Mark Leckey

Born 1964, Birkenhead, England | Lives and works in London, England

Mark Leckey, installation view of Pearl Vision, 2012, video; color, sound; 3:10 min.; Courtesy of the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; and Cabinet Gallery, London; Photo: Greenhouse Media


Mark Leckey works in sculpture, sound, performance, and video to explore the affective power that objects, images, and brands exert on us, as focal points of desire and identity. Leckey studied at Newcastle Polytechnic and taught as professor of film studies from 2005 to 2009 at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main. His work has been the subject of many solo showings in the UK and abroad, including at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada, 2012), the Serpentine Gallery (London, 2011), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2009), the Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne, 2008), and a forthcoming exhibition at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2013). Leckey has also pursued curatorial projects, including The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (touring throughout the UK, 2013). He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2008. 

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