Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles. He is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in a storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Machine Project also operates as a informal collective of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under his direction Machine has produced shows with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum at UCLA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Walker Museum in Minneapolis and the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. He has produced over 1000 events in Los Angeles at the Machine Project storefront space.