Studio Marina Hulzenga

a spatial design and art studio

Specializing in exhibit and installation design, Studio Marina Hulzenga translates narrative and knowledge into a variety of immersive spaces through storytelling; inviting others to experience the celebration of histories, listen to the land and its people, and constantly engage the philosophical, conceptual, and social dialogues of our spatial surroundings. Absorbed in collecting and research as a means to creativity, the studio's work focuses on uncovering details and connections that challenge our spatial narratives. In both designing for clients or self-initiated projects, the studio values in depth research, being guided by process and activating conversation.

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ARCHIVE OF HAPPENINGS FROM PRESENT TO PAST: all project exhibition residency award

Treaty 6 mural installation

Location: maskêkosihk, Canada
Space: Enoch Cree Nation Band Office Lobby
Client: Enoch Cree Nation Archives
Production: Alberta Decal Installers

Showcasing a historical image of Enoch Cree Nation’s Yekau Lake, the original text of Treaty 6 is highlighted, along with the name of mêminowataw (Sometimes Glad) who touched pen to paper and marked an X at an adhesion in 1877 which entered Enoch Cree Nation into Treaty 6.

Charles Camsell Hospital reconciliation events

Location: maskêkosihk, Canada
In Collaboration with: Enoch Cree Nation Archives, RISE (Reconciliation In Solidarity Edmonton), River Cree Resort & Casino

Graphic design of promotional material for events.

Edmonton Living Rooms (ELR) exhibit

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Edmonton Heritage Council
In collaboration with: Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op

Exhibit design, production and installation. ELR is a Governor General’s Award-nominated exhibit project developed by the Edmonton Heritage Council and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op, supported by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Fund. A combination of storytelling, art, and material culture, ELR shares the unfolding story of seven Edmonton refugee communities and reflects our country’s evolving cultural identity during Canada’s sesquicentennial.

image credit: Ryan Manickchand

Maskihkîy Âcimowin/Medicine Stories installation

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Space: Alberta Ave community
In collaboration with: Bleeding Heart Art Gallery

As part of the design team, the project featured a large colourful tree sculpture (built by JSG Welding), inspired by the traditional Métis story, The Giving Tree, and was erected in an open field in the Arts District. The tree was a gathering place for story, ceremony and song, and created a sacred space to further the work of reconciliation and healing.


HOME: An Exhibit - The Green Room

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Space: Bleeding Heart Art Gallery
Work presented: Colours of Home - Book

HOME is an exhibition exploring the complexities of home and belonging within our diverse community through photography, poetry, and visual art.

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The studio is based in amiskwacîwâskahikan / ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃ
/ Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) on Treaty 6 and Métis territory.