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.

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 relations between artists and models, the value of work and time and the authority and gestures of the artist's hand.
Zwart applies the medium drawing as a tool to research, analyze and intensify the labour of looking.

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.

Together with Lotte Nijhof she founded Arts Initiative BERM in 2010. Currently she is a guest teacher at the Royal Academy of the Hague, where she teaches drawing and research.

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