Nadja Verena Marcin
German-born artist Nadja Verena Marcin, lives and works in New York, USA and NRW, Germany. She graduated from the Visual Art Department of New Genre, School of the Arts at Columbia University, New York in 2010, after obtaining a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Department of New Media at Academy of Fine Arts Münster. In her performance-based work Marcin examines the constructed persona, looking at the way the artist is an implicit figure. By creating a “theater of cinema” that the audience can be immersed in, Marcin brings awareness through a hyperbolic interpretation of relatable scenarios, enacts symbolic actions, catalyzing the visibility of hidden codes. Her work appropriates familiar imagery and mirrors the ambiguities of human behavior and psychological mechanism.
Marcin’s work has been presented internationally at: Abrons Art Center, New York; ZKM- Museum for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Zendai MOMA, Shanghai (Himalajas Museum); Museo National de Arte, La Paz; Veneto Videoart Archive, Verona; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Jinsun Gallery, Seoul; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley; ICA Philadelphia; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow; Palacio Portales, Cochabamba; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Momentum | Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin; NADA New York; Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center, Peekskill; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn; Aesthetica Art Prize, York; Whitney Houston Biennale, New York; Goethe Institute, Santa Cruz; Middle Gate Geel’13, Geel; Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany; Coup de Ville, Sint Niklaas; VOLTA 9, Basel; Jaeckel Gallery, New York; Temp Art Gallery, New York; Kapinos Gallery, Berlin; 80WSE Gallery, NYU, New York; Esther Donatz Gallery, Germany; Loop Video Art Fair, Barcelona.
Marcin’s video have been included in worldwide film festivals such as Busan International Video Festival, Busan; FIFA, Festival pour film sur l’art, Montreal; International Video Art Festival, Athens; EJECT- Performance Festival, Mexico City; New Beijing International Film Festival, Beijing; Tirana International Film Festival, Tirana, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück and Videonale 11+12, Bonn. She has received numerous grants, residencies, and prizes such as the Fulbright Award; DAAD Grant; Int. Artist Career Development Grant by Artworks Int; Film Production Grant by NRW Film-und Medienstiftung; Prize for Art and Language by Kunststiftung Sparkasse UnnaKamen; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant; Arbeitsstipendium, Kunststiftung Bonn; and Franklin Furnace Grant amongst many others. She was an artist resident at the ISCP Residency, New York; KIOSKO Residency, Bolivia and Deutsche Börse Residency at Frankfurter Kunstverein.
In addition, Marcin has taught and lectured at P.I. Arts Center, New York, City College of New York and Brooklyn College. Her work is being featured in worldwide press such as Huffington Post, VICE, Kunstforum, Texte zur Kunst, Art Forum, MSN, Artnet News. Marcin is the Founder and CEO of Kunstraum LLC, an interdisciplinary team of curators, artists and architects that promotes emerging art and outstanding art concepts, recently awarded the Artfair Goers Award for “Video Shop” as Best Booth at NADA New York.