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Martin Boyle

1982 Born Donegal, Ireland.
Lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Education

2006-08 University of Ulster, Belfast
Masters of Fine Art.
2001-05 Limerick School of Art and Design
Honors B.A. in Sculpture and Combined Media.
2000-01 Galway Technical Institute.
Portfolio course in Art and Design.


Exhibition History


Solo


2020 NO:TIME, MCAC, Portadown, Northern Ireland
2016 Snap! Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland
2015 ‘Human body’ accident, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, NI
2014 Everyting’s Connected, Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Genuine Replica, Ulster Museum, Belfast, NI
2013 Instant Advice, Unit, Platform Arts, Belfast, NI
2010 Things to Remake and Do, Artlink, Buncanna, Co. Donegal


Two Person Exhibition


2016 These Days are Persistent and Changeable, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, NI
[Two person show with Lorraine Burrell]
2015 Existence of flamethrowers in your street, G126, Galway, Ireland
[Two person show with Lilian Duthop]
2014 this is authenticity, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, NI
[Two person show with Jun Yang]
2010 Consumed, Platform Arts, Queen St, Belfast, NI
[Two person show with Louise Shine]


Group [selected]


2021 Home: Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland, The Glucksman, Cork, IRL
2021 Mediating Signals-Assigning Ambiguity, Flax Art Studios, Belfast, UK
2021 Urgencies, CCA, Derry/Londonderry, UK
2018 MAW, Middlesbrough, UK
2017 ART WORKS, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
2017 Future Artist-Makers [touring] Nerve Visual Gallery, Derry, NI; FabLab Limerick, IRL; FabLab Madrid, Spain
2016 20/20 : Art in the Eastside Billboard Exhibiton, Belfast, NI
2015 Diagrams, QSS Gallery, Belfast, NI
2015 Diagrams, Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Out in the Open, Household Collective, Belfast
2015 Shuffle, Templemore bath house, Belfast, NI
2015 Order, Skullduggery Tattoo, Belfast, NI
2014 Eleven: JEMA 10 Year Retrospective, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Florida, USA
2014 Flax Art Studios 25 year Anniversary exhibition, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, NI
2014 Ongoing Fes, Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Little Kingdoms, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, NI
2014 Out of the Ordinary, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast, NI
2013 Household Contemporary Art Festival, Belfast, NI
2013 Sim Sala Bim, SIM Husinu, Reykjavik, Iceland
2013 BeSpectacleD, Belfast Photo Festival, Platform Arts, Belfast, NI
2013 Exquisite Corpse, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast, NI
2013 SCOPE Art Fair, Represented by the Golden Thread Gallery, New York
2012 Instances of Agreement, KAO YUAN ART CENTRE, Taiwan
2012 East Belfast Arts Festival, Belfast, NI
2012 Household Contemporary Art Festival, Ormeau Rd, Belfast, NI
2011 In Tools, Tools for Solidarity, Crumlin Rd, Belfast, NI
2010 Freshers, The Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast, NI
2010 Arrivals, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, NI
2010 Next Chapter: The Proliferation of the Museum, JEMA at the Raccolte Frugone Museum, Genoa, Italy
2010 Small Wonder, John Erickson Museum of Art, Golden Thread Gallery Project Space, Belfast, NI
2010 Truth does not matter, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, NI
2009 Switch Festival, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
2009 Live @ No.8, Tulca Visual Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
2009 Moving Media Image Screenings at RUA RED, Dublin, Ireland
2009 GIGUK, Video Art festival, Gieben, Berlin
2009 Screening of recent Video Works, PSsquared, Belfast, NI
2009 OK. Video COMEDY, 4th international festival, National Gallery of Indonesia
2009 Capitalyst Arts, Catalyst Arts, Various Retail window locations around Belfast
2009 Window festival, @ Residence, SHAC, Belfast
2009 Auto Cannibal, Black Box, Belfast


Awards/Residencies


2018 ACES Award
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2016 Support for the Individual Artist Programme Award [SIAP]
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2014 Support for the Individual Artist Programme Award [SIAP]
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2014 Art Centre Ongoing Residency, Toyko, Japan
2014 Travel Award
Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
2014 Career Enhancement Programme, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, NI
2013 Artist in Residence, Ulster Museum, Belfast, NI
2013 SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 Support for the Individual Artist Programme Award [SIAP]
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2011 Support for the Individual Artist Programme Award [SIAP]
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2010 Selected Artist for the New Art, Artlink Competition, with a Solo exhibition, Buncranna, Co. Donegal
2009 Support for the Individual Artist Programme Award [SIAP]
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2008 Flaxart Graduate Residency Award
Flaxart Studios, Belfast, NI


Publications/Reviews

2020 ‘NO:TIME' Interview with David Haughey, Visual Artists Ireland
https://visualartistsireland.com/the-unseen-shows-no-time
2016 An Image of Ireland, Contemporary Artists from Ireland, imago mundi [Book]
2016 Martin Boyle at GTG Belfast, by Slavka Sverakova
https://slavkasverakova.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/martin-boyle-at-gtg-belfast-28-04-11-06-2016
2015 ‘Human body’ accident, International Sculpture Centre blog interview by Dorothy Hunter
https://blog.sculpture.org/2015/09/09/martin-boyle/
2014 this is authenticity, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
https://slavkasverakova.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/this-is-authenticity-golden-thread-gallery-belfast-3-24-april-2014
2013 Household at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, slavkasverakova.wordpress.com
2013 ‘Primal’ Abridged 0 - 29 Magazine
2012 Instances of Agreement, Taiwan [catalogue]
2012 Circa Online Review, Household, August 2012, by Slavka Sverakova
2012 SWITCH, Contemporary video art in a public context [catalogue]
2010 Arrivals, Ormeau Baths Gallery [catalogue]
2010 Circa Online Review, Truth does not matter, Belfast, February 2010, by Slavka Sverakova
http://circaartmagazine.website/reviews/truth-does-not-matter-golden-thread-gallery-belfast-february-2010/
2008 Degree show Critics’ choices, Circa Magazine 125 page 64, Slavka Sverakova
http://circaartmagazine.website/wp/wp-content/from%20VAC/PDFFiles/99291_125/circa125.pdf#page=66

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