Mark Brusse was born in the Dutch city of Alkmaar in 1937. From 1954 to 1959, he attended the Arnhem Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands. In 1960 he won a scholarship by Maison Descartes to spend eight months in Paris, where he grew acquainted with the Nouveaux Réalistes, led by Pierre Restany. He lived in New York City between 1965 and 1967, where he took an active role in the local artistic and intellectual avant-garde. From 1970 to 1972, he worked in Berlin and first collaborated with John Cage. Interested in the ephemeral nature of the work of art, he participated in happenings and performances, Brusse’s pieces expand throughout the exhibition space due to his peculiar way of assembling diverse media (wood, bronze, ceramics, stone). In 1969 he represented France at the Paris Biennale with a large-scale installation entitled Occupation de l’Espace. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1961.