Mark Kleine is an Australian performance artist based in Brisbane. He was born in Sunnybank to German and Filipino parents and grew up in Logan City, Queensland. Mark graduated from high school in 2009 and completed a degree in Fine Arts at the Queensland University of Technology in 2013. He is currently studying law at the University of Queensland.
Mark’s work dramatizes the development of identity through photography, performance, costume and assemblage. This involves the performance of personas – historical, fictional and symbolic – within a growing range of found and staged environments. In this way, the work can explore the feelings we experience when identities are developed, negotiated and challenged. This includes our feelings about authenticity, intimacy and desire.
Mark has participated in exhibitions and causes locally and abroad. These have included the Australian Institute of Moving Image, Logan Art Gallery and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. Mark has also undertaken residencies at Metro Arts in Brisbane and Shiro Oni Studio in Japan.