Mark Dion’s work examines how dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Creating works that question the distinctions between “objective/rational” scientific methods and “subjective/‘irrational” influences, he locates the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature. He has exhibited within international platforms including Documenta 13; the Miami Art Museum; MOMA; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts; the Tate Gallery; and the British Museum of Natural History, among others. Mark Dion also co-directs Mildred’s Lane, an innovative visual art education and residency program in Pennsylvania.
photo credit: Jorge Colombo