Zen Marie

I am a South African Artist currently based in Amsterdam. I studied B.A. Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Thereafter I participated in an Artists residency program in Amsterdam called de Ateliers. I am currently doing a research Masters degree in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. My major concerns in this program relate to issues that are present in my work. I have been involved with an ongoing exploration of the forms and rhetoric that the sport of cricket suggests in its structural integrity and political underpinnings. The form the work takes fluctuates between spontaneous or fleeting on the one hand and more controlled experiments with specific structural constraints. Earlier work of mine has included looks at developing mythologies about fictitious characters and involved constructions of spaces that try to unravel their biographies, neurosis, trauma and more recently their fantasies and desires. (recently Method and order at the National gallery Cape Town South Africa.) Education: 1996 - 1997 Matriculated National School of the Arts (Johannesburg) with distinctions in Painting and Photography 1998 - 2001 B.A. Fine arts at the University of Cape Town with distinction in Sculpture 2004 - 2006 M.A Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam (To be completed by 2006) Residencies: 1995 - 1996 Market Theatre Photography Workshop 2001 - 2003 De Ateliers (Amsterdam) Exhibitions: Soft Serve mulimedia event (National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa) Returning the Gaze (Granery, Cape Town, South Africa) Graduate Show University of (Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa) Le Fillial, group show (Converted Bank space, Dusseldorf, Germany) De Ateliers (Ateliers Project space, Amsterdam Netherlands) A Place Called Home (N.S.A., Durban South Africa) 2004 Brett Kebble Art Awards (Convention Centre, Cape Town South Africa) 2004 A Place Called Home (National Gallery Cape Town, South Africa Catalogues: Returning the Gaze Catherine Smith (ed) Michaelis Graduate catalogue U.C.T press 2004 A Place Called Home Zayd Minty 2004 10/100 Bell Roberts Publishing Filmography 2000 Bollywood dialogue 05:00:00 2000 Sudy in Motion (1-3) 05:00:00 2000 Femi oke reads the weather 06:00:00 2001 Stuctures and Shapes 10:00:00 2002 Test Match 24:00:00 2003 My first Shoot 06:00:00 2003 Graduation ceremony 05:30:00 2003 1001 Days 55:00:00 2003 Australia vs Pakistan 08:24:04