Maria Pasenau (Mjøndalen, 1994) is a contemporary artist who works in Oslo. She studied at the Norwegian School of Photography in Trondheim. Some of her recent solo exhibitions include «Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau» (2018, Makeriet, Malmø, Sweden), «Pasenau and the Devil» (2019, Fotogalleriet, Oslo), «THE HOPLESNESS OF BEEING ALIVE» (2020, Litteratursymposiet, Odda) and «The Gender Orchestra» (2021, Salonul de proiecte, Romania). 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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