MARK MANGION
b. Malta 1976
Lives & Works in New York City & Valletta

Mark Mangion studied Painting (Parsons School of Design ‘01) and Sculpture (Royal College of Art ’05). His work merges visual research and production with curated projects repositioning itself as site-specific ventures with a central focus on public systems and cross-field collaboration.

In 2008 he founded Malta Contemporary Art, an ongoing project, which has to date involved over 100 different collaborators. In 2012, he launched Parallel Borders, a long-term project established as an extensive cross-field collaborative platform reflecting upon geopolitical and spatial narratives and physical borders through cyber-accessibility.

EDUCATION
2003 - 2005: MA Sculpture, Royal College Of Art, London, UK
1998 - 2001: BA Fine Art Painting, Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY, USA

PROJECTS
2012 - Present: Parallel Borders
2008 – Present: Malta Contemporary Art (Founder and Director)

AWARDS & GRANTS
2005: Becks Futures Film & Video Award (Shortlisted), selected by Lynne Ramsay & Rankin, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London & CCA, Glasgow
2004: Serenella Ciclitira Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & BIENNIALS
2015
Parallel Borders 2 - Landfall curated by Mark Mangion
Edition 46 – Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
The Voices of the sirens curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, Space for Contemporary Art, Gibralter

2014
Monuments & Shrines to Capitalism, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
The sea is my land curated by Francesco Bonami & Emanuela Mazzonis, Triennale Museum, Milan, Italy
EcransMed Film Festival, Cinématheque Québécoise, Montreal, Canada

2013
Thessaloniki Biennial curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Thessaloniki, Greece
ReMap 4, Athens, Greece
The sea is my land curated by Francesco Bonami & Emanuela Mazzonis, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Subjective Maps / Disappearances, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

2012
Parallel Borders 1 - Monuments and Shrines to Capitalism, Europe curated by Mark Mangion
Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal, Holland
Little Constellation – The land seen from the sea, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, Villa Croce Museum for Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy
A New Topography, Movement, UK (Solo)

2011
Fleurnication: an anthology of flora and fauna' The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland Curated by Clare Corrigan

2010
Little Constellation, Geography of Proximity curated by Roberto Daolio & Alessandro Castiglioni, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta
Little Constellation, curated by Roberto Daolio & Alessandro Castiglioni, Fabrica Del Vapore, Milan, Italy
Arrivals and Departures Europe curated by Andrea Bruciati & Walter Gasperoni, Molo Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

2009
Blackout, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta (Solo)

2008
eight eighteen, 18 Contemporary Artists curated by Start, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta

2007
Search for a Space / Fragments from the Studio, Biagio Steps, Valletta, Malta
Search for a Space / Duration, Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Malta
Search for a Space / Asylum Seekers, Marsa Open Centre, Albertown, Malta
Search for a Space / Forbidden Spectacle, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta

2006
Iran 2005 with Jaume Simo Sabater I Garau, St.James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta (Collaboration)
Background III, Horrach Moya Gallery, Palma, Spain
Schema curated by Carrie Levy, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Artstars, Place de Hotel de Ville Paris, Paris, France

2005
LOOP Video Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
VAD Film & Video Festival, Girona, Spain
Digital Discourse curated by Vince Briffa, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta
Video Sensitive, San Marino
Peculiar Encounters curated by Sarah Dwyer & Laura Green, London, UK
Video Channel, Cologne, Germany
Background 2, Horrach Moya Gallery, Palma, Spain
MA Sculpture Degree Show coordinated by Nigel Rolfe, Royal College of Art, London, UK
60 Seconds, Café Gallery, London, UK
Becks Futures Film & Video selected by Lynne Ramsay & Rankin, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London & CCA, Glasgow
Detroit Film and Video Festival, MONA, Detroit, USA

2004
Stereo White coordinated by Nigel Rolfe, Royal College of Art, London, UK
4.3, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, USA
Time Share, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK

2003
RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Biennial for Young Artists from Europe, Athens, Greece
Borders curated by START and Richard Davies, Valletta, Malta

2002
Cityspaces curated by Raphael Vella, Valletta, Malta
2002: Über, curated by Mark Mangion, Paceville, Malta

2001
Senior Thesis Show coordinated by Roger Shepherd, Aronson Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2000
Drawing Show coordinated by Robin Hill, Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY, USA

1999
Painting Show curated by Glenn Goldberg and Elke Solomon, Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY, USA

CURATED
2008 -
Present: Malta Contemporary Art Programme Director

2015
Parallel Borders 2 - Landfall

2014
Parallel Borders 1 - Monuments & Shrines to Capitalism, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria

2013
Parallel Borders 1 - Monuments and Shrines to Capitalism, ReMap, Athens, Greece

2012
Parallel Borders 1 - Monuments and Shrines to Capitalism, Europe

2010
Spartacus Chetwynd, Jess Flood-Paddock, The Grid System. A Regime, Malta Contemporary Art
Cyprien Gaillard, The Fight Against Vegetation, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
A New Generation, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta

2009
Stuart Croft, The Death Waltz, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
Douglas White, Masquearde, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
Martina Schmuecker, Visual Mechanics, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, New Plane, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
Mark Mangion, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta
Rupert Ackroyd, Moon Under Water, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta

2007
Search for a Space / Fragments from the Studio, Biagio Steps, Valletta, Malta
Search for a Space / Duration, Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Malta
Search for a Space / Asylum Seekers, Marsa Open Centre, Albertown, Malta
Search for a Space / Chroma, 24 St Ursula Street, Valletta, Malta
Search for a Space / Forbidden Spectacle, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta

2002: Über, Paceville, Malta

RESIDENCIES
2003
Venice Shorts, Venice & Rome, Italy - A film Project coordinated by Italian Film-maker Davide Ferrario
Gozo Contemporary, Gozo - Collaboration with Norbert Attard

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2005
ArtStars - A travelling show around EU capital cities

PRESENTATIONS
2011: When In Rome, Reconsidering Site specificity
Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
Symposium with Nick Aikens, Mark Godfrey, Nikolaus Hirsch, Mark Mangion, Simon Starling
2011: Presentation of When In Rome
Brown Project Space, Milan, Italy

LECTURING
2008 - 2010: Visiting Lecturer, University of Malta

TALKS
2013: Parallel Borders, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
2009: Malta Contemporary Art, Marsa, Malta
2008: Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem
2005: Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK

PUBLICATIONS
2013
Thessaloniki Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece
The sea is my land, Maxxi, Rome, Italy
Subjective Maps / Disappearances, Mousse, Milano, Italy
Parallel Borders 1 - Monuments and Shrines to Capitalism, MCA

2010
The Land seen from the Sea, Mousse, Milano, Italy

2010
Little Constellation, Mousse, Milano, Italy
Arrivals and Departures Europe, Silvana Editoriale, Italy

2007
Cross-currents, Allied Publications, Malta

2005
LOOP, Barcelona, Spain
Digital Discourse, Valletta, Malta
‘The Show’, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Fine Art Catalogue, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2003
ArtStars, Europe
Borders, Valletta, Malta

2002
Cityspaces, Valletta, Malta