Mark Lombardi

Mark Lombardi was born in 1951 in New York City. Since his suicide in 2000, there have been speculations of foul play. Conspiracy theories concerning his death still exist today.

Lombardi’s works are comprised of little branches in shape and in method, resembling a mind-map, and are systematic images of networks of people and issues.

The New York Times gave Lombardi the moniker the “Investigative reporter among Artists.“ In 2001, the FBI utilized his work in the research on Osama bin Laden. Now, however, his work is not purely of an informative nature, but is produced in a delicate geometric manner, which finds no comparison in the history of art.

His solo exhibitions include, among others, Museum bildender Künste in Leipzig (2008/09), the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (2005), and the Deven Gold Fine Arts Gallery, New York (1999).

He participated in group exhibitions at the Documenta (13) in Kassel in 2005 and recently in 2013, at the Reykjavik Art Museum (2011), and in the John Weber Gallery, New York (2000).

After his death, the then only moderately successful artist became a well-known myth. He is also included in many private and public collections, such as those of MoMAt, the Jewish Museum, and the New Museum in New York City.


recent and upcoming exhibitions

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Who Pays?
Group exhibition
February 10 – May 21, 2017

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
You Don't Need a Weatherman
Group exhibition
December 10, 2016 – January 28, 2017

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
nach dem frühen Tod
Group exhibition
March 21 – June 21, 2015

Selected publications

Mareike Wegener (Director)
Mark Lombardi: Kunst und Konspiration
Produced by: unafilm, 2012

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Mark Lombardi: 100 Notes 100 Thoughts. Documenta (13)
Published by: Hatje Cantz, 2012
ISBN: 978-3775729208

Information on shows at the gallery