Mark Titchner


    • Male

    About the artist

    He lives and works in London.
    1973: was born in Luton
    2006: nominee for the Turner Prize

    Mark Titchner was born in Luton. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, in 1995.

    He was nominated for the Turner Prize for a solo show at the Arnolfini, Bristol. The Tate Gallery described his work, "hybrid installations furthered his exploration into systems of belief. Working across a wide range of media, including light boxes and extraordinary hand-carved contraptions, his work continues to interweave a vast array of references from heavy metal lyrics to philosophy."

    In 2007 he was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale exhibiting in Ukraine's Pavilion, A Poem about an Inland Sea. A solo exhibition Run, Black River, Run followed at BALTIC, Gateshead early in 2008.

    His book WHY AND WHY NOT was published by Bookworks in 2004

    In 2003 he had a solo show Be Angry but Don't Stop Breathingas part of the Art Now series at Tate Britain.

    In 2011, he had a solo show "Be True to Your Oblivion" at New Art Gallery, Walsall. This exhibition formed part of Capsule's Home of Metal project, a huge cultural project to establish Birmingham and the Black Country as the home of heavy metal.

    His work is held in the permanent collections of the South London Gallery, the United Kingdom Government Art Collectionand the Tate.

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