Mark Gubb

Mark Gubb

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    S Mark Gubb is an artist and Assistant Professor in Fine Art at Coventry University. He works across a range of media incorporating sculpture, video, sound, installation and performance. The subjects for his work reflect his ongoing interest in the role that popular culture and oral histories play in the development of an individual’s world view. This often takes the form of a re-evaluation and re-interpretation of contemporary culture and history. In 2021, he completed a PhD focusing on audience agency and the interaction between artist, artwork, site and audience.

    His work has been widely commissioned and exhibited in solo and group exhibitions for organisations including Artangel, Turner Contemporary (Margate), Postmasters Gallery (NYC), Mostyn (Llandudno), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester), ICA (London) and PS1 MoMA (NYC).

    Residencies/fellowships include The 309 Punk Project, Pensacola, USA (2024), URRA International Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011), Cove Park, Scotland (2008), Arts Council of England’s International Fellowship at Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland (2005) and The Wheatley Fellowship at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (2005). Permanent public works include commissions for Grizedale Arts, Nottingham Contemporary, Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth) and the Welsh Government.

    He is currently working on the redevelopment of the Tropicana Lido in Weston-super-Mare with RCKa architects, lead designer on a site-specific production examining undercover policing in partnership with Common Wealth Theatre and National Theatre Wales, and overseeing the purchase and publishing of a photographic archive from, Pop Artist, Derek Boshier, in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru and RRB Photobooks.

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