Marie Munk was born in Denmark in 1988 and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. She received her MA - Mixed Media 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 and productivity 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. Using silicone as a metaphor for the bodily, Munk creates abstract hypothetical scenarios, which questions current tendencies in society. With an uncanny visual language, she awakes the emotions that arise when we encounter something unknown and immediately abhorrent - awakening the unconscious and irrational in people.
Marie Munk exhibits internationally solo or together with artist Stine Deja. Munk has recently exhibited internationally at gallery untitled projects, 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 untitled projects in Vienna.
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 was awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation for their collaborative project Synthetic Seduction.
Real Feelings (group show), JANUARY 2021
MU, Eindhoiven, Netherlands.
Gravmonumenter (group show), MARCH - APRIL 2021
Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.
Gravmonumenter (group show), JUNE - JULY
Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea.
Solo, FEBRUARY - MARCH 2022
Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark.
Duo show with Stine Deja, 2022
Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Centre Pompidou, 2022/2023
Past Solo and Duo Shows
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
2020 Real Feelings (group show), 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
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
2019 Grant from Ida og Ragnvald Blix Fond
2019 Production Grant for my solo show 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
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.
2014-2016 MA Mixed Media, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
2010-2013 BA Fashion Design, Kolding School of Design, Denmark.