Conor Kelly

CV

 

Born Cork, Ireland 1980.

Lives and works in Glasgow.­

 

Education           

2008   MFA, Glasgow School of Art.                                                                           

2002   BA(Hons) Fine & Applied Arts, University of Ulster, Belfast.                    

 

Solo Exhibition

2019 The Hrönir, Platform Arts, Belfast.

2017   Pithecia Pithecia Pithecia Pithecia, HilbertRaum, Berlin.

2017   Daddy In The Algorithm, Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow.

2014   Do U Feel Like We Do? Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow.

2013   Pentimentos and Soda, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

2012   Conor Kelly’s Golden Years, Glasgow Project Room.             

2011   Lampara Descomunal, Kunstverein Arnsberg.     

2009   The Revolutionary Haircut, Glasgow Project Room.            

2007   A Brief History Of Wormroot, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.

2004   Conor Kelly, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.                       

 

Selected Group Exhibition

2018

Glasshouse, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow International Festival.

2016

In Place (with Kari Stewart & Dan Monks) Tara St, Dublin.

Culte Cargo, (with Kari Stewart) Voidoid Archive, Glasgow.

 

2015

Member’s Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

Queens Park Music Club (interactive publication), Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow.

 

2014

Cryptids, Glasgow Project Room (with Liam Allan, Amelia Bywater, Luke Collins, Nick Evans and Shireen Taylor) (curator).

Vision & Values / Member’s Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

Things go Dark (with Fiona Burke, Michael Canning, David Godbold, Conor Kelly, Elizabeth Magill, Eoin McHugh, Stephen McKenna, Alison Pilkington, Jennifer Trouton.) The Model, Sligo.

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2013

Nuggets, Voidoid Archive, Glasgow.

Prismism / Member’s Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

 

2012

Tattooed Tear, Malgras Naudet Gallery, Manchester.

P.D.A. Curtain Showroom, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow.

The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow. (with Mark Briggs and Jim Colquhoun)

 

2011

Haunt, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.                

Overseas – Jahresgaben 2011, Kunstverein Arnsberg.   

SAM DEROUNIAN ALEX IMPEY FLORRIE JAMES CONOR KELLY GRAHAM KELLY KARI ROBERTSON TESSA LYNCH CHARLOTTE PRODGER MICHAEL SMITH, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.                 

Exeter Contemporary Open 2011, Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Exeter.   

Members show, Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow.             

 

2010

muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uhs, SunBear Gallery, Edinburgh.                                                                       

Must I Paint You A Picture? Members Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.             

Turn It On Again, SWG3 Projects, Glasgow International Festival.      

Saltwater, The Tall Ship, Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow International Festival.          

Say What What Way, Shopat34 Artist-run-space, London.           

Open West 2010, Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire,   

Cheltenham. 

 

2009   

Posthumous Hummus, A.Vermin, Glasgow.                

Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Recent Acquisitions, The Braid Mid-Antrim Museum, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.     

Disparition, Zero Station, Portland, ME, U.S.A.             

How to Manage When Everything is a Priority, The Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art.                                                 

 

2008

Jahresgaben 2008, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg.                                               

Old And New, Pentagon Gallery, Glasgow.                               

And So It Goes, Artnews Projects, Berlin.                              

MFA Degree Show, Tramway, Glasgow.                               

Flock GLASGOW-TLV, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv.                          

Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Recent Acquisitions, The Carnegie Centre, Larne.                                          

 

2007

The Weirding and the Uncanny, Glasgow School of Art.                       

MFA Interim Show, Glasgow School of Art.                                     

Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.           

 

Curator

2014             Cryptids, Glasgow Project Room
 

Residency/Artist Talk/Performance

2017            Segue, Performance at QPRC (with Kari Stewart and Dan Monks).

2016            Performance, Voidoid Archive (with Dan Monks).

2015            Artist’s Talk, Sligo Institute of Technology.

2014            Pecha Kucha, Glasgow School of Art.

2014            Artist’s Talk, Things go Dark, Symposium, The Model, Sligo.

2013            New Work Scotland Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

2013            Artist’s talk at Glasgow School of Art.

2011            Artist’s talk at University of Ulster, Belfast.                                                                       

2010            Artist’s talk at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (with Anna Tanner).                                   

2009            Void Residency at Curfew Tower, Cushendall, Northern Ireland.                                   

2007            A Shoal of Mackeral Artist Book Launch, CCA, Glasgow.                                                 

 

Award

2014            Creative Scotland Artist Development Bursary

2013            New Work Scotland Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

2010            Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland Artist’s Development Bursary                       

2010            Culture & Sport Glasgow Visual Arts Grant Scheme                                                           

2009            Culture & Sport Glasgow Visual Arts Grant Scheme                                                           

2006            Mackendrick Scholarship (Glasgow School of Art)                                                           

 

Collection

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland                                                                                     

The Carvill Group

Collection of Andrea and Johannes Teiser

 

Press

Adam Benmakhlouf ‘Conor Kelly @ Queenspark Railway Club, The Skinny, 24/02/2017.

Mareike Maack ‘Abstrakte Malerei und Kunst aus dem Scanner’ Westfälische Rundschau, Nr 275, 25/11/2011.

Gaby Decker ‘Schichten eines Künstlers’ Sauerland Kurier, 27/11/2011.

Talitha Kotzé ‘Must I Paint You A Picture ?’ The List (Issue 660), 2 July 2010.

Sean P Feeny ‘Memorializing Roger Casement’ Donegal News, No144, Monday, August 31st, 2009.

Liz Shannon ‘Glasgow School of Art MFA Degree Show’ The List, Issue 605, Jun-Jul 2008.

Slavka Sverakova ‘Belfast 3-13 September 2007’ Circa 122, Winter 2007.

Jenny Lee ‘Distance wins the day’ The Irish News, 23rd August 2003