Ross Birrell CV

Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1969
Lives and works in Glasgow

Solo exhibitions

2005
Homo Ludens, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL

2004
Ross Birrel, University of Florida, Orlando, US

2003
Ross Birrel, Büro Frierdich, Berlin, DE
Envoy, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL

1998
Ross Birrel, CCA Gallery 2, Glasgow, GB

1997
Ross Birrel, Intermedia, Glasgow, GB

Group exhibitions

2017
documenta 14, Kassel, DE and Athens, GR

2014
Winter Line, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH

2012
Olinka or Where Movement is Created, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MEX
All That Fits: the Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD Gallery, Derby, GB
Thames Delta – Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, GB

2011
Atria o Libertad! Country or Liberty. The Rethoric of Patriotism’, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, NL
Living Today, The Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB

2010
Strange Comfort (Afforded by the Profession), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH

2009
Timecode, Visual Research Centre, Dundee, GB

2007
Snapshot, with Susan Philipsz, Tijdelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2006
Quauhnahuac, Die Gerade ist eine Utopie, Kunsthalle, Basel, CH
Port Bou: 18 Fragments for Walter Benjamin, with David Harding, Kunsthalle, Basel, CH

2005
Adam, Smartspace Projects, Amsterdam, NL
The Logic of Exchange, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, DE
Risk – Creative Action in Political Culture, CCA. Glasgow, GB
Play, Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, NL

2004
Documentary Evidence, Chez Valentin, Paris, FR
Copy Cat, Mess Hall, Chicago, US

2003
Utopia Station, Sindelfingen Gallery, Stuttgart, DE
Art Fair, Cologne, FR
Artforum Berlin, Berlin, DE
Grensgangers, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
Liste 03, Basel Art Fair, CH
Copy Cat, Art Academy of Aarhus, DK
Chockablock Stock II, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
Multiples Show, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, IE
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, NL
Between the Lines, Apex Art, New York, US
Greyscale/CMYK, Royal Hibernian Society, Dublin, IE

2002
P_A_U_S_E, 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
Greyscales/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow, GB
Booklab, Lighthouse Gallery Glasgow, GB
Lilo 2, Studio of Peter Lynch, London, GB
International Exhibitionists, Soho Cinema, London, GB
Hero, ‘Feast’ at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, GB

2001
October: Contemporary Art in St.Vincent, Glasgow, GB
Video Night, Mu Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2000
Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, GB
Without Day, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, GB

1999
Absolut Open: New Art in Scotland 1999-2000, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, GB
ROOT Festival: Tricks, Pranks & Interventionists, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, GB
R-cade, Lapland @ Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, GB

1998
Streetworks: a decade of live art on Glasgow streets, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, GB
Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas, Fly Gallery, Glasgow, GB
From Here: Wallpapervideo, High Street Gallery, Christ Church, NZ
Festival of Experimental Art, Mahe X, St. Petersburg, RU
Host, Tramway, Glasgow, GB

1997
Tower of Babble, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow (and touring venues), GB
European Couples, and others, Transmission, Glasgow, GB

1996
National Review of Live Art, The Arches & CCA, Glasgow, GB
Sin Numero: Arte de Accion, Circulo des Belles Artes, Madrid, ES
Summer Exhibitionists, ICA, London, GB

Education

2003 PhD Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of Glasgow, GB
1992 MA (Hons) First Class, English Literature & Language, University of Glasgow, GB

Grants/Prices

2001
Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award (nominee)
Network North Residency, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA)

2000
Scotland’s Year of the Artist (SYOTA), Award for residency about Scottish Parliament

1999
Absolut Open Prize Commission
Utopia, Reality, Resolution, NAA Conference, GFT, Glasgow

Public collections

Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
Absolut International Art Collection, Paris, FR
Julius Bar Bank, Zürich, CH