Marieke Zwart is an artist based 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 relational issues. She is interested in social definitions of empowerment and independence, the dutch colonial past and personal narratives in relation to society.

After her BA fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, 2005- 2009, she did her MA Artistic Research in The Hague at the KABK. Currently she is a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

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, a residency at a psychiatric institute and collaborated with a large healthcare company Buurtzorg for a series of Visiting Nurses.

Marieke Zwart was a (guest)teacher at o.a. the Royal Academy of Fine arts in the Hague and the Rietveld Academy. In collaboration with Dirk van Lieshout and Het Vijfde Seizoen, she led and organized the summerschool program 'Looking for Trouble' for art students in 2017 and 'My other Tongue' in 2018, in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

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