Marie Munk was born in Denmark in 1988 and currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). She received her MA from the Royal College of Art in London in 2016.
Marie Munk is an interdisciplinary artist, working with sculpture, installation, video, and performance. She is concerned with how technological innovation, where info-tech, biotech, and the commercial world interfere, both characterize and dominate our environment, our behavior, and our bodies. Munk is driven by creating alternative realities that balance the playful, imaginative, and adorable with the eerie, disgusting, and horrifying. With equal parts of sci-fi and humor, Munk comments on a familiar present and uncertain future. She diagnoses, with an uncanny visual language, our society through our relationship to our body. Using silicone as a metaphor for the bodily, Munk creates bizarre hypothetical scenarios, which questions current tendencies in society.
Marie Munk exhibits internationally solo or together with artist Stine Deja. Munk has recently exhibited her largest solo so far - Big Energy – at Gl. Holtegaard. Munk has exhibited internationally at MU Hybrid Art House, ALBA Gallery, HeK - House of Electronic Arts, Tranen Center for Contemporary Art, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, MdbK – Museum der bildende Künste, NCCA Arsenal – National Center of Contemporary Art Arsenal, EXPO Chicago, Galerie Lisa Kandhofer, Mira Digital Art Festival, Museum Villa Rot, and Annka Kultys Gallery, among other institutions and festivals.
Munk is represented by ALBA Gallery in Vienna and her works (Synthetic Seduction in collaboration with Stine Deja) recently became a part of the collection at Arken Museum of Modern Art.
Munk was recently awarded a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Council. In 2021 she was selected for Bikuben Fondens Atelier Programme TO GO . In May 2020 Munk was awarded Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legats Talent Prize. In 2019 she was, together with Stine Deja, shortlisted among the finalists for the Remmen Foundation Art Prize 2019 for their collaborative work. In 2018 Munk and Deja were awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation for their collaborative project Synthetic Seduction at KH7 Artspace.
Current and Coming Shows
AUGUST 25th - NOVEMBER 2nd 2023
Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
After Laughter Comes Tears, Group Show
OCTOBER 13th 2023 - JANUARY 7th 2024
Teknokroppen, Group Show
October 17th 2023 - April 21st 2024
Flesh on Flesh, group show
Nov - dec 2023
Galleri Maria Friis, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Multitude and Singularity
December 2023 - February 2024
2023 Forundringskabinetet, Fortevej 72, Risskov.
2023 Synthetic Seduction - Duo show with Stine Deja, Kongegaarden, Korsør, Denmark.
2022 DIVINE DESIRES, duo show with Stine Deja, Alba Gallery, Vienna.
2022 PLACENTA, solo show, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark.
2022 DIVINE DESIRES, duo show with Stine Deja, Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2022 BIG ENERGY, solo show, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark.
2021 Duo show with Stine Deja, Platform Bunker, Copenhagen.
2020 Cable-to-Cradle (solo) / Duo show with Stine Deja, untitled projects, Vienna, Austria.
2020 Great Pets, solo show, Tranen, Hellerup, Denmark.
2019 A Nice Day for a Run, solo show, Melange, Cologne, Germany.
2018 Synthetic Seduction, Stine Deja and Marie Munk, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark.
2018 Synthetic Seduction, Stine Deja and Marie Munk, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen.
2018 Synthetic Seduction, Stine Deja and Marie Munk, Annka Kulty's Gallery, London.
Past Group Shows
2023 TEKNOKROPPEN, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
2023 Fritter, Fadøl og Forestilling, 3. rum, Frontløberne, Aarhus, Denmark.
2022 Touch Me Baby, The Bomb Factory, London.
2022 For Enden af Regnbuen - ARKEN 25 år, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark.
2022 GRASP Festival, Roskilde, Denmark.
2022 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark.
2021 Dette er en Kødby, Group Show, Art Hub Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
2021 Real Feelings (group show), MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoiven, Netherlands.
2021 Gravmonumenter (group show), Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea.
2021 Enter Art Fair Public Programme, Tunnel Fabrikken, Copenhagen.
2021 Gravmonumenter, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.
2020 Real Feelings, HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, Switzerland.
2020 HYPERSURFACE, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK.
2020 EXTEMPORARY: Art Out of Time, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm, Russia.
2020 Link in Bio - Art After Social Media, MdbK - Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany.
2019 EXTEMPORARY: Art Out of Time, NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
2019 Sculpture Garden, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria.
2019 Beyond the Skin, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany.
2019 IN/SITU curated by Jacob Fabricius, with Stine Deja, EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago, USA.
2019 We Sing the Body Electric, Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London.
2019 Sub Festival 2019, with Stine Deja, Holstebro, Denmark.
2018 MIRA DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL, with Stine Deja, Barcelona.
2018 Code Art Fair 2018, represented by Annka Kultys Gallery, Bella Center, Copenhagen.
2018 I'm Sorry, I Didn't Quite Catch That, Arebyte Gallery, London, UK.
2017 ANYBODY, Creativity World Forum, Aarhus, Denmark.
2017 Code Art Fair 2017, represented by Annka Kultys Gallery, Bella Center, Copenhagen.
2017 ANYBODY - The Body and Beyond, a curated fashion project during 'Aarhus 2017 - Capital of Culture' with selected Danish talents, Salling, Aarhus, Denmark.
2017 Embodied, by SciArt Center NYC, Sideshow Gallery, Williamburg NYC.
2016 Embodied, virtual exhibition by SciArt Center NYC.
2016 Final Show, Royal College of Art, London.
2016 Supernature, Entrance Gallery, London.
2016 Squatting Somewhere I Found, Hockney Gallery, London.
2015 TRANSFORMATION, HAUT scene, Copenhagen.
2015 EX-CA-VATE-SITE-TWO, Schwartz Gallery, London, England.
2015 Offprint London, Tate Modern, London.
2015 Electric blue code deck chair just in time for the better weather. #fair #forsale #summer #deckhair #beachlife, Hockney Gallery, London.
2014 Natuurlijk Draagbaar, with Christina Blach, Margreeth Olsthoorn Shop in Rotterdam and IC Design, Risskov, Denmark.
2014 MIERENHOOP, Isis Vaandrager, Rotterdam, Holland.
2011 Think Twice, Copenhagen Designweek 2011, Denmark.
2011 Parasites, Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2011 ProKk, cooperation work arranged by artist Hanne Munk, Aarhus, Denmark.
Awards and Grants
2023 Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for Big Energy at MUDAM
2023 Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for Bloody Eco-system at Kunsthal 6100
2022 Three-Year Working Grant - Arts, Danish Arts Foundation
2022 Working Grant - Design and Crafts, Danish Arts Foundation
2022 Grant from Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse for Placenta at Roskilde Festival
2022 Grant from Bikuben Fonden for Placenta at Roskilde Festival
2022 Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for Placenta at Roskilde Festival
2022 Grant from Dansk Tennis Fond for duo show at Politikens Forhal
2021 Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for duo show at Politikens Forhal
2021 Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for solo show at Gl. Holtegaard
2021 Grant from 15. Juni Fonden for solo show at Gl. Holtegaard
2021 Grant from Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse for solo show at Gl. Holtegaard
2021 Working Grant - Design, Danish Arts Foundation
2021 Working Grant - Arts, Danish Arts Foundation
2020 Talent Prize, Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legat
2020 Working Grant - Design and Crafts, Danish Arts Foundation
2020 Working Grant - Arts, Danish Arts Foundation
2019 Grant from Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse for Great Pets at Tranen
2019 Grant from Ida og Ragnvald Blix Fond for Great Pets at Tranen
2019 Production Grant for Great Pets at Tranen, Danish Arts Foundation
2019 Nominated for Remmen Fonden Kunstpris 2019 (Finalist as duo together with Stine Deja)
2019 Working Grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2018 Award for Synthetic Seduction at KH7 Artspace given by the Danish Arts Foundation
2018 Production Grant for Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery with Stine Deja, Danish Arts Foundation
2018 Working Grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2017 Working Grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2016 Nominated for BLOOOM award by Warsteiner 2016
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
2023 Kulturfest Herning, Herning, Denmark.
2022 Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2021 Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2021 Bikuben Fonden Atelier Program TOGO
2019 Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2016 Interact Lab, University of Sussex, UK.
2016 Face to Phase, Ultrahaptics Levitation Art Performance, Living Display Showcase, Interact Lab, University of Sussex, UK.
2023 CONTINUOUS SHIFT SYMPOSIUM, Kristianstads Konsthall.
2023 TALK - Synthetic Seduction Revisited, Kongegaarden.
2022 Kunstnerisk Skabelse, Show Up, online talk.
2022 Kunstforeningens fødselsdag, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.
2022 Kunstsalon Vision hosted by Bikuben Fonden, in conversation with Hendrik Folkerts, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
2022 VERA School for Art and Design, Copenhagen.
2022 Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.
2022 Data er Gud, Gl. Holtegaard.
2022 Free Lunch Series, Art Hub Copenhagen.
2022 Textilskolen, online talk.
2021 The Hmm, Eindhoven.
2021 Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.
2022 External Tutor, Dansk Talent Akademi.
2022 External Tutor, Rythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen.
2022 Guest Teacher, Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.
2021 Guest teacher, Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.
2018-2019 Tutor, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London.
2014-2016 MA Mixed Media, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
2010-2013 BA Fashion Design, Kolding School of Design, Denmark.