Mark Lewis

Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1958, film-based media artist Mark Lewis lives and works primarily in London, UK. He began his career as a photographer, but his interest turned to cinema in the mid-1990s while he was living in Vancouver. In his films, Lewis uses the formal devices of cinema as his subject matter, sometimes subverting these techniques to illustrate their deceptive qualities. His works put forward ordinary depictions of everyday life, often hinting subtly at the underlying tensions of social interactions. He has participated in solo exhibitions throughout Europe and Canada, including his 2009 representation of Canada at the Venice Biennale. Lewis currently teaches at Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and he is also co-founder and co-editor of Afterall, a publication and research organization located at Saint Martins.