Mark Harvey is a New Zealand based artist working in performance. His practices are conceptually driven and often dialogue and test out notions of minimal endurance with constructions of idiocy, seriousness and deadpan humour, and draw from his visual arts and contemporary dance influences (he once trained in contemporary dance).
Some of the galleries and live art events he has presented in include Enjoy Public Art Gallery, (Wellington, NZ, 2003), the Govett Brewster Art Gallery (Taranaki, NZ, 2006), Physicsroom Contemporary Artspace (Christchurch, NZ, 2002 and 2006), the Parnu International Video and Film Festival Pain in the Class (Estonia, 2006), PSi 15 (Croatia, 2009) and Livingroom in collaboration with Isobel Dryburgh (Auckland, NZ, 2010).
Harvey has also been published in a range of publications such as the UK Performance Research Journal and Barcode. He has curated a range of performance art events such as Lazy Susan and Smelly John (St Paul St gallery, Auckland, 2005 and 2006).
He lectures at the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland and has recently completed a PhD at AUT University in performance practice and idiocy.
Three Stages of Turquoisation, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin,
Jim Allen’s News, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
Productive Bodies, Wellington City
Gahoomph, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Wellington