Marvin Touré
Class of 2016
Takoma Park, Maryland New York, NY

Marvin Touré is an Ivorian American artist born in Takoma Park, Maryland during the summer of 1991. Although he was born in Maryland he spent most of his formative years in Atlanta, Georgia. Marvin's parents are both West African immigrants from the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), and he references this in his work. He pulls from this heritage and his urban southern upbringing as inspiration for his work. In 2014 he received his BA in New Media arts with a minor in Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University located in Marietta, Georgia.

<p>My work, introspective in nature, juxtaposes specific aspects of both West African and Black American cultures in order to view each from a different perspective. I examine common threads in the multifaceted nature of &quot;Blackness.&quot; Blackness as material, I think of my process as a study in this materiality, altering the intrinsic properties found.</p>
Marvin Touré, class of 2016

Upcoming Talks

Unless otherwise noted, talks start at 6:30pm
133 W 21st St, Room 101-C
Free and open to the public

  • Katrin Inga Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir and Egill Sæbjörnsson
  • 03/19/19
  • 03/26/19
  • Pei Ling Ho, Jiayun Shi, Owen Keogh, Sadia Fakih, William Patterson, Yam Chew Oh, Young Min Koh
  • Bayin Jiang, Heming Zhang, Bianca Lott, Ferguson Amo, LeeHo Yu, Jihyun Han, Ridhima Mukim
  • Ahree Song, Elizabeth Boyer, Juan Bravo, Latefy Dolley, Megan Wirick, Min Ding
  • Hera Kim, Jieun Kim, Markus Holtby, Zitong Zhu, Dana Robinson, Arantxa Rodriguez, Collette Tompkins
  • Marianna Peragallo, Michelle Girardello, Oxana Kovalchuk, Shannon Stovall, Wushuang Tong, Zachary Thompson
Previous Talks
Selected Past Talks and Studio Visits
  • David Altmejd
  • Janine Antoni
  • Ei Arakawa
  • Stefano Arienti
  • Richard Artschwager
  • Jan Avgikos
  • Jules de Balincourt
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Johanna Burton
  • Brendan Cass
  • Maurizio Cattelan
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Dawn Clements
  • Sue Coe
  • Lisa Cooley
  • Bjorn Copeland
  • Will Cotton
  • Ann Craven
  • EV Day
  • Andrea Dezsö
  • Cheryl Donegan
  • Erin Donnely
  • Rackstraw Downes
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Inka Essenhigh
  • Andrea Fraser
  • Tom Friedman
  • Barnaby Furnas
  • Coco Fusco
  • Liam Gillick
  • Luis Gispert
  • Laurel Gitlen
  • Kathy Grayson
  • K8 Hardy
  • Christine Heindl
  • Daniel Hesidence
  • Christian Holstad
  • James Hyde
  • Gareth James
  • Bill Jensen
  • Paddy Johnson
  • Jon Kessler
  • Janet Koplos
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Sam Lewitt
  • Kalup Linzy
  • Damian Loeb
  • Justin Lowe
  • Marco Maggi
  • Tobi Maier
  • Cameron Martin
  • Marlene McCarty
  • Steve Mumford
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Dennis Oppenheim
  • Gabriel Orozco
  • Clifford Owens
  • Ester Partegàs
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Danica Phelps
  • Richard Phillips
  • William Pope L.
  • Eileen Quinlan
  • Archie Rand
  • Blake Rayne
  • Asya Reznikov
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Dana Schutz
  • Michael Scoggins
  • Gedi Sibony
  • Katrin Sigurdardottir
  • Amy Sillman
  • Zak Smith
  • Joan Snyder
  • Pascal Spengemann
  • Robert Storr
  • Herb Tam
  • Fred Tomaselli
  • Ultra Violet
  • Charline Von Heyl
  • Kelley Walker