Mark Kleine is an Australian artist based in Brisbane. He was born in Sunnybank to parents of German and Filipino heritage and grew up in rural South East Queensland. After graduating from high school in 2009, Mark 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 growth of identities over time. This involves photographs, live performances, videos, costumes and set designs. Mark’s work often deals with authenticity and explores this idea through symbols, enactments and interactive experiences. In this way, the work also explores the feelings we attach to identities and the consequences of such relationships.
Mark has participated in exhibitions, residencies 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.