Mark Dion

Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1961. He received a BFA and an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history and the natural world, questioning the distinctions between ‘objective’ scientific methods and ‘subjective’ influences.