Zen Marie

*1980, Durban, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zen Marie studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop in 1995 and thereafter completed a BAFA degree (with distinction) majoring in sculpture, at the University of Cape Town in 2001. Alongside this artistic training Zen Marie went on to pursue two post graduate studies: a two year studio residency at de-ateliers in Amsterdam and a Masters degree at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis based at the University of Amsterdam where he graduated in 2006 (also with distinction). He currently lectures at the Wits School of Arts where he tutors senior under graduate students, as well as supervises Masters students. Zen Marie exhibits locally and internationally.

MARIE CANE Foucaults Children

Foucault’s Children: An Examination [with Jonathan Cane] / South Africa / 2009 / 6’35 / 16:9

Zen Marie and Jonathan Cane asked the students in their Critical Studies class to explain what the concept discourse means. The film is a collection of the least and most interesting responses. What began out as a kind of examination for students turned into one for the teachers; of their pedagogy and of Theory.