Essays and Articles

Chronological list, starting from the most recent: [But if you happen to be just browsing and looking for a read, a few texts available online I’d feel happy suggesting are here, here, or here.]

‘Let’s Get Cynical’, ArtReview, Vol. 69, no. 2, March 2017

Dispatches: London, frieze.com, February 2017

Letter from Santa Fe, Art Monthly, No. 403, February 2017

‘Locky Morris: Ridiculous Beginnings’, essay accompanying the exhibition ‘Stop Looking At Photographs!‘, Naughton Gallery, Belfast, December 2016

Artists at Work: Ruth Ewan, Afterall.org, December 2016

The Mutants We Will Become‘, frieze 182, October 2016

Loving the Inbox: The Artist as Bureaucrat‘, ArtReview Asia, Summer 2016

Keep Talking: The Death of the Unreliable Narrator‘, Art Monthly, No. 397, June 2016

‘Simon Mullan: Oculus Drift’, essay accompanying the solo exhibition ‘Die Fläche’, PM/AM, April 2016

And wherever I look: The back of my own head‘, essay accompanying the Kilhberg & Henry exhibition ‘Footnotes to a Long-Distance Telephone Call’, Danielle Arnaud, April 2016

Profile: Rachel Pimm, Art Monthly, No. 395, April 2016

Astrid Svangren: Frothing at the Mouth, essay commissioned for the solo exhibition ‘amongst all sorts of colours/ venus hair…’, Tranen, February 2016

Laura Eldret: The Modern Dance, essay commissioned for the solo exhibition ‘Gotas’, Annka Kultys Gallery, November 2015

Profile: Jonathan Hoskins, Art Monthly, No. 340, October 2015

Dead Ends: The History of the Great Southwest Industrial Park‘, Art Papers, Vol. 39, Issue 4, July/August 2015

Imaginary North‘, Magnetism at Hazelwood House, Sligo, June 2015

Now Wash Your Hands: a short history of dirt and germs in contemporary art‘, Art Review, Vol. 67, No. 4, Summer 2015

Ruth Proctor: Sympathetic Magic, Hollybush Gardens Issue #3, May 2015

Can Altay, Arcade Fine Arts, May 2015

Sean Lynch, Art Review, Vol. 67, No. 3, May 2015

The Weekly Rewind: 12 Weeks of fig-2, ICA Blog, April 2015

‘Art in “Real Time” at Sequences VII, Reykjavik, frieze blog, April 2015

‘The Lookout Never Looks Back’, in Night Fishing, catalogue accompanying the curated section in TEFAF, Maastricht, March 2015

‘Allobeous Historical Excerpt’, as part of the group show ‘Cosmic Dust‘, curated by Emma Lucy O’Brien, VISUAL Carlow, January – May 2015

Mercurial Injections,’ essay accompanying the exhibition ‘Face Down’ by Amy Petra Woodward, Chandelier, December 2014 – January 2015

‘Happy Birthday, Dick!’ in A Script for Dick, Diego Marcon, cura. books, September 2014

Scott Mason: of a final account in formation, Milton Keynes Gallery, September 2014

Postcard: Generation – 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Frieze blog, July 2014

Kit Craig: Room Without Sculptures, Arcade Fine Arts, June 2014

Warehouse Republic‘, Iain Hales: Post-Model Montage, Standpoint Gallery and Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, May 2014

Implement‘, Various Small Fires, One Photograph Series #22, April 2014

Focus Interview: Cara Tolmie, frieze, issue 162, April 2014

How To Improve Your Algorithm‘, feature article, Art Monthly, issue 374, March 2014

Uncertain Shelter: Bivouac, Tenement, Manor‘, HOUSE, a curatorial project by MacDonald Watson, February 2014

DRY CLEAN ONLY‘, Bulletins of The Serving Library, Issue 6: Fashion, December 2013 (an updated version of ‘Time For You’)

‘Document’ in Ciaran Murphy: A Round Now, Taymour Grahne, December 2013

Not A Jar‘, Anna Barriball, Villa Stuck, July 2013

Who Watches This Stuff?‘, text on Diego Marcon’s SPOOL project, Artspace, Auckland, July 2013

Josh Tonsfeldt, VidalCuglietta, Brussels, May 2013

‘I look at you now from a distance,’ brochure accompanying the Jonas Mekas Retrospective at the Austrian Filmmuseum in Vienna, and solo show at Krinzinger Projekte, edited by Chistoph Gnaadig and alongside texts by Pip Chodorov, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Peter Kubelka, April 2013

‘Agreed Terms of Tenancy,’ What About Sunday?, Silvia Baachli and Eric Hattan, Milton Keynes Gallery and Mark Pezinger Verlag, January 2013

‘Hologram for Better Living,’ LtA… a subtitle e-publication, December 2012

Working Out A Way Things Might Matter: On the Writing of Stuart Morgan‘, blog.frieze.com, September 2012

Profile: Sarah Pierce, Art Monthly, number 357, June 2012

Focus: Andy Holden, Frieze 148, June – August 2012

‘Last Orders’, text accompanying Ben Roosevelt’s exhibition The Blue Flame at Get This! Gallery, Atlanta, April 2012

Profile: Bea McMahon, Art Monthly, number 353, February 2012

‘Natural Desires,’ In Context 3, South Dublin County Council, December 2011

Short essays and contributions to the Jerwood Arts Blog, as Jerwood Writer in Residence, September -December 2011

‘Beyond Two Thousand’, short story for the TULCA: After The Fall publication, Galway, November 2011

Maria Zahle, short essay for Arcade Fine Arts presentation of Zahle’s work at the Sunday Art Fair 2011

Feedback: David Beattie, Karl Burke, Chris Fite-Wassilak, 2-part publication to accompany exhibition of the same name at Galway Arts Centre, September 2011, designed by Rory McGrath (OK-RM) and Gregory Ambos

“Smash Hits,” article on the practice of Ruth Ewan, in 11-21 Magazine, Issue 2, CAAC, June – October 2011, to accompany her exhibition as part of the ‘Song as a Force of Social Transformation’ set of exhibitions at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville

Conversations Overheard in the Post-Readymade Parlour,” essay in the booklet published to accompany the group show ‘Tool Use’, curated by David Beattie, Oonagh Young Gallery, June 2011

“The Hypercosmical Assayer,” essay for the booklet, “Mark Cullen: I See a Darkness,” to document his exhibition of the same name at The Lab, Dublin, September 2009, Dublin City Council, May 2011

Linda Quinlan, Comma 33 accompanying text, Bloomberg SPACE, February 2011

“Beneath the Bureaucracy, The Beach: An Interview with Fernando Garcia Dory,” ArtPapers Vol 35, Issue 1, January-February 2011 (reprinted in Public Art (Now), ed. Claire Doherty, 2015)

“Real Art 2010,” column in Visual Artists Newsletter Ireland, Issue 1, January – February 2011

“The Balance of History,” column in Visual Artists Newsletter Ireland, Issue 6, November – December 2010

“Each to each other dreams of other’s dreams: A Study in Dislocation,” ANAL magazine #0, October 2010 , pp. 14 -16

Simile, collaborative publication with Lucy Conochie, edition of 35, October 2010 (please contact for availability)

‘The Hope for an Open Wound,’ Circa Contemporary Art in Ireland, Issue 131, part 1, October 2010

‘Memo 3’ in Forms of Imagining #1, Project Arts Centre Exhibitions 2007, Project Press, 2007/2010, insert at page 133.

“Beyond Collective Desire,” column in Visual Artist Newsletter Ireland, Issue 5, September – October 2010, p 6

“Possibly Maybe,” column in Visual Artists Newsletter Ireland, Issue 4, July – August 2010, page 6

“Beneath the cuts, the beach,” column in Visual Artists Newsletter Ireland, Issue 3, May-June 2010, page 6

‘The Secret Life of Images,’ Bruce zine, Preston, May 2010

Alicia Frankovich, text on the artist for the catalogue of the 4th Auckland Triennial ‘Last Ride in A Hot Air Balloon,’ published by Auckland Art Gallery, March 2010, pages 72-3

AION EXPERIMENTS, text for the poster accompanying the exhibition Aion Experiments, curated by Padraic E. Moore, Project Arts Centre Dublin, 12 February – 10 April 2010 (text can be read in the ‘Curator’s Notes’ section of the exhibition on the website)

“Real Art Top Ten 2009,” column in Visual Artist Newsletter Ireland, Issue 1, January- February 2010, p. 4

“Remnants of Days to Come,” column in the Visual Artist Newsletter Ireland, Issue 5, September – October 2009, p. 4

Untitled essay co-written with Gavin Murphy, publication to coincide with ‘Automatic’, group show co-curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak and Gavin Murphy, exhibited at Auto Italia South East Sept 09 and Pallas Contemporary Projects October 09

‘Telegraphs on a Quiet Revolution,’ essay for the catalogue published on the occasion of the Hayward Touring exhibition Quiet Revolution, Southbank Centre, July 2009

‘Three Scenes,” column in the Visual Artist Newsletter Ireland, Issue 3, May-June 2009, p. 6

Focus: Ruth Ewan, Frieze issue 123, May 2009, pp. 104 -105

Focus: Anna Barriball, Frieze issue 122, April 2009, pp. 94-95

“What’s New: Television’s Mutual Contract,” essay on London-based video artist Michelle Deignan, January 2009

“This Way Up: Concept and Progress,” in Artistic Bedfellows: Histories, Theories and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices, edited by Holly Crawford, University Press of America, Sept. 2008

“Inner Space: Science Fiction and Irish Art”, feature article, Circa: Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland, 124, Summer 2008, pp. 36-41

“The Language of the Walls”, catalogue essay accompanying David Godbold’s exhibition ‘Representations of the Natural World’, Galerie Paul Kusseneers, March 2008

“Margrét H. Blöndal”, brochure essay for Blöndal’s solo exhibition, Hafnarhus, Reykjavik Art Museum, 8 November – 31 December 2007

“Georgia O’Keeffe: Nature and Abstraction”, brochure essay for exhibition of the same name, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 7 March – 13 May 2007

“Unfolding Narratives: The Dublin 24 Hour Comic Challenge”, Visual Artists’ Ireland News Sheet, Issue 1, January – February 2007, p. 9

“I look at you now from a distance: Performance and Auditory Diegesis in the work of Jonas Mekas and Chris Marker”, unpublished essay, October 2006

“Intimate Ideology: Layering and Interpellation in the work of David Godbold and Ken Aptekar”, unpublished essay, May 2006

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