Mark Kimber – Bio

Mark Kimber’s work radiates drama and atmosphere. He creates scenes that suggest mysterious, epic, narratives and often engage the unpredictable qualities of analogue techniques. Heightening photography's capacity to manipulate truth, he explores its relationship to the malleable realms of memory, illusion and fantasy. From intricate, handmade dioramas to life-size sets inhabited by actors, his images evoke a half-remembered, dreamlike quality.

Kimber was born and lives in Adelaide. His work has been presented in notable exhibitions within Australia and internationally since the early 1980s, including MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize (2016); CACSA@70: The Contemporary, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (2015); Penumbral Tales, Flinders University Art Museum (2015); Songs from the Heart: Bredaphoto International Photo Festival, Netherlands (2014); Photo LA, 2013 & 2014; The NEW NEW: CACSA Contemporary, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (2010); Phantasia, Australian Centre for Photography (2008) and the Australian Embassy, Paris (2009). In 2012 he was awarded the South Australian Living Artists Monograph, which resulted in the hardback publication Mark Kimber (Wakefield Press, 2012). His work is held in public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank, Parliament House Collection, and the Queensland Centre for Photography.