Catriona Gallagher is a visual artist based between the UK and Athens, Greece. Her works move between film, drawing, writing and installation and investigate overlooked details in our physical surroundings and the social fabric woven through it. 

In 2016 she co-founded A - DASH project space in Athens with Eva Isleifs, Noemi Niederhauser and Zoe Hatziyanaki, co-running the space and curating several projects between 2016 and 2018. Over the course of 2017, she undertook the Athina Garden City project in collaboration with Fanis Kafantaris to develop a new garden for A - DASH.

She has participated in artist residencies at Dilston Physic Garden in Northumberland, UK in 2017; Syros International Film Festival, Greece in June 2015; 33OC in Toffia, Italy in 2014; and Snehta in Athens, Greece in 2013.

Her writing has been published in MAP magazine (2018) and Line Magazine (2013), shortlisted for the St Hugh's Creative Writing Award (2019). In 2018 she self-published artist's book Pellitory of the Wall.

She received her BA (Hons) in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 and her Foundation Diploma from Leeds College of Art in 2010. She is currently completing an MFA at The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, for which she was awarded an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership scholarship.

contact: info [at] catrionargallagher.com

bio

born Hertfordshire, UK, 1991, based between the UK and Greece

Education 

MFA – The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University 2018-19: Distinction 

BA (Hons) Sculpture – Edinburgh College of Art, 2010-13: First Class Hons 

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Leeds College of Art, 2009-10: Distinction

Solo exhibitions

The Plant in the City, A - DASH project space, Athens, Greece, September 2018

The Collector’s Archive, Praxitelous 33, Athens, Greece, January - February 2016.

Group exhibitions

A Field Guide to Getting Lost, curated by Ismene King and Amalia Charikopoulou, T.A.F. Athens, Greece, July – September 2018

Athina Garden City: by Catriona Gallagher and Fanis Kafantaris, A - DASH, Athens, Greece, Apr-Sep 2017.

The Sun is Barred From Entering: group exhibition at Routes in Marpissa Festival, Paros, Greece, August 2017.

Heatwave: group exhibition of artists books, State of Concept, Athens, Greece, January 2017.

AtWork artist books lab: run by 3 137, State of Concept Gallery, Athens, November 2016.

The Shock of Victory ‘At least some sentiments were expressed, if not all’: group screening and reading curated by Joanna Peace and Serra Tansel at the CCA, Glasgow, UK, 27th September 2015.

Along Those Lines: curator of screening of artists’ video featuring John Smith, Luke Burton, Kirstie Forbes, Rosie Sillitoe, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, and Catriona Gallagher at 3 137, Athens, Greece, 5th September 2015.

Curious Artefacts: group exhibition curated by Becky Campbell, The Art Wall, Athens, Greece, September 2015.

The Garden with the Sculptures: group exhibition, RePark at the occupied Green Park, Athens, Greece, June 2015.

Setting: curated by Becky Campbell, Snehta Residency, Athens, Greece, March 2015.

Another Athens: group text exhibition, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, December 2014.

Babylon Radio: group project, radio show broadcaster, 3 137, Athens, Greece, 6-9 November 2014.

Things Are Different Now: Platform Project group exhibition at ArtAthina art fair, Athens, Greece, May 2014.

Studi Aperti: trio exhibition, 33OC, Toffia, Lazio, Italy, April 2014.

Unsettled Certainties: duo exhibition, Snehta Residency, Athens, Greece, November 2013.

ex: blipblipblip, Leeds, UK, September 2013.

Talks

Artist’s talk at Dilston Physic Garden as artist in residence, July 2017.

Invited speaker at Space Revolution as part of A-DASH project space, Athens Biennale, Greece, 21st May 2016.

Invited speaker at Platform Projects Talks, Art Athina 2016, Athens, Greece, 29th May 2016.

Artist’s talk, invited speaker, Movement Gallery, Worcester, UK, April 2015.

Residencies, bursaries and awards 

Doctoral Training Partnership, AHRC, full scholarship and training for MFA at Ruskin School of Art, 2018-19. 

Barbinder Watson Travel Grant, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, March 2019

Shortlisted for St Hugh’s Creative Writing Award, selected by Sarah Howe, Feb 2019.

Residency at Dilston Physic Garden, Northumberland, UK, July 2017.

Khôra Residency, Syros International Film Festival, Syros, Greece, June-July 2015.

33 Officina Creativa residency, Toffia, Lazio, Italy, April 2014.

Barns Graham Travel to Italy Award, bursary awarded June 2013, travelled March-May 2014.

Snehta Residency, Athens, Greece, October-November 2013.

Published writing

Pellitory of the Wall: artist’s book, 97 pages, independently printed by K. Pletsas, Athens, Greece, Sep 2018

Map Magazine: Review of Plant Scenery of the World at Inverleith House, 9th Aug 2017.

Another Athens: Urban Voids as a Symbol of Another Athens, Dec 2015.

Line Magazine, issue 11: Humour is a Slippery Fish: a conversation between Catriona Gallagher and Siân Robinson Davies, Sep 2014.

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