Christina Mackie is an internationally celebrated artist, best known for her composite sculptural installations, which unite disparate elements in a state of temporary synthesis. These elements circle subjects that have in the past included: environment, ecology (Xing, 2004), pervasive data (Filters, 2015), surveillance (Bloop, 1992), the pleasure of privacy (Foo, 1994), analogue vs. digital (Petalhead, 2003), science and the transgenic (Intron Image Project, 1999), power and the family.
Christina is a visiting tutor, this year giving tutorials to students at University of the Arts Chelsea, University of London Goldsmiths, and the Royal Academy Schools. She has also recently taught at UAL Central St Martins, UCL Slade, SFU Vancouver and VCA Melbourne.
Born in 1956 in England and raised in Canada before relocating to London in the 1980s, Christina Mackie has exhibited extensively, with recent solo exhibitions including The Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, (2015), Praxes, Berlin (2015), The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2014), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2012) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2012). A monograph on her work, supported by the Contemporary Art Society, UK, was published in 2015.
Image: ‘Judges III’, Nottingham Castle Museum, 2012
‘The Filters’, Installation View, Tate Britain, London, 2015