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Mark Napier
* 1961, currently based: New York City

Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Mark Napier – artist profile”. (retrieved 2022-12-01). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Mark Napier artist profile}, url = {}, urldate = {retrieved 2022-12-01}
Mark Napier realizes only works for the Internet. He has produced a wide range of Internet projects, including "The Shredder" (1998), an alternative browser that dematerializes the Web; "Digital Landfill" (1998), an endless archive of digital debris; and "Bots" (2000), a tool for building unique pop-culture icons from parts. In his projects his artistic training as a painter and his 15-year long activity as software engineer combine to create "art interfaces" and software applications that deal with the issues of power and control, property and territory in the virtual world.

2007 NYFA Fellowship, USA
2002 Prix Ars Electronica 2002: Net Vision / Award
2002 CODeDOC, Whitney Museum of Modern Art / Commission for the exhibition-project "CODeDOC", topic: "Software-Art", Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
2002 FotoFest 2002 - The Ninth International Month of Photography, Houston, TX
2001 - 2002 Animations, PS1, N.Y. / P.S.1 is pleased to present Animations, an exhibition showcasing the unique ways in which contemporary visual artists address animation as a medium and subject. Animations focuses on the implications of living in an age where visual experience is informed by new technologies, and where the "reality" of live action film and the imagined worlds of animation have blurred together. With works by more than thirty artists, this exhibition addresses the utopian beginnings of the medium, the relationship between analog and digital, between graphic form and 3-D animation, and between commercial and experimental animation. (source: file:///C:/Dokumente%20und%20Einstellungen/guest/Lokale%20Einstellungen/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/GLSBC3GF/animations%5B1%5D.html)
2000 - 2001 Dystopia + Identity in the Age of Global Communications, Tribes Gallery N.Y. / group-exhibition
1999 Prix Ars Electronica / Recognition

Publications & References
Lieser, Wolf. The World of Digital Art. Potsdam: H. F. Ullmann, 2010.
Paul, Christiane. Digital Art. World of Art Series, New York: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2008.
Fisher, Ebon. »Wigglism: A Philosophoid Entity Turns Ten.« Leonardo 40, no. 1 (February 2007): 37-42.
Tribe, Mark and Reena Jana and Uta Grosenick, ed. New Media Art. Cologne: Taschen, 2006.
Blais, Joline and Jon Ippolito. At the Edge of Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Lovejoy, Margot. Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. London/New York: Routledge, 2004.
Taylor, Brandon. Collage: The Making of Modern Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2004.
Baumgärtel, Tilman. Net.Art 2.0: Neue Materialen zur Netzkunst. Nürnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2001.