Paul Seawright

Born in Belfast, Ireland

Studied at University of Ulster (Foundation), West Surrey College of Art and Design (BA Hons) and the University of Wales (PhD)

Received Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artists Award

BMW AutoWerke Commission, Munich

Received Ville de Paris Artist Award

Art in Context Commission, Dublin

Awarded a personal chair by the University of Wales, Newport

Commisioned by the Imperial War Museum to work in Afghanistan

Represented Wales at the Venice Biennale

Major survey exhibition at FotoMuseum, Antwerp


Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, UK
The Model, Sligo, Ireland

Making News: Things Left Unsaid, Mois de la Photo, OFF 2014/Centre Culturel Irlandais

Planète Parr, Jeu De Paume, Paris
Ulsan International Photo Festival - South Korea
Conflicting Account - Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
Then & Now: Evolving Art Practices, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
British Council Collection at the Whitechapel Gallery, London
The Troubles, Art and the Archive in Northern Ireland, OBG Belfast
The Sublime Image of Destruction Brighton Biennale - De La Warr Pavilion. With: Adam Broomberg and Simon Norfolk
Anxious Landscapes: Paul Seawright 1988-2008 GTG Belfast
Conflicting Account ? Paul Seawright New Works MCAC, N.Ireland
Field Notes: FotoMuseum Antwerp exhibition at Soltice Art Centre Navan

10,000 to 50: Contemporary Art from the Members of Business to Arts Irish Museum of Modern Art
Etudes Irlandaises Sala Kubo-Kutxa San Sebastian Co-curated by the Irish Museum of Modern art
Atlante Italiano 007 L'Ospitale Museum, Reggio Emilia. Exhibition at the Third edition of Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia Italy
Different Dimension, The 2nd Novosibirsk International Festival of Contemporary Photography: Novosibirsk State Art Gallery Russia and Metenkov Photographic Museum Ekaterinburg Russia

Atlante 007: MAXXI Rome, with Massimo Vitali, John Davies, Walter Neidermeyer et al
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London
Field Notes, National Media Museum, Bradford
Invisible Cities, Ffotogallery, Cardiff

Invisible Cities, Sies + Hoke Gallery, Dusselldorf
Naughton Gallery, Queens University Belfast
Invisible Cities, Kerlin Gallery Dublin

Foto Museum Antwerp ? Field Notes
Seoul Photo Triennale, The Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Invisible Cities
Blue Sky Portland - Hidden
Motor City
? Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig
The Wonderful Fund Collection - Le Musee de Marrakech, Morocco
Four Now ? Lewis Gluksman Gallery, University of Cork, Ireland

Centre de la Photographique Ile de France, Paris
Hidden Sies-Hoke Dusseldorf
National Centre of Photography Thessiloniki Greece (Photosynkria)
Hidden, Rena Bransten San Francisco
Further, Glynn Vivian Swansea
Further, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Further, Wales at The 50th Venice Bienalle
Hidden, Irish Museum of Modern Art
L'Espace Vox, Mois de la Photo Montreal
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
Imperial War Museum, London
Chapter, Cardiff
Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Gallery
MKG, Milton Keynes Gallery
Re-Imagining Ireland: Irish Art Today, University of Virginia Art Museum
Recherche: Galerie du Jour Agnes b, Paris

The Unblinking Eye, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
GewaltBilder - Gewalt in der Gegenwartskunst Museum Bellerive, Zurich
The Gap Show - Critical Art from Great Britain Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund Germany
Foundation Marangoni, Florence Italy
Inside Open - Napoli, Italy

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Hasselblad Centre, Kunst Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Angles Gallery, LA International Bienalle
Galerie du Jour, Agnes b Paris
Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political Chicago Cultural Centre, Irish Museum of Modern Art
New Directions, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, with Candida Hofer, Vik Muniz and Shirin Neshat
A470 Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales and Chapter, Cardiff
Werner Mantz Prize, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Maastricht, Netherlands
Depicting Absence/Implying Presence San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art California, inc James Casebere, Sophie Calle, Candida Hofer,
On the Margins, Barbara Krakow Gallery Boston, with Michael Ashkin & Jan Henle.
50 Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb
Grieder Von Puttkamer, Berlin
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York
Photo.doc, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Centro de Fotografia, University of Salamanca, Spain
Auto Werke, Deichtorhallen - Hamburg. Group show with Gillian Wearing, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sharon Lockhart, Thomas Struth
British Art Show 5; (Travelling show) Venues include: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Southampton City Art Gallery; Ffotogallery Cardiff, Ikon Birmingham
0044, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and Crawford, Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Foto Biennale, Netherlands Foto Institute, Rotterdam
Lautlose Gegenwart, Bielefelder Kunstverein

0044, PS1, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Engaging Tradition, Hotbath Gallery, Bath
Surveying The Landscape, Lombard/Freid Fine Arts, New York
Fragments of Document & Memory, Tokyo Photo Bienalle, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Contemporary Art, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Concern for the Document, Vox, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
Silent Presence, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-BadenGermany
Contemporary Art, Arts Council of Ireland Collection, Limerick City Art Gallery
Under Exposed, Public Art Project, Stockholm
Revealing Views; Images from Ireland, Royal Festival Hall, London
Declinations of Boundaries, Two Person Show, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Galerie du Jour/Agnes b, Paris
Troubled, Photography and Video from Northern Ireland, The Light Factory, and Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
Europe in Decay, 3 Person at Light Hall, Kuopio and Helsinki Cathedral
Sightings - New Photographic Art, ICA, London
Le Printemps, Cahor, France - Two Person Exhibition with Martin Parr.
Photos Leurres, French Institute, Prague (Nan Goldin, Lewis Baltz, Sophie Ristelheuber)

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Le Lieu, l'Orient, France
FranÁoise Knabe Gallery, Frankfurt
Lie of the Land touring exhibition - Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris, Copenhagen, Salamanca, Athens

Inside Out, Galerie du Jour/Agnes B. Paris - 3 Person with Richard Billingham & Tom Wood
L'Imaginaire Irlandais, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris
Ceasefire, Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery
Ffotogallery, Cardiff
Houston Fotofest

Paul Seawright, Inside Information, The Photographers' Gallery, London
Paul Seawright, Inside Information, Gallery of Photography, Dublin

Paul Seawright, Sectarian Murder, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
The United Nations General Assembly Building, New York
Documentary Dilemmas, British Council touring Europe, South America, India, Ireland4
Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
The Old Museum, Belfast

The International Center of Photography, New York
Impressions Gallery, York
History of the Photographic Image, Rencontres Intls de la Photographie, Arles
Recent Acquisitions, Ulster Museum, Belfast
Through the Lens, Arts Council of Northern Ireland touring exhibition (USA)
The Gallery of Photography, Dublin

Paul Seawright, The Orange Order, The Photographers' Gallery, London
Shocks to the System, Arts Council of Great Britain, Royal Festival Hall, London, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Gallery Vapauden Aukion, Helsinki, Finland
Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, Mikkeli

Selected Publications:

Invisible Cities, Paul Seawright, Works from Africa, Ffotogallery

Paul Seawright Field Notes, Fotomuseum Antwerp

Landscape of War, Centre d'art la Panera Spain

Gestes, Le Printemps de Septembre Toulouse, Actes Sud
Maintenant: Now, Vincent Levois, Le Mois de la Photo
Re-Imagining Ireland: Irish Art Today, University of Virginia Art Museum, J Hartz.
Further: Artists from Wales at the Venice Bienniale, Merrell
Hidden, Paul Seawright, Imperial War museum/ Bangor Museum of Modern Art
Profiles: Paul Seawright by Fintan O'Toole, BBC4, 30 minute documentary

Afghanistan: Ashes to dust BBC Radio Wales, BBC World Service 30 min documentary
The Gap Show - Critical Art from Great Britain, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund Germany

The Forest, Paul Seawright, Hasselblad Centre, Museum of Fine Art Gotenberg, Sweden
The Map, Paul Seawright, Catalogue/Public Art Project SDCC (22,000 distributed)

British Art Show 5, Catalogue
Paul Seawright, Monograph, Centre of Photography, Salamanca, Spain

Tokyo Photo Bienniale Catalogue, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Irish Art Now, From the Poetic to the Political, Merrell Holberton Publishers

Constructing Identity, (The Missing)', Netherlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam
Residential, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

L'Imaginaire Irlandais, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris

Inside Information, Paul Seawright, Photographers Gallery, London

Nervous Landscapes, Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida
Documentary Dilemmas, The British Council, London

The Orange Order, Paul Seawright, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Shocks to the System, The Arts Council of Great Britain, London

Valokuvataide Arkitaide, Helsinki

Death, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery / Kettles Yard, Finland, Gallery / Kettles Yard

Selected Collections:

The Art Institute of Chicago
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Tate, London
Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg
Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig
Government Art Collection, London
Contemporary Art society, London
The Imperial War Museum, London
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Waterford RTC
University of Cork/Glucksman
Simmons and Simmons, London
ACC Bank, Dublin
AIB Collection Dublin
Deutsche Bank Frankfurt
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Vereins-und Westbank, Hamburg
BMW, Munich
Collection Agnes b, Paris
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
The International Center of Photography, New York
The Arts Council of Ireland
The Arts Council of Great Britain
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The British Council
Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida
The Ulster Museum, Belfast
Royal Hospitals, Belfast
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Buhl Collection, New York
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Paul Seawright

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