Mark Kasumovic is a Hamilton, Ontario born artist.  His work revolves around the inherent truth-value of the photograph and the many limitations within the medium.  His current work investigates the relationships between technology and knowledge production within the context of scientific research. His latest body of finished work, Picture/Perfect, uses the tourist as a backdrop to explore the explosion of digital images as data in the information age. Previous works such as Searching for Jesus explore the multiplicity of meaning possible through the process of picture making with a camera, while Ideal Landscapes challenges the value of traditional landscape photography by turning the natural landscape into an artificially lit stage. 

In 2008, Mark was selected as the Ontario winner of the BMO Art First National Competition along with being credited best in show of his graduating class exhibition at Ryerson University, and receiving the Snap! Stars art award sponsored by TD Canada Trust.   The following two years, Mark was featured in Magenta Foundation's annual publication, Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers.  His recent exhibitions include a commission to photograph the Ontario Greenbelt for Canada's largest outdoor exhibition space at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and three new installations at the Harbourfront Centre's Ontario Square from July 21st, 2013 onwards.

   

Education

M.F.A 2010-2012 Fine and Media Arts - NSCAD University
  2009-2010 Documentary Media MFA - Ryerson University
B.F.A 2005-2009 Image Arts (Photography) - Ryerson University
Certificate 2004-2005 Media Studies - Humber College
     
Mentorship 2009-2010 Phil Bergerson, Artist



Exhibition Record
(solo)

2016 Instrumental - ArtLab, London
  Instrumental - Art Gallery of Mississauga
2013 PICTURE/PERFECT, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto
2012 PICTURE/PERFECT, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
  Peggy's Cove Reconstructed, Nocturne Halifax (Outdoor Installation)
2011 In Plain View, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto
2010 I Can Hear You Humming, Department of Canadian Heritage, Toronto
  I Can Hear You Humming - Toronto Imageworks, Toronto
  HUMAN / NATURE, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto (w. Amanda Arcuri)
2007 Lens Factory, Toronto, Contact Festival 2007
   

Selected Exhibition Record (group)

2015 Terroir, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  Norte-South, Gallery 44, Toronto
  Norte-South, Museo de Arte Contemporaneao de Buenos Aires (MACBA), Argentina
  Periphery/Core, Satellite Art Space, London
2014 Suburbed, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2013 Peggy's Cove Syndrome, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
2012 New Toronto Works (screening), Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  1812: A Contemporary Perspective, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  Searching For Jesus, Raw Foo (video Screening), Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  Recent Aquisitions, Art Gallery of Peel, Peel
2011 Snap! Fundraiser, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
  Preface, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2010 NEW, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
  Beyond Imaginings: Eight Artists Encounter Ontario's Greenbelt, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  Flash Forward 2009, Griffith Museum of Photography, Boston
  Timeraiser: Toronto, The Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District), Toronto
2009 Flash Forward 2009, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
  Flash Forward 2009, FotoWeek Central 4, Washington
  BMO 1st Art! Invitational, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto
  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
  Hang with the Best, Toronto Imageworks, Toronto
  MaxEx, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  Snap! '09, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
   

Public Commisions

2013 Peggy's Cove: Reconstructed, Harbourfront Centre (outdoor installation), Canada Square, Toronto
  Ideal Landscape, Harbourfront Centre (outdoor installation), Ontario Square, Toronto
  Public Workshop Architecture, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto
2012 1812: A Contemporary Perspective, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  Peggy’s Cove: Reconstructed (Installation), Battery Wharf, Halifax
2010 Beyond Imaginings, Harbourfront Centre/Greenbelt Foundation, Toronto
   

 

Publications/Press

2014 Kapsula, Pixel World - Berlin, Cover
2013 Kapsula, A Collection of Notes While Photographing Near the World's Most Photographed Places, Issue#2, Aug.15
  The Atlantic Symposium: Art Crit As Nowhere…Or Everywhere, Canadian Art
2012 Hamilton Spectator, Artists Reflect on the War of 1812
  Toronto Star, War of 1812: Seen through the eyes of modern Artists
2010 Recreational Photography, National Post
  Greenbelt Gambol, Now Magazine
2009 Artist Feature, The Magazine Show, Cable 14 (Interview)
  MagentaTV: Flash Forward 2009, MagentaTV (Interview)
  BMO 1st Art!, Exhibition Catalogue
  Flash Forward 2009: Emerging Photographers, Magenta Foundation
  Featured Portfolio, Function Magazine (2009)
  Ontario: Seasons of Discovery, Ontario Tourism
  Snap! '09, Exhibition Catalogue
2008 Photo Editor, Function Magazine (2008)
  Photography, Function Magazine (2008)
   

Collections

  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  Beaverbrook Provincial Art Gallery
  Art Gallery of Peel
  Ryerson University, Toronto
  TD Canada Trust