Jenny Marketou born in Athens, Greece based in New York City is an interdisciplinary visual artist who utilizes video, sound, video installation, Internet, photography, performance to explore a variety of aesthetics, ethics and poetics. She is interested in a public space of (slight) discomfort, unexpected emotions and pleasure that only art can create. She has taught at the Art Dept at Cooper Union at Cooper Union School of Art and Science in New York and as of January 2015 she will be teaching at the Art Dept in Cal Arts in LA.
Selected public solo projects have been commissioned by MORE Art for the Highline Public Park in NYC; ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art in Vitoria, Bilbao, Spain; the 1st International Biennial of Art in Cartagena de Indias Cartagena, Colombia; Nohra Haime Gallery, New York City; Visual Dialogues, Onassis Foundation, Athens, Greece; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia Cultural Capital of Europe; National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) Athens, Greece.
Selected group exhibitions include the 4th Biennial of Athens, Greece (2013); Benaki Museum of Art Athens, Greece. (2013; the Biennial of Sao Paolo in Brazil; Manifesta International European Biennial at Withe de With, Rotterdam; Vanity Projects, New York City; Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) Glasgow in Scotland; Museum de Arte Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid; Foundation Claudio Buziol, Venice, Italy; 3rd Biennial of Seville, Spain; APEX Art, New York City; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; PULSE Art Fair, special project New York City; Anita Becker Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany; Strozinna Center for Contemporary Art, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Rose Art Museum, Boston; The New Museum, New York City; Tina B Festival, Prague in Chezh Republic: Les Rencontres International ,Centre Pompidou in Paris, among many others.
Marketou’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Avianca Magazine, Artforum, Flash Art, New Yorker Magazine, Art in America, Art Papers, The New York Times, NY Arts Magazine, Timeout New York, Zing Magazine, among others.