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Maria Pasenau (Mjøndalen, 1994) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Odda. She studied at the Norwegian School of Photography in Trondheim. Some of her recent soloexhibitions include

«Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau» (2018, Makeriet, Malmø, Sweden), «My Name is End, Bitter End» (2018, K4 Gallery, Oslo) and «Pasenau and the Devil» (2019, Fotogalleriet, Oslo). She has been part of numerous group exhibitions such as «Early Works» (2017, curated

by Elise By Olsen, New Galerie, Paris, France), «The Hoodies» (2017, curated by Charlie Roberts, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand), «Faithless Pictures» (2018, curated by Andrea Kroksnes, Norwegian National Museum, Oslo), «Pinkcube» (2018, curated by Anja

Carr, Tenthaus, Oslo) and «Sub» (2018, curated by Bjørn Hatterud, Akerhus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm). Additionally, Maria Pasenau has appeared in Bjarne Melgaard’s digital exhibition «Life Killed My Chihuahua» on the Instagram account of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

(2018, curated by Elise By Olsen and Julia Peyton-Jones). In 2018 Pasenau published her first photo book «Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau», and in 2019 in connection with her exhibition at Fotogalleriet, she published her second photo book «Pasenau and the Devil»

and in 2020 here third book «The Hoplesness Of Beeing Alive» . She is one of  the youngest artists to have work acquired by the Norwegian National Museum for their permanent collection.

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Maria Pasenau (f. 1994) based in Oslo from Mjøndalen.
+47 482 10 301
Kleivavegen 33
5750 Odda

Known as a self-taught artist, attended Norsk Fotofagskole
2012-2015 and Prosjektskolen art school 2015-2017, worked as in-house photographer for Recens paper and photo editor for Natt og Dag.
2020 funding: The Norwegian government grants for artists, 2 years 2020-2021
2020 book: The Hoplesness Of Beeing Alive Artistbook about 150 pages published by the artist, Oslo
2020 group exhibition: Syklus Telemark kunstsenter Curated by Una Gjerde, Skien
2020 Solo exhibition: Day By Day Soft Opening Curated by Isabella Burley, London
2019 purchase: «self portrait with graveyardlog 1994-2019» artwork for Nasjonalgalleriet`s permanent collection
2019 purchase: «red in the middle of rockwille» artwork for Kunstfond Viskum
2019 book: Pasenau And The Devil Artistbook about 300 pages published in collaboration with Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2019 lecture: Trafo kunsthall, Asker
2019 Solo exhibition: Pasenau And The Devil Fotogalleriet, Curated by Antonio Cataldo, Oslo
2019 funding: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond for the exhibit Pasenau And The Devil
2019 funding: NORSK FOTOGRAFISK FOND for the exhibit Pasenau And The Devil
2019 funding: Fritt ord for artist book Pasenau And The Devil
2019 purchase: «Blue Theodor and yellow banana, graveyard texting, inti and peeing pasenau, (pleasure) finger play, forest hunt with dirty socks and Lest tagg, Sally and Clau-dia» artworks for Nasjonalgalleriet ́s permanent collection
2019 group exhibition: Nordic Now!Nordic light festival of photography Kristiansund
2019 lecture: Nordic light festival of photograph, Kristiansund
2019 lecture: Lofoten international photo festival, Lofoten
2019 group exhibition: CONCOCTION OF CONFUSION Galleri Golsa curated by Inti Wang, Oslo
2018 purchase: 4 untitled artwork for NRK ́s art collection
2018 Performance: A performative poetry reading Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2018 duo exhibition: Pinkcube, Maria Pasenau and Maisie Cousins Tenthaus curated by Anja Carr, Oslo
2018 group exhibition online: LIFE KILLED MY CHIHUAHUA GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC instagram, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Julia Peyton-Jo-nes and Elise By Olsen
2018 group exhibition: collective Uncontaminated curated by Ruini Studio, Oslo
2018 book launch: Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau Kunstnernes hus, Oslo
2018 Solo exhibition: Whit kind regrets Pasenau Makeriet curated by Ellen Ulfva
2018 self published book: Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau
350 page photobook made with material collected throughout 3 years from my youth
2018 group exhibition: Sub Akershus Kunst Senter curated by Bjørn Hatterud, Akershus
2018 solo exhibition: My Name Is End, Bitter End Galleri K4 curated by Bjørn Hatterud, Oslo
2018 Group exhibit: Faithless Pictures Nasjonalmuseet curated by Andrea Kroksnes, Oslo
2017 publication: the twenty eighteen calendar A photcoalendar made with Tore Winstnes curated by Hedda Grevle
2017 Group exhibit: Early Works New Galerie Paris curated by Elise By Olsen, Paris
2017 Group exhibit: Secret Garden Biennale curated by Victoria Duffee and Maria Pasenau, Oslo

2017 Group exhibit: After school spesial Tore Winsents and Maria Pasenau, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2017 Solo exhibit: PLAYTIME YME Store, Oslo
2017 Group exhibit: The Hoodies

Kristiansand Kunsthall curated by Charlie Roberts and Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Kristiansand

2017 takeover: Takeover at Nasjonalgalleriet ́s instagram, Hot Pocket by Tori Wrånes, Oslo
2017 funding: Frifond for the twenty eighteen calendar
2016 award: «The newcomer of the year» Gullsnitt award, Oslo
2016 Group exhibit: What The Fuck Just Happened Charlie Roberts studio curated by Matias Kiil, Victoria Duffee and Maria Pasenau, Oslo
2016 Solo exhibit: CREW TEENZ Uncontaminated, Oslo
2016 Performance: Unearning / Interpretations HAiKw/, Toril Johannessen and Jacob Riddle Rod Bianco Galleri, Oslo
2016 Performance: Soppen performance festival Ekebergparken with Marcel Alcalà, Matias Kiil and Maria Pasenau, Oslo
2015 Performance: Winckelmann Wet Look OCA, Performance Matias Kiil and Maria Pasenau, Oslo

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Kunsten som presenteres inkluderer ulike medier som maleri, tegning, foto, skulptur, installasjon, performance, tekstil og glass.

Galleriet er eid og drives av Tonje Buer.


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