Mark Beam
Since the beginning
Works in San Felipe Del Agua United States of America

Mark is the founder of artbeam. artbeam produces art. artbeam represents artists and their ideas and the expression of those ideas. Its energy periodically materializes in events and exhibitions across the world. Currently artbeam is Max Dean, Nichola Feldman-Kiss, Guillermo Roel and Mark Beam.

Trained as a lawyer and investment banker, Mark quickly gravitated toward trading and investment management on Wall Street. Initially attracted by the chaos of information streaming from stock tickers, news screens and the collision of humanity on trading floors, he began developing pattern recognition skills, often using charts and maps to navigate the chaotic stream of information. He later turned his attention directly toward the use of technology in human systems and took a leading role in promoting the value of interdisciplinary collaboration in their construction.

He founded beaming, llc. in 1995, a new media venture consulting firm in San Francisco, working with a diverse range of organizations including technology and communications companies, foundations, universities and cultural institutions. beaming also produced "New Minds” in 1997-98, a widely acclaimed lecture and performance series in San Francisco that focused on the social and cultural impact of new media.

With space scientist Roger Malina, Mark co-founded Creative Disturbance in 1999, a global research & development network dedicated to advances in human-computer interface. He works closely with artists who are fluent in the use of technology some of whom he represents through artbeam, an art dealer and producer. He is a contributing writer for SMAC a San Francisco MOMA art zine and the MIT Press published Leonardo Journal, where he sits as a member of the international advisory board.

He is an invited lecturer at universities, conferences, think tanks, governments and corporations. Currently he is an advisor and project member of the African Malaria Project that seeks to eradicate malaria in our lifetime, and is a consultant to the Canadian Heritage Information Network where he is literally mapping the landscape of Digital Culture in Canada and internationally.

Mark and his wife Lauren live in Oaxaca, Mexico with their two sons Weston and Prentiss Sky.