Mark Jeffery

United States
United Kingdom
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"Mark Jeffery (B. 1973 Doveridge, UK) Performance / Installation Artist was a member of Goat Island Performance Group from 1996 - 2009. He created and performed in 5 of Goat Island works and performed these works and taught extensively across North America, teaching 10 summer schools at the School of the Art institute of Chicago and Western and Eastern Europe including Glasgow, Bristol, Aberystwyth, Berlin, Zagreb and Prague. Goat Island completed touring its last performance work The Lastmaker in February 2009. Recent performances include Chapel Hill, NC, P.S 122 NYC, MCA Chicago, Eureka Zagreb and The House of World Cultures Berlin. The company presented their penultimate work 'When Will the September Roses Bloom Last Night Was Only a Comedy' at the Venice Biennale in 2005.

Mark received his BA (Hons) in Visual Performance from Dartington College of Arts UK. He was awarded a Junior Fellowship in Live Art between the University of the West of England and Arnolfini Live. He has made collaborative and non collaborative performance / installation works in numerous spaces and contexts including Interrupt Digital Arts (Brown University), Kunsthalle Museum, (Norway) Site Unseen (Chicago Cultural Centre), Nottdance (Nottingham), Taxi Gallery (Cambridge), National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), ICA (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Firstsite (Colchester), Green Room (Manchester), and Chapter (Cardiff).

Jeffery curates performance events in Chicago including co - curating the International Performance, Sound and Language festival OPENPORT at Links Hall, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Cultural Center. In 2006 he co - founded Chicago Performance Network (CPN), a 20 member committee of local presenters, artists, educators and funders to help foster and sustain the Chicago Performance Community and also to curate a new performance series called IN>TIME that began in 2008. He is now working on the next IN>TIME for 2010. Mark is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at SAIC where he teaches in the Performance Department, First year Program and advises in the offices of career development and admissions.

This past summer he began a new collaborative teaching summer Performance Institute with Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson titled Abandoned Practises - something out of the ordinary" (author-submitted bio).

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Work title Publication Type Year
The Final Problem Exhibited at gallery or event 2012

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