b. United States / Lives and works in Vienna

MA, Sandberg Instituut, Art & Design (BLESS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018-2020
MFA, University of Chicago, Visual Arts Theory & Practice, Chicago, United States, 2007-2009
BFA, University of Arizona, Painting & Drawing, Tucson, United States, 2003-2007

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Cuba, Curatorial Grant, Havana, Cuba, 2019
Canada Council for the Arts, Foreign Artists Fund, Fredericton, Canada, 2015
The MacArthur Foundation, Artists Connections Fund, Chicago, United States, 2013
The Banff Centre, Mary E. Hofstetter Legacy Scholarship for Excellence, Alberta, Canada, 2012
Links Hall, Artistic Associates Project Research Grant, Chicago, United States, 2011
Open Practice Committee, Project Grant, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States, 2011

Participant, Lecture Performance (Ahmet Ögüt), Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria, 2020
Resident, NoCC / Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Shanghai, China, 2019
Resident, Connexion ARC, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2015
Resident, The New Gallery/John Snow House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2013
Resident, OLS Thematic Residency (Mattew Jackson, Theaster Gates), Banff Centre, Canada, 2013
Visiting Scholar, Rifkind Center for German Expressionism, LACMA, Los Angeles, United States, 2006

Curator, “Ritualistic Technology”, independent peripheral exhibition of the 13th Havana Biennial, Noda Estudio, Havana, Cuba, April-May 2019
Co-curator, “Gift Economies, Inversion, Frontier,” Aveces Art Space, Havana, Cuba, November 2016
Co-director, “Art Present: the extension of the independent exhibition site into public domains,” Symposium of the 12th Havana Biennial, Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba, May 2015
Curator, “Now is the Closest Approximation of the Future,” Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV), Havana, Cuba, January 2014
Co-curator, “ARTE NO ES FÁCIL: Havana/Chicago,” performance art festival, Links Hall, Chicago, United States, January-March 2012
Curatorial Team, “On Paper”, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Spring 2009

Mare, Claudia. “Cuban Forum Outreach Magazine: Anecdotes from Marilyn Volkman.” Cuba Program: Democratic Perspectives on Cuban News (blog). Universidad Sergio Arboleda, December 2020.
Volkman, Marilyn, “Performer/Spectator Relationships: A Dynamic of Equilibrium.” QOQQOON Magazine, Ed. Leigh Tennant and Steven Cottingham. issue 4. July 2020: 52-58.
Lucero, Jorge and Laura Shaeffer, The Compound Yellow Manual of Prompts, Provocations, Permissions, & Parameters for Everyday Practices, Chicago: The Hyde Park Art Center, 2020: 33-35.
Breslin, David and English, Art History and Emergency: Crises in the Visual Arts and Humanities, Williamstown:Clark Art Institute, 2016.
Volkman, Marilyn. "I hate that I wake up reinspired by art almost everyday." Atlas Sighed. Ed. Steven Cottingham. Calgary Biennial, 2015: 4.
Cottingham, Steven and Volkman, Marilyn, ‘If Art Is A Faith Then I Am An Agnostic,’ Temporary Art Review, 2015. Web.
Jackson, Matthew Jesse, and Our Literal Speed. “Martin Luther King’s the Greatest Artist of the Twentieth Century.” Berfrois, 14 Oct. 2014.

“Vernacular Modernism all Over the Deep South,” Our Literal Speed, manuscript reading, Renaissance Society, Chicago, United States, February 21, 2019
“Challenging Jewellery,” Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Presentation of the Temporary Master’s Department, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 25, 2019
“Ritualistic Technology,” Copincha conference on resilient technology, Copincha, Havana, Cuba, April 19-21,2019
“NEO-CRAFT: Ideal World Currency,” MA research presentation, Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 12-13, 2018
“NEO-CRAFT: Introduction to Limitlessness,” 4Bid lecture series, OT301, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 13, 2018
“Art History and Emergency: Crises in the Visual Arts and Humanities,” Panelist, Research and academic program conference (RAP), The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, United States, November 7-8, 2014
“Spare life,” Department of Visual Arts speaker series, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States, May 15, 2014
“Art & Social Motivation,” faculty lecture series, Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba, Havana, Cuba, November 11, 2013
“La Red,” Panelist, emerging Cuban artist dossier presentation series, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba, November 14, 2013
“ART + DESIGN NOW,” Stanford Perrott Lecture Theater, Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), Calgary, Canada, January 24, 2013
“Arte no es fácil,” MacArthur Foundation Annual Grantee Session, Chicago, United States, October, 2013
“Permeable Membranes,” Panelist, Department of Material Studies, School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Chicago, United States, October 19, 2013
“ANEF: biennials, professionalization, and global markets in Contemporary Cuban Art,"* Moderator, CONVERGE Curator’s Forum, ArtChicago/NEXT, Chicago, United States, May 1-2, 2011

Coordinator, Temporary Master’s, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Autumn 2020
Curatorial Consultant, Snow City Arts Foundation, Chicago, United States, 2017-2020
Studio Coordinator, BYBORRE, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2018-2019
Programming Coordinator, Snow City Arts Foundation, Chicago, United States, 2016-2017
Studio Coordinator, Tania Bruguera, Chicago, United States, 2009-2010

Coordinator, Contemporary Art & Its Histories Workshop, University of Chicago, 2008-2009
Gallery Assistant, DOVA TEMPORARY, Department of Visual Arts Gallery, University of Chicago, 2009
Curator of Student Galleries, Union Memorial Center, University of Arizona, 2006-2007
Curatorial Intern, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, United States, 2005-2007
Tutor of Art History, Center for Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques, University of Arizona, 2005-2006
Department Coordinator, Art History, Cochise College, Sierra Vista, United States, 2004-2005

Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, Cuba
Visiting Faculty, Art & Social Motivation (seminar course), Autumn 2013

Sierra Nevada University, Lake Tahoe, United States
Guest Lecturer, Poetics of Collaboration (Low Residency MFA Seminar), December 15, 2020

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, United States
Guest Lecturer, Communities of Performance, Department of Theater and Dance, January 29, 2018

University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
Course Assistant, Negotiable Skin: Identity/Performance (Professor Tania Bruguera), Artv 24105, Spring 2009
Course Assistant, Visual Language: On Objects (Professor Geof Oppenheimer), Artv 10200, Autumn 2008
Course Assistant, Visual Language: On Images (Professor David Schutter), Artv 10100, Spring 2007

Roosevelt University, Chicago/Schaumburg, United States
Instructor, Introduction to the History of Visual Arts, ART 101, Autumn 2010-Spring 2012
Instructor, Advanced Painting III-IV, Art 315/6, Autumn 2009-Autumn 2011
Instructor, Painting I-II, Art 215/6, Autumn 2009-Spring 2012

Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, United States
Instructor, Time-Based Media II, Phob 302, Spring 2017
Instructor, Advanced Studio Lighting, Phob 202, Spring 2017
Instructor, DSLR Photography I, Phob 101, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017
Instructor, Introduction to Time-Based Media, Phob 301, Autumn 2016

Art Institute of Illinois, Schaumburg, United States
Instructor, Introduction to Video Editing, Dfvp 201, Autumn 2012
Instructor, Observational Drawing, Art 102, Summer 2012
Instructor, Digital Photography I, Gd 124, Autumn, 2012
Instructor, Fundamentals of Video, Dfvp 101, Spring 2011
Instructor, Principles of Photography, Dph 114, Spring 2011
Instructor, Design Fundamentals, Art 100, Summer 2011

Het HEM, Sandberg Instituut Graduation 2020, Zaandam, The Netherlands
Artist Run Chicago 2.0, the Hyde park Art Center, Chicago, USA
New Center of Fashion & Design Culture, NEO- CRAFT, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Weinberg/Newton Gallery, The Way the Mystic Sees, Chicago, USA
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Perspectives, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
The Renaissance Society, Vernacular Modernism all Over the Deep South, Our Literal Speed, Chicago, USA
OT301, Highs & Lows, NEO- CRAFT: Prelude to Infinity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De School, We Have Something to Say, Radio Broadcast, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Nightingale Cinema, NEO- CRAFT: Bad Romance, Chicago, USA
Zeitz MOCAA, Publishing Against the Grain, Our Literal Speed, Cape Town, South Africa
TUSK, An Exhibition of Scent, Chicago, USA
EXPO Chicago, Our Literal Speed + Art & Language, Chicago, USA
Williams College, screening of Emergencia, Our Literal Speed, Williamstown, USA
Gallery 400, “Regarde-Moi”, Emergencia, Our Literal Speed, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
12th Havana Biennial, Art Present, Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba
CONNEXION ARC, NEO- CRAFT: Introduction to Limitlessness, Fredericton, Canada
The Clark Institute, Art and Emergency, Our Literal Speed, Williamstown, USA
Whitney Independent Study Program, Screening of Nevermade, Our Literal Speed, New York, USA
Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV), E/: Session II, Havana, Cuba
Reva and Logan Center for the Arts, screening of Nevermade, Our Literal Speed, Chicago, USA
Whitespace, Presentism, Atlanta, USA
EPCOR Centre, NEO- CRAFT: The Franchise of Meaning, Calgary, Canada
The New Gallery, NEO- CRAFT: Force Technologies, Calgary, Canada
Bergen Assembly Triennial, Monday Begins on Saturday, Our Literal Speed, Bergen, Norway
The Banff Centre, NEO- CRAFT: Pre-discovery Techniques, Banff, Canada
The Graham Foundation, “7 March 1965”, Our Literal Speed, Selma, USA
Angels Gate Cultural Center, Immigrant/Emigrant, San Pedro, USA
The Steve Harvey Show, Merging Art & Science, Ask Steve, NBC Studios, Chicago, USA
College Art Association, Band of Outsiders, curated by Catherine Sullivan. New York, USA
High Concepts Lab, Did You Know Nicole Kidman Acts in Her Own Work, Chicago, USA
Eel Space, Contingent Conventions, Chicago, USA
The Big Screen Project, Screening of ANSWERS, New York, USA
Film Studies Center, Screening of UNIFORM, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
DOVA TEMP, Holding A Time Like This, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Van Es, Saskia, “Challenging Jewellery: een samenwerking,” Hedendaagse Sieraden, 2020. Web.
"Conversations: Marilyn Volkman.” Interview by Matthew Giordano, Weinberg/Newton Gallery. 12 Dec. 2019. Web.
Volkman, Marilyn, Sophia Bartholomew, “NEOCraft” Interview. 97.9. CHSR-FM, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 07 Sept. 2015. Radio.
DOVA Alumni Zine, University of Chicago, 2014. 2. Print. "Yali Romagosa Interviews Marilyn Volkman and Dan Paz.” Interview by Yali Romagosa, Chicago Contemporary Art Seminar. 25 Apr. 2014. Web.
Ruiz, Steve. "Seven Artists of the Week.” Chicago Art Review, 23 Jan. 2013. Web.
Wenzel, Erik, “GEOslant: It Ain’t Easy,” ArtSlant. Art Slant, New York, 2012. Web.