Modern Art

Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1971
Lives and works in London

Since 2014, elected RA, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Education
1997 – 1999

MA Fine Art

Goldsmith’s College, London

1990 – 1993

BA Hons Fine Art

University of Ulster, Belfast

Solo Exhibitions
2019

The Shrinking Universe, curated by Mary Cremin

Ireland Pavilion, 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Kosmos

City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

2018

Kosmos

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, Australia

Iceberg Hits

Modern Art, London

2017

Kaufmann Repetto

Milan, Italy

A Material Enlightenment

303 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

City Room (with Gary Webb)

Galeria Mário Sequeira, Parada de Tibães, Portugal

2016

Alternative to Power

New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

A Gated Community

Sonneveld House, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2015

Middle Temple

Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy

2014

Dublin City Gallery

The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

What the Eye Wants

Modern Art, London

This and This and This

Art Parcours, Art 45 Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2013

Narcissus

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

New Sculpture

New Art Centre, Wiltshire

2012

The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Dublin, Ireland

Sightings

Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas, TX, USA

Childrens Art Commission: Eva Rothschild: Boys and Sculpture

The Whitechapel Gallery, London

The Modern Institute

Glasgow, Scotland

2011

Hot Touch

Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany

303 Gallery

New York, NY, USA

Hot Touch

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

Empire

Public Art Fund, New York, NY, USA

2009

Cold Corners, Tate Britain Annual Duveens’ Commission

Tate Britain, London

Modern Art

London

Francesca Kaufmann

Milan, Italy

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

Zürich, Switzerland

La Conservera: Centro de Arte Contemporaneo

Murcia, Spain

2008

The Modern Institute

Glasgow, Scotland

2007

South London Gallery

London

303 Gallery

New York, NY, USA

2006

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

Zürich, Switzerland

2005

Modern Art

London

Douglas Hyde Gallery

Dublin, Ireland

2004

Kunsthalle Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

Artspace

Sydney, Australia

2003

Heavy Cloud

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Sit-In

Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

2002

Modern Art

London

Project Art Centre

Dublin, Ireland

2001

Peacegarden

The Showroom, London

Peacegarden

Cornerhouse, Manchester

Francesca Kauffman Gallery

Milan, Italy

Els Hanappe Underground

Athens, Greece

1999

The Modern Institute

Glasgow, Scotland

1998

Titanik Galerie

Turku, Finland

1996

Great Wall / Black Hole

Iain Irving Projects, Aberdeenshire

Centre for Contemporary Art

Glasgow

1995

Bercsenyi Galleria

Budapest, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019

60 Years, curated by Sofia Karamani

Tate Britain, London

Less is More

Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands

Objects of Wonder: British Sculpture from the Tate Collection, 1950s – Present

PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, Germany

2018

Liquid Crystal Display, curated by Laura Sillars with Angelica Sule

Site Gallery, Sheffield

The Most Real Thing: Contemporary Textiles and Sculpture

New Art Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire

250th Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Anthropologist in Me, curated by Duarte Sequeira and Guilherme Braga da Cruz

Forum Arte Braga, Braga, Portugal

Shadowed Forms, curated by Kevin Francis Gray

Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nacré Fraternité

FLAT:TWO, Digbyland Studios, London

2017

The Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art

Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo

An Eyeful of Wry

Brynmor Jones Library gallery, University of Hull, Hull

31 Women

Breeselittle, London

2016

IMMA Collection: A Decade

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Theories of Modern Art

Modern Art, London

Surface and Beyond, curated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel

Dirimart Dolapdere, Istanbul, Turkey

2015

Periodical Review #5

Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland

Then for Now

The Delfina Foundation, London

Rapture & Pain, Lustwarande ’15

Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands

A Setup

Block Universe and Fig-2 at ICA, London

Sculpture in the Close

Jesus College Cambridge, Cambridge

Vibrant Matter

KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium

2014

Art as a Verb

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, touring to Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, Adelaide and ARTSPACE, Sydney, Australia

You Imagine What You Desire

Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia

We are living on a star

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

2013

Out of the House

Cranford Collection, Sala de Arte, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain

A Conspiracy of Detail

Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art

2012

BITUME ET ASTRE DANSENT, PARFOIS, DANS LA PURE PEUR

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France

Drawing:Sculpture

Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Wentrup, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

Making is Thinking

Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Breitseite - Im Fokus: Raum

Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture, Conversation Pieces, curated by Philip Treacy

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Sculpture Now

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2010

Big New Field

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Highlights from the Collection

The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA

Undone: making and un-making in contemporary sculpture

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

The Dark Monarch

Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne

2009

The Dark Monarch

Tate St. Ives, St. Ives

Geoplay (Part II)

Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain

Group Show

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Drawing 2009 Biennal Fundraiser

The Drawing Room, London

2008

Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant

Modern Art, London

Rita McBride, Cornelia Parker, Eva Rothschild, Jessica Stockholder

Galeria Carreras Mugica, Bilbao, Spain

Blasted Allegories: Werke aus der Sammlung Ringler

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

A Life of Their Own, curated by Richard Cork

Lismore Castle, Lismore, Ireland

2007

Un-monumental: Falling to Pieces in the 21st Century, curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni

The New Museum, New York, NY, USA

Looking Up

Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

Dump, Postmodern Sculpture in the Dissolved Field

The Art Hall of Tullinlokka, Oslo, Norway

2006

All Hawaii Entrées / Lunar Reggae

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

This is Not For You, Diskurse der Skulptur

TBA21, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

60th Anniversary Show

Gimpel Fils, London

British Art Show 6

Spike Island, Bristol

Defining the Contemporary

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

60: Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield West Yorkshire

How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art,Arts Council Collection

Hayward Gallery, London

Tate Triennial

Tate Britain, London

If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history

The Showroom, London

Strange Powers, curated by Laura Hoptman and Peter Eleey

Creative Time, New York, NY, USA

The British Art Show

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; Castlefied Art Gallery, Manchester; Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; Arnolfini, Bristol

2005

Extreme Abstraction

Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY, USA

Le Voyage Interieur, Paris – London

Escape Foundation EDF, Paris, France

2004

The Carnegie International

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Strange Weather

Modern Art, London

Selections from the collection of Heather Hubbs

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Four-Ply

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, USA

ATOMKRIEG

Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Kunsthalle Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

2003

Plunder: Culture as material

Dundeed Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

Splendor Geometrik

Galerie Gisela Captain, Cologne, Germany

The Walls Have Eyes

Modern Art, London

Primary Colours

The City Gallery, Leicester

OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

This Was Tomorrow

New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury

3D

Frederich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Permaculture

Gallery Christima Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

Breathing the Water

Galerie Hauser & Wirth and Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

Playschool

Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark

Smart Project Space

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2002

Electric Dreams

Barbican Gallery, London

Tailsliding: Young and Upcoming British Art

Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland

Early one Morning

The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Tate Britain, London

My Head is on Fire But My Heart is Full of Love

Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001

Prodigal Prodigy

White Box, New York, NY, USA

Tattoo Show

Modern Art, London

Brown

The Approach, London

Tailsliding

British Council Touring Show

All That Is Solid…

London Print Studio, London

Troubleshooting

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Kalam to Computer

Crafts Museum, New Delhi, India

Swenglish

IASPIS, London

Silhouettes and Cut-outs

Lenbachaus, Munich, Germany

The seat with the clearest view...

Grey Matter, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Circles ° 4

ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Schattenrisse

Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Munich, Germany

2000

Perfidy: An Intervention at La Tourette

Convent Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Lyon, France, travelling to: Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2000-1, as Perfidy: Surviving Modernism)

Zig-Zag

Thomas Cohn Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hard Candy

Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany

Pavilion

Mark Mueller Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

Tonight

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Comes the Spirit

Jerwood Space, London

Proper

Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

Dream Machines

National Touring Exhibitions, England

1999

Palace

Glassbox, Paris, France

Utopias

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Luftfarer

Riksutstillinger, Oslo, Norway

High Red Centre

Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1998

Cluster Bomb

Morrisson / Judd, London

Crystal State

3 Month Gallery / Artranspennine, Liverpool

Seeing Hozomeen

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

How to build a Universe

Fly Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Excellent Dynamite

Pallas Studios, Dublin, Ireland

Bed and Workshop

Square Doyen, Milou Rennes, France

Habitat

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1997

Superstore

Norwich gallery & The Tannery, London

Tutor with an Idea

3 Month Gallery, Liverpool

Let’s Rock

Alexandra Mansions, Norwich

European Couples

Transmisson Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

If it wasn’t for the mist…

Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

Performance Festival

Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark

Dialogue

W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1996

World of Ponce

South Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Singled Out

Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Ireland

City Limits

Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent

Into the Void

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Deep Signal

Gasworks, London

Sick Building

Globescope, Copenhagen, Denmark

Art for People

Transmission Gallery, London

EV + A

Limerick, Ireland