Garrett Phelan

Garrett Phelan (b. 1965) works and lives in Dublin, Ireland. In recent years Phelan has focussed his practice around extensive explorations into the ‘formation of opinion’ and 'the absolute present', particularly manifested through drawing, video, photography, web based projects and independent FM radio transmission projects in both gallery and non gallery spaces.

Selected Projects:

Solo project, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Basel Art Statements, solo presentation with Mother’s Tankstation, Switzerland. Art on Air  -  Radiokunst im Wandel, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany. Solo project – ICA, London, UK. Solo project – Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Space Invaders, (group show), Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. .all hawaii eNtrées / luNar reGGae, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Group show curated by Philippe Parreno and Rachael Thomas. Singing the real, (group show), Iziko South African National Gallery, Capetown, South Africa, curated by Patrick T.Murphy. Blackboxing, (group show), Project, Dublin, curated by Tessa Giblin. Feint, drawing publication curated by Varri Claffey.

Black Brain Radio -Temple Bar Gallery (Solo Show), Dublin. Life again. Light again. Leaf again. Love again., Mother's Tankstation, Dublin, (Solo show). Project, (Group Show), Dublin. RACER UNTITLED, Firstsite, (Solo Show), Colchester, UK. Points of Power, Basement Gallery, (Solo show), Dundalk. Glassbox, (Group show), Paris, France. Frieze Artfair, Radio project (group show) curated by Sarah Pierce and Grant Watson, London, UK. Mother's Tankstation, Group show Dublin. Miami Artfair. Temple Bar Gallery, Group show, Dublin.

REMOTE (group show), Lot6, Bristol, UK. God Only Knows! Dublin City the Hugh Lane/Pallas Heights/Dublin Civic Offices, Dublin. Romantic Detachment- Art Monthly insert, May, collaboration with David Osbaldeson.

‘Manifesta 5’, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain. ‘Country’ (group show), Galerija Equrna, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Romantic Detachment (OFFICIAL WEB SITE). Romantic Detachment- Art Monthly insert, collaboration with David Osbaldeson.

Racer Recaptured (solo-project), SS.Michael and John’s, Essex Street West, Dublin, Ireland. NOW:HERE (solo project), 29 Sean Tracey flats, (Pallas Heights), Buckingham St, Dublin, Ireland. Permaculture (group show), Project, Dublin, Ireland. Affinity Archive (group show curated by Sarah Pierce), Metropolitan complex, Ireland. National Gallery (group show), Goethe-Institute, Dublin, Ireland.

Web-based projects situated on,,, and How things turn out (group show curated by Annie Fletcher), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

Sendungen im Kunstradio:

20. 04. 2008: “Curated by Garrett Phelan” – Teil 1
04. 05. 2008: “Curated by Garrett Phelan” – Teil 2
18. 05. 2008: “Curated by Garrett Phelan” – Teil 3
22. 06. 2008: “Curated by Garrett Phelan” – Teil 4
13. 07. 2008: “Curated by Garrett Phelan” – Teil 5
27. 03. 2011: “The Broadcaster”