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Mark Leckey

British, b. 1964

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Mark Leckey

British, b. 1964

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Mark Leckey’s first major video work, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), was informed by the artist’s working class upbringing. Foregrounding Leckey’s use of collage, music, and film, the work featured cut-up footage of the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s UK dance-music scenes. His more recent work combines ancient and digital items to examine the way objects—artistic, primitive, and quotidian—“speak” to each other. GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction (2010) features a Samsung smart refrigerator “acting” against the background of a green screen, while The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the Internet of Things, the science fiction–like scenario of digitally embedded sensors that allow humans and machines to remotely interact. In 2008, Leckey won the Turner Prize for his exhibition “Industrial Lights and Image”.

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Solo show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 5 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 6 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
Biography

Mark Leckey’s first major video work, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), was informed by the artist’s working class upbringing. Foregrounding Leckey’s use of collage, music, and film, the work featured cut-up footage of the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s UK dance-music scenes. His more recent work combines ancient and digital items to examine the way objects—artistic, primitive, and quotidian—“speak” to each other. GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction (2010) features a Samsung smart refrigerator “acting” against the background of a green screen, while The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the Internet of Things, the science fiction–like scenario of digitally embedded sensors that allow humans and machines to remotely interact. In 2008, Leckey won the Turner Prize for his exhibition “Industrial Lights and Image”.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Mark Leckey
At MoMA PS1, Mark Leckey Searches for the Lost Rituals of Underground Culture
Oct 25th, 2016
At MoMA PS1, Mark Leckey Searches for the Lost Rituals of Underground Culture
How Joseph Cornell, Barbara Kruger, and 8 Other Artists Subsidized Their Art
Aug 14th, 2015
How Joseph Cornell, Barbara Kruger, and 8 Other Artists Subsidized Their Art
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