The O1 Visa is a kind of art visa that is given out in the USA to persons with some outstanding abilities and achievements. This kind of immigrant visa is given to individuals who have achieved great success in science, art, education, business, and sport. And to those who have had great proficiency in the fields of the film and television industry, and are known at national and international levels for such high attainments.
After leaving for New York in 2012, Marko Marković in 2013 applied for and received an O1 Visa as a person who in the process of the application had shown extraordinary capacity and achievements in the fields of art and education.
While the visa was being made out, as part of the required documentation, Marković drew up and entered into contracts with contractual parties, museums, and galleries in which he shows a three-year plan of activities in the domain of culture and art. Among the contracting parties, he presented contracts with the following institutions: MoMA, ISCP, Residency Unlimited, CEC Arts Link, NURTUREart, Kentler International Drawing Space and so on.
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Marko Marković (HR)
Working in different media with a focus on performing arts, Marko Marković critically reflects on political and social structures in his work. His artistic interests are predominantly marked by transformation processes between the individual and society. His works reflect everyday life in which he examines the relation between inferiority and superiority as well as the position of power in different geopolitical systems. He is recognized as a performance artist who is exploring the boundaries of his own endurance and is one of the most radical performers on the Croatian art scene. Marković deals with identity issues and the body as instrument of expression and experimentation. He often includes audiences in his work and collaborates with people from different social and professional background. Marko Marković is also the organizer of various cultural-artistic projects like DOPUST/Days of Open Performance. For the 2016 festival edition he curated an exhibition about Viennese Actionism, in collaboration with the MUMOK archive. From 2012-2014 he worked as a production assistant in the New York studio of Matthew Barney, where he also curated a programme introducing artists working in the studio. He exhibited his work at Anthology Film Archives, New York; ISCP New York; The Kitchen New York; La Esmeralda, Mexico City; Biennale de Mediterranean, Thessaloniki; Art Rotterdam; Künstlerhaus Wien, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. In 2016 his work has been presented in the Croatian Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.