Daniel R Marks is an interdisciplinary artist based in Naarm/Melbourne, currently undertaking a PhD research project in the area of “post-singular” performance-installation methodologies at RMIT University.
Applying a framework of queer self-esotericism to processes of entropy and feedback-looping, Marks works through collusions of performance art, poetic-didactic writing/diagram work, sculptural installation, and accumulative media archives to exhume intertextual potentialities of embodiment. Artefacts of doing and undoing are, in Marks’ practice, choreographed as archaeo-architectural re-configurations of bodily agency.
2021                                     FLUID: Versatile Identities in the 21st Century – Wyndham Art Gallery, Werribee                                                            (upcoming group exhibition for Midsumma 2021, curated by Megan Evans and                                                              Lola-Mae Pink)
2020-2021                           }.exxxxu.exxxxu.exxxxu.exxxxu{ – Online commission for KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne,                                               in collaboration with Mohamed Chamas
2020                                    The new (ab)normal – RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (online group exhibition curated by Dr                                                Tammy Hulbert and Helen Rayment)
2020                                    Leżąca Postać: Limit-Forensics – Dual Existence (project for online performance art                                                     platform curated by Kate Stodart)
2020                                    GIVING MYSELF OVER - BLINDSIDE, Melbourne (performance program in                                                                     collaboration with Sam Nugent)
2020                                    Debut XVI: To Love It All Again - BLINDSIDE, Melbourne (group exhibition curated                                                       by Lucie McIntosh and Jake Treacy)
2019                                     Cast Away – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray (collaborative publication with Caoife                                                       Power and Leila Doneo Baptist, panel discussion and solo spoken word                                                                         performance)
2019                                     Sightings & Listenings – Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) Graduate Exhibition,                                                       RMIT
2019                                     Operatic Runway – for The Place Between at Schoolhouse Gallery, Collingwood
                                             (performance program curated by Kate Stodart)
2019                                      Drone/Container – Trocadero Art Space, Footscray (solo exhibition/performance                                                          project)
2019                                     Resolution of the Vessel – solo performance project/film piece for Immerse 2019,                                                          Swinburne University Wantirna Campus
2019                                      1Y3819 – solo performance for Dogmilk Films' Aluk fundraiser event
2019                                      [crumbling lotus] – First Site, Melbourne (solo exhibition)
2019                                      Ecstasy of the Ancestor – Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor (solo exhibition)
2019                                     Queer Country – Dudley House, Bendigo (group exhibition)
2018                                      RMIT Bachelor of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition 
2018                                      In Synthesis – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy (solo exhibition)
2018                                      Co.Lab – Bendigo Library (two collaborations with Gregory Marks and Ceardai                                                              Demelza respectively, group exhibition)
2018                                      Virtufauna – Testing Grounds, Melbourne (interactive performance)
2018                                      Queer Country – Dudley House, Bendigo (group exhibition)
2017                                      RESPECT – A Queer Affair – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy (group exhibition)
2017                                      CLICK ’17 Photography Prize – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2017                                      Co.Lab – Bendigo Library (in collaboration with Ceardai Demelza, group exhibition)
2017                                      Queer Country – Dudley House, Bendigo (group exhibition)
2016                                      White Christmas – Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo (group exhibition)
2016                                      In God’s Eye – La Trobe Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo (group exhibition)
2016                                      Enlighten – Bendigo Festival of Cultures (artist and event photographer)
2015                                      Luminescence – Bendigo TAFE (end-of-year student exhibition)
2015                                      Pigment of the Imagination – Heathcote Winery (group exhibition)
2014                                      Triad – Heathcote Winery (group exhibition)
2014                                      Small Works Prize – Viewpoint Gallery, Bendigo
2020                                     FEAT 2 magazine, UMPRUM, Prague
2020                                     Video interview with curator Kate Stodart (Dual Existence/Vimeo)
2019                                     Cast Away (poetry booklet in collaboration with Caoife Power and Leila Doneo Baptist),                                              distributed via Trocadero Art Space
2019                                     Hyper Copy_ exhibition catalogue (poetry: Drone Sermons)
2018                                     RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduate Exhibition catalogue
2016                                     Front cover of Art & Design Education Resource Guide (artwork: I Saw)
2019                                      Vice-Chancellor’s List Award – RMIT 
2018                                      First featured artist for Bendarts (Bendigo arts tourism site)
2017                                      Honourable Mention – CLICK ‘17 Photography Prize – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2016                                      Certificate of Achievement – La Trobe University Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation
2015                                      Mason Family Trust Award – Diploma Student – Bendigo TAFE, Bendigo
2014                                      Nominated – President’s Medal for Most Outstanding Certificate Student of 2013, The                                                  Gordon, Geelong
2020-                                   PhD (Art), RMIT
2019                                      Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours), RMIT
2017-2018                             Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), RMIT
2016                                      Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fine Art), La Trobe University Bendigo (First Year)
2015                                      Diploma of Visual Art, Bendigo TAFE                                    
2013                                      The Gordon TAFE – Certificate III in Media                                
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