Timeline

1969
Born in Hong Kong
1990–1991
Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main
1988–1992
The Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London
Lives and works in Miami, FL

Exhibitions

2013
Governor's Island, New York, USA (solo)
2013
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
2013
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (solo)
2013
Horseshoes, Abbey de Cluny, France (solo)
2013
Pivot Points – 15 Years and Counting, Mûseum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA
2013
L'Art à l'endroit : Un parcours d’art contemporain à Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France
2012
L'etoile de Bagnolet, Permanent Installation, Place de la Porte de Bagnolet, Paris, France (solo)
2011
Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop (Knight Exhibition Series), Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami/FL, USA (curated by Bonnie Clearwater) (solo)
2011
MCA Chigaco Plaza Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (solo)
2011
Hessel Museum of Art, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2011
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami/FL, USA
2011
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2011
Wentrup Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2011
Artzuid - International Sculpture Route, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011
Painting Show, Eastside Projetcts, Birmingham, UK
2011
Vanhaerentsartcollection, Sympathy for the Devil, Brussels, Belgium
2011
Gavin Brown`s enterprise, Mark Handforth – Mark Lecky, New York/NY, USA
2010
Vanmoerkerke Collection, Ghost Colour, Oostende, Belgium
2010
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2010
The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK (solo)
2009
Kunstnernes Hus (with Urs Fischer and Georg Herold), Oslo, Norway (solo)
2009
Public Art Project, Art 40 Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2009
Rubell Family Collection, Beg Borrow and Steal, Miami/FL, USA
2009
Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana, Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
2009
Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Paris, France
2009
The Modern Institute, Tonite, Glasgow, UK
2008
Museum of Contemporary Art, Pivot Points: Defining MOCA’s Collection, North Miami, Miami/FL, USA
2008
Musée de la Monnaie, The Freak Show, Paris, France
2008
Lycée Pablo Neruda, Grenoble, Wishbone, Outdoor Sculpture (solo)
2008
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France (solo)
2008
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2008
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2007
Public Art Project Tessinerplatz, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Platz, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2007
Dallas Museum of Art, Concentrations 51, Dallas/TX, USA (solo)
2007
Hirshhorn Museum, The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas, Washington D.C., USA
2007
House Eva Presenhuber, Jubilee Exhibition, Vnà, Switzerland
2007
ÎIle de Vassivière, Château de Tokyo/Tokyo Redux, France
2007
2. Internationale Lichttage Winterthur, From Site to Site: Light Art in Parks, Villas, and Museums, Winterthur, Switzerland
2007
Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, The Freak Show, Lyon, France
2006
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2006
The Modern Institute, offsite, Glasgow, UK (solo)
2006
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas, Washington DC
2006
Le Grand Palais, La Force de L'Art, Paris
2006
Sammlung Alexander Schröder / Kunstverein Braunschweig, Optik Schröder, Braunschweig
2006
Swiss Institute, Boomrang, New York
2006
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (solo)
2006
The Modern Institute Offsite, Glasgow (solo)
2006
Cinq milliards d’ années, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2005
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York (solo)
2005
Kunsthaus, Zurich (solo)
2005
Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence (solo)
2005
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris (solo)
2005
Stroom, The Hague (solo)
2005
Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie, Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, Karlsruhe
2005
Villa Arson, Lotissement de Cimaises, Nice
2005
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands (solo)
2005
Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie ZKM, Light Art from Artificial Light, Karlsruhe, Germany
2005
Villa Arson, Lotissement de Cimaises, Nice, France
2004
Alte Gerhardsen, Never Never Landscape, curated by Kirsty Bell, Berlin
2004
Regen Project, Los Angeles
2004
JFK Airport, Terminal 5, New York
2004
Roma Roma Roma, Rome (solo)
2004
The Modern Institute, Glasgow (solo)
2004
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, It's all an Illusion, Zurich
2004
Genesis Sculpture, Domaine de Pommery, Reims
2004
Le Magasin, Grenoble
2003
Lamppost, Public Art Fund, New York (solo)
2003
Le Consortium, Dijon (solo)
2003
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 20th Anniversary- Welcome home, New York/NY, USA
2003
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Inaugural Group Exhibition, New York/NY, USA
2003
Collection Lambert en Avignon, Coollustre, Collection, Avignon, France (curated by Eric Troncy)
2003
Lyon Biennale, It Happened Tomorrow, Lyon, France
2003
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Breathing the Water, Zurich, Switzerland
2002
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles/CA, USA (solo)
2002
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2002
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (solo)
2002
Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, My head is on fire, but my heart is full of love, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001
The Moore building, Humid., Miami/FL, USA (curated by Dominic Molon)
2001
Johanniterbrücke, Lokalzeit, Basel, Switzerland
2000
MoCA, Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality, Miami/FL, USA
2000
Art Miami, Deja-vu, Miami /FL, USA (curated by Amanda Cruz)
2000
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, free bird, New York/NY, USA (solo)
1999
Museum of Contemporary Art, Heads-up, Miami/FL, USA
1999
Nature Morte, Leftover Festivities, Delhi, India (curated by Clarissa Dalrymple)
1998
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Oriental nights_performance, New York/NY, USA
1998
MoCA, new art: south florida, Miami/FL, USA
1998
Gavin Brown's enterprise, (with Dara Friedman), New York/NY, USA (solo)
1997
Miami Arts Project, four bus shelters for Metro-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami/FL, USA (solo)
1997
Galerie Krinzinger, Art Miami, Bobois, Miami/FL, USA
1996
Galerie Krinzinger, Joint Venture, Vienna, Austria
1996
Frederic Snitzer Gallery, She is stupid I am worried (with Dara Friedman), Miami/FL, USA (solo)
1996
Museum of Contemporary Art, Project Room, not from where I am standing, Miami/FL, USA (solo)
1994
Jason Rubell Gallery, cheap (with Adam Kuczynski), Miami Beach, Miami/FL, USA (solo)
1993
Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami Beach, Miami/FL, USA
1991
Städelschule, Zwischen Dürer und Holbein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1991
Galerie Krieg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)

Literature

2006
The New Yorker, May 23, 2006, p. 20
2005
Ribas, Joao, Review, in: Time Out, May 12 – 18, 2005, p. 74
2005
Troncy, Eric, ‘Varadinis, Mirjam (ed): Mark Handforth’, Zürich: JRP Riniger, 2005 (exh. cat.) engl. and german
2005
Lunn, Felicity, ‘Mark Handforth, Kunsthaus Zürich’, in: Artforum, No. XLIII, May 2005, p. 242
2005
Von Burg, Dominique, ‘Crash im Schein von Neonlicht’, in: Zürichsee-Zeitung. Rechtes Ufer, March 21, 2005, p. 23
2005
Bergflödt, Torbjörn, ‘Urbane Landschaft’, in: Südkurier, March 15, 2005, p. 11
2005
‘Kunsthaus Zürich zeigt Plastiken von Mark Handforth’, in: www.dw-world.de, March 11, 2005
2005
Basting, Barbara, ‘Trick mit Knick im Kandelaber’ in: Tages Anzeiger, March 2, 2005, p. 50
2005
Herzog, Samuel, ‘Im Reich der Luxus-Vandalen: Mark Handforth im Kunsthaus Zürich’, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 26 2005, p. 46
2005
Frey, Lilith, ‘Es röhrt im Kunsthaus’, in: Blick, February 25, 2005, p. 21