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Marlene Bart (*1991) lives and works in Berlin. Her practice is situated at the intersection of natural history, anatomy and visual art. Bart is also a researcher and futurist who envisions the possibilities of how a common visual language in art and science could be used to address holistic issues such as the meaning of ordering systems. In her current projects she explores how our relationship to visual taxonomies can be mediated and critiqued via the medium of virtual reality.


In her artistic practice, Bart deals with with the combination of scientific and artistic visual language. Varied use of multimedia techniques (printmaking, artist books, sculptures, taxidermy, installations, VR animations) allows her to combine a wide range of image content in a playful way, referencing the historical dimension of scientific publications whilst placing them firmly in a contemporary context.


Bart studied Fine Art under professor Wolfgang Ellenrieder at the University of Arts in Braunschweig (HBK), the Villa Arson (École nationale supérieure d’art) in Nice and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She holds a masters degree in Art in Context from the College of Fine Arts Berlin (UdK), has been a docent at the University of Arts in Braunschweig (HBK) between 2017-2020 and at the Bauhaus- University in Weimar between 2020-2021. She is the founder and editor of the transdisciplinary book series "Atlas of Databodies" published by transcript Verlag.

Photo by Gideon Rothmann

Awards / Scholarships / Residencies (selection)


DKB working grant for visual artists who work with virtual reality (Nominees of the VR ART PRIZE)


Residency and exhibition (Recto Verso Festival, Laval, FR)

INITIAL 2 – Neue Kooperationen, Special Grant (Akademie der Künste, Berlin, DE)


Grant for transparatizing taxidermy (Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, Munich, DE)


"Kunststipendium" (German Study Centre Venice, IT)

Production scholarship (Berengo Studio, Murano, IT) 

Bauhaus PhD Scholarship (Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, DE)



Artist in Residence at Art Quarter Budapest (aqb, Budapest, HU)



Projektstipendium (Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen)

Artist in Residence at Χοροθέατρο Ακροποδητί | Σύρος (Dance Centre Akropoditi, Syros, GR)



"Herbststipendium 2017" (Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten Cuxhaven)

Master Student scholarship (Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz)




La Bourse Impulsion Arts visuels




ISAP scholarship (Los Angeles, USA)



PSD Bank Art Award

ERASMUS scholarship (Nice, FR)


Exhibitions (selection)


Theatrum Radix (Tieranatomisches Theater & Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, DE) SS

Berlin goes Austin, Immersive space (South by Southwest (SXSW), USA) GS

Theatrum Radix (Screening at Zeiss Planetarium, Berlin, DE) SS


Hoch wie nie: imaginary landscapes and the creatures who live there (Galerie Peter Gaugy, Vienna, AT) GS

Theatrum Radix (Recto Verso Festival, Bateau Lavoir Saint-Julien, Laval, FR) SS


Taxa & Theater of Memory (Allgemeiner Konsumverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE) SS

Naturae (Galerie Peter Gaugy, Vienna, AT) GS

Je, je suis si fragile (Spazio Norbert Salenbauch, Venice, IT) SS

Fragments of Hybrid Soup (oMo artspace, Berlin, DE) GS



Environmental Crisis Exhibition (Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK) GS

Naturdinge (Sprengel@Feinkunst, Hanover, DE) SS

Charity art auction (Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna, AT) GS

Fresh...essays on Nature! (Galerie Kuchling, Berlin, DE) GS

International and Different (Network of Arts, Luzern, CH) GS



MyPrivateParadise (Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen DE) GS

Elsewhere is here : Anderswo ist hier (Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, UK) GS

the tableau of a dead bird (Art Quarter Budapest, Budapest, HU) SS

Novum Organum (metavier Galerie, Hanover, DE) SS

Mini Maxi Print Berlin (Galerie Kuchling, Berlin, DE) GS


Image and Sound in Music Video (artist talk) (Dance Centre Akrpoditi, Syros, GR) SS

ORBIS PICTUS (4D - Projektort des BBK LEIPZIG e. V.,Leipzig, DE) SS

Leere sockel / Entfernte Monumente (Organ kritischer Kunst, Berlin, DE) GS

MyPrivateParadise (Neuer Pfaffenhofener Kunstverein, Pfaffenhofen, DE) GS

Elsewhere is here : Anderswo ist hier (TURBA Gallery, Hanover, DE) GS


EREIGNIS DRUCKGRAPHIK 2017 (Tapentenwerk, Leipzig, DE) GS

VOYAGE VOYAGE REISE REISE I (Galerie vom Zufall & vom Glück, Hanover, DE) GS

Voyage Voyage Reise Reise II (Aître Saint-Maclou, Rouen, FR) GS

Upcoming empires - Meisterschüler 2017  (Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, DE) GS

TURBA CUX  (Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten, Cuxhaven)  GS

ALL YOU NEED IS MORE (Anna Klinkhammer Galerie, Düsseldorf, DE) GS


PER ASPERA AD ASTRA (Lokal-int, Biel, CH) GS

Wunderkammer (Galerie Schmalfuss, Berlin, DE) GS

 SYSTEMS - a reconstructed encyclopedia (HBK, Brunswick, DE) SS


Inversion (Museumsabtei, Liesborn, DE) GS

International Project (Bolu Art Gallery, Bolu, TR) GS

87. Herbstausstellung (Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, DE) GS

TURBA | efficere (Montserrat DTLA, Los Angeles, USA) GS

Ora et labora – Labora et ora (Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA) SS


IF YOU BELIEVE THAT PRINT IS DEAD YOU ARE DEAD (Verein für Originalradierung München e.V., Munich, DE) GS

HOME Street HOME („Vermittlungsraum“, Kunstverein BS, Brunswick, DE) GS


Re-Produktion (Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Brunswick, DE) GS

Artist books/exhibition catalogues


Je, je suis si fragile, Petra Schaefer (German Study Centre Venice) (eds.), exhibition catalouge



Naturdinge, Feinkunst e.V., Sprengelmuseum (eds.), artist book



Orbis Pictus, artist book



SYSTEMS - a reconstructed encyclopedia, artist book


Editor of


Atlas of Databodies - Issue 1, Marlene Bart, Johannes Breuer & Alex Leo Freier (eds.), Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Images of the Body, transcript


2013 - 2015

KRISTEL- Issue 1 - 3, Marlene Bart, Lena Lamprecht (eds.), Interdisciplinary Magazine for Students of the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

Artistic contributions in


Un/Certain Futures – Rollen des Designs in gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen, Marius Förster, Saskia Hebert, Mona Hofmann, Wolfgang Jonas (eds.), transcript

Text contributions in


Gunga, Maxim Gunga, diploma catalouge

CONTEMPORANEA 2020/1973, Maria Bremer (eds.), exhibition catalouge

Atlas of Databodies - Issue 1, Marlene Bart, Johannes Breuer & Alex Leo Freier (eds.), transcript



A little other, Rui Zhang, Feinkunst e.V., Sprengelmuseum (eds.), exhibition catalouge

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