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CV

09/2019 - 07/2020 DAAD scholarship at the New Media Department of Instituto Superior de Arte Havana, Cuba
Since 10/2014 Weissensee Berlin Art School, Fine Arts / Sculpture
08/2009 - 09/2013 Universidad Complutense Madrid: Spanish Philology, Bachelor of Arts

1988 born in Berlin



about my work

In my videos and installations I treat topics like time (memory in its fragmented and subjective state, the process of growing up, and the inner monsters we are carrying within) and different spaces, e.g. the concept of home and workplace where the setting serves as a constant that holds together fragmented pieces of a story. Another topic is identity: my personal history, my body as a protection shield or a liberating tool; as well as the question of authorship of memories and lived moments, the roles we consciously or unknowingly adopt. My subjects become actors with their workplaces as a backdrop and perform scripts based on completely different contexts such as other persons’ stories and memories.
By combining a documentary approach with staged elements I want to create surreal worlds of impossible realities where the known can be questioned and rethought. Where a collective memory exists, hidden sides of personalities become visible, and where I present a way of seeing reality as a puzzle of memories and personal experiences.



screenings & exhibitions

Emerging Lines, Art Academy Riga, 2020

Arthaus Movie Theater, film screening parallel to 41st Havana Film Festival, Arthaus, Havana, 2019
No sé qué es una casa, La Fugitiva, Havana, 2019

Freigänger/Åpen soning, SOEHT 7 women’s prison, Berlin, 2019
GLOTZ, video art exhibition, West Germany Venue, Berlin, 2019
Visionär Film Festival 2019, Berlin
Performing Arts Festival 2018, Berlin
Tun und Lassen, Greenhouse, Berlin, 2018

Moments of change, L102 Art Prize, Berlin, 2018

Waiting for, Galerie du Crous, Paris, 2018
Dear mom, what do people cross when crossing the boundary? Kunstraum Potsdamer Straße, Berlin, 2018

Waiting for, Galerie du Crous, Paris, 2018

visions4people, Berlin, 2018

No. 1 - Vernissage, Kulturfabrik Moabit, Berlin, 2017

Young Urban Performances Festival, Osnabrück, 2017

Arena of the young arts, international festival for dance, theatre and performance, Erlangen, 2017

Forum Biotopia / Aufwind Festival for Urban Impulses, Vienna, 2017

Outnow international Performance Arts Festival, Bremen, 2017

Zeitzeug theatre festival, Bochum, 2016

Tote Tauben Turteltauben, project space Kurt-Kurt, Berlin, 2016

Per Anhalter, Kunsthalle Hamburger Platz, Berlin, 2016



awards

DAAD scholarship for Fine Arts/Design/Film 2019/20
Mart-Stam scholarship/Deutschlandstipendium 2018/19
Project grant of the Karin Abt-Straubinger Foundation, 2018
L102 Art Prize, 2018
Introducing Program of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 2018



contact

marlies.pahlenberg@hotmail.de