Mark Harvey is an Aotearoa -based artist of Pākehā/Māori descent working mainly in performance art and video. His practice is conceptually driven and often tests out notions of minimal endurance with a focus on constructions of idiocy, social justice, environmental politics, political dynamics, public social psychology and cultural contexts by drawing on visual arts and choreographic influences.
Some of the galleries and related events he has presented in include the Anti Festival, Koupio, Finland (2018), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax (2018); Physics Room, Christchurch (2002, 2006, 2017, 2018); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile (2017); Te Tuhi Auckland (2012, 2014, 2016); Carmo Archaeology Museum, Lisbon (2017); New Performance Turku Festival, Finland (2014, 2016); Prague Quadrennial (2015); Te Uru, Auckland (2016, 2017); the 55th Venice Biennale for Visual Arts, Maldives Caravan Show (2013); TEZA, Letting Space, Porirua, (2015), Christchurch (2013); City Gallery Wellington with Letting Space, New Zealand Festival of the Arts (2012); Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway (2012); Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (2006); the Pärnu International Video and Film Festival Pain in the Class, Estonia (2006); Blue Oyster Project Space, Dunedin (2006, 2015); Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington (2003).
Harvey has also written in a number of publications such as The Live Art Almanac (2013), Performance Research (2013), and The South Project (2013). He has also co-curated exhibtions suach as at Ramp Gallery (2014), Te Uru Gallery, and Chiado (Lisbon, 2018, with Paris, Poland and Guss Fisher Gallery re-showings). He lectures at The University of Auckland and has a PhD in practice from the School of Art and Design at AUT.