About

This site documents Mark Dean’s exhibited video & sound works. Dean began looping appropriated film in the 1970’s while studying photography and painting, and in the 1980’s extended this technique into musical loops while working as a DJ and playing in bands. These practices were eventually combined in the methodology for which Dean became recognised as a video & 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.

More recent solo installations include The Beginning of the End, Beaconsfield; Christian Disco, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen; Stations of the Resurrection, St Paul’s Cathedral. Dean’s work is held in museum collections including Leeds Art Gallery, Mudam Luxembourg, and the Saastamoinen Foundation, with public commissions including Barbican, ICA, and Imperial War Museum. In 2009 Dean received a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists.

Arts education work has included developing young lesbian, gay & bisexual writers groups in the 1980’s; setting up an alternative art school for young people including those with learning disabilities in the 1990’s; and teaching Fine Art at the Ruskin and Goldsmiths from 1998-2013.

Ordained in the Church of England in 2010, Dean 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. Appropriated source material is acknowledged in accordance with Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014. All other material is © Mark Dean.


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