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Marlene Dumas

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Current Exhibitions and Events
Feb, 2015 The Image as Burden
Tate Modern
Jan, 2015 Drawings
Frith Street Gallery, Soho Square
Dec, 2014 Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection
me Collectors Room Berlin
Dec, 2014 To Have and to Hold: 50 Years of Marriage and Collecting Contemporary Art
Rubell Family Collection
Sep, 2013 Ik hou van Holland (I Just Love Holland): Dutch art after 1945 (werktitel)
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

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:

Nov, 2014 Selections From the Collection of Blake Byrne
Patrick Painter Inc.
Nov, 2014 Hidden and Revealed: Representations of Women by Women
Angles Gallery
Oct, 2014 Silver: Celebrating 25 Years: Works By Gallery Artists 1989 - 2014
Frith Street Gallery, Soho Square
Oct, 2014 Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence
The Menil Collection
Sep, 2014 The Nakeds
Drawing Room
Sep, 2014 How Far How Near
Stedelijk Museum
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