Mark Leckey became know in the 1990s with a cult film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore about English clubs since the early 1970s. Rather like Jeremy Deller, his work at the time was a mixture of Pop culture and counter-culture. In fact a constant in his work is an interest in the icons of our visual culture. In Felix Gets Broadcasted, he became interested in Felix The Cat who was first of all present at the beginning of the 20th century in over 250 newspapers and was the first character to benefit from TV transmission in 1928 in New York. This is the story of a cartoon hero and his successful conversion from cinema to the written press and then to TV, before being integrated into the art system. Mark Leckey is of the same generation as Damien Hirst but has had a very different career path. He was part of an alternative music band and is currently professor of the history of cinema in Frankfurt. He won the Turner Prize in 2008.
Mark Leckey was born in Birkenhead, UK . He lives and works in London.