1971 born in Plymouth, Great Britain
lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


1997-1999 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
1993-1996 Slade School of Art
1990-1993 Chelsea College of Art & Design
1989-1990Plymouth College of Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions

2016 “Equilibrio”, Galería Artnueve, Murcia, Spain
2014“Via Negativa”, Galleria Artnueve, Murcia, Spain
2011“Mark Hosking”, ‘Árchiduc, Brussels
2010“Super Nature”, Skybox Amsterdam
2006“Disconnected”, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
“Disconnected”, VRIZA, Amsterdam
2005“Slurf Song”, Umberto Di Marino Arte Contemporanea, Naples
2004“Mark Hosking”, Lisson Gallery, London

“Net gain and loss”, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
2003Art Basel Miami Beach, Kerstin Engholm Galerie

“A Man Escaped”, Galerie Ludovic de Wavrin, Paris

“Radio Mayday”, IBID Projects, London
2002“Mark Hosking”, ARTLAB 18, Imperial College, London
2001“Mark Hosking”, Jerwood Gallery, London
“Mark Hosking/ Sculptures”, l ́elac – l ́espace lausannois d ́art contemporain, Lausanne
2000“New Sculpture”, fig-1, London
“Darren Almond Mark Hosking”, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna
1997Lisson Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2018 “El Huesped”, Bella Artes de Murcia, Spain
“The Threshold of the Visible”, Mark Hosking and Kirsten Hutsch. Artnueve, Spain
2017 “Permanent Repetition”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Incl.; Raymond Cuijpers, Koen Delaere, Jonathan Lasker, Jacco Olivier, Thomas Raat
2016 “Zu den Sachen Selbst”, Rosalux Berlin, curator Kirsten Hutsch. Incl.; Elspeth Diederix, Ana Genoves. Essay: The Hidden Life of Things (dr. Laurens Landeweerd)
2015 “Door Schildersogen/From A Painter’s Perspective” Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  “Phantom Limb”, PuntWG, Amsterdam, curated by Mark Hosking incl; Jason Coburn, Ana Genovés, Kirsten Hutsch, Damien Meade, Florian and Michael Quistrebert.”TAOP”, Galerie Schaufenster, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2014 “The Act Of Painting”, Gallery Valeur, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  “The Act Of Painting”, Casa Sakanoue, Hiyoshi, Kanagawa, Japan
  “The Act Of Painting”, TAC Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  “Leaping The Fence”, Hestercombe House, Somerset, England
2013 “Grondwerk”, Galerie Emmy Miltenburg, Schiedam, The Netherlands
2012 “Reason Swings Its Bone”, Pesthouse Editions, Amsterdam
2011 “Magischer Abfall”, Kunsthalle Krems | Forum Frohner, Krems
  “Pieces”, Kerstin Ehgholm Galerie, Vienna
2010 “Global Contemporary”, The Rijksakademie Artists ́ Endowment Fund, Sothebys, Amsterdam
2009 “Return to Function”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
2008 “Return to Function”, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, USA
2006 “All-inclusive. Die Welt des Tourismus”, Schirnhalle, Frankfurt
2005 “Demolition”, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
  “Inhabituel”, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
2004 “Wunderkammer: The Artificial Kingdom”, The Collection, Lincoln
  “Off The Beaten Track – Arts Council Collection Explored”, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2003 “Sportivement Votre”, Domaine Départemental de Chamarande
2002 “The Square Show”, Bloomberg Space, London
  “seven plus or minus one”, ARTLAB 19, Imperial College of Science, London
  “Us & Them”, Great Eastern Hotel, London
  “The Gap Show. Young critical art from Great Britain”, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
2001 ARTLAB 16, Imperial College of Science, London
  “Gymnasion”, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz
  “Something about Charlois…iets over Charlois”, Rotterdam
  “The Silk Purse Procedure”, Arnolfini & Spike Island, Bristol
  “City Racing – A partial account”, I.C.A., London.
2000 “Altijd staan wij op de grens van de widernis”, W139, Amsterdam
1999 “Shot in the Head”, Lisson Gallery, London
  “Neurotic Realism Part 2”, The Saatchi Gallery, London
  “British Sculpture 1999”, Lange Voorhout, Den Haag
1998 “Near”, Museum of Sharjah, United Emirates of Arabia
1997 “City Racing”, London
1996 “EAST International”, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
1995 “The Whitechapel Open”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1994 “Ideal Standard Summertime”, Lisson Gallery, London
  “CARDOSO ART 94”, Garfagnana
  Economist Building, London
  “FLOU – New Art from London”, Les Etes, Phonongraphique de L’ Est, Paris

Awards and Grants

2002Artist in Residence Stipendium, Imperial College of Science, London
1998“Stichting Intendence”, Vrienden van de Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
1997South West Arts, Visual Arts Award
“The Uriot Prize”, Amsterdam
Foundation for sport and the arts, Grant aid
1996“MOMART Prize Winner”, The Whitechapel Open, London
“Boise Travel Scholarship”, London
1993“Duveen Travel Bursary “, London


2008EKWC, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2005Le Couvent des Récollets, Paris
2003Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002Artist in Residence, Imperial College of Science, London

Work in Selected Collections

The Saatchi Collection, London
West Collection, New York
Arts Council Collection, United Kingdom


2017Lisson Gallery 50th Anniversary Book, ARTIST / WORK / LISSON
2009“Return to function” catalogue of an exhibition held at the Madison Museum of
Contemporary Art, edited by Stephen Robert Frankel, New York 2005 “Inhabituel”, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
2005“Inhabituel”, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
2004“The Evening Rise”, Copyright by Mark Hosking & Onestar press, printed and bound in France
“Auto Roto Font” by Mark Hosking, “Book Works” publication, with a text by Edward Allington
2002“The Gap Show. Young Critical Art from Great Britain”, Museum am Ostwall, text by Mark Beasley, Dortmund
2001“oost east kunst art. Art in Amsterdam’s Eastern Docks Area”, Amsterdam City Council, Amsterdam
“Gymnasion”, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz
“The Silk Purse Procedure”, Arnolfini & Spike Island, Bristol
“50 projects in 50 weeks”, Fig-1, London
1999“Changing the System? Artists talk about their practice”, a discussion event in Rotterdam, April.
“Den Haag Sculptuur 1999”, Foundation “Het Voorhout van de Beeldende Kunst II”, Den Haag.
1998“The new neurotic Realism II”, The Saatchi Gallery, London.


2006Ilaria Bombelli, “Mark Hosking”, in: Flash Art, December/January, p. 88.
Manisha Jothady, “Designs für eine bessere Welt”, in:, 9.10.
“Nützliche Bikinis”, in: Der Standard, 28.09, p.14.
Bärbel Vischer, “Provokante Zurückhaltung”, in:, 28.09.
Markus Mittringer, “Mc Gyver greift durch”, Der Standard. Rondo, 387, 15.09., p. 16.
2005Mark Prince, “On Sculpture”, in: Art Monthly, December/January, p. 7-10.
2004Claudia Aigner, “Rettet unsere Einkaufssackerln!”, in: Wiener Zeitung, 07.05.
2003Emily Pethick, “Mark Hosking”, in: artforum online, June.
“Mark Hosking”, in: kultureflash, 46, 20.05.
2002Pablo Lafuente, “Us & Them”, in: Art Rewiew, July/Aug., p. 94- 95.
Edward Ellington, “dream machines”, in: frieze, 66, April, p. 59-63.
2001Martin Coomer, “Mark Hosking”, in: Time Out.
Mark Wilsher, “Mark Hosking”, in: What’s on in London, 28.03.
Jessica Lack, “Mark Hosking”, in: The Guardian: Guide, 10.03.
“Mark Hosking”, in: Southwark Life, April/May.
“Mark Hosking”, The Guardian: Space, 08.03.
2000Johanna Hofleitner, “Ausgestellt in Wien”, in: Die Presse, 24.07.
Claudia Aigner, “Galerie Engholm. Hosking, Almond. Der Kampf ums Überleben”, in: Wiener Zeitung, 20.07.
“Watchlist – Ausstellung Wien”, in: Der Standard, 11.07.
“What’s on in Austria” in: Austria Today, 04.07.
Nicole Scheyerer, “Kunst Kurz”, in: Falter, 27.
Nicole Scheyerer, “Wienlexikon – Empfohlen”, in: Falter, 26.
Nicole Scheyerer, “Wienlexikon – Kunstkalender – Empfohlen: Darren Almond, Mark Hosking”, in: Falter, 25.
Michaela Knapp, “Up2Date – Ausstellungseroffnung Darren Almond und Mark Hosking”, in: Die Presse, 08.06.
“Watchlist – Ausstellung Wien: Repolitisierung. Ein britischer Beitrag mit Darren Almond und Mark Hosking”, in: Der Standard, 08.06.
Patricia Grzonka, “Almond, Hosking. Britische Provokation als politisches Statement”, in: Profil, 26, p. 167.
1999“Mark Hosking – Low Tech Sophistication”, in: Les Cahiers de la Sculpture, 3/99, July/ August/September, p. 58.
JJ. Charlesworth, “Neurotic Realism Part Two”, in: Art Monthly, October, pp. 30.
1998Hani M. Bathish, “Funktional Pieces of Art on Display”, in: Khaleej Times, 17.12., p. 5.
“British Contemporary Art”, in: Gulf News, 16.12., p. 2.
1997Neal Brown, “Mark Hosking – Lisson Gallery”, in: frieze, 37, Nov./Dec., p. 80.
1996Tim Hilton, “The truly East of England Show”, in: The Independent, 27.07., p. 19.
1995Neal Brown, “Ideal standard Summertime / Postscript”, in: frieze, 26, Jan./Feb.
Richard Cork, “Summer brings cold comfort”, in: The Times, 13.08., p. 36.