Marianne Heier lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She often explores specific institutions ‘from the inside’, presenting the results as performance, text, installation or spacial interventions. Her work can be seen as situated within an institution-critical artistic tradition; but Heier’s position is rather the result of personal engagement, motivated by personal, lived experience, than of a calculated, strategic institution-critical praxis. Her recent works are often collaborations with artists from performative fields, with special interest for choreographic approaches to ideologically charges spaces. Questions related to economy and the circulation of value are central throughout her work, with the inherent power of the gift as a recurrent theme.