Maja Nilsen is a visual artist born in Klæbu (1978) and now living and working in Oslo. Nilsen holds a MA-degree from the Art Academy in Trondheim (2005) and a BA-degree from Trondheim and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin (2003).Her works (mainly sculpture, collage and site-specific projects) has been exhibited in Norway and abroad. She has completed several public commissions, received various awards and working grants and been purchased by art collections. In recent years Nilsen has worked on many performing arts projects as a scenographer and costume designer. Since 2012 she has collaborated closely with the theatre director Lisa Lie in building complex visual worlds employing the assemblage logic.