Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey is a New Zealand based performance artist and live artist. His practices are conceptually driven and often dialogue and test out notions of minimal endurance with constructions of idiocy, seriousness and deadpan humour, drawing from his visual arts and choreographic influences.

For Live Art for Børn 2016 he will present “Entrance Party”, a version of  “Welcome Stop” which he did at Hitparaden 2:


Harvey will investigate, what the audience will do to get past him and inside the festival.

For Live Art for Børn 3 he will also present a duo together with Leena Kela called Pssst!


at Hitparaden 2 he also performed:

Forward and back

“Home Renovation” SEPTEMBER 2012 at our Salon Saloon

Some of the galleries and live art events, Mark Harvey has presented work in, include: Enjoy Public Art Gallery (Wellington, NZ, 2003), Govett Brewster Art Gallery (Taranaki, NZ, 2006), Physicsroom Contemporary Artspace (Christchurch, NZ, 2002 and 2006), Parnu International Video and Film Festival Pain in the Class (Estonia, 2006), PSi 15 (Croatia, 2009), Livingroom in collaboration with Isobel Dryburgh (Auckland, NZ, 2010), Letting Space at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts (2012) and the 55th Venice Bienalle for Visual Arts (2013). He has writings published internationally in a range of topics related to performance, art and live art such as The Live Art Almanac (2013), The South Project (2013), Performance Research Journal (2006, 2010 and 2013), and The Swedish Dance History (2012). He holds a PhD in performance practice and idiocy from the AUT School of Art and Design and is a Senior Lecturer at NICAI, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Om liveart_dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.