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Mark Lewis

Portrait of Mark Lewis.
Portrait of Mark Lewis.

Mark Lewis was born in Canada; he lives and works in London.

Since the mid-1990s, he has explored the techniques of cinema in order to question its history and conventions. His works, often filmed in Cinemascope and transferred to DVD, take the form of very large projections in vast spaces. Recognized both in North America and in Europe, his films have been featured in many solo exhibitions and have been presented in group exhibitions that have conceptualized the growing interest of contemporary artists in the temporal and narrative properties of film: Re-makes at CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, and (Based upon) True Stories, at Witte de With in Rotterdam, en 2003; Liverpool Biennal at the Tate Liverpool, in 2002; Mois de la Photo à Montréal, in 2001; Intelligence: New British Art 2000 at the Tate Britain in London, in 2000; Cinema! Cinema! The Cinematic Experience at the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum d’Eindhoven, in 1999; and L’effet cinéma, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, in 1997. [Source: VOX, 2005]