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Patrick Jolley

1964, Co Down

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Patrick Jolley’s work spanned film, photography and installation. He was profoundly interested in the ordinary and its proximity to the horrific, and in how little can be done to stop the one turning into the other. Like Beckett, he saw acceptance and humour as tools to be used to survive life—even to enjoy it. Patrick Jolley was born in Co Down, 1964 and had lived in Ireland, London, New York and Berlin. He had been living in Co Meath until his sudden death in India on January 15, 2012. Selected exhibitions include ‘Inside’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014); ‘Agitationism’, EVA International, Limerick (2014); ‘EXPO 1: New York’, MoMA PS1, New York (2013); ‘Unsafe Spaces in Contemporary Art’, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (2013); ‘9 + 1 Ways of Being Political’, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); 30th São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo (2012); ‘Art and Publicity: 40 Years n.b.k.’ Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2009); ‘Farewell to Post-Colonialism’, 3rd Gwangzhou Triennial, China (2008); ‘Of Mice and Men’, 4th Berlin Biennial; Berlin (2006); ‘Into Me/Out of Me’, Kunstwerk, Berlin & MoMA PS1, New York (2006); ‘Displaced’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2003); ‘Grayscale/CMYK’ Tramway, Glasgow (2002); ‘Ausgeträumt’, Secession, Vienna (2001) and the 7th Havanna Biennial, Cuba (2000). His work is in the collection of MoMA, New York; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier; Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon; Office of Public Works, Dublin as well as many private collections. His work is in the collection of MoMA, New York; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier; Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon; Office of Public Works, Dublin as well as many private collections.

Last update 5th May, 2017.