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Søren Dahlgaard

Visual Arts

Europe, Denmark

Søren Dahlgaard is a Danish visual artist who grew up in a middle-class family in a suburb of Copenhagen. He studied at the SladeSchool of Fine Art of University College London. He met his wife there. She is from the Maldives and together they moved to this island nation after art school. In the Maldives, Søren made a vegetable farm on a small coral island for 2 years. There, he also developed his ‘inflatable island’ idea, inspired by the rising sea level and how this prospect affects the future of the Maldives. Over the years, he has become widely known for his engaged, highly original, interactive, participatory work, which he carries out in a variety of public and community spaces, but also in prestigious biennales. Today, Søren and his wife and children live in Melbourne, Australia.