About

Manchester, UK

Mark Page has exhibited in the UK and internationally (Holland France, Italy, and China) seeing his works acquired for both public and private collections including The Public Library of Savignano Italy, The Indie Photobook Library Washington, USA and Sir Anish Kapoor’s private collection.
Seeking to explore the impact of the digital revolution on photography as an art form Page’s current work uses photography, ephemera and images sourced from the internet to build dioramas and collections, experimenting with different approaches of recording, archiving and satirising contemporary British life and the photographic and institutional traditions used to document it.

Andy Brydon
Director, Curated Place says......

Mark Page asks a serious question: "Can I make a kind of fucked up social documentary photography series about Britain using dioramas made up of images sourced from the internet so I can stay at home and watch the telly instead?"
Mark Page is one of our favourite artists who captures the sometimes strange existential experience of what it is to be urban, British and Northern. He's the founder and Director of the Museum of Takeaway Menu Art MoTMA which seeks to create "the largest archive of takeaway menus in the world and form a resource where the study and celebration of the takeaway menu can take place" The Museum of Takeaway Menu Art can be found HERE
He's also the creator of the emergent world of Sodley-on-Sea an almost real seaside town that only exists as dioramas created in his living room (seemingly) under the influence of too much kebab shop hot sauce, the unwatched echo of ITV's daytime programming and a desire to reveal British identity and documentary photography though its own slippery stereotypes.


EXHIBITIONS

LIANZHOU FOTO, Lianzhou Guangdong, CHINA. 2017

ABINGDON STUDIOS together with GRUNDY ART GALLERY, BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS and THE GRAND THEATRE Blackpool UK . SODLEY-on-SEA (solo) 2016

UNION TERRACE GARDENS Aberdeen UK . SPECTRA 2016

CENTRAL LIBRARY Manchester UK . ENLIGHTEN MCR 2015

HUMBLE ARTS FOUNDATION New York, USA. GROUP SHOW 46 F*CKED UP (online) 2015

WORKTOWN OBSERVATION CENTRE, Bolton, UK. MUSEUM OF TAKEAWAY MENU ART (solo) 2014

SI Fest #22 Savignano Italy. FROM ARCHIVE TO BOOK 2013

8 RUE FAVORIN, Arles, France. ROAST BEEF presents SPREADS 2013

CAFE HEMINGWAY, Rotterdam, NL MEATYARD ARTS 2010

THE WHITWORTH GALLERY, Manchester, UK. MEATYARD ARTS PROJECTION 2010

8 RUE FAVORIN, Arles, France. MEATYARD ARTS 2010

THE DUKES THEATRE, Lancaster, UK. HA!-HA! 2009

URBIS, Manchester, UK. THE PHOTOGRAPH AS CONTEMPORARY ART 2009

FRACTION, Albuquerque, USA. "Typologies" Group show (online) 2008

URBIS, Manchester UK. Police Horses Ronaldo & Cans of Tennants 2008

RIBA, Architecture Week 2007

RIBA, Architecture Week 2006

URBIS, Manchester, UK. 0161 (This is what we're made of) 2006

THE EDGE GALLERY, Manchester, UK. Recent Work 2003

RICHARD GOODALL GALLERY, Manchester, UK. Real eyes realise, real lies. 2001



COLLECTIONS

BEINECKE RARE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY,
YALE UNIVERSITY, USA.

INDIE PHOTOBOOK LIBRARY, Washington, USA.

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SAVIGNANO, Italy.

SIR ANISH KAPOOR, Private Collection.

IMPRESSIONS GALLERY Bradford UK.


FAIRS

IMPRESSIONS GALLERY Bradford UK 2009

"THE BUY ART FAIR" Manchester UK 2009


TALKS & STUFF

SATIRE AND THE IMAGE OF THE CITY. Redeye Talk, Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchesterl 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIORAMA Workshop FYCreatives, Blackpool 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIORAMA Workshop Central Library, Manchester 2015

SERIOUS ABOUT ART: PHOTOGRAPHY. Weekend workshop The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester University, Manchester 2012

'THE ALTERNATIVE CAMERA CLUB. The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester University, Manchester 2010

'OPEN CITY' PHOTOGRAPHY DAY. Cityco workshop, Manchester 2010

THE TONY WILSON EXPERIENCE (selected talent) Manchester 2008

THE LOWRY, Projection 08, (selector) Salford 2008

THE BOOTH CENTRE, Workshop, Manchester 2007

THE CHINESE ARTS CENTRE Talk, Redeye, Manchester 2007


CURATORIAL

ROAST BEEF presents... Arles, France. 2013

SHADOW LAND: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011 Manchester Art Gallery 2012

EXPERATION NOTICE, An International photography showcase 2009 www.expirationnotice.blogspot.com


GRANTS & AWARDS