Born in Boston, USA, in 1975. 

Lives and works in Amsterdam and Geneva.

Solo Exhibtions

All That is Solid Melts into Air, Sonnenstube, Lugano, Switzerland 

All That is Solid Melts into Air, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Mythologies, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath, UK

Antigone, LAXART, Los Angeles 
Cinema Dynamo and Art Genéve, Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva

Echo, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool 
Rose Video, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Boston
No Permanent Address, Lisson Gallery, London

MoMA Projects 97, the Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Gallery TPW, Toronto

Focus Gallery, Pérez Art Museum, Miami 
Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto

Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 
Ar-Ge Kunst, Bolzano, Italy

Docking Station, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 

Group Exhibitions

Cinque Mostre, ​American Academy in Rome, Italy 
The Asymmetry of Maps, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France

Swiss Art Awards, Art Basel 
Streamlines, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Permanent Collection Exhibition, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Biennale of the Moving Image, Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva 
Territories, <rotor>  Graz, Austria
Show Me the Money, Northern Gallery, Sunderland (UK)
Manif d’Art, the Biennale of Quebec City

Not Yet Titled, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 

Rotterdam Art Fair, Galerie Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam 
Contre l’histoire, Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland
Plus de Croissance, La Ferme du Boisson, Paris
Atlas Critique, Parc Saint Leger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France
On Apology, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco
Models for Taking Part, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

The Oil Show, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany 
On the Metaphor of Growth, Frankfurter Kunstverein (DE) and Kunsthaus Baselland (CH)
Prix de Rome, Dutch National Art Prize, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

What Is Waiting Out There, Berlin Biennale 
Morality, Witte de With, Rotterdam

This Land Is Your Land, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow 
Praxis, Biennale of Thessaloniki

Revolutions- Forms that Turn, Biennial of Sydney, Australia 
Swiss Art Awards, Art Basel
Narrowcast, Pitzer Art Galleries and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Now Showing, Hove Museum, UK, and traveling
If, Bloomberg Space, London

Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London 
The End Begins, The Hospital, London
Swiss Art Awards, Art Basel
Scary Movie, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, and traveling

East International, Norwich Gallery, UK 
Right-On Write-Off, Chapman Fine ARTS, London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the Cornerhouse, Manchester; Spike Island, Bristol; & the Barbican, London 

Beck’s Futures, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK 


Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 
     Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2007-2008
     U.S. Fulbright Fellowship for Postgraduate Artist’s Residency

National Film & Television School
     Beaconsfield, United Kingdom, 2003-2005
     M.A. in Film and Television, Documentary Direction

Swarthmore College
     Pennsylvania, USA, 1996-1998
     B.A. in Philosophy with High Honors

Deep Springs College
     California, USA, 1993-1995


Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD), Geneva: Lecture
Heléne Cixous Reading Group, Los Angeles: Discussant

Brandeis University, Boston: Visiting Artist      
Collective Gallery, Edinburgh with LUX, London: Workshop            
Symposium FACT, Liverpool
Lecture Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD), Geneva: Visiting Artist Workshop
Fri-Art, Fribourg, Switzerland: Lecture
MoMA, NY: “Modern Mondays” Lecture

Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht: “Artists Beyond” Lecture

Witte de With, Rotterdam: “The Rotterdam Dialogues” Symposium
Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht: Lecture
University of British Columbia, Vancouver: Distinguished Visiting Artist

Oxford University, Ruskin School of Painting and Drawing: Visiting Artist

City & Guilds of London Art School: Visiting Artist

Residencies, Workshops & Collaborations

American Academy in Rome, 2015
Swiss Artists in Labs, Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, EPFL, Lausanne, 2015
Agalma Foundation, Geneva: Artist in Residence, 2013 - 2015
LAXART, Los Angeles: International Artist Residency, 2014
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva: Guest Atelier, 2014
Lee Strastberg Institute, Hollywood: Acting Intensive Workshop, 2014
Third World Newsreel, New York: Production Workshop, 2001
Paper Tiger Television: Collective Member, 2000

Awards & Prizes

Rome Prize, 2015
Mondriaan Funds: Production Grant, 2014
Wellcome Trust: Production Gran, 2011
Mondriaan Funds: Basis Stipend, 2009
Netherlands Film Funds: Production Funds, 2009
U.S. Fulbright Fellowship, 2007
Film London: London Artists’ Film and Video Award, 2007
Arts Council England: Grant for the Arts, 2006
Channel 4 / BritDoc: Production Grant, 2006
Royal Anthropological Institute: Archaeology and Material Culture Prize, 2005
DAAD: Summer Fellowship at the Herder Institute, Leipzig 1997


Geneva Biennale of the Moving Image and LAXART, 2013
Forma, London, 2012
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver 2009
Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network, 2007
EASTinternational, Norwich Gallery, UK 2006


Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Pérez Art Museum, Miami
Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Hayward Gallery, London
Multiple private collections

Selected Publications

Art Monthly, “Mark Boulos” interviewed by Jonathan Harris, November 2013
New York Times, “Mark Boulos: Projects 97,” by Holland Carter, 21 June 2012
Mark Boulos, exhibition catalogue, Belkin Gallery, University of British Columbia, 2012
BBC World Service, “The Strand,” radio interview with Harriet Gilbert, 20 March 2012
Miami Herald, “Miami Art Museum Marx the Spot,” by Tom Austin, 15 May 2010
Mark Boulos, Ar-Ge Kunst Catalog, text by Luigi Fassi, Mousse Publishing, April 2010
Mousse, “Mark Boulos: Part of the Process” by Karl Lyden, Summer 2010
Mousse, “Raising the Phantoms of Empire,” by Katerina Gregos, February 2010
Art in America, “The Wheel is Turning” by Gregory Volk, November 2008
Flash Art, “Sydney Biennale” by Jarrod Rawlins, October 2008
De Volkskrant, “Videokunst over oliehandel toont angst.” by Sacha Bronwasser, 24 June 2008
Art Monthly, “If” by David Barrett, May 2008


Interviewer: NYC Criminal Justice Agency, 2002
Field Coordinator: Vera Institute of Justice, Project Confirm, 2001
Creative Executive: Foundry Film Partners, 2000
Assistant: Development and Production, Miramax Films, 1999
Assistant to Errol Morris: 1998
Office Intern: Killer Films, 1997
Attendant: List Art Gallery, Swarthmore College, 1996-98
Butcher, Dairy Boy, and Irrigator: Deep Springs Ranch, California, 1993-95
Black Belt / Instructor: Payton Pro Taekwondo, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1991-93
Dishwasher: Café Algiers, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991-92
Cashier: Blockbuster Video, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1989-90

Languages and Citizenship

Native English, conversational German, basic Dutch, basic French, and basic Arabic.
Swiss and U.S. American passports.