I am interested in the rituals we employ in order to manage and create spaces and systems, and how we self-preserve through preserving the things around us. 

I make works that talk about the body and its habitat: the conditions of being, for being. 

For me these conditions or boundaries are always physical, virtual, administrative and contested. 

I ask myself how can ideas of care, management or affect be extended or imbued into a sculptural form? 

In this way the works are always somehow figurative. 



I was born in 1986 in Evanston, Illinois.

I live and work in Amsterdam and Brussels.


ww.kevingallagher.info

Education


2013

        MFA, Piet Zwart Institute. Rotterdam, NL

2009

        BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago US


Residencies, Fellowships


2021    

        Starr Fellowship, Royal Academy, London, UK

2015-2017

        De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2015

        Triangle France, Marseille, FR

        Futura, Prague, CZ 



Solo and two-person exhibitions


2020

        Figuration, Alma Sarif, Brussels, BE 

2018

        Retreat, Satoshi, Seggiano, IT

2017

        Care and Rearing, Fluent, Santander, ES

2015

        Find Yourself a Human Activity, Futura, Prague, CZ (with Perri MacKenzie)

        CHEW, Rond-Point Projects, Marseille, FR

        square shape faint aroma, Lodos, Mexico City, MX

2014

        Real Snow, Pracownia Portretu, Lodz, PL (with Perri MacKenzie)


Selected Group Exhibitions


2019

        Inspections From Above, Lesage, BE

2018

        Porcupine, Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL (cur. Artun Alaska Arasli)

        B-Sides, Saloon, Brussels, BE

        Apres la pluie, la pluie, After Howl, Brussels, BE

2017

        Deep State, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

        The Life Intense, w139, Amsterdam, NL (performance) 

        Jaguar, Fundación Botín, Santander, ES

2016

        Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL 

2015

        Outrage #2, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR (cur. Joel Riff)

        Les Drames 3D Grillagés,Triangle France, Marseille, FR

        Percussive Hunter, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, TK  (cur. Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk)

2014

        An Evening in Three Acts, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL (performance)

2013

        Alongside::D,A,K,A, Lodos, Mexico City, MX

        Nothing Could Be Slow Enough… TENT, Rotterdam, NL (cur. Arnisa Zeqo)

 2012

        Corso Aperto, Fondazione Antonio Ratti Como, IT (cur. Andrea Lissoni)

        Three Artists Walk Into a Bar..., De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL


As Curator


2017-

         Kantine, Brussels, BE (with Perri MacKenzie)

2016

        Whiskers by the Name of Lilacs, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, NL

2015

        Dead Gabber’s Society, Peach, Rotterdam, NL

2014

        A Thousand Varied Uses, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, ES 


Public Collections


Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL 

AVL Mundo, Rotterdam, NL


Grants


2017

        Working Grant - Established Talent, Mondriaan Fonds

        Production grant, Atelier Van Lieshout  (AVL Mundo)

2014

        Research & Development Grant, CBK Rotterdam

2013

        Working Grant - Young Talent, Mondriaan Fonds


Publications/Writing


2020

        Qu$£ions, Le Chauffage Magazine

        Perri and Kevin Go Large, Montez Press Radio NYC

2019

        “Swallow the Spirit: Michaela Eichwald at dependance” Conceptual Fine Arts

        “This is Not a Hard Day: On the work of Monika Stricker” FR David

2018

        “Wreal Wrappers Wrinkle” Pfiel Magazine, Montez Press

2012

        The Choice is Yours, ed. Annie Ratti and Andrea Lissoni, Mousse Publishing

2011

        “86% Pasolini” Supremir Moraleja, ed. Andrew J. Greene and Marion Ramos

 

Bibliography


2017

        “Kevin Gallagher at Fluent, Santander” Mousse Magazine

        Larios, Pablo. “Kevin Gallagher” Deep State

        Ter Borg, Lucette, “Nieuwe lichting De Ateliers maakt vooral dystopisch werk” NRC. 

2016

        Buehler, Melanie. “Visceral Upcycling: Kevin Gallagher, Nancy Lupo, Rebecca Stephany” Metropolis M. 

2014

        “Artguide Madrid: A Thousand Varied Uses at NoguerasBlanchard” Artforum

2013

        Verwoert, Jan. “Faith to Facts: On the work of Kevin Gallagher,” Nothing Could Be Slow Enough


Teaching


2020

        Artist talk, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

        Visiting tutor, LUCA - School of Arts, Brussels, BE

2019

        Artist talk, LUCA - School of Arts, Brussels, BE