Mark Leckey is a British artist. Leckey was born in Birkenhead, Wirral in 1964 and lives and works in London. He received his BA from Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, UK. Leckey has exhibited his videos, multi-media installations and collages widely and has had solo shows at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2011); Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, U.K. (2010); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2009); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2007); Portikus, Frankfurt (2005); and Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2003).
Leckey has been included in several important international exhibitions including 10,000 Lives: The Eighth Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2010); Moving Images: Artists & Video/Film, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2010); Playing Homage, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Canada; Sympathy for the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2007); Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2005); Manifesta 5, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, San Sebastian, Spain (2004); Fast Forward Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2003); and New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (1999), among others. Leckey has presented his lecture/performances at the ICA, London; the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and was set to present a work at Performa 2011 in New York.
In 2008 Leckey received the Turner Prize and the Central Art Award, Kölnischer Kunstverein. From 2005 to 2009 Leckey was Professor of Film Studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His work is included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum Het Domein Sittard, The Netherlands; Tate Gallery, London, UK; The Trussardi Foundation, Milan, Italy; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
In 2019, his work O' Magic Power of Bleakness was shown at Tate Britain in London.