"x+x/y explores the changing relationship between males and females – the androgynous individual – the changing view on sexuality and human body"

− Marie Wengler, artist

"I'm both the model and the photographer - I'm both the object and the observer"

− Marie Wengler, artist

"BLINDNESS_ deals with the ability, the possibility or desire to ‘see’ in a symbolic sense, whereby blindness or non-seeing becomes a symbol of self-chosen or forced ignorance"

− Marie Wengler, artist

Marie Wengler (b. 1992)

Marie Wengler is a Danish conceptual artist, creating art permeated with issues related to human social roles, behaviour, and culture, clearly reflecting her BA in Sociology and MA in Cognition and Communication. Art, in this case, becomes not only a creative outlet for personal expression and exploration of oneself and one’s environment, but also a form of commentary aimed at the current sociopolitical phenomena. Marie is a third/fourth wave feminist and has been doing several lectures and performance acts about body ideals in the 21st century. She’s been featured in different magazines and has participated in various exhibitions. In her spare time she’s a passionate skateboarder and hip-hop fan.

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CV

Education
Cognition and Communication (MA) / University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2017-)

Sociology (BA) / University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2013-2016)

Reklamelinjen (2016-2017)

Following courses at the art school ICP (International Center of Photography)

Occupational experiences
2017

Participating with photographic pieces in ‘The Uncensored Show’, an exhibition curated by GirlGaze.

Doing performance art in Russia, representing Denmark during ‘Youth Trio 2017’.

Participating in group exhibition at The National Gallery of Denmark, September 2017.

Creating SoMe-campaign and graphic identity for new flagship project at Børns Vilkår.

Artist in residence: Sisters Academy at Den Frie, Copenhagen: creating a performance project on the ‘sensual society’ in collaboration with 30 other artists from different parts of the world.

Doing a lecture about body hair, gender and the influence and consumption of mass media at Gin and Gender (25st of January).
Creating online store (smoove.me).

2016

Developing a campaign about polarisation and filter bobbles at social media (15th of October): Nextstep by Bindslev.

Started working as Qualitative Research Analysis Assistent, SoMe-manager and Graphic Designer at MEGAFON.

Doing a lecture about body hair and gender (23th of September): SMK FRIDAY.

Working freelance at Woolspire, creating a new visual identity and online marketing strategy – including a campaign for Red Barnet (4 months project).

2015

Working in CREAS, Copenhagen K. Creating online store (qill.me).

2013

Volunteer (2013-2015) at the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK): communicating art in innovative ways using new media technologies.

Lecturer during Inclusive Museum Conference.

Lecturer during Social Media Week.
Internship at Den Frie Contemporary, gaining an understanding of the dissemination and handling of art and exhibitions.

Starting own business in January 2013 (M.Wengler).

2012

Working at the art and fashion magazine TOXIQUE from 2012, covering haute couture and contemporary art.

2011

Working with Adobé and freelance photography since 2011

AS AN ARTIST
My main goal is to create and sell limited edition art, participate in exhibitions world wide and studying/focusing on different relevant tendencies in our society. I’m therefore first and foremost a visual photographic contemporary artist.

AS A COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER/RETOUCHER
My artistic approach has lead to different commercial jobs, such as campaigns for different companies, organizations, etc., where I use my photographic, graphic and retouching skills from my artistic experience. I also create websites – for instance my own.
I’ve no problem whatsoever working commercially, even though I only do so in shorter periods of time as an extra employment in order to earn money for my more creative and personal artistic projects until I’m able to live solely of my art.

BUYING ART
I only create limited edition art pieces in specific sizes, so please feel free to contact me if you’re interested in buying a certain piece of art, and I’ll return your request as soon as possible with the details about the piece (weather there are still limited editions left of the piece and other important informations regarding payment, shipping, etc.)

PHOTOGRAPHIC/GRAPHIC/ENHANCEMENT SOLUTIONS
If you want to book me for a photographic or graphic job, please feel free to contact me. Besides being experience with both outside and studio photography, I furthermore do graphic work such as creating logos and visual vector identities. I handle both Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop completely, whereby I’m able to not only shoot the pictures, but also retouch the pictures and create unique textual designs and layouts for the pictures. Furthermore I create websites – for instance my own.