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Mariechen Danz

researches the body and the conditions of corporality in her artistic work, examining the possibilities and limits of articulation. She works with costumes, drawings, sculptures and installations, activating them in the framework of staged performances in which the voice is given a central role. Born in Ireland, she studied at the University of the Arts, Berlin, at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam and at the California Institute of the Arts, where she received her MA in art and integrated media in 2008. Her work has been seen in solo exhibitions at the GAK – Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, the CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, and the Kunstverein Göttingen as well as worldwide in group exhibitions, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the New Museum, New York, the Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, the Centre Pompidou Paris, the 2017 Venice Biennale and elsewhere. Mariechen Danz was a grant recipient from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture (2016), and has received the Karl Schmitt-Rottluff Grant (2014) and the Villa Romana Prize (2013).
Other texts by Mariechen Danz for DIAPHANES
  • imagination
  • occultism
  • ritual
  • spiritism
  • contemporary art
  • artistic practice