Alan Butler received his MFA from LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2009). His work often conceptually reflects and refracts the inner-workings of the internet, the implications of new media technology, and the politics of appropriation.

Recent activities include solo exhibitions We Were Promised Anarchy, But What We Got Was Chaos, Solstice Art Centre, Ireland (2015); Youth Outreach In N. Korea, Supermarket , Stockholm, Sweden (2015); The Parallax View, Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland (2014); and group exhibitions Scissors Cuts Paper Wraps Stone, CCA (2016) Derry/Londonderry; FUTURES: Anthology 2, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (2015); Telling Lies, RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland (2015); Please return, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015), among others.

He lectures in Fine Art Media at the National College of Art and Design.

 

cv/résumé

EDUCATION
2008-2009 Masters of Art in Fine Art, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore.
2000-2004 BA Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Down and Out in Los Santos, Online project, accessible at downandout.in-los-santos.com
2015 Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland.
2015 Youth Outreach in North Korea, Supermarket 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.
2014 Pragmatophobia, Online Project, accessible at pragmatophobia.net
2014 The Parallax View, Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland.
2013 Limited Hangout, DEMONS MOUTH, Oslo, Norway.
2010 I know that you believe..., Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2010 In the Bedroom OMIGOD Subscribe!!! KTHXBAI XXX, G126, Galway, Ireland
2010 Can’t Operate Properly ‘Til Eyes Refocus, Cake Contemporary Arts, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
2017 Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland.
2016 Festival Miden 2016, Kalamata, Greece.
2016 Das Meer, Group Global 3000, Berlin, Germany.
2016 Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry/Londonderry, UK.
2015 Futures Anthology 2, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland.
2015 Telling Lies, RUA RED, Ireland.
2015 Please Return, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.
2014 Web Summit, RDS, Dublin, Ireland.
2014 WADE IN, Eastern Edge Gallery, Newfoundland, Canada.
2014 (don’t believe in) Modern Love x 4, Another Love Story, Killyon Manor, Ireland.
2014 Tonight you can call me Trish, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland
2014 Nine, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
2013 Circulation, FLOOD Gallery & Blackchurch Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland.
2013 Nine, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland.
2013 Beyond the Frontier, Wexford Council Arts Department, Wexford, Ireland.
2013 DVD Dead Drop Vol. 5, Museum of Moving Image, New York City, USA.
2012 Tentamen, 13 North Great Georges St., Dublin, Ireland..
2012 E.S.P. TV, Pallas Contemporary Projects (Dublin) / E.S.P. TV (NYC).
2012 Peripheries, Gorey School of Art, Wexford, Ireland.
2012 entrance, entrance, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2012 Glitch, Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland.
2012 182nd RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland
2011 1.7 Trillion Euro, Solas Nua, Washington D.C., USA.
2011 Death & Sensuality, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
2011 Futures 2011, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
2011 Dublin Contemporary 2011, Earlsfort Terrace, Ireland.
2011 14 - 5 = 126, G126, Galway, Ireland.
2011 Free Art Stand, Emerge Art Fair, Peacock Projects, Washington D.C., USA.
2011 Upstart, The Dock, Leitrim, Ireland.
2011 You remind me of a poem..., In_flux, Occupy Space, Limerick, Ireland.
2011 UM, Block T, Dublin, Ireland.
2011 The Swimming Naked Prophecy, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland.
2011 The New Connections, RuaRed, Dublin, Ireland.
2011 The Swimming Naked Prophecy, Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare, Ireland.
2011 Upstart, Public Art Project, various locations, Dublin, Ireland.
2010 Free Art Stand, O Cinema, Miami, USA.
2010 Free Art Stand, SEVEN Art Fair (Winkleman Gallery), Miami, USA.
2010 The Swimming Naked Prophecy, Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
2010 Bizarre Bazaar, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland.
2010 Unbuilding, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
2010 “Le Weekend de Sept Jours” (Seven Day Weekend), Galeries d’exposition de l’Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
2009 Meme, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore.
2009 It Goes On..., Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2009 The LASALLE Show 09, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
2009 This Must be the place, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Town and Country, Across the Way Gallery & Studios, Kinsealy, Co. Dublin., Ireland.
2009 The La La, Praxis Gallery, Singapore.
2008 XMAS, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Works on Paper, Tickleart, Citylink Mall, Singapore.
2008 Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Art is Good for You, ISEA pre-symposium, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Snappy Close-up, Praxis Space, Lasalle, Singapore.
2008 Straylight, Darklight Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 ArtSwap, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 The Garden of Digital Lies, The Lab Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Bigfoot, Royal Hibernian Academy & Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Flat Earth Society, The Substation, Singapore.
2008 Flat Earth Society, The LAB, Dublin, Ireland.
2007 Hindu Cow Meanders On Towards the Slaughterhouse, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin.
2007 Pass it On, Group Show, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2007 Screening: Play, Group Show, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2007 Pass it On, Cula Space, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
2007 Pass it On, Castlepalooza, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
2007 CE@Xperiments: ‘Contact’, ASEF 10th Anniversary, Singapore.
2007 Galleri Barbara, Sunndal kulturhus, Sunndal, Norway.
2006 X-MASS the Spot, Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland.
2006 Monster Truck Christmas Show, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2006 Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Dublin, Ireland.
2005 Field of Vision: Extremes, Institute for New Media, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
2005 Media Art Festival, Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 Art in Arcadia, Larch Hill, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
2005 MAS, Old St Johns Church, Limerick, Ireland.
2005 New Leipzig, The Hub, Dublin, Ireland.
2004 Darklight Film Festival, The Digital Hub, Dublin, Ireland.
2004 Field of Vision, Lab Gallery, New York, USA.
2004 F5: Reload, Centro de Artes Visuales de Santiago, Chile.
2004 National College of Art & Design: Fine Art Degree Show, Dublin, Ireland.
2003 Circuits, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.
2003 Mindjelly, Swords, Dublin/mindjelly.com, Ireland.
2003 9R33N, Project, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2015-18 Residency, Independent Artist Studios, Ireland.
2015 Residency, Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland.
2014 Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland.
2013 Webby Awards, Best Branded Content, Client: Razorfish/UNIQLO (NYC)
2013 GOLD Clio Award, Social Media, Client: Razorfish/UNIQLO (NYC)
2013 Bronze Clio Award, Digital/Mobile Technique, Client: Razorfish/UNIQLO (NYC)
2013 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Artist Residency, Seoul, South Korea
2013 Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
2012 Tumblr.com, ‘Reblorg’ Artist Online Residency, USA.
2011 Solas Nua Residency, Washington D.C., USA.
2011 Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland.
2011 Three Year Membership Studio Award, Temple Bar Gallery, Ireland.
2010 One Year Project Studio Award, Temple Bar Gallery, Ireland.
2008 Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
2007 Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland, Ireland.
2006 New Work 2007 Project Grant, Arts Council of Ireland, Ireland.
2006 Seeder Funding Grant, Dublin City Council, Ireland.
2006 ASEF 2007 Project Grant, Asia Europe Foundation, Singapore.
2006 Six months project occupancy. Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin Ireland.
2003 ASEF Creative Creative Camp, Paris, France.

LECTURES/TEACHING
2013-16 Assistant Lecturer, Photography and Lens-Based Media, Limerick School of Art and Design.
2013 Visiting Lecturer, Gyeonngi Creation Center, Gyeonngi-do, Seoul, Korea.
2012 Visiting Lecturer, Interactive Media, Fine Art Media, National College of Art & Design, Ireland
2011 Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.
2008-2010 Visiting Lecturer, Interactive Media, Fine Art Media, National College of Art & Design, Ireland.
2007 Visiting Lecturer: Art as the Last Free Space Seminar, IADT, Dublin, Ireland
2006 Facilitator, Volume III: Digital Audio Sound Manipulation workshop, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Ireland.
2004-2007 Technical Assistant, Fine Art Media Department, National College of Art and Design, Ireland.
2005-2006 Tutor, Multimedia Project Development, Carlow Institute of Further Education, Carlow.

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