Mark Alor Powell was born in Decatur, Illinois, United States in 1968 and is originally from Detroit. For the last seven years, he has lived and worked in Mexico City and soon will become a Mexican citizen.
Excerpt from an interview from la pura vida magazine:
“Though instead of considering myself an independent observer, I think I am more, I guess, a provocative intruder. I rarely make appointments and most of my work is made from my own experiences out in the world, sometimes confrontational and involving and sometimes not. I like to get access into places or unique situations and usually because of my direct involvement in these scenes, a new plane of action is created in front of me and I am hopefully able to react to make something from it.”
Recent solo exhibitions include: Ducks, Bulls and other Encounters, Art Print Gallery, San Miguel Allende, 2011; Shelf Life, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, Mexico City 2010, and Moving Boxes, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2009; Street Wise, Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam, 2009. Group exhibitions include: Tokyo Photo, Tokyo, 2010; One Foot Apart, Galería Leme, São Paulo, 2009; Resilencias, Photo España, Madrid, 2009; Tlatelolco, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2008.
Mark will soon be publishing his second book of photographs sponsored by the Televisa Foundation.
Mark Alor Powell is represented by Arroniz Contemporaneo.