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Résumé / Bio

Gary Farrelly is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His practice includes drawing, collage, mail art and performance. The work ranges in subject matter from architecture and administration to personal inventory and autobiography. 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.

2015-2017      Studied Visual Arts, LUCA School of the Arts (Sint-Lukas), master’s program, Brussels
2014-2015      Artist in residence, TAMAT Center for Contemporary Textile Art, Tournai
2014                Artist in residence, Atelier Haus Hilmsen, Salzwedel
2010                Artist in residence, CentralTrak University of Texas, Dallas
2002-2006    Studied Fine Art, NCAD National College of Art and Design, bachelor’s program, Dublin

2017     Fruit Solutions, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin*
2017     Fruit Efficiency, RO2 Art, Dallas*
2016     Low Hanging Fruit,  Grölle Pass Project, Wuppertal*
2015     Policy Documents, Museum Quality, New York
2012     Terminal Compositions, RO2 Art, Dallas
2010     Great Development, Guerilla Arts, Dallas
2009     Kunstbureaucracy, Galerie W Eric Landau, Paris
2007     Obsessive Territories, this is not a shop, Dublin
2006     Saddam International Airport, studio 6- Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
*Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence

2017     a hard place, 500X Gallery, Dallas.
2017     Reviewing Authorship, LUCA School of the Arts, Brussels.
2016     Ultra Moderne, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, Bregenz, Austria.
2016     ONEonONE, Clovis XV, Brussels.
2016     Neue Heimat, Galerie Weisser Elephant, Berlin.
2016     Sturn der liebe, Établissement d’en face, Brussels.
2016     Heimatplan, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal.
2016     Nur Nicht Nach Hause, Galerie Zwitschermaschine, Berlin.
2015     Recherches 15, TAMAT Center for Contemporary Textile Art, Tournai.
2015     Glue Oisin Byrne and Gary Farrelly, Grölle Pass Projects, Wuppertal.
2014     Iz/uzetnosti (Extraordinaries), MSURS Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka.
2013     Going Postal, RE Gallery, Dallas.
2012     Control Tower, Parking Gallery Projects, Tehran.
2010     The Non-Profit Margin, CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas.
2009     Slick ArtFair, Le Centquatre, Paris.
2009     Monument Time, Scale Architects and University College Dublin.
2008    When will it end, Art Trail ’08, Cork.
2008    Urban Jealousy, Galerie Wallywood, Berlin & Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul.
2008     International Roaming Biennial, Parking Gallery Projects, Tehran.
2008     Plans, Sections and Elevations, Royal Institute of Architects, Dublin.
2007     (C)artography: Map-Making as Artform, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
2007     Don’t Cry Work, The Back Loft, Dublin.
2006     Graduate Exhibition, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
2005     Quadrant Contemporaries 2005, Bell Table Arts Centre, Limerick.
2004     Rejoyce 100, National Print Museum, Dublin.

2016: “Auf dem Gipfel der Bürokratie”, review, Anne Grages, Westdeutsche Zeitung 3.11.2016.
2016: ‘”Ultra Moderne”: Wohnen in der Kaffeemaschine’, review, Christa Benzer, Der Standard 12.8.2016.
2016: ‘Wenn die Moderne wieder modern ist’, review, Ariane Grabber, Vorarlberger Nachrichten 21.7.2016.
2016: ‘Bureau #304: Gary Farrelly and Brussels’, feature story, Rachel Donnelly, Totally Dublin, issue 142: July.
2016: ‘roads: ‘We must have motorways’ – ireland, the highway and Modernity’, Denis Linehan. extract from: Infra- Eireann: Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 2015 (ed. Gary A. Boyd, John Mclaughlin) [Ashgate].
2016: ‘Die Architektur der Nachskreigsmoderne, review, Daniel Diekhas, Westdeutsche Zeitung 25.01 2016.
2016: ‘Kunst uber Hauser in der “Zwitschermaschine”, review, Matthias, Tagesspiegel, 23.01.2016.
2015: ‘Policy Documents’, exhibition catalogue, edited by Suzi Teo, Museum Quality, NYC.
2015: ‘Matière, forme et idée’ review, Michel Voiturier, Flux News.
2015: ‘Recherches 15′, curators essay for exhibition catalog, jean-pierre vlasselaer, TAMAT.
2015: ‘Oisin Byrne: Gary Farrelly’, curatorial statement, Oisin Byrne, Grölle Pass Projects.
2015: ‘Gesichter, Fahrscheine und Visionen bei Grölle’, review, Anne Grages, WestDeutche Zeitung.
2014: ‘Kunstbürokrat schreibt an Museen’, interview, A. Pelczarski,  Salzwedel Volkstimme.
2013: ‘Flann O’Brienesque Film Scoops Dublin Award’, Colin Gleeson, The Irish Times 27.4.2013.
2013: ‘Letter Writing is an Art at RE Gallery’s Going Postal’, review, Betsy Lewis, Dallas Observer.
2013: ‘10 Things Dublin can learn from Radical Science’, interview, Karl McDonald, Totally Dublin.
2012: ‘Conversations in the void’, Joshua von Ammon and Frank Darko, Socialized Contemporary Artists Bureau.
2012: ‘Gary Farrelly at RO2’, preview, Todd Camplin, Modern Dallas.
2012: ‘We’re Experiencing Visual Turbulence’, review, Jamie Laughlin, Dallas Observer.
2012: ‘Surface Play/ Ready to Depart’, review, Peter Simik, D Magazine.
2012: ‘A portrait of the artist as a gay man’, interview, Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice.
2011: ‘Notes on the naming process in-between Antonio Negri and Quentin Meillassoux’, essay to accompany the exhibition All roads lead to Neustern, Joseph Noonan Ganley.
2011: ‘A portrait of the artist as autonomous coastal city state’, curators essay, All roads lead to Neustern, Donna Marie O’Donovan.
2011: ‘The new obsessive’, interview, Rosa Abbott, Totally Dublin.
2011: ‘Gary Farrelly’, Permanent Culture Magazine, issue 2.
2010: ‘Unhinged Victory’, Permanent Culture Magazine, issue 1.
2010: ‘Art, Money and Labor at CentralTrak’, Jerome Weeks, Art and Seek.
2010: ‘The Non-Profit Margin – artwork addresses the current economic crisis’, Pegasus News.
2010: ‘The Non-Profit Margin’, review, Erin Starr White, ArtLies Magazine, November issue.
2009: ‘Kunstbureaucracy’, review, Montmartre Magazine, March issue.
2009: ‘Kunstbureaucracy’, review, 18 Magazine – Paris.
2009: ‘Podpeinturdézenfants’, review, Milk Magazine – Paris, March issue.
2007: ‘The Aesthetics of Administration – Duality and conflict in the art objects of Gary Farrelly’, curatorial essay, Pádraic E. Moore.
2007: ‘Don’t Cry Work’, review, Aidain Dunne, The IrishTimes, 21/2/07.
2007: ‘Don’t Cry Work’, curators essay for exhibition catalog, Padraic. E. Moore,
2007: ‘Non/Autonomous Art is a mission demanding complete fanaticism’, Padraic. E. Moore, VAI Printed Project Issue 8.
2007: ‘Ich bin ein Berlinner’, Neil Dowling, Totally Dublin.
2007: ‘Cartography – Map making as art form’, exhibition catalogue, Crawford Gallery.
2006: ‘Defast and Defurious’, interview, Neil Dowling Totally Dublin, June edition.
2006: ‘Quadrant’, curators essay, Anya Von Gosseln, The Belltable Arts Center.
2005: ‘The September Exhibition to mark by Ceremony the expansion of The Great Defastenist Empire’, review, Tim Stott, Circa Magazine.
2005: ‘The September Exhibition…’, essay and pamphlet, Padraic. E. Moore.

2014/2015: TAMAT, Centre contemporain des arts textile de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
2014: Atelierhaus Hilmsen, Molzberger Academy of Fine Arts, Salzwedel, Germany.
2010: Centraltrak, University of Texas artist in residency program, Dallas, USA.
2007: Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin, Germany
2007: Artist in residence, Galerie W, Paris, France.

2014: Culture Ireland Award.
2014: Funded research year 2014/2015, Centre de la Tapisserie, des Arts Mureaux et des arts du tissu de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
2014: Artist’s Support Award, Fingal County Council.
2013: Uniquely Dublin Award, Dublin City Council.

2013: ‘Where I Come From’, Christy Moore, Sony Music Ireland.
2006: ‘Burning Times’, Christy Moore, Sony Music Ireland.

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