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Charlott Markus
(Born in Sweden, works and lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands)




Charlott Markus constructs still lives and arrangements that predominantly end up as photographic series and as site-specific spatial pieces. Her work can be described as 'extended still-lives'; she explores the possibilities and limits of the still life and uses it to create new narratives and meanings. In a theater like fashion, Markus creates an alternate space with her work where the margins between photography, painting and sculpture become intertwined, always zooming in while examining the whole. The way Markus works is not only investigating space, color and form but an indirect investigation into relations and structures.

After graduating from the Photography Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy her works has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Netherlands and abroad. Her solo shows includes "Markus&I" (Weekender Trailer Show, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, 2014), "Live at: Matter of Gradation" (Intelligentsia Gallery, Beijing, 2015), "Solitaire" (Probe Project Space, Suze May Sho, Amsterdam, 2017). Her works are also exhibited in the group shows including "Collective Thinking, For Freedoms" at Aperture Foundation, NY (2017), "Who are we again?" at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (2018).

Through the residency at AIT she will develop new ways of seeing and to make an in-depth acquaintance with history and symbolism within the fields of Japanese textiles, traditions and within the daily (art) life of a contemporary Japan.
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Residency: January 9 - April 4, 2018
Co-organized by Mondriaan Fonds


Matter of Gradation #II, 2015, Felt, diverse textiles, drawing paper, calligraphy silk, video projection, wood / Installation
©Charlott Markus




Partition #3 (Markus&I), 2018, Oak wood, ink print, silk thread, various textiles,
©Charlott Markus




Partition #4 (apparition), 2018, 30 secondhand lace curtains, 2 self-made textile pieces, aluminium tubes, cotton wire
©Charlott Markus




Solitaire, 2017, Wood, paint, textile, plastic, LEE filters / Installation - photography
©Charlott Markus



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