Marcel Dzama  (Canadian, 1974) 

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Marcel Dzama Biography
1974   Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1994 - 1997   B.F.A., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, B.F.A. (first class honors)
1997   Recipient: Watercolor Award (for achievement in painting), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1997   Recipient: Namta Award, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2000   Recipient:The New Artist Award from Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2004   Finalist, The Sobey Art Award
  Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
All Cannibals!, la maison rouge, Paris, France [itinerary: me Collectors Room, Berlin] [catalogue forthcoming]
From the Collection: Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain, David Zwirner, New York, NY [catalogue] (solo)
Marcel Dzama: A Game of Chess, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
The Never Known into the Forgotten, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (catalogue, solo)
2010   Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Triennale Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany
THE FATE OF IRONY, KAI 10 Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Krieg und Frieden, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Münster, Germany
CUE: Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Monster, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver Canada
Marcel Dzama: Delila’s Dance, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009   Wonderland, KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Even the Ghost of the Past, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Mi Vida. From Heaven to Hell: Life Experiences in Art from the MUSAC Collection, Mucsarnok, Kunsthalle, Budapest
Private Universes, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Jardín Botánico Culiacán, Culiacan, Mexico
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Marcel Dzama, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2008   Even the Ghost of the Past, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Marcel Dzama, Oficina para Proyectos de Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico (solo)
Edition 46, Marcel Dzama, In cooperation with Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (solo)
The Other Mainstream II: Selections from the Collection of Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York, NY
2007   Royal Art Lodge- Whrere is Here?, Winnipeg Art Lodge, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Moving Picture, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England(solo)
Oficina para Proyectos de Arte (OPA), Guadalajara, Mexico (solo)
Running Around the Pool, Museum of Fine Arts, The College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Cult Fiction, The New Art Galolery, Walsall, England. Curated by Kim Pace and Emma Mahony. [itinerary: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, England; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England; Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Aberystwyth, Wales; Tullie House, Carlisle, England] [cat.]
Hinter den Sieben Bergen, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
5 rencontres d’artistes, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
Celluloid Ceremony, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden(solo)
2006   Marcel Dzama, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Marcel Dzama: Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Tree With Roots, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England ; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
Since 2000: Printmaking Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Parallel Visions II: “Outsider” and “Insider” Art Today, Gallerie St. Etienne, New York, NY
Faces of a Collection, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
New Prints 2006, International Print Center New York, NY
The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Down By Law, 2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Peer Pleasure 1: Royal Art Lodge, Space 1026 and Instant Coffee, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection, UC Davis, Davis, CA (solo)
2005   Surface, Lucas Schoormanns Gallery, New York, NY
Tres o cuatro historias, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
Funny Cuts, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
Emergencias, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo León, France
Emergencias, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo León, France
Aus der Serie, Teil III, K4 galerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
Strips & Characters – Kunst unter dem Einfluss von Comics, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
Central Station – The Harald Falckenberg Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Security Check, Painting after Romanticism. Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland
Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Eccentric Modern, The Foundation To-Life, New York, NY
The Gallery, Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Max Ernst and the tradition of the Modern, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Drawing Narrative, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
Dear New Girl or whatever your name is, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Work/New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
La Melange des Genres, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, France
Pensieri dei serpenti by The Royal Art Lodge, Perugi artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy
The Royal Art Lodge: Venetian Works at Caffé Florian, Caffé Florian, Venice, Italy
The Lotus Eaters, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain ; Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France(solo)
Tres O Cuatro Historias, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
The Royal Art Lodge: Serpentine Musings, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Course of Human History Personified, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
2004   Marcel Dzama, Christophe Daviet-Thery Livres et Editions d’Artistes, Paris, France (solo)
The Last Winter, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Nieva Negro, PhotoEspana2004 International Photography Festival, Madrid, Spain
Bears in My Room: Works on Paper by Marcel Dzama, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA(solo)
The Royal Art Lodge: Pride in Workmanship, The Houldsworth Gallery, London, England
Marcel Dzama: Screenprints and action figures, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Albatross Note, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (drawings and new paintings) (solo)
Olga Korper, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
2003   For the Record: Drawing Contemorary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Great Drawing Show 1550-2003, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Odd Fellows, Pennsylwania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Sweet Tooth, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Zwischenbilanz, Kunstforum Baloise, Basel
MosaiCanada: Sign and Sound, The Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Rizzero Arte, Pescara, Italy (solo)
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Ontario, Canada (solo)
Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, The Drawing Center, New York, NY ; Power Plant, Toronto, Canada ; De Vleeshal and De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middleburg, Netherlands; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Marcel Dzama, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Daily Apocalypse: One Drawing by Two Artists, Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy (solo)
2002   Fantasy Underfoot, the 47th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Marcel Dzama, Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Drawings for Dante, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Fantasyland, Dámelio Terras New York, NY
One Thousand Words, John Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan
Fantasy Underfoot, Corcoran Biennal, Washigton DC
2001   The Royal Art Lodge: Amounts of Blood, Atycore, Toronto, Canada
IN FUMO, Galleria of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, Italy
W5: Five Winnipeg Artists Spanning Five Generations, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Ziviler Ungehorsam, Die Sammlung Falckenberg, Hannover, Germany
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Monica de Cardenas, Milano, Italy (solo)
I love NY, David Zwirner, New York, NY
The Royal Art Lodge, Perugi Artcontemporanea, Padova, Italy
2000   Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
More Famous Drawings, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada (Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Canada) (solo)
Zeichnungen + Video, Diehl Vorderwuelbecke, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Wings, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, France
Fall Survey, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton/Vancouver, Canada
Babylon, Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany
Selections from the Manilow Collection, MOCA, Chicago, IL
Double Whammy, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Garage Video, North Dakota Museum, Grand Forks, ND
Garage Video, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Greetings from Winnipeg, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
Drawing Show, Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone, New York, NY
1999   Draw, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, IL
Greene Gallery, Genf, Switzerland (solo)
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Castelli di Carte, Galeria Claudia Gian Ferrari, Milan, Italy
Sit(E)ings: Trajectories for a Future, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Greetings from Winnipeg, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
1998   Selections Spring 98, The Drawing Center, NewYork, NY
For the birds, The Figures, Great Barrington, Canada
Laughing, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Espace Purplex, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
Casa Triangulo, San Paulo, Brazil (solo)
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (solo)
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997   Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Wood Inc., Off-Ice Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Fresh Popped, Plug In Gallery, Anti-Chamber, Winnipeg, Canada
Art for Healing, Walker Theater, Winnipeg, Canada
Gallery 1.1.1., Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
The Royal Art Lodge, Small Projects Gallery, University of Houston, Huston, TX
1996   Fite Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Selected Public Collections
  Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY
  Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Tate Modern, London, UK
  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Literature
2011   Nashville, Tenessee. Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, 2011. [catalogue forthcoming]
“20 Questions for Artist Marcel Dzama.” artinfo.com (March 8, 2011) [ill.] [online]
Lindquist, Greg. “Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner.” ARTnews (April 2011): 114 [ill.]
Frankel, David. “Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner.” Artforum (April 2011): 284 [ill.]
Coggins, David. “Stranger Than Fiction: The Fantastic Worlds of Marcel Dzama.” huffingtonpost.com (March 1, 2011) [ill.] [online]
2010   Marcel Dzama(Text by Mark Lanctôt, and Jennifer Allen). Montreal, Canada: Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, 2010 (catalogue)
2009   Marcel Dzama. Düsseldorf, Germany: Sies + Höke, 2009 (catalogue)
Culiacan, Mexico. Jardín Botánico Culiacán. 2009
New York, New York. The Museum of Modern Art. Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. Texts by Connie Butler, Gary Garrels, Christian Rattemeyer, Harvey Shipley Miller
Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel Aviv Museum of Art. 2009
2007   Moving Picture. London, England: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2007(catalogue)
2003   Marcel Dzama: The Berlin Years, 2003(Introductions by Sarah Vowell and Viggo Mortensen). San Francisco, CA: McSweeney’s Books, 2003
Marcel Dzama and Neil Farber: Daily Apocalypse, 2003(Text by Daniela Lotta). Padova, Italy: Perugi Artecontemporanea, 2003
Drawings by Marcel Dzama: From the Bernardi Collection, 2003(Text by Glen E. Cumming, Wayne Baerwaldt, James Patten). Windsor, Ontario, Canada: Art Gallery of Windsor, 2003
2002   Expect: Art, 2002. New York, NY: The What to Expect Foundation, 2002
Drawings for Dante. London, England: Timothy Taylor Gallery, 2002
2001   The Royal Art Lodge(Text by Guido Bartorelli). Padova, Italy: Perugi Artecontemporanea, 2001
2000   Famous Drawings Present: Marcel Dzama (Text by Wayne Baerwaldt), Santa Monica, CA: Smart Art Press, 2000