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Mark Napier  1961, US

Rank (2014): 18309 – 


Mark Napier, Mark Napier, Dissolve in Light
Mark Napier, Dissolve in Light, 2007

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New Media Art, Net art

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USA 13
Germany 6
Israel 3
Austria 3

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  bitforms Gallery - New York, USA 6
  ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany 3

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1961 Born in Springfield, NJ (US)

Mark Napier has been creating artwork exclusively for the web since 1995. He combines his training as a painter with 15 years of expertise as a software developer to create "art interfaces", software that addresses issues of authority, ownership and territory in the virtual world.

Napier is known for his wide range of internet projects including The Shredder, an alternative browser that dematerializes the web, Digital Landfill, an endless archive of digital debris, and Feed, a web filter commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for the 010101 show. Noted for his innovative use of the web as an art medium and for his interactive artwork, Napiers work has been reviewed in the New York Time, Forbes Best of the Web, ArtByte, Wired News, Art Forum, Publish, the Guardian, the Village Voice and many international publications.
Scholarship 2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Computer Arts.

2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Computer Arts

Awards 1999 The Shredder awarded honorable mention by Ars Electronica 99.

2000 Fraunhofer Society prize for Point-to-Point.

2001 Greenwall Foundation grant for Point-to-Point.

2002 Creative Capital grant.

Lives and works in New York City, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 32  Please report missing Information

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Description and image DAM Projects GmbHMark Napier - Venus 2.0 - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin Send message

   Mark Napier and Kelly Richardson - Pace Digital Gallery, New York City, NY

   Mark Napier - New Work - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

   Mark Napier - Empire - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

   Mark Napier - Sacred Code: New Works - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY


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   Blick Ins Netz - Net.artografie - Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

   World on a Wire - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY

   Homework - The Ister, Brussels
   Happy Tech. Macchine dal volto umano - Triennale Bovisa, Milan

   Data Mining: Artists' Constructs - A + D Gallery - Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Description and image  E-volve - - [DAM] Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main (closed, 2014)

   Art and Electronic Media - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Fluid Architectures - - NIMk - Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (closed, 2013)

   B I T M A P as good as new - Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
   Holy Fire, Art of the Digital Age - iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory), Brussels

   Net Working - Net Art From the Computer Fine Arts Collection - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

Description  Further Processing. Generative Kunst, Offene Systeme - Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
   People Land State - The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

Description  Inaugural Exhibition - - bitforms Gallery - Seoul, Seoul (closed, 2007)
   Net Web Art - Net Archives contenuti e forme - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
   Pintar sense pintar - Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida

   Pages - Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York City, NY
   Hilchot Shchenim, Chapter A - The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
   Abstraction Now - Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna

   Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary after film - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   Martin Wattenberg - Mark Napier - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Whitney Biennial 2002 - Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY
   FotoFest 2002 - The Ninth International Month of Photography - FotoFest Biennial, Houston, TX

   010101- Art in Technological Times - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

   Der anagrammatische Körper - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

   Der anagrammatische Körper: Der Körper und seine mediale Konstruktion - Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag
   Net_Condition - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe


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 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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