The lecture will be an artist self-presentation especially directed towards students in emphasizing the process of developing an artistic practice and survival and what and who informs and feeds the paintings and the mental backdrop on which they're made.

Marianne Hurum lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She began her education in art in 1998 upon attending the Krabbesholm School of Art, Architecture and Design in Skive Denmark, she then went on to study at the Nordland School of art and film in Norway from 2000- 2002. From 2002 to 2007 she attended the Malmø Art Academy at the University of Lund in Sweden from where she holds a MFA. She has been an exchange student to the Oslo National Academy of the Arts as well as the University of Illinois at Chicago in the US. Solo exhibitions include various venues in Norway as well as in the United States, Germany and Italy. She has participated in group exhibitions at institutions such as Astrup Fearnley Museet, Kunstnerforbundet, Kulturhuset Stockholm, The Stavanger Art Museum, 0-0 LA and Edvard Munchs studio. She will have a solo exhibition at the Lillehammer Art Museum in 2019. From 2012 -2016 She held the position as the chairperson at the artist union and exhibition space Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artist´s Society).