Mark Peter Wright is an artist, researcher and lecturer working at the intersection of critical theory and contemporary art. His practice explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture: critically and playfully generating debate through exhibitions, performance and collaborative events.
He is the current Leverhulme Artist in Residence at Manchester Metropolitan University, working with geographer Dr. Michael Gallagher to develop and perform new methods of listening within art educational contexts. His collaborative practice with Helena Hunter is called Matterlurgy and involves fiction, assemblage and performance as ways to investigate human and more-than-human forms of agency. With Salomé Voegelin he co-convenes Points of Listening, a series of public forums, labs and activities exploring the potential of co-constructed learning.
He has exhibited internationally at galleries and institutes including the ICA, Flat Time House, GV Art, IMT Gallery, Platform A, MIMA, Southbank Centre and TATE [UK], CCA [Scotland], Museum of Contemporary Art [Italy], Lydgalleriet [Norway] and New York Public Library [USA]. Performance and public interventions include Apiary Studios, Art Licks, Café Oto, [UK] Trinity House Sq [Ireland], Bòlit Contemporary [Spain] and HIAP [Finland]. Lectures, workshops and papers have been presented at the Critical Media Lab [Switzerland], Harvard University [USA], University of Copenhagen [Denmark], University of Stavanger [Norway], Central St Martins, Goldsmiths University, Parasol Unit, South London Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park [UK]. Recent articles include: Sensate Journal Harvard, Leonardo Music Journal, Continent Journal, British Library and Interference Journal. Anthology contributions and artist publications include: Listening and its not [SARU/Compost & Height], Tasked to Hear [Corbel Stone Press], Bio-critical Incidents [Sonic Terrain] and On Listening [Uniform Books].