Artist

Mark Verabioff

Born: Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1963
Education: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
One-Person Exhibitions, Performances, Screenings
2014
Mark Verabioff Seminal Videotapes 1984-1992, 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA
2013
BREAKDOWN, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
CRACK ATTACK, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Mark Verabioff: Page Tears, Artist Curated Projects (ACP), Los Angeles, CA
2010
Secret Spill 2010, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), LAB, Los Angeles, CA mark verabioff abled woman train wreck hard fuck hairy la, DAN GRAHAM, Los Angeles, CA
2009
OUTWARD MODEL, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA (with Flora Wiegmann) Forum Lounge: Mark Verabioff, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (with Flora Wiegmann)
2008
overawe, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007
mark verabioff oinks faculty insurgent phyllis allen 570-6 for model pleasure III, Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA
2002
mark verabioff helen keller and another abled woman, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
2000
DART ACTION, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1999
dartmissions, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA; The Eagle, San Diego, CA; 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Hollywood, CA; Times Square, New York, NY; West Chelsea Arts Building, New York, NY; A Different Light Bookstore, San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR
1998
DART ACTION, Sunset Palms Motel, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Canada Knitting Factory Video Lounge, New York, NY
1995
porkvideostall, The Lure, New York, NY 1992
Video In, Vancouver, Canada
1985
de-constructing sexual spectacle quality control performance desire of SKIN, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada
Selected Group Exhibitions, Performances, Screenings
2014
Cadavere Telephone, 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA (organized by Alex Cecchetti, Shana Lukter— performance) APITTASTICKANDTWOBALLS, That That, Dallas, TX (curated by David Quadrini, Erin Wasson)
2012
J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time Performance Art and Public Art Festival, BLACK BOX, Los Angeles, CA (invited by Liz Glynn) Spare Me, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA A Romantic Measure_________, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Night Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011
C A N A D A D A Y, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 12:12/Song, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA
1 Image/1 Minute, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA (organized by Shana Lukter) Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with DAN GRAHAM, Santa Monica, CA
2010
Perform! Now!, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Secret (Still) Knows, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), LAB, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Shamim M. Momin) Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA FAST-FORWARD: A Screening of Contemporary American Video Art, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA e-flux Video Rental, Fondazione Giuliani per l'arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy The Secret Knows, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), 508 8th Street, Austin, TX (curated by Shamim M. Momin) Chained to a Creature of a Different Kingdom, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL The Company Presents: Volume II, The Sagamore, Miami Beach, FL
2009
Extra Extra, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Jedediah Caesar, Kate Costello Potluck, Country Club, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Christine Nichols
2008
Notes on Cultural Preservation, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Jeffrey Uslip— brochure) Fall Collection, Kreiling & Dodd, Los Angeles, CA (hosted by Aram Moshayedi) e-flux Video Rental, 41 Salón Nacional de Artistas, El Salón, Cali, Columbia; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
2007
Re-Opening, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Existencia: Modes of the Body: Teresa Margolles, Mark Verabioff, Lawrence Weiner, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (curated by Dmitry Mironenko) e-flux Video Rental, 9e Biennale de Lyon, France; Centre Cultural Suisse de Paris, Paris, France; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; PiST, Istanbul, Turkey; Arthouse, Austin, TX; 1 Bienal de Canaries, Îles Canaries ARTSLUT VIDEO, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA (curated by Bruce Yonemoto)
2006
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, Venice, CA Brave New World, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
the backroom: LA, New Langton Arts, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA (curated by Magali Arriola, Kate Fowle, Renaud Proch) e-flux Video Rental, Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
2005
Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York, NY (curated by Jeffrey Uslip) Group Show, MC, Los Angeles, CA the backroom, 2692 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Magali Arriola, Kate Fowle, Renaud Proch)
e-flux Video Rental, The Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam, Nederland; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; The Moore Space, Miami, FL; Insa Art Space, Seoul, South Korea; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2004
e-flux Video Rental, e-flux 53 Ludlow Street, New York, NY (selected by Lauri Firstenberg— catalogue) First Annual Incognito Benefit Exhibition, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
The Grocery List, art2102 at The Mountain Bar, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Queer Looking Queer Acting: Lesbian and Gay Vernacular, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada (curated by Robin Metcalfe and Jim McSwain— catalogue)
1995
Maricons: Un Comunicado de América del Norte, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina (curated by Bill Arning)
1993
Sign-Up Performances, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY Tattoo Collection, Centre Regional d’Art Contemporian, Nantes, France (selected by Andrea Rosen) Fringe Video, Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland Impakt, Culturecentrumm EKKO, Utrecht, Nederlands
1992
Tattoo Collection, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY 42.Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany Performance (behind the curtain), White Columns, New York, NY (curated by Bill Arning) Queer Pavilion, Plug-In Inc., Winnipeg, Canada East Village Video, Wonder Bar, New York, NY
1991
Video Library, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Aurora Borealis: Canadian Video Art, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; The Mücsarnok, Budapest, Hungary; The Old Student House, Helsinki, Finland; Canada House, London, UK; Cultural Centre Nova Huta, Krakow, Poland; Westwork e.V., Hamburg, West Germany How Do I Look?, Collective for Living Cinema, New York, NY (curated by Bill Horrigan, Martha Gever)
1988
Comment, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA New-Erotic Video, The Kitchen, New York, NY How Soon Is Now, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada 6th Annual Los Angeles International Gay & Lesbian Film & Video Festival, Directors Guild of America, West Hollywood, CA
Nitelife: Three Evenings of Experimental Performance, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (curated by William Olander, Russell Ferguson— brochure) Other Versions(Perversions), Artists Space, New York, NY (curated by Dan Walworth— catalogue)
1987
Visual Evidence, Pitt International Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (curated by Sara Diamond, Karen Knights) Only Human: Sex, Gender, and Other Misrepresentations, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Bill Horrigan, B. Ruby Rich— catalogue)
Underground Canada, The 10th Tyneside Festival, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK; Canada House, London, UK; The National Film Theatre, London, UK; London Filmmakers Co-op, London, UK (curated by Richard Fung— brochure)
1986
Poetic Signals, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada Videonale.2, Bonn, West Germany Life Like It: Some Halifax Video, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax; Plug-In, Winnipeg; EM Media, Calgary; Latitude 53, Edmonton; Video In, Vancouver; A Space, Toronto; SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada Audio By Artists, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, Canada 15th. Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma et de la Vidéo Montréal, Montreal, Canada
1985
Video Kanada, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, West Germany Exhibition of Canadian Video Art, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada Images of Sexuality, Artists’ Centre d Artistes (Galerie 101) Ottawa, Canada
1984
British/Canadian Video Exchange, AIR Gallery, London, UK Wendy Geller, Jan Peacock, Mark Verabioff, A Space, Toronto, Canada New Work Showcase, The Funnel, Toronto, Canada Retina One, The Rivoli, Toronto, Canada NSCAD Tapes, EM Media, Calgary, Canada
1983
Screening/Performance, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, Canada Public Video Archives, Collections
LUX Collection, London, UK Centre For Art Tapes, Halifax, Canada NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada Video Out, Vancouver, Canada Vtape, Toronto, Canada Moderna Galerija, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Public Collections
Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Selected Bibliography
Aranda, Julieta; Vidokle, Anton, e-flux video rental (EVR) Catalogue, Volume 1, electronic flux corporation, New York, NY, Revolver Books, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2006 Augaitis, Daina, Poetic Signals, Exhibition brochure, Walter Phillips
Gallery, Banff, Canada, 1986 Aguilar, Carlyn,
ALAC, Notes On Looking.com, February 2, 2012 Berardini, Andrew, Roamin‘ Holiday, Artforum.com, December 24, 2009 Berardini, Andrew, Black Market, Artforum.com, July 18, 2009 Berardini, Andrtew, Rise & Sprawl, Artforum.com, September, 2007 Campbell, Clayton, LA: Dartman Returns, Flash Art, p.58, November – December, 1999 C magazine, Global Canadians, cover art, Fall, Issue 99, 2008
Cook, Kevin,
Mark Verabioff, Parachute, Issue 69, pp.46–47, Winter, 1993 Cotter, Holland, Log Cabin, The New York Times, p.39, January 28, 2005 Dorland, Michael, 15th International Festival of Nouveau Cinema and Video Montreal: Musings on video, Cinema Canada, #137, pp.27-29, 2 iII, En, January, 1987
Everett-Green, Robert, Snapshots from Halifax: an uneven portrait, The Globe and Mail, p.D13, June 27, 1986 Firstenberg, Lauri,
the backroom, Frieze, Issue 96, p.159, January – February 2006
Flog, The,
the backroom in Culver City, the-flog.com, September 14, 2006 Flog, The, Fall Collection at Kreiling &, the-flog.com, October 4, 2008 Fox, Catherine, ‘Comment‘ Political Art That Cuts Straight to the Heart, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, pp.1k-3k, December 4, 1988 Greyson, John, Two Men Embracing: Gay Video Images, Video Guide, VoIume 8, #4, Satellite Video Exchange Society, Vancouver, Canada, December, 1987
Knight, Christopher,
Around The Galleries: Brave New World, The Los Angeles Times, p.E27, July 21, 2006 Korek, Bettina, Perform Now Festival: Interview with Francois Ghebaly, Huffington Post, July 29, 2010
McQuaid, Cate,
Art Review: Clifford-Smith Gallery, The Boston Globe, p.C18, April 12, 2002 Miller, Earl, Life Like It: Some Halifax Video, Canadian Art, p.98, winter, 1988 Miller, Earl, Global Canadians, C magazine, pp.12–20, Fall, Issue 99, 2008 Mironenko, Dmitry, Existencia: Modes of the Body, Sert Gallery at the Carpenter Center, Havard University, March 22, 2007
Montreuil, Gregory,
Cabin Fever, Gay City News, Volume 4, #8, 2006 Night Papers II, Mark Verabioff: Margaret Trudeau, p.8, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, 2012 Nys Dambrot, Shana, Mark Verabioff, Ten(by)Ten, Uber.com/art, March, 2007 Schwendenwien, Jude, New-Erotic Video, High Performance, #43, p.81, Fall, 1988 Tuck, Geoff, A Romantic Measure_________ - a second accounting, Notes On Looking.com, August 1, 2012 Tuck, Geoff, Out–rocking the big dogs, Notes On Looking.com, January 12, 2012 Uslip, Jeffrey, Notes on Cultural Preservation, Exhibition brochure, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, NY, 2008 Walworth, Dan, Other Versions(Perversions), Exhibition catalogue, Artists Space, New York, NY, 1988 Waugh, Thomas, The romance of transgression in Canada: queering sexualities, nations, cinemas, McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP), 2006 Wise, Lloyd, Keepers’ of the Fame, Artforum.com, February 8, 2010 Welchman, John C., Editor, Institutional Critique and after, JRP/Rinigier, 2006 Wright, Jane, British/Canadian Video Exchange, Exhibition catalogue, AIR Gallery, London, UK, 1984
Performances 2014
“Nhn” Cadavere Telephone, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 2013
BREAKDOWN, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
CRACK ATTACK, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA "Little Boxes" Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, hosted by Night Gallery
2010
relish repulse repeat walking woman dry heeves mark verabioff, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, SECRET SPILL 2010, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), LAB, Los Angeles, CA
2009
OUTWARD MODEL, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (with Flora Wiegmann)
Single-Channel Videotape*, DV**, Soundworks*** 2013
BREAKDOWN ** (video performance)
2012
CRACK ATTACK ** (video performance)
2010
relish repulse repeat walking woman dry heeves mark verabioff ** (video performance) mark verabioff abled woman train wreck hard fuck hairy la **
2009
OUTWARD MODEL **
2005
Strawbitch ***
2001
helen **
1992
Lashout *
1991
Furburger *
1989
Wantage *
1987
Stickshaker *
1985
Killing Time * Crossing the 49th *
1984
Simulated/Desire: A Simulation I WANNA BE IN YOUR WORLD
1983
Suburban Stress * Royal Fever *
Organized Exhibitions
2012
Spare Me, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (with Matthew Greene, Mark Hagen, Bobbi Woods)
Grants 1999
The Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Creation/Production Grant
1987
The Canada Council for the Arts, Video Project Grant

Videography

Furburger

1991, 05:15 minutes, colour, English

Stickshaker

1987, 04:20 minutes, colour, English

Crossing The 49th

1985, 09:45 minutes, colour, English

Killing Time

1985, 04:55 minutes, colour, English

I Wanna Be In Your World

1984, 02:20 minutes, colour, English

A Simulation

1984, 02:08 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Snapshots from Halifax: an uneven portrait
by Robert Everett-Green. The Globe and Mail, June 27, 1986.
Life like it: some Halifax video
by Earl Miller. Canadian Art, Winter 1986, v. 3, no. 4.
Signaux Poetiques/Poetic Signals
by Daina Augaitis and Manon Blanchette. Signaux Poetiques/Poetic Signals, July 21 Summer, 1986.
LIFE LIKE IT: Some Halifax Video
by Cathy Quinn. Video Guide, Sept. 1986, v. 8, no. 38.
Life Like It: Some Halifax Video
by Robin Metcalfe. Video Guide, Sept. 1986, v. 8, no. 38.
Images of Sexuality/Images de la Sexualité
by Frederick J. Tatlow.