Molly 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, both in Denmark and abroad, including Glasgow, London, Berlin, Munich, New York and Philadelphia.
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.
In her performances, she occasionally integrates biographic elements from her upbringing in the westernmost countryside of Jutland, often with a humorous touch, as well as elements from the lives of famous and less famous artists and performers. 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 dialog with the given context.
In 2017 Hasllund was Artist un Residency at KAC, Kyoto Art Center, Japan where she made experiments with costumes made of growing cress for her performance at the opening of the group show 'Lean Issues'. In 2014 she was Artist in Residence through the Danish Arts Council at the international residency program ISCP, New York City. Here she developed and performed 'Rhythm One Choreography' with audience members for the Contemporary Performance 'Special Effects Festival' at Participants Inc. Manhattan, New York
A returning field in Haslund's practice has been interactive sculptures and functional objects that all comes with appertaining set performances or instructions – as seen in the selection exhibited at MOMA, Roskilde, Denmark (2013) and the sculpture park Wanås Konst, Sweden (season 2014) Alongside Haslund has developed solo- and group performances investigating music in relation to existential and cultural issues amongst other surprizing topics.