Mark Pilkington

Home Country:
Lives and Works:
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Mark Pilkington studied Fine Art before completing a MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught photography at a number of UK colleges before moving to the UAE in 1997. He is Full Professor at the College of Architecture, Art and Design, The American University of Sharjah, where he teaches both practical and history of photography. Mark has exhibited in the UK, notably at the Photographers Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Barbican in London and Format International Photography Festival in Derby. Work he made in collaboration with the artist Helen Chadwick in the 1980s is in the permanent collection of the Tate. Mark has had three solo exhibitions at Tashkeel as well as exhibiting in Sharjah Biennial 6 and 7. His work has also been shown at several international fairs including the Turin Art Fair, Beirut Art Fair and Art Dubai.

Mark joined Tashkeel in 2010 as Member 110. In addition to running various photography workshops (2008–2009), he has exhibited in ‘Vibrations Within’ (2008), ‘Made in Tashkeel’ (2009, 2010, 2017), ‘Metamorphosis’ (2014) as well as solo exhibitions ‘Islander’ (2008), ‘Soundings’ (2012) and ‘Kay’noo’nah’ (2017). He has also exhibited with Tashkeel at SIKKA (2012), Art Dubai (2012) and Beirut Art Fair (2012).


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Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
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Nad Al Sheba 1
Temporarily closed for renovation

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