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.

Selected solo shows and solo performances: SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, USA (2016); Esther Donatz Gallery, Munich, Germany (2015); GOETHE Center, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2014); 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York (2013); Kulturstiftung Sparkasse UnnaKamen, Unna, Germany (2014); Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany (2012); Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany (2012); Momentum, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2012); The-Solo-Project, Basel, Switzerland (2011). Recent selected group exhibitions and screenings include: Aesthetica Art prize (2017); NADA New York (2016); 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia (2016); Galerie du Beffroi, Namur, Belgium (2015); The Last Bruciennale, New York (2014); Middle Gate Geel’13, Geel, Belgium (2013); VOLTA 9, Basel (2013); Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center, Peekskill (2013); ZKM- Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2012); Jinsun Gallery, Seoul (2011); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2011); Abrons Art Center, New York (2011); Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2010); ICA Philadelphia (2010); Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York (2010).

Marcin has won numerous prizes and stipends, including: Franklin Furnace Grant, New York, USA (2016); Emergency Grant of Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, USA (2016); Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany (2014); ‘Film Production’, NRW Film- und Medienstiftung, Germany (2013); Culture Ministry of Nordrhine Westphalia, Germany (2013/ 2011/ 2010); Prize for ‘Art and Language’, Kunststiftung Sparkasse UnnaKamen, Germany (2013); DAAD, Germany (2011); Int. Artist Career Development Grant, USA (2010); Fulbright, USA (2007). Marcin’s work has been featured in Texte zur Kunst; Art Forum; VICE Creator’s Project; Huffington Post; Interview Magazine; Artnet News amongst others.

In addition, Marcin has lectured at the MFA program in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice, at CUNY- City College of New York; the MFA program for Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Brooklyn College, New York; and at P.I. Arts Center, New York for Video and New Media. Marcin is also the Founder and Creative Director of Kunstraum LLC, an interdisciplinary team of curators, artists and architects that promotes local and international emerging art and outstanding art concepts, winning ‘Artspace Fairgoer Awards’ at NADA New York (2016) and participating at Untitled Miami art fair (2016).