Marcus Lindeen

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Biography

The Swedish artist, author, stage director and film director Marcus Lindeen studied directing at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm. He made his debut in 2006 with Regretters, a theatre piece and documentary film about two Swedish men who talk about their individual journeys through gender reassignment and back again. The play has been translated into several languages and the film won numerous awards, including the Prix Europa for Best Documentary in 2011 and is available on Netflix. His second production, the feature film Glorious Accidents (2011), won an award at the Venice Film Festival and was screened at Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2022, he premiered The Trilogy of Identities at Festival d’Automne in Paris consisting of the plays Orlando and Mikael, Wild Minds and L’ Aventure invisible. His performance works has been presented at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Schaubühne in Berlin and Piccolo Teatro in Milan, where he is an associated artist. The film The Raft (2019) looks back on the story of eleven individuals who in 1973 crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a raft in order to study their communal behaviour. The Raft won several awards and was shown at more than fifty festivals. Lindeen also exhibited the scenography of the film as an interactive installation at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Other works by Marcus Lindeen have also been shown at MoMA in New York and at the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow.
In 2022, the Wiener Festwochen showed Marcus Lindeen’s L’Aventure invisible, a documentary-based conversation drama about identity, death and transformation.

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