Molly Haslund lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Haslund works in the intersection between sculpture and performance art, integrating elements from pop culture, performing arts, literature and music into a multifaceted artistic practice. Through various strategies, Haslunds’ work explores how ideas, identities and social hierarchies are intimately connected with and continuously negotiated through bodily gestures, rituals, social designs and arrangements of our physical surroundings. With her interest in physicality related to history, social environment and the present moment, her pieces are rarely constructed or performed the same way twice, but are usually developed locally or adapted to new locations in dialogue with the given context.
Haslund holds a master’s degree from The Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, and a master’s degree from the Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom. Since Haslund graduated in 2005, she has exhibited and performed extensively in Denmark and abroad, including Glasgow, London, Berlin, Munich, New York and Philadelphia.
Previous exhibitions and venues for performances include KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark, 2018, Kyoto Art Center, Japan, 2017, Peekskill, New York, USA, 2015, The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015, The Sculpture Park Wanås Konst, Wanås, Sweden, 2014 and Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2013. Selected residencies include Kyoto Art Center, Studio Residency, 2017, Flux Factory, New York USA, 2016,ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York USA, 2015 and Ebenböck-Haus & Gallerie FOE, Munich Germany, 2014.
Molly Haslund´s works are featured in the collections of established institutions, a.o. Wanås Konst, Wanås, Sweden, MFSK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark and Lund Sketch Collection, Sweden. Furthermore, Haslund has received The Danish Arts Foundation's three-year working grant and Åge and Yelva Nimbs Fond, Honorary Award.