B. 1976 Harare, Zimbabwe.

Education, 1996-1999, Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Degree, University of Cape Town, South Africa.


Marc Standing is an African/ British/Australian artist who was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He obtained his BAFA honors degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with distinctions in painting. 

After spending a decade in Australia and Hong Kong he now resides in London.

Standing has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions internationally and is represented and collaborates with Grove Square Galleries in London, Art Labor in Shanghai, Montague Contemporary in New York and Pollen Collective in London. He has also been a finalist in many art prizes over the years, including the Sovereign Asian Art Prize and is part of The Groucho Club collection in London. 


Standing has been artist in residence at Amilla Fushi in the Maldives, and has taken part in residencies in the Philippines, Shanghai, and Mexico.

Standing’s vibrant and inventive painting has developed along a complex path. Sublime in the originality and mastery of his brush stroke, they are informed by anthropology, biology and the complexities of existence, both physical and metaphysical.



Solo Exhibitions


'The Whispering Tongues', Grove Square Galleries, London


'The Colour of Abstraction: New Ways of Seeing', Grove Square Galleries, London


'Going To The Mountain', Worldly Wicked & Wise Gallery, London

'The Oracles', One River School, Portland, Oregan

START Fair, Art Labor, London

'Lamina', Raro London


Sprigg Gallery, London


Art Labor, Shanghai


The Oracles, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

The Eternal Return, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.


‘The Shadow Men’, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


‘The Mystics’, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.


‘The Phosphorescence’, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

‘Lost Wonders’, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

‘The Duchess of Avon’, Trink Tank Tank, Melbourne, Australia.


‘Waking Me Forever’, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


Group Exhibitions


'Reclaiming Magic', Royal Academy of Arts, London, curated by Yinka Shonibare

'Arcadia', Grove Square Galleries, London

'Circle' [Pollen Collective, 44 Russel St, London


'The Colour of Abstraction : New Ways of Seeing', Grove Square Galleries, London



'Nou Wave', London

'We Must Cultivate Our Garden', The Sixteen Trust, London


'Play', Re Centre, London


‘FLUX’, Chelsea College of Arts, London


‘Teleportation’, Art Labor, Shanghai.

‘Fireflowers’, Art Labor, Shanghai.


‘Art Index Fair’, Art Fitch Alliance, Mumbai, India.

‘New York Now! 015’, Factory Arts Project, New York.

‘Glennfidich Art Bar’, Sydney Contemporary, Sydney, Australia.


‘Platform for Emerging Artists’, Leyden Gallery, London, UK.

‘Dreaming in Colour’, Art Labor, Shanghai, China.

‘Justice Center Human Rights Art Prize,’ Sundaram Gallery, Hong Kong.

‘Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize’, Finalist, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia.

‘Art Athina’, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece.

‘Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize’, Finalist, NAS, Sydney, Australia.


‘Art Athina’, Anna Pappas Gallery, Athens, Greece.

‘Wonder Works’, The Space, Art HK 2013, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong.

‘Sovereign Asian Art Prize Exhibition’, Finalist, Rotunda Exchange Square, Hong Kong. Espace Louis Vuitton, Singa­pore.

‘Project 13, Jamais Vu’, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

‘Looking Forward’, King Street Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

‘Clayton UTZ Art Award’, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia.




2019 - 2017

Artist in residence, Amilla Fushi, Maldives.


Elmo’s House, The Philippines

Art Labor residency, Shanghai, China


Artist in residence, One&Only, Maldives

Puebla, Mexico




The Groucho Club London

Cathay Pacific Lounge Hong Kong

Artbank, Australia

Numerous private collections internationally


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