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Paul McDevitt


Born 1972 in Troon, Scotland.
Lives and works in Berlin.

Paul McDevitt works with the artistic media drawing, sculpture and performance art, and has participated in several curating projects. Since he graduated from the Chelsea College of Art in 2000. McDevitt’s works have been exhibited at a number of international venues as well as in various solo exhibitions at galleries in Europe including Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Sommer & Kohl, Berlin.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Paul McDevitt

Born 1972 in Troon, Scotland
Lives and works in London (UK) and Berlin (DE)


1999-2000 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (UK)
1992-1995 BA (Hons) Visual Arts, Lancaster University (UK)
1991-1992 Foundation Course, Jacob Kramer College of Art & Design, Leeds (UK)

Modern Furnishings SMAC, Berlin
Cave Paintings Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Hogwash Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Nottingham, UK
Dolph Projects, London

Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)
Von Holden Studio, Palermo, IT (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)
House of St Barnabas, London

Grand Canyon Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Hunker Down LICA, Lancaster, UK

Kunstverein Düsseldorf Schaufenster (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)
Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen

Espacio Valverde, Madrid
A Life Without Shame Sommer & Kohl, Berlin

If You Haven’t Any Hay (with Cornelius Quabeck), Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf
Night Soil Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen

Running on Woollen Legs Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

OBE Sommer & Kohl Berlin
What Survives APT/Peter Bergman, Stockholm

Bile and Manias Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
The Cant Artspeak, Vancouver (cat.)
Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Ecstatic Visions etc. Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
Spastic with Cheer (with Heike Kati Barath) Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, DE (cat.)

Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf
Journal of the Winds Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Dunckerstrasse 17, Berlin

Guide Me Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK (cat.)
Solitary Figure in Landscape Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Merge ‘inbrief’ print project, Jerwood Foundation, London
The Horns of Moses Habitat Kings Road, London

Half-Life Hales Gallery, London

Du coq à l’âne, Art Contemporain, le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France

Costermongering Belmacz, London

Recordings Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE (with Cornelius Quabeck as IGR)
1+1=22 Galerie Roy, Zülpich, DE
20 Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Ouvrez l’œil Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France (with Cornelius Quabeck as IGR)

Associations – New SALTS, Basel
Le Temps de la Rentrée Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
Just Add Water CCA Andtratx, Majorca
Body and Void: Echoes of Henry Moore in Contemporary Art Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, UK
Decline and Fall online exhibition (, curated by Francesca Gavin
Study From The Human Body Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

About Stupidity curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten and Diana Dallal, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
Es war einmal was nie gewesen ist curated by Henrik Schrat, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Düsseldorf
Zeichen und Wunder curated by Andreas Oehlert, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg
Collaborations and Interventions curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
Glamourie PSL, Leeds

Under Stor Press Dunckers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Backstage Rider Kunst Magasin, Berlin
Laws and Sausage nationalmuseum, Berlin
Summer in the City Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
From Berlin Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
Press Release Essays and Observations, Berlin
No Government, No Cry (a project by Kendell Geers) C.I.A.P, Hasselt, Belgium
Der Menschen Klee KIT, Düsseldorf (cat.)

Lei da Selva Lehmann Maupin, New York
Summer in the City Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
The Berlin Box CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
Radical Adults The Forgotten Bar, Berlin

Abstract Cabinet Show Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (cat.)
Paper Moon Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
Summer in the City Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
The Golden Record – The Sounds of Earth g39, Cardiff, UK
The Golden Record – The Sounds of Earth The Collection, Lincoln, UK
Nus Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Col-lecció Art Foundation Mallorca CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca

Chambres à part II curated by Laurence Dreyfus, La Réserve, Paris
100 Years 100 Artists 100 Works of Art A Foundation Gallery, London
Golden Record – the Sounds of Earth Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Supernatural curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle, Andratx, Majorca
Pendre la Crémaillère Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
Cult Fiction curated by Emma Mahony, Tullie House, Carlise (cat.)
Space to Draw Jerwood Space, London (cat.)

Star Dust ou la Dernière Frontière MAC/VAL Musée D’Art Contemporain Du Val-De-Marne, Paris (cat.)
Cult Fiction curated by Emma Mahony The New Art Gallery, Walsall,
touring to Nottingham Castle, Leeds City Art Gallery, Aberystwyth Art Gallery (cat.)

Prints Now: Directions & Definitions V&A, London (cat.)
The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (cat.)
Drawing Inspiration Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK (cat.)

Sonnenblumen Titanic Kjubh, Cologne
Ticker curated by Aurélie Voltz, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
The Failure Korridor, Berlin
10th Anniversary Exhibition Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Post Notes ICA, London & touring
Communism curated by Grant Watson, Project, Dublin

Implosion Raum500, Munich
Pledge Sparwasser HQ, Berlin
No-How Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Post it Floating IP, Manchester
EU3 – European Drawing Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
I want! I want! Towner Art Centre, Eastbourne
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
Some Panoramas Pump House, London
Arrangement: the use of flowers in art Rhodes+Mann, London (cat.)
Please! Take One 39, London
Bad Touch Keith Talent Gallery, London
Ponce the Ship, London
Phillip Allen, Diana Cooper, Paul McDevitt Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music curated by Emma Mahony (cat.)
Tullie House, Carlisle
Angel Row, Nottingham

Non-Plan domoBaal, London (cat.) YesteryearNowadays Hales Gallery,
London Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music curated by Emma Mahony (cat.)
Cornerhouse, Manchester
MK G, Milton Keynes
Neverland Cell Project Space, London
Reverberator curated by Michael Archer, Houldsworth, London
Lovely curated by Andreas Oehlert, Kohlenhof, Nuremberg

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Andrew Mummery Gallery, London
What’s Wrong? curated by Dave Beech, The Trade Apartment, London
Die München Sonne (with Declan Clarke) Maximiliansforum, Munich
Skuggspel Tullkammaren, Umeå, Sweden
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2001 (cat.)
Cheltenham & Gloucester College, Cheltenham
The Alberto Vilar Gallery at the Prince’s Foundation, London
EICH Gallery, Hull
Teeth & Trousers Cell Project Space, London
Freie Wahlen (McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck) Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (cat.)
Saatchi Gallery Bursaries 1999 – 2001 The Saatchi Gallery at 30 Underwood St, London (cat.)

Compilation PLUS, Düsseldorf
Felt-Tip David Risley/Zwemmer Gallery, London
Hellseher Projektraum Konkordiastrasse, Düsseldorf
The Armchair Project Cinch, London
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck – Bigger Monster Lover Glasgow Project Space, Glasgow
McDevitt, Purdy, Quabeck – Uptight (Outta Sight) PLUS, Düsseldorf
Teenage Comedown 15c, London

Publications (selected)

Gavin, Francesca, The Book of Hearts, Laurence King Publishers, London, UK

Cult Fiction Art and Comics, Hayward Gallery Publications

The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney

Clarke & McDevitt present, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Paul McDevitt-Piranesi Penguin Pool & other stories, Der Atom No. 3
The Galleries Book, Royal Academy of Arts
Paul McDevitt Lost Weekend, Pocko Editions

Tafelrunden, RischArt Produktion

Parallel Lines, London Institute


2012 Residency, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain
2009 Book project with Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
2007 International Artists Fellowships, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK
2006 Berlin Fellow, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
2000 Saatchi Fellow, Artist in Residence, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, England
1997 Artist in Residence, Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California, USA

Public Collections

Museum Petach Tikva of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Zabludowicz Collection, London, England