MARIAH DEKKENGA (born 1978, Marathon, WI) lives and works between Doha, Qatar and Randolph, VT. She graduated from The University of Iowa with a MFA in 2008. Dekkenga has held solo exhibitions at Eli Ping/Frances Perkins, New York, Spare Room Projects, Brooklyn; SITUATIONS, New York; and selected group exhibitions include The Hole, New York; Denny Gallery, New York; Clifton Benevento, New York; Suzanne Geiss, New York; and The Fire Station, Doha Qatar. Dekkenga has participated in residencies at the Babayan Culture House in Cappadocia, Turkey; Takt Kunstraum Tapir in Berlin; and Officina Stamperia del Notaio in Tusa, Spain. Her work is held in the collections of QMA Qatar Museums, Doha Qatar; Aïshti Foundation
Collection, Beirut, Lebanon; and the New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.