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

kisewatisiwin space

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Alberta Avenue Community League
In collaboration with: City of Edmonton and Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE)

In Process

Supporting a diverse design team, made up of Indigenous folks and community members, through the design process towards a park space that honours and brings needed awareness to the issue of Missing and Murdered and Exploited Indigenous People (MMEIP). The park will be located in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood, and be a space for ceremony, healing, and learning how all of us can be an ally in addressing this systemic issue.

Edmonton Living Rooms (ELR)
3rd iteration / digital exhibit

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

Design and translation for the re-imagining of the story and content produced for the Edmonton Living Rooms exhibit, to be featured as a digital exhibit on the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP) website platform.

Bee Hotels

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Explore Edmonton, EXPO Centre
Production Elements: Bellows Design

The creation of bee hotels for Explore Edmonton’s Responsible Events Program. These bee hotels are designed to support the local solitary bee populations, providing them with an inviting and safe space to lay their eggs. Using collected driftwood from the Edmonton river valley, holes are drilled into the driftwood to the exact size the solitary bees (specific to this location) prefer for their nests.

Art gallery temporary wall system

Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Client: Bleeding Heart Art Gallery

Creation of a temporary wall system that the gallery will use to present artwork on. The colour red is part of the gallery’s brand identity.

Bison Hide installation

Location: maskêkosihk, Canada
Client: River Cree Resort & Casino
Production Elements: Bellows Design

Creation of a large display case for a hand-painted bison hide that acknowledges the economic alliance between Enoch Cree Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, and Tsuut’ina Nation, which was signed on April 2nd, 2022.

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