Marcel Dzama's work is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While he has become known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas.
Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, and lives in New York. His solo exhibitions include: NYCB Art Series presents Marcel Dzama, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York (2016); Une danse des bouffons (A jester’s dance), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); Mischief Makes a Move, World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, Missouri (2015); Hollow Laughter, Kunstmuseum Thun (2014); The never known into the forgotten, Kunstverein Braunschweig (2011); A Game of Chess, Gemeentemuseum The Hague (2011); Aux mille tours, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal (2010); Marcel Dzama, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich (2008). His works can be found in the collections of numerous international museums, such as: MoMA (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas), Musée d’art contemporain du Montréal (Montréal), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), and Tate Modern (London).
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