Mark Kasumovic is a Hamilton, Ontario born artist currently sharing his time between Canada and the 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. This includes working with climate scientists to imagine creative ways of disseminating climate knowledge, but also the development of a large interdisciplinary programme of 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. As an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, 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 and projects include working with the GardenShip and State Collective (Curated by Patrick Mahon and Jeff Thomas) to explore notions of climate and colonialism; photographing the Ontario Greenbelt for Canada's largest outdoor exhibition space at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; and publishing new ideas regarding the role of documentary photography in a contemporary context.



Ph.D 2013-2018 Fine Arts and Visual Communication - Western University
MFA 2010-2012 Fine and Media Arts - NSCAD University
  2009-2010 Documentary Media MFA - Ryerson University
BFA 2005-2009 Image Arts (Photography) - Ryerson University
Certificate 2004-2005 Media Studies - Humber College
Mentorship 2009-2010 Phil Bergerson, Artist

Exhibition Record

2022 A Human Laboratory - Leicester Gallery, Leicester
2019 A Human Laboratory - Bad Spirits Gallery, Gateshead
2018 A Human Laboratory - McIntosh Gallery, London
  Instrumental II - DHP (Double Happiness Projects), Toronto
2017-18 PICTURE/PERFECT - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth
2016 Instrumental - ArtLab, London
  Instrumental - Art Gallery of Mississauga
2013 PICTURE/PERFECT, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto
2012 PICTURE/PERFECT, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
  Peggy's Cove Reconstructed, Nocturne Halifax (Outdoor Installation)
2011 In Plain View, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto
2010 I Can Hear You Humming, Department of Canadian Heritage, Toronto
  I Can Hear You Humming - Toronto Imageworks, Toronto
  HUMAN / NATURE, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto (w. Amanda Arcuri)
2007 Lens Factory, Toronto, Contact Festival 2007

Selected Exhibition Record (group)

2024 Gardenship and State, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham
2021 Gardenship and State, Museum London, Ontario
2015 Terroir, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
  Norte-South, Gallery 44, Toronto
  Norte-South, Museo de Arte Contemporaneao de Buenos Aires (MACBA), Argentina
  Periphery/Core, Satellite Art Space, London
2014 Suburbed, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2013 Peggy's Cove Syndrome, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
2012 New Toronto Works (screening), Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  1812: A Contemporary Perspective, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  Searching For Jesus, Raw Foo (video Screening), Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  Recent Aquisitions, Art Gallery of Peel, Peel
2011 Snap! Fundraiser, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
  Preface, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2010 NEW, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
  Beyond Imaginings: Eight Artists Encounter Ontario's Greenbelt, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  Flash Forward 2009, Griffith Museum of Photography, Boston
  Timeraiser: Toronto, The Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District), Toronto
2009 Flash Forward 2009, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto
  Flash Forward 2009, FotoWeek Central 4, Washington
  BMO 1st Art! Invitational, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto
  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
  Hang with the Best, Toronto Imageworks, Toronto
  MaxEx, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  Snap! '09, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

Public Commisions

2013 Peggy's Cove: Reconstructed, Harbourfront Centre (outdoor installation), Canada Square, Toronto
  Ideal Landscape, Harbourfront Centre (outdoor installation), Ontario Square, Toronto
  Public Workshop Architecture, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto
2012 1812: A Contemporary Perspective, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
  Peggy’s Cove: Reconstructed (Installation), Battery Wharf, Halifax
2010 Beyond Imaginings, Harbourfront Centre/Greenbelt Foundation, Toronto



2018 "Mark Kasumovic: Instrumental II", Elliot Wright, Exhibition Text
2014 Kapsula, Pixel World - Berlin, Cover
2013 Kapsula, A Collection of Notes While Photographing Near the World's Most Photographed Places, Issue#2, Aug.15
  The Atlantic Symposium: Art Crit As Nowhere…Or Everywhere, Canadian Art
2012 Hamilton Spectator, Artists Reflect on the War of 1812
  Toronto Star, War of 1812: Seen through the eyes of modern Artists
2010 Recreational Photography, National Post
  Greenbelt Gambol, Now Magazine
2009 Artist Feature, The Magazine Show, Cable 14 (Interview)
  MagentaTV: Flash Forward 2009, MagentaTV (Interview)
  BMO 1st Art!, Exhibition Catalogue
  Flash Forward 2009: Emerging Photographers, Magenta Foundation
  Featured Portfolio, Function Magazine (2009)
  Ontario: Seasons of Discovery, Ontario Tourism
  Snap! '09, Exhibition Catalogue
2008 Photo Editor, Function Magazine (2008)
  Photography, Function Magazine (2008)


  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  Beaverbrook Provincial Art Gallery
  Art Gallery of Peel
  Ryerson University, Toronto
  EQ Bank, Toronto
  TD Canada Trust