Marieke Zwart is an artist based in Amsterdam. She studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2005- 2009. In 2015 she graduated from the Master Artistic Research program in The Hague. Currently she is a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

In her work she explores spaces of contact, through a practice that is based on drawing and video works. Her works are build from socially engaged practices, reflecting on art historical and social problematics. Subjects of interest are social definitions of empowerment and independence, the dutch colonial past and personal narratives in relation to society.

In 2014 she did a residency in Curacao, supported by the Mondrian Fund where she worked on several projects with psychiatric patients and art students at the Instituto Buena Bista. Later in 2016 she did a residency at Het Vijfde Seizoen, to further develop her work in the field of psychiatry.

Together with Lotte Nijhof she founded Arts Initiative BERM in 2010.

She was a guest teacher at the Royal Academy of the Hague, the Rietveld Academy and she organized and coached a summer program in 2017 in collaboration with Dirk van Lieshout and Het Vijfde Seizoen in Utrecht.

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