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Mark Manders (b. 1968, Volkel / Niederlande) currently lives and works in Ronse, Belgium. In 2013 he represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale.

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MARK MANDERS

Born in 1968 in Volkel, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and Ronse, Belgium

EDUCATION
1988–92 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Kunsthaus Zürich*
Jarla Partilager, Stockholm*
2008
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent*
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2007
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Kunstverein Hannover*
2006
Mark Manders: Short Sad Thoughts, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead*
2005
MATRIX 214: The Absence of Mark Manders, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
Parallel Occurence, IMMA—Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin*
Fragments from Self-Portrait as a Building, Solo Projects, Los Angeles
2004
Silent Studio, Zeno X Storage, Antwerp
2003
Isolated Rooms, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago*
Isolated Rooms, The Art Institute of Chicago*
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2002
Fragments from Self-Portrait as a Building, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto*
Kaleidoscope Night, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands*
Fragments from Self-Portrait as a Building, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Yellow Bathtub, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
2000
Room with Several Night Drawings and One Reduced Night Scene, The Drawing Center, New York*
Reduced November Room (Fragment from Self-Portrait as a Building, Reduced to 88%), Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Nachttekeningen uit Zelfportret als Gebouw—Night Drawings from Self-Portrait as a Building, Kabinet Overholland in het Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1999
Galerie Friedrich, Bern
1998
14 Fragments from Self-Portrait as a Building, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden- Baden*
Self Portrait in a Surrounding Area, 24th Bienal de São Paulo*
1997
De Appel, Amsterdam*
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin*
1995
Galerie Erika + Otto Friedrich, Bern
1994
Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven*
Mark Manders toont enkele fragmenten uit zijn Zelfportret (“Mark Manders Shows Some Fragments of his Self-Portrait as a Building”), MuHKA— Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp*
1992
Fragmenten uit het zelfportret als gebouw, Stroom HCBK, The Hague
1991
Lokaal 01, Breda, The Netherlands
1990
De Oceaan, Arnhem
Zeppelin, Amsterdam

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2007
A Story of the Image, ICA, Singapore*
Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennal, Athens*
The Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens*
Working Places, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Vordemberge-Gildewart Prize, Museum Wiesbaden*
Jubilee MuHKA, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp*
(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear—New Acquisitions, IMMA—Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin*
Beauty Unrealized, PSWAR—Public Space with a Roof, Amsterdam*
Go Out, Salir A, CGAC—Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Comfort/Discomfort, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Kick, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent*
The Secret Theory of Drawing, The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland*
Artists Books, ProjecteSD, Barcelona
Works on Paper, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Contour, Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, The Netherlands*
Memory and Obsession, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Making and Finding, The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, New York
2006
Of Mice and Men: Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin*
Transforming Chronologies, The Museum of Modern Art, New York*
Paperback, CGAC—Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain*
New Acquisitions, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, REDCAT—The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles
Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
We Humans are Free: From the Collection of S.M.A.K., Ghent,
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan*
Ergens/Somewhere, MuHKA—Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
Roma Publications, Culturgest, Lisbon*
The Secret Theory of Drawing: Dislocation & Indirection in Contemporary Drawing,
The Drawing Room, London*
25 Years Zeno X Gallery, Zeno X Gallery & Storage, Antwerp*
Just in Time, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam*
Piani Sospetti, Via Nuova Arte Contemporanea, Florence
2005
Figure It Out: New Directions in Figurative Sculpture, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
Bronze: The Power of Life and Death, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Soul: Bezielde kunst—Inspired art, Grootseminarie, Bruges, Belgium*
Trials and Terrors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Drawings and Works on Paper from the IMMA Collection, IMMA—Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
L’altro, lo stesso, Francosoffiantino Artecontemporanea, Turin
Nous le Passage, Watou Poeziezomers, Belgium
Roma Publications 1998–2005, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Slow Art—Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf*
H x B x D Een blik op de Rabo Kunstcollectie, Gemeentemuseum GEM en Fotomuseum, The Hague*
2004
Zie Tekening, Project Voorkamer, Stedelijk Museum Wuyts-Van Campen & Baron Caroly, Lier, Belgium
Sculptural Sphere, Sammlung Goetz, Munich*
Manifesta 5, European Biennale of Contemporary Art, San Sebastian, Spain
WonderHolland, Mercati di Traiano, Rome
Renaissance of the Statuette, European Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Galerija Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Skulptur: Prekärer Realismus zwischen Melancholie und Komik, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna*
Drafting Deceit, Apexart, New York
Material as Metaphor, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Nederland niet Nederland: Aankopen van Nederlandse kunst 1980–2004, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2003
Taktiken des Ego, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Post-Nature: Nove Artistas Holandeses, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
Gelijk het leven is: Buitenlandse kunst op 15 locaties in Gent, fifteen locations (Huis van Alijn),
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Storage and Display, Programa Art Center, Mexico City*
2002
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York*
Conversation? Recent Acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum, Athens School of Fine Arts, ‘The Factory,’ Athens*
documenta 11, Binding-Brauerei, Kassel*
Tabula-Poëziezomer Watou 2002, various locations, Watou, Belgium
EU2, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
On paper 1, Galerie Friedrich, Basel
2001
Sonsbeek 9: Locus Focus, various locations, Arnhem*
Post-Nature: Nine Dutch Artists, Palazzo Ca’ Zenobio, Biennale di Venezia, Venice*
Squatters, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal*
Free Sport, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Plateau of Humankind, Italian Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, Venice*
2000
Artists of the Gallery, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Territory, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Dutch Glory, Kabinet Overholland in het Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Face to Face, Kabinet Overholland in het Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam*
1999
Collection, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
De Opening, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent*
Transmitter, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn*
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin*
3 Räume—3 Flüsse, Ihr wart ins Wasser eingeschrieben, Hannoversch Münden, Germany
Het betoverde plein, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, The Netherlands
1998
Vertical Time, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Entr’Acte, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven*
S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Watou, Belgium*
Shopping the Stars, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
1997
Belladonna, ICA—Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Premio Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin*
Personal Absurdities, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin
1996
Accrochage, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Orientasi/Oriëntatie, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
Making a Place, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York
De 9 van touche, Centraal Museum, Utrecht*
Collection, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Fabrice Hybert—Mark Manders— ManfreDu Shu, Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
Telefoonstraat, Telefoonstraat 20, Tilburg*
1995
De Heelal Hoed: Films van Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars, De Vleeshal, Middelburg
Entr’Acte 1.—Recente aanwinsten Nederlandse kunst, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Country Code, Bravin Post Lee Gallery, New York
Orientasi/Oriëntatie, National Museum of Modern Art, Jakarta*
Groupshow, Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Zeichnungen & Aquarelle, Galerie Erika + Otto Friedrich, Bern
1994
Du Concept à l’Image: Art Pays-Bas XXe sieècle, Museée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris*
Het grote gedicht—Indrukken van de Nederlandse beeldhouwkunst na 1945, Grote Kerk, The Hague*
Wouter van Riessen; Mark Manders; Mattijs van den Bosch, De Gele Rijder, Arnhem
This Is the Show and the Show Is Many Things, Vereninging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent*
En Suite, Vereniging voor het Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent
1993
Een Reis naar het Einde van het Atelier, Lokaal 01, Breda*
Welcome Strangers, Stadhouderskade 112, Amsterdam
Sonsbeek 93, Arnhem*
Biennale di Venezia, Scuola de San Pasquale, Venice*
1992
Koelkastententoonstelling, De Oceaan, Arnhem*
Brain—Internal Affairs, Beatrixziekenhuis, Gorinchem*
Prix de Rome, Beeldhouwkunst, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; Rijksakademie, Amsterdam;* Museum Fodor, Amsterdam
Prix NI 1992: 7 kunstenaars, Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague*
1991
De Oceaan, Arnhem
Audio-Visual Festival, Arnhem
1990
Boart, Oude Kraan, Arnhem

* Catalogue

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Renaissance of the Statuette, European 276 277 Public Collections Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
The Art Institute of Chicago Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
The Cartin Collection, Hartford
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin
The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, New York
Frac Bourgogne, Dijon
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Jarla Partilager, Stockholm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Oostende
Noordbrabants Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
The Over Holland Collection Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

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