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 Marc Nagtzaam


Marc Nagtzaam (b. 1968) is an artist who works mainly with drawing, text, artist books and occasionally sculpture. While Marc Nagtzaams drawings are far from devoid of any sense of discovery, they are extremely programatic, composed of tight, deliberate gestures. Filling in all the negative fields in his drawings with graphite himself, if his mode of drawing conforms in any way to what one normally expects of the practice of drawing, it is largely in terms of time. For all their seductive systematic severity, they abundantly testify to a human presence, paradoxically conveying that despite the artists methodically engineered absence, he was nevertheless there.

His work has been the subject of major group and solo exhibitions such as Artist Documents, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2016), The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2015), Minimal Myth at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2012), Autumn of Modernism at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2012), and The Unknown Group at Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (2010). Recent solo exhibitions include: Surplus, Riot, Ghent (2017), A Drawing Placed Between Two Objects (with a contribution by Mark Manders), ProjecteSD, Barcelona (2016), Eight Pieces for Eight Corners, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2015), Not Available, De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg (2014). Other institutions that have shown his work include MACBA, Barcelona (ES), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), and MuZee, Ostend (B). In 1998 together with Roger Willems Nagtzaam published the very first book from Roma Publications, entitled SOME. Nagtzaam has been producing publications with Roma on a regular basis ever since. 

Since 2013 he’s attached to Horizontal Drawing, a research group with a focus on drawing and it’s diverse manifestations, at St. Lucas school of arts, Antwerp. In 2014 he gave a workshop on Conceptual Drawing at the UCR summer school in collaboration with CBK, Middelburg.

Recent Publications

  • 2015 Zeichnungen. Roma Publications ism Yellow Press.
  • 2014 Not Available. Roma Publications ism SBKM / De Vleeshal.
  • 2011 Reissue. Roma Publications.



  • AH 192 Introduction in Art & Design Practice

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