Mark Verabioff is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice considers the legacy of art history’s most notable cultural insurgents to engage in a conversation about a patriarchal-centered world and the production of culture at large. Before his move to Los Angeles in 2001 he lived and worked for the greater part of a decade in New York City, where he regularly performed guerrilla actions in public spaces, alongside screenings of seminal single-channel videotapes in galleries and museums throughout the city. In large part, those activities were aligned with the artist's brand of cultural insurgency, which Verabioff continued to develop in his visual practice as an antagonism toward the dominant structures of power that continue to flourish in the field of contemporary art. Identifying with a generation of socially minded artists who came to maturity in the 1990s amid racial and gender politics, activism and art around the AIDS crisis, and widespread distrust of institutions, Verabioff's art often reuses materials and sources from art history and popular culture. Drawing on a feminist legacy, his art represents queer theory's open debt to feminism. Since the mid-eighties, he has participated in solo and group exhibitions at notable venues such as Artists Space, Museum Ludwig, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Hammer Museum, The Kitchen, The New Museum, and team (gallery, inc.). His work can be found in public and private collections including The Mohn Family Trust, Hammer Museum, Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, The Oakland Museum of California, The LUX Collection, plus numerous others. The artist is represented by O-Town House, Los Angeles.
Currently on view:
Mark Verabioff - Verbiage;, O-Town House, Los Angeles, April 1 - May 13, 2023
Mark Verabioff, MARXISM AND ART BEWARE OF FASCIST BROISM, 2016
Mark Verabioff, TEARS, 2018