Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Mark Wallinger


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Chantal Joffe, artist

Year 2018
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

Wallinger is known for his career-long engagement with ideas of power, authority, artifice and illusion. Using epic narratives, lyrical metaphors and ardent punning, the artist interleaves the mythological, the political and the everyday.

His work has dealt with religion, nationalism and class, explored urgent social issues, and pondered Einstein’s theory of relativity and Freud’s concepts of the nature of the human mind. His multi-faceted work encompasses painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, film and video, performance and work for the public realm. Stylistic disparity conceals a conceptual coherence, as Wallinger poses big questions about identity, and about the social, cultural and political power structures that guide us, and because of which we are as we are.

About the artist:

Mark Wallinger (b. 1959, Chigwell) lives and works in London. Graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, London (1985); and Chelsea College of Arts, London (1981). Awards include the Turner Prize for his installation ‘State Britain’ (2007). His work ‘Ecce Homo’ (1999–2000) was the first piece to occupy the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Wallinger represented Britain at the Venice Biennale (2001). Select solo exhibitions include The Human Figure In Space, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2018); MARK WALLINGER MARK, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato and touring (2016-18); SITE, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2012); Museum de Pont, Tilburg (2011); Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2010); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (2008); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (2007); State Britain, Tate Britain, London (2007); Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City (2006); Easter, Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2005); Sleeper, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2004); No Man’s Land, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2001); Ecce Homo, Vienna Secession, Vienna; Credo, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2000); Mark Wallinger is Innocent, Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1999); Lost Horizon, Museum for Gegenwartskunst, Basel (1999); Prometheus, Portikus, Hamburg (1999); and Serpentine Gallery, London (1995). His works are held in public collections including Tate, London; MoMA, New York; and Centre Pompidou, Paris.