© 2018 Marc Ohrem-Leclef
Marc Ohrem-Leclef (German, based in Brooklyn, NY) is a multimedia-artist who completed studies in Communication Design at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, before relocating to New York City in 1998.
Founding a commercial photography studio that serviced the advertising industry for 15 years, a life-changing experience renewed Ohrem-Leclef's focus on personal long term projects (2012). His collaborative practice moves between documentary and performative modes to construct alternative representations and narratives that address issues of identity and belonging.
A MacDowell Colony Fellow (2018), he has given artist talks and critique classes at Columbia University, New School, CUNY and School of Visual Arts, amongst others. Select publications and reviews include Artnews, Artforum, BBC, British Journal of Photgraphy, CityLab, Hyperallergic, Der Spiegel, GUP, Slate, Out.
Ohrem-Leclef’s work has been exhibited in Brazil, Germany, India, Israel, Slovakia. Spain, the Netherlands, UK and US. It is held in the collections of Museo de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, and David Dechman, NYC.
OLYMPIC FAVELA, a book of photographs by Marc Ohrem-Leclef with a text by Luis Perez-Oramas (MoMA), was named "best of 2014" by AmericanPhoto Magazine.
For inquiries re. limited edition works or a studio visit, please email: marcleclef [at] gmail.com