NADJA VERENA MARCIN

EEUU/ALEMANIA

Artista en Residencia

KIOSKO PROJECT
 
Kiosko residency was love and pain, and I would always do it again! - Why? Bolivia removed me further than expected from my comfort zone in good and bad ways. Bad ways in this scenario was also good ways! –Why? As an artist, it is my constant drive to challenge my own and other people’s boundaries. During the residency – with a short phase of solitude as the only resident and not fluent in Spanish, I had a thoughtful, inspiring and work-intensive time developing four new pieces: La Mujer, Bride, Colonialist and Jedi. Via my active outreach to the local institutions and support of Kiosko, I was successful in presenting the large-scale installation and live performance La Mujer at the beautiful central courtyard of the local GOETHE Center. The piece has yet found international resonance, reaction and praise, and was re-commissioned for the 4th Festival de Cimientos in Cochabamba curated by Douglas Rodrigo Rada and Alejandra Dorado. The photographs Bride, Colonialist and Jedi are currently touring internationally.
 
PROYECTO EN KIOSKO
 
La residencia de Kiosko fue amor y dolor, pero lo haría una y otra vez. ¿Por qué? Bolivia me alejó de mi zona de confort más de lo imaginado, de buenas y malas maneras. Las malas maneras también fueron buenas. -¿Por qué? Lo que me motiva como artista es desafiar mis propios límites y los de los demás. Durante la residencia -con una corta fase de soledad por ser la única residente y sin fluidez en el idioma nativo, tuve la oportunidad de reflexionar, inspirarme y de trabajar intensamente desarrollando cuatro piezas nuevas: La Mujer, Bride, Colonialist y Jedi. Gracias a mi contacto activo con las instituciones locales y al apoyo de Kiosko, tuve éxito en la presentación de la instalación a gran escala y el acto performativo en vivo La Mujer, en el bello patio central del Goethe-Institut local. La pieza todavía tiene resonancia internacional, reacción y elogios, y fue re-comisionada para el IV Festival de Cimientos en Cochabamba comisariado por Douglas Rodrigo Rada y Alejandra Dorado. Las fotografías Bride, Colonialist y Jedi están actualmente en una gira internacional.
 
Nadja Verena Marcin
 
German-born artist Nadja Verena Marcin is based in New York. In her performance-based work Marcin examines the constructed persona 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, human behavior and psychological mechanism. She graduated from the School of the Arts at Columbia University in 2010, after obtaining a Diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts Münster. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Abrons Art Center, NY; Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; Human Resources, L.A.; ZKM- Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Dortmunder Kunstverein; VOLTA 9, Basel, reviewed in VICE, Art Forum, Text zur Kunst and received the Fulbright Award; DAAD Grant; Int. Artist Career Development Grant, Artworks Int; Film Production Grant, NRW Film- und Medienstiftung; ISCP residency, NY and Arbeitsstipendium, Kunststiftung Bonn. She has taught and lectured at P.I. Arts Center, City College of New York and Brooklyn College.
 
Nadja Verena Marcin is a media and performance artist living and working in New York and Germany. Marcin focuses on human behavior, elemental emotions and psychological responses linked to role-playing through video, performance and photography.
Sourcing autobiographical experience, Marcin drives situations from ordinary to absurd while probing beneath the surface of human interaction. Inflated by playful, vigorous images, poetical texts, and handmade props, her work exposes ambiguities depicting the constructive/deconstructive potential of man's characteristic, often dialectic behavior. Marcin confronts elemental emotions and unleashes psychological mechanism, exposing truths about morals, history, gender and politics inherent in Western culture.
Marcin received her MFA in 2010 from Columbia University, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Middle Gate Geel (2013); Coup de Ville, Sint Niklaas (2013); Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center, Peekskill (2013); VOLTA 9 (2013); Kulturstiftung Sparkasse, Unna (2013); ZKM- Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2012); TINA B. – The Prague Festival of Contemporary Art, Prague (2012); 2. Ruhr Biennale, Deutsche Bank, Duisburg (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; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York(2010); Kaunas Biennale (2009); Mediations Biennale (2008) and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2007/05) and received the award for Art and Language (2013); DAAD Stipend (2011); Int. Artist Career Development Grant (2010); Fulbright Award (2007).
 
Nadja Verena Marcin

La artista Nadja Verena Marcin trabaja con performance y media, ella vive y trabaja en Nueva York y Alemania. Marcin se centra en el comportamiento humano , las emociones elementales y las respuestas psicológicas vinculadas a la actuación de papeles a través de video, la performance y la fotografía.

Creditos de las obras:

NM, Zero Gravity, video-still of performance, Tampa, 2013, by Nadja Verena Marcin (c) NVM Studio & 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel.jpg
 
Nadja Marcin, Man, C-print, Berlin, 2007 by Nadja Verena Marcin, (c) NVM Studio & 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
 
Nadja Marcin, Nadja by Breton, live performance, Geel, 2013 by Nadja Verena Marcin, © NVM Studio & 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
 
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