Maike Statz contact: or

Artist and Interior Architect

I'm an artist and spatial practitioner educated in The Netherlands and Australia, now living in Bergen, Norway. In my work I am engaged in the influence of architecture on individuals and society, focusing on the relationship between gender, sexuality and space, questioning how history is embedded in our various architectures and what power dynamics are at play. I often reference science fiction, suggesting feminist science fiction as a literary genre through which the cultural constructions of race, class, sex, sexuality, and gender can be decoded. What can we learn from spaces built through writing, in a context where reality is ruptured and re-imagined?

Education

MA Interior Architecture Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie NL 2017–19
BDes Interior and Spatial Design and BA International Studies, University of Technology Sydney AUS and Technische Universität Berlin DE 2011–15

Experience

Interior Architect Harry Seidler and Associates Sydney AUS 2016–17, 2019–20
Design Consultant Poliform Sydney AUS 2015–16

Projects and Events

Politics of Somatic Architecture ongoing performative research project with Danja Burchard presented for the online conference ADD+ART Barcelona ESP 2021
A World of One’s Own performative online lecture with Danja Burchard hosted by Karmaklubb* Bergen NO 2021
NAC Library Talks: Aspirational & Architectures guest speaker for the online event hosted by Liene Pavlovska and NIDA Art Colony Vilnius LT 2020
Birds From Home sound piece aired as part of PUB Radio's Alone Together broadcast 2020
Capillary Malformation audio walk and installation for In The Open the graduation exhibition of Studio for Immediate Spaces Amsterdam NL 2019
Curtain changing room designed for Sunbaker at the Rietveld Pavilion Amsterdam NL 2019
Squeeze video selected for The One Minutes Series Zoomscape curated by Sofia Mourato screened at Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa PT, Dortmunder U Dortmund DE, AMNUA Nanjing CN and more 2019-20
Cake performance for Be Our Guest In Your Honour at Fabulous Future Amsterdam NL 2019

Publications

Curtains, Windows and Balconies text published in VOKS tidsskrift 09 Rom Oslo NO 2021
FiresNearMe text published in Robida Magazine Issue 7 foresta, gozd, forest Topolò IT 2021
table, birch ply RISO poster design and text with Danja Burchard co-published by Karmaklubb*, IGWTLI publishing and Pamflett for Bergen Art Book Fair 8 Bergen NO 2021
Femme Fatale Sticker illustration published in VOKS tidsskrift 08 Bevegelse Oslo NO 2020
The House: Moving In text in Immediate Spaces 16-19 edited by Leopold Banchini and Malissa Cañez Sabus published by Park Books Zürich CH 2020
Queering Architecture: A reading list for elements.media a research platform by Abirami Logendran Oslo NO 2019
Ghostwriting Files: Adding a voice to this polyphonic dialogue text written in collaboration with María Mazzanti for Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam NL 2019 
For Porosity Issue 1 and From Precarity Issue 2 editor for PUB Journal Amsterdam NL 2018-19
Out of Place, Out of Time master thesis for Studio for Immediate Spaces Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam NL 2019
Mt. Etna photographs in Signaler 2019 edited by Eivind Hofstad Evjemo designed by Abirami Logendran published by Cappelen Damm Oslo NO 2019

Close up photo of a cake decorated with fruit