CV

Curriculum Vitae

Zen Marie 
26-02-80 Durban, South Africa

Residential Address:                                           Postal Address:
23 Symons Rd P.O.Box 45213
Brixton Melville
2092 2019
JHB JHB
South Africa South Africa
+27 82 763 2009

Email: zen.marie@wits.ac.za

Zen Marie is an artist who works in a variety of media. Core to his practice is a concern with how meaning is formed through multiple temporalities, spaces and processes. While working from a position that begins with photography and filmmaking he works in performance, sculpture, graphic processes and writing. 

Marie has engaged with many thematic areas of focus, including international sport, identity, nationalism, and public infrastructure, the binding link between these diverse areas has always been the relationship between power and the subversion of power.

BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

2016 – 2017             ASAWU Academic Staff Association of WITS University (ASAWU) Executive committee member and communications officer (asawu.org.za)

2011 – 2016             Convener of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC.org.za)

2010 – 2016             National Executive Committee of Visual Art Network of South Africa (VANSA.co.za)

2015 – present         Founding editor of […] – an online journal in alternate epistemologies. www.ellipses.org.za

LECTURER

2010 – Present        Lecturer in Fine Arts at WITS School of Fine Arts

2007 – 2009             Lecturer in Critical Studies at Vega: The school of Brand communications

EDUCATION

2017- present           Candidate for a Dr. of philosophy in Fine Art, WITS University, JHB, SA

2004 – 2006              MA. Cultural Analysis, with distinction, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (the Netherlands)

2001 – 2003             De Ateliers: MA equivalent (Amsterdam NL.)

1998 – 2001             B.A. Fine Art, with distinction, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

1996 – 1997             Matriculated National School of the Arts, distinctions in painting and photography (JHB, S.A.)

1995 – 1995             Market Theatre Photography Workshop, analogue still

photography and black and white printing (JHB, S.A.)

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2018 Decolonial Aesthesis Lab, Rhodes University, (Makana, S.A.) 

2017 Pro Helvetia Research Residency (Geneva, Lausanne, Basel)

2016 Cite de Artes, residency in collaboration with ESAD, St Denis, and La Port, Reunion Island

2016 WOAP .PERF Residency in Geneva Switzerland

2013 Urban Scenography, St Denis, Reunion

2012 Urban Scenography, Dakar, Senegal

2012 RAW Material CO, Dakar Senegal

2012 Urban Scenography, Dakar Senegal

2011 1Shanthi Rd, Bangalore India

2010 Time frame (NIMK), Durban South Africa

2009 Urban Scenography, JHB, South Africa

AWARDS AND BURSARIES

2017 Pro Helvetia Research grant for residency in Genève, Lausanne and

Basel

2016 Pro Helvetia Research grant for residency in Genève

2015 Ad hoc research grant (WITS)

2014 SPARC grant for publishing a practice based Journal.

2012 mail and guardian list of 200 young South Africans 

2012 Ad Hoc research grant (WITS)

2011 Ad hoc research grant (WITS)

2011 SPARC grant for residency project, dislocating the studio

2010  Spier contemporary

2005 National Arts Council S.A. (Funding for graduate studies M.A.)

2005 Ernest Oppenheimer Trust (Award to S.A. artists studying abroad)

2004 Ernest Oppenheimer Trust (Award to S.A. artists studying abroad)

2004 Merit Prize (Brett Kebble Art Awards)

2004 National Arts Council S.A. (Funding for graduate studies M.A)

2001- 03 Ateliers stipend (funding for residency)

2001 Deans Merit List (UCT)

2001 Michaelis Prize for top student in the graduating class (UCT)

2000 Deans Merit List (UCT)

EXHIBITIONS

Work as participating artist

2017 Cahiers d’ Artistes, Kaserne Platz, Basel, Switzerland

2017 BIG Geneva Biennale, Geneva, Switzerland

2017 Circuit, PUNGWE/ Sugar Free, Lausanne, Switzerland

2016 Cite de Artes, residency in collaboration with ESAD, St Denis, and La Port, Reunion Island

2016 WOAP .PERF Residency in Geneva Switzerland

2016 Things fall apart, Trapholt Museum, Denmark

2015 La Nuit de Patrimonie, St Denis, Reunion Island

2014 Public Acts, Jhb Public Art Project

2013 TAXI poetry, public art project JHB

2013 23 Kilograms, Gallery West, Den Hague NL

2013 Urban scenography, St Denis Reunion.

2012 Caught By traffic II, RAW Material Co, Dakar Senegal

2012 Urban Scenography, Dakar Sengal

2011 Ten Years on, Michaelis Galleries, CPT S.A.

2011 Caught By Traffic , 1Shanthi RD Bangalore India

2010 Space: Currencies in African Art (Museum Africa JHB SA)

2010 Spier Contemporary (Cape Town City Hall)

2010 SAMSARA, Durban Art Gallery, Durban S.A.

2010 The Underground, the Surface and the Edges, video screening the

Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg.

2010 The Underground, the Surface and the Edges, video screening

Rautenstrauch- Joest Museum, Cologne, Germany

2010 last chance : contemporary artists from South Africa – Bergen centre for contemporary arts – Bergen Norway 

2010- ‘us’ – curated by Bettina Malcolmess and simon njami – South African

national gallery Cape Town 

2009 US (JHB Art Gallery)

2009 Urban Scenographies (public art project in JHB CBD)

2008 Love and Hate in Lesotho (solo, JHB Art gallery)

2008 Joburg Art Fair (Johannesburg South Africa)

2008 Migratory Aesthetics (Belfast, Ireland)

2007 Migratory Aesthetics (Enkhuizen, N.L)

2007 Migratory Aesthetics (Murcia Spain)

2006 Uninhabited territories (Next Wave festival, Melbourne Australia)

2006 Nie Meer (De Warande, Turnhout Belgium)

2006 KunstRai (Art Fair Amsterdam, with W. Baars gallery)

2006 Making Love to my Ego (Castlefield Gallery, Manchester England)

2005 A Place Called Home (Johannesburg Art Gallery, JHB)

2005 Cinema Suitcase Unpacked (Uni. of N.Y, Staten Island Gallery N.Y.)

2004 A Place Called Home (N.S.A., Durban South Africa)

2004 “ “ (S.A. National Gallery Cape Town

2004 L.A. Freewaves (Museum of Contemporary art, L.A.)

2004 Brett Kebble Art awards (Good Hope Center Cape Town)

2003 De Ateliers (Ateliers Project space, Amsterdam NL.)

2002 Le Filial, group show (Converted Bank space, Düsseldorf, Germany)

2001 Graduate Show University of (Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South

Africa)

2000 Soft Serve multimedia event (National Gallery, Cape Town, South

Africa)

2000 Returning the Gaze (Granary, Cape Town, South Africa)

EXHIBITIONS AS CURATOR

2015 NEWWORK 15  – 4TH YEAR WITS graduate show

2014 NEWWORK 14 – 4TH YEAR WITS graduate show

2013 Life of forms, Part of JWTC, Goethe Project Space, Maboneng JHB

2013 NEWWORK 13 – 4TH YEAR WITS graduate show

2012 Delta Remix, part of JWTC, Substation WITS university

2012 NEWWORK 12 – 4TH YEAR WITS graduate show

2011 Dislocating the Studio – one year residency program

2011 NEWWORK 11 – 4TH YEAR wits graduate show

2010 NEWWORK 10 – 4TH YEAR wits graduate show

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

Publications of video or photographic work

2010 Space: Currencies in Contemporary Art – catalogue of artwork

2010 Spier Contemporary, catalogue of artwork

2008 Joburg Art Fair Catalogue Art Logic (SA)

2006 Making Love to My Ego Castlefield Gallery (UK)

2004 Brett Kebble Catalogue Brett Kebble (SA)

2004 A Place Called Home Zayd Minty (ed) (SA)

2004 10/100 Bell Roberts Publishing (SA)

2000 Returning the Gaze Catherine Smith (ed) (SA)

2000 Michaelis Graduate catalogue U.C.T press (SA)

PUBLISHED WRITING

2016 Where Are My Fucking Flowers published in the JWTC Salon

2015 NEWWORK 14 – 4TH YEAR wits graduate show- editor

2015 Interview on exhibition openings – to be published

2014 NEWWORK 14 – 4TH YEAR wits graduate show- editor

2013 Hotel Yeoville, co-author of text with Terry Kurgan, Fourth Wall Books

2013 NEWWORK 13 – 4TH YEAR wits graduate show- editor

2012 Chapter in Book: 2010 Reasons to live in a Small town, VANSA, JHB

2012 Catalogue Essay for Akona Kenqu, Marketphoto workshop

2012 NEWWORK 12 – 4TH YEAR wits graduate show- editor

2011 Review, Art SA v9.3 The Invisible Man: Francois Smit and the Sunday I           illustration

2011 Article in Art SA, V9.4, Caught by Traffic

2011 Chapter in Book: Fire Walker, Barstow and Viljoen, Fourthwall Books,

JHB 2011

2011 Space ritual and absence – liminalty in South African visual art,           conference paper, published in Art South Africa

2011 Fire Walker, author of chapter, Fourth Wall Books

2011 NEWWORK 11 – 4TH YEAR WITS graduate show – editor

2010 NEWWORK 10 – 4TH YEAR WITS graduate show catalogue – editor

2010 Feel it, It Has Gone: The Politics of Representation in a Post Democratic

South Africa, Art SA, Vol 9 Issue 01, spring

DOCUMENTARY AND DESIGN WORK

2015 Documentation and editing of the Antipode 5th Institute for the         

         Geographies of justice

2008 Rich Land of the Poor (book) Editing, design and layout

2007 DITSELA (documentary) Project coordinator, Editing,

         Camera and Logistics

2007 Smile Orange, (documentary) Production, Camera, Editing

2006 Nothing is Missing (video installation by Mieke Bal) Editor, and DTP for

catalogue

2006 Uncertain Territories, Rodopi 2006 Cover Design

2006 Colony, (documentary) Camera and Operations

2005 1001 Days, (documentary) Camera and Editing

EXHIBITION LOGISTICS WORK

2004 Daimler Chrysler collection (JHB SA) Installation Team

2004 Group Portrait (African Window Museum) Exhibitions Manager

2004 Constitution Hill Museum Exhibitions Manager

2002 S.A. Families (Tropen Museum NL) Assistant Exhibitions Manager

2000 One city festival (The Granary Cape Town) Exhibition Management

         Team

2000 Steve McQueen (Michaelis Gallery Cpt) Exhibition Management Team

2000 Juncture (Studio Voltaire London) Exhibition Management Team

TALKS

207     Keynote address, Artsearch Symposium, WITS University

2013 – GIPCA Great Texts: What Do They of Cricket Know, Who Only Cricket

Know?”, UCT, GIPCA CPT

2013 – Taxi poetry, WISER, WITS

2011 – tedx – ted talk: Caught by Traffic, Maboneng JHB

CONFERENCES

2017   ArtSearch Symposium, WSOA, WITS, JHB

2015   Indian Ocean Energies, WISER, WITS, JHB

2015  Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, WISER, WITS, JHB

2015  Planned Infrastructure, WISER, WITS, JHB

2012  Condition Report, Dakar Senegal

2011 Space Ritual and Absence – Liminalty in South African Visual Art,

         Conference Paper, VIAD UJ, JHB

2011 The Names We Give, Michaelis School of Art CPT

2010 Architecture ZA: AZA 2010 JHB

2010 Bonani Africa, Iziko Museums, CPT

2010 From Pierneef to Gugulective: South African National Gallery CPT