Born 1964 Lives and works in London, UK Education
   
1990 BA, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle,

UK Solo Exhibitions


2022
Mark Leckey, Cabinet, London, UK

   
2020
Acute Art at Julia Stoschek Collection: Mark Leckey, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany
   
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

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)    

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 23/09/2020 4/14

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

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 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 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 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 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 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    

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 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 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
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 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