BIOGRAPHY OF BRYAN Mc CORMACK

 

Bryan McCormack (born in Dublin, September 15, 1972), is a Contemporary Artist and Activist. Today, based in Paris, his pluridisciplinary installations, sculptures and performances are primarily social in their concept.
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 :

YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility.
Gallery Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin, Germany.
Installation-Performance.
(July).

YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility.
Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield.
Video-Installation.
(December 2017 - February).

YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility.
Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield.
Pluridisciplinary Installation.
(March - April).

YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility.
Brownstone Foundation, Paris.
Installation. Performance.
(January).

2017 :

YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility.
Brownstone Foundation, Paris.
Installation. Performance.
(December).

YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility.
57th Biennale di Venezia.
Pluridisciplinary Installation and Performance.
Promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and supported by Sheffield Hallam University and l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia.

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.

 

CONFERENCES, RESIDENCIES, AWARDS AND GRANTS

Meltingpot Forum, Ostrava, Czech Republic. (2018).

iCEE.health Forum, Bucharest, Romania. (2018).

Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. (2018).

IFM, Paris, France. (2018).

Design for Social Impact, Paris, France. (2017).

Fondation Engie, Paris, France. (2017).

TEDx Talks, Prague, Czech Republic. (2017).

Venice Art Night at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy. (2017).

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, convened by Dr. Gavin Keeney. (2017).

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy. (2017).

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England. (2016-2017).

Villa Médicis, Rome, Italy. (2016).

French Ministère de la Culture. (2011).

Plateau 31, Paris. (2011)

The International Festival of Valldemossa, Spain. (2010).

The Foundation Po Arti al Castello, Italy. (2006).

 

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).

 

JOURNALS, RESEARCH PAPERS AND CATALOGUES

2018 : RIDE Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 23(2), 294-315. Bell, H & B McCormack (2018). Image Theatre: Transforming Perspectives Through Embodied Responses to Refugee Drawings in Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow (Traceability is Credibility) at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

2018 : The Omnipotent Spectator: The politics of participation in Bryan McCormack’s Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow (Traceability is Credibility) and the global refugee crisis. By Dr Henry Bell, Bryan McCormack and Dr Tom Payne.

2017 : YESTERDAY/TODAY/TOMORROW - Traceability is Credibility. 57th Biennale di Venezia. Promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and supported by Sheffield Hallam University and l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Published by Archipel.

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.
Published by Archipel.

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