Marina Hulzenga is working as a Spatial Designer and Artist in Amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton, AB, on Treaty 6 and Métis territory. Through both her design and art, she collaborates with various cultural community groups to help to tell their stories and share their voices with a wider audience. This is often presented by way of exhibition and installation. Marina comes from a Dutch immigrant family that settled in the woods southwest of Edmonton. Marina considers herself a humble and willing ally, with a mission to uplift and create spaces for voices less heard.
Greatly influenced by her rural Canadian upbringing, the essence of her work not only invokes interactions between space, land, history and environment but also hints at the reminders we have of our fragile and humble place within such a landscape. A professional background in exhibit design influences her desire to communicate through storytelling; inviting visitors 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.
Marina’s work traverses the spheres of spatial design, curation and design research. Working with a variety of mediums, Marina is absorbed in collecting and research as a means to creativity; with her work focusing on uncovering details and connections within our spatial awareness that are often overlooked. With this approach she creates spatial experiences that open up a new space for exchange and debate.