Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

Artist at Galerie Mikael Andersen - Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Gma1653
    At the Crossroads, 1960,
    bronze, 55 x 26.5 x 43.5 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Gf0004 1 1 1
    Mask, ca. 1970
    bronze, 74 x 57 x 80 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Ferlov 1
    Mask (untitled, also known as 'Table Mask' or 'Birth of the Mask'), 1965-75
    bronze, 95 x 72 x 60 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Gfgma0425
    Sculpture (untitled), 1951,
    bronze,
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - L'Arche
    L'Arche, 1964,
    bronze, 60 x 43 x 41 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Sf Gma2866
    Guardians of our Inheritance, 1973,
    bronze, 31 x 39.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Sf Gma2871
    Growth, 1968,
    bronze, 38.8 x 22.6 x 17.1 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Ts1331
    Installation view, Sindets Struktur (group show), Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2020 (photo: Jan Søndergaard)
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - 2237 1
    Installation view, E W S - Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2011 (photo: Jan Søndergaard)

About

Sonja Ferlov Mancoba holds a central position in Danish art history. Primarily affiliated with Linien, she showed with other Danish artists groups as well, including Høstudstillingen and CoBrA. In 1936 she moved to Paris, where in 1942 she married the South African painter Ernest Mancoba. Returning to Denmark in 1947, they were part of Høstudstillingen's CoBrA years, 1948 and 1949. Discouraged by the break-up of the movement, they moved back to Paris in 1961. Ferlov Mancoba's sculptures from 1935 to 1984 are artistic expressions of her view of humanity: "They are human expressions more than art," as she put it. She believed in letting the material speak to her and proceeded without prior plans or finished compositions in mind, and in her strong bronze sculptures you see inspiration that fluctuate between the movements of spontaneous art and the concrete constructivism as well as tradition African art.


We are very pleased to officially announce that Japanese architect Tadao Ando will create a permanent pavillion for Sonja Ferlov Mancoba’s works in Allinge on Bornholm which is planned for 2024.

Read more about the pavillion on Estate Ferlov Mancoba website



For enquiries regarding available works by the artist, please contact cph@mikaelandersen.com

    • CV
  • 1911 in Copenhagen – 1984 in Paris, France.
    • Education:
  • 1933-1935: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
  • 1937-1938: École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
    • Exhibitions in the gallery:
    • Sindets Struktur (group show), 11.06 - 15.08, 2020
  • Galerie Mikael Anderse, Copenhagen
    • GMA XXX AAR (group show), 13.06 - 17.08, 2019
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • EWS, 18.12, 2018 - 16.01, 2019
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • 1000 Sterne (Group show), 4.12,2017 - 13.01, 2018
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Accrochage (Group show), 24.08 - 90.09, 2017
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Sculptures and Works on Paper (group show), 20.06 - 12.07, 2014
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
    • EWS, 12.11 - 17.12, 2011
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Ernest Mancoba & Wonga Mancoba, 11.06 - 03.07, 2010
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
    • The Mask (group show), 04.12, 2009 - 09.01, 2010
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • S, M, L (group show), 09.11 - 15.12, 2002
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Something About Drawing (group show), 24.03 - 22.04, 2000
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
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