Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment
December 6, 2018 - June 2, 2019
Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment explores the intersections of art and the environment with works drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. Featuring objects from antiquity to today, "Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment" examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, while presenting art as an integral “material” resource in the study of the environment.
Mark Tribe: New Nature
University Art Gallery, Cal Poly
November 15 - December 7, 2018
Solo exhibition featuring Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest, Ulster County, NY, October 15, 2016.
June 23 - October 23, 2018
Natural Wonders showcases the work of thirteen American artists who engage nature in all its fierce magnificence. Beyond just highlighting nature’s beauty, the featured artists—Suzanne Anker, Lauren Fensterstock, Patrick Jacobs, Maya Lin, Roxy Paine, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft, Diana Thater, Jennifer Trask, Mark Tribe, Kathleen Vance, T.J. Wilcox, and Dustin Yellin—also hint at the more disquieting aspects of the natural world. As such, the works in this exhibition can be viewed as a type of neo-sublime, mixing the beautiful and terrifying to produce awe in the beholder in accord with tenets of eighteenth-century philosopher Edmund Burke. And not unlike nineteenth-century sublime landscapes of the Hudson River School or the Romantic era, these recent works conjure the raw power and unruliness of nature along with its harmonious effects—a state at once captivating and unsettling. Indeed, a menace can be found lurking within most of the work in Natural Wonders, and this danger often stems from human intervention.
MCAD Main Gallery
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
January 16 - March 4, 2018
Through the use and lens of digital tools and technology, "Stream Capture" asks how we might engage with a reimagining of the natural environment if we cannot physically enter it. The work in the exhibition explores human perception, simulation, mapping, time and scale shifts, and historical study and preservation. The exhibition offers a sense of the future and the possibility of movement from place to place (here to there) and from time to time (present to future).
524 W 24th Street, New York City
June 7 - July 29, 2017
Group exhibition and super PAC HQ organized by Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas with Nina Chanel Abney, Edgar Arcenaux, Shimon Attie, Zoe Buckman, Paula Crown, Wendy Ewald, Chitra Ganesh, Maria Gaspar, Mariam Ghani, Jim Goldberg, Pablo Helguera, Sohrab Hura, Matthew Day Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Marilyn Minter, Trevor Paglen, Michele Pred, Norman Rockwell, Kameelah Rasheed, Kelly Sherman, Xaviera Simmons, Bayeté Ross Smith, Alec Soth, Will Steacy, Mikhael Subotzky, Mickalene Thomas, Fred Tomaselli, Mark Tribe, Nari Ward, Leslie Wayne and Carrie Mae Weems.
Ann Arbor, MI
October 17, 2015 – January 31, 2016
February 17 – May 15, 2016
February 8 - May 17, 20915
This group exhibition includes my first net art project, Traces of a Constructed City (1995/2014). I'm showing a photograph in the gallery (pictured above) and linking to the project from the exhibition's mobile website. I restored the project website for this exhibition because the HTML code, which I originally wrote in 1995, had become obsolete.
Other artists in the exhibition: Doug Aitken, Laylah Ali, Janine Antoni, Aziz + Cucher, Alex Bag, Matthew Barney, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, JODI, Glenn Kaino, Karen Kilimnik, Byron Kim, Nikki S. Lee, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Julie Mehretu, Mariko Mori, Vik Muniz, Prema Murthy, Mark Napier, Shirin Neshat, Keith + Mendi Obadike, Manuel Ocampo, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, Pepón Osorio, Laura Owens, Jorge Pardo, Elizabeth Peyton, Jason Rhoades, Beverly Semmes, Shahzia Sikander, Gary Simmons, Frances Stark, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Andrea Zittel and Marina Zurkow.
Opening reception November 21, 7-9pm
On view November 22, 2014 - January 10, 2015
This two-person exhibition featured six photographs and a single-channel video from Posse Comitatus, along with Chinoise A, three Port Huron Project videos, and several of Chelsea Knight's video works.
Glassell School of Art, Ground Floor
November 20, 2014, 7pm
This lecture is part of the Core Program lecture series.
July 19 - September 28, 2014
A solo exhibition featuring 9 aerial photographs of virtual landscapes from the Plein Air series. The Corcoran Gallery of Art closed (meaning it was dissolved as a museum) shortly after this exhibition. Works from the Gallery's collection were transferred to the National Gallery of Art.
One piece from my exhibition (Colusa, UV print on Dibond, 62x94”, pictured above) was acquired by the National Gallery of Art.
In the press
Hyperallergic: "A video projection focused on a single woodland scene for 24 hours shows undulating patterns of light formed by shadows of the trees. A leaf meanders its way to the ground; an insect buzzes by. A small pool of water shimmers and trickles, but not much else happens. When we come upon a scene like this in nature, we might stop for a photo, perhaps force ourselves to meditate for a moment, searching for peace and a spiritual connection, before quickly moving on. Mark Tribe’s “Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest, Ulster County, New York,” from the series New Nature (2016–17), allows us to linger more than we might in the wild, where fellow hikers, inclement weather, or mosquitoes compel us to be on our way. It allows us to enjoy the scene. According to a wall text accompanying this piece, we are more likely to experience nature on a digital screen than in an immersive setting. “In an age of virtual reality and inescapable human impact, is nature as real as it used to be?” asks Tribe. “And how could we use technologies of simulation (including relatively straightforward ones, like video) to preserve the experience of a vanishing wilderness?” By providing a voyeuristic view, the artist awakens us to a primal urge to get outside, to smell the moss, to feel the ferns and rocks, to listen to the water." Ilene Dube, "Artists Urge Us to Get Outside and Smell the Moss"