Ronan McCrea

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Venn/Chroma: solo exhibition at Enclave London

Preview Friday January 31st 6-9pm + afterparty til late
Exhibition continues February 1st-22nd
Open Wed-Sat 12-6pm
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Solo exhibition Green on Red Gallery

Opening Reception: Thurs 03 Oct, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: 04 Oct – 16 Nov 2013
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Art Monthly Review of Last Day

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Curriculum Vitae

Ronan McCrea Ronan McCrea is an artist living and working in Dublin working in photography, projected slide installations and sculpture.

Recent projects include Third Sinop Biennial, Turkey, School Play a commission for a primary school in Dublin and New Town Centre Project ((Extract #1) produced with Draiocht Blanchardstown, Dublin.

He has exhibited extensively in Ireland and internationally.

Recent solo projects include: Medium (Corporate Entities) a project for the Irish Museum of Modern Art 10,000 to 50 exhibition in April – June 2008, Medium at Gallery for One & Goethe-Institut, Dublin, 2007. In 2005 was one of seven artists who represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Other solo exhibitions include Galway Arts Centre (2004), Project Arts Centre Dublin 2003, Glassbox Paris (2002). Group shows include Coalcese: Happenstance, Smart Project Space Amsterdam (curated by Paul O’Neill, Nameless Science, Apexart New York 2008 curated by Henk Slager, Red White Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, 2005; La-La Land, Project, Dublin. 2005 No-one else brings me the colours that you bring, Temple Bar Galleries & Studios, 2004; Permaculture, Project Arts Centre, 2003; Grayscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002. A Timely Place… London Print Studio Gallery, London 2001.

Curatorial projects include being a guest curator for The Return, visual art space at The Goethe Institute, 2003/04. Co-founder of Multiples (with Paul O’Neill) Co-Curator of Multiples x1 in 1998/99 and being Assistant Curator, The Collection at Irish Museum of Modern Art 1996/98.

Projects and Solo Exhibitions:

  • Venn/Chroma
    Enclave Gallery, London, 2014
  • Ronan McCrea
    Green on Red Gallery, Dublin 2013
    Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 2011
  • New Town Centre Project (Extract #1)
    Draiocht Arts Centre,Blanchardstown, Dublin, 2009
  • Medium (Corporate Entities)
    A project for the exhibition 10,000 to 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2008
  • Medium (Upsidesown) and Medium (The End)
    Gallery for One, Dublin, and Goethe-Institute, Dublin, 2007
  • Sequences, Scenarios & Locations Parts I –III
    Ireland at Venice, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, 2005
  • The Twentieth Century
    Public art commission for Dublin City Council, Dublin, 2006
  • Sequences, Scenarios & Locations and The Correction Drawings I – IV
    Galway Arts Centre, Galway, 2004
  • general-specific
    Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2003
  • Seminal
    Glassbox, Paris, 2002
  • Das Ist Echt!
    Expo 2000, Hanover, and Golden Pudel Klub, Hamburg, 2000
  • In between Ronan McCrea and Paul O’Neill
    Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2000
  • View
    Off-site programme, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 1999
  • Out of It
    Video installation at Pier 4A, Heathrow Airport, London, 1998-2000
  • “…all the time”
    Context Gallery, Derry, 1998
  • Projective Techniques
    Installation at The Pearse Museum, Dublin, 1994

Group exhibitions / Screenings

  • Catalyst Arts: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X_
    Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2013
  • Last Day
    Cartel, Old Police Station Deptford, London, 2012
  • Cross Currents
    Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 2011-12
  • Screening Room: Dublin
    Screening of Autodidact at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Germany Nov 2011
  • Moving Buildings
    Screening of Autodidact at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands, Sept 2011
  • To Pay Respect to the Generosity of the Three-Minute Punk-Rock Song, Crate Project Space, Margate, UK. Nov. 2011
  • Gracelands 2011: Substance Abuse
    Dromahair in Co. Leitrim, Ireland, 2011
  • We are Grammar
    Pratt Manhatten Gallery, New York, 2011
  • Renewing
    Green on Red Gallery, 2010 – 11
  • School Days: The Look of Learning
    Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2010 – 2011
  • Sinople: Third Sinop Biennial,
    Dr. Rıza Nur Public Library, Sinop, Turkey, 2010
  • Between Sight and Sound
    Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 2010
  • Art in Public Places: The Archive of Public Art Development Trust(P.A.D.T.)
    Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2009
  • Coalesce: Happenstance
    Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, 2009
  • Nameless Science
    Apexart, New York, 2008
  • Red White Blue
    Spenser Brownstone Gallery, New York, 2005
  • La La Land
    Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2005
  • No one makes me feel the colours that you do
    Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2005
  • No Respect
    Tangier Lane and Neary’s Bar, Dublin, 2004
  • Tonight
    Studio Voltaire, London, 2004
  • Permaculture
    Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2003
  • Grayscale/CMYK
    Tramway, Glasgow, and RHA, Dublin (NIFCA), 2002/3
  • Affinity Archive
    Metropolitian Complex, Broadstone Studios, Dublin, 2003
  • Vacationland
    Arthouse, Dublin, and Westbourne Studios, London, 2002/3
  • A Timely Place, Or Getting Back to Somewhere
    London Print Studio Gallery, London, 2001
  • EV+A
    Limerick, 2000
  • In Consistency II
    Arthouse, Dublin, 2000
  • Multiples x3
    Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2000
  • In Consistency
    Arthur R Rose Gallery, London, 1999
  • Utopias
    Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 1999
  • Waterfront
    Catalyst Arts, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, 1998
  • Passport Exchange (ex)Change
    Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, and Zachenta Gallery, Warsaw, 1997
  • Les Au Revoirs
    l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, College Marcel Duchamp, Chateauroux, 1996
  • Group Show
    Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 1996
  • Group Show
    Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 1995
  • EV+A
    Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, 1995
  • Hit & Run
    Catalyst Arts, Wilmont House, Belfast, 1994
  • Random Access Exhibition
    Irish Life Centre, Dublin, 1993

Publications and Texts:

  • Permaculture
    edited by Sarah Pierse & Grant Watson, published by Project Arts Centre & Metropolitian Complex, 2009.
  • 10,000 to 50: Contemporary Art from Members of Buisness to Arts .
    Contains the project: Medium (Corporate Entities) published by Irish Museum of Modern Art
    Dublin, 2008
  • Ireland at Venice 2005
    Exhibition Catalogue, 2005
  • Sequences, Scenarios & Locations
    Artist’s publication, 2005
  • Artist’s page, K-Bulletin Kultur-Fanzine
    Zurich, 2002
  • Artist’s page, Portal Magazine
    ArtisExpo 2000, Hanover, 2000
  • Exhibition catalogue, EV+A 2000
    Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, 2000
  • Utopias
    Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 1999


  • B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art (Sculpture), 1991
    National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
  • PhD, 2011
    University of Ulster, Belfast


  • Artist’s Work Programme
    Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2002
  • Artist in Residence
    Expo 2000, Ireland Expo Cultural Programme, Hanover, 2000
  • Artist in residence
    Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main, 1997.


  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Arts Council Collection
  • Private Collections

Other projects:

  • 2004-2011: Member, Board of Directors
    Project Arts Centre
  • 2003-2004: Guest Curator and member of visual art advisory panel
    The Return, visual art space at Goethe-Institut Dublin. (Exhibitions: The National Gallery, co-curated with Grant Watson and Vaari Claffey; Daniel Olson; Paul O’Neill; Augustine O’Donoghue).
  • 1998-99: Co-founder (with Paul O’Neill), Multiples; Co-curator, Multiples x1
    Multiples commissions, exhibits and sells multiple and edition artwork from Irish and international artists.