S Mark Gubb

b. 1974, Romsey, UK
Lives and works in Cardiff, UK

<i>Free for all forever</i>, 2010
Free for all forever, 2010

S Mark Gubb (b.1974, Margate, lives and works in Cardiff) works across a range of media incorporating sculpture, video, sound, installation and performance. The subjects for his work are drawn from the social and political culture he grew up in; an equal fascination with things he finds so great and so terrible about the world we live in. This often takes the form of a re-evaluation and re-interpretation of contemporary culture and history, provoking us to consider our contribution to the world we live in.

His work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Turner Contemporary (Margate), Dublin Contemporary, Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth), Postmasters Gallery (NYC), Matthew Bown Gallery (Berlin), Mostyn (Llandudno), Ceri Hand Gallery, (Liverpool), Castlefield Gallery (Manchester), ICA (London) and PS1 MoMA (NYC)

Residencies/fellowships include ACW Creative Wales Award (2012), URRA International Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011), Standpoint Futures, Standpoint Gallery, London (2010), 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 The Welsh Assembly Government, Grizedale Arts, Nottingham Contemporary and Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

The artist was in the following exhibitions:
The Last Days of The Empire
The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp
S Mark Gubb – Revelations: The Poison of Free Thought, Prt II
Mike Kelley – Mobile Homestead

Links :
  • <i>Here Today, Gone Tomorrow</i> Installation view
  • <i>Free for all forever</i>, 2010
  • <i>The Death of Peter Fechter</i>
  • <i>He Said</i>
  • <i>The new pornography</i>