Maria Meinild, born in 1984, holds a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen where she graduated in 2012, she has also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Among recent exhibitions can be listed “Words as Doors” Künstlerhaus KM, Graz, “V.O.”, Fauna, Copenhagen, “Fokus – video art festival”, Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen, “It is a place of force”, ReMap4, Athens. She lives and works in Copenhagen.
Maria Meinild works primarily in video but her practice extends into photo, collage and installation. In her works the staging of life, behavioral patterns and the scripts that seem imbedded in our notion of normality are combined with a strong interest in theatre and film methodologies. Her video works often borrow narrative structures, language and scenes from film, theatre and pop culture and she is interested in, how these influence our personal biography and the unspoken common expectations and codes that lay the foundation to our private and social interaction and identity.