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Mark Leckey

Born in 1964, in Birkenhead (United Kingdom)

Lives and works in London (United Kingdom)

Standing apart from his contemporaries, the Young British Artists, Mark Leckey rose to fame with his 1999 work, "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore".

Approaching sound as a plastic element in itself, he uses it in videos, installations and performances that combine conferences, sound and music. Rejecting the idea of art that is dissociated from everyday life, he draws inspiration from his environment, rave music and new technologies as consumer objects.

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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