Profilpicture of Marie Thams(c) Maria Fonfara

Marie Thams (1982, DK) is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. She holds an MFA from the Schools of Visual Arts, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2011) and a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (2009).

In her work Thams unites many artistic disciplines, installation, sculpture, sound, film, poetry and performance, in a unified expression. She thereby creates more entrances for conversations that deal with topics such as gender and equality, working life and productivity as well as rhetoric. Thams examines how our voices, bodies and actions are shaped in in response to society's expectations and currents. Characteristic of Thams is the use of her own voice and language, just as she often works with dissecting and dismantling structures and patterns — pictorially and textually.

Her works have been presented in various national and international institutions such as Copenhagen Contemporary; Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, DK; Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, DK; ARKEN Museum for Contemporary Art, DK; Heartland Festival, DK; Kunsthal Nord, DK; ActionAid, DK; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, DK; Screen Festival, Barcelona; URBANEK, London; Milestone Institute, Budapest; and Viborg Kunsthal, DK.

Her work is part of the collections of Danish National Gallery, Aalborg Municipality's Art Foundation and private collections.

Since 2022 Thams is Chairperson of Danish Visual Artists (Billedkunstnernes Forbund, BKF, part time). She was a member of the Board of Representatives of the Danish Arts Foundation 2017–2020, and in recent years has been a guest teacher at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Malmö Art Academy; Funen Art Academy; and Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

Marie gives an input at the visual artists | diverse conditions conference in 2024 from the perspective of the association Danish Visual Artists.