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Alan Bulfin (Born in 1986, Roscrea, Ireland)
alanbulfin[at]gmail.com
Lives in Seinäjoki, works in Seinäjoki Helsinki and Ireland, Finland

Education and Training

2011 M.A., Art in Public, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

2009 B.A. Awarded a first class honours degree in Sculpture and Combined Media on 13th June 2009.  Limerick Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design, Department of Sculpture and Combined Media, Limerick, Ireland

2004 Fetac (Art), portfolio course, Vocational School of Thurles, Ireland

Exhibitions

2019 Senses of Sustenance, Old fire station, Seinäjoki, Finland (up-coming)

2018 Growing a Language, Myymälä 2 gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Collective Intelligence, KAOZ, Dimora OZ, Manifesta12 -collateral events, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

2018 Growing a Language, When Nothing Makes a Difference, Manifesta12 -collateral events, Foundation Orestiadi in Gibellina, Italy

2017 Collective Intelligence, Dimora OZ, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

2016 Correspondence Art Project, Curator professor Justin McKeown, Manchester University, UK

2015 Fight Night, Gaming the System Limerick, produced by These Animals, Red Hen, Limerick, Ireland

2015 Fight Night, together with Pii Anttila, Gaming the System, These Animals, Pikseliähky, Helsinki

2015 Yllätyskauppa, together with Pii Anttila, Taidelinja, HKL, Hakaniemi, Helsinki

2014 Olohuonenäyttely, Friday Fight Night, together with Pii Anttila, Yhteismaa, Helsinki, Finland

2013 UFF-performance, Perfo! -performance nights, Telakka Culture House, Tampere, Finland

2012 The Eternal Consequences’, Dimanche Rouge, Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia, 2012

2012 Unrequited Hatred, Curators Tadhg O’Cuirrin and Darren Barrett, The Shed Gallery, Adapt Galway, Ireland

2012 Break it! Media Art -evening, Curator Jussi Koitela, Mediamuseum Rupriikki, Tampere, Finland

2012 Some Possible Infinities that May Have Been Made by Dishwashers, Fafa’s Falafel, Helsinki

2011 Member’s Show, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2011 Master’s Degree show, Art in Public, Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2011 Contemporary Art and the Moving Image, Queens Film Theatre, as part of the Belfast Film Festival, curated by The Empress Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2010 500N, Curator Stenczer Sári, Stúdió Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

2010 Fake, Curator Jan De Nys, The Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium

2010 re-public, curator Daniel Jewesbury, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2010 (ex)communicate, Curator Jerome Zodo, Jerome Zodo Contemporary Gallery, Milan, Italy

2009 Fix09, International Festival of Live Art, Eglangine Community Garden Project, Belfast

2009 Consider Yourself Lucky I’m Not Completely Naked, Curator Dave Callan, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2009 Truth, Contemporary Art Centre of Pispala, Hirvikatu 10, Curator Markus Petz, Tampere, Finland

2009 The Spectacle of the Everyday, Invited artist to the 10th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Curator Hou Hanru, Lyon, France

2009 L.S.A.D 4th year Degree Show, Student-led curatorship, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland

2008 Live @ Number 8, Curator Michele Horrigan, Bar number 8, Galway, Ireland

2008 Raucous, Curator Susan Holland, Barrington’s Hospital, Limerick, Ireland

2008 Too Early for Vacation, Ev+a 2008, Curator Hou Hanru, Belltable, Limerick, Ireland

2008 Tiger’s Eye −Film Festival, Curator Sean Taylor, University of Limerick, Ireland

2006 Weather Permitting, Curator Augustin O’Donoghue, Touring Exhibition, Ireland

2006 Give(a)way, Ev+a 2006, student collaborative, Curator Katerina Gregos, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland

2005 Performance Night, Curator Oscar McClennan, Bakers Place, Limerick, Ireland

2005 Emergence, Curator Pj O’Connell, Thurles, Ireland

2005 Drawing Awards, Curator Charly Harpor, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland

Publications & Awards

2015 Gaming the System, These Animals, Helsinki

2013 Some Possible Infinities, The Visual Artists’s New Sheet, Issue 6,November-December, 2012, Visual Artist Ireland

2010 Fake! Catalogue, The Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium

2009 The Spectacle of the Everyday, the 10th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art -catalogue, les press du reél, France

2008 Too Early for Vacation, Ev+a 2008 -catalogue, Gandon Editions, Ireland

2008 Ev+a 2008, OPEN Award Winner, Limerick, Ireland

Associate Galleries, Employment and Residencies

2019 Senses of Sustenance event manager, in association with Seinäjoki taidehalli and Pixelache festival, Finland (up-coming)

2019 Co-producer of Pixelache Festival 2019, Helsinki, Finland (up-coming)

2018 Producing Pixelkids, Pixelache festival 2018, with Seinäjoki taidehalli and Käsityökoulu Robotti, Helsinki and Seinäjoki (up-coming)

2018 Collective Intelligence, Collaborative Art Residency, Foundation Orestiadi in Gibellina, Italy

2018 Residency assistant/ technician trainee, HIAP, Suomenlinna, Helsinki

2017 Collective Intelligence, Collaborative Art Residency, Pixelache, Palermo, Sicily

2017 Technician, Pixelache Festival, Piknik Frequency, Suvilahti, Helsinki

2015 Co-curating, Gaming the System – public art happening, part of the Pixelache Festival, Helsinki

2014–15 Helsinki Creates Work, Artist working in city development projects, The City of Helsinki, Finland

2010 Jerome Zodo Contemporary Gallery, Milan, Italy. http://www.jerome-zodo.com/

2009 What the Future Holds, Radio Project Art Placement, Collaborative with radio producer Deirdre Melvin.  Instigator of the project Maeve Mulrennan, Visual Arts Officer for Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland.

Artist’s Union
2017 Member of Piknik Frequency Ry, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Visual Artist Ireland
2009 Member of Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland