Michelle Deignan


Born in Dublin.
Lives and works in London


Fine Art Associate Research, Goldsmiths College, London.
Post Graduate Diploma in Electronic Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.
BFA Sculpture, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.

'After the fact', The LAB, Dublin City Council Gallery,Dublin.
'Il Cittadino', Five Years, London.
'15:1', Five Years, London.

'Based on a True Story', Artsway, New Forest, UK, with Rachel Goodyear, Jock Mooney, Sarah Dobai, Andrew Cross, Kirk Palmer and Ronnie Close curated by Peter Bonnell (forthcoming)
'Oneiriography', Green on Red, Dublin with Simon and Tom Bloor, Ruth Ewan, Ragnar Kjartansson, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak (forthcoming)
'Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety', Crawford National Art Gallery, Cork, with Willie Doherty, Robert Longo, Nigel Rolfe, Andreas Gursky, David Godbold, Cecily Brennan, curator Peter Murray.
'For your eyes only', Mains d'Oeuvres, Paris, with artist Sam Curtis, CutUp Collective, Katie Davies, Ben Judd, Claire Hope, Heather Phillipson and Laure Prouvost, curator Florence Ostende.
'Interupted Correspondence at JTP09', James Taylor Gallery, London.
‘Free Association', Area 53, Vienna.
'India Art Summit', Artquest Stand, Delhi.
'Fake ID', Vegas Gallery, London, with Jemima Brown, Morten Viskum, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Risk Hazekamp, Simon Willems, Angie Reed, Deborah Schamoni and Caron Geary, curator Ken Pratt.
'transmediale.08 - video selection', Amantes Art Space, Torino, Italy and Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, with Zhenchen Liu, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, Theo Ligthart, Elodie Pong, Semiconductor, Thomas Köner, Xu Tan, curator Thomas Munz.
'Interference', Red Stables, Dublin.
'The Sleep of Reason', Crawford National Art Gallery, Cork, selectors Francess Morris & Enrique Juncosa.
'Zoo Art Fair', Colony Gallery Stand, Royal Academy, London.
'Black Light', The Event, Colony Gallery, Birmingham.
'Artmapping', Fluc, Vienna curators Walter Seidl, Ursula Maria Probst, Martin Wagner.
'EuroPART - Contemporary Art from Europe', exhibition of billboard commissions, Vienna, curators, Walter Seidl, Ursula Maria Probst.
'First and Last and Always', Axis, Dublin, Breaking Ground Project, Dublin, curator Paul Mcree.
'TV Ergo Sum 2', The Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos, Caracas curators Nathalie Hénon, Jean-François Rettig.
Five Years Presents: 'Frenzy', Metropole Galleries, Folkstone curated by Alex Schady, Edward Dorrian and Marc Hulson.
'Black: Implication Flooding', Colony Gallery, Birmingham.
'Another Product', Cornerhouse, Manchester.
'Captured', National Review of Live Art, Tramway, Glasgow, curated by CRATE.
'Unrealised Projects', G & A Studios, Sydney.
'Video Lounge', South London Gallery, London.
'Last Supper', Hoxton Distillery, London
'London Art Fair', Hoxton Distillery Stand, London.

'Event Site: Presentation and Screenings on The Place of Artist' Cinema', Picture This, Bristol, curator Maeve Connolly with works from desperate optmists, Laura Horelli, Isaac Julien, Bea McMahon and Alexandra Navratil.
'transmediale.08 - video selection', Goethe Institute, Bulgaria; Montenegrain National Theatre, Podgorica; Refract Festival, Kragujevac.
'Film Programme 1', Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, with with Christian Jankowski, Ambrosio, Gianfranco Baruchello & Alberto Grifi, curator Marcel Schwierin.
'Rhymes of an hour', Loop Art Fair, Barcelona, curators Nazli Gurlek and Alexandra Navaratil.
'transmediale.08 - video selection', 'Athens Video Art Festival'; Media Art Lab, Moscow; Centro de Arte y Nuevas Technologias, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Fundacion Ludwig de Cuba, Havana; Media Depo, Lviv; Goethe Institute, Madrid; 'Manifesto' Toulouse; 'Fotografest', Cuernavaca, Mexico; Sri Lanka Television Training Institute, Colombo; lab.30, Kulturhaus Abraxas, Augsburg; Cimatics Audiovisual Festival, Media Ruimte, Brussels.
'transmediale.08', House of Cultures, Berlin, curator Thomas Munz.
'New Work UK: Trust Yourself', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London curator, Lina Dzuverovic, Director of Electra.
'Il Cittadino', Sunday Film Screening, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK, curator Michael Stanley.
'transmediale.08 - film/video preview', Konstall Malmo, curator Thomas Munz.
'Scolt Head Screenings', London, curators Isobel Harbison and Vanessa Declaux.
'Eject', Palacio Nacional, Mexico City.
'The Sound of your Eyes', Kunstlerhaus Passage, Vienna, curator Ursula Maria Probst.
'FlikOMSK', Corsica Studios, London, curator Sally Irvine.
'Videotheka (Kforumvienna)', Culture Shock Festival, Krizevci, Croatia.
'Play - Special Edition', Okto Telekabel Kanal 8, Austria curator Ursula Maria Probst.
'Captured', Horsecross, Perth, Scotland, curated by CRATE.
'Lady Space', Fluc, Vienna curated by Ursula Maria Probst.
'Drift', curators Iliana Nedkova and Chris Byrne for New Media Scotland; 'Edinburgh Film Festival', Stills Gallery, Scotland; 'Videomedeja', The Museum of Voivodina, Serbia and Montenegro; British CouncilGallery, Belgrade, Serbia; An Tuireann, Skye, Scotland.

'Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety', Crawford National Art Gallery Catalogue.
Ken Pratt, 'Red Cheek', Wound Magazine, Issue 5, Winter '08/'09.
Chris Fite-Wassilak, 'What's New? - Televisions Mutual Contract, michelledeignan.info.
'/seconds‘, issue 9, http://www.slashseconds.org
The LAB Gallery – 40 Exhibitions 06-08’, Dublin City Arts Office publication, Dublin.
Micheal O' Connell, Review of transmediale.08, Artists' Newsletter Interface.
Fergal Gaynor, Review of Crawford Open - The Sleep of Reason, 'Circa', Dublin, No.123.
Aidan Dunne, Review of 'After the fact', The Irish Times, 11 April 2007.
'As if something once mentioned now plain to see', Colony Gallery publication, Birmingham.
'Born To Be A Star', Kunstlerhaus, Vienna.
'Europart - Contemporary Art from Europe', catalogue, Cutural Industries Austria.
Chris Byrne, Essay 'Captured: Situations observed', http://www.art-research-communication.net.
'Goldsmiths 2005', catalogue, essays by Jens Hoffman and Sally O Reilly, published by the artists (edit. Michelle Deignan)
Mark Ewart, Review of Crawford Open 4, ‘Circa’, Dublin, No. 107.
'Crawford Open 1 - 4', catalogue, Gandon Editions.
'Charley Magazine 01', Les presses du réel, editors Maurizio Cattelan, Ali Subotnick, Bettina Funcke, New York.
Ryzard Dabek, 'Where Are We Now? - Artist Run Projects and the Internet', for http://www.ryszard.net/
Alison Green, 'This Space is Unstable', for michelledeignan.info.
Lee Casey, Review of “The Captain’s Road”, Dublin Event Guide, 3 April.

‘Moody’, Trajector Art Fair, Brussels
‘Airport Projects’, written texts for catalogue of projects by Jasmina Cibic, published by Maribor Art Gallery and Ganes Pratt Gallery, Ljubljana.
‘Noble Intent‘, artist’s moving image works screening programme at Five Years, London. Artists: Paul Rooney, Rachel Reupke, Ming Wong, Naoko Takahashi, Uriel Orlow, Anita Di Bianco, David Ferrando Giraut, Miriam Thyes, Paul Rooney, Cormac Browne.
‘Does God Live in the No Fly Zone’, S. E. Barnet and The Kit Collaboration at Five Years, London.
‘Present State’, Jasmina Cibic and Pete Moss at Five Years, London.
‘VM.01’, co-curator at Hoxton Distillery, London. Artists: John Paul Bichard, Slateford (Simon Yuill), Dennis McNulty, Richard Couzins, Sally Morfill and Edward Dorrian, Cliona Harmey.
2002 - ‘05
‘Variablemedia’, co-curator of on-line project space for process based art works variablemedia.org Artists: John Paul Bichard, Slateford, Dennis McNulty, Richard Couzins, Cliona Harmey, Laurie Halsey Brown, Pierre Larauza, Brooke A. Knight, John Hanson & Richard Paul.

Elephant Trust Award, London.
Commissions Award, Arts Council of Ireland.
3 months in Berlin, Artist Residency Award, Artquest and ACAVA London.
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland.
Professional Training and Development Award, Irish Arts Council.
Cultural Relations Committee Grant, Dept. of Arts, Sport and Tourism, Ireland.
Visual Arts Award, Artist's Fund, London Arts Board.
London Arts Board Bursary.