Nanna Starck, art, Copenhagen, Galleri Maria Friis

Nanna Starck

Nanna Starck’s sculptural artistic practice is centred around the relief with a focus on the grotesque body, the abject, gender and sexuality. Starck’s work with the sculptural body as a political tool uses boundary-pushing scenarios to address topics like alienation of the body in society, feminism and body positivity.

 

Her practice has roots in Viennese Actionism, with its border-crossing performances, and reliefs from Antiquity, with their significance as pictorial narratives offering a platform to process emotions.

 

The merge between absurd bodily scenarios with everyday objects creates a tension in her works often evoking laughter and disgust, as she exposes the tabooed body and shows its bodily holes for everyone to see.

Selected Artworks

Biography

Born

Frederiksberg, Denmark, 1976

Education

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004

PUBLIC ART

2014

Et håndtryk i demokratiets navn, Kulturhuset Brønden, Brøndby, Denmark

2005

Decentral Psychiatric Department East, Aalborg, Denmark

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Mont Savant (Film Screening), 19th Seoul International New Media Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mont Savant (Film Screening), Minuite Fernissage, Grand Teateret, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Det ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark
Riises Landsted, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Exhibitions

Marie Munk, art, Copenhagen, Galleri Maria Friis

Flesh on Flesh

Nanna Starck, Marie Munk, Maria Koshenkova
17. November – 6. January 24

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