Markus Öhrn

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Markus Öhrn, born in 1972, is a visual artist from Sweden. In 2008 he obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree at Konstfack in Stockholm. The focus of his work is video installations, which have been exhibited both in Sweden and internationally. ‘Conte D’Amour’ marked Öhrn’s theater directorial debut in collaboration with the groups Institutet (SWE) and Nya Rampen (FI). He has continued collaborating with both groups ever since. ‘We love Africa and Africa loves us’ was premiered in autumn 2012 and shown in the festival ‘Foreign Affairs’ at Hau – Hebbel am Ufer. His most recent directorial work is ‘Étant donnés’, a play by Jan Fabre, who invited him to stage a solo of his. Markus Öhrn lives and works in the small village of Niskanpää in northern Sweden and in Berlin. His performance ‘Azdora’, originally produced for and in collaboration with Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, was shown at the Wiesbaden Biennale 2016.