CV/BIO

 

BIO

 

(b. 1985) Based in Ireland, Bryan Gerard Duffy graduated from NCAD, Dublin in 2009.  He has worked in Ireland, England, Spain, Serbia, Kenya, Belarus, Western Sahara and the West Bank, which recently includes exhibiting his work in Trinity College, the Linenhall Arts Centre, and Artifariti 2017.

Duffy is also an award-winning filmmaker and producer having shown in the Sydney World Film Festival (Australia), Accolade Film Festival, Los Angeles (United States), Ouchy Film Awards (Switzerland), ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2016 (Ireland), The 14th Resistance International Film Festival (Iran), Scandinavian International Film Festival (Finland), Catalyst Arts Gallery (Northern Ireland). 


2009:  BA Fine Art Sculpture (Honors), National College of Art and Design, Dublin 8 (IE)  

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Aug   "The Fool by the Roadside", Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (IE)

2016 Jan  "Follow the Yellow Brick Road", The Custom House Studios and Gallery, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 March  ‘The Fool by the Roadside’, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Society, Sligo (IE)  

2010 Sep  "Footsteps towards Freedom", Mayo County Library, Co. Mayo (IE)  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 DEC. Mayo Arts Show 2017, Ballina Arts Centre / Linenhall Arts Centre (IE)

2017 Nov. 8X8 Film Festival, Trinity College, Dublin (IE)

2017 Oct. Artifariti 2017, Tifariti, Western Sahara

2017 Sept. COE 2017, Claremorris, Co. Mayo (IE)

2017 July.  "Viewing Copy", The Radical Film Archive, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast (NI)

2017 Mar "Together as one", Rebooted Gallery, Bradford, England

2016 Dec  "Christmas Show", Group Exhibition, The Custom House Studios and Gallery, Co. Mayo (IE)

2016 Dec  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Short Stop Film Festival, Glasgow, Scottish Premiere

2016 Oct  "Matchbox", Mc Gings, Westport Arts Festival, Co. Mayo (IE)

2016 Oct  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Special Mention Award for Best Short Documentary, Waterford Film Festival (IE)

2016 Oct  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Nominated for Best Documentary, Kerry Film Festival, Kerry (IE)

2016 Oct  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Nominated for Best Documentary, Short Pole Film Festival, London, England

2016 Sept  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", (Special Showing) Culture Night 2016, The Custom House Gallery and Studios, Westport (IE)

2016 Sept  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", (Special Showing) Culture Night 2016, The Chocolate Factory, Dublin (IE)

2016 Sept  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, Scandinavian International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Sept  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, The 14th Resistance International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran

2016 Sept  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, SOSE International Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia

2016 Aug  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, Guth Gafa Film Festival, Meath (IE) 

2016 July  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, Sydney World Film Festival, Australia

2016 June  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2016, Dublin (IE)

2016 June   "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Award of Recognition, Hollywood International Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles, United States

2016 June  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, Ouchy Film Awards, Switzerland

2016 June  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, Largo Film Awards, Switzerland  

2016 June   "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Award of Merit: Liberation/ Social Justice / Politics, Accolade Film Festival, Los Angeles, United States

2016 May  "To speak…is to starve", LIVESTOCK "Mayhem", The Complex, Dublin (IE)

2016 May  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Shortlisted for Best Documentary, Fastnet Film Festival, Cork (IE)  

2016 April  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Spain

2016 April  "The State We're In", THE MART, Rathmines, Dublin (IE)  

2016 Feb  "Give your Voice Wings", Facilitator, temporary group exhibition, Irish Museum of Countrylife, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 Dec  "Sumud, Everyday Resistance", La Biennale College Cinema, Venice Film Festival, Italy

2015 Dec  "Christmas Show", Group Exhibition, The Custom House Studios and Gallery, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 Dec  "Mayo Show 2015", Group Exhibition, The Linenhall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 Nov  "Off the Walls",  Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT, Group Exhibition, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 Oct  Group Exhibition, The Custom House Studios and Gallery, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 Oct  "Life Begins", Mc Gings, Westport arts Festival, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 Aug  "Saw Dust", THE MART Project Space, Dublin (IE)  

2015 June  "Interland", Friary Abbey, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 June  “Landscape in Line”, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar (IE)  

2015 May  “Busk”, Hive Gallery and Studios, Waterford (IE)  

2014 Dec  Open Christmas Exhibition 2014, Group Exhibition, LSC, Manorhamilton, Leitrim (IE)  

2014 Nov  “Fly by Night”, Group Exhibition, Westport Arts Festival, Mc Gings, Westport (IE)  

2014 Dec  Annual Group Show 2014, Group Exhibition, Custom House Gallery, Westport (IE)  

2014 Aug  Visual Artists for Gaza, Group Exhibition,126 Gallery, Galway (IE)  

2014 July  ‘Duffy’s Vintage Photography’, Siamsa Sraide, Swinford, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2013 Dec  Christmas Group Show 2013, Group Exhibition, Custom House Gallery, Westport (IE)  

2013 July  ‘Duffy’s Vintage Photography’, Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet. TG4 Siodiní Staire (IE)  

2010 Oct  Artifariti 2010, Group Exhibition, Tindouf, Algeria

2010 July  Parallax Off-Site Event, MK International Festival 2010, ‘Blacks in the Jacks’, Milton Keynes Gallery, England

2010 May  ‘320 Journeys from One Home to Another’, Féile na Tuaithe, Irish Museum of Countrylife Ireland (IE)  

2009 March  Co-curated Show and Seminar: "Art with Africa Exhibition", NCAD, Dublin; selected International Artists (IE)  

2009 Jun National College of Art and Design, Dublin (IE)

 

SELECTED RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

Upcoming.  Sacred Heart Hospital Commission, Co. Mayo, Funded by Per Cent for Art scheme

2018 Jan  Mayo Arts Council, materials and exhibition grant (IE)

2017 Oct. Artifariti 2017, Tifariti, Western Sahara

2017. The Art Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award (IE)

2016 Oct  Custom House Studios and Gallery supports, presentation, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2016 Jun National Museum of Countrylife, workshops and facilitation, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2016 Jan  Mayo Arts Council, materials and exhibition grant (IE)  

2016 Jan  Custom House Studios and Gallery supports, Solo Exhibition, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 July  Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, GMIT Research Residency, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2015 July  THE MART Project Space, Residency, Rathmines, Dublin (IE)  

2014 Dec  Documentary and Residency, House Demolition, Badil org, The West Bank, Palestine

2014 June  ‘On the road to Gaza’, Research Project, Israel / Palestine

2014 June  Performance, ‘Everyone carries a shadow’, Vesonova Mental Asylum, Belarus

10/09 Oct  Residency:  Artifariti 2010; 27th February Refugee Camp, Tindouf, Algeria & Tifariti, Western Sahara (Free Zone)

 

TALKS, EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

2017 Nov. Panel Discussion, Trinity College, Dublin (IE)

2017 Feb  Guest Lecturer, Social Studies, Final year, GMIT, Mayo (IE)  

2016 April  Artists Talk, Mayo Arts Office & The Custom House Studios, Westport (IE)  

2015 March  Artists Talk and Panel Discussion, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Society, Sligo (IE)  

2015 March  Artists Talk, Mayo Arts Office & The Custom House Studios, Westport (IE)  

2013 Nov  Guest Board Member, Developing New Art Degree, GMIT, Mayo (IE)  

2012 May  Presentation:  ‘A Journey of Displacement’, Mayo Artists Network, Ballina Arts Centre (IE)  

2011 May  Presentation:  ‘Displacement’ and ‘Western Sahara’, guest lecturer, GMIT (IE)  

2010 Oct  Presentation: ‘Disappeared’, 27th February Refugee Camp, Tindouf, Algeria

2010 July  Presentation:‘Displacement’, Milton Keynes Gallery, England; Parallax Off-Site Event, MK International Festival 2010

 

WORKSHOPS

2017 Oct. "4000 Promises", Workshops in collaboration with Ballyhaunis FRC, Ballyhaunis, Mayo (IE)

2015 / 2016  "Give your Voice Wings", Workshops in collaboration with Irish Museum of Countrylife, Co. Mayo (IE)  

2014 June  Workshops, Vesonova Mental Asylum, Belarus

2010 May  Féile na Tuaithe, Irish Museum of Countrylife Ireland (IE)

2008 Mar IMMA in association with Spirasi Group (IE)  

 

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2018 March  "What lies beneath the sand", VAN, Visual Artists Ireland (IE)

2017 Sept  Interview with Gráinne O'Reilly, The Arts Show, Westport Radio 98.2FM (IE)

2017 March  Interview, The Arts Show, CRC Radio FM, Castlebar (IE)

2016  Kerry Film Festival 2016, Festival Programme Preview Publication (IE)

2016  Waterford Film Festival 2016, Festival Programme Publication (IE)

2016 June  Re. ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2016, The Irish Times (IE)

2016 June  ICCL Human Rights Film Awards 2016, ICCL Festival Programme Publication (IE) 

2016  Fastnet Film Festival 2016, Festival Programme Publication (IE)

2016 March  Interview with Breda Burns and Gráinne O'Reilly, The Arts Show, Westport Radio 98.2FM (IE)

2016  "The wonderful everyday", Mayo News, 16/02/16

2015  "Off the Wall", GMIT, Dec/ Jan issue, Visual Artists Ireland (IE)

2015  "Sawdust", The MART Gallery, Oct/ Nov issue, Visual Artists Ireland (IE)

2015  “World Record Attempt on World Refugee Day”, June 12th, Mayo Advertiser (IE)  

2014 Nov  Interview with Aidan Crowley, World Record, Castlebar Community Radio (IE)  

2011  ‘Western Sahara; footsteps towards freedom’, Connaught Telegraph (IE)  

2011  ‘Artifariti 2010 catalogue’, 27th February, Tindouf, Algeria, pg 140-141

2011 March  By Augustine O’ Donoghue, VAN, Visual Artists Ireland, “from Amazon to Sahara” (IE)  

2010  Interview with Tom Shiel, Connaught Telegraph (IE)  

2009  Interview with Tom Shiel, Connaught Telegraph (IE)  

2009 Sept  CIRCA Magazine, ed. 129, Autumn, 2009, pg 74, Interviewed with Michelle Brown (IE)  

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Visual Artist Ireland

Ormston House, Limerick

Catalyst Arts, Belfast

126 Gallery, Galway

 

STUDIO SPACE

bgd Art Studio, Kileen Cottage, Turlough Road, Castlebar (IE)  

(+353) 87 6009175

(+353) 87 2640765

bryangerardduffy@gmail.com

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