Lives and works in Cologne

Selected Presentations and Lectures


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • (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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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