Marja Samsom is a Dutch conceptual artist based in New York City. In the early 1970s Samsom participated in the birth of conceptual art in and around Amsterdam, producing Super-8 films and photographic projects alongside artists like Bas Jan Ader, Ger van Elk and Suzan Pitt. Samsom’s work exploits the image and psychology of the artist often combining film making, public actions, and private performance for the camera. In the 1980s Samsom founded The Kitchen Club, an artistic laboratory and restaurant in lower Manhattan which she ran for over twenty years. During this period Samsom continued to produce art works in private.
Past solo presentations have taken place at Participant Inc, Galerie Swart, De Appel Arts Centre, Franklin Furnace, Centraal Museum Utrecht, and Clocktower. Publications and print interventions include Diary of a Forgotten Actress 1972-79 (Inez and Vinoodh), FILE magazine (AA Bronson/General Idea), Flash Art, Art in America, and Furore.