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For the 2016 Art Series, Marcel Dzama exhibited Art Series’ first ever digital installation on the theater’s Promenade.

The installation from the Winnipeg native and Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist featured a chess match dance off and an incognito appearance by Amy Sedaris.

NYCB Art Series Presents: Marcel Dzama

Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Marcel Dzama joins New York City Ballet for the fourth presentation of Art Series, which welcomes contemporary artists to our Lincoln Center home.

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.