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Simon Mack

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Website
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmack77?feature=watch#p/a/u/1/TRYSM3...
College / University
UNL / Metropolitan - London
Program / Degree
BSc Hons
Graduation
June 6, 2002
Member type
Artist, Curator, Producer
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Installation, Photography, Video
I am...
a socially concerned conceptual / digital / video artist, photographer + curator having exhibited in the UK and Internationally since 2000 to date.

2014 projects :
lots... see at my linkedIn profile but includes:
GLitch/ICONS series , [a:ntenna experimental music and visual collabs with artists across the globe. exhibitions and projects online and in Sri Lanka, Denmark,Germany etc x

2013 Projects:
digital art collaboration project with Countune (artist : gerd jansen):
http://www.countune.com/countune.php?search-number=93305

photo series as part of Concept -"shadow" curated int'l online contest:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=483222145048648&set=a.4...

online artist page at innovative glitch creative site:http://www.homeostasislab.com/Simon-Mack

www.4art.com/artreview.com featured blog - july 2013.

as part of NORM/Lives project at Minus 5- Beirut: Aug 2013: Copenhagen 2014 - TBC :http://4art.com/profiles/blogs/norm-no-madic-lives-video-art-projec...

a/v remix online project - Emes + [a:ntenna online at TheSmack77 youtube channel - june :2013http://4art.com/video/emes-a-ntenna-remix-no-1-new-digital-a-v-collab

Ongoing - 2012-14:
1) "Norm/No-madic Lives" inter'l video art project :
Project Curator/artist :travelling/exhibiting video art project- Melbourne, Liverpool, Beirut, Copenhagen, Berlin : + more cities to be added :2012-2014

Intervention art series - Berlin 2009,Liverpool 2013, Istanbul 2013: see blog for more info http://4art.com/profiles/blogs/new-in-2013-intervention-art-collabs...

2) BBC projects :
a) Video Big Screen collaboration – Liverpool (as part of NORM/NO-madic Lives project : Oct-2012
b) Beatles remix project as [d]-fekt : with phil hargreaves)– radio broadcast BBC Merseyside : Oct 2012

TheSmack77 a/v arts channel on YouTube - online project of simon mack with guest collaborators across the globe.http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmack77

[d]-fekt : experimental drone/noise/sax music duo :ongoing remixes etc

project Curator / artist :Int'l exhibiting video art project-at Propaganda Window artspace :march 2012, Melbourne- Australia

BBC big screen + domino gallery :oct-dec 2012 - Liverpool
plus - Beirut, Copenhagen, Berlin : + more cities to be added :2012-2014 TBC

CV :
Formal training :BSc in Urban/Social Policy, but largely self-taught in art.
London : 1996-2004
Returned to Merseyside: 2004 to 2011


Exhibitions -2000 to date:
UK, Germany,Japan,Australia :

Globe café gallery,Shoredich : London 2000
View Gallery: Liverpool 2000
Hanover Gallery : Liverpool(Curator/artist-joint exhibition 2001
View Gallery : Liverpool 2001
Stringray café gallery: London N1 2001
Jump Ship Rat group show : Liverpool 2002
Liverpool Biennial (Independent group show):2002
Islington Arts Factory, London
(curator + artist of Int'l group show):2003
Public Notice live events - music/film projection series : Liverpool 2004/5
Freestyle group show, TheEggspace gallery: Liverpool 2005
First solo exhibition : The Lauries Centre, Birkenhead, Merseyside 2007
Novas Gallery, summer show, Camden, London 2007
Dot Art , Liverpool (ongoing exhibiting artist) 2007 + 2008
Eggspace gallery,Liverpool 2008
IndependentsBiennial / dot-art warehouse exhibition : Liverpool 2008
Curator of the Lauries Centre - Birkenhead, nr.Liverpool 2009+2010:
multimedia exhibition:"Zero BLank Eye Candy" -w/artists from the UK, Japan , Germany, Greece, France etc as part of Liverpool Independents Biennial sept- nov 2010. + solo show:"[this was-now]" solo show:Mar/Apr 2009
Bereznitsky Galerie/museum man, :"reliquaries of empires dust": Berlin April 2009
LCDP/dot-art public art Commission : Liverpool - July 2009
The Foundry : "post-financial/reversal" exhibition Aug/Sep : London, 2009
Tee Haus Project artshow(w/St.+St.): November- Berlin 2009
Zero BLank Eye Candy (as Curator/artist) at Lauries Centre, Birkenhead incl.Independents Biennial Liverpool - 2010
Solo ten year retrospective artshow :"0-10: Primarni Nation":July at The Gallery-july, Liverpool 2010
Video screening :If Only performance night-the Bluecoat Arts Centre, oct 2010- Liverpool 2010
online auction project :http://www.artdrivejapan.com/:ArtDrive: Japan - May 2011.
1)"The Garden of Eden" -photo series as part of LOOK11 Int'l Photo festival, http://www.look2011.co.uk/gallery/the-garden-of-eden/
online art bid aid project :http://www.artdrivejapan.com/ Japan - may/july 2011
"Little Benefits" group show - Cultivate gallery, , London - Oct 2011
"Easy Objects"- group exhibition, Dirty Linen gallery, Dec 2011 Queensland, Australia
21 Steps group exhbtn w/video installation work :Domino Gallery - Liverpool: April/May 2012
About my artwork
conceptual , video, installation, photography , soundtracks/remixes

conceptual/political/collaborative/coded/minimal/maximal/image+object/perceptual + visual reconfiguration

i continue to be produce work based on contemporary society,media + social control, consumerism, belief systems + their disjunctions in both collaborative + solo contexts.

contact :
email: simonmack77@gmail.com
http://4art.com/profile/simonmack
http://theartstack.com/simonmack77
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmack77/videos?view=0
https://www.facebook.com/thesmack77
http://4art.com/profiles/blogs/normnomadic-lives-panglobal

http://www.look2011.co.uk/gallery/the-garden-of-eden/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmack77?feature=mhee
http://www.artdrivejapan.com/
http://www.independentsbiennial.org/2010events/1221-zero-blank-eye-...
http://www.artinliverpool.com/?s=simon+mack
Artists I like
malevich,turner,kruger,tillmans,schwitters,tarkovsky,maholy-nagy, halley,rehberger,reyle,hatoum,viola,rodchenko,june paik,eggleston, etc
Interests
art, society, power + politics, music, travel, people: their motives + beliefs
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Richter at the Serpentine Ldn -for its sheer cheek (aug'09), NOT the Hirst paintings at the Wallace collection (nov'09), Zero BLank Eye Candy in 2010 at the Lauries Centre,Merseyside. Bill Viola at Blaine gallery, Ldn 2011,Taryn Simon atTate Modern - Oct 2011, NORM/NO-madic Lives at Propaganda Window, melbourne - march2012
New Photography - Saatchi Gallery - London summer2012, Jonas Mekas - serpentine gallery,Ldn - jan 2013.
Centre of the artworld:
my studio, online, nowhere and everywhere
instead of talking about it - just get out there and DO it, but be brilliant in doing it....

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Mack Glitch art work now on influential glitch website

my work "Glitch/icons" video with soundtrack by [a:ntenna now added to influential glitch site:

http://www.0p3nr3p0.net/"

go to "search the repo" section and type in : GLitch/Icons

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Posted on September 20, 2014 at 0:07

Mack GLitch art series :GLitch/William S in Russia - 2014

am pleased to report Mack art now as

brand new art project success in Novobirsk,Russia 

(with project curator / artist Alexander Limarev)  as part of ongoing Shakespeare 450 project.

digital "GLitch/William S (Shakespeare)" series of 4 . online at:…

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Posted on April 28, 2014 at 22:14

simon mack SELFIE art - gone Glitch. at DAO online

SELFIE s as nacissicism or wry commentary . art or ?

simon mack new work online :

after initial approach by US artist Tom M Chambers i contributed my very own digitally glitched "selfie" for DAO digital art online. some fine innovative works to be found there also.

"GLitch/selfie" (c) simon mack - 2014

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Posted on March 24, 2014 at 15:07 — 1 Comment

"In*ci*dent" installation work - burning tyres in Lebanon ..

"In*ci*dent " a brand new site specific installation work by Simon Mack + Minus 5 artspace : Beirut as part of NORM/NO-madic Lives exhibition 23 aug - 7 sept 2013.  

an international multi-media art project . across several continents 2012-14. curated by Simon Mack …

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Posted on September 6, 2013 at 18:22

NORM / No-madic Lives - International video art project : 2012-2014

promo video-NORM/NO-madic Lives video art project 

 Project - "NORM/NO-madic Lives"

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Posted on September 6, 2013 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

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At 21:20 on October 12, 2011, Mirsafi Andikolaei said…

Hi dear friend

Thanks for your adding .

At 12:05 on August 23, 2011, Lorna Crane said…

I have a LIverpool and Berlin connection too

 

At 6:06 on August 23, 2011, beata szechy said…
At 2:56 on August 12, 2011, Khairy Hirzalla said…

Hello Simon, Thank you for comment, 

Greeting from Amman

Khairy

At 17:53 on March 14, 2011, International ArtExpo said…

Call for Artists: Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities  –  Croatia / Greece

Deadline: March 28, 2011

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films to include in the next 2011 Exhibitions.

http://www.lucacurci.com/artexpo/call-for-artist-croatia-greece.htm

Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.


Luca Curci
Director

At 18:18 on January 20, 2011, gingerliu said…
Contact me here - gingerliu@yahoo.com
At 18:17 on January 20, 2011, gingerliu said…

Hi Simon,

I'm Ginger. Liu is my last name.

I know DRKRM. They are one of my clients and I've exhibited my work there.

How are you on for Wednesday in Liverpool for a meet. I have to be at an exhibition with my sister at 6 pm. Any time late afternoon would be good. No worries if you can't.

 

Cheers,

ginger

At 19:25 on January 12, 2011, gingerliu said…

Hi Simon,

 

Thanks for your email.

I'm all for putting in the work if you need me. I see at experience. I live in LA and I'm spending time in the UK to do a little work but mostly to be with family and intend to be back for long periods of time every year -preferably he summer. :) I'm hoping to be back in LA in the next few months but will be back in the UK again this year. I want to eventually start up my own gallery in LA and create more a photography scene there in the future years. I promote photo galleries there and in London as well as exhibit my own work. Your project sound big and exciting. Love to chat more in Liverpool soon.

 

Best,

Ginger

At 8:37 on January 5, 2011, JungHwan Seo said…

Hi Thatnks for inviting me. your work is so awesome, wonderful. something different with another works. ^^

 

-Seo-

At 23:10 on January 4, 2011, RARE Gallery said…

Hi Simon,

    Let us know what you had in mind for a collaborative show and which artists you were interested in.  Thanks for writing.

 

 

Gabe Strader-Brown

RARE Gallery

Director

 
 
 

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