Mark Valenzuela (b.1980) is a contemporary artist living and working in Adelaide, South Australia. Born in the Philippines, and having grown up in army camps across Mindanao – the second-largest island in the south – Valenzuela moved to Australia in 2011. His artistic practice has since oscillated between the two countries, informed by the geopolitics of both.
Once bitten, twice shy
An installation that spanned both the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Flores, Patrick. Terraforming. Metro Manila: Jorge Vargas Museum, 2015. Exhibition catalogue, PDF, accessed 3 June, 2021.
Hilario, Riel. “Passage and Revelation in Mark Valenzuela's Warzone.” In Warzone, Metro Manila: Galleria Duemila, 2007. Exhibition catalogue essay, accessed 3 June, 2021.
Robb, Leigh, et al. Monster Theatres. Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 2020.
“Australian Ceramics Triennale hosts Tambays in Tasmania.” SBS Filipino, 4 May, 2019.
Chuaunsu, Jewel. “Global Filipino Contemporary Artists.” Art Archive, Vol. 1 (2017), 84-95. Published by The Japan Foundation: Manila.
Howden, Belinda. “Meet Your Maker: Mark Valenzuela.” The Adelaide Review, i488 (27 September, 2020).
Mark Valenzuela, artist website.
Valenzuela, Mark. Unpublished interview by Belinda Howden. Audio, 2:30:34. Adelaide, 26 May, 2021.
Valenzuela, Mark. Unpublished interview by Belinda Howden. Recorded by Thomas Smeets. Video, 51:43. Adelaide, 12 June, 2021.
Robb, Leigh. “Artist Mark Valenzuela discusses his work in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial.” In Tuesday Talks. Interview by Leigh Robb, produced by the Art Gallery of South Australia. Podcast, MP3 audio, 19:31.
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This education resource has been developed in collaboration with ACE Open and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Written by Belinda Howden with contributions from Louise Dunn, Kylie Neagle and Dr. Lisa Slade.