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Marilyn Volkman

Student Affairs Coordinator

Marilyn Volkman is Student Affairs Coordinator of the Vienna Master and the main contact for the program’s students. She is responsible for student selection, enrolment and mentoring, as well as team building, academic quality assurance and artistic strategies.

Her work as an artist and curator is committed to fostering space for shared dialogue between art and other disciplines, and across continents and cultures. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago, an MA in Art and Design from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arizona. Marilyn’s early work involved interviewing soldiers to explore abstract questions amidst daily work activities on military bases. Subsequent projects were aimed at repurposing art infrastructures to create intimacy across political divides, specifically between artists based in the United States and Cuba. Currently, Marilyn’s research investigates artistic developments in Cuba after the passing of Decree 349, a law that has criminalised independent artistic activity on the island.

Marilyn is the co-founder of the United States/Cuba exchange project ARTE NO ES FÁCIL (2008-2016), creator of the RITUALISTIC TECHNOLOGY exhibition series (2019-current), and often appears with OUR LITERAL SPEED. Her curatorial and artistic projects have been featured internationally at the New Centre for Fashion & Design (Shanghai, China), Het Hem (Zaandam, the Netherlands), Bergen Assembly (Bergen, Norway), Sometimes Art Space (Havana, Cuba), The Centre for the Development of Visual Arts (Havana, Cuba), Banff Centre (Banff, Canada), College Art Association (New York, NY), Renaissance Society, Hyde Park Art Centre, and Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago, among others.

If you would like to see her work as a performing artist, check out her website: www.marilynvolkman.com

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