Nadja Verena Marcin
Nadja Verena Marcin is a performance artist living and working in New York. 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).