Paul McDevitt

Born Troon, Scotland, 1972
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Education


1999-2000
MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, England

1992-1995
BA (Hons) Visual Arts, Lancaster University, UK

1991-1992
Foundation Course, Jacob Kramer College of Art & Design, Leeds, UK


Solo Exhibitions/Projects (selected)


2015
Hunker Down, LICA (Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts), Lancaster, UK
Paul McDevitt: Grand Canyon, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2014
Martin Asbaek Gallery (with Cornelius Quabeck), Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
A Life Without Shame, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

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

2011
Herbei ein Licht (co-curated by Paul McDevitt and Declan Clarke), Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall, Ireland
Running on Woollen Legs, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2010
What Survives, ALP/Peter Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden
OBE, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany

2009
Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Bile and Manias, Martin Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Cant, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
Ecstatic Visions etc., Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Holland
Spastic with Cheer, Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany

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

2007
Solitary Figure in Landscape, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Guide Me, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, UK

2004
Paul McDevitt, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2003
Merge, Jerwood Print, Jerwood Foundation, London, England
The Horns of Moses, Habitat, Kings Road, London, England

2002
Lost Weekend, Galala, Fukuoka, Japan

2001
Half-Life, Hales Gallery, London, England


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2014
Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire, UK

2013
Unstuck, Espacio Valverde, Madrid, Spain
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012-2013
Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London, England
About Stupidity, The Petach Tikva Art Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel
Zeichen und Wunder, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
Es war einmal was nie gewesen ist, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012
Glamourie, PSL, Leeds, UK
Collaborations and Interventions, CCA Andratx / Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca

2011
Backstage Riders, Berlin, Germany; curated by Lotte Møller & Sebastiaan Schlicher
Laws and Sausage, National Museum, Berlin, Germany
No Government No Cry, a project by Kendell Geers, CIAP Aktuele Kunst, Hassel, Belgium
From Berlin, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Der menschen klee, KIT Düsseldorf, Germany; curated by Friederike Nymphius
Printworks from Atelje Ole Larsen, Under Stor Press, Dunckers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

2010
Law of the Jungle, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
Something Might Happen, Galerie im Regierungsviertel/The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Gemany
The Berlin Box, Kunsthalle Andratx/CCA, Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; curated by Friederike Nymphius
Radical Adults, The Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany

2009
Abstract Cabinet Show, Eastside projects, Birmingham, UK
Paper Moon, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
Summer in the City, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Golden Record - The Sounds of Earth, The Collection, Lincoln, England; touring to g39, Cardiff, UK
Nus, Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Collection Art Foundation Mallorca, CCA Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

2008
Chambres a part II, la Réserve Paris, Paris, France
100 Years 100 Artists 100 Works of Art, A Foundation Gallery, London, England
Golden Record - the Sounds of the Earth, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Supernatural, Kunsthalle Andratx, Majorca, Spain
Pendre la crémaillère, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
Space to Draw, Jerwood Space, London, England
Art on the London Underground, Rochelle School, London, England

2007
Star Dust, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC/VAL), Paris, France
Cult Fiction, Hayward Gallery, London; toured to New Art Gallery, Walsall; Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds; Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Aberystwyth; Tullie House, Carlisle, UK (catalogue)
Drawing 2007 Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, England

2006
Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, UK
The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England (catalogue)

2005
Sonnenblume Titanic, Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Ticker, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany; curated by Aurélie Voltz
The Failure, Korridor, Berlin, Germany
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Post Notes, ICA, London; toured to Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
Communism, Project, Dublin, Ireland; curated by Grant Watson

2004
Implosion, Raum500, Munich, Germany
Pledge, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany; curated by Dave Beech
No-How, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2003
Post It, Floating IP, Manchester, UK
EU3-European Drawing, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
I want! I want! NGCA, Sunderland, UK
Some Panoramas, Pump House Gallery, London, England
Arrangement: the use of flowers in art, Rhodes+Mann, London, England (catalogue)
Please Take One, 39, London, England
Bad Touch, Keith Talent Gallery, London, England
Ponce, the Ship, London, England
Phillip Allen, Diana Cooper, Paul McDevitt, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Tullie House, Carlisle, UK

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

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

2000
Compilation, PLUS, Düsseldorf, Germany
Felt-Tip, Zwemmer Gallery, London, England
Hellseher, Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Armchair Project, Cinch, London, England
Assembly, Stepney City, London, England
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck-Bigger Monster Lover, Glasgow Project Space, Glasgow, Scotland
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck-Uptight (Outta Sight), PLUS, Düsseldorf, Germany


Curated Projects (with Declan Clarke)


2012
Farbige Schatten Goethe-Institute, Dublin, Ireland

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

2009
Fuck Book, Eastside projects, Birmingham, UK

2008
Coney Island HotDog Eating Championship (event), Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin,
Germany
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, Germany
Printed Project #9, The Call of the Wild is Now a Cry for Help, published by Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

2007
Expect Nothing, Gallery for One, Dublin, Ireland
Feint publication, Dublin, Ireland

2005
Matt Calderwood, Björn Dahlem, Sophie von Hellerman, Ian Kiaer, Cornelius Quabeck, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

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

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


Bibliography (selected)

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
Kerr, Dylan, Artist Paul McDevitt on Fusing Draftsmanship With the Anarchy of the Streets, Artspace, 24 March

2014
Vaizey, Marina, Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, pp.86-91 ill. (catalogue)

2012
Reddleman, Claire, Stellar Parllax North Kent by Paul McDevitt, Into Ruins, 5 March

2011
Schatten & Wesen, 9 Ausstellungen im Kunstverein Schwerte, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld

2010
Apropos Moore: Observations on Moore's Legacies for Contemporary British Artists, Henry Moore, Tate catalogue, pp.85-87

2009
Mania, Astrid, Schatzsuche auf dem Künstlerspielplatz, Artnet, 19 December
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, 9 July
Gavin, Francesca, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, Elle online, 9 July
Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, Exhibition Preview, Monopol, 7 September
Archer, Michael, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, Artforum, October
Barnes, Freire, l'art, BON 15, Spring-Summer, p.29
xposição, VEJA Sao Paulo, 18 March

2008
Cripps, Charlotte, Not-so-Random Patterns from Mother Nature, The Independent, 8 January
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
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 London, January

2007
Gavin, Francesca, Smashing Pumkins, BBC Collective, 6 September
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

2006
Clarke & McDevitt Present, Artforum, August

2005
Beech, Dave, I Could've Been a Contender, The Internationaler, Pilot Issue, October, pp. 11-12
Humphrey, David, New York Painter David Humphrey Discusses the Work of Paul McDevitt, Miser & Now, Issue 7, pp. 22-24
Ho, Gitta, Räume für Wirklichkeit, Artnet, 21 July
Clancy, Luke, Clarke & McDevitt present, Modern Painters, July/August, pp. 108-109
Long, Declan, From Despair to Where..., Feint, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 3-6
Clarke & McDevitt present, The View, RTÉ TV panel discussion, 17 May
Summer Sights, The Irish Times, 14 April, p. 3
Live Radio interview, NewsTalk106, 10 April
On-site at the Hugh Lane, The Irish Times, 9 April
O'Halloran, Robbie, Circa, Spring, pp. 110-111
Charlesworth, JJ, Communism, Art Monthly, No. 284, March, pp. 19-21
Stott, Tim, Communism, CIRCA Art Magazine Online
Communism, The View RTÉ Television panel discussion, 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 November
Coomer, Martin, Paul McDevitt at Stephen Friedman Gallery, 3-10 November, p. 57
Postcard, Art Review, Volume LIV, July/August, p. 110
Conrads, Martin, No Future Revisited, Zitty, p. 80
Eklund, Karin, Untitled, EU3, No. 31, Spring, p. 73
Laws, Liza, Find a World of Fantasy & Desire at the Towner Art Gallery, 24hourmuseum.org.uk, 1 January

2003
Charlesworth, JJ, I Want! I Want!, Art Monthly, No. 270, October, pp. 33-35
McIntosh, Jackie, Arrangement, a-n magazine, October, p. 7
Flora Historia, Tank, Volume 3, Issue 7, p. 155
Lack, Jessica, Arrangement, The Guardian, 1 September, p. 18
Hickling, Alfred, I Want! I Want!, The Guardian, 27 August, p. 24
Underhill, Emma, Factory DVD Magazine, Issue 2
Hopwood, Alasdair, Sleaze Nation, Volume 4, Issue 26, May, p. 124
King, Emily, Palm Reading, Frieze, Issue 73, March, pp. 48-49

2002
Kitamura, Katie, YesteryearNowadays, Contemporary, October, pp. 81-82
Blandford, Richard, Play it as it Lays, Frieze, Issue 69, September, p. 112
Lack, Jessica, YesteryearNowadays, 26 July
Charlesworth, JJ, Reverberator, Art Monthly, No. 258, July-August, pp. 33-35
Wilson, Andrew, Summer Reading (Lost Weekend), Art Monthly, No. 258, July-August, p. 54
Charlesworth, JJ, Play it as it Lays, Artext, No. 77, Summer, pp. 82-83
Ihara, Nathan, The Pocko Collection, LA Weekly, 21-27 June
Pocko, Flux, No. 30, April/May, p. 23
Gotta catch 'em all!, lab 03, Spring, pp. 20-21
Ward, Ossian, Seven days in LA, Art Review, Volume LIII, April, pp. 50-51
Fergusson, Ben, Lost Weekend - Review, Art Review, Volume LIII, April, p. 84
Gavin, Francesca, Weekender, Dazed & Confused, No. 88, April, p. 169
Monet und adidas, Fürther Nachrichten, 21 March, p. 25
Maucher, Ute, An der Oberfläche kratzen, Abendzeitung Nürnberg, 21 March, p. 15

2001
Hedge, Paul, Hard Labour, Art Review, Volume LII, December/January, pp. 46-47
Art Under £500, Art Review, Volume LII, December/January, p. 70
Paul McDevitt - Observatory, Tank, VoL. 2, Issue 7, pp. 72-81
Ward, Ossian, Paul McDevitt, a 72-hour guy or a one minute man?, Art Review, Volume LII, October, pp. 59-60
Västerbottens-Kuriren, Umeå, 7 September, pp. 1& 5
Last Chance - Art, Saatchi Gallery Bursaries, Evening Standard, 3 August
Breaking Down Barriers, Insight, Issue 2, p. 27

2000
Creative Review, December, p. 94
Ewald, Gudrun, Hellsen ist eine Kunst, Coolibri, October, p. 50


Publications (selected)


2014
Gavin, Francesca, The Book of Hearts, Laurence King Publishers, London, UK

2007
Cult Fiction Art and Comics, Hayward Gallery Publications

2006
The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney

2005
Clarke & McDevitt present, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

2002
Paul McDevitt-Piranesi Penguin Pool & other stories, Der Atom No. 3
The Galleries Book, Royal Academy of Arts
Paul McDevitt Lost Weekend, Pocko Editions

2001
Tafelrunden, RischArt Produktion

2000
Parallel Lines, London Institute


Grants/Residencies

2012
Residency, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

2009
Book project with Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada

2007
International Artists Fellowships, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK

2006-2007
Berlin Fellow, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

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

1997
Artist in Residence, Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California, USA


Public Collections

Museum Petach Tikva of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Zabludowicz Collection, London, England