b. United States / Lives and works in Vienna


MA, Sandberg Instituut, Art & Design, 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


Collaborative Lecture Performance, Ahmet Ögüt, International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria, 2020
Artist in Residence, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Shanghai, China, 2019
Artist in Residence, Connexion ARC, Fredericton, Canada, 2015
Curator in Residence, Centro Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV), Havana, Cuba, 2014
Artist in Residence, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2013
Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Our Literal Speed, Alberta, Canada, 2013
Links Hall, Artistic Associate Residency, Chicago, United States, 2012


The Embassy of the Netherlands, Curator’s 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
Edes Prize for Emerging Artists, *Finalist, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States, 2013
The Banff Centre, Mary E. Hofstetter Legacy Award, Alberta, Canada, 2012
Open Practice Committee, Exchange Grant, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States, 2011


Curator, RITUALISTIC TECHNOLOGY, Noda Estudio, Havana, Cuba, 2019
Co-Director, Art Present Symposium, Fábrica de Arte Cubano, 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba, 2016
Co-Curator, Economies-Inversion-Frontier, Sometimes Art Space, Havana, Cuba, 2016
Curator, Now Is The Closest Approximation of The Future, Centro de Desarrollo, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Co-Curator, ARTE NO ES FÁCIL FESTIVAL, Links Hall, Chicago, United States, 2012
Co-Director, ARTE NO ES FÁCIL, Artistic Exchange Program, United States / Cuba, 2009-2016


Adjunct Professor, Art Institutes of Illinois, Photography and Time-based Media, Chicago, USA, 2016-2017
Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Superior Arts (ISA), Social Motivation in Art, Havana, Cuba, 2013-2014
Adjunct Professor, Roosevelt University, Painting I, II, III, Chicago, USA, 2009-2011
Adjunct Professor, Art Institutes of Illinois, Design Fundamentals and Observational Drawing, Schaumburg, USA, 2010-2012
Instructor, Smart Museum, Drawing at the Smart, Chicago, USA, 2008-2009


Interim Coordinator, Temporary Master's Department, Sandberg Instituut, 2020
Curatorial/Archive Consultant, Snow City Arts, Chicago, USA, 2017-Current
Studio Coordinator, BYBORRE, Amsterdam, NL, 2018-2019
Assistant Manager, ECOMAMA, Amsterdam, NL, 2017-2018
Exhibitions Coordinator, Snow City Arts, Chicago, USA, 2016-2017
Studio Coordinator, Tania Bruguera, Chicago, USA, 2009-2010
Gallery Coordinator, DOVA Temporary, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, 2007-2009
Curatorial Assistant, Memorial Center Galleries, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 2005-2007


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
Rietveld Academie, Opening Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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 (OLS), Chicago, USA
The Sandberg Instituut, NEO- CRAFT: Ideal World Currency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 (OLS), 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 (OLS), Williamstown, USA

Gallery 400, “Regarde-Moi”, Emergencia (OLS), 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, Williamstown, USA
Whitney Independent Study Program, Screening of Nevermade (OLS), 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 (OLS), Chicago, USA
Whitespace, Presentism, Atlanta, USA

*EPCOR Center, NEO- CRAFT: The Franchise of Meaning, Calgary, Canada
*The New Gallery, NEO- CRAFT: Force Technologies, Calgary, Canada
Bergen Assembly Triennial, Monday Begins on Saturday (OLS), Bergen, Norway
*The Banff Centre, NEO- CRAFT: Pre-discovery Techniques, Banff, Canada
The Graham Foundation, “7 March 1965,” (OLS), 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

LECTURES (selected)

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Opening Day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2020
Renaissance Society, Vernacular Modernism all over the Deep South, Chicago, United States, 2019
Copincha, Curator’s Talk, Ritualistic Technology, Havana, Cuba, 2019
Texas A&M University, Artist Talk, Communities of Performance, Corpus Christi, United States, 2017
12th Havana Biennial, Curator’s Talk, Arte No Es Fácil, Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba, 2015
Connexion ARC, Artist Talk, Recent Works, New Brunswick, Canada, 2015
The Clark Art Institute, Panelist, Art History and Emergency, Williamstown, United States, 2014
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Artist Talk, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014
Institute of Superior Arts, Artist Talk, Havana, Cuba, 2014
Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Panelist, La Red, Havana, Cuba, 2013
Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), ART + DESIGN NOW, Calgary, Canada, 2013
MacArthur Foundation, Speaker, Annual Grantee Session, Chicago, IL, 2013
School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Panelist, Permeable Membranes, Chicago, IL, 2012
ArtChicago/NEXT, Panelist, CONVERGE Curators Forum, Ambiguities of Place, Chicago, IL, 2011


Van Es, Saskia, “Challenging Jewellery: een samenwerking,” Hedendaagse Sieraden, 2020. Web.
Volkman, Marilyn. “Performer/Spectator Relationships: A Dynamic of Equilibrium.” QOQQOON, Ed. Leigh Tennant and Steven Cottingham. issue 4. July 2020. Web and Print.
Lucero, Jorge and Laura Shaeffer, The Compound Yellow Manual of Prompts, Provocations, Permissions, & Parameters for Everyday Practices, Chicago: The Hyde Park Art Center, 2020. Print.
"Conversations: Marilyn Volkman.” Interview by Matthew Giordano, Weinberg/Newton Gallery. 12 Dec. 2019. Web.
English, Darby and David Breslin, Art History and Emergency: Crises in the Visual Arts and Humanities,Williamstown: Clark Art Institute, 2016. Print.
Volkman, Marilyn. "I hate that I wake up reinspired by art almost everyday." Atlas Sighed. Ed. Steven Cottingham. Calgary Biennial, 2015. 4. Print.
Volkman, Marilyn, Sophia Bartholomew, “NEOCraft” Interview. 97.9. CHSR-FM, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 07 Sept. 2015. Radio.
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. Web.
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.