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


Solo Exhibitions/Projects

2021  McStock Farbvision, Berlin (with Tommy Støckel)

           Modern Furnishings Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2018  40 sipgate, Düsseldorf

2017  Cave Paintings Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

           Modern Furnishings SMAC, Berlin

           Hogwash Mrs Rick’s Cupboard, Nottingham, UK

           Dolph Projects, London

2016  Kunstbibliothek, Berlin (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)

           Von Holden Studio, Palermo, IT (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)

           House of St Barnabas, London

2015  Grand Canyon Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

           Hunker Down LICA, Lancaster, UK

2014  Kunstverein Düsseldorf Schaufenster (with Cornelius Quabeck as Infinite Greyscale)

           Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2013  Espacio Valverde, Madrid

           A Life Without Shame Sommer & Kohl, Berlin

2012  If You Haven’t Any Hay (with Cornelius Quabeck), Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf

           Night Soil Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen

2011  Running on Woollen Legs Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2010  OBE Sommer & Kohl Berlin

           What Survives APT/Peter Bergman, Stockholm

2009  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.)

  1.  Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Galerie Horst Schuler, Düsseldorf

           Journal of the Winds Sommer & Kohl, Berlin

           Bierstadt (with Cornelius Quabeck) Dunckerstrasse 17, Berlin

2007  Guide Me Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK (cat.)

            Solitary Figure in Landscape Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2004  Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

2003  Merge ‘inbrief’ print project, Jerwood Foundation, London

            The Horns of Moses Habitat Kings Road, London

2001.  Half-Life Hales Gallery, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021  AAIP Sint Lucas Showroom, Antwerp, BE

           Kunst im Traum HibertRaum, Berlin

           AAIP Weserburg Museum, Bremen

           Porös Lobe Block, Berlin

2020 Figure Up BCMA Berlin

           Flagge Zeigen multiple locations, Brandenburg

2018  Wunderkammer Esberg Museum, Esberg, DK

           Multiple Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

           History of Line Milchhof, Berlin

           Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking AttercliffeTM, Sheffield, UK

2016  Costermongering Belmacz, London

2015  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)

2014  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

2012  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,


           Zeichen und Wunder curated by Andreas Oehlert, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg

           Collaborations and Interventions curated by Friederike Nymphius, CCA Kunsthalle,

           Andratx, Majorca

           Glamourie PSL, Leeds

2011  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.)

2010 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 

2009 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

2008 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.)

2007 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.)

2006 Prints Now: Directions & Definitions V&A, London (cat.)

           The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK


          Drawing Inspiration Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK (cat.)

2005 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

2004 Implosion Raum500, Munich

          Pledge Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

          No-How Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

2003 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 

2002 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

2001 Please Use The Space Provided For Additional Information

          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.)

2000 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


Curated Projects (with Declan Clarke)

2014 Youth 10 page project in Twin.

2013-14 Rain, Steam, and Speed Sommer & Kohl, Berlin

2012 Farbige Schatten Goethe-Institut Dublin, Ireland

2011 Herbei ein Licht! Lismore Castle Arts: St Cathage Hall, Lismore, Ireland

2009 Fuck Book Publication, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

2008 Coney Island Hotdog Eating Championship (event) Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin

          Video Screening Dunckerstrasse 17, Berlin

          Printed Project #9 ‘The Call of the Wild is Now a Cry for Help’ published by Visual

          Artists Ireland

2007 Expect Nothing Gallery for One, Dublin

          Feint publication, Dublin

2005 Matt Calderwood, Björn Dahlem, Sophie von Hellerman, Ian Kiaer, Cornelius

          Quabeck Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (cat.)

2002 Play it as it Lays – 17 artists from Los Angeles London Institute Gallery Millbank,


2000 The Armchair Project Cinch, London

          Dust Up – Two Down The House, Chelsea College of Art, London


Solo publications:

2022 48 published by Infinite Greyscale (forthcoming)

         47 published by Infinite Greyscale (forthcoming)

         Innenhalb des Rings published by Infinite Greyscale (forthcoming)

         untitled (with Jefre Ledesma-Cantu) published by Farbvision (forthcoming)

2020 HMF published by Infinite Greyscale

         46 published by Infinite Greyscale

2018 Muse published by Re:Surgo

2015 The Fall of Professor M (with Declan Clarke) published by Hunker Down

         One Two (with Matt Calderwood) published by Hunker Down

         Conference published by Hunker Down

         Enveloped published by Hunker Down

         43 published by Infinite Greyscale

2013 40 published by Infinite Greyscale

         One Hour Photos (with Matt Calderwood) published by Infinite Greyscale

2012 39 published by Infinite Greyscale

         Paul McDevitt (monograph) published by Kerber

         Paul McDevitt & Cornelius Quabeck published by Infinite Greyscale

         Muse published by Infinite Greyscale

2011 Recent Collaborations published by Martin Asbæk Gallery

2010 Stellar Paralax: North Kent published by Artlands

2009 The Cant published by Artspeak

         Printed Project (guest editor), published by Visual Arts Ireland

2008 McDevitt • Quabeck published by Anti Hero

2007 Guide Me published by Art Editions North

2006 What is Subjectivity? published by Compton Verney

2005 Clarke & McDevitt Present published by Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

2001 Lost Weekend published by Pocko