Alan Magee was born in Ireland and lives and works between Dublin & London. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, and a BA from TU Dublin (DIT), Ireland. Awards include; Fire Station Artists’ Studios -Sculpture Bursary Award, Florence Trust Studio Residency; Arts Council Ireland Travel and Training Awards. He has notably exhibited at White Cube, London; Castor, London; Xi’an Academy, China and LCGA, Limerick. Magee is currently a lecturer at the University of the Arts London, a PhD Researcher on the CoAT Scholarship, and is represented by Castor (London).

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 technology, Magee’s playful, often absurdist compositions juxtapose bodies and objects, high art, and everyday life. The artist’s renderings of domestic objects take on powerful symbolism as the markers of the human condition.

Solo Projects/Exhibitions
2021 – Ode to the soft center – The Courthouse Gallery, Clare, Ireland
2020 – Among the dregs of daily toil, The LAB Gallery, Dublin
2019 – Data Dust, Dust Data, Castor, London
2019 – ALAN MAGEE 1/5-31/5, Museum of Contemporary Art London, (Web Exhibition)
2017 – Business as usual, Castor, London
2016 – Some days I’m thinking, some days I’m dreaming, Castor, 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

2021 – The Stable Object in Precarious Times – curated by Andy Wicks, Castor *Online due to Covid-19
2020 – Habitual, curated by Andy Wicks, Castor, London
2020 – Cognitive Contagion, curated by Ben Woodeson *Online due to Covid-19
2020 – Touch me, curated by Veronika Neukirch *Online due to Covid-19

2018 – Solid Gone, curated by Ben Woodeson, Sordoni Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA*
2018 – New Relics, curated by Kate Terry & Tim Ellis, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London

2017 – Make_Shift, curated by Rosalind Davis, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London*
2017 – Castor Frieze Exhibition, curated by Andy Wicks, Century House, London

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 Andy Wicks, 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 International Biennial of Art, 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
Culture Ireland – Visual Arts Grant
Fire Station Artists Studios – Sculpture Bursary Residency Award
TU Dublin – Summer Studios
Arts Council of Ireland – Training Grant
Arts Council of Ireland – Travel & Mobility Award
Florence Trust – 1-year studio residency, London, UK
Dublin City Arts Office – Visual Arts Grant
Wicklow Arts Office – Visual Arts Grant
Cultural Relations Committee (CRC) – Visual Arts Bursary
ERDF Advanced Technologies Grant – In collaborating with University of Liverpool
NCM Visual Artists Professional Development award
LCN Visual Artists Innovative technologies award
John Creagh Memorial Award