Mark Garry is an artist, curator, writer, educator and occasional musician.
His practice is multifaceted and incorporates a variety of media, mechanisms and material interests. These include drawing, filmmaking, photography, sculpture, sonic sculpture, performance and collaborative music projects. In many cases, a number of these elements are combined in a singular exhibition situation to form installations driven by a fundamental interest in observing how humans navigate the world and the subjectivity inherent in these navigations. While located in research Mark’s works prioritises the poetic over the didactic, where research elements are subtly embedded, and the works combine to enable an encounter that merges modesty and complexity.
Mark has held exhibitions at museums and art venues in Europe and North America. He represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This year Mark has solo exhibitions at The MAC Belfast, (2020), Chanwon Sculpture Biennale, (South Korea) (2020) and Roscommon Art Centre (2020).