Lena Marquise is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist.
Her work focuses on gender, sexuality, ethics and morals.
She uses art direction within installations to add an element of static sculpture – she conveys tension with her choice of position and blocking, as well as the placement of the audience. Her static sculptures are made to transform the environment they are placed in, calling the viewer to question reality and themselves. In concept as well as in practice, Marquise focuses on the duality of creating works as the voyeur, as well as the exhibitionist.
Marquise is currently living in New York.
Her installation “Body As Commodity” has reached international acclaim after it was shown during Art Basel Miami in 2014. The work was publicized worldwide as a result of recording artist, Usher, participating in her performance and installation by charging his iPhone with a power cable attached to the artist’s vagina and anus. This was the first in a series of works in which the artist explores the connection between the body, art, and the commodification of both.