Mark Leckey, ‘The Ecstasy of Always Bursting Forth’, 2013, Hammer Museum

About Mark Leckey

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”.

British, b. 1964, Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

Mark Leckey, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers, MoMA PS1, Long Island City
MARK LECKEY: ON PLEASURE BENT, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

Recent Acquisition-Recent Development, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing
SECRET SURFACE – Where meaning materializes, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Co-Workers: Network as Artist, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

Fair History on Artsy