Mark Dion

Mark Dion (b. 1961) is an American artist, based in Copake NY, USA.

Extended Bio

Solo Exhibitions

  • Theater of Extinction
    Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2022
  • Journey to Nature’s Underworld
    Organized by American Federation of Arts The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, USA, 2022
  • The Witches’ Cottage (permanent public commission)
    Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany, 2022
  • Tree of Life (permanent public project)
    Art on the Meuse Z33, Hasselt, Belgium, 2022
  • Thames Dig, Thames Dig (Two Banks)
    Tate Gallery , London, 1998, 1999
  • Projects 82: Mark Dion— Rescue Archaeology, A Project for The Museum of Modern Art
    The Museum of Modern Art , New York, 2004-05
  • Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US, 2017
  • The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit
    Miami Art Museum, Miami, 2006
  • Theatre of the Natural World
    Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2018
  • The Life of a Dead Tree
    Museum of Contemporary Art , Toronto, 2019

Group Exhibitions

  • Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive
    Whitney Museum of American Art , New York, 2001
  • The Museum as Muse
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1999
  • Ökonomien der Zeit
    Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, 2002
  • dOCUMENTA 13
    curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Kassel, 2012
  • Le Surréalisme et l’objet – La Sculpture au défi
    Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2013
  • Biennale di Venezia – Scandinavian Pavilion
    Future, Present, Past , Venice, IT, 1997
  • Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008
  • Classified
    Tate Gallery , London, 2009
  • Dioramas
    Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2017


  • BFA, Fine Art
    University of Hartford School of Art, Hartford, CT, USA, 1981 — 1982, 86
  • BFA, Fine Art
    School of Visual Arts, New York, NYC, New York, USA, 1982 — 1984
  • Independent Study Program
    Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, New York, USA, 1984 — 1985


  • Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World
    Text by Iwona Blazwick, Marion Endt-Jones, Chelsea Kinchin-Smith, Petra Lange-Berndt, Ben Luke, Magnus af Petersens, Candy Stobbs, Gilda Williams. Featuring a short story by Andrea Barrett., Published by Whitechapel Gallery., 2018
  • Mark Dion: The Academy of Things
    Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Petra Lange-Berndt, Dietmar Rübel., Köln, 2015
  • Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and Its Legacy
    Survey by Lisa Graziose Corrin, Interview by Miwon Kwon, Focus by Norman Bryson, Artist's Choice text by John Berger, Writings by Mark Dion, 2006
  • The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion
    Mark Dion, 2020


Systema Naturae