- Magician and Master Illusionist
- New York Based
- Customised Presentations
Marco Tempest began his performing career as a stage magician and manipulator, winning awards and establishing an international reputation as a master illusionist. His interest in computer-generated imagery led him to incorporate video and digital technology in his work -- and eventually to develop a new form of contemporary illusion.
Tempest is the executive director of the NYC Magic Lab, a science consortium exploring illusion and digital technology. He is deeply embedded in the tech industry and has regular interactions with product teams in an advisory capacity and as a consultant or developer for prototype consumer technologies. He is a Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and a creative consultant at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
At 22, Marco won the New York World Cup Of Magic, launching him into international prominence. Other Awards include the 2011 World Technology Award For Arts, the 2010 International Magicians Society Merlin Award For Best Contemporary Magician, the 2009 World Magic Award - Best Contemporary Magic, the 23rd Loie Award For Outstanding Achievement In The Art of Magic (2005), and the 2003 Two Telly Awards For The Virtual Magician Television Series,.
In addition to his TV and stage appearances, Marco is well known for his lively phonecam postings on YouTube, in which he performs tricks without post-production and video-editing, to the astonishment of people on the street. Through his art, Marco turns the technology that we encounter every day into a magical, entrancing entertainment.
Marco is also a media consultant on the subject of magic and illusion, as well as lecturing at international conferences on the psychology of deception and creative thinking. He is a Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.
To book Marco for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 3500 3331 To discuss your requirements.