Marketou Jenny

Jenny Marketou born in Athens and based in New York is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, educator and author. She holds an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently teaching New Media Art and Social Engagement at The New School of Social Research in New York. Her art practice investigates Disruptive Processes in order to explore the cultural and social relationship between artistic practice, community-engaged design, public art and environmental justice and it is formalized as mixed-media installations, public art, the internet, performance, publications and workshops. Her current work Ever-growing through the City (2020) a collaboration with Queens Museum is featured in Radiator Gallery in New York an indoor tensegrity structure to be constructed over time with the participation of the community. She is also busy realizing a new public art project titled Serious Games ( 2020 ) hosted at the historic Mosque Yiali Tzami located in the City of Chania in Crete, commissioned by the Municipal Art Museum. The project is a critical artistic investigation on Heritage /Monument. and is a continuous investigation of her previous project Undoing Monuments which was featured at Bane Museum ,Athens, Greece and Sun spotting a Walking Forest, commissioned by The High Line in New York Marketou has travelled all over the world and her work has been featured in international solo and group exhibitions in museums ,cultural institutions and biennials such as the The Parliament of Bodies, Documenta 14 ,Athens/Basel ;Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Biennale of Venice, the Biennial of Seville, the Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Foundation Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Eyebeam in New York, the Center of Art and ZKM Center for Media Arts, in Karlsruhe, Germany, Artium Museum, Spain ; Museum Tinguely,Basel ; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn,Estonia; Reina Sofia ,Madrid; The Queens Museum; Apex Art, New York; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Massachusetts ; Krannert Art Museum (KAM)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ;The National Museum of Contemporary Art ,EMST,Athens,Greece among others Marketou is the co editor with Stephanie Bailey ,Chief editor Ocula Magazine, Organizing from Below/HOW Assemblies Matter? 2017 published by Naked Punch which provides the theoretical bases for her project HOW Assemblies Matter? commissioned by Neon/Outset for the 6th Biennial of Athens, OMONOIA, 2016. Her work and research have been featured in the anthology The School of Everything, 2017, Futura Publishers, Athens, in the special publication Perform Interdependency, 2017 a collaboration with the Kunsthochschule Kasselm. the Arts and Media at Zurich University of Arts and Athens School of Fine Arts and in the anthology More Art in the Public Eye, 2020, Duke University Press.


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