Maria Pasenau was born and raised in Mjøndalen, Norway. She graduated the Norwegian School of Photography in 2014, and has since exhibited her work in national as well as international galleries and institutions. Pasenau was included in the exhibition “Faithless Pictures” at the National Museum of Norway, the exhibition “Early Works” at New Galerie in Paris with 89plus and an online exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac. She has also functioned as in-house photographer for renowned youth culture magazine Recens Paper. Pasenau currently lives and works in Oslo.