Maria Øy Lojo
Maria Øy Lojo mainly works with architectural video installations that deal with bodily sensing of space, the space that the body senses, and which address themes around biological heritage and culturally conditioned movement. She is interested in the new languages that arise when several people work together. The human body is presented as a museum for, and preserver of, its own movement history. Skin is explored as a tactile sensor, boundary and boundary switch, and space as a living organism.
Øy Lojo lives in Bergen and has a MFA from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts and Design, and the Glasgow School of Art. She has a background in drawing, sculpture, performance and modern choreography, and works primarily with video installation and curation. She has collaborated with i.a. Maia Urstad, Laurie Amat and Diane Torr, and has had exhibition activities around the world, including at KODE, Tramway and the Museum of Sydney.