Tong Gallery+Projects is pleased to announce the opening of Mark Nader: Doublespeak on November 4th, 2016. This is the first overseas artist’s exhibition to be held by Tong Gallery+Projects.
Mark Nader graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s Arts and Design College. His British-Mexican mixed identity makes his paintings simultaneously reveal characteristics that are cross-cultural, cross-situational, and cross-temporal. This is, in his own words, to “form a narrative of sorts between these two cultures” through the structure of painting.
The upcoming exhibition is comprised of Mark Nader’s recent painting practice. Try to elucidate the terrain of painting and collage, demonstrating a sound understanding of transitive image forms, the combinative dialogue that surface and seriality proffer. His vertiginous and beguiling work attempts to ask key questions of painting in the context of an information age. Representation can only be partial and narratives can be pieced together through disparate material and temporal fragments.
About Mark Nader
Born in 1986
BA Fine Art: Central St Martins BA hons Fine Art 2.1
2016 Doublespeak, Mark Nader Solo Show, Tong Gallery+projects, Beijing, China
2013 #Something, Mark Nader and JiaJia Wang Joint Solo Shows, J Space, Beijing, China
2010 Second Rate Living, Studio One, London, UK
Selected Group Shows
2016 Across the Sea, J Space, Beijing, China
2015 Codex, Tina Jenkins and Mark Nader, Studio One, London, UK
In Search of Imaginary World, NuncContemporary, Antwerp, Belgium
2014 100 Painters of Tomorrow, One Art Space, New York,USA
Painted Realities, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK
2013 HOT–ONE–HUNDRED, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK
2011 Cryptic, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
Contemporary, Pimlico, Dolphin Square, London, UK
2009 Open, Studio One, Wandsworth Arts Festival, London, UK
Actual Size, Studio One, Wandsworth OpenHouse, London, UK
2015 Poly Macau Art Fair, Tong Gallery, Macau, China
Selected Curated Shows
2015 Tina Jenkins: Hystoria, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2014 Painted Realities, Olarn Chiaravanont, BernatDaviu, Super Future Kid and
Mark Nader, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK
Painter Paints Paint, Studio OneGallery, London, UK
If Ihad been taller I could have looked through all the windows, Studio One Gallery, London, UK
2013 Cover Version, Studio One Gallery, London
Beers, K. and Muir, G. (2014) Mark Nader in 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson, London and New York. Pgs. 172–‐ 175.
Savitskaya, A. (2015) Artdependence ‘It’s all about the book’, Antwerp: interview on 100 Painters of Tomorrow book.
Baggott, T. (2015) Thelondonlist Painted Realities: Olarn Chiaravanont, Bernat Daviu, Super Future Kid and Mark Nader explore appropriation, authorship and identity
Parting,V. (2010) Blurb Magazine, Mark Nader: A space to create
Tidman, B. (2009) Jotta, Second Rate Living, London, review of solo show
About the exhibition
Mark Nader: Doublespeak
Curator: Shi Jian
Academic Director: Alun Rowlands
Opening Reception：2016.11.04 3:00 pm
Duration: 2016.11.04 – 2016.12.21
Venue: Tong Gallery+Projects
Courtesy of the artist and Tong Gallery+Projects, for further information please visit www.tong-gallery.com.