TateShots: Marcel Dzama

July 17, 2012


TateShots spends a day with artist Marcel Dzama as part of their New York special issue. Dzama‘s work is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. While he has become known for his prolific drawings with their distinctive palette of muted colors, in recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass three-dimensional work and film.

Born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, Dzama received his B.F.A. from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Since 1998, his work has been represented by David Zwirner. Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain marked his sixth solo show at the gallery in 2011