Staff Profile:


Mark Nader

Position / Job Title:

Teaching Fellow in Art


Studio Tutor, Workshops, Studio development

Areas of Interest:

As a contemporary painter I appropriate and subvert imagery drawn from historical sources to produce collage. This initially began as an exploration of a part of my heritage that is unknown to me: I am half Mexican and half British, yet I was brought up in the UK. Over the past decade, my practice has developed to encompass a broader accumulation of historical references and become an investigation into cultural acquisition.

Early works displayed wild stereotypes and cultural ignorances as a result of haphazard reliance on internet research, gleefully critiquing a contemporary habit. The use of painting allows me a referential push and pull: intentionally subverting and misquoting the visual languages that the medium has accumulated across histories, cultures and techniques.

With garish palettes and jarring interiors, these 'visual assaults' see magical realism navigate the digital, ancient Mexican codices meet emblems of early trade, and glyphic representations of Mesoamerica clash with the ideologies of 18th century British domestic art. A modern-day record is created with centuries' worth of data streamed into a painting.



BA Fine Art: Central St Martins BA Hons Fine Art 2.1

Exhibitions Participated

Solo Shows:


Poly Macau Art Fair, Macau, China


#Something, Mark Nader and JiaJia Wang joint solo shows, J Space, 798, Beijing, China


Second Rate Living, Studio One, London, UK

Selected Group Shows:

2016 Across the Sea, J Space, 798, Beijing, China


Codex, Tina Jenkins and Mark Nader, Studio One, London, UK

In Search of Imaginary World, Nunc Contemporary, Antwerp, Belgium

100 Painters of Tomorrow, One Art Space, New York, USA

Painted Realities, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK
HOT-ONE-HUNDRED, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK
Cryptic, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK

Contemporary, Pimlico, Dolphin Square, London, UK
Open, Studio One, Wandsworth Arts Festival, London, UK

Actual Size, Studio One, Wandsworth Open House, London, UK

Selected Curated Shows:


Painted Realities, Olarn Chiaravanont, Bernat Daviu, Super Future Kid and Mark Nader, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK

Painter Paints Paint, Studio One Gallery, London, UK

If I had been taller I could have looked through all the windows, Studio One Gallery, London, UK


Cover Version, Studio One Gallery, London

Research groups / Centres:


Beers, K. and Muir, G. (2014) Mark Nader in 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson, London and New York. Pgs. 172-175.


Savitskaya, A. (2015) Artdependence

'It's all about the book', Antwerp: interview on 100 Painters of Tomorrow book.

Baggott, T. (2015) Thelondonlist

Painted Realities: Olarn Chiaravanont, Bernat Daviu, Super Future Kid and Mark Nader explore appropriation, authorship and identity

Parting, V. (2010) Blurb Magazine, Mark Nader: A space to create

Tidman, B. (2009) Jotta, Second Rate Living, London, review of solo show

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