Mark Lewis

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  • Exhibition from october 4th to november 30th 2008

All of Mark Lewis's activity is an exploration of filmic language, through which he works as much with cinema's past (its history, modes of representation and narration, technical and formal possibilities), as with the elements that constitute painting and photography. He works with the material of the image itself and questions the manner in which we understand it.

His short and silent films are veritable visual intrigues, but not narrative, frequently set in the heart of everyday life: the everyday life of modern cities. He presents the spectator with an exercise in decoding, a strange experience of "déjà-vu", and at the same time he recomposes the disparate elements of his own idea of "permanent cinema".

The exhibition will bring together a group of recent works and will reveal for the first time two previously unseen films by Mark Lewis (born in Hamiton, Canada, lives in London).


Rush Hour, Morning and Evening, Cheapside, 2005
Video, 3'42''
Collection : MOMA New-York
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris

Rear Projection: Molly Parker, 2006
35mm film transferred to DVD, 4'
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris

Nothumberland, 2005
16mm film transferred to DVD, 4'37'
Collection Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris

Cinema Museum, 2008
16mm film transferred to DVD
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris

The Fight, 2008
Film - 5'31''
Production : Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris

Isosceles, 2007
35mm film transferred to DVD, 3'10''
collection Elisa Neuton, Toronto
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris

Spadina, Reverse Dolly, Zoom, Nude, 2006
35 film transferred to DVD, 2'55''
Collection MUSEION, Bolsano
Courtesy serge le borgne gallery, Paris


Born in 1957 in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada).
Lives and works in London.

Solo shows


- Venice Biennale, canadian Pavillion, Venice, Italy


- The Fight, A research project by Mark Lewis,  Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
- Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Le Grand Café, Centre d'art contemporain de Saint Nazaire, France


- Centre Andalou d'art contemporain de Sevilla, Spain
- PS1 International project, Long Island City, New York, USA
- Galerie Cent 8, Paris, FranceMusée d'art contemporain, Montreal Quebec, Canada

Group shows


- Metamorphosis, Akbank ve Sanat, Istanbul, Turkey
- Western Motel. Edward Hopper and Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
- Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France 


- Final Cut, Kunsthalle Osnabruek, Germany
- Mapas, Cosmoginias e Puntos de Referencia, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, Spain
- Critical Mass-Kritsche Masse 1, Kunsthalle de Bern, Switzerland

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