|October 5, 2004|
Mark Dion explores the fields of ecology, botany, ethnography and natural history museum displays, as well as works in conjunction with scientists and non-art institutions to create his installations, sculptures, and video work. Working closely with scientists and non-art institutions, Mark Dion mines the fields of ecology, botany, ethnography, and natural history museum displays in realizing his installations and sculptures. His archaeological digs developed over the last three or four years follow a path distinct from the natural history series.
Mark Dion has exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and American Fine Arts, Co., New York; the Aldrich Museum of Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut; the Tate Gallery, London; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; P.S. 1 Museum for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY; the Tate Gallery, London; the Nordic Pavilion at the 1997 Venice Biennale; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Born in 1962 in Massachusetts, Dion lives in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.