Nanna Starck (DK)
Art Hub Residency (Resident, spring 2024)
Nanna Starck’s sculptural artistic practice is centred around the relief with a focus on the grotesque body, the abject, gender and sexuality.
Starck’s work with the sculptural body as a political tool uses boundary-pushing scenarios to address topics like alienation of the body in society, feminism and body positivity. Her practice has roots in Viennese Actionism, with its border-crossing performances, and reliefs from Antiquity, with their significance as pictorial narratives offering a platform to process emotions. The merge between absurd bodily scenarios with everyday objects creates a tension in her works often evoking laughter and disgust, as she exposes the tabooed body and shows its bodily holes for everyone to see.
Nanna Starck has exhibited nationally and abroad, an her work is in the collection of SMK, the National Gallery of Denmark, and has been acquired by the New Carlsberg Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.