Marcus Lyon (b.1965) is a British artist. He was born and raised in rural England and studied Political Science at University. Commissioned and exhibited globally, his works are held in both private and international collections, including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Arts Council Collection (UK) and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington DC. The 21st century saw his work move beyond traditional forms as he began to incorporate sound & science into his practice. He has created extensive bodies of work on dance, identity & globalisation. Outside the art world, Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur: A TED speaker, he currently serves as a Board Director of Somerset House and Leader’s Quest as well as supporting BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.


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i.Detroit tells the extraordinary story of The City of Detroit through the portraits, soundscapes and ancestral DNA of 100 remarkable individuals who were nominated by their fellow citizens.

The launch was hosted on October 15, 2020 by Rhonda Walker of Channel 4 Detroit and in conversation with Human Atlas founder Marcus Lyon.

The event also featured a panel discussion with Shirley Stancato (Detroit Community Leader), Kenyatta D. Berry (Detroiter and DNA Genealogist), Ken Coleman (Detroit Historian) and Ozzie Rivera (i.Detroiter and Cultural Producer), as well as videos from the Kresge Foundation and the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History.

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