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  Biography

Irish artist Alan Magee’s practice crosses many disciplines from sculpture, installation and drawing, to a variety of lens based media. Often addressing issues that arise from the politics of power, labour and control, Magee’s playful, often absurdist compositions juxtapose bodies and objects, high art, and everyday life. The artist’s rendering of domestic objects take on powerful symbolism as the markers of the human condition.

Magee exhibits regularly between Ireland and the UK, with selected exhibitions and screenings further afield, including Cross Gallery, Dublin; DOLPH Projects, London; Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda. Group shows include White Cube, London; Maria Stenfors, London; Berloni Gallery, London and Ormston House, Limerick. Magee is currently a lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London.

Solo Projects/Exhibitions

2016 - Some days I’m thinking, some days I’m dreaming, Castor Projects, London
2015 – There is no way of knowing if this is meaningful, let alone the beginning of something, Cross Gallery, Dublin
2015 – Alan Magee at DOLPH Projects, London
2013 - Gapfill: more beauty, more happiness, Nexus Arts & Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
2012 - Agents of change, Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London

2011 - Our Lives as Things, Occupy Space, Limerick, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 - Revive!, curated by Galitzine MacKenzie, Paddington, London
2016 - Playroom, curated by Galitzine MacKenzie, Soho, London

2015 - Contemporary Drawings from Britain, curated by Marco Cali & Xing Zhang, Xi'an, China
2015 - True, False and Slightly better, Coleman Project Space, London
2015 - Art & Labour, curated by The Modern Language Experiment, Sluice, London
2015 - The Presence of Absence, curated by Paul Carey Kent, Berloni, London

2014 - Din Konst Galleri, Tranås, Sweden
2014 - Trade, curated by Castor Projects, 16 Little Portland Street, London
2014 - Morphisisation, A.P.T Gallery, London*
2014 - Interchange Junctions, 5 Howick Place, London

2013 - Open Cube, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, White Cube - Mason's Yard, London*
2013 - Plus Jamais Seul, Standards Espace D'Exposition, Rennes, France
2013 - The Structure of Things, dalla Rosa Gallery, London*

2013 - PLOT POINT, curated by collectif_fact, Swiss Church, London
2013 - 'I where a dress', curated by Sasha Burkhanova, High Holborn, London*

2013 - Founding Phant, curated by P Quast & J Stack, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick
2013 - '...even CLOUDS...' curated by K James & M Keenan, Studio 1.1, London

2012 - Endogenous, Maria Stenfors, London
2012 - Petite enveloppe urbaine, curated by D Scholes, launch at Banner Repeater, London*
2012 - ALTER, curated by J Carlisle & S Pentelow, Vegas Gallery, London
2012 - System Of Objects, curated by Louise Ashcroft, Departure Foundation, London

2012 - '... and all shall have prizes... ', curated by K James & M Keenan, Studio 1.1, London

2011 - What is an Art Book? curated by The Modern Language Experiment, London.*
2011 - The Florence Trust summer show, curated by Paul Bayley, London, UK *

2010 - Liverpool Rd Est Project, curated by Tall Tales, London
2010 - Framing Motion, Moves 10, Liverpool, UK

2009 - Visual Deflections, curated by K Nolan, Old Truman Brewery, London

2009 - Moving Image, Synch Festival, Athens, Greece
2009 - Projected Weekends, The Digital Hub, Dublin

2009 - The Drawing Salon, curated by M Larsson & C Noronha Feio, The Mews Project Space, London
2009 - /Seconds, Online, curated by Nooshin Farhid
2009 - Catch my Drift, Barge House, OXO Tower, London

2008 - Culture Night, Temple Bar, Dublin
2008 - Sculpture in Context, The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2008 - Reality in two Tones, Galleria Jakubska, Praha 1, Czech Rep *

2007 - Fetish in a Box, curated by Sandra Minchin, Triskel Arts Centre,Cork, Ireland

2006 - Fresh Re-imagining the collection, curated by Pippa Little, LCGA, Limerick *
2006 - Unknown Capitals, curated by Zsofia Ilosvai, Budapest, Prague, Paris & Seoul *
2006 - Sculpture in context, The National Botanical Gardens, Dublin

2005 - EV+A, curated by Dan Cameron, Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA), Limerick *
2005 - Moore St Lending Library, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin

(* Indicates publication)

Grants, Awards & Residences

Arts Council of Ireland - Training Grant

Arts Council of Ireland - Travel & Mobility Award
Coleman Project Space residency, London, UK
Florence Trust residency, London, UK
Dublin City Arts Office - Visual Arts Grant
Wicklow Arts Office - Visual Arts Grant
Space Studios - NCM Program, London, UK
Cultural Relations Committee (CRC) - Visual Arts Bursary
John Creagh Memorial Award