WENTRUP is pleased to announce the representation of MARIECHEN DANZ.
Mariechen Danz, born 1980 in Dublin, Ireland, lives and works in Berlin.
Danz’s work takes communication and the transmission of knowledge as its starting point, placing the body at the center of her practice. In sculptures, drawings, costumes and installations she calls into question the expressive capabilities and incapabilities of language, the legibility and hierarchy of signs, and the primacy of Western conceptions of reason. Danz further activates her installations through staged vocal performances. The human body functions as the primary place of investigation for Danz’ work – the body as a metaphor, as origin and remains.
2017 Danz participated in the 57th La Biennale di Venezia. Her work has been featured in institutions such as MAK, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthaus Bregenz; New Museum, New York and in solo shows at GAK- Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen; CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel and Kunstverein Göttingen.
She is a recent recipient of the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship and the Villa Romana Fellowship.
Currently Danz is part of the group show Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art at Haus der Kunst in Munich. (www.hausderkunst.de)
She is further participating in the outdoor exhibition Agora at High Line in New York which opens on 19th of April.This exhibition happens every year and shows outdoor art along the High Line from the Hudson Yard through Chelsea to the Meatpacking District. (www.art.thehighline.org)
In June 2018 Mariechen Danz will have her first exhibition at WENTRUP.
Works by Mariechen Danz will already be on view in our booth at Art Cologne, 19 – 22 April 2018.