About

Video still from Millennium Star, where a drag artist makes artist Maria Norrman into a drag queen.
Two persons in half drag, one adjusts the eyelashes of the other.

Maria Norrman is a visual artist who works with video and photography in combination with performance and costume making. Norrman often uses herself and different characters in her work which allows her to put her appearance and gender expressions in relation to the participants.

The works explore the meeting between hers and other people’s fantasies and topics such as war history, gender and sexuality. Her methods often consist of different types of role play, where body, clothing and identities are central starting points.

Norrman often work with long term projects such as her drag persona Millennium Star, who was created in 2012, and her 20+ years ongoing obsessive relation to French dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943.)

The works often examines how history is used as a kind of tool to relate to one’s social context, or as a tool to escape it. The work explores why we fantasize and create images about such things as history, gender and sexuality.

Norrman was born in 1987 and received her MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2013.

Video still from Millennium Star, where a drag artist makes artist Maria Norrman into a drag queen.
Two persons in half drag, who adjusts their painted lips.