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Maj Britt Jensen

Date and place of birth: 28/04/1978, Berlin (Zehlendorf), Germany.

 

education:

September, 2016 – August, 2018. MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU, Vancouver, Canada. / 2010, January. Visual arts degree’s professional exam (approved on unanimity and with honors) from Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, ENPEG, "La Esmeralda", Mexico City. / 2004, August – 2008, July. Visual Arts Studies at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, ENPEG, "La Esmeralda", Mexico City.

 

solo exhibitions and projects:

2017, May 04 and 05. Visual Arts Studio, School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU, Vancouver. From the Left Hand to the Right Foot (Traversing the Navel). Performative installation. / 2017, January 12 – February 17. SCA Office, School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU, Vancouver. Cultural Cannibal. Installation, clay workshop and reading group. / 2014, December 13. General León # 51, Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City. ¿Por dónde es que le ves cara de mujer acostada? (How come you see it as a lying woman?) In-situ performance intervention. / 2013, May 28 - 31. Marso Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. Probando #2: Nadando entre dos aguas, una mujer entre hombres (Swimming between two seas, a woman among men) [http://www.marso.com.mx/#!probando2/co3t] / 2012, July 25. Museo Experimental el Eco, Mexico City. TEAM BACK. In-situ specific performance situation. / 2011, October 03 – 08. Auditorium of the Un paseo por los libros’s passageway, Mexico City. ANTENNA, a project by Wanda Dubrau and Maj Britt Jensen / 2010, January 09 – 10. Av. Revolución 119, int. 24, Mexico City. Actions don’t fit in the media: they are contained. Exhibition for obtaining professional degree. / 2008, October 09 – November 07. Galería Traeger & Pinto, Mexico City. SUMUJER! (HISWOMAN!) Maj Britt Jensen / Jonathan Miralda Fuksman / 2007, July 07 – August 05. CUBO, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City. ACTOS DE VOLUNTAD (ACTS OF WILL) by the collective: La puta de nuestras conciencias (The whore of our consciences), staging of a choreography on the opening day / 2007, March 08 - 29. Galería de la Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, "La Esmeralda", Mexico City. ¡FUERA DE LUGAR! tenemos una alberca- (OFFSIDE! We have a swimming pool) -. Maj Britt Jensen +-vs. Jonathan Miralda Fuksman.

 

group exhibitions:

2016, April 09 – July 10. Franklin Street Works, Stamford, EUA. All Byte: Feminist Intersections in Video Art. Participation with the video clip "Macho intelectual" (Intellectual Macho) by Invasorix (Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Maj Britt Jensen, Mirna Roldán, Liz Misterio, Nina Hoechtl, Daria Chernysheva, Alejandra Contreras, Una Pardo Ibarra, Nabil Yanai Salazar Sánchez y Adriana Soriano). / 2015, October 28 – 2016, February. Fundación ESPAC, Mexico City. Como fantasmas que vienen de las sombras… y en las sombras se van (Like ghosts that come from the shades… and into the shades they disappear). Collective exhibition. Proyect by Andrés Villalobos and Juan Caloca. / 2014, March – December. A través: geometría e historia (paisajes) (Through: geometry and history (landscapes)), as a part of Interfaz – cuerpo, comunidad y emoción (Interfaz – body, community and emotion) (itinerating exhibition: Culiacán, Guanajuato, Acapulco, Puebla, Yucatán, Monterrey) / 2011, November 03. Tele-room at the Instituto Tlaxcalteca de Cultura, Tlaxcala, Mexico. En Busca de Sí Mismo (In search of One Self). Video-art Festival, Tlaxcala 2011 (itinerating exhibition) / 2010, December 14 - 16. Best Maugard Auditorium, MUNAL, Museo Nacional de Arte. Mexico City. Fronteras Latentes (Latent Frontiers). Video-art series (Maj Britt Jensen, Luis Felipe Ortega, Iván Edeza, Alejandro Palomino) / 2010, May 14 – 18. Límites en desborde (Overflowing Limits). Estudio C50. Mexico City / 2009, July 12 – 15. Videomatch 09. Selection of videos by ENPEG, La Esmeralda’s students. Presented with the ALOU’s (Liubliana, Slovenia) selection. The exhibition was part of the Festival Artium 09, Integrated Art of Mix Reality, Trbovlje and Liubliana, Slovenia / 2008, August 27 – October 20. Casa Vecina, Mexico City. Bolso Negro (Black Bag). / 2008, July 02 - 18. Galería Central. Centro Nacional de las Artes, CNA. Mexico City. 104 Graduates from La Esmeralda 2008 / 2007, January 20 – February 20. Woman at the crossroads of ideologies. Split, Croatia.

 

others:

2017, May 06. School for the Contemporary Arts, SFU, Vancouver. 3rd Annual Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre and Performance Research organized by graduate students from UVIC, UBC, and SFU. Performative video presentation of last suture pow (the Skype oracle)* by Mahoalli Nassourou, Wanda Dubrau and Maj Britt Jensen. / 2016, November 11. London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), London, UK. Video presentation by Invasorix as part of Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2016. / 2016, June 03. Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, "La Esmeralda", Mexico City. Collective tarot reading by Invasorix as part of the Festival de la Criatura Amiga (Festival of the Friendly Creature) organized by the students of Diego Teo’s class. / 2016, February 29. Aeromoto, Mexico City. Collective tarot reading by Invasorix. / 2015, December 07. Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, "La Esmeralda", Mexico City. Presentation, video proyection and collective tarot reading by Invasorix as part of Mónica Castillo’s class. / 2015, October 27. Primer Congreso Internacional de Comunalidad, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (First International Congress of Communality), BUAP, Puebla, Puebla. Presentation and video proyection by Invasorix as part of the symposium Prácticas Instituyentes: casos de estudio en el ámbito cultural, no-gubernamental y legal como experimentos de autonomía, defensa y organización de los comunes coordinated by Irmgard Emmelhainz. / 2015, October 17. Tianguis Cultural del Chopo, Mexico City. Collective tarot reading by Invasorix. / 2015, August – October. Monthly column in FRENTE written by Invasorix. /  (Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Natalia Magdaleno López, Maj Britt Jensen, Mirna Roldán, Liz Misterio, Nina Hoechtl, Daria Chernysheva) / 2015, August 09 – September 13. Border, Mexico City. Workshop of cuir feminist protest, given by Invasorix / 2015, April 25. Polychoros KET, Athens, Greece. Invasorix’s videos screening as part of the sound acts music performance identity [http://www.soundacts.com/] / 2015, March 14. Obrera Centro, Mexico City. Live performance together with Mujeres trabajando (Women at work), premiere of the video El macho intelectual (The intellectual macho) and launching of Invasorix’s magazine Mi primer cuaderno feminista cuir: nos multiplicamos para desaprender (My first cuir feminist notebook: we multiply in order to unlearn) / 2015, February 11.  SOMA, Mexico City. Live performance and screening of the Invasorix’s videos as part of Magali Lara’s course. / 2014, November 19. Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City. Live performance and screening of the Invasorix’s videos as part of the Seminario Cultura visual y género: Contravisualidades latinoamericanas y producciones culturales a-normales (Visual culture and gender seminar: Latin American Counter-visualities and abnormal cultural productions) / 2014, October 16 y 17. London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), London, UK. Live performance and screening of the Invasorix’s videos as part of Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2014 / 2014, May 27. Sala Manuel M. Ponce at Jardín Borda, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Live performance and screening of the Invasorix’s video El ano nos une (The anus unites us) as part of presentation of the book Más allá del Feminismo: Caminos para andar (Beyond Feminism: Roads to tread), by the Red de Feminismos Descoloniales (Dis-colonial Feminisms Network) / 2013, December 06 and 13. IFAL, Río Nazas # 43, Mexico City. Presentation of two performance actions or specific in-situ as part of the openings (vip and general public) of the French artist Eva Barto’s solo show Intrusos (Intruders) / 2013, February 21 – April 20. Casa de la Primera Imprenta de América (UAM), Mexico City. Presentation of the video Zoom in (montage) as part of one of the installations of artist Urs Jaeggi’s solo exhibition De Paraísos artificiales y de infiernos (Of Artificial Paradises and infernos). / 2013, March. Participation in the editorial group of the digital magazine CARTUCHO’s seventh edition, as well as an individual contribution, written script, for the same issue [http://revistacartucho.com/] / 2012, October. Visual and written contribution for digital magazine TERTIUM DATUR [http://tertium-datur.com.mx/articulo.php?id=3&f=1210] / 2012, January - September. Camera and edition for Casilda Madrazo’s video-dance project MuDanza_Ciencias s/n, recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant, given by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, FONCA. / 2011, December 10. Presentation of Ricardo Rendón’s book Manual de Operación (Operation Handbook) (including essays by Gabriel Santamarina, José Luis García Nava, David Miranda, Carlos Andrés Hurtado, Sol Henaro, Maj Britt Jensen, Benjamín Torres, Laboratorio 060, Georgina Bringas and Roberto de la Torre). Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City / 2011, September 16. Presentation of the book grenz über (beyond boundaries), ed. Rolf Külz-Mackenzie and Hannes Schwenger, for Urs Jaeggi 80th birthday (including essays by Klaus Heinrich, Adolf Muschg, Marc Berger, Mónica Castillo, Reto Hänny, christA frontzeck, Maj Britt Jensen, Peter Krieger, H.C. Mayol, F.R. Palma, A.G. Chong, etc). Literaturhaus, Berlin / 2011, January 31. Radio Ibero. Participation with a sound piece / capsule in artist Lauro LSM’s project Dos o tres Voces que Sé de ella… (Two or Three Voices of her I have knowledge of…) as part of the collective project Rotatorio [http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/especiales/id398107827] / 2010, October 23. Final delivery - Rotatorio. Border, Zacatecas # 43, Mexico City / 2010, April 07 - 08. Documentation of Urs Jaeggi’s project La locura sueña con Minerva (Madness dreams of Minerva) as part of the exhibition El Jardín de Academus: Laboratorios de arte y educación (Academus’ Garden: Art and education laboratories) at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City / 2009, December 16. First Rotatorio’s Multiple Delivery. Luz Saviñon 1214, Int. 03, Mexico City / 2009, July 23– 26. Alternative Theater Collection 2009. Mesa de trabajo – cuerpos, luces, cosas, sonidos (Workshop – bodies, lights, things, sounds). Producción 0.0 / Teatro El Galeón. Mexico City / 2009, July. Collaboration (VISUAL) for the magazine TIERRA ADENTRO # 158. /  2009, March. Participation in artist Luis Felipe Ortega’s Intervention - Aula Magna - at Solar – Instalación Coreográfica Sonora Visual (Visual Audio Choreographic Installation) – at the CCUT, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City / 2008, November 20 – 29. alucine Toronto Latin Media Festival (participation as part of the presentation of LÚCIDA. A program on Latin American video, with the video Quien dice que las niñas… (The one who says girls are...)) / 2007, 23 – 30 October. Conejo Blanco, Mexico City. FUERA DE CONTEXTO (OUT OF CONTEXT), video series by Diana María González (participation with the video ¿Por qué me gustan las uñas sucias? (Why do I like dirty nails?) / 2007, October 03 and 06. Canal a - TV. LÚCIDA. A program on Latin American video (participation in the 4th chapter: Madres e hijas. Poéticas de la filiación (Mothers and daughters. Poetics of filiation) with the video Quien dice que las niñas… (The one who says girls are...)) / 2007, January. EDICIONES MENTA #1 (participation with a drawing).

 

grants and scholarships:

2017, August. Travel & Minor Research Award (TMRA), SCA, SFU, Vancouver, Canada.

2017, May. Travel & Minor Research Award (TMRA), SCA, SFU, Vancouver, Canada.

2017, January. ½ Graduate Fellowship, SCA, SFU, Vancouver, Canada.

2016, September. Steven Shane Annual Entrance Scholarship, SCA, SFU, Vancouver, Canada.

2015, July 01 - 31.  Programa de Residencias Artísticas Casa Wabi 2015. Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2013, August and September.  Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico, and Colombia’s Ministry of Culture. Artistic residencies program FONCA-CONACYT.

2007, March 08 - 29. Fundación Colección Jumex and ALDABARTE. Galería de la Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, "La Esmeralda", Mexico City. ¡FUERA DE LUGAR! -tenemos una alberca-. (OFFSIDE! - we have a swimming pool) Maj Britt Jensen +-vs. Jonathan Miralda Fuksman.

FROM THE LEFT HAND TO THE RIGHT FOOT

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