Marian Mayland

(*1988) is a visual artist and self-taught filmmaker. She obtained her 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.

Her short film works have been shown in various contexts across Europe. Screenings include International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, IDFA Amsterdam, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, transmediale, Edinburgh Film Festival and Sharjah Film Platform.

She 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, as well as in 2022.

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

2022
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, DE
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DE
Go Short, Nijmegen, NL
THIS IS SHORT 2022, online
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, DE

2021
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, DE
Kein „Einzelfall“. Rechtsradikale Realitäten in Deutschland, Kampnagel, Hamburg, DE
International Short Film Festival Hamburg, DE
ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Bilbao, ES
KFFK Short Film Festival Cologne, DE
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, DE
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE
...von möglichen Welten. Regionale 22, Kunsthalle Basel, CH
Resisting Permanence - Regionale 22, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR
The truth is elsewhere. Regionale 21 (postponed from 2020), Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg, DE
Alternative Film/Video, Belgrade, SRB

2020
Hiding Our Faces Like a Dancing Wind, Schau_Raum im Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, DE
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DE
blicke. filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE
KFFK Cologne Short Film Festival, DE
Unabhängiges FilmFest 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
KFFK 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
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 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, Belgrade, 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
KFFK Cologne Short Film Festival, DE
blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Bochum, DE
UNDOX, 21er Haus, Vienna, DE

2016
Museumsnacht Bern (CreditSuisse Förderpreis Videokunst), CH
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 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

2022
Award of the NRW-Competition, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

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, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
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