Born in Mjøndalen in 1994. Lives and works in Odda and Oslo.
Maria Pasenau is a contemporary artist who works with photography, installation, and film.
In 2018 Pasenau published her first photo book Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau. In 2019 in connection with her exhibition at Fotogalleriet, she published her second photo book Pasenau and the Devil, and in 2020 her third book THE HOPLESNESS OF BEEING ALIVE. She is one of the youngest artists to have had work acquired by the Norwegian National Museum for their permanent collection.
For Coast Contemporary, Pasenau presented a series of new photography and paintings developed for the fourth edition.
Pasenau studied at the Norwegian School of Photography in Trondheim. Some of her recent solo exhibitions include Whit Kind Regrets Pasenau (2018, Makeriet, Malmø, Sweden), My Name is End, Bitter End (2018, K4 Gallery, Oslo) and Pasenau and the Devil (2019, Fotogalleriet, Oslo).
She has been part of numerous group exhibitions such as Early Works (2017, curated by Elise By Olsen, New Galerie, Paris, France), The Hoodies (2017, curated by Charlie Roberts, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand), Faithless Pictures (2018, curated by Andrea Kroksnes, Norwegian National Museum, Oslo), Pinkcube (2018, curated by Anja Carr, Tenthaus, Oslo) and Sub (2018, curated by Bjørn Hatterud, Akerhus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm).
Additionally, Maria Pasenau appeared in Bjarne Melgaard’s digital exhibition Life Killed My Chihuahua on the Instagram account of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (2018, curated by Elise By Olsen and Julia Peyton-Jones).