Mark Titchner

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Mark Titchner
Born 1973
Nationality English
Education Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

Mark Titchner (born 1973) is an English artist and a nominee for the 2006 Turner Prize[1].[1] He lives and works in London, United Kingdom (UK).

Early life[edit]

Titchner was born in Luton. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, in 1995.

Art career[edit]

Titchner was nominated for the Turner Prize for a solo show at the Arnolfini, Bristol, in which he displayed the sculptural installation "How To Change Behaviour (Tiny Masters Of The World Come Out)".[2] The Tate Gallery described his work in the following manner:

... hybrid installations furthered his exploration into systems of belief. Working across a wide range of media, including light boxes and extraordinary hand-carved contraptions, his work continues to interweave a vast array of references from heavy metal lyrics to philosophy.[2]

In 2007 he was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale exhibiting in Ukraine's Pavilion, A Poem about an Inland Sea. A solo exhibition Run, Black River, Run followed at BALTIC, Gateshead early in 2008.[3]

His book WHY AND WHY NOT was published by Bookworks in 2004.[4]

In 2003 he had a solo show Be Angry but Don't Stop Breathing[5] as part of the Art Now series at Tate Britain.[6]

In 2011, he had a solo show "Be True to Your Oblivion" at The New Art Gallery Walsall. This exhibition formed part of Capsule's Home of Metal project, a huge cultural project to establish Birmingham and the Black Country as the home of heavy metal.

He was the Art Gallery of Ontario's Artist-in-Residence from September to October 2012.[7]

His work is held in the permanent collections of the South London Gallery,[8] the United Kingdom Government Art Collection[9] and the Tate.[10]


  • We Were Thinking of Evolving (2003), Vilma Gold, London
  • Electric Earth (2003), International British Council touring show
  • The Galleries Show (2002), Royal Academy, London
  • Playing amongst the Ruins (2001), Royal College of Art, London
  • City Racing (A Partial History) (2001), ICA, London

See also[edit]


  1. ^, accessed August 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Turner Prize 2006: artists, Mark Titchner". Tate. Tate. 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Baltic Mill website
  4. ^ BookWorks website
  5. ^ Tate Gallery website
  6. ^ "Art Now: Be Angry but Don't Stop Breathing" Tate Online. Accessed May 16, 2006.
  7. ^ "Artist-in-Residence". Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^, accessed May 10, 2008.
  9. ^, accessed June 10, 2008.
  10. ^, accessed June 10, 2008.

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