***This event is cancelled***

In 2016, Mark Lewis received the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts and he is one of Canada’s most important contemporary artists. Based in London, his films, which are usually silent and presented as installations, peer into our world and the changing imaging technologies that have radically altered our perception and experience of time.

From a selection of eight films directed between 2010 and 2019, this event is a unique journey through Lewis’ impressive work. In either grandiose or intimate tracking shots, Lewis’ camera alternates between tension, discomfort, vertigo, and desire, constantly unsettling the relationship between the gaze of the subject and the object.

The master class will be led by Catherine Bédard, Head of the Exhibition Program and Deputy Director of the Canadian Cultural Centre of the Canadian Embassy in Paris. Copresentation with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). Cinéma Impérial, Wednesday, March 18 at 5:45 PM


Born in Canada, Mark Lewis lives and works in London, UK. In 2009 he represented Canada at the 53rd Venice Biennale with his exhibition Cold Morning. Solo exhibitions include Le Bal (Paris, 2015), Casa do Povo, (Sao Paulo 2019), Austin Contemporary, Texas (2017), The Power Plant (Toronto, 2015), Van AbbeMuseum (Eindhoven, 2013), Forte Di Bard (Italy, 2011), Art Gallery of Ontario, (Toronto 2017), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver 2008), Canada House (London, 2015) and the Musée du Louvre, (Paris, 2014).

In 2015 Mark completed his feature film Invention; this premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival and others world wide. It has received critical acclaim and is also was shown as part of the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.

In 2016 he was awarded The Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Fine Art, in 2016.  

His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including: 31st Sao Paulo Biennial (Sao Paulo), Real DMZ Project (Seoul), Beirut Art Centre (Beirut), Marcelle Alix Gallery (Paris), Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporanea (Porto), The Pompidou Paris, MUDAM, Luxembourg His film installations are in the collections of the Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM); and numerous other museums world-wide.

Mark Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of Afterall, based at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London where he is Professor of Fine Art. He is an Editor of Afterall Journal and the Series Editor of Afterall One Works.