Nadja Verena Marcin is a German artist of German-Slovakian descent who explores gender, history, morality, psychology, and human behavior via an intersectional analysis of feminism and emotional architecture within a theatrical and cinematic context. Addressing ecological and human rights concerns through re-purposing of relational imagery and source material from literature, philosophy, art, and pop culture inside thought-provoking encounters, her work subverts representations of women found in actual and historical contexts to magnify ideological systems of power and psychological effects within their creation.
Her works have been shown worldwide at Fridman Gallery (NY), Participant Inc (NY), NADA New York (NY), Berkeley Art Museum (CA), ICA Philadelphia (PA), Garage Museum (Moscow), ZKM Museum (Karlsruhe), Himalayas Museum (Shanghai), and film festivals such as Festival pour film sur l’art (Montreal) and European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück). Marcin won grants by NYSCA (NY), Franklin Furnace (NY), Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant (NY), Film- and Media Foundation, and Ministry of Culture (Düsseldorf) and holds a Fulbright, a DAAD scholarship, and an MFA from Columbia University. She has lectured at Wellesley College (MA), Int. Center for Photography (NY), and Brooklyn College (NY) and been reviewed in VICE, HuffPost, Hyperallergic, Artnet News.