Maike Statz

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Artist and Interior Architect

I am an interior architect and artist interested in the relationship between bodies and space. Through my work I am committed to challenging the inequalities that exist in space and spatial practices. My practice spans curation, publishing, writing, and design. Current areas of research include situated writing methods, queer and feminist spatial practices, the relationship between emotion, identity and space, and rethinking architecture through speculative fiction.
In 2022 I co-founded the project space NOGOODS and the magazine bias with Danja Burchard, now co-run with Francesca Scapinello. Recent curatorial and design projects include Hosting Space (June–August 2023) at Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen and Dissident Publics (May–June 2023) with NOGOODS and Exutoire at ROM in Oslo.
I am currently based in Bergen and enjoy swimming, feminist science fiction and making furniture.


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


2021–2024 Artist and Interior Architect NOGOODS and freelance Bergen NO
2016–17, 2019–20 Interior Architect Harry Seidler and Associates Sydney AUS
2015–16 Design Consultant Poliform Sydney AUS


05/2024 (upcoming) Writer in residence at Contemporary Art Stavanger NO
10/2023 Artist in residence at Aerial, artist run studio for socially engaged art practices Bergen
08–11/2021 Artist in residence at PAiR, established by VV Foundation and curated by João Laia Pāvilosta LV

Selected Projects

06–08/2023 Curator and interior architect of "Hosting Space" exhibition, public event programme, interior design and renovation at Hordaland kunstsenter Bergen
01/2022–06/2023 Co-curator (NOGOODS) of "Dissident Publics: Future Artefacts of Queer Methodologies" with Exutoire at ROM Oslo
2023–2024 Co-founder and editor of "bias: bodies in architecture and structures" magazine issue 1 empathy and issue 2 pleasure published by NOGOODS Bergen
2022–2024 Co-founder and artistic director of NOGOODS studio and project space working between art, architecture and performance Bergen
02/2023 "Table Memories" writing and drawing workshop (part of a two month artistic research visit) at Not Just Library Taiwan Design Research Institute Taipei TW
05–12/2022 "Løse deler" furniture installation for Over regnbuen at Preus Museum Horten NO
2019 "Capillary Malformation" audio walk and installation for In The Open the graduation exhibition of Studio for Immediate Spaces Amsterdam

Published Writing

12/2023 "The Eternal Party: Illusion and transgression in the vampire club scene" in Party Planner, Vol. 3, Party Trick edited and published by Office Party INT
09/2022 "The Superb Lyrebird" in fem tusen og fem fanzine special edition on experiences related to queerness edited by Nayara Leite Bergen
03/2022 "Rainbow Palace" published by Karmaklubb* and IGWTLI, launch event at Kiosken Studio Bergen. This text was shared as a video work at METEOR International Theatre Festival 2021 Bergen and a reading at Open Out Festival Border/Lines Tromsø NO. It was also selected for the Site Writing online archive by Jane Rendell
2021 "FiresNearMe" in Robida Magazine Issue 7 foresta, gozd, forest Topolò IT
2020 "The House: Moving In" in Immediate Spaces 16-19 edited by Leopold Banchini and Malissa Cañez Sabus published by Park Books Zürich CH
2019 "Ghostwriting Files: Adding a voice to this polyphonic dialogue" co-authored with María Mazzanti published by Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam NL
2019 "Out of Place, Out of Time" master thesis for Studio for Immediate Spaces Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam


02/2024 Guest speaker “Art and public space: Queer in/visibility as activism” symposium organised by Karmaklubb* at Kunstnernes Hus Oslo
09/2023 Co-organiser and speaker (NOGOODS) "Making Public Utopias" round table with Exutoire, Itziar González Virós and Nora-Swantje Almes at ROM Oslo
09/2022 Guest speaker (NOGOODS) "Queer Spaces?" Plattform lecture and debate series moderated by Nora-Swantje Almes at Bergen Kunsthall Bergen
2021 "A World of One’s Own" performative online lecture with Danja Burchard hosted by Karmaklubb* Online
2020 Guest speaker NAC Library Talks: "Aspirational & Architectures" hosted by Liene Pavlovska and NIDA Art Colony Vilnius LT


☆2023–2024 Leader of the Bergen editorial board of Fett Tidsskrift Norwegian feminist magazine founded in 2004
☆2022–2023 Event committee member of Bergen arkitektforening and curator of the film program "arkitektur på film" at Cinemateket Bergen
☆Member of PUB and editor of PUB Journal Amsterdam

Collage of a sunset sky, interior photo of a curtain and facade of three timber houses