Marcus Coates lives and works in London.

Marcus Coates attempts to understand how we relate to each other and the implications of this for the world around us. His work is often motivated by the need for change, with a social and ecological impact in mind. He works with others to create processes founded on empathy and trust, collaborating with members of the public, organisations and institutions, as well as experts from a wide range of disciplines including; anthropologists, ornithologists, wildlife sound recordists, choreographers, politicians, psychiatrists, palliative care consultants, musicians, and primatologists amongst others.

Recent exhibitions include

The Directors, Artangel, London, UK, 2022)

The Limits of Humanity, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, 2021

The World is in You, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2021

Joseph Beuys and the Shamans, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany 2021

The Animal that therefore I am, OCAT Institute, Beijing, China, 2020

The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth Somerset 2018

Functional Improvisation with percussionist Terry Day, William Morris Museum, 2017

As Above, So Below, IMMA, Dublin, 2017

Ape Culture, HKW Berlin, 2015

Dawn Chorus, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (2015)

The Trip, Serpentine Gallery, London and Implicit Sound, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2011

Psychopomp, Milton Keynes Gallery, 2010

Marcus Coates, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland, 2009

Coates was nominated for the 4th Plinth Commission in 2014 and was the recipient of a Paul Hamyln Award in 2008. In 2014 he was the first recipient of the James Lovelock Commission and in 2009 he won the inaugural Daiwa Art Prize.

Recent publications include:

Marcus Coates, 2016
a survey monograph published by Koenig, designed by Fraser Muggeridge

UR…A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning, 2014 (Second edition 2020)
Published by Bookworks, designed by Modern Activity