About Markus Nieden
Vita & Highlights
Markus Nieden, fine and performing artist, has been working in the visual arts for over 35 years (drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media) as well as in the performing arts (theater, film).
Markus Nieden’s urban series, titled “City Lights”, as memories held in rich colors, depicts New York in particular, as well as selected European cities such as Paris, Frankfurt am Main, London, and Kiev, where he lives as his second residence.
His portraits are impressive snapshots with a deep look into the personality of the person portrayed.
As an integral part of his art, he transposes jazz music in the form of lively music portraits and music bar scenes, as well as in abstract compositions as “jazz moments” in sonorous colors.
Furthermore, in his many years of project work for youth encounters, his focus is primarily on the interaction between East and West European artistic topics, which are realized in Crossover Masterclasses, resulting in international co-productions, being funded by various foundations and cultural institutions.
(Robert Bosch Foundation, Berlin, European Cultural Foundation, Netherlands, Fund Budoucnosti, Praha, DFI Ludwigsburg, Cultural Department, Karlsruhe and others)
“Poet`s Cabaret” -2007, Art expo combined with theater performances, Orgelfabrik Durlach.
“Art Export Odessa-2012”, Artexpo, Schlachthofgelände Karlsruhe.
“Art as Expression of Diversity” 2015, Filmdocumentary on nowadays artistic expressions by young filmmakers from East and West, Cracow/Karlsruhe,(Indipendent Film Festival)
“Art from Suitcases-2018/19”, Masterklasses about Arts On The Run, in cooperation with Cracowsky Forum Kultury and Filmboard Karlsruhe. (Indipendent Film Festival)
In preparation: “Hotel Exile” Stories of emigration, 2019-20.).
Artworks represented in private collections in the US, France, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and Greece and Statal Collections: Städtische Galerie, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe, L-Bank Stuttgart.
2017: “My Ukrainian Diary”. Global Arts: Tryptich Gallery, Kyiv (supported by German Embassy)
2015: “Hotel Stories”. Galerie Seilerei Provencale, Karlsruhe
2012: “Art Expor”. Odessa-Schlachthof-Kulturgelände, Karlsruhe
2008: “City Lights-Jazz Nights”. Hotel Voxs, Kehl-Strassbourg (D/FR)
Fine & Performing Arts, Projectdirector Int. Cultural Congregations
City views, movie scenes, bar and nightlife, portraits, commissioned works: city views, “people” individual-group portraits. Decorations, interior design for anniversary-private or business, etc..
“Hotel Stories”- Blues&Poetry
“Chelsea Hotel” – Jazz&Poetry : Autorentexte mit Musik
“Black Sea Blues”- Blues&Poetry zwischen Ost und West
KOHI -Kulturraum Karlsruhe.