Citizen’s top East End Exhibitions. Making an interesting connection between the current show, Dominic Dispirito’s In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent, and the previous show, Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, the author Andrew Barnes writes: “Annka Kultys Gallery is hosting another digital artist whose work would be literally unimaginable mere decades ago. Where Soda utilised her internet presence to bring viewers inside her personal Panopticon, Dominic Dispirito is concerned with how others are viewed and vilified, namely the British ‘chav.’” In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent will remain on view through 28 July. You can read the full article here.
A work by Molly Soda is included in the sixth edition of Carriage Trade’s exhibition and benefit auction Social Photography. Exploring the ways in which mobile photography has developed from a novelty feature of flip phones to a critical function by which smart phones serve as recorders of our daily lives, the show examines the role of cell phone photography in modern society. Other participants in the exhibition include Tracey Emin, Dan Graham and Hal Foster, among many more. Social Photography VI will open at Carriage Trade in New York City on 10 July. For more information and to purchase prints of Soda’s work online, click here.
Works by Molly Soda have been included in the group show Pure Raw, on view at Resort Gallery in Baltimore until 15 July. Curated by Alex Ebstein and Abbey Parrish, aims to deconstruct and exaggerate personal branding and aesthetics, aimed specifically at the blurred line between private and public self. Other artists on view include Maya Martinez, Pastiche Lumumba and more. For more information about the exhibition, click here .
Molly Soda will be joining fellow artists Maya Martinez and Marcyanne Hanneman on their Paradise Tour around North America, where Soda will perform her own poetry.
The tour dates are as follows:
Molly Soda’s solo exhibition, Me and My Gurls, at Annka Kultys Gallery is currently featured on ArtForum’s “Must-See Shows” list, the editors’ selection of essential exhibitions worldwide. The show, Soda’s third at AKG, transforms the gallery into a physical manifestation of the artist’s digital studio. The works on display expose Soda’s computer desktop and portions of her massive digital archive to an IRL (in real life) audience, building upon the artist’s previous solo shows at the gallery as well as her career-long exploration of what it means to live online. Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To see the full listing of Must-See Shows, click here.
French publication ArtPress has just posted a fantastic review of Molly Soda’s ‘Me and My Gurls,’ written by art critic and professor of Neo-Literature Magali Nachtergael. In the piece, Nachtergael writes on Soda’s mastery of the digital medium and her ability to effortlessly move between different platforms, going so far as to compare her practice to a ‘ready-made autobiographique’ following the tradition of feminist artists like Gina Pane and Sophie Calle. Me and My Gurls is currently on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
Artlyst has just published Paul Carey-Kent’s exhibition list of Choices Up Now in London, which includes Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls. The exhibition, Soda’s third solo show at AKG, transforms the gallery into a physical manifestation of Soda’s digital desktop space. Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
Organ has just posted a review of Me and My Girls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The show, on view through 16 June, presents recent video work by Soda alongside vinyl prints from the artists personal archive and printed works on aluminium and acrylic. You can find the full review here.
French publication The Steidz has reviewed Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, on view at AKG through 16 June. The author, describing Soda’s command of social media, writes that she reveals the inner workings of digital mechanics in an almost archeological fashion. You can find the full review here .
Mousse Magazine has featured Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at AKG. The show, which aims to simulate Soda’s digital desktop environment in the physical gallery space, presents recent work by Soda in which the artist continues to explore the relationship between viewer and viewed in contemporary digital culture. Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. For more information, click here.
Art critic Tabish Khan has included Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, the artist’s third solo show at AKG, in his review of the top 7 shows to see in London this week for Fad Magazine. Describing the immersive nature of show’s installation, Khan writes: “it’s as if we’ve stepped into the screen itself.” Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
Art listings site Galleries Now has just posted Gallery 360/VR shots of Molly Soda’s solo exhibition Me and My Gurls, and included the show in their Weekender selection of top exhibitions around the world. On view until 16 June, Me and My Gurls presents a selection from Soda’s personal digital archive and explores the phenomena of watching and being watched online. To check out the 360/VR view, click here.
Things-to-do app Dojo has listed Molly Soda’s show Me and My Gurls to its Arts Radar list of top shows for the week of May 24. Soda’s third solo exhibition with AKG, Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read Dojo‘s review and check out the full listing, click here .
Time Out London has included Molly Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls on its list of ’72 Marvellous Events and Things to Do in London in May 2018.’ To check out the full listing, click here.
VICE has just published a review of Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, alongside an interview with the artist. Describing the titular work of the show, Soda says: “as you watch me dance, you’re seeing more and more dancing girls join me on screen, and as the video continues, I become the avatar—I become one of them. There’s an element of blending in—the anonymity of everyone doing the same thing online. It’s simultaneously very beautiful, that we’re all sharing these experiences and doing this stuff, but also very isolating and lonely.” You can find the full article here.
Wall Street International has featured Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo exhibition at AKG. In this exhibition, Soda has created a physical manifestation of her computer’s desktop, thus inviting the viewer into her most personal virtual spaces. You can find Wall Street International‘s listing here.
London-based blog Just Opened London has written a review of Molly Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls, on view at AKG through 16 June. They write, “Themes of vulnerability, narcissism and over-sharing run throughout and the exhibition is as likely to make you feel uncomfortable as it is to entertain. Molly lives her life online and she invites you to share it, at the same time prompting some (perhaps) difficult questions about the viewer’s own sense of self.” You can find the full review here.
Artist and blogger Katy Howe has written a review of Molly Soda’s solo exhibition Me and My Gurls, on view through 16 June at AKG. She writes: “Although some may perceive her work as shallow or superficial, if you take the time to look deeper, and I mean longer than a three second insta-gratification, you will find an intricately complex and engaged artistic practise, powerfully addressing structures of identity, especially female identity. She successfully explores the notion of authenticity in the interactions of our online selves, by looking at how social media, instant messaging and constant sharing invade our lives and in turn affect our interactions, highlighting and blurring boundaries between the personal and the public. She forces us to consider what it means to have a private life if we are sharing everything.” To read the full review, click here.
Molly Soda will present a new installation on 14 May as part of AFTERCARE hosted by Eyebeam in Brooklyn, New York. Presented alongside the International Centre of Photography and Topical Cream, the event will follow the Vision and Technology: Toward a More Just Future symposium. Other artists on the line-up include RAFiA Santana, Sofia Young Park, Marie Karlberg and Hannah Daly. For more information, click here.
London art critic Paul Carey-Kent has just reviewed Me and my gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at AKG. He writes, “Molly Soda’s teeming and multifarious practice is most naturally online. Here, then, she effectively transports her studio to the gallery by covering the walls with images and footage from her laptop, complete with a 15 foot printout of comments on one of her YouTube posts which takes over the space sculpturally.” Me and my gurls will remain on view at AKG through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
DROOL Creatives has featured Me and my gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. In the show, Soda has created an installation that mimics the interior of her computer screen, effectively inviting the visitor into her desktop space. To check out the listing, click here.
Time Out London will include a review of Molly Soda’s new solo show Me and my gurls in its upcoming print issue. Author Eddy Frankel writes, “Is Soda vain and neurotic? Totally. But we all are. It’s just that instead of hiding her vanity on a hard drive, she is letting it out and allowing the whole internet to tear it apart. And by exposing herself, she’s exposing the rest of us. If you don’t like what you see, you might just be seeing a bit too much of yourself.” Me and my gurls is on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. To read the full review online, click here.
London-based website London Photography Diary has listed Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls as one of its current exhibition choices in the city. In this show, Soda has transformed the gallery into a physical version of her desktop, thereby inviting the viewer into her most personal and sacred space. For more information and to see the full listing, click here.
The inaugural issue of the Boston Art Review has published an interview with Molly Soda. Discussing the relationship between space and art in her work, Soda says: “My art takes private space and broadcasts it. I’m more interested in intimate spaces as opposed to say, a city sidewalk or a subway car. While those spaces are equally as important to living, they don’t make their way into my work. I’m interested in what’s behind the door, not what’s outside of it.” Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls is currently on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. You can find the Boston Art Review here.
MOLLY SODA in
SEEPING UPWARDS, RUPTURING THE SURFACE
3 MAY – 17 JUNE 2018
300 CITY CENTRE DR, MISSISSAUGA, ON L5B 3C1, CANADA
In a new guide to the city, London-based blog Lazy Oaf has listed Annka Kultys Gallery as its contemporary art choice. The author writes, “Upstairs from an unassuming row of shops by Cambridge Heath station, you’ll find one of the leading platforms for a future generation of artists. With a focus on multimedia art, Annka Kultys encourages these artists to bring their work from digital and online platforms into the gallery space, marking it out as different from your average gallery experience.” Check out the full guide here.
Selected images from Molly Soda and Arvida Bystrom’s book Pics Or It Didn’t Happen are on display at Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium as part of the Stadstriënnale. The show will be on view through 1 June 2018. You can find more information here.
Community publication Hackney Citizen has written a round-up of the top shows to see in East London in May. Included in the list is Molly Soda’s upcoming solo exhibition Me and my gurls, opening at AKG on 9 May and running until 16 June. In a short preview of the show, author Andrew Barnes writes: “Soda is as keen as ever to share her world, and hang a lantern on the unique disconnections felt at the centre of online obsession.” To read the full listing and preview, click here.
A new editorial piece on mindful Internet usage written by Alexxa Gotthardt for Artsy features a still from Molly Soda’s 2017 video piece, Touch to Play. To read the full article, click here.
The Leipzig Global writer Maeshelle West-Davis has reviewed Virtual Normality — Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show at Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig featuring works by Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. West-Davis quotes Soda in the article: “All the work I do is very much about and for girls in their bedrooms – from my bedroom to yours. What we do when we’re alone and making that public.” To read the full review, click here.
In a new article examining the current generation of women net artists, Elle Italia reviews Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, specifically citing the the work of Signe Pierce and Molly Soda. You can find the full article here.
Swedish news outlet Kurinen has just written an article about Pics or It Didn’t Happen – Molly Soda and Arvida Byström’s collaborative publication of pictures deleted by Instagram. The article explores the phenomenon of censorship of the arts online. You can read the full piece here.
On March 25, Molly Soda will be taking part in a presentation and workshop as part of the ICP Library’s event Queering the Collection, which is ongoing series Critical Jamming, hosted by artist Christopher Clary and organised by Claudine Boeglin. To learn more about this event, click here.
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Office Magazine writer Conor Hudnut. Soda details the re-staging of a work at NADA that was originally shown at 315 Gallery during her solo show I’m just happy to be here last summer. The work is a laptop containing a selection of Soda’s files that invited the viewer to directly interact with it. But, for NADA, Soda added a new twist: “I created a chat-box that talks to you. The bot lives on the computer with the files, and it’s kind of customer service-y. Maybe it’s just a bot, maybe it’s me, the artist, or maybe it’s whatever you want it to be. It’s there to interact with you, if you’re interested in doing so.” You can read the full interview here.
Welt author Rahel Zingg has written an article about young artists’ use of social media to combat societies standards of acceptability. Referencing Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at MdbK Leipzig, Zingg mentions the work of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström as exemplary of this trend. You can read the full article here.
Swedish publication Svenska Dagbladet has profiled the work of Molly Soda and Arvida Bystöm, whose joint publication Pics or It Didn’t Happen showcases images that were banned from Instagram. You can read the full article here.
In a recap of the Armory week shows in New York, Droste Effect includes Molly Soda’s installation for 315’s booth as a highlight of the NADA fair. You can find the full article here.
Art News’ Andy Battaglia and Alex Greenberger review Molly Soda’s installation for 315 Gallery’s booth at the NADA fair. The authors write: “Some work at NADA stares down the digital sphere. Brooklyn’s 315 Gallery is showing Molly Soda, who became an internet celebrity a few years back for posting her feminist selfies on Instagram, which censored them. Such notoriety is in the past, however, and Soda has turned her attention to the difficulties of intimacy with strangers online.” You can read the full fair re-cap here.
Starting today and running through 11 March, Molly Soda will be showing work as part of 315 Gallery’s booth at NADA Art Fair. For more information, visit 315 Gallery’s website.
Molly Soda’s involvement in the 2018 NADA Art Fair is reported by The Art Newspaper. Soda will be showing a range of works at 315 Gallery’s booth from 8 March – 11 March. To read the full round-up of artists to see at the fair, click here.
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Sasha Geffen in a new piece for The Creative Independent. Talking about the tension between what happens on the screen and behind the screen, Soda says: “The internet is funny because we think everyone’s being vulnerable. We’re supposed to be intimate online, but obviously we’re curating ourselves, whether we’re conscious of it or not. We’re creating these mood boards of our lives. I think what’s interesting is not what we’re presenting, but what we’re doing behind the screen, what our actions are. A screen recording of what someone does on their computer or on their phone in a day is like a diary entry at this point. We don’t consider it.” To read the full interview, click here.
Lisa Moravec has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig that includes the works of Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. Describing Soda’s contribution to the exhibition, Moravec writes: “Molly Soda’s sound-video installations show her in her private spaces, acting in a casual manner in front of her virtual audience. In That’s Me in the Corner (2017), she sings along with pop music numbers for about 30 minutes. We can see that the live audience on Instagram is watching her, but whether shewatches the audience, is not clear as she continues to look straight ahead, smiling from time to time.” To read the full review, click here.
Hamburg-based news magazine Stern has reviewed Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier, the show includes work by Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. To read the full review, click here.
In order to gauge public opinion of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show at MdbK Leipzig curated by Anika Meier, Indie Mag has gathered responses from visitors to the museum about the current state of feminism today in this unique review of the exhibition. Molly Soda, Signe Pierce, and Arvida Byström are just three of the women net artists in the exhibition whose work seeks to carve out a space for femininity online. To read the full article, click here.
Cristin Leach has written a short but poignant review of Digital_self, a current group show in the Project Spaces at the Irish Museum of Modern Art featuring the work of Molly Soda. Leach writes: “Everyone’s a self-portrait maker now, broadcasting to a global audience via social media. Aptly, the most compelling work comes from artists using digital platforms.” Digital_selfclick here will be on view through 25 February. To read the complete review, .
In a new article about female artists in the time of social media, writer and curator Anika Meier discusses the work of Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström. Analyzing the changing nature of female identity and artistic practice as mediated by digital technology, Meier asks tough questions about the future of the art world and whether or not art will be successful if it does not receive a lot of attention on social media. To read the full article, click here.
Marlene Halser has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier and Sabrina Steinek, the show prominently features the works of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. To read Halser’s full review, click here .
Molly Soda’s collaborative augmented reality work with Nicole Ruggiero and Refrakt Slide to Expose (2017) will be include in the 11th annual Cyfest. The project, entitled WEATHER FORECAST: DIGITAL CLOUDINESS, will open 2 February and run through 12 February at Museum of Applied Arts of St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. For more information about Cyfest, click here.
Molly Soda has been invited to give an artist’s talk this Friday (2 February) at the Photography Department of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. For more information, click here.
i-D Deutschland has reviewed Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, an exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig featuring the works of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Bystöm. Click here to read the full article.
Michael Meyns has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0, a new group show at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig that includes the work of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. The exhibition will run through 8 April. For more information and to read Meyns’s full review in Die Zukunft, click here.
Les Inrockuptibles has reviewed Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum de bildenden Künste Leipzig. The show, curated by Anika Meier and including works by Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström, will be on view through 8 April 2018. To read the full review, click here.
The Eye of Photography reviews the work of Leah Schrager, one of the artists included alongside Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0 at MdbK Leipzig. Exploring themes of representation, the author notes that the exhibition “questions the female beauty ideals and gender stereotypes that have become standard in the attention economy of social media.” To read the full write-up, click here.
Signe Pierce has been profiled by French outlet Libération for her involvement in Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Pierce is shown alongside contemporaries Molly Soda and Arvida Byström, among others. Describing Pierce’s contribution, the author, Jérémy Piette, writes: “This interactive installation in an intimate room equipped with connected devices gives the visitor the opportunity to meditate on the personal spaces affected by the omnipresence of tools capable of recording our least gestures, plasma lovers who make us ask ourselves: are we really alone?” To read the full article, please click here.
Jan Soldin of Kunstmarkt reviews Virtual Normality – Web Artists 2.0, a new group show at MdbK Leipzig featuring the works of Molly Soda, Arvida Byström and Signe Pierce. Describing the aesthetic tools that the artists employ to achieve their goals, the author writes: “By an exaggerated feminine aesthetic with colors such as pink and purple or by girlishly cute self-portrayals, the Netzkünstlerinnen draw attention to stereotypes. Humor, irony and exaggeration are part of their style repertoire.” To read the full article, click here.
Interview reviews Virtual Normality – Web Artists 2.0: a new group show at MdbK Leipzig featuring works by Signe Pierce and Molly Soda. Describing the emotional impact of the show, the author writes that the works “show how it feels when you stand by yourself.” To read the full review, click here.
Detektor FM has reviewed Virtual Normality – Web Artists 2.0, an exhibition of women net artists curated by Anika Meier at MdbK Leipzig. Included in the exhibition are both Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. The author, Juliane Neubauer, describes a sense of discomfort at being confronted by the deeply personal and somewhat unsettling nature of the work in the show, specifically citing Soda’s Instagram Live performance lip-syncing to a Selena Gomez song. To read the full review, click here.
Mittledeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) features the work of Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in a short review of Virtuality Normality – Web Artists 2.0, a group show at MdbK Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier, the show explores the contemporary generation of women artists who use new media to explore gender, sexuality and identity in the digital age. Check out MDR’s full feature here.
SIGNE PIERCE AND MOLLY SODA in
VIRTUAL NORMALITY : WOMEN NET ARTISTS 2.0
12 JANUARY – 21 MAY 2018
MdbK, LEIPZIG, GERMANY
Leipziger Volkszeitung (LVZ) previews the upcoming exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Virtual Normality. Featuring the work of net artists including Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström, the show will explore femininity in the digital age. The author writes, “Through the Internet and social media, the debate about sexuality and identity has been rekindled; web artists answer with a hyperfeminine aesthetic.” Click here to read the complete article.
Spiegel author Angela Gruber writes on Virtual Normality, the upcoming group exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig featuring the work of artists Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström. Opening 12 January, the show will run until the 8 of April. To read the full feature, click here.
Deutsche Welle reviews Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0, the upcoming group show at Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig featuring works by Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström among others. Typifying the “Instagram generation,” the artist’s included in the exhibition “use the Internet and social media to reflect on the ideals of female beauty.” The show, opening 12 January, will run until 08 April. Check out the full article here.
Molly Soda is interviewed by Happening Media for her involvement in Kickstarter’s new crowdfunding subscription service for emerging artists, Drip. One of the first artists invited to participate in Drip’s launch, Soda says that the new platform “allows people to connect to you and your “process” or whatever it is you want to put out there in a more intimate way.” Read the full article here.
Anika Meier mentions both Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in her latest article “Es darf sich geärgert werden” for Monopol. Describing the current state of net art and digital feminism, she uses both of the artists as examples of women whose explorations in digital identity blur the boundaries between art and life. Read the full article here.
MOLLY SODA in
1 DECEMBER – 25 MARCH 2018
IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, IRELAND
Molly Soda appears in a new video for Drip, Kickstarter’s recently launched artist subscription service. She discusses how powerful peer support can be, and the impact that hearing positive encouragement has had on her art practice. Watch the full video here.
Molly Soda’s performance at Secret Project Robot, alongside Mutual Benefit and Yowler, is listed by Sophie Weiner of the Village Voice as one of the “best NYC shows” to see this week. For the complete listing, please click here.
Molly Soda will take part in a pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner followed by a performance at Secret Project Robot. Soda just returned to New York City following a US-wide tour of a new performance with Yowler and Told Slant. This stop, the last on the tour, will be Soda’s final performance. For more information and for the full lineup of artists, click here.
Molly Soda has created a new web series for Adolescent called In My Room. In each episode, Soda explores a different topic related to bedrooms: those all-important, practically sacred spaces. In Soda’s case, her bedroom also serves as her studio. To watch “Episode 1: Control,” click here.
FORGE. Art Mag announces group show including work by Molly Soda. Entitled “CURRENTS”, the show will run from 9 November – 13 December at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, click here.
Molly Soda will be featured in the inaugural edition of a new web series by long-time PBS program American Masters entitled Inspiring Woman. Including 6 female “innovative powerhouses,” the series showcases exemplary women making radical changes in their fields. Since 1986, American Masters has profiled artists of the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Ella Fitzgerald and Maya Angelou, earning 28 Emmy Awards and 72 additional nominations. Molly Soda’s episode will air on December 20 on PBS.org. For more information, click here.
Redhawk Radio profiles “Internet Darling” Molly Soda in anticipation of her 10 November performance alongside Told Slant, Yowler and Marjorie Lee at Oxford’s Kofenya Coffee in Miami. For more information about the performance, and to read the full profile, click here.
Christopher Clary, in collaboration with Eyebeam, has included works by Amalia Soto (Molly Soda) and Signe Pierce in his exhibition SAFE for the Wrong Biennale. Probing the concept of safe space in networked culture, the show asks questions about the validity and expression of trauma online. To view the online exhibition, click here.
Sid Smith and Jim Bicknell-Knight’s online pavilion, The 15 Cmdments, includes an original work by Molly Soda. Inspired by the Apple computer keyboard shortcut Command-S (save function), Soda’s work HUGE! GIF HAUL! (2017) imitates the style of popular YouTube haul videos as the artist displays recent additions to her desktop GIF hoard. To view the online exhibition and Soda’s work, click here.
Images from Molly Soda’s photo series Comfort Zone have been selected for Photography on a Postcard’s latest edition. For more information about this project, and to read Art on a Postcard’s blog post about Soda, click here.
Elephant’s Charlotte Jansen visits Molly Soda’s studio and interviews her about her work space, her practice, and the current state of digital affairs and data archiving. Soda says: “Watching the Internet rot and websites turn into graveyards is really pushing me to try and do as much as I can to save things, and if I can’t save them, find ways to rebuild or reimagine them.” Check out the full interview here.
Molly Soda will perform at The Mr. Robot Project in Pittsburgh, USA as part of a line up consisting of Told Slant, Yowler, and Half Spring. For more information, you can find the event page here.
Molly Soda is interviewed by podcast Humor and the Abject about “selfie feminism in hindsight, her recent solo exhibitions […]perceptions of sincerity and honesty in her work, isolation, aesthetic and interface evolutions in social media, how we actively present ourselves for internet audiences, and shitposting.” Listen to the full conversation here.
It was just announced that Molly Soda will perform in group show Virtually Real alongside Aquama on 20 October 2017. The show, curated by Nicole Ruggiero and Terrell Davis, will take place at VR World in New York City. More information can be found here.
The Verge reviews Shared, an anthology curated by Molly Soda and Sara Sutterlin that attempts to record Internet art. “It’s really a frustrating age to be in,” Soda says. “There’s a heightened amount of visibility, but at the same time things are really overlooked.” Read the full review here.
Shared – Curated by Molly Soda & Sara Sutterlin launches today. Published by Fireythings, the anthology pairs up 22 contemporary artists and invites them to create new work as an homage to their partners style and form. More information and a link to purchase the volume can be found here.
Molly Soda is in conversation with KPISS.FM. Listen to the full interview here.
A screening of Molly Soda’s video ‘Come to my Window’ will be featured as part of ‘Electronic Civil Disobedience: Phobias and Fantasies’ at Res, London on 9 July 2017. Find details of the event here.
Molly Soda releases a new video commission for Italian magazine StaiZitta entitled Hole in My Bucket, 2017. The video can be found here.