BIO

Marie Munk was born in Denmark in 1988 and currently lives and works in Copenhagen. 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 sci-fi and humor, Munk comments on both a familiar present and an 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. 

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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, 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 Gallery Alba 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. Last year she was selected for Bikuben Fondens Atelier Programme TO GO autumn 2021. 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.

Current and Coming Shows

For Enden af Regnbuen - ARKEN 25 år, Group Show

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark.

DIVINE DESIRES

Duo show with Stine Deja

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 2022

Alba Gallery, Vienna.

 

GRASP FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 6-8, 2022, Roskilde.

OCTOBER 2022 - MARCH 2023

Kristianstads konsthall, Kristianstad, Sweden.

Synthetic Seduction 

Duo show with Stine Deja, 2023

Kongegaarden, Korsør, Denmark.

 

Group Show, SUMMER 2023

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark.

 

Multitude and Singularity

December 2023 - February 2024

Le Bicolore of La Maison du Danemark, Paris, France.


Past Solo and Duo Shows

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

2022 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark.

2022 EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Exhibition Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany.

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

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 Statens Kunstfond for duo show at Politikens Forhal

2021 Grant from Statens Kunstfond 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

 

Collections

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.


Residencies
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.

Commissions
2016 Face to Phase, Ultrahaptics Levitation Art Performance, Living Display Showcase, Interact Lab, University of Sussex, UK.

 

Talks 

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.

2022 Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.

2022 Data er Gud, Gl. Holtegaard.

2022 Free Lunch Series, Art Hub Copenhagen.

2021 The Hmm, Eindhoven.

2021 Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.

Teaching

2022 External Tutor, Rythmic Music Conservatorie, Copenhagen.

2022 Guest Teacher, Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.

2021 Guest teacher, Byhøjskolen, Aarhus.

2018-2019 Tutor, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London. 

Education

2014-2016 MA Mixed Media, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2010-2013 BA Fashion Design, Kolding School of Design, Denmark.