Marie Munk

*1988, Denmark

Marie Munk is an interdisciplinary artist, working with sculpture, installation, video and performance. She is concerned with how technological innovation and productivity both characterize and dominate our environment, our behavior and our bodies. Munk is driven by creating alternative realities that balance the playful, imaginative and adorable with the eerie, disgusting and horrifying. Using silicone as a metaphor for the bodily, Munk creates abstract hypothetical scenarios, which questions current tendencies in society. With an uncanny visual language, she awakes the emotions that arise when we encounter something unknown and immediately abhorrent – awakening the unconscious and irrational in people.

Marie Munk exhibits internationally solo or together with artist Stine Deja. Munk has recently exhibited her largest solo so far – Big Energy – at Gl. Holtegaard. 

Munk has exhibited internationally at MU Hybrid Art House, ALBA Gallery, HeK – House of Electronic Arts, Tranen Center for Contemporary Art, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, MdbK – Museum der bildende Künste, NCCA Arsenal – National Center of Contemporary Art Arsenal, EXPO Chicago, Galerie Lisa Kandhofer, Mira Digital Art Festival, Museum Villa Rot, and Annka Kultys Gallery, among other institutions and festivals.

Munk is represented by ALBA Gallery in Vienna and her works (Synthetic Seduction in collaboration with Stine Deja) recently became a part of the collection at Arken Museum of Modern Art.   

Munk was recently awarded a three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Council. In 2021 she was selected for Bikuben Fondens Atelier Programme TO GO. In May 2020 Munk was awarded Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens Legats Talent Prize. In 2019 she was, together with Stine Deja, shortlisted among the finalists for the Remmen Foundation Art Prize 2019 for their collaborative work. In 2018 Munk and Deja were awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation for their collaborative project Synthetic Seduction at KH7 Artspace.


2014 – 2016

MA | Mixed Media, Royal College of Art, London

2010 – 2013

BA | Fashion Design, Kolding School of Design

Selected Solo and Duo Shows


The International Studio and Curatorial Program, (ISCP) – Residency, Brooklyn, New York


APAP7, Anyang Public Art Project | Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, with Stine Deja

Forundringskabinetet | Fortevej 72, Risskov

Synthetic Seduction | Kongegaarden, Kosor, Denmark, duo with Stine Deja



PLACENTA | Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde

Divine Desires | ALBA Gallery, Vienna, duo with Stine Deja

PLACENTA | Roskilde Festival, Roskilde

Divine Desires | Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, duo with Stine Deja

BIG ENERGY | Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark


Synthetic Seduction | with Stine Deja, Platform Bunker, Copenhagen

Cable-to-Cradle | untitled projects, Vienna

Great Pets | Tranen, Hellerup


A Nice Day for a Run | Melange, Cologne


Synthetic Seduction | with Stine Deja, KH7 Artspace, Aarhus

Synthetic Seduction | with Stine Deja, SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen

Synthetic Seduction | with Stine Deja, Annka Kultys Gallery,, London

Selected Group Shows


After Laughter Comes Tears | MUDAM, Luxembourg

Teknokroppen | Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Det Store Springvandsprojekt | Kunsthal 6100, Haderlev

2023 – 2024

Multitude and Singularity | Le Bicolore of La Maison du Danemark, Paris, France


Age of Anxiety – Chaos to Control | Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK

Fritter, Fadøl og Forestilling | 3. rum, Frontløberne, Aarhus, Denmark

Det Store Springvandsprojekt | Kunsthal 6100, Haderslev, Denmark


Continuous Shift | Kristianstads Konsthall, Sweden

EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL | Exhibition Kunsthalle Osnabrueck

For Enden af Regnbuen – ARKEN 25 år | Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj


Dette er en Kødby | Art Hub Copenhagen

Real Feelings | MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven

Gravmonumenter | Art Sonje Center, Seoul

Gravmonumenter | Kunsthal Aarhus

Enter Art Fair Public Programme | Tunnel Fabrikken, Copenhagen


Real Feelings | HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel

HYPERSURFACE | Austrian Cultural Forum, London

EXTEMPORARY: Art Out of Time | Perm Museum of Contemporary Time, Perm

Link in Bio – Art After Social Media | MdbK – Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig


EXTEMPORARY: Art Out of Time, NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod

Sculpture Garden | Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna

Beyond the Skin | Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden

IN/SITU curated by Jacob Fabricius | EXPO Chicago

We Sing the Body Electric | Gallery 46, Whitechapel, London



I’m Sorry, I Didn’t Quite Catch That | Arbeite Gallery, London


ANYBODY | Creativity World Forum, Aarhus

Embodied, by SciArt Center NYC | Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg NYC

ANYBODY – The Body and Beyond, a curated fashion project during ‘Aarhus 2017 – Capital of Culture’ | Salling, Aarhus


Embodies | virtual exhibition by SciArt Center, NYC

Final Show | Royal College of Art, London

Supernature | Entrance Gallery, London

Squatting Somewhere I Found | Hockney Gallery, London


TRANSFORMATION | HAUT scene, Copenhagen

EX-CA-VATE-SITE-TWO | Schwartz Gallery, London

Offprint London | Tate Modern, London

Electric blue code deck chair just in time for the better weather #fair # forsake # deckchair #beachlife | Hockney Gallery, London


Natuurlijk Draagbaar | Margreeth Olsthoorn Shop, Rotterdam

Natuurlijk Draagbaar | IC Design, Risskov

MIERENHOOP | Isis Vaandrager, Rotterdam