In Marie Kølbæk Iversen’s work she deals with the trenchant meeting between intention and material within the tension field between the artworks spirit and body. Through her installations she focuses on that specific point where the artistic intention counterbalances the material in a sensory-cognitive equilibrium. She works primarily with video, print, photo and installation and was in 2008 co-founder of the leading Danish art magazine ”Internationalistisk Ideale”, as well as she since 2010 has been part of the artist group IMO.
Her freelance curatorial projects include f.ex. the touring exhibition Don’t Worry – Be Curious! The 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art (together with Dorothee Bienert and Enrico Lunghi), 2007-2008, and Touching from a Distance at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland, 2002.
During the year 2010 Kivinen served as the Artistic Director of AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. Before she has worked as coordinator for the Finnish Fund for Art Exchange FRAME in Helsinki.
Marie Kølbæk Iversen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Time-based Media in 2008, and has since 2006 been orientated towards the international art scene and thus been cooperating with institutions such as the Swiss Institute, Dispatch Bureau and Flux Factory in New York and Gasworks in London, West in the Hague and the Ecarta Foundation in Porto Alegre.
She is particularly known for her work with cybernetic systems in video and print, and the feedback serie ”RETRO ACTION I – VIII” has been shown in museums and institutions as KUMU Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthallen Brandts, Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Lunds Konsthall among others. In addition, she presented in April 2012 her first major solo exhibition, ”Execution – into decacapital”, at the IMO gallery.
In autumn 2012 she contributes to Copenhagen Art Festival – CAF – with her reading-/filmproject “Lekture”. She is currently working together with the other editors on of the fourth edition of ”Internationalistisk Ideale”, appearing early 2013, which deals with the contemporary as starting – and vanishing point for artistic recognition.