Mark Curran is an artist researcher based in Berlin & Dublin. He holds a practice-led PhD and is Chair, BA(Hons) Photography, Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), Dublin & Postgraduate Supervisor. Since 2011, Visiting Professor, MA Visual & Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Incorporating multi-media installation, centrally informed by visual anthropology, beginning in the late 1990s, he has undertaken a cycle of four long-term research projects, critically addressing the predatory context resulting from migrations and flows of global capital. These have been extensively exhibited and published in addition to numerous presentations at international conferences & symposia. His most recent multi-sited transnational project, THE MARKET (2010-) focuses on the functioning & condition of the global markets and the central role of financial capital. More recent installations include Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France (2014), Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands (2015 & 2019), Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Canada (2016), Athens Biennale, Greece (2017), Museum of Capitalism, USA (Oakland 2017 & New York City 2019), Bleu du Ciel - Centre de Photographie Contemporaine, Lyon, France (2017), Krakow Photomonth, Poland (2018) & Ballarat Biennale, Australia (2019).
Keywords Globalisation, Financial Capital, Labour, Algorithmic Machinery, Visual Anthropology, Global Markets, Futures, Precarity, Abstraction, Virtualisation, Representation, Ethnography, Photography, Data Visualisation, Visual Activism, Citizenship, Installation, Multivocality/Montage, Assemblage
Research Blog: https://themarket.blog