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Maria Marshall is a conceptual artist who explores the fine line between the autobiographical and the imaginary on the subject of ¨Thought¨.  The exploration of these themes has been her main focus since the creation of her seminal breakout  ¨Shadow¨works ‘When I Grow Up I Want to be a Cooker’ from 1998 and ‘President Bill Clinton, Memphis November 13, 1993’ from 2000, which were instrumental in establishing her voice as a leader in her contemporary field. 

Marshall experienced post-natal depression and systematically applied ‘shadow work’ to her oeuvre by bringing individual dreams into the active experience through emotionally charged, immaculately conceived films and, in this process, dispelling those associated fears. This work has continued with creating an alter ego character, ‘Thought’, who has developed inscapes with a blindfolded series of paintings and drawings, descriptions of what the mind looks like, mirror pieces, and poignant references to thought.

Originating from an Iraqi Jewish family that emigrated due to persecution to India. Marshall was born in India and raised in London, United Kingdom,

currently based in Mexico City.

Instagram: @maria_h_marshall




Y museum, Mexico City. 'make love not war'


Y Museum, Berlin - ‘Manifestations’


What am I not seeing, Hair Sweet Hair, Site Specific Exhibition, Berlin

Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Holland


Art and Leisure, New York, USA
Graces women's health club. Curated by Nadja Romain, Belgravia, London,United Kingdom
Stille. Werkhalle, Wiesenburg, Wiesenstrasse 55, Berlin. 22 July-Aug 5th 


Site specific. Curated by Paul Carey-Kent, Kings cross warehouse, London , United Kingdom

I love you Mummy , I hate you, Mac's Museum Grande Hornu, Curated by Laurent Busine. Belgium.

In my End is my beginning, Site-specific installation, London, United Kingdom

Tank tv, London, United Kingdom

Artist spotlight.New Frontiers, Sundance, USA

Musee Dauphinois, Grenoble, France
Herzliya Museum, Israel

Team Gallery, New York
Centre pourl'image Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Salon 94, curated Jeannie Greenberg Vandoren-Rohatn, New York, USA
Ruth and Bill True collection, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA

Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Centre Pompidou, screening/talk, curator Christine Macel, Paris, France
Team Gallery, New York. USA
The Swiss Institute, Project Space, New York, USA
Site Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Goteborgs Konsthall, Goteborg, Sweden

Freiburger Kunstverein, Freiburg, Germany
Team Gallery, New York, USA

Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Prague
Yves St Laurent, Paris, France
Oliver Art Center, CCAC Institute, curated by Larry Rinder, Oakland, San Franscisco, USA 
Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Team Gallery, New York, USA
Real Art Ways, Harford, Conneticut, USA

Team Gallery, New York, USA



'Exhibition Match', Capetown, curated by A4 Arts foundation Francis Alys, Maria Marshall

Mitica festival book publication, Rome

Videocity, Berne, Switzerland

Artloft, Berlin , Sept 18th - Nov,  'Blue sky thinking', curated by Joanna Przybyla. 

White Conduit Projects, London, SMALL things with BIG ideas 30 Nov – 20 Jan 2023 Curated by Paul Carey - Kent and Yuki Miyake


Kunsthaus Interlaken

White Conduit Projects, London, SMALL things with BIG ideas 30 Nov – 20 Jan 2023 Curated by Paul Carey - Kent and Yuki Miyake

Contaminated landscape, Marc Straus gallery New York

The Dream, Sorano, Venice

Artivism, Centro Esposivitivo, San Vidal, Tuscany


Johann Koenig Gallery Berlin, 'art fair' ( online )

'Kolonie wedding'  Cluj art centre, Napoca, Rumania

Football. Realism of the Game curatorști in the historical Sports Hall Floreasca / Lucian Grigorescu in Bucharest

Farenheit gallery Berlin

Confrontation - University of Angers France curatorial final project.



Y museum, 'Breakthroughs', Bla Bla projectraum, Berlin. 


Tech open air, Berlin, Germany

The Factory, Berlin, Germany

Unleashed, Yair selection, Arts Electronica, festival, Linz Austria

Bla Bla projects, Berlin. 'Quadratisch, praktisch, gut.

DNA Gallery, honoured artist Berlin Mitte Festival

Honoured artist Berlin Mitte Festival, Kino

IFAC Athina, Eaux D'Artifice, Athens, Greece

Bla Bla projects, Berlin. 'Incursion, Assault, Penetration'


Death is Black and White. Hudson Valley MOCA, New York, USA

Two sides of Panke, Artloft, June - Sept  

Chateau Monsereau Museum, Loire Valley, France, July-Nov 

Mixed Pickles, curated by Nils Muller, Kunstraume der Michael Horbach Stiftung, Stuttgart 
Museum Villa Rot, 'Bright Childhood', Germany. Curator Marco Hompes
'Revival', National Museum of Women in the Arts 
Frankfurt Biennial
2017th edition of Verona Fieracavalli, curated by Rebecca Russo, collector director of Videoinsight, France

Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, Germany

So many steps so little time. Exhibition for Bruges city. Belgium.

Playback, Pierre Hubert collection. Shainghai


Moscow Biennial.

Alanica, Vladdikavcaz, Russian National collection, USSR


Dazibao Centre, Montreal

Toronto University gallery 

Manifesta 10, Hermitage Museum USSR

Photographique d ile-de-France, Paris

Closed Circuit, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York : Video and New Media 

Shenzen Biennal, Shenzen, China

Mass, en masse, mass medium, Cafe gallery, Southwalk, London

London Met University gallery


Faking it, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

LVMH Red square Moscow, curated by Anne Pierre D'AlbisPinault

Triple tour, Pinault Collection at the Conciergerie, Paris,

Ikono festival, Pompidou festival, Paris, France

Art projects, the Armoury, New York

Von Engelnund Bengeln, 400 Jahre kinder im Portrat, Kunstalle Krems, Austria



Mainstrean 2.1 Angus Hughes gallery, cur. Paul Carey Kent, London, United Kingdom


Men with balls, The Art of the 2010 world cup. Apex art Tank tv. New York
Hypocrisy, Yinka Shonibare. London

The Mulburry Tree press, SE8 Gallery, London

Sheffield Docfest, Sheffield, UK

Azerbaijan Biennale

Spain Musee national de Ceramique, Aix en Provence, France
Little history of cinema, the rules of the game, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona,
Actual fears, Centre D'art de Neuchatel, France
Remap, Athens, Greece

Mothers and mothercraft in art, Museo Nationale de ceramique, Aix en Provence, France

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

Summer Salon, Minnie Weisz Studio, Kings Cross, London

Diary of a derelict dairy, cur. Minnie Weisz

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

Curated 3 x 3, Yinka Shonibare. London

Live market, Minnie Weisz studio, Kings cross, London



Fantasy n'est pas un jeu, Centre de photographie d'Ile de France , Paris

Closed Circuit, Video and new media, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shenzen Biennial

Dolls, galleria Raphaela Cortese, Milan

RUNDLEDERWELTEN, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


Ocean 1212-W, Fiona Tan, Roni Horn, Raphaela Cortes Gallery, Milan
Fade To Black, Umea Kulturforvaltning, Umea, Sweden

Showcase, South London Gallery,London, United Kingdom 
Dimension Folly,Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy 
Presences et Apparitions/
une visite particuliere, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France 
Borusan Centre for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey
Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Zwischenwelten, Dresden, Germany

Silent screams, difficult dreams, Ardnt and Parteners, Berlin

Hochschule fur Bildende Kunstee, Zwischenwelten, Dresde, Germany

The American Effect (cur. Larry Rinder), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
ThrowBack, Team Gallery, New York
Ninos (cur. Cristina Zelich), Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Child In Time (cur. Frank Hoenjet), Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Germany
Clash of Cultures (cur. Kathrin Becker), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (cur. Linda Norden)
NuitBlanche : plus qu'une image (cur. Caroline Bourgeois), Aux Anciennes Pompes Funebres de la ville de Paris, Paris 
Self/In Material Conscience (cur. Eric Mangion), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebuadengo per l'Arte, Guarene d'Alba
Slow Motion, Ludwigforum fur Internationale Kunst, Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany
L'Herbier & Le Nuage (cur. Laurent Busine), Musee des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium
Family (cur. Jessica Hough, et. al.), The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Private Affairs: A Contemporary Video Exhibition (cur. Angelika Richter), Kunst Haus Dresden, Dresden Germany
The Collective Unconscious (cur.Hieke Munder), Migros Museum, Zurich

Casino 2001 (cur. Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn), Stedelijk Museumvoor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Urban Nature, Goteborgs Konsthall, Goteborg, Sweden 
Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Team Gallery, New York
Video Jam (cur. Michael Rush), Palm Beach Institute of the Arts, Palm Beach, Florida
Art Unlimited, Art | 32 | Basel, Switzerland
Beau Fixe, Centre Photographique dile-de-France, Paris
In A Lonely Place (cur. Greg Hobson), National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford
Chelsea Rising (cur. David S. Rubin), Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Double Trouble (cur. Binnaz Tukin), Borusan Centre for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey
My Generation (cur. Mark Nash et Alexandre Pollazzon), Atlantis Gallery, London
Wonderland (cur. by Lisa Tung), Bakalar and Huntington Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

The Laing Art Gallery
Tyne-Wear Museums,Newcastle
Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow
York City Art Gallery 

GMI Screen, Leicester Square, London(cur. Katia Garcia ICA)
Some Secrets (cur. Dorothea Strauss), Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
Sensitive:Photographie & Art Visuels (cur. Christine Macel), Le Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
Topologies (cur. Lair Rosenkranz), White Box, New York
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Contemporary Art at the Millenium (cur. Christian Eckhart et Osvaldo Romberg), The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,Ridgefiled, Conneticut

The Sexual Child, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick,USA
Hi8 (cur. Alexandre Estrela), CAPC, Coimbra, Portugal
Shiny, Shiny, Team Gallery, New York
Common People: British Art between phenomenon and reality (cur. Francesco Bonami), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Turin
Space Place (cur. Hubert Salden), Kunsthalle Tirol, Salzlager, Autriche

Screening, Beaconsfield, London
The Art and Science of the Unborn Child, 210 Gallery, Welcome Trust, London


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, PACA, Marseille, France
Musee des Arts Contemporains, Grand Hornu, Belgium
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, USA
The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH, USA
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'Arte, Torino, Italy
The Contemporary Arts Society, London, United Kingdom
Site Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Stedelijk Museumvoor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
The Robert J. Shiffler Collection, Greenville, OH, USA
Bill and Ruth True Collection
Tony Podesta Collection, Washington DC, USA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA
Mac's Grand Hornu, Belgium,

Louis Vuitton collection, Paris France
Pinault Collection, Paris, France

Yvon Lambert collection, Paris, France

Mangusta multiscreen collection, New York, USA.
Zablodovitch collection, London, United Kingdom
Auckland print studio
National centre for contemporary art 

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College

Francis Greenburger collection

Brian Herbstritt collection

Centre Georges Pompidou Musee National d'Art Moderne, collection, Paris, France

Russian National collection, USSR

Pierre Hubert collection, Switzerland


USSR National collection residency, Vladikavcaz, USSR
Auckland print residency. New Zealand
KAUS Australia, Rotterdam, Holland
Wapping Project residency, Berlin, Germany 

The Factory, Digital arts residency, Berlin Germany

Hair sweet hair, Berlin, Germany


Pollock Krasner JURY award

2017, Pratt film students for inclusion in Bam cinema

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