Marieke Zwart (1987, NL)

Marieke Zwart is an artist based in Amsterdam. In her work she explores spaces of contact, through a practice that is based on drawing and video works. Her works are build from socially engaged practices, reflecting on art historical and relational issues. She is interested in social definitions of empowerment and independence, the dutch colonial past and personal narratives in relation to society.
After her BA fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2005- 2009, she did her MA Artistic Research in The Hague at the KABK (2015) and was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2017-18).
Zwart worked with psychiatric patients in residencies Het Vijfde Seizoen(Den Dolder, NL) and IBB (Curacao) and collaborated with healthcare company Buurtzorg for a series of Visiting Nurses.

Marieke Zwart was a (guest)teacher at o.a. the Royal Academy of Fine arts in the Hague and the Rietveld Academy. In collaboration with Dirk van Lieshout and Het Vijfde Seizoen, she led and organized the summerschool program 'Looking for Trouble' for young artists in 2017 and 'My other Tongue' in 2018, in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Her work is part of the collection of Stadsarchief Amsterdam and Buurtzorg Nederland and has been exhibited at a.o: 1646 (the Hague), 3331 Arts Chiyoda centre (Tokyo), Museum Dr. Guislain(Gent), Kunsthal (Rotterdam), IBB Gallery (Curacao), Fotodok/Casco (Utrecht), Cargo in Context (Amsterdam).