Marieke Zwart

Drawing and Artistic Research

Marieke Zwart (1987, NL) is an artist based in Amsterdam. Her drawings and installations stem from a collaborative and socially informed practise. She is interested in definitions of empowerment and independence, the Dutch colonial past and personal narratives. After BA/Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2009) and MA/Artistic Research at the KABK (2015), she was a resident at the Rijksakademie (2017-18). Zwart worked with mental health care clients in residencies Het Vijfde Seizoen (Den Dolder, NL) and IBB (Curacao) and collaborated with Buurtzorg for a series of Visiting Nurses in the Netherlands.

Marieke Zwart has been teaching Art and Drawing classes since 2015 to a diverse group of (art) students at KABK, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, during residency programs, in art institutes and primary schools. She co-founded several summer school programs for young artists in Amsterdam and Utrecht in collaboration with artist Dirk van Lieshout and residency het Vijfde Seizoen. In 2021 Zwart founded Depend on me, a collaborative research group for both professional as non-professional artists in Amsterdam 2021.

Her works are part of the collection of Stadsarchief Amsterdam and Buurtzorg Nederland and have been exhibited at: 1646 (the Hague), 3331 Arts Chiyoda centre (Tokyo, Japan), Museum Dr. Guislain (Gent, Belgium), Kunsthal (Rotterdam), IBB (Curacao), Fotodok/Casco (Utrecht), Ateliers '89 (Aruba), Cargo in Context (Amsterdam), Framer Framed (Amsterdam), AT5 and Amsterdam Museum.

Marieke Zwart will team up with theory tutor Marjan Brandsma to teach the IST course Making and Thinking. Where Marjan will advise from a theoretical perspective, Zwart will help create concepts inspired by hands-on artistic strategies and research

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