Paul McDevitt

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


MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, England

BA (Hons) Visual Arts, Lancaster University, UK

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

Solo Exhibitions/Projects (selected)

Dolph Projects, London, UK
Modern Furnishings, SMAC, Berlin, Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul McDevitt, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

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

Lost Weekend, Galala, Fukuoka, Japan

Half-Life, Hales Gallery, London, England

Curated Exhibitions

Du coq à l'âne, Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France (Curated with Cornelius Quabeck)

Group Exhibitions (selected)

Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) 

Farbige Schatten Goethe-Institute, Dublin, Ireland

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

Fuck Book, Eastside projects, Birmingham, UK

Coney Island HotDog Eating Championship (event), Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin,
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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography (selected)

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

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

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

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

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

Mania, Astrid, Schatzsuche auf dem Künstlerspielplatz, Artnet, 19 December
Paul McDevitt udstiller i Martin Asbaek Gallery,, 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

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,, 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

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

Clarke & McDevitt Present, Artforum, August

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

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,, 1 January

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

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

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

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

Publications (selected)

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

Cult Fiction Art and Comics, Hayward Gallery Publications

The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney

Clarke & McDevitt present, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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

Tafelrunden, RischArt Produktion

Parallel Lines, London Institute


Residency, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain

Book project with Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada

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

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

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

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



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