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Mark Leckey

Born in 1964, in Birkenhead (United Kingdom)

Lives and works in London (United Kingdom)

“I’m a fetishist and I fetishise things, I'm drawn to these things and I'm obsessed by them, I have to somehow possess them, because I sense that they possess me. I want a form of reciprocity.”

Mark Leckey draws inspiration from his cultural and material environment. His world is online and digital, made up of cybernetic and bionic technologies. He talks about it through his own obsessions, often objects that he uses in installations, films and sometimes performances.

Selected Bibliography

Danders, Patrizia ; Filipovic, Elena ; Elliott, Fiona. Mark Leckey : on pleasure bent : [exhibition, Lending enchantment to vulgar materials, September 26, 2014-January 11, 2015, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels ; Mark Leckey, January 30-May 31, 2015, Haus der Kunst, Munich". Köln : Verlag der Buchhandkung Walther König, 2014. 

Higgins, Charlotte, "How Mark Leckey became the artist of the YouTube generation", theguardian.com/news/2015/mar/26/how-mark-leckey-became-the-artist-of-the-youtube-generation, [consulté le 28 avril 2015], 26/03/2015, 9 p.

Leckey, Mark ; Davis, Erik ; Bovey, Alix. The universal addressability of dumb things : [exhibition, the bluecoast, Liverpool, 16 february - 14 april 2013 ; Nottingham contemporary, 27 july - 30 june ; De La Warr Pavilion, Bewhill-on-sea, 12 july-20 october 2013]. London : Hayward Publishing, 2013. 

Serpentine gallery (Londres) ; Peyton-Jones, Julia ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich. Mark Leckey : see, we assemble : [exhibition, Serpentine Gallery, London, 19 May-26 June, 2011]. London : Koenig Books : Serpentine Gallery, 2011. 

Munder, Heike ; Gygax, Raphael ; Zolghadr, Tirdad. Mark Leckey : 7 Windmill Street W1 : [exhibition, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zurich, august 23 - november 3, 2003]. Zürich : Migros-Museum für Gegenwartskunst ; Genève : JRP/Ringier ; London : Koenig Books, 2004. 

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