Internationally renowned artist Mark Dion’s practice consistently questions the ways in which public and academic institutions shape our knowledge of the world, his work is often infused with humour and irony, but equally with an earnest concern for contemporary ecological issues. Dion’s work focuses on the politics of national history collections, preservation, and extinction.
Since the early 1990s Dion has developed a dynamic and remarkably influential art practice to include sculpture, installation, photography, and print making, along with writing, teaching and institutional collaboration. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001), The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007), the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucida Art Award (2008) and the 2016 Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Award (2015).
Production Residency Partnership
March / April 2019
Mark Dion is on a Production Residency nominated by the Hugh Lane Gallery in support of his solo exhibition Our Plundered Planet opening in April 2019 at the Hugh Lane.
Mark Dion was previously on a Production Residency at IMMA in 2015 when he was nominated by curators Mary Conlon and Ian Russell for an exhibition at Ormston House, Limerick.
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