Mark Cullen was born in Dublin in 1972, and has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally.‘COSMIC ANNIHILATOR‘is an installation environment situated in a social housing block that explores themes of enclosure, claustrophobia and escape to fantasy. The interior space of the housing unit has been reconfigured and reimagined in order to allow its notional inhabitant release from the flats domestic and social context. The flats interior has been totally restructured, with new passages erected throughout the apartment, ceilings lowered, and light sources altered, replaced or blackened out, presenting the viewer with a space that invites cautious exploration in order to discover the hidden complexity of the work.
Recent shows have included Looking for the Good Life, Draíocht, Dublin, EV+A at Limerick City Gallery, SITED at the Dublin FRINGE Festival, Gasworks Open, Gasworks, London and a two person show in The Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin. Cullen recently finished his MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT, Dublin. Cullen is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of Pallas.