School of Art Friday Lecture: Mark Titchner

  • 11.30am

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

Mark Titchner (b.1973 Luton, UK) lives and works in London. He studied at Hertfordshire College of Art & Design (1992) and Central St Martins College of Art & Design (1995).

He works with a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, video, music, sound, performance, murals and large-scale print. Focusing on an exploration of words and language, in recent years much of his production has been based in the public realm.

His practice explores systems of belief, both secular and spiritual, often focusing on the marginalised, discredited or forgotten ideologies and objects we place our faith in. By the use of impersonal language of the public realm, ranging from the corporate mission statements to the maxims of revolutionary socialism, his work exhorts the viewer to believe in it.

In 2006, Mark Titchner was nominated for the Turner prize and his work was showcased in the 2007 Venice Biennale at the Ukraine Pavilion.

Solo exhibitions include ‘Mark Titchner, CGP/Dilston Grove, London (2014), ’Please Believe These Days Will Pass’, The Young gallery at The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada (2012), ‘Be true to your oblivion’, New Art Gallery, Walsall (2011), The Age of Happiness, Hellenic American Union, Athens (2009) and ‘Run Black River, Run’, BALTIC, Gateshead, (2008).

Current projects include working as Lead Artist forAs you change so do I”, an evolving three year public art project based in the artist’s home town of Luton  and "What I want more than anything else", a public art project working with young people in the towns of Hull, Wigan and Burnley.