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Courtesy Kate MacGarry, Workplace Gallery & Movement
Works shown in partnership with Movement, Worcester.

Marcus Coates

Marcus Coates' work deals with transformational states: he often dresses as animals in order to experience something of their lives, but this serves to also expose the absurdity of the situation: a human as animal. Coates delves into ideas of the Shaman and has used the mimicry of animal sounds, as well as their images, in his works.

Marcus Coates recent solo performances have occured at the Barbican Art Gallery and The Hayward Gallery, London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Cycle Parking and Prostitution, Rokord, Norway (2007); Whitechapel Laboratory - Marcus Coates, Whitechapel Art Gallery (2007); Dawn Chorus, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2007); Marcus Coates, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway and his work has appeared in numerous worldwide group exhibitions.