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

Edmonton Living Rooms (ELR)
2nd iteration / exhibit

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op
In collaboration with: Azkaa Rahman and the Natural Leaders who were key in the creation of the original ELR exhibit

Re-design and production of a revised exhibit of the original ELR exhibit.

Indigenous Mapping Workshop

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Space: Le Westin

Presented an artist talk along with the exhibition of LIMINAL SPACE | | AWASITIPAHASKAN.

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop is an annual 4-day event that provides geospatial training and opportunities for Indigenous leadership, agencies, and communities. Sessions explore current and relevant themes, such as traditional knowledge use and use studies, environmental monitoring, land use planning, negotiations, health, and inter-generational knowledge transfer.

Recipient of the Heritage Community Investment Program Travel Grant

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Supporter: Edmonton Heritage Council

Travel support to participate in the Indigenous Mapping Workshop.


Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Space: Bleeding Heart Gallery
Work presented: A continuation - LIMINAL SPACE | | AWASITIPAHASKAN

In this moment, LIMINAL SPACE | | AWASITIPAHASKAN is in the motion of unfolding and deconstructing the map.

We talk about history, physicality, geography, politics, and shared experience, all with just one line —a line that tells us “you are here and now you are there.” That line personifies and embodies infinite experiences and potentials, all fluctuating between past, present and future. The real tricky thing about mapping is to realize the severity these lines demand, and to then see beyond that space (non-space) which allows them to be so bossy and demanding. Liminal space exists woven into the thresholds of happenings. Defined by the spaces they are attached to, they allow for those spaces to be what they are. One space uses the other, one idea takes control, and we start to see the definitive order of all other things. We see what is real and we begin to disregard the other factors that hold the same, if not more, relevance to our reverence— it is as if we forget to see the paper upon which the story is written and can only marvel over the quality of the pen and ink. So much is missed.

Individual Project Grant - Edmonton Arts Council

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Supporter: Edmonton Arts Council

This grant is supporting the continuation of the project LIMINAL SPACE | | AWASITIPAHASKAN, which will culminate in an exhibition at the Bleeding Heart Gallery.

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