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Marlene Dumas

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016 The Power of the Avant-Garde: Now and Then
Bozar - Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles
Aug, 2016 First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)

Marlene Dumas is a South African artist and painter. She often uses reference material of polaroid photographs of her friends and lovers, whilst she also references magazines and pornographic material. Marlene Dumas also paints portraits of children and erotic scenes to impact the world of contemporary art. She has said that her works are better appreciated as originals since many of her smaller sexual works are very intimate. Her first major American museum exhibition, a midcareer retrospective entitled "Measuring Your Own Grave", opened in June 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and moved to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

A New york Times acticle about the artist can be seen here.


Recent Exhibits

Marlene Dumas participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men
Cheim & Read
Dec, 2015 No Man's Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
Rubell Family Collection
Aug, 2015 Lecture with Marlene Dumas
Fondation Beyeler
Jul, 2015 Summer Exhibition 2015
Marlborough Fine Art
Jul, 2015 Biennale Arte 2015: All The World’s Futures
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
May, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Fondation Beyeler
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