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Marcel Dzama

1974
Winnipeg, Canada

12 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Canada

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Works by Marcel Dzama

Lady Bear

1998

26.7 x 34.3cm

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Disco Lady

2017

41.9 x 48.3cm

New Look

2000

25.4 x 33cm

Dinner Companion

2000

29.8 x 37.4cm

Bad Sisters

1998

27.3 x 33cm

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Scared Wolfman

1998

35.6 x 43.2cm

Untitled (Superhero)

1998

31.8 x 24.8cm

Dance Date

2001

33 x 25.4cm

Superhero in the Hospital

2000

43.2 x 35.6cm

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Marcel Dzama draws from folk vernacular, Surrealist film, Dada whimsy, and Soviet agitprop to create lush, dreamlike works on paper. Dzama’s primary media include watercolor, ink, and graphite, and his otherworldly figures and settings can evoke fairy tales, alternate histories, and religious iconography. Dzama received his BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1997 and has since exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Tokyo, and Stockholm. His work belongs in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Tate, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Dzama has also produced a number of video works and sculptures, and he has designed costumes and sets for the New York City Ballet.

Solo exhibitions of his work include: Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets at David Zwirner in London; Crossing the Line at David Zwirner in Hong Kong; Pink Moon, a digital presentation by David Zwirner; Blue Moon of Morocco at David Zwirner in Paris; Marcel Dzama: Who Loves the Sun at David Zwirner in New York City; Ya es hora at Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid, Spain; A Jester’s Dance at University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Drawing on a Revolution at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain; among others.

Group exhibitions that have shown his work include: Amused: Humor in Contemporary Art at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; The Great Drawing Show 1550-2003 at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles; Cult Fiction at The New Art Gallery in Walsall, England; Mind the Cracks! Collages from the Museum and from other collections at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel; Doublethink: Double vision at Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey; HIGHLIGHT: Gramercy at The National Arts Club in New York City; among others