Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Marc Ohrem-Leclef -German- is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY.
He studied Communication Design at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences(Germany), graduating with an extensive photography thesis on life in rural Jamaica.
Soon after, he relocated to New York City, where he founded a commercial photography business.
Concurrently, he has created immersive photographic portraits of communities—whether they are formed by bloodlines, social circumstance, or cultural movements.

A MacDowell Fellow, Ohrem-Leclef’s work has been exhibited in Brazil, Germany, India, Spain, the U.K. and U.S..
It has been reviewed by ARTnews, Artforum, Hyperallergic, Artslant, The New Yorker, Citylab;
and featured in numerous international publications, amongst them AMERICAN PHOTO Magazine, DER SPIEGEL, Vogue, Die Zeit, Huffington Post, Oeil de la Photographie, PDN and Slate, CBC and BBC.

Marc loves combining analog and digital technologies for his works. #filmisnotdead

www.marcleclef.net

Education

Diploma for "Communication Design" at Fachhochschule Darmstatd, Germany.

Events

Publication:
The Best of LensCulture Vol.3
Schilt Publishing (Softcover, 287 pages)

Winner:
Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2018 for
Jugaad / Of Intimacy and Love, announced at Photo Is:real Festival

Tipping Points
Curated by Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Palmer Gallery – Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave, Suite 711, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Exhibition Dates: October 4 - October 25, 2018.
Opening Reception : October 6, 6-8 pm

Re/member/construct - Filter Photo Festival
Curated by Lisa Volpe, Assoc. Curator, Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Filter Space
1821 W. Hubbard St., Suite 207, Chicago
Exhibition Dates: September 21 - October 27, 2018
Opening Reception: September 28, 6-9 pm

Sports Film Festival, Barcelona
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2017

Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2016

Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2016

BAXTER ST Gallery, New York City
Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Mickalene Thomas

nGbK + Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
Group Exhibition contesting/contexting SPORT 2016
9 July - 28 August 2016 // Opening Reception: 8. Juli 2016

http://ngbk.de/development/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=431:contesting-contexting-sport-2016&catid=130&Itemid=430&lang=de

Solo Exhibition at Studio X Gallery in Rio de Janeiro
Olympic Favela
Jan. 21 - Feb 26
Featured on Huffington Post, Oeil de la Photographie.

Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) features Olympic Favela photograph in "Tarsila and Modern Women in Rio" exhibition through September 2015

Book publication: OLYMPIC FAVELA,
published by Damiani
Photographs by Marc Ohrem-Leclef
Texts by Luis Pérez-Oramas (Museum of Modern Art, NYC) and Itamar Silva (Ibase, Rio)

Olympic Favela named "best of 2014" by American Photo Magazine

www.olympicfavela.com

Exhibitions

2021
ICP - International Center of Photography, New York: ’#ICPConcerned’, Photography
ICP Museum, NYC Oct 2020 - Mar 2021

2020
Pride Photo Award, Amsterdam: ’Jugaad - Of Intimacy and Love’, Photography/Text
Dutch National Bank, Amsterdam

The Print Center's 94th ANNUAL Competition, Philadelphia: ’Jugaad - Of Intimacy and Love’, Photography/Text
Curated by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner

2019

Photo IS:RAEL, Tel Aviv
Solo-Exhibition - ’Jugaad - Of Intimacy and Love’
Nov. 2019

OFF_festival Bratislava
Solo-Exhibition - ’Jugaad - Of Intimacy and Love’
Oct. 31 - Nov. 15, 2019

Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibition - CRIMINALIZE THIS! The Social Policing of Gender and the Criminalization of Queerness
July 11-27

Aperture Gallery, New York
Group Exhibition - Art Photography Awards, LensCulture

Godrej India Culture Lab, Mumbai
Group Exhibition - Queeristan
Godrej India Culture Lab - Jan. 18 - 27


2018
Photo Is:rael, Tel Aviv
Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2018, Finalists Group Exhibition


Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, NY
Group Exhibition - Tipping Points - curated by Paul Mpagi Sepuya


Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
Group Exhibition - LOOKING AT YOU: Intimate Portraiture - curated by Jess T. Dugan


Filter Photo Festival
Group Exhibition - Re/member/construct - curated by Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle
Group Exhibition - Art As Resistance - curated by Strange Fire Collective

2017
Clark House Initiative, Mumbai
Solo-Exhibition, Jugaad / Of Intimacy and Love

Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017, Finalist
Getty Image Gallery, London

Sports Film Festival, Barcelona
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2017

Strange Fire Collective with Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver

2016

Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2016

Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2016

BAXTER ST Gallery, New York City
Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Mickalene Thomas, Photographs and video

nGbK + Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
Group Exhibition contesting/contexting SPORT 2016,
including work from Olympic Favela

Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2016

Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle
Olympic Favela film, Official Selection 2016

Studio X Gallery
Rio de Janeiro
Solo Exhibition 'Olympic Favela'
Jan. 21 - Feb 26
Featured on Huffington Post, Oeil de la Photographie

2015
Photographic Resource Center (PRC), Boston University, Boston
Group Exhibition Evidence + Advocacy,
including work from Olympic Favela

2015
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR),
Rio de Janeiro
Group Exhibition
Tarsila e Mulheres Modernas no Rio,
including work from Olympic Favela

2013
Watermill Center Benefit Exhibition, Long Island
Group Exhibition, including work from Olympic Favela

2012
Consulate General of Germany,
New York
Solo Exhibition, Cowboys and Indians

2008
McKinsey & Company,
Cologne, Germany
Solo Exhibition, Personal Effects

2007
City Hall, Cologne, Germany
Solo Exhibition, Personal Effects

1998
Fachhochschule Darmstadt, Germany
Solo Exhibition, A Trip to Jamaica