EDUCATION
2006 MFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
2005-2006 Performance and Interactive Media Arts Program (PIMA), Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
2001-2003 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (BFA program)
1996 BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

SOLO PERFORMANCE SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
2011 “I Have To Get On With My Life: Marni Kotak’s Incidental and Found Performances From Birth To Present”, Alice Chilton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (January 2011)
2010 “Hot Water Bags”, curated by Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, NY
“Courtship”, Collaboration with Jason Robert Bell, Sugar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Fall Leaves”, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “My Grandfather’s Funeral”, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“How to French Kiss IV”, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (for Bushwick Biennial)
2008 “Slumber Party”, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“How to French Kiss”, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Nightmare”, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 “Marni Kotak: Found Performances”, Artists Space, New York, NY (for PERFORMA05)
“Marni Kotak: Pleasure War!”, Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
2010 “You Can’t Do That On Television”, curated by Joe Nanashe, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, in conjunction with SITE Festival and Armory Arts Week, Brooklyn, NY
“A Communist Gala”, organized by Nancy Friedemann and Charley Friedman, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY
“Women in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage”, curated by Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA
“Escape From New York (with Jason Robert Bell as Caveman Robot)”, curated by Olympia Lambert, Patterson Arts Council, Patterson, NJ
“Dinners for You III”, Artist’s kitchen, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2009 "How to French Kiss III” in Article Projects exhibit at Pool Art Fair, NYC, curated by David Gibson
“The Black Madonna”, curated by Lisa Paul Streitfeld and HP Garcia, HP Garcia Gallery, New York, NY
“Dinners for You II”, Artist’s Studio, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
“Behind the Shed with Shad” in Raising the Red Lantern, Jajo Gallery, Newark, NJ
“S’mores”, in 10th Annual Open Art International Performance Art Festival, Open Realization Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China, curated by Jill McDermid
“Catholic School”, in Maximum Perception Performance Festival, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Documentation of 10th Annual Open Art Performance Art Festival: Week 5, curated by Jill McDermid, Alice Chilton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Fountain Art Fair”, Grace Exhibition Space exhibit, Miami, FL
2008 “How To French Kiss II” in MISC Video & Performance, NY Studio Gallery, New York, NY
“Maximum Perception: Contemporary Brooklyn Performance”, curated by Chris Harding and Peter Dobill, English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Dinners for You”, Artist’s kitchen, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
“The Mighty Tananka Show”, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery & Nutroaster Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2007 “Life Re-do’s”, The Blackbox Theater, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
“Pussy Chanting”, MyHouse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“Dancing Naked to Madonna”, MyHouse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“Marni Kotak: Incidental Performances”, Artist’s Studio, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
“Family Time”, Lieutenant Island, Cape Cod, MA
“Kissing Booth”, Asterisk Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “Third Grade” in “Plan B Prevails”, 70 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY
“Third Grade” in “Plan B”, Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY (Exhibition censored and shut down by NYC Parks Dept.)
“Marni Kotak: Found Performances” in "Significant Other: Collaboration and Collusion,” organized by David Gibson, at the Makor Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
“Icons of the 21st Century”, curated by Lisa Paul Streitfeld, The Lab Gallery, New York, NY
“The Peekskill Project”, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
2005 “Empty Space with Exciting Events”, at Artists Space, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, in partnership with PERFORMA05, New York, NY
“Pleasure War!: Operation Enlistment”, U.S. Army Recruitment Station, in conjunction with Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Pleasure War!”, Recruitment Drive”, Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in conjunction with Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Karaoke Smashup”, Galapagos Art Space and Matchless Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“One Night Stand: The Sex Show”, curated by Dominick Lombardi, Viscaya Gallery, New York, NY
“Snap to Grid”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Exit Art: Reactions”, Library of Congress Prints & Papers Collection, Washington, DC
2004 “Market Value”, curated by David Gibson, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY
“Farm Stand 2004”, McCarren Park Greenmarket, Brooklyn, NY
“Farm Stand 2004”, Graham Avenue Farmer’s Market, Brooklyn, NY
“Secret Security Clearance”, Boylan Gallery, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
“Winter Fruit”, Three Bow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 “Farm Stand 2003”, McCarren Park Greenmarket, Brooklyn, NY
“Farm Stand 2003”, Graham Avenue Farmer’s Market, Brooklyn, NY
“Hostile Take Over”, MyHouse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“Patriot Acts”, Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
2002 “Hostile Take Over”, Pleasure Center, Brooklyn, NY
“I am not performing my image,” Peekskill, NY
“Corporate Buyout”, Pleasure Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Rent-Free”, Pleasure Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Exit Art: Reactions”, Williamson Gallery, College of Art, Pasadena, CA
2001 “Reactions”, Exit Art, New York, NY
“Hostile Take Over”, Pleasure Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Merger”, Soka Gokkai Buddhist Center, New York, NY
“Lost in Your Gaze”, Craigmere, East Orland, ME
“Incorporation”, Pleasure Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Nothing Special”, McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY
“Shower Me with My Love”, Pleasure Center, Brooklyn, NY
2000 “Write Your Message on My Body: Place Your Ad Here! Y2K Promotional Campaign”, ANE OFFICE Gallery, New York, NY
“Business Art Business 200”0, ANE OFFICE Gallery, New York, NY
“Receipt for Viewing” in Fluid,16 Beaver Gallery, New York, NY
“Pleasure and Profit in 2000”, in conjunction with Elsewhere: Williamsburg and Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“VideoSoapbox”, Soapbox Gallery, in conjunction with Elsewhere: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
1999 “Parsing Outside In”, CAVE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Moving Into Outside”, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Livesystems.net”, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Marni Kotak

Ebb and Flow #1

Ebb and Flow #1, 2011

Marnitov Cocktail

Marnitov Cocktail, 2010

Double Face Fantasy

Double Face Fantasy, 2010

Dress Up Day at the MoMA #1

Dress Up Day at the MoMA #1, 2010

Dress Up Day at the MoMA #2

Dress Up Day at the MoMA #2, 2010

The Three Graces

The Three Graces, 2010

Childhood Playtime Splice

Childhood Playtime Splice, 2010


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