Artist Biography

Marni Kotak is a performance artist who makes multimedia works in which she presents an everyday life being lived.

In October 2011, she gave birth to her son as a live performance in her durational exhibition, The Birth of Baby X, at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Kotak’s other Found Performances, or works based on daily activities, experiences, or accomplishments, include Calorie Countdown (Cutlog Art Fair, May 2013), Raising Baby X (ongoing, various locations), Postpartum Depression (2012, Fountain Art Fair), and staged re-enactments of her own birth, attending her grandfather’s funeral and losing her virginity in a blue Plymouth. Her work has been featured in national and international media such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Good Morning America, TIME, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Village Voice, Hyperallergic and the Times of London. She is the winner of a 2012-2013 Franklin Furnace Fund award, a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and a merit award for residency at the Contemporary Artists Center in Troy, NY. She received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Brooklyn College and is represented by Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York City.

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