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Jack O'Brien
lives and works in London.
e: info.jackobrien@gmail.com
@_jackobrien_


Education
2011 - 2014
BA Fine Art - Kingston University

Upcoming
2024 Air de repos (Breathwork), CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, FR
2024 Camden Art Centre, London UK
2024 Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Solo / Duo Exhibitions
2024 Love Triangle, Aro, Mexico City, MX.
2023 The Theatre and Its Double, Between Bridges, Berlin, DE - Curated by Viscose Journal.
2023 The Answer, Sans Titre, Paris, FR
2022 To More Time, Lockup International, London, UK
2022 The Influence of Emotions On Associated Reactions, with Henryk Morel (1937-68), Polamagnetczne Gallery, Warsaw, PL
2021 Waiting For The Sun To Kill Me, Ginny on Frederick, London, UK
2018 Chew, if only you could see. clearview.ltd, London, UK
2018 This thing bled acid. White Cubicle, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2024 Non-Specific Objects, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, DE, Group Show.
2024 Right now, Wrong then, Kings Leap, New York, US
2023 Reading Stones, Linseed, Shanghai, CN
2023 Stick N Poke, Kunsthaus Zurich, CH
2023 Support Structures, Gathering, London, UK
2022 Memory of Rib, N/A Gallery, Seoul, KR
2022 Absence Makes The Heart, General Information, London, UK
2022 Chômage Technique, Lovaas Projects, Munich, DE
2022 Something is Burning, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK
2022 I wish you a very outside, Dzialdov, Berlin, DE
2022 An Insular Rococo, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
2022 MELTDOWN, Ridley Road Project Space, London, UK
2021 CRAVE, SET, London, UK
2021 Latent Longing, Intersticio, London, UK
2020 Sky-blue and green, V.O Curations, London, UK
2019 You, Me and Everybody Else, One Room, London, UK
2019 Pervilion, The Silver Building, London, UK
2018 Unearthing, Beckys, London, UK
2018 Strange Messengers, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
2018 Nous Nous Embrassons, 4Cose, London, UK
2017 Hot Retaliations (and Other Acts of Revenge), clearview.ltd, London, UK
2017 Mons Mensae Pavilion, London, UK
2016 Iron Mountains - 24 Raven Row, London, UK
2015 Orson Casual Open - Tank.TV, London, UK


Curatorial Projects/Workshops
2022 You trust a cake more than a rock, (
Exploring how ephemeral gesture, abstraction and absurdity can become a means of unravelling harsh corporate aesthetics and neoliberal systems of production)  - Workshop with Central Saint Martins MA Architecture.
2022 Improvisation and Assemblage, Workshop with Central Saint Martins MA Architecture.
2021 Getting Dressed, VO Curations, (Exhibition and group exercise in collaborative making, improvisation and assemblage, led by artists Jack O'Brien, Sam Cottington, Tenant of Culture and Valerie Kong.)
2018 'Read My Lips' Gran Fury, Auto Italia, (new commission from Atabey Carlos Romero. Works by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Harley Yeung Kurylowski, Otamere Guobadia)
2017 Mons Mensae Pavilion, (Poppy Moroney, Nils Alix Tabeling, James Sturkey, Alex Padfield, Samule Nicolle, Rebecca Jagoe) Art Licks Weekend
2015 Wandering Monuments, Rafal Zajko, tank.tv
2015 On Air, Ian Giles, tank.tv
2015 New Group Materialism, (General Idea, Bernadette Corporation, Lucky PDF, AIDS3D, DIS, Hito Steyerl, Shanzhai Biennial, Debora Delmar Corp, Yuri Pattison, Auto Italia, Awol Erizku, BessNYC4), tank.tv
2015 Slimeface Emoji! - Adham Faramawy & Terry Ryu Kim, tank.tv
2015 LimescaleTea - Jos Bitelli, tank.tv
2015 Meditation United - PhilippTimischl & Sarah Ortmeyer, tank.tv
2015 Exhibition No.2 - Dora Budor, tank.tv



Publications
Ache, Presented with Queer Street Press at Paris Ass Book Fair, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris. 

Awards/Residencies
2023 Camden Art Centre Emerging Artist Prize, Frieze Art Fair 
2022 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award
2020 Developing Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England.
2017 Residency, KEM, Warsaw
2015 Curatorial Residency, tank.tv, London


Press/Writing

2023 Perceval, Five Writers Celebrate the Work of Sarah Lucas, Frieze Magazine (Print and Online)
2023 Exploring Collective Responsibility and the Human Condition in ‘Support Structures’ by Reuben Esien - Observer
2023 Support Structures - Mousse Magazin
2023 In the studio with Jack O’Brien by Brooke Wilson - Emergent Magazine
2022 Master of Disguise: Ginny on Frederick - Frieze Magazine
2022 Vinyl Glossolalia, Podcast with Rose Easton - Emulsion Magazine
2021 ‘The Top 10 Shows in the UK of 2021’ by Sean Burns - Frieze Magazine
2021 ‘The Top Five Shows to See in the UK and Europe’ - Frieze Magazine
2021 ‘On perception and perversion’ by Anastasiia Fedorova 
2021 CRAVE at Set Lewisham, Daily Lazy
2021 ‘Emerging art to see in London’  by Kabir Jhala - The Art Newspaper
2021 ‘Jack O’Brien Cruises For Ghosts’ by Sam Moore - Frieze Magazine (Print and Online)