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John Costi in conversation with Mark Leckey
Sat 13 May 2023
Past event

A motorway bridge installed in a gallery with yellow lighting

Mark Leckey, Installation view, He Thrusts his Fists against the Posts but Still Insists he Sees the
Ghosts, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 6
May – 30 December 2017, Photograph by Jan Søndergaard

Join artists John Costi and Mark Leckey for a live conversation at the SLG.

Both artists listen to music in the studio, it often acts as a starting point or inspiration when creating new work. Hear them discuss the importance of music in their practices, shared themes and John Costi’s exhibition, Found Football Difficult.


John Costi (b.1987) is an artist whose work draws on his Cypriot and Irish heritage, and experience of growing up in London. He creates sculptures, installations, paintings and performance. Often improvised and informed by chance, the work lives in the social sphere. He is interested in dismantling hierarchies of art experience, turning passive audiences into active participants. Costi graduate from Central St Martins MA Fine Art in 2022.

Recent exhibitions include; Tiger Milk, Krabbesholm Højskole, Denmark; Trash Money, Light Eye Mind, London; and performances at V22, London and Tate Modern, London.

Two Temple Place residency: Forthcoming exhibition Inside at Two Temple Place, 28th January 2023 – 26th February 2023.



Mark Leckey (born 1964, Birkenhead), is a contemporary artist working with a variety of media including film, sound, sculpture and performance. His work explores the relationship between popular culture and technology and explores the subjects of anxiety, class and nostalgia. In 2008 he won the Turner Prize for his exhibition Industrial Light and Magic and has had recent solo exhibitions at MOMA PS1, New York (2016), SMK Denmark, Copenhagen (2016), Tate Britain, London (2019-20), and CABINET Gallery, London (2022).


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