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CLIVE MURPHY
I’m constantly interested in ideas relating to the position of the
individual in terms of an increasingly ‘mass’ oriented environment.
Through a combination of humor, pathos and incongruity I infiltrate
commercial, urban and visual literacy, deconstructing rhetorical
systems and prepackaged aspirational frameworks in an effort to
carve out some sense of human space in my work. My approach is
heavily informed by Arte Povera, Situationist, Pop Art and
Duchampian concepts.
EDUCATION
Master’s Degree                Master’s of Fine Art Degree, University of Ulster, Belfast        2004
Degree:                        B.A. (Hons.) Fine & Applied Art, University of Ulster, Belfast         1998

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS @
06/07        LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL New York (nine month residency)
07        IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Dublin (six m month residency)   
07        PALLAS STUDIOS GALLERY Dublin (solo exhibition)
07        WESTGERMANY GALLERY Berlin (group exhibition)        
07        MOTHER’S TANK STATION GALLERY Dublin (solo exhibition)
07        MAGNAN PROJECTS GALLERY New York (solo exhibition)
07        ALMA ENTERPRISES GALLERY London (solo exhibition)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
06        MERCER UNION ARTS CENTRE Toronto
05        I WANT TO BE YOU Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
05        PUBLIC INTERVENTION British Council commission in association with CityMine(d), Brussels
04        CHINA-OK! Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
04        MADE IN CHINA Context Gallery, Derry
03        DESTRUCTION OR DELIVERANCE Jenaparades Gallery, Munich
01        AN IKEA OFFICE CHAIR Foundation and Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
01        SOME DAY Gallery Q.Q., Krakow
00        STREETLIFE Clotsworthy Arts Centre, Antrim
                 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
06        ACUTE OCCULT ZONAL OUTER Drawing Centre, New York
06        NY/LDN/MNPS Soap Factory Gallery, Minneapolis
05        BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester/Spike Island Arts Centre, Bristol/Barbican Centre, London
05        THE TIME TRAVELER KILLS HIS GRANDMOTHER Alma Enterprises Gallery, London
05        OFFSIDE Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
05        VISONIC (Audio-Visual Festival) Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
04        MATCHMAKING Collaborative project, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
03        VENEER/FOLHEADO Zedebois Gallery/Catalyst Arts, Lisbon
03        FLIX Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
03        GOLDEN MILE PROJECT c/o Fully Formed Art Projects, Belfast
03        ENTRANCE STAGE "DEATH" Dûm Umêní Gallery, Ceskê Budéjovice
03        FRESH FRUIT c/o Pallas Studios, Dublin
03        6X6 411 Gallery, Hangzhou
03        STARS AT NOON Triskel Art Centre, Cork
02        FRESH ART FAIR Islington Business Centre, London
02        EV+A Limerick City Gallery, Limerick
01        PERSPECTIVE 2001Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
01        FOURTH KINGSTON BIENNIAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION New York
01        PERISHABLE TONIC c/o Sculptor's Society of Ireland, Dublin
01        IT'S LIFE JIM... Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
00        PRECINCT (Public Art Poster Exhibition) Project Arts Centre/Pallas Studios, Dublin
00        STRAYLIGHT VISUAL FESTIVAL Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin
00        FORTUNA Root Gallery, London
99        DARKLIGHT VISUAL FESTIVAL Arthouse, Dublin

RESIDENCIES
May – June        06                MERCER UNION RESIDENCY PROGRAMME Toronto
Oct – March        05/06                DRAWING CENTRE Wooster St. SoHo, New York
Mar – Apr        05                CITYMINE(D) RESEARCH PROGRAMME Brussels
Oct - Dec                04                INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMME Gallery 411, Hangzhou
Sep-Oct                01                JELENI  ARTISTS RESIDENCY Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
June-July                00                CUSHENDAL CURFEW TOWER RESIDENCY Antrim