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Marie Kølbæk Iversen

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Mirror Therapy - lapis lazuli-slide installation- Variable dimensions
11th Gwangju Biennial - The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?) 2016 - Gwangju, KR
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Mirror Therapy - lapis lazuli-slide installation- Variable dimensions

11th Gwangju Biennial - The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?) 2016 - Gwangju, KR


Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Nine Bats - Installation view - Overgaden, DK - 2016 
In 2017 acquired by ARKEN Museum, Ishøj, DK
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Nine Bats - Installation view - Overgaden, DK - 2016

In 2017 acquired by ARKEN Museum, Ishøj, DK

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - lo/l - Installation view - Louisiana The Moon - Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk DK - 2018
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - lo/l - Installation view - Louisiana The Moon - Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk DK - 2018

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - NÅR - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - NÅR - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - NÅR - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - NÅR - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - NÅR - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - NÅR - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2021


Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Slide - Installation view - BIM / Biennale de l’image en mouvement - Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, CH and MONA, Hobart, AU - 2014 – 2015
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Slide - Installation view - BIM / Biennale de l’image en mouvement - Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, CH and MONA, Hobart, AU - 2014 – 2015

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - The Way of Mu - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2018
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - The Way of Mu - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2018

Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Transformer - Installation view Transformer (stones for the philosophers - Brandts, Odense, DK 2015
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Marie Kølbæk Iversen - Transformer - Installation view Transformer (stones for the philosophers - Brandts, Odense, DK 2015

Emphasizing the presence of technology and the concreteness of feedback loops, the performances and installations of Marie Kølbæk Iversen challenge representational powers of mediation by reducing it to those material properties through which it is in excess of itself: patterns, waves, vibrations, flows. Media are thus conceived as a multiplicity of forces and intermediaries that are staged and traced through the effects and affects they elicit across human, mechanic, geological, and geopolitical bodies, and which massage and shape subjectivity through their interaction with emergent realities; a virtuality that is inseparably bound up with the real without resembling it.

Marie Kølbæk Iversen is interested in mythologies and magical traditions. She explores this through an insistent research-based practice that challenges the rational paradigm of our culture and thereby pierces the split between the material and the spiritual. Marie Kølbæk Iversen seeks out places where the usual explanation on closer inspection is not fully comprehensive, and she deals with and uncovers these topics through performances and extensive installations.

Marie Kølbæk Iversen's practice reflects an ‘active mythical thinking’ that breaks with classical and chronological ways of understanding our world. One of the characteristics of myth thinking is that one can not trace the narrative of a particular myth back to one primordial myth, which is then the true version of this myth. Mythical thinking thus abolishes the idea of ​​a starting or ending point and instead provides space for an endless series of transformations. In this way, the different versions of the myth are equated with each other as evidence of the contingency of life. When Marie Kølbæk Iversen thus embarks on retelling, she therefore at the same time begins to renegotiate the premises of the world that myth records, and its connections to the world today. Marie Kølbæk Iversen's works have the ability to make visible the invisible, such as bodily sensations and sensitivity. She expands the world of art by working across the natural and humanities, all the while putting the vulnerable, sensory and energetic body at the center.

Marie Kølbæk Iversen (f.1981, DK) lives and works in Copenhagen. Since 2017, she has been an artistic research fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and Institute for Anthropology at Aarhus Universitet. She is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2008. Marie Kølbæk Iversen has solo exhibited, among others, at Overgaden (DK), Parmer (US), Annual Reportt (DK), Gether Contemporary (DK), Officin (DK), ARIEL (DK) and she has participated in group exhibitions at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK), Statens museum for kunst (DK), Den Frie (DK), Heine Onstad (NO), Kunsthall Trondheim (NO), Cisternerne (DK), Kai Art Centre (LT), Tensta Konsthall (SE), 11th Gwangju Biennial (CN), Arken Museum of Modern Art (DK), Röda Sten Konsthall, (SE), Fotografisk Center (DK), The MONA Museum (AUS), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneve (CH), KUMU Museum (LT), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Kunsthallen Brandts (DK). The works of Marie Kølbæk Iversen can be experienced in the collections at Statens Museum for Kunst (DK), Arken Museum of Modern Art (DK), Malmø Kunstmuseum (SE) and Statens Kunstfond (DK).

Selected Exhibitions & Projects

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Marie Kølbæk Iversen

Born 1981, Herning, DK. Lives and works in Copenhagen

Education

Artistic research fellow at the Academy of Fine Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University since October 2017.

Graduated visual artist MFA from the School of Time-based Media at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008.

Upcoming exhibitions and projects:

2022

Solo exhibition, Overgaden, Copenhagen

2023

Commission and exhibition, Rovhistorier - Histories of Predation, Henie Onstad, Oslo, and Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2021

Når, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen

2020

n_body crash, digital commission, Kvadrat/South into North

Io Lib., solo exhibition, ARIEL, Copenhagen

2018

Way of Muu,Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen

Birth of Muspelina, Annual Reportt, Copenhagen

2017

Io/I,curated by Amanda Parmer for PARMER, New York

Solo exhibition, Officin, Copenhagen

2016

Via Além, research exhibition, Pivô, São Paulo

Europa, print commission, Den Danske Radeerforening, Copenhagen

2015

Io/I, solo exhibition, NLHspace, Copenhagen + artist book

Transformer, solo exhibition at Brandts, and permanent installation of public commission, Odense City Council and the Danish Arts Foundation, Odense + artist book

Io/I, Kunstraum, curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst, London

Mirror Therapy, solo exhibition, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen + monograph

2014

Les Lumières et la Chauve-souris, permanent installation at SDU – University of Southern Denmark, public commission, Faculty of Science, Odense

2012

Execution – into decapital, solo exhibition, IMO, Copenhagen

Destin, solo exhibition and book launch, At the Aacdemy, Copenhagen + artist book

2009

Nat is Night Personified, solo exhibition, WAS, Copenhagen

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2021

Group exhibition, M/other, Amager Hospital, Copenhagen

Group exhibition, Soil. Sickness, Society, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved

2020

Exhibition of Slide, Danish National Gallery, Copenhagen

Unexpected Encounters—Possible Futures: ‘Cosmic Existence,’Den Frie, Copenhagen

2019

Moonologue at VEGA│ARTS, VEGA and Cisternerne, Copenhagen

Let the field of your attention…soften and spread out,

Tallinn Photomonth, Kai Art Centre, Tallinn

The Moon, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, 2018-19

2018

Soon Enough, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm

Water from the Waist Down, festival, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo

2017

Star Messenger, performance with Diana Policarpo and Gaia Fugazza, curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst for PS/Y and LUX, London

Fall Equinox Celebration, performance with Diana Policarpo, curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst for PS/Y and LUX, London

2016

The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?), the 11th Gwangju Biennial, curated by Maria Lind, Gwangju, South Korea + catalogue

Surfacing Earth, curated by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg

Opslag Nedslag, curated by Thomas Hvid Kromann, The Black Diamond, Copenhagen

Varulv!, group exhibition, curated by Anna Holm, Overgaden, Copenhagen

2015

Sermon / The Passage of the Heifer, duo exhibition with Tiril Hasselknippe, D7, Copenhagen

BIM – Biennial de l’image en mouvement, The MONA Museum, Tasmania, Australia + catalogue

2014

BIM – Biennial de l’image en mouvement, new commission, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Yann Chateigné and Andrea Bellini, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève + catalogue

The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial, curated by Maria Kjær Themsen, KUMU Museum, Tallinn

Consciousness, group exhibition, curated by Hicham Khalidi as part of Artefact ‘14, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven

2013

Ghostbusters (or how to stress photography),curated by Eleonora Farina, Toves Salon, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

TvKunst, group exhibition of commissioned video art on TV, DR K, The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark

2012

Sympathy with the Invisible, curated by Guillermo Creus, Fundação Ecarta, Porto Alegre, Brazil

CAF – Copenhagen Art Festival, The Royal Danish Academy / Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Dexter Bang Sinister, research exhibition, curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Spatium,curated by Maria Kjær Themsen, KUMU Museum, Tallinn

2011

Enter ll, triennial for young Danish art, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense

I feel like I’m disappearing [...],curated by Toke Lykkeberg, Galerie West, The Hague

2010

Anonymous Materials, group exhibition, curated by Anders Kreuger, Binz39, Zürich

Ce n’est pas une image juste, c’est juste une image, launch of Internationalistisk Ideale #3 and group exhibition, IMO, Copenhagen

Collections

SMK, National Gallery of Denmark

Arken, Museum of Modern Art

Statens Kunstfond

Malmö Konstmueum