Research Output per year
Mark Kasumovic is a Canadian born artist currently based in Middlesbrough, UK. His work revolves around the inherent truth-value of the photograph and the many limitations within the medium. His most recent work investigates the relationships between technology and knowledge production within the context of scientific research. Other projects include: Picture/Perfect, which uses the tourist as a backdrop to explore the explosion of digital images as data in the information age, An American Landscape, which explores the multiplicity of meaning possible through the process of picture making with a camera, and Ideal Landscapes, which 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. Since then, Mark has received grants and honours from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Culture Nova Scotia, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recently, Mark was awarded Junior Visiting Research Fellowship a the University of New South Wales School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science). His recent exhibitions include commissions 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 onwards.
Summary of Research Interests
- Photographic representations of contemporary technology
- The role of photography in representing the contemporary landscape
- Collaborations between art practitioners and scientists
- Photography and its relation to scientific instrumentation
- Photographic representation as Interface
- Visual arts-based research
External Research Collaborations
Curatorial Assistant: The Family Camera Project, Western University (PI Thy Phu)
Video Editor: The Family Camera Project, Western University (PI Thy Phu)
External Roles and Professional Activities
Member of The Arts in Society Research Network.
PhD, Western University
1 Sep 2013 → 19 Oct 2018
Master, NSCAD University
1 Sep 2010 → 31 Aug 2012
Bachelor, Ryerson University
31 Aug 2004 → 1 Sep 2009
Sessional Lecturer, Ryerson University1 Jan 2018 → 30 Apr 2018
Junior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales12 Dec 2016 → 1 Mar 2017
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › Research