Marcel Odenbach's Biography
Marcel Odenbach is a German artist known for his video works, installations, and performance pieces which explore the complex nature of identity and culture in the modern world. Born in 1953 in Cologne, Germany, Odenbach studied art history, philosophy, and German literature at the universities of Bonn and Cologne. It was during this time that he became interested in video art, which he began experimenting with in the early 1970s. In his work, Odenbach frequently utilizes archival footage, found objects, and personal photographs to explore themes of memory, identity, and displacement. He has exhibited worldwide, with solo exhibitions at venues such as the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and the National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK). Odenbach’s works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.