Marianne Zamecznik, Norway
Marianne Zamecznik is a free-lance curator and exhibition designer currently based in Berlin. Following her formal arts education at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm she co-founded the cultural outreach program and itinerant exhibition venture Simon Says in 2002. Concurrent with her direction of Simon Says, Zamecznik worked as a producer and curator at the Swedish Filmforum. Dedicated to the preservation, distribution, and promotion of Swedish art film and experimental video, Zamecznik acquired a comprehensive knowledge about this genre of filmic culture as well as contributed to its contemporary program and archive.
Zamecznik’s most formative, institutional position was as Managing and Program Director at 0047, an independent exhibition and residency organization focused on art, architecture, and collaboration. Founded in Berlin in 2004, 0047 provided a platform for Norwegian artists and architects to present their respective practices in the same venue. Before long it evolved into a dynamic, international project-based initiative for artists, architects, and curators upon its relocation to Oslo, Norway. She remained there until 2010.
Recent Independent curatorial projects were commission and presented in New York City, Paris, Wroclaw (Poland), Moss (Norway), and Warsaw. They include The Running Room at Space for Art and Industry in New York City in July 2012, The Feast at the European Culture Congress in Wroclaw, Poland in 2011; the 6th Momentum biennial in Moss, Norway in 2011, entitled Imagine Being Here Now, where she was also responsible for the exhibition architecture in collaboration with Norwegian artist Øystein Aasan; the exhibition The Space Between Us about the exhibition architect Stanislaw Zamecznik at the Modern Museum of Warsaw in 2010. She is responsible for the exhibition architecture for the exhibition La Fin de La Nuit (curated by Martha Kirszenbaum) at Palais de Tokyo in June 2013. She was also the curator and exhibition designer for Norwegian Crafts' exhibition Revealing Thoughts at the first edition of Revelations 2013.
As a critic and editor Zamecznik contributed to Kunstkritikk.no, Konsten.se, Kunsthåndverk, Cura and Billedkunst, among other publications and catalogs.