Lives and works in Cologne

Selected Presentations and Lectures

2020
REAL/ BOOKS, Jan Kaps, Cologne
Short Stories for Haus Esters Haus Lange, Marion Brasch, Matias Feldbakken, Mark von Schlegell. Online readings. Museum Haus Esters Haus Lange 

Urthworks, an Exploration: Ben Rivers, Mark von Schlegell and Sarah Shin with Josephine Lanyon and Tim Martin. Hosted by Gareth Evans. Hestercombe Gallery, UK

2019
Dreaming the Mainstream. (artist talk) Art Sonje, Seoul.
Secret Lifestyles of the Plants: a bouquet reading. with Sounds by Melissa E. Logan. Harburger Kunstverein. Hamburg.
Soul of the White Ant. Lecture in honor of Ron Nagle: Euphoric Recall exhib. Fridericianum, Kassel. 
Dreaming the Mainstream. live reading/performance for "The Well" Radio program. De Ateliers, Amsterdam
Robotique: Coming of Age. Book Launch reading/performance, with Guillaume Denervaud. Balice Hertling. Paris

2017
Der Tempest, for Planet 9 exhibition (full scale theater performance written, directed, performed and designed by Ellen Yeon Kim, and Pure Fiction seminar, Mark von Schlegell co-producing. Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, (full theater production of Berthold Brecht play co-produced/co-written/co-performed with IMPURE FICTION collective for Made in Germany Drei’ exhibition), Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengler Museum, Kestner Geselleschaft, Hannover
Frances Scholz: Amboy, (special Expanded Cinema version of Mark von Schlegell’s co-scripted film, with John Miller, Penny Arcade, Kath Bloom, Paul Giamatti), The Kitchen, New York
Muenster Lecture: Mark von Schlegell, (hosted by Skulptur Projekte Muenster), Theatertreff Muenster, Muenster
Mark von Schlegell, (performance for the "Condo Complex“), Union Pacific, London

2016
Moliere's THE MISANTHROPE, (co-produced/co-written/co-performed with IMPURE FICTION collective for the Montreal Biennial, curated by Philippe Pirotte), Société des Arts Technologiques, Montreal
Mark von Schlegell, Dan Graham, Frances Scholz, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York
Jacob Wren & Mark von Schlegell, Schatten und Walden, Cologne
Roussel Returns, (with Daniel Buchholz), HBK Braunschweig, Klasse Scholz, Braunschweig
Dreaming the Mainstream, HgB Karlsruhe, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Venusia: a 2-d historo-holograph, Halle fuer Kunst, Lueneberg
Artist Talk, Art Department, ZDHK, Zurich
Artist Talk, Critical Studies Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
Art/Science/Fiction, Keynote address at ART + SCIENCE + FICTION, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds
Artist Talk, Kunstakademie Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf

2015
ROMEO AND JULIET (Reynaldo's Revenge), Pure Fiction, Staedelschule, Frankfurt a. M.
Literary Roots of Contemporary Art: Raymond Roussel, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Mark von Schlegell & Marjolijn Dijkman, Lenbachhaus, Munich
Writing Novels as a Way Not to Write Art Criticism, (with Chris Kraus), Forde, Geneva
Hamlet: Mise en Scene, (hosted by Bridget Donahue and Barbara Gladstone Galleries, with Susan Ciancarlo), Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York
Past the End, (with Erika Landström), Kuba Paris, Frankfurt a. M.
Dreaming the Mainstream, Moderna Museet Malmo, Malmo
Mark von Schlegell, Artist Talk, Art Academy, Malmo, Malmo
POLITICS OF TIME, (reading by Sundogz), Berliner Festspiel, Berlin
Noon on the Moon, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

2014
Against Raymond Chandler, (in conjunction with Mark Leckey Exhibition), WIELS, Brussels
Ickles, Etc., Schindler House, Los Angeles, MOMA PS1 artbook fair; Pro Quadratmeter, Berlin; King Georg, Cologne
Fainnie Azul, (reading for Whitney Biennial performance series), Whitney Museum, New York
Horologics, an Introduction, (with George Rippon), Artist's Space, New York
Readings of Roussel, Staedelschule Frankfurt a. M.

2013
Dreaming the Mainstream, 21erHaus, Vienna
That Column which…, The Book Lovers, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Interpretations: Discerning Fictions, Columbia University Architecture Department, New York
Impure Fiction, Currencies and Collectives: Frankfurt Positionen, Frankfurt Lab, Frankfurt a. M.

2012
HAMLET, mise-en-scène, Extra-Trouble: Jack Smith in Frankfurt festival, Portikus, Frankfurt a. M.
Chrononautics: Then & Now, Kunsthochschule fuer Medein Köln, Cologne
Dreaming the Mainstream: Science Fiction & Contemporary Art, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
Conference de Mark von Schlegell, Haute école d'art et de design, Geneva
Starlite, (with Frances Scholz), Chisenhale Gallery, London
The Mid-Lister*, Corner College, Zurich

2011
New Dystopia, Pro Quadratmeter, Berlin
Beyond the Paperback Revolution: Jack Vance, Staedelschule Frankfurt, in conjunction with Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt a. M.
Towards the Physiological Novel, X Marks the Bokship, London
Slow Action, (with Ben Rivers), Southbank Centre, London
High Wichita, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin

2010
Case study: David von Schlegell, Museum Sztuki, Lodz
The Paperback Revolution: An Introduction, (closing of John Miller Show) Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne
Dreaming the Mainstream, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2009/2010
LOVE THE CLEAR DARK, (performed and directed with Alex Waterman) for the exhibition This Place You See Has No Size at All (scripted by Mark von Schlegell), Kadist Foundation, Paris; Bergen Konsthal, Bergen
Inversions: Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell, Staedel School Frankfurt, Frankfurt a.M.; Paris
Poe: The Insanity of Reason, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
Scarlet Letters/Emily Dickinson, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2008/2009
A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Empire, HBK Braunschweig, School of Art, Braunschweig; Kunst Akademie, Duesseldorf
Mark von Schlegell, Antenne Köln, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Caribic Residency, (with Marcus Steinweg), Merve Verlag, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt a. M.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Busan Biennale 2020, Words at an Exhibition, Busan

2018
(a.) Orality; or, a general assembly on delay, Jan Kaps, Cologne
Iwillmedievalfutureu6, (curated by Jacob Fabricius), Kunsthall Aarhus, Aarhus
The Plot Against Gravity, Ep, Sankt-Gallen

2017
Asymmetrical architectures, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Hütti, (curated by Veit Laurent Kurz and Ben Schumacher), Ludlow 38, New York
The New Normal, (organized by Hiba Farhat), The Hangar- Umam & Dawawine, Beirut; Istanbul

2016
A Stay in the Pahphos Loop, online Exhibition in conjunction/celebration with release of Venusia audiobook, Xyz , Brooklyn
IWILLMEDIEVALFUTUREU4, (curated by Jacob Fabricius), Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde

2014
Die ___Ausstellung, KIT, Düsseldorf
World Music, (curated by Steve Bishop and Richard Sides), Carlos/Ishikawa, London

2013
S.O.A.P.Y. I, Neue Alte Bruecke, Frankfurt a. M.
A Short History of Cologne, LTD, Los Angeles
The Cage, (curated by Mark von Schlegell), Galerie Nagel/Draxler, Cologne

2011
DYSTOPIA, (an Exhibition Written by Mark von Schlegell), CAPC, Bordeaux