Paul McDevitt curates group exhibition, ‘Du coq à l’âne’ (‘from cock to ass’) at Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France

24 April 2019
For this curatorial project, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quaback take as their starting point the idea of exchanging cities: Paul the Scotsman who lives in Berlin, and Cornelius the German in Glasgow. Focussing on these important centres of artistic production, the exhibition shows how artists today participate in the dynamic activity of the cities in which they live and work. 

Paul McDevitt ‘Modern Furnishings’ at SMAC, Berlin, Germany

8 December 2017
'Modern Furnishings' focuses on two large repeat patterns, silkscreened onto raw cotton. The imagery is sourced from the artist's studio and immediate surroundings, including a pad of note paper, and bike locks abandoned on a lamppost outside. Digitally these designs could be expanded immeasurably, whereas McDevitt is more interested in exploring what it's like to make something by hand. In doing so the works take on their own characte...

Paul McDevitt at Dolph Projects in London

16 March 2017
In this solo exhibition Paul McDevitt responds to DOLPH's objective to frame an exhibition that contextualises the interests and concerns driving an artist's practice. One line in particular in DOLPH's stated aims stuck with McDevitt - The decisions that litter the pathway towards completing a piece of work.

Paul McDevitt installation at House of St Barnabas, London, UK

5 February 2016
This spring The House of St Barnabas will present work by Paul McDevitt in the Silk Room. McDevitt was born in 1972 in Troon, Scotland and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. McDevitt's work encompasses highly skilled draughtsmanship, painting, sculpture and video. His practice continues to engage with contemporary society, the fragility and uncertainty of modernity, and the iconography and imagery it produces. His refusal to propagate art historical hierarchies creates striking work that is visually arresting and re-interprets Pop Art with the vibrancy that modernity allows.

Paul McDevitt in solo project, 'Hunker Down' at Peter Scott Gallery, UK

28 January 2015
'Hunker Down' sees Berlin based artist Paul McDevitt utilise the Peter Scott Gallery as a provisional one-man publishing house. Initially conceived as a response to Lancaster University's absence of an academic publishing house, Hunker Down is the umbrella under which a variety of printed matter is being realised in response to different aspects of the university campus and Lancaster itself. The whole project is an enquiry into aspects of DIY publishing, issues of self-reliance, communication, and improvisation. Several of the projects expand on McDevitt's long established interests in collaboration by involving other artists, musicians and academics.

Paul McDevitt artist talk at Henry Moore Foundation, UK

14 June 2014
This special event brings together artists and curators to explore some of the key themes and ideas emerging from the exhibition and catalogue Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art. Participants include two of the artists in the exhibition, Richard Deacon, who has created the sculpture Associate especially for Perry Green, and Paul McDevitt, who will be making and presenting new work in response to the show; curator Jon Wood, who has written extensively on Henry Moore and his legacies; and the broadcaster and Director of Artistic Programmes of the Royal Academy, Tim Marlow.

Paul McDevitt in 'Body and Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art' at Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, UK

1 May 2014
In May 2014, The Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green will open their most diverse exhibition to date. Following on the heels of 2013's popular 'Moore Rodin' exhibition, 'Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art' will explore Moore's legacy and feature some of the most recognised names in contemporary art, including Richard Deacon and Damien Hirst alongside gallery artist Paul McDevitt. 

Paul Mcdevitt In 'Zeichen Und Wunder' At Kunsthaus Nuremberg, Germany

22 December 2012
Paul McDevitt is to feature in the group exhibition 'Zeichen und Wunder' (Signs and Wonders) at the Kunsthaus Nuremberg.

The exhibition also features works by Caroline Bayer (Berlin), Matthias lame (Dusseldorf) and Anne Sterzenbach (Nuremberg).

The exhibition runs from 13 December 2012 to 10 February 2012.
The opening is on Wednesday 12 December at 8pm.

Königstraße 93
90402 Nuremberg

Official website

Tom Friedman And Paul McDevitt In 'About Stupidity' At Petach Tikva Museum Of Art, Israel

13 December 2012
Gallery artists Tom Friedman and Paul McDevitt are both featuring in the group show 'About Stupidity' at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel.

Albert Einstein once said: "Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." This exhibition might be a testimonial to his insight: stupidity has such an evasive character that to illuminate or define it with visual...

Paul McDevitt Co-Curates 'Herbei Ein Licht!' At Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall

20 August 2011
'Herbei ein Licht!' presents a group exhibition of 18 German artists responding to the themes inherent in Goethe's most influential work, Faust. The works were installed in a completely dark room, all light sources removed and the walls painted black. The gallery was only open to one viewer at a time. Visitors were provided with a single candle and encouraged to navigate the darkened space and find their own path t...