Mark Lewis

Canada 1958

Photography, Other Styles

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
January 26, 2015
Music, Gestalt, .

Mark Lewis is famous Canadian photographer and filmmaker. He emerged on the Toronto art scene in the 1980’s after attending London’s Harrow College of Art and the Polytechnic of Central London, where he studied with artist and writer Victor Burgin and worked with film theorist Laura Mulvey. Beginning as a photographer and creator of politically charged public installation works, Lewis became more involved in filmmaking after a move to Vancouver in 1989.

Mark Lewis was born in 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario. From 1989 to 1997 he lived in Vancouver becoming part of the burgeoning photoconceptualism scene of the Vancouver School. Much of his work focuses on the technology of film and the different genres which have been developed in over 100 years of film history. His films are often short, precise exercises on particular techniques. His films tend to look at contemporary cities, film history, and the way film has impacted ideas about everyday life—subjects, for instance, have included ice skaters at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square and a custodial worker at Vancouver’s 1500 West Georgia Street.

In 2009, Lewis represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. Other exhibitions include shows at the Power Plant, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Hamburger Kunstverein, BFI Southbank and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His work is in many collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. Lewis is also co-editorial director of Afterall, which produces a journal and books on contemporary art.

Mark currently lives and works in London, UK.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Upcoming Le Bal, Paris, FranceSolo
2015Upcoming Power Plant, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2014Mark Lewis Musée du Louvre, Paris, October · curated by Marcella ListaSolo
2014Mark Lewis Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2014Mark Lewis Real DMZ Project, Seoul, South KoreaSolo
2014How to talk about things that don’t exist 31st Bienal de São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2014The Small Infinite John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UKGroup
2014La déduction de l’auteur Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Somewhat Abstract Selection from the Arts Council Collection, Nottingham Contemporary, UKGroup
2014Tribute to an Avenue Coolsigel (various venues), Rotterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2014Screening International film festival Cinema du Réel, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Mark Lewis Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada · curated by Cate RimmerSolo
2013Mark Lewis L’Espace de l’Art Concret, Château de Mouans, France · curated by Fabienne Fulchéri †Solo
2013Mark Lewis Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, Canada · curated by Diana FreundlSolo
2013Mark Lewis – Pull Focus Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Nederlands · curated by Diana FranssenSolo
2013Screening Centre Pompidou, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Screening Night Contact, London, UKGroup
2013L’altro ritratto Mart – Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, ItalyGroup
2013Appropriated Territories: Attack, Defence and Creation Nida Art Colony, LithuaniaGroup
2013Creation,distructionHolden Gallery, Manchester, UKGroup
2013Vues d’en haut Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, FranceGroup
2013Screening Video Dumbo, New York, USAGroup
2013Screening Blickle Kino im 21er Haus, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2013Taking Time Surrey Urban Screen, Surrey, CanadaGroup
2012Mark Lewis: Man Daniel Faria Gallery, TorontoSolo
2012Art Gallery of Hamilton Ontario, Canada · curated by Mellisa BennettSolo
2012Window to the World Museo de Cantonale d’Arte, LuganoGroup
2012The Long Now Moore Gallery, Philadelphia, USAGroup
2012Screening Recontres International Carte Blanche Mark Lewis, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Screening This is Called Moving: Real Time and Cinema Time,, Open City Docs Fest, London, UKGroup
2012Screening The Loitering Presence of a Rational Actor, The Universal Studio, New YorkGroup
2012Through a Glass Darkly Vancouver Art Gallery, CanadaGroup
2012It doesn’t always have to be Beautiful Unless its Beautiful, The Kosovo Art Gallery, Kosovo,Group
2012Screening Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USAGroup
2012ScreeningWisconsin Union Directorate Independent Film Festival, USAGroup
2012Screening Camera Britannica, Centre Pompidou, Paris · curated by Marie CanetGroup
2012Beirut Experience,Villa Bernasconi, GenevaGroup
2012ScreeningHow Physical, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JapanGroup
2012Screening Heidrun Holfstead Exhibition, Bawag Contemporary, ViennaGroup
2011Mark Lewis Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland · curated by Olivier KeilmayerSolo
2011UntitledSert Gallery, Carpenter Centre, Harvard University, USA · curated by Dominique BluhrerSolo
2011Mark Lewis Volker Bradtke, Dusseldorf · curated by Adam HarrisonSolo
2011Recontres International Carte Blanche Centre Pompidou, ParisGroup
2011Pacific Film Archive, Berkley CaliforniaGroup
2011CaptureMonte Clark Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2011The Crooked Path Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago, SpainGroup
2011UntitledThe International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Lincoln, NebraskaGroup
2011The Beirut ExperienceBeirut Art Cente, LebanonGroup
2011MärklinWorld Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The NetherlandsGroup
2011UntitledBienal De Curtiba, BrazilGroup
2011Martin Szekely Cente Pompidou, ParisGroup
2011UntitledSert Gallery, Carpenter Centre, Harvard University, USAGroup
2011UntitledVancouver Film Festival, CanadaGroup
2011UntitledToronto International Film Festival, CanadaGroup
2011Untitled68th Venice Film Festival, ItalyGroup
2011UntitledRecontres Internationales Paris,Berlin,Madrid, Reina Sofia National Museum, MadridGroup
2011Wolfson Syndrome Modern Language Experiment, LondonGroup
2011Maelfi Screening Program Spike Island, Bristol, UKGroup
2011Movements Northern Gallery for Contemporary Arts, Newcastle, UKGroup
2011The Crooked Path Palais De Beaux-Arts, BrusselsGroup
2011Big Picture K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2011The Fight Landmarks, University Austin Texas, USAGroup
2011Down the Garden Path Art Gallery of GreaterVictoria, CanadaGroup
2011The Long Take Audain Gallery, SFU, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010Mark Lewis Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, CanadaSolo
2010Mark Lewis Forte di Bard, Aosta, Italy · curated by Nicolleta Pallini †Solo
2010The Film Effect Forum Expanded; International Film Festival Berlin, Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Germany · curated by Stefanie Schultz StrathausSolo
2010Mark Lewis Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland · curated by Dawn WilliamsSolo
2010le benefice du doute; en fables et en photographies Hotel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique, Clermont Ferrand, FranceGroup
2010recalling the shots Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle · curated by Steven BallGroup
2010highlights from the cologne kunst film biennale in berlin KW Institute, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010still moving The Israel Museum, JerusalemGroup
2010it is what it is recent acquisitions of new canadian art National Gallery of Canada, OttawaGroup
2010shadow dance KAdE Kunsthal in Amersfoort, NetherlandsGroup
2010gewalt Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, GermanyGroup
2010Untitledasolo art festival, Asolo, ItalyGroup
2010expresion en corto Film Festival, Guanajuato, MexicoGroup
2010Sensational Architecture Rome, Italy · curated by Camilla BoemioGroup
2010Ikonoklash Lagos, Portugal · curated by Joanna CallaghanGroup
2010To A Degree Rational Galleri Gentili, Prato, Italy · curated by Cheryl KaplanGroup
2010Rotterdam International Film Festival , Rotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2010CUE: Artists’ Video Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2010Screening: Backstory & Cinema Museum Winnipeg Film Group, CanadaGroup
2010HBOX New Museum, New York, USAGroup
2010Indie Lisboa’10 International Film Festival Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2009Mark Lewis Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy · curated by Cristiana Collu and Saretto CincinelliSolo
2009Cinecity Presents: Mark Lewis University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton · curated by Frank GraySolo
2009In a City Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada · curated by Barbara Fischer , Clark & Faria, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2009UntitledArt Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada · curated by David MoosSolo
2009Mark Lewis: Cold Morning Canadian Pavillion, 53rd International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia, Italy · curated by Barbara Fischer †Solo
2009UntitledMan_Museo de’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy · curated by Cristiana Collu and Saretto Cincinelli †Solo
2009Jeu de PaumeMaison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France · curated by Marta PonsaSolo
2009The spectacle of the everyday 10th Biennale de Lyon, France, curated by Hou Hanru †Group
2009UntitledToronto International Film Festival , Toronto, Canada †Group
2009UntitledVancouver International Film Festival , Vancouver, Canada †Group
2009Schnee: Rohstoff der Kunst Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz, Austria · curated by Tobias G.Natter †Group
2009Summertime; or Close-ups on places we’ve (never) been Walter and McBean Galleries, San FranciscoGroup
20095 X 5 Castello 09 Premi Internacional d’Art Contemporani Diputacio de Castello, SpainGroup
2009Actors & Extras Argos, Brussels · curated by Paul Willemsen & Thomas TrummerGroup
2008UntitledAkademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, ViennaSolo
2008UntitledLe Grand Café Centre for Contemporary Art, Saint Nazaire, France · curated by Sophie Legrand JacquesSolo
2008Screening Philadelphia, USA · curated by Matthew SuibSolo
2008UntitledIndianapolis Museum of Art, USA · curated by Sarah Urist GreenSolo
2008Metamorphosis Akbank ve Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey · curated by Louise Déry ‡Group
2008Western Motel Edward Hopper and Contemporary Art · Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria †Group
2008Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse Toulouse France · curated by Christian Bernhard and Catherine Pavlovic ‡Group
2008L’Été photographique 08 Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, France · curated by François Saint PierreGroup
2008Through the looking glass The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AlbertaGroup
2008Cinematic, or Moving Images Expanded Insa Art Space, Seoul, South Korea · curated by Jihoon Felix KimGroup
2008Remakes, Video Casi Cine Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Ayuntamiento de Gijón, Spain · curated by Juan-Ramón BarbanchoGroup
2007BFI Southbank London · curated by Elisabetta FabriziSolo
2007Mark Lewis: Modern Time Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Canada · curated by Grant ArnoldSolo
2007UntitledGalerie Aréna, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la photographie d’Arles, France ‡Solo
2007UntitledCentro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain · curated by Jose Lebrero StalsSolo
2007PS1 international project, Long Island City, New York, USA · curated by Klaus BiesenbachSolo
2007UntitledSpike Island, Bristol · curated by Lucy Byatt and Karen AllenSolo
2007UntitledGalerie Cent 8, Paris, FranceSolo
2007UntitledMusee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal Quebec, CanadaSolo
2007Final Cut Kunsthalle Osnabruek, Germany · curated by Hermann NoeringGroup
2007Paysages,visions paradoxales Institut superieur pour l’etude du langage plastique Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2007The Backlot Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver Canada · curated by Sophie BrodovitchGroup
2007Mapas Cosmoginias e Puntos de Referencia· Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago deCompestela, SpainGroup
2007Critical Mass-Kritsche Masse 1 Kunsthalle Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2007Filmische Wahrheiten Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany · curated by Johan HoltenGroup
2006Fact Liverpool, England · curated by Karen Allen †Solo
2006UntitledMusee d’art Moderne du Grand Duc, Jean, Luxembourg · curated by Clément Minighetti and Monica Portillo †Solo
2006UntitledMonte Clark Gallery, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2006UntitledArthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, New York · curated by Mark WasuitaSolo
2006UntitledMonte Clark Gallery, VancouverSolo
2006UntitledMusée-château d’Annecy, FranceSolo
2006Le mouvement des images Musee national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris France · curated by Philippe-Alain Michaud †Group
2006Spooky Het Gebouw, Utrecht, The Netherlands · curated by Hanne Hagenaars and Theo TegelaarsGroup
2006Projections University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada · curated by Barbara FisherGroup
2006Ores Litourgias Athens, Greece · curated by Pier Luigi TazziGroup
2006Designing Truth Wilhelm Lembruck Museum, Duisburg Germany · curated by Sabine Maria Schmidt †Group
2006Sound and Vision Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal · curated by Stéphane Aquin, Kitty Scott and David MoosGroup
2006Canada Dreaming Kunstverein Wolfsberg · curated by Justin Hoffmann †Group
2006Art Unlimited Basel Art Fair, Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
2006UntitledWhitstable Biennial · Whitstable, Kent, EnglandGroup
2006Art Video Lounge Art Basel, Miami Beach, FloridaGroup
2005UntitledHamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg Germany · curated by Yilmaz Dziewior †Solo
2005UntitledThe National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania · curated by Ruxandra Balaci and Enrico Lunghi †Solo
2005UntitledTriple Candie, New York, USASolo
2005UntitledCasinio Luxemburg, Luxemburg · curated by Enrico Lunghi ‡Solo
2005UntitledInternationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen · curated by Pier-Luigi Tazzi and Lars Henrik Gass †Solo
2005UntitledGalerie Cent 8, Paris, FranceSolo
2005UntitledQueens Hall, Hexham, England · new film commission, Arts Council of EnglandSolo
2005Modus Operandi City of London, England, new film commission and public installation in the City of LondonSolo
2005Experience and Emotion MuHKA, Antwerpen · curated by Dieter RoelstraeteGroup
2005Le Tableau des elements MAC’s, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu, Belgium †Group
2005IDYL – As to Answer that Picture Middelhelm Open Air Museum Antwerp, Belgium · curated by Phillippe Pirotte †Group
2005Crosstown Traffic Apeejay New Media Gallery in New Delhi, India · curated by Eddie Berg and British CouncilGroup
2005In-Corporeo In-Visibile Man- Museo d”arte, Nuoro, Italy · curated by Pier Luigi TazziGroup
2005Weathervane Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada, tours to Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa Canada · curated by Karen Love †Group
2005to be continued..jatkuu · Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland and tour · curated by Mika Elo and Brett Rogers †Group
2005Irreducible: Contemporary Short Form Video CCA, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, California | Miami Art Central, Miami Florida | Bronx Museum, New York · curated by Ralph RugoffGroup
2005Variations on the Pituresque ·Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario Canada Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Quebec City · curated by Karen Love and Karen Henry †Group
2005The Space of Making Neuer Berliner Kuntsverein, Berlin, Germany Städtisches Museum Zwickau, Germany Kuntsmuseum Heideinheim, Germany Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Germany · curated by Marie Jose †Group
2005Bo#2 médiathèque José Cabanis, Espace d’Art Contemporain VKS, Cinéma ABC, Toulouse, FranceGroup
2005Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille et ARTE l’Ecole d’architecture de Marseille Luminy, Marseille, FranceGroup
2004UntitledMonte Clark Gallery, Toronto, CanadaSolo
2004UntitledRooseum Malmo, Sweden · curated by Lena CroneSolo
2004UntitledMonte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, CanadaSolo
20043rd Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art Martin Gropius Building, Berlin, Germany · curated by Ute Meta Bauer †Group
2004Video Dreams: Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical Kunsthaus Graz, Graz Austria · curated by Adam Budak †Group
2004Nuit Blanche various locations, Paris, France · curated by Hou HanruGroup
2004Dwellan- an exhibition of contemporary video art Charlottenborg, Copenhagen †Group
2004Aus aktuellem Anlass Gallerie Johann König, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2004The Cobweb: Collection CGAC and Collection Foundation ARCO Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain · curated by MiguelFernández-CidGroup
2004L’Éveil l’Espace VOX,Montreal Canada · curated by Marie FraserGroup
2004Candyland Zoo Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, England · curated by Martin Clark †Group
2004Re-Makes Center of Contemporary Art of Salamanca, Salamanca Spain, curated by juan-Ramón Barbancho and Thierry DavillaGroup
2004Institut fur Gleichstellung Centre, Berlin, curated by Alexandra HopfGroup
2004Trou Art-Archi La Galerie de Noisy-le-Sec, Paris France · curated by Hélène ChouteauGroup
2004Spread in Prato 2004 Prato, Italy · curated by Pier Luigi TazziGroup
2004Critica in Opera Castel S.Pietro, Bologna, Italy · curated by Lorenzo BruniGroup
2004Rear View Mirror Kettles Yard, Cambridge · curated by Elizabeth FisherGroup
2004The Shadow of Production Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada · curated by Grant ArnoldGroup
2003UntitledRooseum Malmo, Sweden · curated by Charles EscheSolo
2003UntitledSala Rekalda, Bilbao, Spain · curated by Chus Martinez ‡Solo
2003UntitledArco, Madrid · curated by Baert de Baer, Barbara Steiner and Charles EscheSolo
2003Video Cube FIAC, Paris · curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Myriam Salomon, Gregor Muir and Benjamin WeilSolo
2003The American Effect Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA · curated by Larry Rinder †Group
2003Sodium Dreams · CCS Museum, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson · curated by Elizabeth Fisher †Group
2003Happiness: a Survival Guide for Art and Life · Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan · curated by David Elliot and Pierluigi Tazzi †Group
2003Art Now: Light Box Tate Britain, London England · curated by Lizzie Carey-Thomas and KatherineGroup
2003Stout, et alPour de vrai Musee d’art contemporain, Tours, France · curated by Aline PujoGroup
2003Art and Cinema Musee d’art Moderne, Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France · curated by Julie PellegrinGroup
2003Turbulent Screen Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenberg, Germany · curated by Ralf Sausmikat and Rosanne Altstaff †Group
2003Fate of Alien Modes Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria · curated by Constance RuhmGroup
2003Silver Dreams, Screens and Theories Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada · curated by Lisa BaldisseraGroup
2003The Group of Seven Platform Gallery, London · curated by Sheila LawsonGroup
2003Re-Makes CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France · curated by Thierry Davila †Group
2003Hidden in a Daylight Cieszyn, Poland · curated by Foksal Gallery Foundation †Group
2003The Process Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland · curated by Maretta Jaukkuri †Group
2003Arte al Centro: la Nouva Agora Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland · curated by Dagmar Reichert †Group
2003[based upon] TRUE STORIES Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands · curated by Catherine David and J.P. RhemGroup
2003Vancouver International Film Festival Vancouver, Canada · curated by Mark PeransonGroup
2002UntitledGalerie Cent 8, Paris FranceSolo
2002UntitledThe Salamanca Art Centre, Salamanca, Spain · curated by Christina Zelich and Steven BodeSolo
2002UntitledKunsthalle Bern, Switzerland · curated by Bernhard Fibicher †Solo
2002UntitledArgos, Brussels, Belgium · curated by Paul Willemsen †Solo
2002The Liverpool Biennial International Exhibition, Tate Liverpool, England · curated by Lewis Biggs, Eddie Berg †Group
2002The Mind is a Horse Bloomberg Space, London, England · curated by Graham Gussen et alGroup
2002Gwangju Biennale Gwangju, Korea · curated by Hu Han Ru, Charles Esche †Group
2002Non-places Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany · curated by Nicolas Schafhausen and Vanessa Muller †Group
2002Spectator Sport CornerHouse, Manchester England · curated by Steven Bode and Paul BaileyGroup
2002Not a Film Galerie Tent, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2002Landscape Maison de la Culture, Bruges, France · curated by Hubert BescierGroup
2002Unprincipled Desires John Hansard Gallery, Southampton · curated by Stephen FosterGroup
2002Arte al Centro: la Nouva Agora Citta dell’ Arte, Biella, Italy · curated by Dagmar ReichertGroup