Marcel Dzama

1974 · Canada

Artist biography

Marcel Dzama is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Canada, like other renowned artists such as Pierre Lefebvre, Sorel Etrog, David Maes, Xiwen Chen, and Linda Mccue. Marcel Dzama was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcel Dzama's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Marcel Dzama's work include David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, and Galería Helga De Alvear in Spain. Marcel Dzama most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp (24 January 2019 until 02 March 2019) with the exhibition The Last Waltz (For Leon). Marcel Dzama's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Ya es hora (15 February 2018 - 28 April 2018) at Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid and Group Show with Gallery Artists (26 March 2020 - 02 May 2020) at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm. Marcel Dzama's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Ya es hora and took place at Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid, Spain from the 15 February 2018 to 28 April 2018.

Marcel Dzama in private collections

Marcel Dzama's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: Therese Maria Gram, which also includes works from prominent artists Michael Kvium, Rose Eken and Richard Mosse; as well as Jimenez -Colon Collection which features the works of Petra Cortright, Michael Staniak and Jason Martin.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Dzama

Born in 1974, Marcel Dzama was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Marcel Dzama

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 9

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