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).
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.
The Performance Arcade, Wellington
Whakamāui: Recovery Positions, Artspace, Auckland
Drop the Ball, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Finland
Masons Screen, Wellington
Three Stages of Turquoisation, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Jim Allen’s News, RAMP Gallery, Hamilton
Jim Allen’s News, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Productive Bodies, City Gallery Wellington
Gahoomph, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Wellington