Marcia Vaitsman has a degree in media studies with specialization in radio and TV broadcast from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. She was a student at the University of Vienna, Austria, in the Media Institute and Germanistic Institute. Vaitsman has a post graduation degree from the prestigious Academy of Media Art (KHM – Kunsthochschule fuer Medien), Germany and a MFA from SCAD, Atlanta.
Vaitsman worked for six years as a member of the artistic team and teaching staff at KHM. Vaitsman has received several prizes such as the Idea Capital Travel Grant, Atlanta; Prize “Mostra de Artistas no Exterior” from the Biennial of Sao Paulo Foundation; Frances Larkin McCommon fellowship from SCAD Atlanta and the project grant from Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands; project grant from FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro; artist stipendium from UNESCO-Aschberg, France/Finland; granted artist in residence in IAMAS, Japan; honorable mention, Video Art Prize, Bremen Filmbüro, Germany; Cria de Casa winner, São Paulo; EMMA winner (Electronic Multimedia Award), London, UK. Marcia’s work has been nominated and invited to several video art festivals around the world. Marcia participates in many art exhibitions and events in the Americas, Japan and throughout Europe.
Vaitsman lives in Jersey City, keeping also her residence in Sao Paulo. She is visiting scholar at Parsons in New York and PhD candidate in Contemporary Art at Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. Vaitsman is represented by Whitespace in Atlanta.