Mark Anderson


Experienced multimedia educator and consultant specializing in unique projects, client relations, digital distribution and VR with an extensive knowledge of new media and technological trends. Producer of international projects that include digital video productions, experiential design, interactive art installations, multi-channel audio installations and stereoscopic visualization

Illinois Made

Working with a local advertisement firm, Mark Anderson oversaw the production of this year’s Illinois Advertisement video focusing on Illinois artists and craftsman.

Dia De Los Muertos

Mark Anderson was the lead consultant and producer for the Dia De Los Muertos event at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Working with Artists: Eric Garcia / Carina Yepez / Luis Mayorga / Micheal Fox and the Binary Artists we created a database of images of deceased loved ones that could be uploaded from anywhere in the world and projected onto the building. The North wall of the museum projected a 300 foot animation featuring the story Dia De Los Muertos’ history.

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Erbil, Iraq

Mark Anderson recently worked with the Caspian Arts Foundation’s, ‘Beyond the Studio: New Approaches for Emerging Artists’, at the Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq. Artists Mark Anderson and Wafaa Bilal worked with twelve third year photography and video students at the University for a four day workshop that included lectures, conversations, critique and the development of two short videos produced by the students.

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The Hierarchy of Being

Mark Anderson and his team returned from Sharjah in the UAE after designing and engineering the motorized irises and controller boxes used in Wafaa Bilal’s project the Hierarchy of Being. The project consisted of a walk-in camera obscura that had 16 mechanical irises synced to open and close simultaneously that were designed by Mark Anderson and his team.

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As the Asst. Director of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mark has been instrumental in facility and department advances. These advances have included the school’s first Digital Fabrication Lab (IO/LAB), a Modernized Digital Sound Studio and Dual Stack Passive Projection system.

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Chicago Children’s Memorial Hospital

Mark Anderson collaborated with artist John Manning in the production of a video wall for Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. From September 2011 until December we were capturing footage of fabrics and children from a variety of organizations in the Chicagoland area. Once we captured all the footage we began the four months of post productions that resulted in the fifteen synced visual that is permanently on display at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Albuquerque Convention Center

Mark Anderson is the organizer and the project lead for a collaboration between graduate students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the non-profit organization Working Classroom. The project will consist of a six foot wide video wall displaying the elements that create the city of Albuquerque based its history, it present day and its future. The high school and college artists will be capturing all images and information under the leadership of graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Mark Anderson.


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Told/Untold/Retold | Doha, Qatar

Mark Anderson was asked to be the multi-media designer and integrator for the show Told/Untold/Retold. The exhibition was curated by Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil at Art Reoriented. Some of the artists featured included: Adel Abidin,Walid Raad,Khalil Rabah, Wafaa Bilal and many others. The show was running for over four months and received international acclaim.
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Infinite Sprawl | Making Modern Show

Working from the values of the Bauhaus Manifesto, Infinite Sprawl embraces the ideals of the future architectural vision. The Bauhaus school emphasized the importance of the unification of a new guild of creator, merging together the craftsman and artist in order to develop a new building. Sprawl allows for participants within the gallery or anywhere on the planet to send text messages directly to the project and have their messages form a constantly evolving building. The text messages that are sent to the project can answer the basic question: What does Modernism mean to you? Messages can also be any random words, thoughts, statements, or questions.
Once a participant engages with the project, their text will be visible within the projection and shown in the form of a shape that is activated once it is touched and added to the formation of a 3-dimensional rendering of a building.