Mark Leckey

born 1964

Mark Leckey, ‘Made in ‘Eaven’ 2004
Made in ‘Eaven 2004
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Biography

Mark Leckey (born 1964) is a British contemporary artist, working with collage art, music and video. His found object art and video pieces, which incorporate themes of nostalgia and anxiety, and draw on elements of pop culture, span several videos. In particular, he is known for Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Light and Magic (2008), for which he won the 2008 Turner Prize.

His work has been widely exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, in 2008 and at Le Consortium, Dijon, in 2007. His performances have been presented in New York City at the Museum of Modern Art, Abrons Arts Center; at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, both in 2009; and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, in 2008. His works are held in the collections of the Tate and the Centre Pompidou.

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    Introducing Mark Leckey

    Meet the artist bridging pop culture, technology and memory
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    Britishistory: Talk it Up!

    This informal debate with artists, including Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey, is a chance for you to say what you …
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    Turner Prize Artist Talk: Mark Leckey

    With wit and originality Mark Leckey combines sculpture, film, sound and performance to communicate his fascination with underground music and …
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    Turner Prize Exhibition Talk: Dan Fox

    The Turner Prize has played a huge part in raising the profile of contemporary British art around the world. Dan …
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    Turner Prize 2008: Fiona Bradley

    Love it or hate it, the Turner Prize gets everyone talking. At this event Fiona Bradley, Director of Edinburgh's Fruitmarket …

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