ALAN PHELAN studied at Dublin City University and Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. His practice involves the production of objects, participatory projects, curating and writing. These all inform, combine and contribute to an interest in the narrative potential surrounding an artwork. This can be exploited or explored from actual and historical events, ideas, things and places as well as their fictional counterparts. Working in the museum and archive sector has shaped this approach somewhat but more as a counterpoint than agency.
Exhibitions internationally include Kunstmuseum Bonn; Detroit, Stockholm; Treignac Projet, France; BOZAR, Brussels; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Chapter, Cardiff; SKUC, Ljubljana; Feinkost, Berlin; SKC, Belgrade; OK11, Helsinki; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai; Galería Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires. In Ireland exhibitions include IMMA, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast ; mother’s tankstation, Dublin ; MCAC, Portadown; Limerick City Gallery of Art , and Solstice, Navan; Glucksman Gallery and The Black Mariah, Cork. Screenings include Videonale.15, Bonn; Kevin Kavanagh Gallery; ÉCU Film Festival, Paris; Cinesonika, Derry and the Cairo Video Festival. Public art projects include projects for Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and the Department of Communications. Curated exhibitions at the RHA, Farmleigh Gallery, Project, Dublin. His work is represented in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, The National Self-Portrait Collection and several private collections.
Alan Phelan, born Dublin, 1968. Received BA, Dublin City University, 1989 and MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1994.
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