(1982, Minneapolis, MN)
Mark Kendall works between film, performance, sculpture, and installation, fusing complex social issues, subtleties in perception, and questions of cultural value. Kendall has presented work at the National Gallery of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and his films have screened at festivals such as SXSW, Los Angeles, Guadalajara, É Tudo Verdade, and SANFIC. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Guernica, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Village Voice, and others. Kendall has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Sundance Institute, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. He was selected as “a name to watch” by Variety, and is the recipient of a grant from the Sundance Institute and an award from the International Documentary Association for La Camioneta. Invited residencies include The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Dora Maar House, and The Bogliasco Foundation. For the 2016-2017 academic year, he was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Ecology at Umeå Universitet.