Mariechen Danz

In her artistic practice the award-winner explores methods and models of human cognition. In her large installations and performances, often collaborating with other artists and musicians, Mariechen Danz combines established systems of knowledge used to understand and describe the world with subjective, alternative and magical perspectives. The starting point for her artistic research is the fragmented human body: its organs, functions and perceptive processes provide models for expressing new ways to build, exchange and record knowledge, truth and history.

Mariechen Danz, born 1980 in Dublin, lives and works in Berlin. She is the winner of the GASAG Art Price 2024. The price entails a site-specific exhibition at Berlinische Galerie, DE.

Danz was part of the 16th Istanbul Biennial, TR (2019) and the 57th La Biennale di Venezia, IT (2017).

Notable solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, DE (2021) | Villa Romana, Florence, IT (2015) | CAN Centre d'art Neuchâtel, CH (2014) | GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, DE (2012) | Kunstverein Göttingen, DE (2012).

Works, installations and performances by Mariechen Danz were presented in group exhibitions in venues including: Rohkunstbau XXVIII, Schloss Altdöbern, DE (2023) | Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, DE (2022) | MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, DE (2021) | Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE (2020) | Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE (2019) | KAI 10/Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, DE (2019) | Kunsthalle Emden, DE (2019) | Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE (2018) | Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR (2016) | Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DE (2016) | Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, DE (2014) | Kunsthaus Bregenz, AU (2013) | New Museum, New York, US (2009).

She is a recent recipient of the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship and the Villa Romana Fellowship.