This site documents Mark Dean’s previously exhibited video and sound work; for information on current projects please visit chaplachap.com


Mark Dean’s first looped film appropriation work was made while studying photography and painting in the late 1970’s, and in the 1980’s this work was extended into musical loops as a DJ and playing in bands. These practices were eventually combined in the methodology for which Dean became recognised as a video and sound artist from the 1990’s onwards, with early solo shows at City Racing, Casa de las Conchas, and Ikon, and international survey exhibitions including Black Box Recorder, Video Vibe, and Planet B. Commissions include pieces for Barbican, ICA, and Imperial War Museum, with work held in collections including Leeds Art Gallery, Mudam Luxembourg, and the Saastamoinen Foundation. In 2009 Dean received a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists. Recent solo installations include The Beginning of the End, Beaconsfield; Christian Disco, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen; and Stations of the Resurrection, St Paul’s Cathedral. Arts education work includes the development of a young lesbian, gay & bisexual writing group in the late 1980’s, and an alternative art school for young people including those with learning disabilities in the 1990’s, followed by Fine Art teaching posts at the Ruskin, 1998-2003, and Goldsmiths, 2003-13. In 2010 Dean was ordained in the Church of England, and is currently a chaplain to University of the Arts London, and coordinator of Arts Chaplaincy Projects.

Documentation on this site is for demonstration purposes only; all rights reserved. Uncredited source material © Mark Dean for tailbiter productions. All other source material is acknowledged in accordance with Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014

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