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Marie Wengler is a Danish conceptual photographer and researcher (PhD). 

Marie’s research and artistic practice are deeply intertwined: in both her research and art she explores how society and the individual interacts. How societal norms influence our behaviour and how we, in turn, influence societal norms.

Specifically, Marie is interested in understanding the limits of “normality”. She does so by seeking out and showing what is considered “deviant” in society – be it physical or mental – to, thereby, question how “normality” is constructed and defined. 

This exploration of normality – and associated deviance – is understood via a female gaze. Since the female body and mind, in particular, has been and still is subject to societal normalisation practices in society, Marie approaches her own body in many of her series like a sculptor modelling clay; it is a transformative material that is used to illuminate human experiences and question social norms.

For more details, check her newest interview in See:Zeen

EDUCATION

PhD Behavioural Science & DEI, Copenhagen Business School & The University of Copenhagen (2021-2024)

MA Cognition & Communication, The University of Copenhagen (2017-2019)

BA Sociology, The University of Copenhagen (2013-2016)

AWARDS

Shortlisted for International Photography Exhibition 164, The Royal Photographic Society, UK

One of 23 winners of YP2022, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMoPA), Japan 

Selected as one of 30 under 30 women photographers, Artpil, 2022 

Shortlisted for IWPA Award 2021/2022

EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming: YP2022, Group exhibition, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMoPA), Japan 

“Young Talent”, 2017, Group Exhibition, National Gallery of Denmark, Denmark,

“Uncensored”, 2017, Group Exhibition, Subliminal Projects X GirlGaze, Los Angeles

COLLECTIONS

Pictures from REJECTED purchased for the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMoPA), part of “Young Portfolio”, 2022

Picture purchased for private collection, 2016, Australia

Picture purchased for private collection, 2014, Norway