Jean Marie Casbarian
Jean Marie Casbarian was born to an Armenian father and a German mother on a military weapons testing ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. Her practice and research explores the relationship between the construction of memory and time, the loss and longing that occurs within personal and political mythologies, and the complex stories that live within one’s family history and displaced cultural identity. Working across photography, video, text, and performance, Casbarian fuses fact with fiction as she continually attempts to flip her own paradigm in the hopes of creating a new personal narrative.
Her works include We took the image and put the sound too loud, Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2013); Pictures Are Words-Not-Known, LiShui Museum of Photography, China (2011); and Blind Dates Project, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York (2010). Her awards and residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space grant at Governors Island, Five College Artist / Research Associate, Five Colleges, Amherst, Massachusetts (2013); CAAP Grant, Chicago, Illinois (2004); and Grant Recipient, LaNapoule Foundation, Cannes, France (1995). She received her MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, New York. She has taught in graduate and undergraduate programs across the United States and abroad including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hampshire College, Transart Institute, the International Center of Photography and ICP-Bard. Currently, Jean Marie lives and works in New York City.
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