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Mark Leckey

Exploring the technical developments shaping the world around us and society’s transformation by the internet and advancing technologies, Mark Leckey’s first virtual reality artwork is  produced using point cloud visualisation to create a dark and dreamlike experience. Working in VR, Leckey fosters a deeper experiential connection with the audience, as the viewer delves into the memories, both real and fabricated, of the artist.

Mark Leckey is one of the most significant artists to emerge in the 1990’s with Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), the seminal video work that announced his arrival. Winner of the Turner Prize in 2008, Leckey works at the intersection of visual art and pop culture, seeking to connect to the audience through shared memory and experience, beginning with his own.

Biography

Mark Leckey (born 1964, Birkenhead) is a British contemporary artist, working across sculpture, installation, sound, performance and video. His found object art and video pieces incorporate themes of nostalgia and anxiety, and draw on elements of pop culture. In particular, he is known for Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Light and Magic (2008), for which he won the Turner Prize in 2008.

Solo exhibitions include Tate Britain, London (2019), MOMA PS1, New York (2017), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2015), Serpentine Gallery, London (2011), Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2008) and Le Consortium, Dijon (2007). His performances have been presented in New York City at the Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City. His works are held in the collections of the Tate and the Centre Pompidou.

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