Jenny Marketou

Red Eyed Sky Walkers / Silver Series © gateways, photo: Rasmus Jurkatam

Jenny Marketou

Jenny Marketou born in Athens, Greece, moved to US as a young adult to study art. She currently lives in New York City. She is an interdisciplinary artist and lecturer, who utilizes video, sound, video installation, internet, photography, public performance to offer an experience, a space for reflection, a site for knowledge and to explore a variety of aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness and palpable effects of new media in our identities in our public and private sphere and in uncovering truths. She is interested in a public space of (slight) discomfort, unexpected emotions and pleasure that only art can create.

Marketou holds a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (1990) and earned a BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC (1986). She has taught at the Art Department at Cooper Union School of Art and Science in New York and has lectured at numerous universities and art schools worldwide. She cofounded the art collective Workshopping the Unruly based in New York City from 2011 to 2013. She is affiliated with Services to Artists Committee and is the curator for ArtSpace/Media Lounge for College Art Association International Conference in New York City, 2015 and Los Angeles 2016.