Mark Manders

Dutch, born 1968

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Mark Manders

Dutch, born 1968

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Biography

Mark Manders has, since 1986, been working on a monumental series, “Self Portraits as a Building”, which now defines his practice and his career. These, as the title suggests, are Manders’ attempt to map out his own identity through objects and text. The series includes a wide stylistic range of sculptures, installations, and drawings; the way in which Manders amasses and presents materials has been compared to physical manifestation of sentences, narratives, and language. His sculptures and installations are assemblages of figural elements, resembling parts of human bodies or animals, with more abstract and geometric forms. Manders uses a combination of found materials including household furniture, archaeological fragments, raw wood, and architectural pieces.

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Aspen Art Museum, and 2 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Mark Manders has, since 1986, been working on a monumental series, “Self Portraits as a Building”, which now defines his practice and his career. These, as the title suggests, are Manders’ attempt to map out his own identity through objects and text. The series includes a wide stylistic range of sculptures, installations, and drawings; the way in which Manders amasses and presents materials has been compared to physical manifestation of sentences, narratives, and language. His sculptures and installations are assemblages of figural elements, resembling parts of human bodies or animals, with more abstract and geometric forms. Manders uses a combination of found materials including household furniture, archaeological fragments, raw wood, and architectural pieces.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 2 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
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