Maria Pasenau (b.1994, Mjøndalen) holds a degree from the Norwegian School of Photography in Trondheim. She works primarily with photography, installation, performance and sculpture. Pasenau has garnered attention for boundary-breaking exhibitions that thematize taboo topics such as gender, the body and sexuality, where she points to contemporary self-staged media culture. The expression is self-revealing and seemingly unpolished and uncensored. Through her artistic practice, Pasenau highlights multi-voiced expressions of what it means to be young today, where sexuality is closely linked with vulnerability. Pasenau is among the youngest artists to have been acquired by the National Museum in Norway.


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