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2019
Artist in residence, Wolverhampton University
The Whitegold International Ceramic Prize shortlist
Forward: New art from Birmingham, Medicine Bakery and Ikon Gallery

2018
Build a wall, Eastside projects, Birmingham
Hinterlands – Canal and River trust commission program Birmingham Mainline canal in Birmingham and Sandwell. 
Making Everyday, Wysing Arts Centre & Grizedale arts
We can’t float here, with Larry Achiampong and Nicola Singh, Workplace, Gateshead
Plymouth Arts Centre,10 May
‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’,Curated by Adam Sutherland, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

2017
’tis ‘ard to be a god, 3-Phase with Larry Achiampong, Nicola Singh,Jerwood Space, London
That continuous thing – Artists and the Ceramic Studio 1920-Today, Tate St Ives

2016
Your face has no function for me, Division of Labour,London
Everything you need is here,Museum of Modern Art Zarakes (MOMAZ),Greece
Doremifasolasido, Florence Arts Centre,Egremont
South London Infinity Projects
‘Looking at people,Looking at Art’ (Curated show), Division of Labour, London
 Sculpture Garden,Recent Activity,Oxford
Slide Night#3 Rhubaba, Edinburgh
Local Objects,IKEYAZHANG,Curated by Rita Selvaggio, Milan, Italy

2015
Studio Leigh, London
Wasters,Edel Assanti,London
Rough music, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood
…and the soft ground in the garden was also a constellation,Lychee One,London

2014
Sounding, Open file, Modern Art Oxford
Essen kunsthaus, Royal College of Art, London

2013
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol & ICA, London

2012
Outpost members show, selected by Ruth Ewan, Norwich
Temporary Sites (A Proposal), Open file, Milton Keynes Gallery

2011
Slipped, Wysing Arts Contemporary, Cambridge
Pursuing the Turquoise Universal, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Screenings
Mix Realities: Curso de imagen movimiento,Zona de Desgaste, Mexico
AUTOMATED, Chalton Gallery,London
See it this, Forde, Geneva, Switzerland
The Noah and Suoni per il Popolo present myths of the near future Videographe, Canada
The Starry Rubric Set, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
This is the point, Flatpack Festival
In Production, Nottingham Contemporary

Residencies

2018
UK-Korea exchange co-ordinated by Grizedale Arts and Wysing Arts Centre
The Building as material II, The New Gallery Walsall
2016
Zarakes, Evia, Greece
Doremifasolasido, Florence Arts Centre
South London Infinity Projects
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
2012
Flagworks, Pitt Project Space, Worcester
2011
The Department of Psychedelic Studies, Wysing Arts Centre

Education
2014
MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2007
BA Fine Art, Birmingham City University

Bibliography & Publications

2017
3-Phase: Mark Essen by Tom Emery
Profile: Mark Essen by Judith Alder
3 pillars of ideology Angels Miralda Tena, for tis ‘ard to be a god, 3-phase, Jerwood Space,

2016
Critically evaluating the cross-disciplinary nature and application of clay in contemporary visual practices, Eva Masterman, C-Form Magazine

Interview with Linsey Young, South London Infinity Projects .pdf
Looking at people, Looking at art, Tim Dixon, www.thisistomorrow.info

2015
Ikeyazhang,Objects of hearing in Milan, www.artribune.com Ikeyazhang,Exibart.com
Wasters, Edward Ball, www.thisistomorrow.info
…and the soft ground in the garden, www.aqnb.com

2014
Community textures, Horatio jr,London
Sounding,Open file, Modern Art Oxford
Sculpture 2014, Royal College of Art

2013
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 Catalogue
A Small Hiccup Newspaper, Curated by George Vasey
New Contenders, Tom Jeffreys, Apollo Art Magazine

2012
Temporary Sites (A proposal), Open File, MK Gallery