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2015-2016 Philosophy in the Context of Art, course by Dr. Peter Osborne (Professor of Modern European Philosophy) at the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (SE)
2013-2015 MA in Fine Arts at Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (SE)
2010-2013 BA in Fine Arts at Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (SE)
2009-2010 Fine Arts & Multimedia studies, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (BE)

Current & Upcoming

29/06/2024, Noise Salon 6 (organised by Chris Dreier), performance & sound-installation, Buschdorf (DE)
21/06/2024, Variable Resistor II. Performance & installation, Fourth Space Meditation Centre, Brussels (BE)

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Larynx, Cunst-Link, Brussels (BE)
2022 In the Kingdom of Oil and Millions, Baku-Brussels, K41, Brussels (BE)
2019 Ça va bien, mais ça va mal, Komplot, Brussels
2019 Dead Reckoning, Projektrum Hjärne, Helsingborg (SE)
2019 Memories of Gold. LUCA Library, Brussels (BE)
2018 Reflector Games, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (CH)
2017 In times of Splendour and Reason, Taverna Brillo, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Pirata, Glasmontern, Odenplan Subway Station, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Shock Strike Blow, Växjö Art Hall, Växjö (SE)

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2023 Variable Resistor. Performance & installation, Fourth Space Meditation Centre, Brussels (BE)
2023 Mezzo-Tinto, KBK, Brussels (BE)
2023 FLYKTIG / FUGITIVE, Valdres (NO)
2023 Double Minutes, Komplot, Brussels (BE)
2022 Tunnel Affection, ICC Tunnel, Berlin (DE)
2022 Domestic Science, Pfand-Leeggoed, Brussels (BE)
2022 T0 - a new era, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg (SE)
2022 Taylloore, King Pistolet Bakery, Oostende (BE)
2021 Art Contest 2021, Vanderborght Building, Brussels (BE)
2020 My Perversion Is the Belief in True Love, Pori Art Museum, Pori (FI)
2020 Quarter Past Ten, ISSMAG Gallery, Moscow (RU)
2019 To smooth the furrowed brow, B32, Maastricht (NL)
2019 Merzedes & Zwangere Guy prznt, Recyclart, Brussels (BE)
2019 Smugglers Bureau, KRAAK Festival, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
2018 Central Russian Zen, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow (RU)
2018 Volumes, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (CH)
2017 Tears it down, After Howl Space, Brussels (BE)
2017 Texts Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (SE)
2017 Wir erreichen den Fluss, Galerie Stephanie Jaax, Brussels (BE)
2017 Secondhand Daylight, Kummelholmen, Stockholm (SE)
2016 La vie intense, 52 rue d’Artois, Brussels (BE)
2016 How does it feel?, ARTIM space, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku (AZ)
2016 Deep into the north, IX International Biennial of Art, La Paz (BO)
2016 The Nomad Show, Shiryaevo Biennial, Shiryaevo (RU)
2016 Kozanow - In Search of the Miraculous, Wroclaw Contemporary Art Museum, Wroclaw (PL)
2016 Everything for you, Antwerp (curated by Jan De Cock), Fort Art 5, Edegem (BE)
2016 Turn A Blind Eye, Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (BE)
2015 Let’s get together, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Project, Ground Peschanaya, Moscow (RU)
2015 Nordic Performance Festival, PALS, Fylkingen, Stockholm (SE)
2015 Show and Tell, BHQF (Bruce High Quality Foundation), New York (USA)
2014 In Search of Industrial Culture, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (RU)
2012 Eternal Tour, SESC concolaçao, São Paulo (BR)


YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku (Azerbaijan)


2023 FLYKTIG / FUGITIVE, Valdres (NO)
2019 Nour Residency, Komplot, Brussels (BE)
2018 Horizontal/Vertical, Alps Art Academy Residency, Tenna (CH)
2016 YARAT Contemporary Art Centre Residency, Baku (Azerbaijan)
2016 One-month residency, Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (BE)
2014 A-Z West, Andrea Zittel, Mojave Desert, California (USA)
2013 A.I.R. Remote, Svedje (SE)


2024 Workshop on improvisation in performance art, KASK, Gent (BE)
2023 - 2024 Workshops with children, MUS-E, Brussels (BE)
2020 - 2023 Yearly workshop in performance art, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (BE)
2022 Workshop in performance art, Sint Lukas Kunsthumaniora, Brussels (BE)
2015 - 2021 Guest teacher (various workshops and studiovisits), Kronobergs Konstskola, Växjö (SE)
2016 Workshop ‘In the Kingdom of Oil and Millions’, ARTIM Project Space, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku (Azerbaijan)
2015 Workshop in performance art, Konstskolan, Ölands Folkhögskola, Öland (SE)

Artist-run initiatives and spaces (co-) founded by Merzedes Sturm-Lie

2019 - 2022 NONSTOP Performance Festival (biannual nomadic performance festival, previous editions in Stockholm & Brussels)
2010 - 2022 Espace 0 IN (artist-run space), Brussels (BE)
2018 Swallowing Helmets (artist-run space), Brussels (BE)
2016 Konstattack (nomadic exhibitions in bars and nightclubs), Stockholm (SE)
2011 - 2012 SEKTEN; An alternative platform for young artists, Stockholm (SE)

Curated Exhibitions (selection)

2021 NONSTOP Performance Festival, Recyclart, Brussels
2019 NONSTOP Performance Festival, ID:I Gallery, Stockholm (SE)
2018 Emotional Gold, Espace0IN, Brussels (BE)
2017 Snake Pit Breakdown, Swallowing Helmets, Brussels (BE)
2016 Upstairs Basement I, Co-curated with Joakim Forsberg, Mikael Goralski, Maarten Raskin. EspaceMOSS, Brussels (BE)
2016 Upstairs Basement II, Co-curated with Joakim Forsberg, Mikael Goralski, Maarten Raskin. MOSS Utställningar, Stockholm (SE)
2016 Life is not all Shoot-Shoot, Bang-Bang, Royal Swedish Academy of Arts / Konstakademien, Stockholm (SE)
2015 KonstAttack, various locations. Co-curated with Alexander Hult. Stockholm (SE)
2012 The Circle Game, Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels (BE)
2011 White Zoo & Black Powers, Royal institute of art, Stockholm (SE)

Musical Projects

2023 - 2024 ROTATING (collaboration with Dirk Elst)
2022 - 2023 Vulkanizer (collaboration with Lotte Beckwé)
2019 - 2022 Merzedes & The Grind (collab with Raph Absolonne, newly released album ‘Walking in Dark Walls’, June 2022)

Scenography (Light & Set design)

2015 ‘Donnie’, a contemporary dance-piece.
Choreography by Ofelia Jarl Ortega in collaboration with Alexandra Tveitt and Zinzi Buchanan.
Video, light and set design by Merzedes Sturm-Lie. Music and sound design by Siri Jennefelt.
Dancers: Alexandra Tveitt, Zinzi Buchanan, Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Producer: Sara Bergsmark.
Shown in December 2015 at Moderna Dansteater (MDT), Stockholm (SE) - Palladium / Dansstationen, Malmö (SE) - Atalante, Gothenburg (SE)


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