Marcel Dzama

1974, Winnipeg, Canada
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

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.

Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he received his B.F.A. from the University of Manitoba. Lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has exhibited widely: Drawing on a Revolution, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2017); The Fallen Fables, Crown Point Press, San Francisco (2015); Hollow Laughter, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland (2014); With or Without Reason, CAC Málaga, Spain (2012); A Touch of Evil, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, México (2012); A Game of Chess, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (2011); Of Many Turns, Musée d´art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada (2010).

Work by the artist is held in museum collections worldwide, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.