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Paul McDevitt 

Born 1972 in Troon, Scotland
Lives and works in 
London (UK) and Berlin (DE)


1999-2000 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (UK)
1992-1995 BA (Hons) Visual Arts, Lancaster University (UK)
1991-1992 Foundation Course, Jacob Kramer College of Art & Design, Leeds (UK)


2017 Modern Furnishings SMAC, Berlin
         Cave Paintings Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
         Hogwash Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Nottingham, UK
         Dolph Projects, London
2016 Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)
         Von Holden Studio, Palermo, IT (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)
         House of St Barnabas, London
2015 Grand Canyon Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
         Hunker Down LICA, Lancaster, UK
2014 Kunstverein Düsseldorf Schaufenster (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)
         Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
2013 Espacio Valverde, Madrid
         A Life Without Shame Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
2012 If You Haven’t Any Hay (with Cornelius Quabeck), Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf
         Night Soil Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
2011 Running on Woollen Legs Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2010 OBE Sommer & Kohl Berlin
         What Survives APT/Peter Bergman, Stockholm
2009 Bile and Manias Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
         The Cant Artspeak, Vancouver (cat.)
         Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
         Ecstatic Visions etc. Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
         Spastic with Cheer (with Heike Kati Barath) Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, DE (cat.)
2008 Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf
         Journal of the Winds Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
         Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Dunckerstrasse 17, Berlin
2007 Guide Me Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK (cat.)
         Solitary Figure in Landscape Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2004 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2003 Merge ‘inbrief’ print project, Jerwood Foundation, London
         The Horns of Moses Habitat Kings Road, London
2001 Half-Life Hales Gallery, London


2019 Du coq à l'âne, Art Contemporain, le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France
2016 Costermongering Belmacz, London
2015 Recordings Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE (with Cornelius Quabeck as IGR)
         1+1=22 Galerie Roy, Zülpich, DE
         20 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
         Ouvrez l'œil Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France (with Cornelius Quabeck as IGR)
2014 Associations – New SALTS, Basel
         Le Temps de la Rentrée Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
         Just Add Water CCA Andtratx, Majorca
         Body and Void: Echoes of Henry Moore in Contemporary Art Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, UK
         Decline and Fall online exhibition (, curated by Francesca Gavin
         Study From The Human Body Stephen Friedman Gallery, London 
2012 About Stupidity curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten and Diana Dallal, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
         Es war einmal was nie gewesen ist curated by Henrik Schrat, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
         Zeichen und Wunder curated by Andreas Oehlert, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg
         Collaborations and Interventions curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
         Glamourie PSL, Leeds
2011 Under Stor Press Dunckers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
         Backstage Rider Kunst Magasin, Berlin
         Laws and Sausage nationalmuseum, Berlin
         Summer in the City Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
         From Berlin Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
         Press Release Essays and Observations, Berlin
         No Government, No Cry (a project by Kendell Geers) C.I.A.P, Hasselt, Belgium
         Der Menschen Klee KIT, Düsseldorf (cat.)
2010 Lei da Selva Lehmann Maupin, New York
         Summer in the City Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
         The Berlin Box CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
         Radical Adults The Forgotten Bar, Berlin
2009 Abstract Cabinet Show Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (cat.)
         Paper Moon Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
         Summer in the City Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
         The Golden Record – The Sounds of Earth g39, Cardiff, UK
         The Golden Record – The Sounds of Earth The Collection, Lincoln, UK
         Nus Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
         Col-lecció Art Foundation Mallorca CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
2008 Chambres à part II curated by Laurence Dreyfus, La Réserve, Paris
         100 Years 100 Artists 100 Works of Art A Foundation Gallery, London
         Golden Record – the Sounds of Earth Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
         Supernatural curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
         Pendre la Crémaillère Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
         Cult Fiction curated by Emma Mahony, Tullie House, Carlise (cat.)
         Space to Draw Jerwood Space, London (cat.)
2007 Star Dust ou la Dernière Frontière MAC/VAL Musée D’Art Contemporain Du Val-De-Marne, Paris (cat.)
         Cult Fiction curated by Emma Mahony The New Art Gallery, Walsall,
         touring to Nottingham Castle, Leeds City Art Gallery, Aberystwyth Art Gallery (cat.)
2006 Prints Now: Directions & Definitions V&A, London (cat.)
         The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (cat.)
         Drawing Inspiration Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK (cat.)
2005 Sonnenblumen Titanic Kjubh, Cologne
         Ticker curated by Aurélie Voltz, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
         The Failure Korridor, Berlin
         10th Anniversary Exhibition Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
         Post Notes ICA, London & touring
         Communism curated by Grant Watson, Project, Dublin
2004 Implosion Raum500, Munich
         Pledge Sparwasser HQ, Berlin
         No-How Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2003 Post it Floating IP, Manchester
         EU3 - European Drawing Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
         I want! I want! Towner Art Centre, Eastbourne
         Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
         Some Panoramas Pump House, London
         Arrangement: the use of flowers in art Rhodes+Mann, London (cat.)
         Please! Take One 39, London
         Bad Touch Keith Talent Gallery, London
         Ponce the Ship, London
         Phillip Allen, Diana Cooper, Paul McDevitt Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
         Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music curated by Emma Mahony (cat.)
         Tullie House, Carlisle
         Angel Row, Nottingham
2002 Non-Plan domoBaal, London (cat.) YesteryearNowadays Hales Gallery,
         London Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music curated by Emma Mahony (cat.)
         Cornerhouse, Manchester
         MK G, Milton Keynes
         Neverland Cell Project Space, London
         Reverberator curated by Michael Archer, Houldsworth, London
         Lovely curated by Andreas Oehlert, Kohlenhof, Nuremberg
2001 Please Use The Space Provided For Additional Information
         Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
         What's Wrong? curated by Dave Beech, The Trade Apartment, London
         Die München Sonne (with Declan Clarke) Maximiliansforum, Munich
         Skuggspel Tullkammaren, Umeå, Sweden
         The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001 (cat.)
         Cheltenham & Gloucester College, Cheltenham
         The Alberto Vilar Gallery at the Prince's Foundation, London
         EICH Gallery, Hull
         Teeth & Trousers Cell Project Space, London
         Freie Wahlen (McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck) Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (cat.)
         Saatchi Gallery Bursaries 1999 - 2001 The Saatchi Gallery at 30 Underwood St, London (cat.)
2000 Compilation PLUS, Düsseldorf
         Felt-Tip David Risley/Zwemmer Gallery, London
         Hellseher Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf
         The Armchair Project Cinch, London
         McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck - Bigger Monster Lover Glasgow Project Space, Glasgow
         McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck - Uptight (Outta Sight) PLUS, Düsseldorf
         Teenage Comedown 15c, London

Publications (selected)

2014 Gavin, Francesca, The Book of Hearts, Laurence King Publishers, London, UK
2007 Cult Fiction Art and Comics, Hayward Gallery Publications
2006 The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney
2005 Clarke & McDevitt present, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
2002 Paul McDevitt-Piranesi Penguin Pool & other stories, Der Atom No. 3  
         The Galleries Book, Royal Academy of Arts
         Paul McDevitt Lost Weekend, Pocko Editions
2001 Tafelrunden, RischArt Produktion
2000 Parallel Lines, London Institute


2012 Residency, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain
2009 Book project with Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada 
2007 International Artists Fellowships, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK
2006 Berlin Fellow, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
2000 Saatchi Fellow, Artist in Residence, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, England
1997 Artist in Residence, Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California, USA

Public Collections

Museum Petach Tikva of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Zabludowicz Collection, London, England