Miriam Kongstad (b. 1991, DK) is an artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen. Expanding from a background in choreography and performance, her practice is anchored in investigations of embodiment and the human body, whilst materializing as images, installations, performance, sculpture, and sound. Her work takes place in a social realm, visually depicting cultural and political structures surrounding the human body, with specific attention to habitual and naturalized movements and their identifications in popular culture. Miriam's work questions how currents and societies are changing bodies and ideals; and how bodies and ideals are changing societies, by exploring the metaphysical, organic, social, and spiritual aspects of inhabiting a body - the extended experience of being flesh.



EDUCATION

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

2013-2016   BA, Bachelor of Art, Dance, Context, Choreography, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany.

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


SOLO / DUO EXHIBITIONS

2021   OK Corral, The Onset Of Fever, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021   Arcway Nightlands Connector, Metanoia/Bunnyland, (w. Johan Bech Jespersen), Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021   Ring 3 Biennalen, Spiri(cos)metics, (w. Claus Haxholm), Copenhagen, Denmark.

2020   Het HEM, The Onset Of Fever, Zaandam, The Netherlands.

2020   Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Demian, Delilah, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands.

2019   Delfi, General Anaesthesia, Malmø, Sweden.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021   Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Poet Slash Artist, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021   Haus Der Statistik, Plur, Berlin, Germany.

2021   Postbank Hochhaus, Let Experiments Become Attitude, Berlin, Germany.

2021   Dzialdov, Care About Every Body, Berlin, Germany.

2021   The National Gallery of Denmarkt, Dansk Kunst Nu, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021   KØS - Museum For Art In Public Space, Monstersuppe, Køge, Denmark.

2021   KLD/The Lake Radio, Reception Desk #2, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2020   Tanznacht Berlin, Vertigo, Berlin, Germany.

2020   Radion, Spielraum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2019   Kunsthal Aarhus, Leviathan, Aarhus, Denmark. 

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

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

2019   ISO, Goblin Market, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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

2018   Der Plug, Der Plug, Berlin, Germany.

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

2017   Fundación Botín, Jaguars, Santander, Spain.

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

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

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

2016   Cache Creek, Soft City, Mojave Desert, California, USA.

2015   Flutgraben, 3AM, Berlin, Germany.

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


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2021   Den Frie Udstillingsbygning/The Performance Agency, Poison Paradise, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021   Ok Corral, Chimera, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2020   Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Hit Me Baby One More Time, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands.

2019   Delfi, General Anaesthesia (the performance), Malmø, Sweden.

2019   HotDock Project Space, Don’t Gild the Lily, Bratislava, Slovakia.

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

2018   West Germany, New Delhi Transition, Berlin, Germany.

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

2018   Spinnerei, SUV, Leipzig, Germany.

2017   Dansekapellet, Flight, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

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

2016   Panoply Performance Lab, 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.

2014   ADA-Studios, Within Between, Berlin, Germany. 


PUBLICATIONS

2021   Chimera/Homeostasis, sound/poetry via Sensorisk Verden, Denmark.

2020   Thou Who Holds But Owns Not, sound/poetry via TLTRPreß, Germany.

2020   There Shall Be Baldness Upon Their Head, essay via MMAG Foundation, Jordan.


COLLECTIONS

2020     The National Gallery Of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.