Mark Handforth

Born 1969, Hong Kong; Lives in Miami.


1992 The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
1991 Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Stadelschule, Frankfurt

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  ‘Half-Sleep-City’, Luhring Augustine, New York
  ‘Franklin Street Four’, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks, New York
2022 ‘A Scarlet Forest’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘White-Light-Whirlwind’, San Carlo, Cremona
2019 ‘Trash Can Candels’, Modern Art, London
2018 The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Zig, Zag & Flag’, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
2017 ‘After Nature’, Franco Noero, Turin
  ‘Analog Spring’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Rome
  ‘99 Cents or Less’, MoCAD, Detroit
2016 ‘Smoke’, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova
  ‘Snow White and Pink Panther’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2015 ‘The Excentric Circle’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2014 ‘Drop Shadow’, Studio des Acacias, Paris
  ‘Rough Dark Diamond’, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
  ‘Sidewalk Island’, Governor's Island, New York
  ‘Black Star’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
2013 ‘Capricorno’, Franco Noero, Turin
  ‘Blackbird’, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (Offsite: Maag Areal, Maagplatz, 8005 Zurich)
  ‘TWO OLD BANANAS’, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2011 ‘Rolling Stop’, MOCA, Miami (curated by Bonnie Clearwater)
  ‘MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Mark Handforth’, MCA, Chicago
  Hessel Museum of Art, New York (Offsite)
2010 The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2009 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (with Urs Fischer and Georg Herold)
2008 Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
  Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
2007 ‘Concentrations 51: Mark Handforth’, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  ‘Platz’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (outdoor sculpture project)
2006 Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  ‘No’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd (offsite), Glasgow
2005 Fondation Vasarely, Aix
  Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
  Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  Stroom Den Haag, The Hague
  Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
2004 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2003 ‘Lamppost’, a Public Art Fund commission, New York
  Le Consortium, Dijon
2002 Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
  Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2000 ‘free bird’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
1998 Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
1997 Miami Arts Project, four bus shelters for Metro
1996 ‘she is stupid I am worried’, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami (with Dara Friedman)
  ‘not from where I'm standing’, Project Room, Museum of Contemporary Art
1994 ‘cheap’, Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami Beach
1991 Galerie Krieg, Frankfurt am Main
  Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘beneath the color there was the shape’, Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown
  ‘Beyond the Darkness’, Ala Scaligera at the Rocca di Angera, Varese
2022 ‘Sculptures by’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York
2020 ‘Group Show’, Modern Art, London
2019 ‘From Where Comes Your Voice’, The Art of the Treasure Hunt, Chianti (Curated by Maria Bojan)
  ‘La Lumière des Mondes’, Domaine des Etangs, Massignac
2018 ‘viewing depot exh#01’, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
2017 ‘Tommorrow Will Still Be Ours’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Bearable Lightness of Being’, GRIMM, Amsterdam
2016 ‘Mir ist das Leben lieber: Sammlung Reydan Weiss. Ausstellung zum 25-jährigen Bestehen der Weserburg’, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
  FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême
2015 ‘Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  ‘La Joie de Vivre’, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
  ‘Love Story - Works from Erling Kagge’s Collection’, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
  ‘Two Old Bananas’, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Chichester
  Domaine du Muy, Le Muy
2014 ‘Art Basel Parcours’, Art Basel, Basel
  ‘Man in the Mirror’, The Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, until 30/10/2017
2013 ‘Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection’, Moca, Los Angeles
  ‘Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting’, MOCA, Miami (MOCA's 15th anniversary )
  ‘Horseshoes’, Cluny Abbey, Cluny
  ‘Retour du monde, Publicly commissioned art on a Paris tram route’, mamco, Geneva
  Marseille-Provence 2013, Aix en Provence
  ‘L'Art à l'endroit: Un parcours d’art contemporain à Aix-en-Provence’, Aix-en-Provence, France
2011 ‘Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (Curated by Sophie von Hellerman & Gavin Wade)
  ‘Sculpture Now’, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
  ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels (Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair)
2009 ‘TONITE’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2008 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (Urs Fischer, Mark Handforth and Georg Herold)
  ‘The Complexity of the Simple’, L & M Arts, New York
  ‘The Freak Show’, Musee de la Monnaie, Paris, France
  ‘Pivot Points: Defining MOCA's Collection’, MOCA, Miami
2007 ‘Disorder in the House’, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
  ‘Château de Tokyo/Tokyo Redux’, Centre international d'art et du paysage de L'île de Vassivière, Ile de Vassivière
2006 ‘The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture’, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
  ‘La Force de L'Art’, Le Grand Palais, Paris
  ‘FIVE BILLION YEARS’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  ‘Space Boomerang’, Swiss Institute, New York
  ‘Optik Schröder. Werke aus der Sammlung Schröder’, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig
2005 ‘Lotissement de Cimaises’, Villa Arson, Nice
  ‘Light Art from Artificial Light’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe
2004 ‘Never Never Landscape’, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
  ‘Genesis Sculpture’, Domaine Pommery, Reims
  Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
  ‘It's all an illusion’, Migros Museum, Zurich
  Regen Projects, Los Angeles
  Terminal 5, JFK Airport
  Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art
  ‘Keep Your Head to the Sky’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
2003 ‘Coollustre’, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon
  ‘20th Anniversary - Welcome Home’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  Inaugural Group Exhibition, Gavin Brown's enterprise
  ‘It Happened Tomorrow’, Lyon Biennale, Lyon
  ‘Breathing the Water’, Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zurich
2002 ‘My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love’, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen
  Roma Roma Roma, Rome
2001 ‘Lokalzeit’, Johanniterbrucke, Basel
  ‘Humid’, The Moore building, Miami
2000 ‘Deja-Vu’, Art Miami, Miami
  ‘Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality’, MOCA, Miami
1999 ‘Heads-up’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
  ‘Leftover Festivities’, Nature Morte, Delhi
1998 ‘new art: south florida’, MOCA, Miami
  ‘Oriental Nights’, performance at Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
1997 ‘Bobois’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
1996 ‘Joint Venture’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
1993 Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami Beach
1991 ‘At Home/Not at Home’, Hessel Museum of Art, New York
  ‘Zwischen Durer und Holbein’, Stadel, Frankfurt am Main


2012 ‘Etoile de Bagnolet’, Place de la Porte de Bagnolet, Paris



2022 Divya Menon: ‘Novel arrangements in urban environments by Mark Handforth’, Stir World, 29/06/2022
2018 Tauer, Kristen: ‘Jackie Soffer Continues to Bring MuseumLevel Art to Aventura Mall in Miami’, wwd, 04/12/2018
2012 Green, Tyler: ‘The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Mark Handforth’, Artinfo, 03/02/2012
  ‘I, Too, Enjoy Bending Steel’, Mousse, Issue 32 02/2012
  Basciano, Oliver: ‘Off-Space Travels’, Art Review, 01/2012
2011 Ellegood, Anne: ‘Previews’, Artforum, 09/2011
2010 Moira Jeffrey: ‘Art Review: Sara Barker’, Scotsman, 29/06/2010
2009 ‘Frieze Art Fair Yearbook’, Frieze, 2009
2008 Sheets, Hilarie: Critic‘s Picks, ArtNews, 31/10/2008
  Feinstein, Roni: Handforth‘s Fallen Angels, Art in America, 30/04/2008
2007 Gayer, John: ‘The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas; Review’, Art Papers, 03/2007
  Kuo, Michelle: ‘The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture’, Artforum, 02/2007
2006 Palmerton, Elwyn: ‘Space Boomerang’, Frieze, 99 05/2006
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Mark Handforth’, Metro, 27/04/2006
2005 Ribas, João: ‘Review’, Time Out, 12/05/2005
  Lunn, Felicity: ‘Mark Handforth’, Artforum, 05/2005
  Schmidt, Jason: ‘Work in Progress’, V magazine, 04/2005
  Lauf, Cornelia: ‘Mark Handforth’, Art in America, 01/2005
  Bonnet, Frèdèric, Mirjam Varadinis: ‘Mark Handforth’, Les Presses du Reel, 2005
2004 Moreno, Gean: ‘Art Basel 2004’, Loft, 12/2004
  Ribas, João: ‘The Other Side of Paradise’, Art Review, 12/2004
  McLaren, Duncan: ‘Mark Handforth’, Art Review, 10/2004
  Trainor, James: ‘Road to Ruin’, Frieze, 85 09/2004
  Kennedy, Alexander: ‘Mark Handforth’, The List, 05/08/2004
  Mottram, Jack: ‘Making His Mark’, Sunday Herald, 08/2004
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Mark Handforth’, Metro, 22/07/2004
  Heartney, Eleanor: ‘The Well-Tempered Biennial’, Art in America, 06/2004
  Kimmelman, Michael: The Whitney‘s Heavy Lifters Look Back, The New York Times, 30/05/2004
  Diez, Renato: ‘Alla Biennale del Whitney’, Arte, 05/2004
  Weyland, Jocko: ‘American Splendor’, Time Out NY, 04/03/2004
  ‘American Art in the Spotlight, Whitney Biennial 2004’, The New York Times, 2004
  Bousteau, Fabrice, (ed.): ‘Genesis Sculpture, Experience Pommery #1’, BEAUX ARTS MAGAZINE, special issue published on the occasion of the exhibition Genesi 2004
  Walker, Andrew Lee, Rachel K. Ward: ‘Terminal 5’, Lukas & Sternberg, 2004
2003 Bonnet, Frèdèric: ‘Troubles quotidiens’, Mouvement, Number 25 12/2003
  ‘Lamp Unto Thy Feet’, The New York Times, 30/03/2003
  Troncy, Eric: ‘Decryptage’, Numero, 03/2003
  Bonnet, Frèdèric: ‘A Changing World, in 10 Floridians’, Miami Art Central, 2003
  Troncy, Eric: ‘A Future One Would Like to Be Able to Defer’, Parkett, Number 79 2003
2002 Casadio, Maruccia: ‘Archeologic’, Vogue Italia, Number 626 10/2002
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Mark Handforth’, The New York Times, 22/03/2002
2001 Moreno, Gean: ‘Cityscape Miami’, Flash Art, 11/2001
1999 Moreno, Gean: ‘Studio View, Mark Handforth, Miami, Florida’, New Art Examiner, 10/1999
  Wallach, Amei: In Miami, a Hot Spot of Art, the Temperature‘s Rising, The New York Times, 16/09/1999
  Feinstein, Roni: ‘Report from Miami’, Art in America, 05/1999
1998 Turner, Elisa: ‘Art Fellows, canvas of choice’, The Miami Herald, 27/06/1998
  Dellinger, Jade: ‘Flash Art Cityscape, (interview)’, Flash Art, Volume XXXI, Number 199 03/1998
  Brackman, Yvette: ‘Dara Friedman + Mark Handforth’, Time Out NY, 12/02/1998
  Johnson, Ken: ‘Dara Friedman and Mark Handforth’, The New York Times, 06/02/1998
1996 Cantor, Judy: ‘Techno Trashing’, The New York Times, 18/07/1996
  Turner, Elisa: ‘Latest MOCA installation speaks of art without an angle’, The Miami Herald, 06/1996
  Clearwater, Bonnie: not from where I‘m standing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, 05/1996
  Kimmelman, Michael: ‘Ambitious Miami Reaches for a Place in the Sun’, The New York Times, 31/03/1996
1994 Zarko, Cyn: ‘Basic Instinct’, Ocean Drive, 06/1994
  Kohen, Helen: ‘Revenge of the Artists’, The Miami Herald, 15/04/1994
1993 Kohen, Helen: ‘A Glimpse at a Chosen Few’, The Miami Herald, 23/07/1993

Exhibition Reviews

2018 Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art reviews: Pearl Blauvelt & Aleana Egan | Mark Handforth | Steven Berkoff’, Scotsman, 31/07/2018
2015 ‘Mark Handforth ‘The Excentric Circle’’, Mousse Blog, 18/05/2015
2014 ‘Mark Handforth Reimagines Familiar Objects in Playful, Dancing Sculptures’, Artsy, 02/10/2014
  SCHWENDENER, MARTHA : ‘Ordinary Objects, Reimagined’, New York Times, 07/08/2014
  Thomson, Allese: ‘Mark Handforth’, Artforum Online, 17/05/2014
2013 ‘Diary: Mark Handforth’, Mousse, 38 04/2013
2012 ‘Exhibitions’, Contemporary Art Daily, 02/02/2012
  Morgan, Elinor: ‘Painting Show’, this is tomorrow, 19/01/2012
2011 Gygax, Raphael: ‘Sculpture Now’, Flash Art, 10/2011


2016 Smoke, Silvana editoriale, Milano
2014 Drop Shadow, Mazarine
2012 Mark Handforth, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
1998 cream: contemporary art in culture, Phaidon Press, London/ New York

Exhibition Publications

2007 Optik Schröder, Mönchengladbach & DuMont Verlag, Cologne
2005 Mark Handforth, JRP|Ringier, Zurich
2004 Geneis Sculpture, Experience Pommery #1, Beaux Arts SAS, Paris (special issue published on the occasion of the exhibition Geneis Sculpture, Domaine Pommery, Reims)
  Whitney Biennial 2004, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2002 My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
1996 Joint Venture, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna