Morten Søndergaard

Associate Professorat Aalborg University
Virum,
Denmark
Focus area: Art History, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Design, Sound, Acoustics, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Morten Søndergaard is a Media Art Curator and Associate Professor in media art at Aalborg University. He holds an MA in Modern Culture and Art History (University of Copenhagen) and a PhD in Performance Design (University of Roskilde). He is co-founder, national coordinator and member of the Coordinator Board / faculty of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Media Arts Cultures at Lodz University Poland, Krems University Austria, LaSalle Singapore, and Aalborg University Denmark. Since 2012 faculty member of the Media Art Histories master in Krems, Austria. he was Curator/Deputy Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde (1999–2008) where he curated several media art exhibitions and projects, includinng: Christian Marclay: Sound and Video in 2000, Get Real in 2004/5 (with Björn Norberg and Perttu Rastas) and MAP – Media Art Platform (2003-08) (with Mogens Jacobsen). Head of the Culture Denmark advisory board and member of the New Media Forum, both hosted by the Danish Minsitry of Culture (2003-07). 
He was co-founder and board-member of the LARM audio archive research infrastructure project 2002-2014, where he also founded and chaired the research project on ‘the unheard avant-garde’ (on-going). Together with Peter Weibel, he curated the ‘Unheard Avant-garde in Scandinavia’ section at the Sound Art – Sound as Medium for Art exhibition at ZKM, Karlsruhe, March 2012–January 2013. In 2010, he commissioned Stelarc’s Internet Ear Project for the exhibition Biotopia – Art in the Wet Zone at Utzon Center in Aalborg Denmark. He was Senior Curator and General Chair of the re-new festival of digital arts – www.re-new.org – in Copenhagen (2010–12). Co-founder and chair of ISACS – the sound art curating conference series (with Peter Weibel) (since 2013). Co-founder and chair of POM – Politics of the Machines conference series (with Laura Beloff) (since 2017). Contributing Editor at LEA (2011–14), and editor at MEDIEKULTUR Journal (2013-16). Since 1992, he has published widely on Danish and international media art, sound art and the digital archive experience.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: Re:Sound—Media Art Histories 2019

Introduction to Special Section: Sound as Evidence

December 2020
Articles

The Prosthetic Experience Between Body and Technology: Investigating ‘Second Nature’ in Experimental Art Practices

January 2018