Maria Pasenau


Maria Pasenau (b. 1994, Mjøndalen) is an artist in contemporary art based in Oslo, living in Odda. She has studied at Norsk Fotofagskole in Trondheim as well as Prosjektskolen Kunstskole in Oslo. 

Some of her newer solo exhibitions include Day By Day (2020, Soft Opening, London) and Pasenau And The Devil (2019, Fotogalleriet, Oslo). She has also been a part of a number of group exhibitions including Syklus (2020, Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien) and Troløse bilder (2018, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo).

In addition to her most recent work, Pasenau has also been a part of Bjarne Melgaard’s digital exhibition Life Killed My Chihuahua (2018, Galerie Thaddaeys Ropac’s Instagram) and the first artist to have a takeover on Norway’s National Museum’s Instagram during Tori Wrånes’ exhibition Hot Pocket (2017). Pasenau has also held a performance at Fotogalleriet, OCA – Office of Contemporary Art Norway and Soppen performance art festival. She is one of the youngest artists to have ever had her art purchased for the National Museum’s permanent collection.

Instagram: @pasenau