The work of Miriam Kongstad is fuelled by a recurring 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.


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MIRIAM KONGSTAD

b. 1991, Denmark

lives between Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen


EDUCATION

MFA, Master of Fine Arts, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018-2020.

BA, Bachelor of Art, “Dance, context, choreography” Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin/Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany, 2013-2016.

Diploma in movement studies, Akademiet for Musik, Dans og Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012-2013.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 - Delfi, General Anaesthesia, Malmø, Sweden.

2019 - Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Demian, Delilah, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands.

2018 - Growing Awareness, RELICS XOXO, Børkop, Denmark.

2018 - Cyprus College of Art, Hard Candy, Lempa, Cyprus.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 - NeverNeverLand, Dust is Us, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2019 - Kunsthal Aarhus, Leviathan, Aarhus, Denmark.

2019 - HotDock Project Space, No Scrubs, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2019 - MMAG Foundation, The Primacy of Plot, Amman, Jordan.

2019 - Bikini Space, Mouth Mouth, Basel, Switzerland.

2018 - NeverNeverLand, Fugue Lounge, Amsterdam,The Netherlands.

2018 - Ku’damm Karree, Show - A Survey of Wearable Sculpture, Berlin, Germany.

2018 - Spinnerei, SUV, Leipzig, Germany.

2018 - Delfi, W&L’s Artist Supplies Store, Malmø, Sweden.

2018 - Der Plug, Der Plug #1, Berlin, Denmark.

2017 - National Gallery of Denmark, SMK Fridays, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 - Gleis-Power, The Prowlergeist, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 - Villa Iris, Fundación Botín, Jaguars, Santander, Spain.

2017 - Louisenlund/Lilleborg/G3, Jordens Små Samfund, Bornholm, Denmark.

2017 - Galleri Les Gens Heureux, Human Nature, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2016 - Scandinavian Institute, The Kingdom, New York City, NY, USA.

2016 - Bonnie & Clyde, SIEDLER-SETTLER-JETZBAU, Berlin, Germany.

2016 - Braunschweig Kunstverein, Process, Performance, Presence, Braunschweig, Germany.

2015 - Flutgraben, 3AM, Berlin, Germany.

2015 - Hamburger Bahnhof, Black Mountain. An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 - 1957, Berlin, Germany.


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2019 - MMAG Foundation/Temple of Hercules, Scalp, Amman, Jordan.

2018 - West Germany, Auf Der Jagd Nach Dem Nierenstein, Berlin, Germany.

2018 - Alt_Cph, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Worker’s Choice, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 - Dansekapellet, Flight, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 - Sophiensaele, Worker’s Choice, Berlin, Germany.

2017 - Park Row, Holy Progression, New York City, NY, USA.

2016 - Uferstudios, The Hunt And Haunt Is All The Same, Berlin, Germany.

2016 - Panoply Performance Laboratory, Holy Progression, New York City, NY, USA.

2016 - Uferstudios, Objects In Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear, Berlin, Germany.

2015 - Collegium Hungaricum (CHB), Holy Progression, Berlin, Germany.

2015 - INzucht Festival, Holy Progression, Berlin, Germany.

2015 - Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, EXTA, Berlin, Germany.


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Curatorial assistant, Den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018-2019.

Founding member of the curatorial platform Bonnie & Clyde, Berlin, Germany / Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015-2017.

Curatorial assistant, Participant Inc, New York City, NY, USA, 2016.


SELECTED AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

Augustinus Fonden, Denmark, 2018.

Louis-Hansens Fond, Denmark, 2018.

Cyprus College of Art Residency, Cyprus, 2018.

Fundación Botín, Spain, 2017.

Tanztage production grant, Sophiensaele, Germany, 2017.

Performing Arts Platform, mentoring programme, Germany, 2016-2018.

DAAD scholarship, Germany, 2016.

Young Talent Prize, Goethe Institut, Germany, 2016.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Back To The Arts Back To The Future, Seaweed Journal, Vol. 2, p. 30-35, South Korea, 2018.

Holler reta a 13 jóvenes artistas a crear juegos “surrealistas” en el taller de Villa Iris, La Vanguardia, Spain, 2017.

http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/cantabria/20170906/431088491248/holler-reta-a-13-jovenes-artistas-a-crear-juegos-surrealistas-en-el-taller-de-villa-iris.html

Das Tanzen entdeckt die Realität, Berliner Morgenpost, Germany, 2017.

https://www.morgenpost.de/kultur/article209153237/Das-Tanzen-entdeckt-die-Realitaet.html

Performance Picks, Bedford + Bowery, NY, USA, 2016.

http://bedfordandbowery.com/2016/09/performance-picks-fainting-clowns-doom-spirituals-and-more/