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Résumé / Bio

Gary Farrelly is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His practice includes drawing, collage, mail art and performance. Recurring subject matters in the work include architecture, administration to personal inventory. Autonomy and agency are recurring themes.

Farrelly studied fine art at the National College of Art and Design NCAD) in Dublin and LUCA Arts (Sint-Lukas) in Brussels. He has lived and worked for extended periods in Paris and Dallas where he was artist in residence at Galerie W and The University of Texas, respectively. Exhibition highlights include Museum of Contemporary Textile Art (Tournai), Museum of Contemporary Art (Banja Luka), Parking Projects (Tehran), Central Trak (Dallas), Crawford Municipal Art Gallery (Cork),Royal Institute of Architects (Dublin) and 500X (Dallas). Collaborative initiatives include a feature length film project entitled Glue with Oisin Byrne and the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence with Chris Dreier.


GARY FARRELLY B.1983, Dublin
Lives and works in Brussels

2017        MA Vrije Kunsten, LUCA School of the Arts, Brussels
2006       BA Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

2019        Festival of Control, CCHA Cultuurcentrum, Hasselt
2018        GLUE, GCCA Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art, London
2018        20 Propositions, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
2018        [BAU036], Gold + Beton, Cologne
2018        Letters of Last Resort, Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels
2018        State of Statelessness, ISELP, Brussels
2017        Jonge Kunstenaars 2017, De Directeurswoning, Roeselare
2017        I spy, I spy a little lie, Marres- Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
2017        A Hard Place, 500X Gallery, Dallas, USA
2017        Fruit Solutions, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin
2017        Reviewing Authorship, LUCA School of the Arts (MA graduate show), Brussels
2017        Low Hanging Fruit, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal
2016        Heimat Plan, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal
2016        Neue Heimat, Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin
2016        Sturm der Liebe, Establishment d’en face, Brussels
2016        Ultramodern, Galerie Lisi Hammerle, Austria
2016        ONE on ONE, Clovis XV, Brussels
2016        Nur Nicht Nach Hause, Galerie Zwitschermaschine, Berlin
2015        Policy Documents (solo exhibition), Museum Quality, New York
2015        GLUE- Oisin Byrne and Gary Farrelly, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal
2015        Recherches 15, TAMAT Musée de la Tapisserie, Tournai
2014        EXCEPTIONALITIES, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka
2013        Going Postal, RE Gallery, Dallas
2012        Control Tower, Parking Projects, Tehran
2010        The Non-Profit Margin, Central Trak Gallery, Dallas
2010        International Roaming Biennial, Parking Projects, Tehran
2009       Plans, Sections and Elevations, Royal Institute of Architects, Dublin
2008        Kunstbureaucracy (solo exhibition), Galerie W, Paris
2007       [C]artography: map-making as artform, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
2007       Don’t Cry Work, The Back Loft, Dublin
2006       Saddam International Airport (solo show), Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin
2005        Quadrant- The Young Contemporaries, Bell Table Arts Centre, Limerick

2018        Three-month residency, AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp
2015        One-year residency, TAMAT Textile Museum, Tournai
2010        Six-month residency, Artist in residence program, University of Texas, Dallas
2007        One-month residency, Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin


2019         European Conference of Institutional Ideators. Organised by Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence at Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal (opens October)

2019         Debates on Division, Performer and researcher for a performance by Gluklya and Anna Bitkina, Bozar, Brussels.

2018         I am Dynamite. Performative lecture in the context of a symposium curated by Roisin Agnew as part of the Fringe Festival, Dublin.

2018        LUCA Open Academy. ‘Inherited Resistance & Young Resilience’ curated by Els Opsomer, performative lecture, Centrale for contemporary art, Brussels

2017         A Hard Place. Commission from the University of Texas, Dallas to curate an exhibition combining architectural and contemporary art practices.

2017         Visiting lecturer, La Cambre- Ecole nationale supérieure des visuels, Brussels.

2016         The Fools, The Fools, The Fools. Performative lecture in the context of a symposium curated by Ella De Burca at St. Ita’s Mental Hospital, Dublin.

2015         Visiting lecturer, La Cambre- Ecole nationale supérieure des visuels, Brussels.

2012         Spin Off: Graphic Texts. Panel discussion with Dr. Marshall Armintor, Gary Farrelly, Noah-Fleisher and Charles Dee Mitchell at the MAC, Dallas

2010         ART WORK: A Local Conversation About Art, Labour, and Economics. Contributor to symposium hosted by Michael Corris and Carolyn Cortor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.


Hyperallergic Magazine, 1/2/2019 (USA)
An Intimately Filmed Portrait of a Willfully Fragmented and Mutable Persona
Review by Rosa Abbott

Metropolis M , eindexamens 2017 (NL)
Gary Farrelly – intuïtief archief van Tamara Beheydt

Perspektive Magazine, 88/89, 2017 (AT)
Der OJAI- Transparency Act
Literary collaboration with D Holland-Moritz

#AI Magazine/ The Art Review, winter 2017 (IT)
La frutta sui rami più bassi
Interview conducted by ScAle Architects

Tagesspiegel, 10.03.2016 (DE)
Global egal – Matthias Reichelt sieht sich mit schrägen Statistiken konfrontiert
Chris Dreier und Gary Farrelly: Fruit Solutions

TAZ, taz.plan, 23.02.2016 (DE)
“Wir haben keine Geheimnisse”: Selbstinstitutionalisierung in der Post-Bürokratie
Chris Dreier und Gary Farrelly: Fruit Solutions von Noemi Molitor

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