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Born in 1964. Lives and works in London, UK


BA, Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, UK


Zoo Logic, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
UNIADDDUMTHS, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, Italy
This Kolossal Kat, that Massive MOG, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany MoMA PS1, New York (curated by Stuart Comer & Peter Eleey)

We Transfer, Seccession, Vienna, Austria
UniAddDumThs, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy As If, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (curated by Patrizia Dander)

THE HUSK, Untitled, New York
A Month of Making, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium (curated by Elena Filipovic)

On Pleasure Bent, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Hayward, UK The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK

Stills & Trailers, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany BigBoxGreenScreenRefrigeratorActions, Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
Work & Leisure, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

GreenScreenRefrigeratorAction, Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Concrete Vache, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
The Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery, MK Gallery, UK (co-curated with Martin McGeown)

Mark Leckey In The Long Tail, Abrons Art Center, New York (presented by the Museum of Modern Art, New York)
and possibly but not certainly Mark Leckey and Frances Stark, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Mark Leckey In The Long Tail, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Cinema-in-the-Round, Guggenheim Museum, New York (presented by Creative Time)
Resident, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Drunken Bakers, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin, Germany

Industrial Light & Magic, Le Consortium, Dijon, France Dead or Alive, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Drunken Bakers, Passerby, New York Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York Museum het Domein, Sittard

Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Jackin' World, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland

Septic Tank, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York Parade, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Sound System, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Locust Project room, Miami (curated by Gean Moreno)
Tate Event, Tate Britain, London, UK
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)

Sound System, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Project room, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

London, My Part in its Downfall, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

The Model, Gavin Brown’s enterprise in San Francisco Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany


Concrete Islands, Curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
Manifesta, Zürich, Switzerland
Secret Surface, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
ICH: Neue Formen des Selbstporträts, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Life Itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE, curated by Jo Widoff, Daniel Birnbaum and Carsten Höller
Images, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Co-Workers, Musee Art d’Moderne, Paris, France
Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art, Australia
Modest Muses, The Tatra Museum, Gallery of 20th c. Art at Villa Oksza, Poland
Transmission: Legacies of the television age, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York

THE HUSK, Untitled, New York
Impakt 2014 Festival: Soft Machines, Utrecht, Netherlands
Kerstin Bråtsch, Mark Handforth, Mark Leckey, Gavin Brown's enterprise Return Journey, MOSTYN gallery, Wales, UK

A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, Institute of Contemporary Arts Off-site, London
The Fourth Plinth Commission Shortlists, The Crypt, London, UK Exuberant Politics, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Fact, Liverpool, UK
2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski)
Image Employment, MoMA PS1, New York (curated by Aily Nash and Andrew Norman Wilson)
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York (curated by Rhonda Lieberman) Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (curated by Massimiliano Gioni)
The Objects, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, UK
Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, New York
White Ford Cotton, Cabinet, London, UK
Remote Control, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London Wunder, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

Push and Pull, The Tate Modern, London, UK
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, Bureau for Open Culture
Die Kunst des Zitierens, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Wunder, The Halle Für Aktuelle Kunst, Hamburg, Germany Probable, préférable, plausible, possible, Galerie Dohyang Lee, Paris Quodlibet III - Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
Exposition D’Ouverture, Le Consortium, Dijon
Chairs, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
The Geneva Window, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland

10,000 Lives: The Eighth Gwangju, Biennale Gwangju, South Korea Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Prospective XXIe siecle, Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
Públicos y Contrapúblicos, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, Museum of Contemporay Art, Detroit, MI
Act IX: Let Us Compare Mythologies, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Who Wants to Act Now, or Even See Acting, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey
Men With Balls: The Art of the 2010 World Cup, Apexart, New York
The Drawing Room, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sámi Dáiddafestivála/Sami Art Festival, Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art (TSSK), Trondheim, Norway
The Life and Times of Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK
Party!, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Playing Homage, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
and possibly but not certainly Mark Leckey and Frances Stark, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany

Turner Prize 2008, Tate Britain, London, UK
Tarantula, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
Hey Hey Glossolalia, presented by Creative Time, New York (curated by Mark Beasley)
Egypted, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Heavy Metal. The inexplicable lightness of the material, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Video, Art, History 1965 – 2007, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France Rock My Religion, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain

Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Musée d ́art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Sound of Music, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, Belgium; Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, London, UK; Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland
Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Hamsterwheel, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
Overtake, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
No. 1: Destroy, she said, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany Imagination becomes Reality, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Defamation of Character, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Music is a Better Noise, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Cologne at Metro Pictures, Metro Pictures, New York
Filmen Opera Video #1, Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples, Italy (curated by Gigiotto del Vecchio)
Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art 2003, Tate Britain, London, UK
Music for People, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Video: An Art, A History 1965 – 2005, Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images, Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Le Voyage Intérieur, Paris–London, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France SCENES OF LIFE, Swiss Cultural Centre, Paris, France
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
British Art Show 6, BALTIC Gateshead, traveled to Manchester, UK, Nottingham, UK, and Bristol, UK
Video Times 1965-2005, Colección Nouveaux Médias del Centre Pompidou, CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain
Looks and Concepts in the Helga de Alvear Collection, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain; Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
Emblematic Display, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK Pass the Time of Day, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester,UK; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK (CLOSED)

The Future Has a Silver Lining – Genealogies of Glamour, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Faces in the Crowd, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Whitechapel, London, UK (cat.)
Meeting at Conway Hall, Book Works, London, UK (curated by Mark Beasley)
Mullberg, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Electric Earth - Videos y Cine Británico, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Manifesta 5, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, San Sebastián, Spain
.ipeg, bild.ton.maschine, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Brittania Works, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens
Works from the Boros Collection, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Fast Forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Sound Systems, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Objekte in Ton (Arbeitstitel), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburger, Austria Il Quarto Sesso, Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy
Mixtape, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (curated by Matthew Higgs)
The Fourth Sex: The Extreme People of Adolescence, Pitti Immagine, Florence, Italy (curated by Francesco Bonami) (cat.)
20th Anniversary- Welcome Home, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electric DREAMS, Barbican Art, London, UK
Remix, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (cat.)
Supersonic & Alien, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italy Contemporary Art and Pop, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Three Videos, Low gallery, Los Angeles
Shoot the Singer: Music on Video, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Benett Simpson) (cat)

Printemps de Septembre, Programmation Video, Video and Film Festival,Toulouse, France (cat.)
Brown, The Approach, London, UK (curated by Gary Webb)
Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
Sound and Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (curated by Matthew Higgs)

Protest & Survive, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK Discovery, with Phillipe Parenno and Pierre Huyghe, Pitti Imagine, Florence, Italy

Village Disco, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK
Crash, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK See the people stare, Open City, New York

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK


The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Hayward Touring: The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK (curated by Mark Leckey)