About/Contact

Marc Kiska was born in France in 1983 and raised by schoolteachers in a small town close to Saint-Etienne. As an adolescent he was deeply attracted to underground culture and alternative lifestyles, romanticizing decadence and rebellion, which has deeply influenced his work. The shame, denial and confusion of being different in so many ways, including the discovery of his homosexuality, all strongly marked his world-view and values. As a quiet, introverted boy, Kiska started writing at the age of 14. In love with fantasy and the wondrous, with dreams and the inner, troubled worlds of youngsters; doubting, opposing and distrusting the hollow, grave reality of adulthood. Disillusioned by a lack of substantial mirroring and genuine ideals, he absorbed himself with the outlands of normality, a Kaspar Hauser, falling in love with Arthur Rimbaud, who promises something more, somewhere else.

 

Kiska wasn't ultimately satisfied by his writing, and at the age of 20, he started taking a fast growing interest in photography; discovering a whole new dimension in which he could express himself. He started off taking photos to illustrate his short stories, and he immediately connected to the lens and found great passion in this new dimension to explore and communicate his vision and inner enterprise. One of his first shoots (2004) was literally inside the walls of the City Hall of Oslo, where he worked as a cook. He discovered there small, secret passages inside some of the walls. This portrays his artistic identity, revealing itself in that space, mysterious, hidden, in between parentheses and brackets, barely sheltered from the numb and rigid, institutional charade playing out on the other side of those duplexed walls.

 

After 10 years of art photography he launched his book Outlandish /Room/ (2014) which got great attention in several countries. “Les vestiges d’Alice” is Kiska’s debut novel, which he first started to work on in 2009 after having focused on short stories since 2001.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 - 2007 Group Exhibitions, Skeive Kunstnere/Skeive dager, Oslo, Norway

2016 GENIUS, Group Exhibition, Oslo, Norway

2015 CITY HALL OF OSLO, Group Exhibition, Oslo, Norway

2015 CYAN GALLERY, Group Exhibition, Oslo, Norway

2014 AUBERGE LENTAISE, Lent, France

2014 LES MOTS À LA BOUCHE, Paris

2014 THE BLACK FAWN, Oslo, Norway

2014 POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGES, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

2012 ALT FOR NORGE, Galleri Vepsebolet, Oslo, Norway

2008 TORNADO, Galleri Vrangsiden, Group Exhibition, Halden, Norway

2007 Château Neuf, Oslo, Norway

2006 MS Innvik, Oslo, Norway

 

 

CONTACT

 

contact@marckiska.com

 
 
 

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