Mark Dion

Born New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1961
Currently lives in Beach Lake, PA and works worldwide

Education and Awards
1981-82, 86

University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut, BFA
School of Visual Arts, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Independent Study Program, New York
9th annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award
University of Hartford School of Art, Doctor of Arts, PhD

Solo Exhibitions
• Systema Metropolis, Natural History Museum, London
• Memorial to Thomas Bewick, St Michael’s Church, Newcaste upon Tyne Public Art Project The Natural History of the Museum, Carré d’Art, Nimes; travels to Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, 2007; and to Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland, 2007
• Salon Jacqueline Sommer, Musèe de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
• The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, Miami Art Museum
Seattle Vivarium, part of I AM SAM Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum
• Dundee Bear Broch, Camperdown Wildlife Center in cooperation with Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
• Neotropic (with Bob Braine), Galerie inSITU, Paris
• The Curiosity Shop, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
• Dungeon of the Sleeping Bear, the Phantom Forest, the Birds of Guam and other Fables of Ecological Mischief, Château d’Oiron, Oiron, France
• Salon de Chasse, Musèe de la Chasse et de la Nature, Château de Chambord, Chambord, France
• The Brazilian Expedition of Thomas Ender – Reconsidered, Akademie Der Bildenden Kunst, Vienna
• Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy, Manchester Museum, UK
• Microcosmographia and the Secret Garden Biological Field Unit, South London Gallery
• Memento Mori (My Glass is Run), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
• Projects 82, Rescue Archaeology, A Project for The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New Yor
• k Mark Dion: drawings and printed works, Goodwater, Toronto
• Office for the Center for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies, Manchester Museum, April/May 2004
• Universal Collection, Historisches Museum, Frankfurt am Main
• Tropical Travels, Thomas Ender (1817-1818) and Mark Dion (2003), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, November
• RN: The Past, Present and Future of the Nurse Uniform, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (in collaboration with J. Morgan Puett), Philadelphia, PA, October • The Ichthyosaurus, the Magpie, and Other Marvels of the Natural World, Musèe Gassendi and la Reserve Geologique de Haute Provence, Digne, France, June 2003 and Centro Sperimentale Art Contemporanea, Caraglio, November • Full House, 9th Annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
• Mark Dion: Collaborations 1987-2003, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT and American fine Arts, Co., New York
• Mark Dion: Encyclomania, Villa Merkel, Esslingen to Kunstverein Hannover, and Bonner Kunstverien, Bonn, Germany Microcosmographia, University of Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Vivarium, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
• Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, The Public Art Fund, Madison Square Park, NY
• Ursus Maritimus, Goodwater, Toronto
• New England Digs, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; Bell Art Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
• Cabinet of Curiosity for the Weisman Art Museum, Wiesman Art Museum, Minneapolis
• The Museum of Poison, Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York
• Nature Bureaucracies, American Fine Arts Co., New York
• Two Banks (Tate Thames Dig), Tate Gallery, London Where The Land Meets The Sea, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
• Adventures in Comparative Neuroanatomy, Deutsches Museum Bonn
• Loot: Raiding Neptune’s Vault, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
• The Ladies Field Club of York, National Railway Museum, York, UK (With J. Morgan Puett)
• Trophies & Souvenirs, London Projects, London
• Mark Dion: The Museum of Natural History and Other Fictions, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Kunstverein, Hamburg
• Homage - Jean-Henri Faber, Galerie des Archives, Paris
• Cabinet of Curiosity for the Wexner Center of the Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
• Two Trees, American Fine Arts Co., New York
• A Tale of Two Seas: An Account of Stephan Dillemuth’s and Mark Dion’s Journey Along the Shores of the North Sea and Baltic Sea and What They Found There, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
• Unseen Fribourg, Fri-Art Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg
• American Fine Arts Co., New York
• Dodo, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Amsterdam
• Flotsam and Jetsam (The End of the Game), De Vleeshal, Middleburg, The Netherlands
• Schoharie Creek Field Station, Art Awareness, Lexington, NY, (with Bob Braine and J. Morgan Puett)
• Aristoteles, Rachel Carson, Alfred Russel Wallace, Galerie Metropol, Vienna
• When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Toys ‘R’ U.S.), American Fine Arts Co., New York
• Angelica Point, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
• The Great Hunter, The Marine Biologist, The Paleontologist and The Missionary, Galerie Marc Jancou, Zürich
• The Great Munich Bug Hunt, K-Raum Daxer, Munich
• Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm American Fine Arts Co., New York
• Art...Not News, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
• Extinction, Dinosaurs and Disney: The Desks of Mickey Cuvier, Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris
• Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne

Group Exhibitions
• Genesis: Life at the End of the Information Age, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
• Multiple Interpretations: Contemporary Print Portfolios, New York Public Library, New York
• Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
• Artists and Specimens: Documenting Contemporary Experience, The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon
• The Unhumane Society, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
• Zerst?rte Welten und die Rekonstruktion, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria
• Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
• The Tar Museum, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna
• Sammlung Gr?sslin, R?ume f?r Kunst, St. Georgen, Germany
• Ecotopia: The 2nd ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York
• Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
• Rare Specimen: The Natural History Museum Show, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York
• Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Tucson Museum of Art
• Controlled, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
• Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
• Gotik und Moderne in Dialog, Frankischen Galerie, Kronach, Germany
• Becoming Animal: Contemporary Art in the Animal Kingdom, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
• Gordon Matta-Clark: Odd Lots, Queens Museum of Art, NY
• Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Tuscon Museum of Art
• Our Surrroundings, Dundee Contemporary Arts
• Desenhos: A-Z (Drawings: A-Z), Colec??o Madeira Corporate Services, Porta 33, Funchal, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal
• Showcase: Contemporary Art for the UK, City Art Centre and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
• São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo, Brasil
• Interventions, The Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green State University, OH
• Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, travelling to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, McDonough Museum of Art, and Youngstown State University
• Field: Science Technology and Nature, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
• Animals & Us: The Animal in Contemporary Art, The Galerie St. Etienne, New York
• For the Birds, (curated by Denise Markonish), Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
• Past Presence: Contemporary Reflections on the Main Line, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
• De L’homme et Des Insectes, L’Espace EDF Electra, Paris
• Hommage Jean-Henri Fabre, Musee Histoire Naturele, Paris, June 2003
• Kunstlerisches Freilander Seegeniederung, West-Wendischer Kunstverein in Gatow
• The Magic of Trees, De Zonnehof, Amersfoort, September 2003
• Global Priority, Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, October 2003
• Artist’s Lecture as Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, November
• Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
• The House of Fiction, Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
• Concrete Jungle, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York
• Museutopia, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum der Stadt Hagen, German
• Hellgreen, Hofgarden, Dusseldorf
• Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s , (2001-2004), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
• Fresh Kills, Snug Harbor Center for Contemporary Art, NY
• Museum as Subject, National Museum of Art, Osaka
• American Art Today: Fantasies & Curiosities, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
• In-Sites 2000, San Diego, CA
• Crossing the Line, The Queens Museum of Art, NY
• Ecologies,The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
• Small World- Dioramas in Contemporary Art, MCA, San Diego
• The Museum as Muse, Museum of Modern Art, New York
• Carnegie International, 99/00, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
• The Natural World, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
• The Spiral Village, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
• Citt? Natura, Palazzo delle Esposizionie and Museo Zoologico, Rome
• Venice Biennale, Nordic Pavilion, XLVII Venice Biennale
• Skulptur Projekte in Münster, Münster, Germany
• Vehicle, Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York
• Multiple Pleasure, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
• Berechenbarkeit der Welt, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
• Cabines de Bain, Piscine de la Motta, Fri-Art, Centre D’Art Contemporain-Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland
• Hybrids, De Appel, Amsterdam
• 21st Century Sculpture, John Gibson Gallery, New York
• Campo 6, Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino
• Let’s Talk About Art, Art Metropole, Toronto
• 25th Anniversary: 25 Younger Artists, John Weber Gallery, New York
• Mapping: A Response to MoMA, American Fine Arts Co., NY
• Zeichen und Wunder/Signos y Milagros, Kunsthaus Zurich; Centro Galego De Arte Contemporanea, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
• It’s Not a Picture, Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
• Searching for Sabah, Sabah Museum, Sabah, Malaysia
• Platzwechsel, Kunsthalle Zürich
• Das Ende der Avant Garde: Kunst als Dienstleistung, Kunsthalle der Hypo- Kulturstiftung, Munich
• Aufforderung in sch?nster Weise, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
• Living in Knowledge: An Exhibition About Questions Not Asked, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
• Pro-Creation? Fri-Art Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg
• Don’t Look Now, Thread Waxing Space, New York
• Services, Kunstverein München, Munich
• Temporary Translation(s) Sammlung Schurmann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
• Garbage, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
• Green, Torch, Amsterdam
• Concrete Jungle, Marc Jancou Gallery, London
• Frauenkunst/Münnerkunst, Kunstverein Kippenberger, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany \Cocido y Crudo, Museo Macional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
• Simply Made in America, Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
• Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
• Travelogue/Reisetagebuch, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in collaboration with Galerie Metropol, Vienna
• Parallax View, P.S. 1, The Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City; Goethe House, New York
• Culture in Action, Sculpture Chicago, Illinois
• Animals, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, The Netherlands
• Spielh?lle; Esth?tique et Violence, Galerie Sylvana Lorenz, Paris
• Project Unité, Unité d’Habitation, Firminy, France
• Sonsbeek 93, Arnhom, The Netherlands
• Kinder, Galerie R?diger Sch?ttle, Munich
• Naturkunden, Paszti-bott Galerie, Cologne
• Restaurant, La Bocca, Paris
• Art-Culture-Ecology, Bea Voigt Galerie, Munich
• What Happened to the Institutional Critique, American Fine Arts Co., New York
• Installation, Project for the Birds of Antwerp Zoo, On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium
• Kontext Kunst: Kunst der 90er Jahre, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz and DuMont Verlag, Cologne
• Concrete Jungle, Ezra and Cecile Zilka Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
• Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings, Bennington College, Vermont
• Concrete Jungle, Tanja Grunert Galerie, Cologne
• Wohnzimmer/B?ro, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
• Animals, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
• Nos Sciences Naturelles, Fri-Art Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg
• Arte Amazonas, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Staatiche Kunsthalle, Berlin
• Translation, Centrum Sztuki Wspoteczesnej, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw
• Animals, Kubinski K?ln, Cologne
• Natural Science, John Gibson Gallery, NY
• Oh! Cet Ècho!, Le Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
• Proiezioni, Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne
• Twenty Fragile Pieces, Galerie Analix-B & L Polla, Geneva
• True Stories: Part II, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
• Proposals for the Museum of Natural History, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
• Counter-Media, Key Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
• Sweet Dreams, Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York
• Arte Joven en Nueva York, Consejo Nacional de la Cultura, Sala Mendoza and Sala R.G., Caracas, Venezuela
• Mud, True to Life, 303 Gallery, New York
• The Hirsch Farm Project, Hillsboro, Wisconsin
• Commitment, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
• American Fine Arts Co., New York
• The K?ln Show, Cologne, Germany
• Videoworks, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
• Biodiversity: An Installation for the Wexner Center, Wexner Center for Visual Arts, Columbus
• The (Un)Making of Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, Connecticut
• Art Supplies and Utopia, Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart
• In the Beginning, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland
• Diane Brown Gallery, New York
• Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels
• After the Gold Rush, Milford Gallery, New York
• Film, Artful History: A Restoration Comedy, with Jason Simon, Collective for Living Cinema, New York
• Pathetique, Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, Germany
• Here and There: Travels, Clocktower Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, New York
• American Fine Arts Co., New York
• The Desire of the Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York
• Le Magasin L’Ècole L’Exposition, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
• Perspektivismus, Galerie Gleich-Rossi, Graz, Austria
• The Elements: Sex, Politics, Money & Religion, Real Art Ways, Hartford
• End of the Weather, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
• The Pop Project Part IV, Nostalgia as Resistance, Clocktower Gallery, Institute for Contemporary Art, New York
• Poetic Justice, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York
• Artists and Curators, John Gibson Gallery, New York
• Fake, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
• The Castle, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
• 303 Gallery, New York
• New Concepts of Art in Public Space, Sonne Gallery, Berlin
• Rooted Rhetoric, Castel dell’Ovo, Naples
• Cutting ‘Em off at the Pass, Thirty-Third Arts Festival of Atlanta, The Fairy Tale: Politics, Desire and Everyday Life, Artists Space, New York
• Four Walls, Hoboken, New Jersey
• Whitney Independent Study Program Show, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
• Transitional Objects, Philip Nelson Gallery, Lyon