Alexis Mark (DK)
Graphic design studio
Alexis Mark is the shared pseudonym of Marie Grønkær, Kristoffer Li & Martin Bek and a graphic design studio located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Alexis Mark works within a wide range of projects from commissioned identity design and art direction, to publication- and web design, through self-organised projects, to design-education, curating and exhibition-making. Through their work they wish to challenge the media usage which we normally takes for granted – both visually, technologically, and socially. Their work is located in the intersection between commercial interests and graphic design as an artistic and critical disciplin. By re-appropriating and re-imagining preexisting formats, they focus on how everyday media usage is part of forming our reality and society.
This is exemplified in a website for a record-label designed as a DNA-database; a drinks menu for a bar-installation displayed at a large digital billboard on top of the building across the street of the exhibition space; in an office space transformed into a music venue for the release of a new album; a fictional drawing tool which is intended to be used by architects to redraw the infrastructure of a whole city; posters for an exhibition series where the physical space is represented through 3D renderings where the art works are floating in time and space; and in a visual identity for an art institution designed as a digital organisation tool.
Since 2017 Alexis Mark has been running the occasional exhibition platform Annual Reportt in extension of their studio space in Copenhagen. The projects are realised through collaborations with national and international artists and designers and has taken the form of exhibitions, talks, concerts and events. With a focus on communication and transmission within the arts, the platform seeks to facilitate a critical discourse within the field of contemporary cultural production. Based on an interest in the interdisciplinary practice and it’s collaborations, Annual Reportt seeks to create a space in which the traditional definitions of artistic disciplines are explored and erased.
In 2018 Alexis Mark was part of the program ‘Den unge kunstneriske elite’ organised by The Danish Arts Council. They have been facilitating workshops and were part of residencies in Berlin, Los Angeles, Palestine and their collaborators include Yale University, Harvard School of Design, The Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019, Glyptoteket, CHART, SMK, Tranen, Art Hub Copenhagen and more.