David O'Kane

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David O’Kane  born 1985 in Lifford, Donegal, IE 
lives and works in Dublin IE, and Berlin DE
2002–2006 Bachelor of Art Degree [1st Class Honours /Thesis: Seeking Švankmajer – Illuminating the Dark Unconscious], Joint Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting and History of Art, The National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2007–2009 Studied painting in the class of Professor Neo Rauch, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig /Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
2009 Diplom with Professor Neo Rauch, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
[with Distinction /Thesis: Absurdity and the Game of Painting – A Critical evaluation of the work of Michaël Borremans and Neo Rauch]
2010–2012 Meisterschüler with Professor Neo Rauch, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig /Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

Solo Exhibitions
2017 »A Melancholy Object«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»Lapse of Time«, Observation Deck, Baton Gallery, Seoul, KR
»A Modest Proposal«, Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal, IE
2016 »The Glass Harmonica«, Baton Gallery, Seoul, KR
»The Acuity of Blindness«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
2015 »Belanty«, Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal, IE  
2014 »Continuum—Repetition and Difference«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»The Zoetrope—Repetition and Difference« Baton Gallery, Seoul, KR 
2013 »Der Spieler—Homo Ludens«, Stiftung Starke, Berlin
2012 »Blindsight—The Persistence of Vision«, Villa Schomburgk, Leipzig
»The Persistence of Vision«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»Still«, Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal, IE
»Dissections«, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig
»Doppelgänger«, Pierogi Gallery, Leipzig
CAP Foundation, Dublin
»Camera Lucida«, Gallery Sign, Groningen, NL

Group Exhibitions  Selection
2017 »Acting Out - The Shadow on the Wall«, Universtität Salzburg, Salzburg, AT
»187th Annual Exhibition«, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE
»Jetzt Druck Machen«, Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim bei Wels, AT
»Imagination Dead Imagine & Selected Prints«, Kulturgut Hirtscheid, DE
»On Paper«, SO Fine art Editions, Dublin, IE
»COE '16 New Century Retro«, Claremorris, Coiunty Mayo, IE
»186th Annual Exhibition«, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE
»The Liminal Space«, Baton Galley, Seoul, KR
»The Shadow on the Wall«, Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal, IE
»The Liminal Space«, Baton Galley, Seoul, KR 
»Imagination Dead Imagine«, Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal, IE
»Imagination Dead Imagine«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»Trash«, Eastmen Galley, Hasselt, BE
2014 »186th Annual Exhibition«, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE
»Mensch werde wesentlich«, Freunde aktueller Kunst, Zwickau
»Xmas in February«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»Multiple Times«, Campoi Gallery, München
»Open Your Eyes«, Galerie Maïa Muller, Paris 
2013 »ansammlung«, pilot projekt_, Dusseldorf
»Contemporary Irish: Neither Here Nor There«, Grimmuseum, Berlin 
»Relocated 2013«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»Die schwarze Zunge«, Kunst im Bauhof, Winterthur, CH 
2012 »Divergence«, Gallery Baton, Seoul, KR
»German Now From Leipzig«, Seong Nam Arts Center, Seoul, KR 
»Tafeldienst«, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, Leipzig
»Seaside 2012«, Josef Filipp Galerie, Leipzig
»Eros & Thanatos«, SØR Rusche Sammlung, Spinnerei, Leipzig
»Die Schwarze Zunge«, Städtische Galerie Isny, Isny, DE
 »Zum Gebrauch des Delphins«, Städtische Galerie am Markt, Wurzen, DE
»After the Goldrush«, Kunstverein Speyer, Sepyer
»Le Mal de Montano«, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris
»Claremorris Open«, Claremorris Arts Committee, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
»Erntedank /Thanksgiving«, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig 
 »Der Ehemalige Norden«, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen
»French Wall 2010«, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig
»The Library of Babel«, Zabludowicz Collection, London
»New Bottle Old Wine«, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig
 »The things I did and the money I spent«, The Britsh School at Rome, Rome
»Neun Neue«, Lindenau Museum, Altenburg
»Baluster«, Columbus Art Foundation, Leipzig
»Werkschau 2009«, Spinnerei, Leipzig
»French Wall #3«, Filipp Rosbach Galerie, Leipzig
»e v+ a 2009 –Reading the City«, Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick
 »e v+ a 2008 –too erly for vacation«, Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick

Awards, Scholarships
Artist in Residence, Stiftung Starke, Berlin | Derek Hill Foundation Scholarship and Residency at the British School at Rome, Rom | Residency at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin | Winner of the artistic projects tender at the Serralves em Festa 2008 in Oporto, PT [Awarded by the curator Regina Guimarães] | e v+ a Open Award, Limerick, IE [Awarded by the Curator Hou Hanru] | DAAD Scholarship Extension, Berlin | Travel and Mobility Award, Arts Council of Ireland | CAP Foundation Residency Award, Dublin

Silbersee Collection | The Zabludowicz Collection, London | Sammlung Hildebrand, Leipzig | SØR Rusche Sammlung, Oelde/Berlin | Collezione Recine, Italy | Sammlung der Sparkasse Leipzig | The CAP Foundation, Dublin | The Office of Public Works, Dublin | Bank of Ireland, Dublin | Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL | AXA Insurance, Dublin | Gerry Robinson, former Chairman of the Arts Council of England | Barry Murphy, former Chairman of the OPW, Dublin | Robert Armstrong, Head of painting, the National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Private collections in Germany, Italy, Ireland, England, Finland, Denmark and the USA.

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