Mark Leckey

 

Born 1964 


Lives and works in London, UK

Education

1990
BA, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2019
O’Magic Power of Bleakness, Tate Britain, London, UK A Christmas Ghost Story, CABINET, London, UK

2018
Nobodaddy, Glasgow International, Glasgow, Scotland

2017
National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), Copenhagen, Denmark Mark Leckey: Affect Bridge Age Regression, Cubitt, London, UK

2016
Containers and Their Drivers, MoMA PS1, New York (curated by Stuart Comer & Peter Eleey)
Dream English Kid, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Zoo Logic, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Manifesta, Zurich, Switzerland
UNIADDDUMTHS, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, Italy
This Kolossal Kat, that Massive MOG, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany

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2015
Dream English Kid 1969 - 1999 AD, Cabinet, London, UK
We Transfer, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 229 Lenox Avenue, New York
Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy As If, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (curated by Patrizia Dander) UniAddDumThs, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2014
THE HUSK, Untitled, New York
A Month of Making, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Elena Filipovic)

2013
On Pleasure Bent, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Hayward, UK The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK

2012
Stills & Trailers, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany BigBoxGreenScreenRefrigeratorActions, Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
Work & Leisure, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2011
Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2010
GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction, Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Concrete Vache, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
The Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery, MK Gallery, UK (co-curated with Martin McGeown)

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2009
Mark Leckey In The Long Tail, Abrons Art Center, New York (presented by the Museum of Modern Art, New York)
and possibly but not certainly Mark Leckey and Frances Stark, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Mark Leckey In The Long Tail, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

2008
Cinema-in-the-Round, Guggenheim Museum, New York (presented by Creative Time)
Resident, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Drunken Bakers, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, Germany

2007
Industrial Light & Magic, Le Consortium, Dijon, France Dead or Alive, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

2006
Drunken Bakers, Passerby, New York Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York Museum het Domein, Sittard

2005
Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Jackin' World , Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland

2004
Septic Tank, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York Parade, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Sound System, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

2003
Locust Project room, Miami (curated by Gean Moreno)
Tate Event, Tate Britain, London, UK
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)

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2002
Sound System, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Project room, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2000
London, My Part in its Downfall, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

1994
The Model, Gavin Brown’s enterprise in San Francisco Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2019
Just what is it that makes today so different, so appealing?, Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
Bethlehem Hospital, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
The Hidden Pulse, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Good Night, Storage by Hyundai Card, Seoul, South Korea
Think about all the James Deans and what it means., Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium

2018
Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Again and Again, Haus Der Kunst, München, Germany
Art in the Age of the Internet, ICA Boston (curated by Eva Respini)

2017
Exhibition as Image: Art Through the Camera’s Eye, 38 Ludlow, New York (Curated by Eric Bell and Saim Demircan)
True Faith, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, UK (Curated by Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage)
Andy Holden: World as a Cartoon, Tate Britain, London, UK

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Tate Britain, London, UK
Recent Acquisitions, Recent Developments, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Hervé Guibert, Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Art at the Heart of Bluecoat (Anniversary Show), Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

2016
The World Without Us, HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund, Germany
Model Universe, ICA Boston (organized by Dan Byers)
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Secret Surface, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
ICH: Neue Formen des Selbstporträts, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria Life Itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (curated by Jo Widoff, Daniel Birnbaum and Carsten Höller)
Images, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Borealis Film Festival, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2015
Co-Workers, Musee Art d’Moderne, Paris, France
Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art, Australia
Modest Muses, The Tatra Museum, Gallery of 20th c. Art at Villa Oksza, Poland
Transmission: Legacies of the television age, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York

2014
THE HUSK, Untitled, New York
Impakt 2014 Festival: Soft Machines, Utrecht, Netherlands
Kerstin Bråtsch, Mark Handforth, Mark Leckey, Gavin Brown's enterprise Return Journey, MOSTYN gallery, Wales, UK

2013
A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, Institute of

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Contemporary Arts Off-site, London
The Fourth Plinth Commission Shortlists, The Crypt, London, UK Exuberant Politics, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Fact, Liverpool, UK
2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski)
Image Employment, MoMA PS1, New York (curated by Aily Nash and Andrew Norman Wilson)
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York (curated by Rhonda Lieberman) Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (curated by Massimiliano Gioni)
The Objects, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, UK
Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2012
Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, New York
White Ford Cotton, Cabinet, London, UK
Remote Control, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London Wunder, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

2011
Push and Pull, The Tate Modern, London, UK
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, Bureau for Open Culture
Die Kunst des Zitierens, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Wunder, The Halle Für Aktuelle Kunst, Hamburg, Germany Probable, préférable, plausible, possible, Galerie Dohyang Lee, Paris Quodlibet III - Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Exposition D’Ouverture , Le Consortium, Dijon
Chairs, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
The Geneva Window, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland

2010
10,000 Lives: The Eighth Gwangju, Biennale Gwangju, South Korea Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

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Prospective XXIe siecle, Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
Públicos y Contrapúblicos, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, Museum of Contemporay Art, Detroit, MI
Act IX: Let Us Compare Mythologies, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Who Wants to Act Now, or Even See Acting, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey
Men With Balls: The Art of the 2010 World Cup, Apexart, New York
The Drawing Room, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sámi Dáiddafestivála/Sami Art Festival, Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art (TSSK), Trondheim, Norway
The Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK
Party!, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

2009
Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Playing Homage, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
and possibly but not certainly Mark Leckey and Frances Stark, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany

2008
Turner Prize 2008, Tate Britain, London, UK
Tarantula, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
Hey Hey Glossolalia, presented by Creative Time, New York (curated by Mark Beasley)
Egypted, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Heavy Metal. The inexplicable lightness of the material, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Video, Art, History 1965 – 2007, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France Rock My Religion, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

2007
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967,, Museum of

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Contemporary Art, Chicago; Musée d ́art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Sound of Music, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium; Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands

Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, London, UK; Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

Hamsterwheel, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Overtake, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
No. 1: Destroy, she said, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany Imagination becomes Reality, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie,

Karlsruhe, Germany

2006
Defamation of Character, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Music is a Better Noise, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Cologne at Metro Pictures, Metro Pictures, New York
Filmen Opera Video #1, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Italy (curated by Gigiotto del Vecchio)
Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art 2003, Tate Britain, London, UK
Music for People, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Video: An Art, A History 1965 – 2005, Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images, Sammlung Goetz, Munich

2005

Le Voyage Intérieur, Paris–London, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France SCENES OF LIFE, Swiss Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
British Art Show 6, BALTIC Gateshead, traveled to Manchester, UK, Nottingham, UK, and Bristol, UK

Video Times 1965-2005, Colección Nouveaux Médias del Centre Pompidou, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
Looks and Concepts in the Helga de Alvear Collection, Galeria Helga de

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Alvear, Madrid, Spain; Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
Emblematic Display, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK Pass the Time of Day, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester,UK; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK (CLOSED)

2004
The Future Has a Silver Lining – Genealogies of Glamour, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Faces in the Crowd, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Whitechapel, London, UK (cat.)
Meeting at Conway Hall, Book Works, London, UK (curated by Mark Beasley)
Mullberg, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Electric Earth - Videos y Cine Británico, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Manifesta 5, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, San Sebastián, Spain
.ipeg, bild.ton.maschine, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Brittania Works, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
Works from the Boros Collection, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

2003
Fast Forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Sound Systems, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Objekte in Ton (Arbeitstitel), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburger, Austria Il Quarto Sesso, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy
Mixtape, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (curated by Matthew Higgs)
The Fourth Sex: The Extreme People of Adolescence, Pitti Immagine, Florence, Italy (curated by Francesco Bonami) (cat.)
20th Anniversary- Welcome Home, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

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2002
de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Electric DREAMS, Barbican Art, London, UK
Remix, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (cat.)
Supersonic & Alien, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy Contemporary Art and Pop, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Three Videos, Low gallery, Los Angeles
Shoot the Singer: Music on Video, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Benett Simpson) (cat)

2001
Printemps de Septembre, Programmation Video, Video and Film Festival,Toulouse, France (cat.)
Brown, The Approach, London, UK (curated by Gary Webb)
Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
Sound and Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (curated by Matthew Higgs)

2000
Protest & Survive, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK Discovery, with Phillipe Parenno and Pierre Huyghe, Pitti Imagine, Florence, Italy

1999
Village Disco, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Crash, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK See the people stare, Open City, New York

1996
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

1994
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

1990
New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

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Selected Projects

2019
Afterall, Screening and Discussion with Mark Speed, Tate Britain, London, UK, November 15

2013
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Hayward Touring: The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK (curated by Mark Leckey)

Selected Performaces 2018

London Contemporary Music Festival, LCMF, London, UK, October BMW Tate Live Exhibition Sylvia Palacios Whiteman + Mark Leckey, Tate, London UK, March

2014

Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, as part of: Harmonic Series, Purcell Room, Southbank Center, London, UK (in collaboration with Florian Hecker), February 7

2012

BigBoxStatueAction, as part of: Imagine the Imaginary, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, September 27
BigBoxNaturalAction, as part of BigBoxGreenScreenRefrigeratorActions, The Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, July 13 BigBoxIndustrialAction, as part of: Work & Leisure, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, February 16, 23; March 1, 8

2011

Frances Stark – Put a Song in Your Thing, feat. Skerrit Bwoy and Mark

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Leckey, as part of : Performa 11, The Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, New York, November 4
BigBoxStatueAction, as part of: SEE, WE ASSEMBLE, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, May 26; June 2, 9, 16

GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction, as part of: SEE, WE ASSEMBLE, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, May 12
Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera, as part of; Push and Pull: A Two-Day Performance Event at Tate Modern, Tate Modern, London, UK (in collaboration with Florian Hecker, March 18
Bruderkrieg Soundsystem, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, January 13

2010

GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction, as part of: GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, October 25
Cinema-in-the-Round, as part of: Act IX, Let Us Compare Mythologies, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 18

2009

In the Long Tail, The Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, New York (presented by the Museum of Modern Art), October 1-3
In the Long Tail, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June 13
In the Long Tail, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, May 22

In the Long Tail, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, January 31; February 1

2008

Cinema-in-the-Round, as part of: Hey Hey Glossolalia. Exhibiting the Voice, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (curated by Mark Beasley, presented by Creative Time), May 21
The Long Tail, as part of: Resident, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany, May 14

2007

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BigBoxStatueAction, as part of: Industrial Light and Magic, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, November 9
Cinema-In-The-Round, Tate Modern, London, UK, May 21 Cinema-In-The-Round, as part of: Kinomuseum, 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany, May 3-8

Jack Too Jack, as part of: Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, March 23 2006

Jack Too Jack, as part of: Time Lines, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, February 18

2005

Jack Too Jack, as part of: Jackin’ World, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland, November
Jack Too Jack, Rio Cinema, London, UK (event courtesy of Cabinet Gallery, London), July

Jack Too Jack, as part of: Gorgeousness & Gorgeosity, Portikus im Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt, Germany, March 12

2004

Meeting at Conway Hall, Conway Hall, London (in collaboration with Bonnie Chaplin)

2003

donAteller, Nova Popularna Bar, Warsaw, Poland, May 2 BigBoxStatueAction, Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, London, UK, February 1

2002

donAteller, The Garage, London, UK (with Add N to (X), December 17 donAteller, Chausseestraße 37, Berlin, Germany, November 21

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donAteller, The Russian Disco Pub, London, UK, September 26
The Golden Voyage, Passerby, New York, as part of: Mark Leckey’s Sound System, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, April 13

2001

donAteller, Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Passerby, New York, September 6
donAteller, 13th Note Café, Glasgow, Scotland, August 17
donAteller, Studio 672, Cologne, Germany (event courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Cologne), July 11

donAteller plus SALACIOUS, Club 414, Brixton, UK (event courtesy Cabinet Gallery, London), April 19

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