BIOGRAPHY OF BRYAN Mc CORMACK

 

Bryan McCormack (born in Dublin, September 15, 1972), is a Contemporary Artist who specifically deals with social subject matters. In the last fifteen years, Bryan Mc Cormack has had over 30 group and solo exhibitions. Currently he lives and works in Paris, France.
After his initial studies, Bryan Mc Cormack left Ireland to travel. Today, based in Paris, he creates and exhibits, primarily, installations insitu and sculptures that are social in their concept.
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 - 2017 :

Currently working on Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow for the Venice Biennale 2017.
This is a work visualizes the european refugee crisis and gives voice to a people who don't have one. A singular voice for hundreds of thousands of people, from over 30 nationalities (speaking as many languages) in majority children, often illiterate. Each refugee creates 3 drawings, one of their life before (Yesterday), one of their current life (Today) and one of their imagined future (Tomorrow). Using these drawings as the conceptual base, this project is both an installation/performance and a social media voice. The South to the North, this work maps-out as a visual memory an exodus. From refugee boats at Hotspot camps on Greek islands to refugee centers in the UK. Hundreds and hundreds of refugees, in centers, camps, squats and shelters across europe have participated in these drawings, creating their own contemporary culture and voice whilst simultaneously losing all traceability of their inherited culture. Traceability is credibility, without it, the existence of a people disappears. Each refugee drawing counts. Each refugee drawing is a voice. Every voice counts.

2015 - Ongoing :

In collaboration with the City Hall of Paris, a continuing research and work on
creating and producing a highly connected new form of urban public-installation :
UPP Urban Project Paris.

2012 :

CHROMO ZONE Y - III
Theatre of Menilmontant, Paris.
Installation. Performance. Costumes. Lighting design. Produced by Rain Dogs Theater Company.
(November).

2011 :

LES SONS DE MA VIE
Installation.
Centre Pompidou, Paris.
(November-December).

CHROMO ZONE Y - II
Theatre of l’Opprimé, Paris.
Installation. Performance. Costumes. Lighting design. Produced by Rain Dogs Theater Company.
(July).

CHROMO ZONE Y - I
Plateau 31, Paris.
Installation. Performance. Costumes. Lighting design. Produced by Rain Dogs Theater Company.
(April).

13:7: MIDDLE RING
The New Diorama Theatre, London. Reading and Performance. Installation. Directed by Henry Bell.
(January).

2010 :

ABOVE, BEYOND AND BEGONE
The International Festival of Valldemossa, Valldemossa, Majorca.
The F Chopin and G Sand Museum. Installation.
(August - September).

WHEN JORIS IVENS MEETS HRAESVELGR
Le Domain National de Saint Cloud, Parc Saint Cloud, Paris.
Permanent exhibition of the sculpture.
Organized by CMN (Centre des Monuments Nationaux), DNSC (Domaine National de Saint Cloud), CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques), FNAC (Fonds National d’Art Contemporain), DRAC (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles), DiREN (Directions Régionales de l’Environnement).
(May - Indefinitely).

2009 :

ART ÉLYSÉES, Paris.
Galerie Baudoin Lebon.
Under the theme «découvertes» (New Discoveries). Painting.
(October).

EAR-SPLITTING TIMBRE
UNESCO, Paris.
Sound - Painting - Installation.
(February).

2007 :

UNTITLED 2
Galerie Colbert, Paris. Painting - Sound Performance.
(May - June).

UNTITLED 1
Galerie Colbert, Paris. Painting - Sound Performance.
(January - February).

2006 :

SEE NOTHING, HEAR NOTHING, KNOW NOTHING
Galerie Christian Colas, Paris. Installation - Painting - Sound.
(March).

2005 :

INTIMATE WHISPERINGS WHILE THE WORDS BREAK DOWN
The Empire Gallery, London.
Installation - Painting - Sound - Performance.
(The sound in collaboration with the New York experimental musician Turkish Love Circus)
(October - Novembre).

THE DIARIES OF JOHN DOE
Galerie Colbert, Paris. installation and Sound.
(May - July)

RELEASED : Experimental music album «The Diaries of John Doe», which was a follow-on from solo exposition in Galerie Colbert.
(July).

2004 :

UNLEASHING THE IMPONDERABLE CONCEPTION OF IMMORTALITY ON THE MISGUIDES, SERVILE BOURGEOISIE.
The Foundation Castagneto Po Arti al Castello, Turin.
Installation.
(May - July).

LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF
Galerie de Buci, Paris. Painting/Wall Sculptures.
(March - April).

2003 :

WHO ARE THE HEROES
The Foundation Castagneto Po Arti al Castello, Turin. Installation - Sound - Painting.
(March - April).

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 :

VAN’HEART
Installation/homeless Shelter
Created and organized by Van’Heart, Paris (March-June)

2013 :

BEFORE YESTERDAY, AFTER TOMORROW
UG mobile, Sydney, Australia. Video.
(May - June).

2009 :

EAR-SPITTING TIMBRE - I
Vaisseau Le Club, Paris
Sound Performance by Sougata Bhattacharya. Ear-Splitting Timbre, (Live Performance). (July).

2008 :

Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France. Painting.
(December).

WHEN IT ALL FELL DOWN III
La Generale en Manufacture, Sevres.
Experimental Electronic Performance by The Phantom.
(July).

WHEN IT ALL FELL DOWN II
La Generale en Manufacture, Sevres.
Experimental Electronic Performance by The Phantom.
(June).

WHEN IT ALL FELL DOWN I
Cassiopeia, Berlin.
Experimental Electronic Performance by The Phantom.
(June).

ART PARIS
The Grand Palais, Paris. Painting.
(April).

2007 :

TYPEFACE
Médiathèque, Saint-Anne, Guadeloupe.
Experimental Film «UP/DOWN/IN/OUT» by Nicolas Merault.
(December).

2006 :

IL VENTO, DAL SETTECENTO AL L’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
Castagneto Po Arti al Castello, Turin.
With the support of the Turin Musée d’Art Moderne (GAM), curator : Elena Volpato. Sculpture - Film.
(June - September).

TOGETHER
96 Gillespie Gallery, London.
Curators : Pat Graham and Melanie Standage.
With the artists : Daniel Higgs, Cynthia Connolly, Rich Jacobs, Butch Anthony, Ed & Deanna Templeton, Daniel Lefcourt, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Kline, Tim Kerr, Cheryl Dunn, Angela Boatwright, Gee Vaucher, Bronwen Jones, Allison Schnackenberg, Pandora Vaughan.
Painting.
(July).

2005 :

LA MINIATURA DAL SETTECENTO AL VIDEO D’ARTISTA
Castagneto Po Arti al Castello, Turin.
With the support of the Turin Musée d’Art Moderne (GAM), curator : Elena Volpato. With the artists : John Baldessari, Bill Viola, Olivo Barbieri, Eva Marisaldi, Sara Rossi, Simon Sterling, Gary Hill, Francesco Barocco, Luca Rento, Henrik hakansson, David Claerbout, Marzia Migliora and Elisa Sighicelli.
Video.
(June - September).

2001-2002 :

SUE’S LAST RIDE
Co-scriptwriter for a film by Nicholas Elliott. Amiens International Film Festival. Rotterdam International Film Festival. Portland Reel Music Film Festival.
Festival Cinénygma au Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Manchester (USA) Film Festival.
Chicago Underground Film Festival.

 

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS AND GRANTS

2011 : French Ministère de la Culture.
2011 : Plateau 31, Paris.
2010 : The International Festival of Valldemossa, Spain.
2006 : The Foundation Po Arti al Castello, Italy.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC).

The Foundation Castagneto Po Arti al Castello.

Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN).

Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP).

Domaine National de Saint Cloud (DNSC).

Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC).

 

SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO CATALOGUES, PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS

2012-2011 : CHROMO ZONE Y I, II and III
text by Véronique Fortuné.
Published by Editions Les Mandarines.

2010 : ABOVE, BEYOND AND BEGONE
Published by The International Festival of Valldemossa.

2010 : WHEN JORIS IVENS MEETS HRAESVELGR
Published by Archipel.

2009 : DECOUVERTES
Published by ART ÉLYSÉES.

2006 : IL VENTO, DAL SETTECENTO AL L’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA
text by Elena Volpato.
Published by The Turin Museum of Modern Art d’Art (GAM).

2006 : SEE NOTHING, HEAR NOTHING, KNOW NOTHING
Published by Archipel.

2005 : INTIMATE WHISPERINGS WHILE THE WORDS BREAK DOWN
Published by Archipel.

2005 : LA MINIATURA DAL SETTECENTO AL VIDEO D’ARTISTA
text by Elena Volpato.
Published by The Turin Museum of Modern Art d’Art (GAM).

2005 : THE DIARIES OF JOHN DOE
text by Damien Sausset,
Published by Archipel.

2004 : LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF
text by Michel Nuridsany.

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