Marian Mayland

(*1988) is a visual artist and self-taught filmmaker. They obtained their MFA from Basel’s Art Institute and took part in KKH Stockholm's postgraduate program Philosophy in the Context of Art, taught by Peter Osborne.

Their short film works have been shown in various contexts across Europe. Screenings include Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (2020, 2018, 2016), European Media Art Festival Osnabrück (2021, 2019, 2018), IDFA Amsterdam, Hamburg International Short Film Festival (2021, 2019, 2018), transmediale, Edinburgh Film Festival and Sharjah Film Platform.

They won the EMAF-Media Art Award of the German film critics association (VdFK) in 2021 and the award for the best entry in the NRW competition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2018.

education

2015-16 Philosophy in the context of art, KKH Stockholm, SE
2014-15 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT
2013-15 MFA, Art Institute, FHNW/HGK Basel, CH
2007-13 fadbk Essen, DE

selected exhibitions/festivals/screenings

2021
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück
Kein „Einzelfall“. Rechtsradikale Realitäten in Deutschland, Kampnagel, Hamburg, DE
The truth is elsewhere. Regionale 21 (postponed from 2020), Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, DE
Resisting Permanence - Regionale 22, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR
...von möglichen Welten. Regionale 22, Kunsthalle Basel, CH

2020
Hiding Our Faces Like a Dancing Wind, Schau_Raum im Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, DE
66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DE
blicke. filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE
Kurzfilmfestival Köln N°14, Köln, DE
25. Unabhängiges FilmFest Osnabrück, Osnabrück, DE

2019
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, DE
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, DE
Szczecin Film Festival, PL
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, DE
Cologne Short Film Festival, DE
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE
Sharjah Film Platform, UAE

2018
transmediale face value, HKW Berlin, DE
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, DE
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, NRW-Competition, DE
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, DE
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Hamburg Documentary film week, DE
Ruhrtriennale, Bochum, DE
Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, FR
November Film Festival, London, UK
Alternative Film/Video, Belgrad, SRB

2017
Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Jahresausstellung Werkbeiträge, Kunsthalle Basel, CH
Regionale 18 – House of Electronic Arts Basel, CH
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, NL
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, DE
Cologne Short Film Festival, DE
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE
UNDOX, 21er Haus, Vienna, DE

2016
Museumsnacht Bern (CreditSuisse Förderpreis Videokunst), CH
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, German Competition, DE
Kumu Art Film Festival, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, EE
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE

2015
Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT
Mx. World. On the Million Genders of the Real. MFA graduation exhibition, Kunsthalle Basel, DE

Residencies/Awards/project funding

2021
EMAF-Media Art Award of the German film critics association (VdFK)
Project funding, Ministry of Culture and Science of NRW

2020
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, main jury award
nominee for the Award of the German film critics association (VdFK)
Project funding, Ministry of Culture and Science of NRW
Project funding, Kulturamt Stadt Essen

2019
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Ministry of Culture and Science of NRW, Individual stipend for artists (IKF / ecce)
Filmlabor, Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf e.V.

2018
Award of the NRW-Competition, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
RuhrResidence, Kunstvereine Ruhr
Kunststiftung NRW, project funding (Junge Szene)
Ministry of Culture and Science of NRW, project funding (IKF / ecce)
List of significant achievements, Alternative Film/Video, Belgrad, SRB

2017
3d Jury Prize, Cologne Short Film Festival

2016
Residency Berlin, Atelier Mondial Basel
Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Werkbeitrag

Artist talks

2021
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), Experimentalfilm-Forum, Prof. Matthias Müller / Daniel Burkhardt