Filip Markiewicz to Rep Luxembourg in Venice

Filip Markiewicz Photo: Tania Feller via Luxemburger Wort
Filip Markiewicz Photo: Tania Feller via Luxemburger Wort

 

Luxembourg’s Culture ministry announced on Monday that Filip Markiewicz has been selected to represent Luxembourg at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Markiewicz’s proposed project Paradiso Lussemburgo was one of 17 entries which were evaluated by a five-person jury comprised of Antwerp Museum of Modern Art director Bart de Baere, artist Martine Feipel, art critic and curator Paul di Felice, Culture Ministry representative Claudine Hemmer, and Mudam director Enrico Lunghi.

Markiewicz’s project is composed of a complex analysis of contemporary realities and uses multiple mediums including drawing, installation, video and performance. The jury praised the artist’s multifaceted work, inviting the viewer to approach the piece from several perspectives. The piece will be shown at the Cà del Duca  during the Biennale and will be curated by Mudam.

Markiewicz is perhaps best known for his drawings of redesigned bank notes to make political statements. In 2008 he presented Pale Exploding Imitation with videographer Bruce Geduldig, based on The Velvet Underground’s debut album.

The 34 year old Markiewicz, studied in Strasbourg, France. He lives and works in Luxembourg and Hamburg, Germany.


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