06/09 2018                                              Exhibition Opening

Participating in a group show at DIENSTGEBÄUDE Art Space in Zurich 7/09-6/10


at PS 1

Sobranie Cocktail

Benedikte Bjerre (DK), Delphine Chapuis Schmitz CH), Maren Dagny Juell Kristensen (NO), Julien Previeux (FR), Morgane Tschiember (FR), Sergio Verastegui (PE/FR)


curated by Julia Cistiakova and Ekaterina Shcherbakova


The exhibition Sobranie Cocktail comes from a discussion between the participants on better work issuing from the given conditions. The exhibition on how to make a better exhibition passes through an attitude of non-productivity and results in the assembly of individual responses.


The definition of better work results and processes is specified by various technological and social realms. Confronting the technological and manual DIY consciousnesses, fading borderline between work and leisure, manifesting the disappearance of the author, the exhibition sets up an issue of better working conditions in art within the broader social context. A series of non-works fosters the productivity and usability of free time, seeks the limits of procrastination, and questions the utility of deconstruction. Exposing the pre-production elements, honouring side-effects and leftovers, scrutinising the materiality of time, are all the processes that form the spatial discourse of the exhibition.


Benedikte Bjerre glances back to the early era of productivity movement, notably related to the expansion of the female labour force as well as the extraction of potential free time due to technological facilitators of domestic work. Morgane Tschiember exposes the interior of workshops that she frequented to produce her sculptures: erotic posters objectifying women’s bodies are juxtaposed to the atmosphere they are presented in, being a relief and at the same time, an antagonist of men’s hard work. Maren Dagny Juell ironically explores a pedagogy of online tutorials, implementing a gap of despair that appears while one is supposed to learn how to optimise their mental and physical. Sergio Verastegui designs a protocol for realising a dysfunctional painting, manifesting the idea of almost non-working, as well as addresses a series of postcards from his vacation during the exhibition period. Delphine Chapius Schmitz reveals the notes she is taking regularly that form her universe of realised and unrealised works, preparations for teaching, daily observations, and reflections.


Sobranie Cocktail offers to visit the reunion once it came to its end, and have a look at the set of the individual responses aiming to improve the discourse, the display, and simply to make it better according to one’s knowledge and interpretation.


September 7 - October 6, 2018

Opening Thursday September 6, 6 - 10 pm with Bar and Crêpes


Kindly supported by Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung and Danish Arts Foundation

More information on their website: http://www.dienstgebaeude.ch/



21/04 2018                                              Exhibition Opening

SQUAT/ LIVE URGENTLY 21/04-03/06 2018


Welcome  to the opening of my Solo show at TRAFO KUNSTHALL.

Opening from 13: 00-15:00 on Saturday 21th of April.


I will exhibit a new video piece: Let's make it super Premium and several other works.


More information and opening hours on gallery website.


Still from Let's make it super Premium

07/03 2018                                 Interview in KUNZT

KUNZT visited me in my exhibition at Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst,



Kunzt is a vlogg that covers the Norwegian  Art Scene and was interested in talking to me about the use of VR in contemporary Art.

Unfortunately the interview is a bit shorter than planned as the sound messed up, but you will get a taster from  the exhibition here!


You can read more about KUNZT here.

27/02 2018                                              ARTIST TALK



Welcome to a talk between Shama Khanna and myself at Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst

 18-19  on 27/02 2018.

Shama Khanna is a curator and author based in London. Khanna has curated more than 50 artist projects both freelance and as part of collaboration with The Showroom, the BFI London Film Festival and the LUX / ICA Biennial of Moving Images in London, Documenta14 in Athens. She has founded the journal Aorist, a journal of experimental writing about contemporary art culture. Khanna also teaches at Kingston University.




Welcome to the opening Thursday February 15 at 19:00

Details at gallery website


The exhibition SQUAT/special features resembles a gym. Here, the audience can book time with a personal trainer. Through close follow-up and the use of VR-technology, the audience will experience a virtual world that questions the autonomy of the individual and the limits of subjectivity.


In SQUAT the fitness apparatus is utilized to display its inherent structuring of the lived socio-political experience. Maren Dagny Juell relates the flexibility searched for in the gym to the subject caught in an economic world — where ageing, decay and rigidity becomes the navigation line between ultimate defeat and possible protest.


05/12  2017                                       THE COMMON- EXHIBITION

Im praticipating in this show in Stockholm

Det Allmänna / The Common

An office show with Nisrine Boukhari, Alvaro Campo, Maren Dagny Juell, Medium, and Lars Tunbjörk put together by Jonatan Habib Engqvist.


Welcome to an office show at Equator Stockholm, Kungsgatan 18 next Tuesday, December 5, 5 – 7 pm.


There might be cake and a commissioned text by Lars Raattamaa.


For more info see Facebook event.


15/09 2017                                                         OSLO KULTURNATT


I am showing a few pieces during Oslo Kulturnatt at Praksis Oslo.

From 18-22 on friday.


PRAKSIS and BOA are please to join together in opening up one of Oslo's oldest buildings, Rådhusgata 19 Antanomigården for Kulturnatt 2017. Join us to get a glimpse of what we do, with an exhibition of work by former residents and a large scale installation created using images from 40 previous residents and documentation of PRAKSIS activity since March 2016.

07/09 - 12/09 2017                          OSLO ART WEEKEND


I am participating in a group show at Podium Oslo.

For the occasion of Oslo Art Weekend, Podium is proud to present Naked Call Option, a compilation of video works by 31 artists. The featured artists have previously presented their works in the premises of Podium within different circumstances and/or have contributed to our activities by other means, thus altogether forming a vivid community around the space.


Maren Dagny Juell

Kosugi Daisuke

Endre Tveitan

Andreas Hald Oxenvad

Synnøve SG Wetten

Hannah Mjølsnes

Ellen Henriette Suhrke

Victoria Durnak

Silje Linge

Bjørn Erik Haugen


Valentinas Klimašauskas

(in collaboration with: Dorota Gaweda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Pakui Hardware, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Gailė Pranckūnaitė, Yorgia Karidi, Nick Bastis, Kaspars Groshevs, Georges Jacotey, Mikko Kuorinki, Karl Larsson, Fritz Laszlo Weber, Nicholas Matranga, Michael Portnoy, Iza Tarasewicz and Saemundur Thor Helgason)

Johanna Rikhardsdottir

Jason Havneraas

Richard Alexandersson

Miriam Hansen

01/09 - 10/09 2017                          VIDEO FESTIVAL


Very happy to be included in Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival with the work Tutorial#10: Every Team Member.


The video ins being exhibited on FED TV a large screen outdoor on the public space Federation Square.


More info.

10/08 -10/09 2017                                           NEW VIDEO WORK

Endliches und Ewiges Sein

A new collaborative work between Petrine Vinje and Maren Dagny Juell. Based on the writings of Edith Stein in her book Finite and Eternal Being: An Attempt at an Ascent to the Meaning of Being.


First exhibited in Petrine Vinjes exhibition SCIVIAS at

Tegneforbudent, Oslo.


Welcome to the opening 10th of August 2017.

30/06-02/07 2017 SQUAT---UAT EXHIBITION


Very exited to invite to my Solo Show SQUAT---UAT at Podium Oslo.


!!EXCLUSIVE. For three days only you will have the opportunity to participate in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of the SQUAT experience by Maren Dagny Juell, at PODIUM Oslo, for free! This is where sweat is produced and excuses come to die.


Opening June 30th, 19:00

Exhibition is open July 1—2, from 13:00—17:00, a three day only! Please go to http://squat.marenjk.net/ to book a 15 minute-session with a personal trainer (PT).


Please note the exhibition is also accessible without an appointment with PT.





Hausmannsgate 34

0182 Oslo





02/05 2017                                            ONLINE EXHIBITION

For the first time showing my new video Tutorial#10 Every Team member in


PRAKSIS OSLO online gallery.





23/03 -26/03 2017                          ART FAIR

I’m participating with Galleri Ram at SUPERMARKET Art fair in Stockholm

23-26 of March 2017


More info at their website


13/03 -10/04 2017                          Exhibition on public screens

I am proud to be selected as artist of the month on Public Art Screens.


My work Failing to levitate in the field is being shown on screens in public spaces in Stavanger from mid march to mid April.



24/01 2017                          CRITICISM: KUNSTKRTIKK

Very happy to receive a good review in the established online Art Criticism Magazine Kunstkritikk.


"Ornamentering som overlevelsesstrategi"


by Nora Joung


(Norwegian only)


19/01 2017                            EXHIBITION: SOFT STRATEGY, HARD REALITY

Welcome to the opening of a new exhibition that also is the first exhibition in RAM galleris new space, after the gallerys relocation to Thorvald Meyersgate 51 at Grünerløkka.

(Nearest tramstop is Olaf Ryes Plass.)


The exhibition “Soft strategy, hard reality” has a focus on textile art, as 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Norwegian Textile Artists . Congratulations!

The artists in this exhibition all have in common that in their artistic praxis, they question and comment on contemporary issues and phenomena, with artworks that in various ways refer to traditions, identity and cultural heritage and how these topics are expressed in arts & crafts, how they serve as "soft" strategies for dealing with a harsh reality.


I am showing two pieces in the show.


More information at the gallery website.


21/10 2016                          SCREENING: MOUNT FLORIDA SCREENING

My work  "Tutorial#6" is being screened as a part of Mount Florida Screenings in Glasgow.

Mount Florida Screenings is a bi-monthly artists moving image event at Mount Florida Studios, led by artists Morwenna Kearsley and Myles Painter.


We are delighted to invite you to our fifth event on Friday 21st October, 6pm-8pm, where we will be screening works by:


Maren Dagny Juell


Mikhail Karikis


Matthew Killip


Kit Mead


Daniela Zahlner


Jade Montserrat (with filmmakers Webb-Ellis)


Emily Richardson


Luiz Roque



We look forward to seeing you!


Mount Florida Studios

37 Clincart Road

Mount Florida

G42 9DZ

(The nearest train station is Mount Florida. We are just round the corner!)




24/09/2016                   ROSA MAKRELLSKYER HELT ØVERST

I am doing a public Art project at Magasinleiren in Ski, Norway as a part of Sted Søker Kunst Art festival.


TERJE EVENSEN, elektronikk, musikk og lys.

ELI EINES/ANNE KRISTIANSEN, relasjonell kunst installasjon.

MAREN DAGNY JUELL, relasjonell kunst, installasjon og video.



More about the fetsival here: http://www.stedsokerkunst.no/


My work is an an interactive project with a green screen and generated landscapes.


Everyone is welcome to take part!


Some of the results will be posted here: rosa sky