MIRIAM KONGSTAD is a visual artist living between Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen.
Her work is fuelled by a strong interest in the human body and the social and political regimes surrounding it. As a synthesis of modalities and media her artistic output takes form as sculpture and installation, assemblage, sound, poetry and performance.
From a socio-anthropological angle, Kongstad researches embodiment and affect, with specific attention to habitual and naturalized movements and their identifications in popular culture. She recurrently works with material extensions of the human body such as foods, beauty products, fashion, technology, pornography, fitness equipment and bodily discards. She activates these materials as a way of laying bare the systems through which power is reproduced, felt and fought against on a bodily level. In this regard recurring themes in her practice include female identity, childhood and adolescence, sexuality, identification and human enhancement.
MIRIAM KONGSTAD completed her Bachelor of Art from Universität der Künste Berlin (DE) in 2016 and is currently associated with the masters programme in fine arts at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. Most recently her work has been shown at Fundación Botín (Santander, ES), Scandinavian Institute (New York, USA), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, DE), National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen, DK), Cyprus College of Art (Lempa, CY), Sophiensaele (Berlin, DE), Dansekapellet (Copenhagen, DK), Collegium Hungaricum (Berlin, DE), Uferstudios (Berlin, DE) as well as site-specific locations ranging from apartments and deserts to forests.