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Biography

PAUL MCDEVITT

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

Education

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)

Solo Exhibitions

2013
A Life Without Shame, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)

2012
Galerie Horst Schuler (with Cornelius Quabeck), Düsseldorf (DE)
Night Soil, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)

2011
Running on Woollen Legs, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)

2010
OBE, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
Liste 15 (with Beni Bischof), Basel (CH)
What Survives, ALP / Peter Bergman, Stockholm (SE)
2009
Bile and Manias, Martin Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen (DK)
The Cant, Artspeak, Vancouver (CA)
Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)
Ecstatic Visions etc., Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam (NL)
Spastic with Cheer (with Heike Kati Barath), Kunstverein Schwerte (DE) – catalogue

2008
Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck), Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf (DE)
A Journal of the Winds, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck), Dunckerstrasse 17, Berlin (DE)

2007
Guide Me, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed (UK)
Solitary Figure in Landscape, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)

2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)

2003
Merge ‘inbrief’ print project, Jerwood Foundation, London (UK)
The Horns of Moses, Habitat Kings Road, London (UK)

2001
Half-Life, Hales Gallery, London (UK)


Group Exhibitions

2017
Golden Ass, Laden Feuer Nichts, Leipzig, Germany

2015
Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Long to Hirst: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire (UK)
Study From The Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)

2013
Unstuck, EspacioValverde, Madrid, Spain (ES)
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)

2012
Es war einmal was nie gewesen ist., curated by Henrik Schrat, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf (DE)
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
About Stupidity, curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten and Diana Dallal, The Petach Tikva Art Museum, Petach Tikva (IL)
Zeichen und Wunder, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg (DE)
Imagined pasts / Unknown Futures, High House Gallery, Clanfield, Oxford (UK)
Collaborations and Interventions (with Cornelius Quabeck), CCA Andratx, Andratx (ES)
Glamourie, PSL, Leeds (UK)

2011
Printworks from Atelje Ole Larsen, "Under Stor Press" Dunckers kulturhus, Helsingborg (SE)
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
Backstage Riders, curated by Lotte Møller & Sebastiaan Schlicher, Tagesspiegelgebäude, Beriin (DE)
Laws and Sausage, nationalmuseum, Berlin (DE)
Press Releases, essays and observations, Berlin (DE)
No Government No Cry, a project by Kendell Geers, CIAP Aktuele Kunst, Hasselt (BE)
From Berlin, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
Der Menschen Klee, KIT, Düsseldorf (DE)

2010
Lei da Selva (Law of the Jungle), Lehmann Maupin, New York (US)
Something Might Happen, Galerie im Regierungsviertel/The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin (DE)
The Berlin Box, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx/CCA, Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
Radical Adults, curated by Lotte Møller & Sebastiaan Schlicher, The Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin (DE)

2009
Abstract Cabinet Show, Eastside projects, Birmingham (UK)
Paper Moon, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
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, São Paulo (BR)
Collection Art Foundation Mallorca, CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca (ES)

2008
Chambres a part II, la Réserve Paris, 10 place du Trocadero, Paris (FR)
100 Years 100 Artists 100 Works of Art, A Foundation Gallery, London (UK)
Golden Record – the Sounds of the Earth, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)
Supernatural, CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca (ES)
Pendre la crémaillère, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (DE)
Space to Draw, Jerwood Space, London (UK)

2007
Star Dust ou la Dernière Frontière, MAC/VAL Musée D’Art Contemporain Du Val-De-Marne, Paris (FR), cat.
Cult Fiction, curated by Emma Mahony, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, touring to Nottingham
Castle, Leeds City Art Gallery, Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Tullie House, Carlise (UK), cat.

2006
Prints Now: Directions & Definitions V&A, London (UK), 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 (DE)
Ticker, curated by Aurélie Voltz, carlier | gebauer, Berlin (DE)
The Failure, Korridor, Berlin (DE)
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)
Post Notes, ICA, London & touring (UK)
Communism, curated by Grant Watson, Project, Dublin (IE)

2004
Implosion, Raum500, Munich (DE)
Pledge, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin (DE)
No-How, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (UK)

2003
Post it, Floating IP, Manchester (UK)
EU3 - European Drawing, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (UK)
I want! I want!, Towner Art Centre, Eastbourne (UK)
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (UK)
Some Panoramas, Pump House, London (UK)
Arrangement: the use of flowers in art, Rhodes+Mann, London (UK), cat.
Please! Take One, 39, London (UK)
Bad Touch, Keith Talent Gallery, London (UK)
Ponce, The Ship, London (UK)
Phillip Allen, Diana Cooper, Paul McDevitt, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (IE)
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, curated by Emma Mahony, Tullie House, Carlisle (UK) cat; Angel Row, Nottingham (UK)

2002
Non-Plan, domoBaal, London (UK), cat.
YesteryearNowadays, Hales Gallery, London (UK)
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, curated by Emma Mahony, Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK), cat.; MK G, Milton Keynes (UK)
Neverland, Cell Project Space, London (UK)
Reverberator, curated by Michael Archer, Houldsworth, London (UK)
Lovely, curated by Andreas Oehlert, Kohlenhof, Nuremberg (DE)

2001
Please Use The Space Provided For Additional Information, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London (UK)
What's Wrong?, curated by Dave Beech, The Trade Apartment, London (UK)
Die München Sonne (with Declan Clarke), Maximiliansforum, Munich (DE)
Skuggspel Tullkammaren, Umeå (SE)
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001 (UK) cat.
Cheltenham & Gloucester College, Cheltenham (UK)
The Alberto Vilar Gallery at the Prince's Foundation, London (UK)
EICH Gallery, Hull (UK)
Teeth & Trousers, Cell Project Space, London (UK)
Freie Wahlen (McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (DE), cat.
Saatchi Gallery Bursaries 1999-2001, The Saatchi Gallery at 30 Underwood St, London (UK) cat.

2000
Compilation, PLUS, Düsseldorf (DE)
Felt-Tip, David Risley/Zwemmer Gallery, London (UK)
Hellseher, Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf (DE)
The Armchair Project, Cinch, London (UK)
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck - Bigger Monster Lover Glasgow Project Space, Glasgow (UK)
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck - Uptight (Outta Sight) PLUS, Düsseldorf (DE)
Teenage Comedown, 15c, London (UK)

Curated Projects (with Declan Clarke)

2012
Farbige Schatten, Albrecht Schäfer, Max Beckmann, Salvador Dalí, Eugène Delacroix, Goethe-Institut, Dublin (IE)

2011
Herbei ein Licht!, a group show of contemporary German art, Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall, Lismore (IE)

2009
Fuck Book, Publication, Eastside projects, Birmingham (UK)

2008
Coney Island HotDog Eating Championship (event), Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin (DE)
video screening: films by Andreas Bunte, Sebastian Buerkner, Matt Calderwood, Declan Clarke, Annika Eriksson, Nick Laessing, Chris Shepherd, David Shrigley, Annika Ström, Dunckerstrasse 17, Berlin (DE)
Printed Project #9, The Call of the Wild is Now a Cry for Help, published by Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin (IE)

2007
Expect Nothing, Gallery for One, Dublin EL)
Feint publication Dublin (IRL)

2005
Matt Calderwood, Björn Dahlem, Sophie von Hellerman, Ian Kiaer, Cornelius Quabeck, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (IE), cat.

2002
Play it as it Lays - 17 artists from Los Angeles, London Institute Gallery Millbank, London (UK)

2000
The Armchair Project, Cinch, London (UK)
Dust Up - Two Down The House, Chelsea College of Art, London (UK)


Grants / Residencies

2012
Residency, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (ES)

2006-2007
Berlin Fellow, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed (UK)

2000-2001
Saatchi Fellow, Artist in Residence, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (UK)

1997
Artist in Residence, Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California (US)


Bibliography

2014
Gavin, Francesca; The Book of Hearts, published by Laurence King, London (UK)

2013
Sill, Heidi; Einblick, taz.de, 23.5.2013
Hohmann, Angela; Laute rütteln, Kunst Stücke, Der Tagesspiegel, 4.5.2013
Herbert, Martin; Now See This, Art Review, May 2013, pp.28–29
Karich, Swantje; Gallery Weekend Berlin, Eigene Zeit, eigener Ort, Frankfurtert Allgemeine Zeitung, 28.4.2013
Marco Polo Berliner Magazin, Nr 4/13, p.14

2012
40 (artist book), infinite greyscale, Berlin (DE)
monograph, Paul McDevitt, Kerber, Berlin (DE)

2011
39 (artist book), infinite greyscale, Berlin (DE)
Schatten & Wesen, 9 Ausstellungen im Kunstverein Schwerte, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld

2010
Olofsson, Anders; Paul McDevitt på ALP/Peter Bergman, Konsten Nättidskrift om samtidskonst, 5 March
Apropos Moore: Observations on Moore’s Legacies for Contemporary British Artists, Henry Moore, Tate catalogue, pp.85-87

2009
Mania, Astrid; Artnet 19 Dec 09 “Schatzsuche auf dem Künstlerspielplatz”
Paul McDevitt udstiller i Martin Asbaek Gallery, www.kulturplakaten.dk, 18 November
Art on Paper Nov/Dec 09 cover, and pp.30-21
Ward, Ossian; Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck , Time Out, July 09
Gavin, Francesca; Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, Elle online, July 09
Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, exhibition preview, Monopol, 07/09
Archer, Michael; Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, Artforum, October 2009
Barnes, Freire; l'art, BON 15, Spring/Summer 09, p.29
xposição, VEJA Sao Paulo, 18 March

2008
Müller, Dominikus; Kunstrundgang, taz Berlin, 24 September, p.27
Reber, Simone; Der Charme von Charlottenburg, Der Tagesspiegel, 6 September, p.29
Boese, Daniel; ABC 123, artforum.com, 11 September 2008
Chrambach, Adam; Art Crawl: A Journal of the Winds, Exberliner, September
Stott, Tim; Clarke & McDevitt: Expect Nothing review, Art Review, March, p.168
Mania, Astrid; Grosszügige Geste, Artnet, 14 February
Charlesworth, J.J.; Space to Draw review, Time Out, January

2007
Ebner, Jörn; Die Tankstelle Oberlausitz steht in England, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 September, p.46
Gavin, Francesca; Smashing Pumpkins, BBC Collective online
Fite-Wassilak, Chris; Cult Fiction, Frieze issue 109, September, p.193
Charlesworth, J.J.; Ka-Pow!: Cult Fiction: Art & Comics’, Art Review Issue 10 April, p.40

2005
Beech, Dave; I Could Have Been a Contender -Temporary Exhibitions at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Internationaler Pilot Issue, Oct 2005, pp.11-12
Humphrey, David; David Humphrey Discusses the Work of Paul McDevit, Miser & Now Issue 7, pp.22-25
Conner, Valerie; News - Dublin, the Hugh Lane, Contemporary Issue 76, p.17
Ho, Gitta; Räume für Wirklichkeit - review of Ticker 9, Artnet 21, July
Clancy, Luke; Clarke & McDevitt present, Modern Painters July/Aug, pp.108-109
Long, Declan; From Despair to Where…, Feint Issue 2 Vol. 1, pp.3-6
RTÉ TV panel discussion, The View, Clarke & McDevitt present, 17 May
Summer Sights, The Irish Times, April 14, p.3
Live radio interview, NewsTalk106, 10 April
On-site at the Hugh Lane The Irish Times, 9 April
O‘Halloran, Robbie; Communism, Circa Spring 05, pp.110-111
Charlesworth, J.J.; Communism’, Art Monthly, March, no.284, pp.19-21
RTÉ TV panel discussion, The View, Communism, 25 January
Dunne, Aidan; Bursting the Art Bubble, The Irish Times, 25 January, p.16

2004
Paul McDevitt at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Kultureflash 101, 10/11/04
Martin; Paul McDevitt at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Time Out n.1785, 3-10 Nov, Coomber, p.57
Postcard, Art Review, July/August, Vol. LIV, p.110
Conrads, Martin; No Future Revisited, Zitty, 14, p.80
Eklund, Karin; EU3, Untitled, n. 31, Spring, p.73

2003
Charlesworth, J.J.; I Want! I Want!, Art Monthly, October, n. 270, pp.33-35
McIntosh, Jacqui; Arrangement, a-n magazine, October, pp.7
Flora Historia, Tank, vol. 3, issue 7, pp.155
Hickling, Alfred; I want! I want!, The Guardian, 27 August, pp.24
interview with Emma Underhill, Factory DVD Magazine, issue 2
Hopwood, Alasdair; Sleaze Nation, Vol. 4, Issue 26, May, pp.124
King, Emily; Palm Reading, Frieze, Issue 73, March, pp.48-49

2002
Kitamura, Katie; YesteryearNowadays, Contemporary, October, p.81-82
Blandford, Richard; Play it as it Lays, Frieze, Issue 69, September, pp.112
Charlesworth, J.J.; Reverberator, Art Monthly, Jul-Aug, n. 258, pp.33-35
Wilson, Andrew; Summer reading (Lost Weekend), Art Monthly, Jul-Aug, n. 258, pp.54
Charlesworth, J.J.; Play it as it Lays, Artext, #77, Summer, pp.82-83
Ihara, Nathan; The Pocko Collection LA Weekly, 21-27 June
Pocko, Flux, #30, April/May, pp.23
Gotta catch 'em all!, lab 03, Spring, pp.20-21
Ward, Ossian; Seven days in LA, Art Review, April, Vol. LIII, pp.50-51
Fergusson, Ben; Lost Weekend, Art Review, April, Vol. LIII, pp.84
Gavin, Francesca; Weekender, Dazed & Confused, #88, April, pp.169
Monet und adidas, Fürther Nachrichten, 21 March, p.25
Maucher, Ute; An der Oberfläche kratzen, Abendzeitung Nürnberg, 21 March, p.15

2001
Hege, Paul; Hard Labour, Art Review, Dec/Jan, Vol. LII, pp.46-47
Paul McDevitt - Observatory, Tank, vol. 2, issue 7, pp.72-81
Västerbottens-Kuriren Umeå, 7 September, pp.1-5
Last Chance - Art, Saatchi Gallery Bursaries, Evening Standard, 3 August