VIDEO: An Introduction to NYCB Art Series Artist Marcel Dzama

New York City Ballet was proud to welcome artist Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Marcel Dzama for the fourth annual Art Series in 2016. Dzama exhibited Art Series’ first ever digital installation on the theater’s Promenade.

Marcel Dzama’s work is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada, Dante, and Duchamp. Best known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years Dzama has expanded his practice to encompass sculpture, painting, film, and dioramas.

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Dzama received his BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1997 where he was a founding member of the Royal Art Lodge, an artists’ collective whose darkly humorous drawings landed an exhibition in a prominent Winnipeg contemporary art space. Since then Dzama’s work has been widely exhibited in solo and group presentations throughout the United States and abroad.

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