Mark Roberts

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Photographer: Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts (1970) is an English visual artist and scriptwriter currently based in Rovaniemi, Finland. With a BA in Photography from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, and an MA in Film Scriptwriting from the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, Roberts’s conceptual works employ photography, video, text, and sound to investigate our acknowledged and hidden relationships with the spaces and places we inhabit or pass through. Roberts collaborates with Minna Rainio to produce large-scale, multi-channel video installations that deal with social and political issues and their impact on people’s individual experiences and histories. Their art has dealt with issues such as Finnish-Russian border, refugees’ experiences in Finland and the international trafficking of women. Rainio & Roberts have exhibited widely in Finland, Europe and United States including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki (2004), Finnish Photography Triennial (Salo Art Museum 2006), Ludwig Forum för Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany (2008), Finnish Cultural Institute in Paris (2008), Franklin Art Works Gallery in Minneapolis (2010), Governor’s Island Gallery in New York (2011), Finnish Museum of Photography (2012) as well as numerous international festivals.

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