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Marya Kazoun
Crumbling Desert Castles
2007, performance and installation
Installation contains: fabric, beads, thread, wood, glue, glass, and bamboo, includes 8 performers, installation size approx. 473x630x315in (1200x1600x800cm)

Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 8, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 2007

Work Commissioned by Sharjah Biennial 8

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  Marya Kazoun
Seekers of Truth
2006, performance
Customs contain fabric, beads, thread, wood, includes 3-9 performers, size variable


Installation view: Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria Napoli, Italy 2006

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  Marya Kazoun
Air Metamorph
2006, performance and installation
Installation Contains fabric, beads, thread, wood, glue, and metal, 3 performers, size variable


Installation View:
Monfalcone Contemporary Art Center, Monfalcone, Italy 2006


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  Marya Kazoun
Handle with Care: Glass
2006 performance and installation
Installation contains fabric, string, wood, and glass, 1 performer, size varies

Installation view: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia. 2006


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  Marya Kazoun
Ignorant Skin
2005, performance and installation
Installation contains fabric, string, wood, and glass, 4-6 performers, size variable

Installation view: 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. 2005

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  Marya Kazoun
Personal Living Space
2005, performance and installation
Installation contains fabric, string, wood, and glass, 4-6 performers, size variable

Installation view: 51st Venice Biennale Venice, Italy. 2005

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  Marya Kazoun
Pull Christian, Pull Pull!
2005 public performance
Installation contains fabric, beads, thread, wood, glue, bamboo, 4-6 performers, size variable

Installation view: FILOPHILO, Como, Italy. 2005

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Mama the Rings are Hairy
2005, performance and installation
Installation contains fabric, beads, thread, wood, glue, bamboo, 1 performer, size variable

Installation view:

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Marya Kazoun
Steady Breath
2003, performance and installation
Installation contains fabric, beads, thread, wood, glue, bamboo, 1 performer, size variable

Installation view: Gallery Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy. 2003

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MARYA KAZOUN


Lives and works in New York

Born Lebanon | 1976

In every field, Marya has introduced new ways of thinking and radical contributions to the renewal of creativity and techniques. Her works initiate a profound questioning of the boundaries of the artwork and art practice, challenging the status of art as a privileged object. Conceived out of a desire to shift traditional methods and materials toward less concrete forms and objects. Themes such as physical and emotional pains, anger, ecstasy, and social taboos, are the visual metaphors characterized by her work. Always in search of a new iconography of the human reality Kazouns’s work relates to images that are less perceptual and more mentally formulated. In experimental performances, illustrations, glass, assemblages and mixed media installations, her images migrate and transform through different vehicles of support and language, which conveys ideas or concepts to the viewer without limitations serving to share knowledge and the experience of life.

Marya Kazoun was born in Beirut, Lebanon she and her family migrated to Canada and then to the United States. She received her BA in Interior Architecture, with honors, from the Lebanese American University (2000) and her MFA from S.V.A, New York (2004) She participated in the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) as well as the Global Art Glass Triennial in Sweden (2005).