EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, Collections and Awards

Exhibtions

2020

Please note: As a result of the COVID-19 global virus pandemic, lockdowns and flight cancellations etc., my intended international solo performances for 2020 had to be cancelled.

2019

‘Wave by Waive’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Guyu International Performance Art Festival c/o Xiang Xishi Centre for Contemporary Art, Ban Po International Art District, Xi’an, China.

‘Feat a Heat’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Guyu International Performance Art Festival c/o ‘Lotus Villa’ Meeting Room, by Renzu Mountain, Linfen City, China.

Exhibition of A.MacLennan Art Archive, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

‘Hand to Sand’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) for 9th International Festival of Ephemeral Art Contexts, beside Morgue near Villa Rosa, Sokolowsko, Poland.

Exhibition of drawings/works on paper, Gallery I, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘Feat a Heat’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Performensk (International Festival of Performance Art) c/o Sculpture Hall, Azgur Museum, Minsk, Belarus.

‘Bust as Dust’ Actuation (Performance/Installation), Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca, Mexico.

‘Air a Lair’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) c/o Dare-Dare and Viva! Art Action, Montreal, Canada.

‘Bust as Dust’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) For Somatic Distortion Series c/o Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Leitrim, Ireland.

‘OPEAN’ Actuation (Performance/Installation) c/o Einstein Str. 4Z, Munich, Germany.

‘Rust a Gust’ (Performance/Installation) for Biennial of Curitiba, Performance Art Week, Curitiba, Brazil.

2018

‘Bust as Dust’ (1), Actuation (performance/installation) for Live Art 13, Performance Art Festival, c/o 3rd Floor-3E Vaningen, Gothenburg, Sweden.

‘Hand to Sand’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Live Art 13, Performance Art Festival, c/o common ground, City Library, Gothenburg, Sweden.

‘Wave by Waive’, Actuation (performance/installation) for KONTEKSTY, 8th International of Ephemeral Art, Sokolowsko, Poland.

‘Bust as Dust’ (2), Actuation (performance/installation) for Performance Art Festival, c/o main public library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

‘Actuation’ Performance Art Festival for ASIATOPIA 2018, c/o Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC), Bangkok, Thailand.

‘Ash She He’, Actuation (performance/installation) for PAO (Performance Art Oslo), Festival 2018, (parallel times performance now), c/o ROM, Mandalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo, Norway.

2016

‘Nowd  Down’, solo durational performance, as part of a Bbeyond performance art project, on duration, involving 6 artists performing solo works, simultaneously, throughout Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland.

‘Gale a Gael’, 10 hour durational Actuation ( performance/installation ) for Future Histories, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland.

‘Save Vase’, Actuation ( performance/installation ) for 6th International Festival of Ephemeral Art-Contexts 2016, c/o Villa Rosa, Sokolovsko, Poland.

‘Untervegs’, Actuation ( performance/installation ) at city walls gate, by Ebertplatz, Cologne, Germany.

‘Wrap  Warp’, Actuation ( performance/installation ) for CEIA-Centro de Experimentacao e Informacao de Arte, in MIP3-Manifestacao Internacional de Performance, at Galeria de Arte do BDMG Cultural, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

‘Re. Paean’ (1), solo Actuation (plus simultaneous solo/ duo performance/installation) for ZAZ festival, organized by Performance Art Platform, c/o New Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv, Israel.

‘Re. Paean’ (2), solo Actuation (plus simultaneous solo/ duo performance/installation) for ZAZ festival, organized by Performance Art Platform, c/o Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel. 

2015

‘Side Cide’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Drafting”, at Baltic 39, c/o Baltic Art Centre, Newcastle, England.

‘Macs Scam’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Do Disturb” Festival, c/o Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France.

‘Macs Scam’ (variation1), Actuation (performance/installation) for “Do Disturb” Festival, c/o Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France.

‘Macs Scam’ (variation 2), Actuation (performance/installation) for “Do Disturb” Festival, c/o Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France.

‘And To Sand’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Contexts 2015, 5th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art”, Sokolovsko, Poland.

‘And To Sand’, exhibition of works on paper, for “Contexts 2015, 5th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art”, Sokolovsko, Poland.

‘Hand To And’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Performance Art + Northern Ireland”, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘Feat A Heat’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Arctic Action”, International Action Art Festival, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

‘Feat A Heat’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Arctic Action”, International Action Art Festival, educational institute, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

‘Or…Mat…At…For’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Festival of Action Art of Cuenca”, at Museo De Sitio Manuel Augustin Landivar De La Ccena, Cuenca, Equador.

‘Rust A Gust’, Actuation (performance/installation), Aalborg, Denmark.

Black Market International performance, Aalborg, Denmark.

‘Berth An Earth’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Hospitalfield Arts, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland.

‘Hand To Sand’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “Bone Performance Art Festival”, Bern, Switzerland.

Black Market International performance, it’s 30th anniversary, for “Bone Performance Art Festival”, Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland.

Four hour Black Market International performance, it’s 30th anniversary, for “Bone Performance Art Festival”, c/o Progr, Bern, Switzerland.

‘Air A Lair’, Actuation (performance/installation) for “The Drawing Triennial”, c/o National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland.

‘Bust As Dust’, Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Galeria Sztuki Im.Jana Tarasina, Kalisz, Poland.

2014

‘Tree  Free’, (1), Actuation (performance/installation) for Sculpture-Performance: ACME Artists Now series, c/o ACME Studios, Purfleet, Essex, England.

‘Tree  Free’, (2), Actuation (performance/installation) for Symposium: Cloudscape, c/o Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England.

‘146’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, c/o Defibrillator/Performance Art Gallery, Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, USA.

‘Sith  This’, Actuation (performance/installation) for 4th International Sokolowsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolowsko, Poland.

‘Tardart’, Actuation (performance/installation) for If To Drift presentation, c/o Mobius, Boston, USA.

‘Tilf  Lift’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Undisclosed Territory (8), c/o Studio Plesungan, Karanganyar, Java, Indonesia.

‘Fell  Tell’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Future of Imagination, Rowell Road, Singapore.

‘Lean  Bean’, Actuation (performance/installation) for International Performance Art Tour (Live Art Now Tour), c/o 798 International Art District, Beijing, China.

‘Rates  Stare’, Actuation (performance/installation) for International Performance Art Tour (Live Art Now Tour), c/o Cultural Centre Bldg., Linzhou, China.

‘Cane  Bane’, Actuation (performance/installation) for International Performance Art Tour (Live Art Now Tour), c/o Tai Hang Da Xin Gu, AA Yang Linzhou, Linzhou, China.

‘Waive By Wave’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Xi’an International Performance Art Festival, c/o Xiang Xishi Contemporary Art Centre, Banpo International Art District, Xi’an, China.

2013

‘8 Equate’, (1) Actuation (performance/installation) for International Art Festival, Interakcje, 15th Anniversary Edition, c/o Mocak (Museum of Contemporary Art) Krakow, Poland.

‘Eight Equate’, exhibition of drawings, for International Art Festival, Interakcje, 15th Anniversary Edition, c/o Mocak (Museum of Contemporary Art) Krakow, Poland.

‘8 Equate’, (2) Actuation (performance/installation) for International Art Festival, Interakcje, 15th Anniversary Edition, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.

‘8 Equate’, (3) Actuation (performance/installation) c/o One Art Space, Xi’an Banpo, International Art District, Xi’an, China.

BMI (Black Market International) performance, c/o One Art Space, Xi’an Banpo, International Art District, Xi’an, China.

‘Actuation’, (1) (performance/installation) c/o Heaven Valley,Shangnan County, Shaanxi Province, China.

‘Actuation’, (2) (performance/installation) c/o Heaven Valley, Shangnan County, Shaanxi Province, China.

BMI (Black Market International) performance, c/o Paper Tiger Drama Studio, Beijing, China.

‘Lies Isle’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Cipaf (Cyprus International Performance Art Festival, at Kasteliotissa Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus.

‘8 Equate’, (4) Actuation (performance/installation) for Totem and Taboo Performance Festival, at the Freud Museum, London, England, UK.

‘Wave by Waive’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Contexts 2013–3rd International Festival of Ephemeral Art, c/o Brehmer Sanatorium, Sokolovsko, Poland.

‘A Nad And’ (1) Actuation (performance/installation) c/o National Museum, Szczecin, Poland.

‘A Nad And’ (2) Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Spizh Gallery (supported by T.N.S. Foundation) Gdansk, Poland.

‘Rail Lair’, (1) Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada.

‘Rail Lair’, (2) Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Le lieu, Quebec, Canada.

2012

‘Link In Ink’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Up-On, International Performance Art Festival, c/o Art College of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.  13th Oct., 2012

‘Link In Ink’ (2), Actuation (performance/installation) and lecture, for Up-On, International Performance Art Festival, c/o Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts, Chengdu, China.  15th Oct., 2012

‘Link In Ink’ (3), Actuation (performance/installation) for Xi’an International Performance Art Festival, c/o Xi’an Concert Hall, Xi’an, China.   20th Oct., 2012

‘Link In Ink’ (4), Actuation (performance/installation) for Xi’an International Performance Art Festival, c/o open space, Xi’an, China.  22nd Oct., 2012

‘Lain Nail’, Actuation (performance/installation) involving 6 performances, 3 durational, for Active Presence (action, object and audience) at Marco Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spain.  9th, 10th, 11th Feb., 2012

‘Lain Nail’, installation for Active Presence (action, object and audience) at Marco Museum of Contemporary Art, Vigo, Spain.

‘Pans Snap’, Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Block T, Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland.

‘Bind or Mind’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Bergen International Performance Art Festival, c/o Bergen Kretsfengsel, Bergen, Norway.  21st April, 2012

‘Grind Grand’, Actuation (performance/installation) for La-Bas -concept of performance, 2nd Biennale of Live Art in Finland, c/o Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland.  25th April, 2012

‘Tuc Cut’, Actuation, (performance/installation) for Present, 6 days of performance art and video, involving Black Market International, c/o the Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast, N.Ireland.  2nd May, 2012

Black Market International performance, for Present, 6 days of performance art and video, c/o Elmwood Hall, Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland.  5th May, 2012

‘Wontown’, Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland.  11th May, 2012

‘If To Drift’, Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Mobius Inc., Boston, USA.  7th Aug., 2012

‘Pile Bile’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Trans-Art Cavan, Cavan, Ireland.

‘Ping To Ing’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Contexts 2012, 2nd Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolovsko, Poland (supported by In Situ Modern Art Foundation, Poland).  19th Aug., 2012

‘Lain Nail’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Active Presence, c/o Laboral, Gijon, Spain.  5th Oct., 2012

‘Lain Nail’, installation, for Active Presence, c/o Laboral, Gijon, Spain (2012/3)

2011

‘Pam  Amp’, Actuation (performance/installation), for New Territories,Tipa (this is performance art), at Triple Kirks, c/o Peacock Visual Arts Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Black Market International, performance, for New Territories, Tipa (this is performance art), at SWG 3, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. (10 hours)

‘Deid  Died’, Actuation (performance/installation), c/o 25 Stratford Grove,Heaton, Newcastle, England, UK.

‘Wontown’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Beyond Necessity, c/o Performance Space, 6 Hamlet Industrial Estate, White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN, England, UK.

Black Market International, performance, Cancelli, Italy.

‘Sure  Ruse’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Short Theatre, c/o Macro-Testaccio, Rome, Italy.

Black Market International, performance, for Short Theatre, c/o Macro-Testaccio, Rome, Italy.

‘Tar  Rat  Art’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Turbine Giswil (10th), 10th International Performance Art, Giswil, Switzerland.

‘Bare  to  Bear’, Actuation (performance/installation), c/o White Tower, for Biennale:3, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

‘Pair  A  Pare’, Actuation (performance/installation), for  11  11  11  (in remembrance), c/o Platt Chapel graveyard, Manchester, England, UK.

2010

Black Market International, performance, c/o Krakowskie Przedmiescie 89, Warsaw, Poland.

Black Market International, performance, Orangerie Theatre, Cologne, Germany.

Black Market International, performance, Umformerstation, Huttengelande Grosse Ilsede, Germany.

Black Market International, two performances, for Bone 13, Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland.

Actuation (performance/installation), for Bone 13, Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland.

‘At Ate’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Guangzhou Live, International Action Art Festival, Museum 53, Guangzhou, China.

‘Done Node’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Fado, c/o Butterfield Park, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

‘No Nou Me Non’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Fado and Hamilton Artists Incorporated, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

‘Pin Spin (F)act’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Grenzart, Kirschau, Saxony.

‘Stud Dust’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Crossings, c/o Arts Court and Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.

‘Lair Rail’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Perfolink Alumni, International Festival of Performance Art, University of Concepcion, Faculty of Arts, Concepcion, Chile.

‘Foal Loaf’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Perfolink Alumni, International Festival of Performance Art, at Sede Central, National Institute of Fine Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay.

‘Ought Aught’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Right Here Right Now, Irish Performance Art Festival, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland.

Actuation (performance/installation), Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland.

Black Market International, performance, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland.

‘Ink Ash’, Actuation (performance/installation), for National Review of Live Art (30th anniversary), The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

‘Ode a Node’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Undisclosed Territory, 4, at Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia.

‘Node To Ode’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Future of Imagination, 2010, International Performance Art Event, Queen Street, Singapore.

Black Market International, performance, for Undisclosed Territory, 4, at Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia.

Black Market International, performance, for Future of Imagination, 2010, International Performance Art Event, Sculpture Square, Singapore.

‘Node To Ode’, (2), Actuation (performance/installation), for Present Response, c/o Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

2009

‘Killskill’, Actuation (performance/installation), Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast, N.Ireland, UK.

‘Timesmite’, Actuation (performance/installation), Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, Mexico City, Mexico.

‘Fact (F)act’, Actuation (performance/installation), Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland.

‘Balk in Talk’, Actuation,(performance/installation), for Live Action Gothenburg ’09, Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden.

‘(N)on A Non’, Actuation (performance/installation), 160th Anniversary of Belfast College of Art, University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland, UK.

‘Warp Wrap’, Actuation (performance/installation), MIF (Manchester International Festival), Marina Abramovic Presents…Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University, Manchester, England, UK.

‘Ash in Rash’, Actuation (performance/installation), Ex-RUC. Police Station, Queen St., Belfast, N.Ireland, UK.

‘Done Node’, Actuation (performance/installation), 10th Open International Performance Art Festival, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China.

Black Market International, performance, 10th Open International Performance Art Festival, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China.

‘Coil to Met’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Locus+, Orchard Street, Newcastle, England, UK.

Exhibition of Drawings, 1976-88, Reg Vardy Gallery, School of Arts, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, England, UK.

‘Dust in Gust’, Actuation (performance/installation), Accumulator Project, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland.

2008

‘Aught Naught’, video, Live Art Development Agency, live art and the art market, Performing ARCO, ARCO 08, Madrid, Spain

‘Rat A Tar’ (1),(performance/installation) for Performance Art Laboratory project (PALA), at Tejakula, Bali

‘Rat A Tar’ (2), (performance/installation) for UNDISCLOSED TERRITORY (2), at Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Java

‘Rat A Tar’ (3), (performance/installation) for UNDISCLOSED TERRITORY (2), at Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Java

‘Immer Tic’, (performance/installation) for THE IMMERSIVE AESTHETIC, Dunlaoghaire College of Art, Ireland

‘Lure in Rule’, (performance/installation), for HOLY HIATUS, Teifi River, Cardigan, Wales, UK

‘Left Felt'(1), (performance/installation), for ON THE MOVE 2008-IN MEMORY OF JUNE 4th, On and On Theatre, Artists Village, Hong Kong, China

‘Left Felt’ (2), for ON THE MOVE 2008-IN MEMORY OF JUNE 4th, Times Square, Hong Kong, China

‘Life A File’, (performance/installation), for MOMENTUM 3, Bains:: Connective, Brussels, Belgium

‘On Immer Tic’, (performance/installation), for COMMUNICATION SUITE, Wolfson Medical School, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

‘Hall 2 B’, actuation (performance/installation), for EPAF 08, European Performance Art Festival, at Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

‘Raits Stair’, actuation (performance/installation), for OUT OF SITE, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland.

‘And Is Sand’, actualtion (performance/installation), for ASIATOPIA 10/2008, Bangkok, Thailand.

2007

‘Slit Silt’ – Actuation (performance/installation) for Arttrail, Lloyd’s Lane, Cork, Ireland

‘Time Mite'(1) – Actuation (performance/installation) for Live Art Festival, c/o Central Drama Theatre, Kaunas, Lithuania

‘Time Mite'(2) – Actuation (performance/installation) for Dimensija 0.99, International Performance Art Festival, c/o Mulen Ruzas, Vilnius, Lithuania

‘Slit Silt’ – Actuation (performance/installation) c/o Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland

‘Body of (B)light’ – Actuation (performance/installation + installation of lightboxes) for Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion, Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff, Wales

‘Would Belling’ – Actuation (performance/installation) in Pionirska Dolina Zoo, Sarajevo, Bosnia

‘Cede Shute’ – Actuation (performance/installation) in Klub Karantena – Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia

‘Cnoc Vaine’ (1) – Actuation (performance/installation) for IMAF 2007, International Multimedia Art Festival, c/o ‘MAS’ Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia

‘Cnoc Vaine’ (2) – Actuation (performance/installation) c/o ‘IZBA’ Independent Art Association, Novi Sad, Serbia

‘Cnoc Vaine’ (3) – Actuation (performance/installation) c/o V.I.P Gallery, Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

‘Gale Lip Pillage’ – Actuation (performance/installation) for INFR’ACTION 07, c/o The Museum of Moderate Art, Sete, France

Black Market International 5 Performances (each different) as the Artists in Residence for New Territories (International Festival of Live Arts), Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

‘Wave to Water’, 24 hour non-stop performance for New Territories (International Festival of Live Arts), Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

‘Wave to Waive’ – Actuation (performance/installation) for CAT, Cardiff Art in Time, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK

‘Team to Meat’ – Actuation (performance/installation) for LIVE/LIFE, Foligno, Italy

‘Own Won Now’ – Actuation (performance/installation) for Live/Life, Contemporary Arts, British School of Rome, Rome, Italy

‘Void a Void’ – 11 Hour Actuation (performance/installation) for Arts Institute/Theatre Institute, Venceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic

Actuation (performance/installation) for ‘Waterwell’, Square by Castle, Lublin, Poland

2 Actuations for ‘Nights with Performance’, c/o Municipal Gallery, BWA, Bydgoszcz, Poland

2006

‘One to None’. Two Actuations (performance/installations) for ‘Acute Zonal Occult Outer’ Inter collaborative Art Project, c/o The Drawing Centre, Wooster Street, New York, USA.

Black Market International Performance, for European Festival – “Trouble2”, In Halles de Schaerbeek, Grande Halle, Brussels, Belgium.

‘Face Afar’ (1), Actuation (performance/installation) for Ares International Performance Arts Exchange, St.George, Romania.

‘Face Afar’ (2), Actuation (performance/installation) for Ares International Performance Arts Exchange, c/o Memorial of the Revolution, 1989, Timisoara, Romania.

‘Swung Dash’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Depicting Action, An International Exhibition of Time Based Live Art at 18th Street Arts Centre, Santa Monica, L.A., USA.

‘Tosh A Shot’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Live Action, Gothenburg 2006, at Kungsports Avenyn, Gothenburg, Sweden.

‘Meeting’, Duo Actuation (with Helge Meyer) c/o Goteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden.

‘Thyme Mite’, 9 Hour performance/installation for Tract, Live Art Programme, in Penlee Park, Penzance, c/o Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England.

‘Wave To Water’ (1), Actuation (performance/installation) for the 14th International Performance Art Conference, at Nha So I Nguyen Viet Xuan St., Da Lat, Vietnam.

‘7’, Performance/Installation, for the 14th International Performance Art Conference, at Blue Space Contemporary Art Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

‘Wave To Water’ (2), Actuation (performance/installation), for the 14th International Performance Art Conference, at Blue Space Contemporary Art Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

‘Wave To Water’ (3), Actuation (performance/installation), in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

‘You The If It Yes And Am’, Actuation (performance/installation), for Mobius International Festival of Performance Art, at ‘A’ Street and Congress, Boston, USA.

‘Thyme Mite’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Ebent, Performance Art Festival, c/o Gallery of Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.

Actuation for Bone 9, The Long Breath, International Performance Art Festival, Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland.

Actuation for Over 60, The Long Breath, Performance Art Festival, Le Théatre de L’usine, Geneva, Switzerland.

2005

Black Market International performance at National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
4 new indoor actuations ‘Num to Nah’ for NIPAF ’05, the 12th Nippon International Performance Art Festival in Japan:- at Die Platze, Kagurazaka, Tokyo – at Nishiharu Culture and Labour Hall, Nishiharu, Aichi – at Art Complex 1928, Sanjo Miyuki-Cho, Kyoto – and at Neon Hall, Gondo, Nagano.

3 new outdoor actuations, ‘Num to Nah’ for NIPAF ’05 at:-
Shinjuku Kinokuniya bookshop, Tokyo; Sanjo Kawaramachi Street, Kyoto and at Jr Station, Nagano.

‘Abut’ (performance/installation) for Interakcje (7), 7th International Art Action Festival, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland.

In Place of Passing, international performance art event:-
Actuation (1) St. Georges Market, Belfast, N. Ireland, (2) Guildhall Square, Derry, N. Ireland, (3) Giants Causeway, N. Ireland, (4) Causeway Coast Quarry, Ballintoy, N. Ireland, (5) Kelp House, Rathlin Island, N. Ireland.

Black Market International performance in Geblasehalle, Ilsede, Germany.

Black Market International performance at performance art conference, EPI Zentrum, Berlin, European Performance Institute, Berlin, Germany.

Open Black Market International performance at performance art conference, EPI Zentrum Berlin, European performance institute, Berlin, Germany.

‘Miscible’ actuation (performance/installation) for La-Bas Inter/National: Before and After Performance Art, The Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki, Finland.

‘Vail the Veil’ actuation (performance/installation) for Bodily Functions, International performance art series (for Cork, European City of Culture 2005), Granary Theatre, Cork, Ireland.

‘Miscible’ actuation (performance/installation) for Infr’action international performance art festival, Place Léon Blum, Sete, France

‘Miscible’ actuation (performance/installation) for Relations II, Asian/Irish international performance art festival, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland.

‘Miscible’ actuation (performance/installation) for the 1st International Performance Art Congress, exrefrigerator building (by Estacion Baron), Valparaiso, Chile.

Bone 8, two Black Market International performances, Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland.

Bone 8, ‘Miscible’ actuation (performance/installation) Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland.

Black Market International performance at Le Théatre de L’Uisine, Geneva, Switzerland.

2004

‘Sore Rose’ – Actuation for Currency 2004, Currency Exchange, international performance art festival, presented by Chashama Inc., NewYork, USA

‘Slow Lows’ (1) – Actuation for 6th international art action festival, Interakcje (6), Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland

‘Slow Lows (2)’ – Actuation for 6th international art action festival, Interakcje (6), Piotrkow, Poland

‘Saw Was’ – Actuation for Art – What is it good for, Dartington College of Art, Totnes, Devon, England

‘Notes Stone’ – Actuation for EPAF, European Performance Art Festival, Culture Centre, Lublin, Poland

‘Site a Cite’ (1) – Actuation for In Transit, international performance art festival, Santiago, Chile

‘Site a Cite’ (2) – Actuation for In Transit, international performance art festival, Beunos Aires, Argentina

‘Site a Cite’ (3) – Actuation for The Future of Imagination, international performance art festival, Sculpture Square, Singapore

2003

Actuation for The Long Breath series, international performance art festival, Machinenhaus, Essen, Germany

Actuation for The Long Breath series, international performance art festival, Cubar-Cultur, Munster, Germany

‘Chin to Inch’ – Actuation for National Review of Live Art, Midland, City of Swan, Perth, Australia

Actuation for international performance art festival, Madrid, Spain

‘Rove Over’ (1) – Actuation for Live Biennial of Performance Art, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada

‘Rove Over’ (1) – Actuation for Live Biennial of Performance Art, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Joint Actuation (with Boris Nieslony and Roi Vaara) for Live Biennial of Performance Art, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Actuation, UAM – Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico

Knot Naught – Retrospective Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘Three Tier Veneer’ – Actuation for International Performance Encounter, Institut Valenc D’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

‘No Mael’ – Actuation for Full Nelson 5, International Performance Festival, del Mar Theatre, Los Angeles, USA

Two Black Market International performances, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico.

Black Market International performance, Teatro José Peón Contreras, terraza, Merida, Mexico.

MacLennan/Nieslony performance, Teatro José Peón Contreras, terraza, Merida, Mexico.

Black Market International performance, Casa del Tiempo, UAM (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana), Mexico City, Mexico.

Actuation, Casa del Tiempo, UAM – Xochimilco (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana), Mexico City, Mexico.

Actuation, Tlateloloca Plaza de Las Tres Culturas, Mexico City, Mexico.
Actuation – Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico.

2002

‘Trans’ – 12 hr. non-stop actuation (performance/ installation) at Emmet Place, Cork, Intermedia 2002International Festival, Cork, Ireland

‘Cant Can’t’ – 12 hour non-stop actuation (performance/ installation), Streetlevel International Performance Art Festival, ‘S Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

‘Cant Can’t’ – 12 hour non-stop actuation (performance/ installation), Site-ations, Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, New York, USA

‘Fox Plot’ – actuation (performance/ installation), State of Breath, Performance Art Residency, St Norbert Art Centre, St. Norbert, Manitoba, Canada.

‘As Only’ – actuation (performance/ installation), Recontre Internationale d’Art Performance, Le Lieu Gallery, Quebec, Canada

Black Market International performance, l’uot Fleurie, for Le Lieu, Recontre Internationale d’Art Performance, Quebec, Canada

Black Market International performance, Centre d’Art et de Diffusion, Clark, Montreal, Canada

‘2’ – Mixed media, Currency 2002, Currency Exchange, Chashama Inc., New York

Print for An Lebhar Mor (TheGreat Book of Gaelic) Exhibtion Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland.

Black Market International performance. 4th Asiatopia, Santi Chaiprankarn Park, Bangkok, Thailand.

‘Shin-Ichi’ – actuation (performance/ installation), 4th Asiatopia, Santi Chaiprankarn Park, Bangkok, Thailand.

‘No Name’ – painting, 20-20, group exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

2001

‘Only is Lyon’, 8 hour non-stop actuation (performance/installation) in Polysonneries International Performance Festival, La Place des Terreaux, Lyon, France.

‘Miss Simms Manheim’, in The Reality of Things, Performance Festival, Zeitraum, Mannheim, Germany.

‘Lyon is Only’, mixed media installation, NIPAF show Window Gallery, Nagano, Japan.

‘Exhale Inhale’, three-person actuation (performance/installation), with Brian Connolly and Brian Kennedy, Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada.

‘Nought Sought’, actuation (performance/installation), Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Rome, Italy.

Blackmarket International Performance, Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Rome, Italy.

2000

Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Artkontact Festival of Performance Art and New Media, Lublin, Poland

Joint Actuation (with Boris Nieslony) in International Performance Festival, Huesca, Spain

`No Nemesis’, Mixed Media Installation for In Memoriam Exhibition, New Art Gallery, Walsall, England

Black Market International Performance for Bone 3 Performance Festival, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern, Switzerland

`Rain Rein Reign’, Performance/Lecture for Bone 3 Performance Festival, Schlachthaus Theater, Bern, Switzerland

`Lid Off A Daffodil’, Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Performance Art Festival, c/o Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Actuation for SQAL/LP, international performance series, c/o Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach, Brighton, England

`So to Speak'(i) Actuation for Castle of Imagination 8th Performance Art Festival, c/o Centre of Contemporary Art “The Baths”, Gdansk, Poland

`So to Speak’ (ii) Actuation for Castle of Imagination 8th Performance Art Festival, c/o Galeria Bielska Bwa, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
`Hill of Mael’ Actuation for 5th Internationale Performancetage, Kunstraum, Giswil, Switzerland

Actuation for the End of Millennium Performance Project, Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway

`Stolons’ (ii) Actuation, for Trace, Installaction Art Space, Cardiff, Wales

`Vael’ (ii) Actuation (performance/installation), Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

`Vael’ (iii) Actuation (performance/installation) for NIPAF 2000, the 7th Nippon Performance Art Festival, c/o Neon Hall, Nagano, Japan

`Vael’ (iv) Actuation (performance/installation) for NIPAF 2000, the 7th Nippon Performance Art Festival, c/o Nanatsudera Kyodoh Studio, Nagoya, Japan

`Vael’ (v) Actuation (performance/installation) for NIPAF 2000, the 7th Nippon Performance Art Festival, c/o Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Black Market International and System HM2T Performance, Expo 2000, German Pavilion, Hanover, Germany

Black Market International and System HM2T Performance, Marktplatz, Hildesheim, Germany

1999

Actuation in Performance Gallery, c/o Video, Multimedia and Performance Art, Brno T. University, Brno, Czech Republic

Actuation, Performance Festival, Centre for Metamedia, Hermit Foundation, Plasy, Czech Republic

Contributed `Fire Hire´ for Foot-Ware, organized by Artpool Art Research Center, for Budapest Autumn Festival ’99, Budapest, Hungary

Contributed `In-Sole´ for International Living Art Festival, organized by Etna Foundation and Baász Art Foundation at St. Ann Lake, Transylvania, Romania

`Encompass Dearth´ – Actuation for Signum Novum Performance Series, organized by Mediavox and Inneova at Cathedral of Amalfi, Amalfi, Italy

`Turning Word´ – Actuation for Performance Art Series, organized by Sergio Edelsztein, curator, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel

Actuation, Performance/Installation for Horsehead International Projects, in Lagan Weir, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Unseeing Trace´ – Actuation, Performance/Installation for Trace, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary International Art, Exchange Flags Building, Liverpool, England

`Living Stones´ for Inscription on Stones exhibition, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Actuation for Art Trail ’99, Guy’s Building, Cornmarket Street, Cork Ireland

`Emit Time Item´ – 30 hour non stop commemorative Actuation for the `Time Time Time´ durational performance series organised through `Fado´, Toronto, Canada

Black Market International Performance, c/o Green on Red Gallery, Lombard Street, Dublin, Ireland

Black Market International Performance, c/o Kasino (by former German Chemical Plant), Frankfurt, Germany, for 8th International Performance Conference

Actuation, Performance/Installation, c/o Kasino (by former German Chemical Plant), Frankfurt, Germany, for 8th International Performance Conference

1998

`Palimpsest´ – Actuation, Performance/Installation at National Centre for Fine Arts, for The 7th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

`Whose´ – Actuation, Performance Art Festival, c/o Stadtgalerie and Schlachthaus Theatre, Bern, Switzerland

Black Market International Performance, Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Austria

Black Market International Performance, Stadtraum, Linz, Austria

Three Black Market International Performances at Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria

Four 6 ft x 4 ft Charcoal Drawings from the `No Lead Spread´ series, shown for `Art Futures´, Contemporary Art Society Projects, London at the London Art Fare, London, England

`Serpens II´ – Installation, shown at Installation Project ’98, c/o Artpool, H-1277, Budapest 23 pf.52, Hungary

`Pore Rope´ – Actuation for Bridge, Construction in Process VI, Old Newport Power Station, Melbourne, Australia

`March 19´ – Installation for Transgression, c/o Fenderesky Gallery, Crescent Art Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Dule Duel (I)´ – for Performance Art Series, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland

`Dule Duel (II)´ – for Klub Kulturalny, Krakow, Poland

`Palimpsest´ – Series of Installations and a Performance at Stadt Galerie, Berne, Switzerland. (With B Connolly and B Kennedy)

One Man Exhibition of Drawings and Installation, Context Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`Naming the Dead´ – Installation, Ormeau Bridge, Belfast for YES Campaign – All Ireland Referendum

`Infusion ’98´ – Actuation, National Review of Live Art, Belltable Art Centre, Limerick, Ireland

`Fix´ – Actuation, Festival of Performance Art, c/o Catalyst Art Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Working´ – Actuation (with Pio Trowski), c/o Castle of Imagination, 6th International Artists Meeting, Bytów, Poland

`Ground Work´ – Actuation (with Pio Trowski), City Museum, Sandomierz, Poland

Black Market International – Performance, City Museum, Sandomierz, Poland

`Words Sword´ (Ustka Omagh) – Actuation for Irish Days 5, c/o Baltic Art Centre, Ustka, Poland

`Palimpsest/Mace Came/Slow Lows/Omagh´ – Actuation for Horsehead Sculpture Project, Sandpoint Naval Preserve, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

`Slow Lows´ – Drawing for `Hardline´ Annual Members Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Inhale/Exhale´ – Actuation, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. (With B Connolly and B Kennedy)

Participation in Exhibition of Documentation of `Streetworks´ Performance Art, c/o Streetlevel Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

`Whose Scotland?´ – Actuation (Performance/Installation), c/o Streetlevel Gallery and Kings Street, Glasgow, Scotland

1997

One Man Exhibition of Drawings (and Drawing Installation) at Ormeau Baths Gallery in conjunction with the launch of the book `Alastair MacLennan Thirty Two Drawings and a Text´

`Shuttered Anemonies (ll)´ – Actuation (Performance/Installation) on the occasion of the `Shattered Anatomies´ Performance Art Publication at Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol, England

`Dearth´ – Actuation (Performance/Installation) for `Infusion 97´, c/o Dolmen Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland

Actuation, c/o Machinenhaus Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany

Black Market International – Performance, c/o Maschinenhaus Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany

Black Market International – Performance, c/o Kunstraum, Düsseldorf, Germany

Black Market International – Performance, c/o Trinitatis-Kirche, Köln, Germany

`Body of (D)earth´ – Installation (and Live Work), representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale, in the Galleria Nuova Icona, Giudecca, Venice, Italy

`Mael II´ – Installation (and Live Work) for the Belluard – Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland

`Spine of (D)earth´ – Installation (and Live Work) for the International Time Based Art Festival, `ON´, the Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

`Meitheal´ – Actuation (Performance/Installation), the Artists Museum, Lódz, Lódz, Poland

`´ – 12 hour, non-stop Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Inner Art, Firestation Artists Studios, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin, Ireland

`Pael´ – 12 hour, non-stop Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Performance Festival 1997, at Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

Black Market International Performance, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland

Black Market International Performance, ‘Liquid Visions’ International Symposium of Science, Lucern, Switzerland

1996

`Sarajevo´ – Mixed Media Installation, Gallerija Gabrijel (Kamerni Teatat 55, Sarajevo

`Feh´ – Mixed Media Installation, Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Actuation for `Northern Exchanges II´, part of `Performance and Individual Identity´ Symposium, University of Huddersfield, England

`Dole Lode II´ – Actuation (Performance/Installation) for `Transmutations´ International Festival of Live Art, Zap Art, Brighton, England

`No On´ – Actuation for `Office at Night´ Celebration of 75 issues of Circa Art Magazine, Belfast

`To Heal the Wounds of Self and Other´ – Postcard Work for EV+A, Limerick and Imaginaire Irlandais, Paris

`Pore Rope´ – Performance/Installation, EV+A, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland

`Serpens I´ – Actuation for the International Festival of Performance and Action Art, Synagogue Na Palmovce, Prague, Czech Republic

`Skye Mackay´ – Ten hour Actuation, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland

`Ides Side´ – Installation, Commune di Verzuolo Provincia di Cuneo, Italy

`Fix ’96´ – Installation, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`In Memoriam István Angyal´ – Sound Work broadcast on the 40th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, via Lászlo Simon and Endre Szkárosi, Magyar Radie, Rádió, Budapest, Hungary

Disorder ‘H’ – 24 hour non-stop Actuation (Performance/Installation) for `Disorders´, organized by Beaconsfield, London, for St Thomas Hospital, London

`Tains Stain´ – Actuation and Installation, San Francisco State University Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Actuation – Cornish School of Art, Seattle, Washington, USA

`Mael´ – Actuation and Installation – Commission for New Moves, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland

`Body of Earth´ – Installation, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland

1995

`Mean Wean´ – Actuation at Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland

`Wain Vane´ – Sound Installation for Intermedia ’95, Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland

`Nascent´ – Performance, King John’s Castle, Limerick, Ireland

`Samizdat´ – International Performance Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

`Hit´ – Video Broadcast on Canadian TV5 through Pixart, Montreal, Canada

`Void á Void´ – Video Installation, Castle of Imagination, Bytow, Poland

`Axe X is´ – Site Specific Installation for `The Meridian Route´, Centre for Metamedia, Plasy, Czech Republic

Black Market International Performance, Performance Festival, Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland

Black Market International Performance with Ensemble Neue Horizonte and Stop PT, Performance Festival, Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland

`Lin in Nil´ – 6.5 hour Non-Stop Actuation in Ann Art: International Performance Days, St Ann Lake, Transylvania, Romania (funded by Baász Art Foundation)

`Ni Us´ – Actuation for `Body Dimension: International Performance Presentation´, hosted by Jutempus Interdisciplinart Art Programmes, Vilnius, Lithuania

14 hour Non-Stop Actuation as part of `Irish Days III´, Baltic Art Centre, Ustka, Poland

`Share Snare´ – Installation for ‘Cracovian Meetings’, BWA Gallery, Cracow, Poland

`Arm Ram´ – Actuation (Performance/Installation), Institut Mathildenhöhe, Ausstellungsgebäude, Darmstadt, Germany (organized through A Bechers Gallery and ASA-European)

`Nape´ – Performance for the International Seminar `Body: Ritual Manipulation´, organized by The European Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994

Professorial Lecture/Performance `LÆT LÆN PÆON PÆAN´, Jordanstown Campus, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

`Rain Rein Reign´ – Installation for University of Ulster, Art and Design Matters Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`War Raw´ – Installation, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Palimpsest´- Performance/Installation, Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada

Actuation for `Extreme Unction´ at Market Garage, Spital Square, Old Spitalfields Market, London

Installation and Performance Documentation for `Extreme Unction´ at Market Garage, Old Spitalfields Market, London

`Raw War´ – Actuation, Berner Galerie, Bern, Switzerland

`Raw War´ – Installation, Berner Galerie, Bern, Switzerland

`Hit and Run´ – Installation and Flags for Catalyst Arts at Wilmont House, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Seam Same´ – 24 Hour Non-Stop Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Irish Days II by Baltic Art Centre, Ustka, Poland

`To Dissolution´ – Mixed Media Installation for `Castle of Imagination´ Meeting of International Art and Artists, Bytow, Poland

Performance for `Performance: Process and Documentation´ organized by Centre for Performance Research and Lancaster University Theatre Studies Department, Lancaster University, England

Performance for `Mind the Gap´ organized by Centre for Performance Research and Lancaster University Theatre Studies Department, Lancaster University, England

6 Actuations while Artist in Residence for `The Connected Body´ International Project and Conference held at the School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam, Netherlands

`Rain Rein Reign´ – Actuation, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England

`Rain Rein Reign II´ – Mixed Media Installation at Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Actuation for `X’teresa´, 3rd International Performance Festival Mexico City, Mexico

1993

`Where/When´ – Actuation for Centre for Performance Research at The International Conference – `Points of Contact between Ritual and Shamanism’, c/o CPR and Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff, Wales in Chapter Arts Centre

`Can’t Cant´ (Slide Side) – Installation, Crescent Art Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Artists’ Book for the `Art = Start +´ Contemporary Artists’ Book Archive, Middelburg, Holland

`Black U Jack – Tri No Colour´ – Actuation (performance/illustration) Cornerhouse Art Centre, Manchester, England

2 Actuations (performance/installations) for the commemorative `Woodwork´ project, Vauxhall Spring Gardens, London

`Pyre Ire´ (ll) – Actuation (24 hour non-stop performance/installation) at the Baltic Art Centre, Ustka, Poland

`Pyre Ire´ – Installation for the International Artists’ Meeting at the `Castle of Imagination´, Bytow, Poland

Black Market International Performance at Das Grosse Fest 2, Hellerau Festival House, Dresden, Germany

`Twinning Tolerance Tokens Tides´ Commissioned Actuation for Hull Time Based Arts at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England

`Twinning Tolerance Tokens Tides (II)´ 12 hour non-stop actuation for the Performance Art Festival (Real Time – Talked Stories) at the Bureau of Art Exhibitions Gallery, Lublin, Poland

`Am No´ – Actuation (performance/installation) commission for N.O.W. Festival, Nottingham, England

`No-On´ – Installation and Video at Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria

Black Market Performance for `Relic and Sediment´ Performance Festival at Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, Austria

Actuation for `Showreal´ a week of British Performance and International Video at Artifact Gallery Tel Aviv organised by British Council in Israel and Artifact Gallery

1992

Performance/Lecture and Video presentation, Fundacio `La Caixa´, Montcada Showroom, Barcelona, Spain

Three joint `Kontrapunkte´ Performance/Installations, Dampfzentrale, Berne, Switzerland

`Empedokles´ I – Black Market International Performance, Wesserstrasse, Alte Reithalle, Kassel, Germany

`Empedokles´ II – ditto

`Empedokles´ III – ditto

`Empedokles´ IV – ditto

Black Market International Performance, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Black Market International Performance, BWA Gallery and Museum Okregowe, Sandomierz, Poland

Black Market International Performance for Tarnobrzeg, Poland

Black Market International Performance in Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

`Oui/Non´ – Actuation for Festival D’Intervention `Interzone´, Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada

`Can’t Cant´ – Actuation for Duncan of Jordanstone Decade Show, McManus Galleries, Dundee, Scotland

`A Wake´ – Actuation, Pryzmat Gallery, Kracow, Poland

`Can’t Cant´ II – Actuation, QQ Gallery, Kraccow, Poland

1991

Performances in Ulster Festival of Performance Art at:

(a) University of Ulster at Coleraine

(b) Old Museum Art Centre, Belfast

`Ash Is´ – 24 hour non-stop actuation for `New Irish Realities´ series at Ash Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

`”H” As Ash´ – Installation for `New Irish Realities´ series, Ash Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Performance for ARCHA (Archives and Research for Contemporary Humanism and Art) in Art Museum, Gorlitz, Germany

Performances with Black Market International:

(a) at Rene Stettler Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

(b) at Radio Studio, Berne, Switzerland

(c) with Neue Horizonte Ensemble at Radio Studio Berne, Switzerland

(d) at Centre D’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland

(e) at Kunstlerhaus Mouson Turm, Frankfurt, Germany

`Tills Still´ – Installation and drawing exhibition and seminar for `INTERMEDIA´, Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland

`Layer a Dair´ installation for `Available Resources´ series, through the Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`Layer a Dair II´, for `Available Resources´ series, through the Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Actuation for `Available Resources´ at the Diamond, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Black Market International – two actuations – Anchorage, Brooklyn Bridge Series, New York, USA (through Franklin Furnace Gallery)

Performance/Lecture for Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Black Market International – Performance for Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Black Market International – Performance for New Museum, Aachen, Germany

`Knot Naught´ – Installation in Manta, Italy (organised by Mutus Liber)

1990

`Pyre Byre´ – Actuation/Installation – International Performance Festival, Le Lieu, Quebec, Canada

`Still Tills´ – Actuation/Installation – Commission for National Review of Live Art, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow

‘Duct Duce´ – Actuation/Installation – Mediavoc Performance Festival, Salerno, Italy

`Hit´ – Interventionist TV work – `Fields and Frames´, Broadcast by Channel 4 TV, London,

`Interscop Festival´ – Actuation, Centre of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

`Interscop Festival´ – Actuation, Gallery `Laboratory´, Lublin, Poland

`Interscop Festival´ – Actuation, Centre of Creative Work, Lucznica, Poland

`Black Market´ – Performance/Installation at Dundas Vale Teachers’ Centre, Glasgow, for Edge

International Performance Festival

`Black Market´ – Performance/Installation, All Saints’ Church, Newcastle, for Edge International Performance Festival

`Black Market – Performance/Installation, Stadt Galerie, Saarbrucken, West Germany

`Mit Hit´ – 24 hour non-stop Performance/Installation (actuation), Norbert Klassen Gallery, Berne, Switzerland

`Fool-Fire-Fate´ – 24 hour non-stop Performance/Installation (actuation), Kunstbetrieb, Dachau, Germany

`Pair-a-Part´ – Disinstallation, Orpheus Gallery, Belfast

Joint Actuation (with N Rolfe, B Catling and B Nieslony), Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

1989

`Heel-Hale-Veil´ – 24 hour non-stop vigil, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, USA

`Stock Exchange Actuation´ – Stock Exchange, Chicago, USA

`Working Out, Working In´ – Joint Actuation with N Rolfe, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, USA

`Missent´ – Performance/Installation (Actuation), for ECCO5 – Medical Conference, Lyttleton Theatre Circle Foyer, South Bank Centre, London, England

`Bag to Prague´ – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation (Actuation), Performance Festival, Prague, Czechoslovakia

`Mean Amend´ – 24 hour non-stop Performance/Installation (Actuation), Galeria Teatr, Krakow, Poland

`Cell Well´ – Performance/Actuation, Richmond Shopping Centre, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`The On´ Series – Drawing Installation, Orchard Art Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`Site Cite´ specific – Drawing installation – with EM/Immigration Ballad, Gallery T O O, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1988

‘Mind A Gap’, mixed media drawing installation in Open Futures, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England.

`Is No´ – 34 hour non-stop performance/installation plus exhibition of drawings, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England

`Driven´ – 120 hour non-stop performance/installation – Wharves Milkmarket, Newcastle, England

`Spread Lead´ – drawing installation, Fenderesky Art Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Slow No´ – drawing series shown as part of National Review of Live Art, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

`Bled Edge´ – One hundred & eleven hour non-stop performance/installation, in/out of cells under Princeton Kingsway College, Clerkenwell, London

`The Burn´ – 8 hour non-stop performance/installation, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland

`Slow No´ – 120 hour continuous performance/installation and drawing exhibition – AIR Gallery, London, England

1987

`Is Not´ – 72 hours non-stop Performance/Installation – commissioned for Art in Action Series, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England

`Out the In´ – 50 hours non-stop Performance/Installation commissioned for No Definition series, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

`In the Out´ – 96 hours non-stop Performance/Installation commissioned for National Review of Live Art, Riverside Studios, London, England

`Slow Know´ – 13 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Banff Art Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

`Actuation´ – Performance/Installation, King David’s Dungeon, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, England

`Actuation´ and `Birth-Death-Day´ (2), Octagon Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1986

`Bury the Veil´ – Performance/Installation, Articule Gallery, Montreal, Canada

`Bury the Veil´ – 50 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York, USA

`Death Stop´ – 6 hour non-stop Performance in Ancient Cloisters, Turin, Italy

`Sink a Death Stop´ – 7 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Art Space, Aberdeen, Scotland

`Lie to Lay´- 120 hour non-stop Performance/Installation for Projects UK, Newcastle, England

`Headless´ – Performance (I) – Krzysztofory Gallery, Cracow, Poland

`Headless´ – Performance (II) – Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

1985

`Lies in Weight´ – 96 hour non-stop Performance/installation, Hamilton House, for Southampton Art

Gallery – British Art Show

`Body Break´ – 72 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield – British Art Show

`If Underhand´ – 48 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – British Art Show

`Healing Wounds´ – 24 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York, USA

`Open Art´ – Installation, Orchard Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

1984

`Healing Wounds´ – Performance/Installation, Pyramid Art Centre, Rochester, New York, USA

12 hour non-stop Performance, The Artists Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA

`Birth Death Day´ – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

`Birth Death Day´, 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation at And/Or Seattle, Washington, USA

Performance of `MUD´, International Garden Festival, Liverpool, England

‘Buried Error’, 24 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England – for British Art Show

1983

`Felt Crosses/False Teeth´ (III) – 24 hour non-stop Performance/Installation in Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

`Felt Crosses/False Teeth´ (IV) – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation in Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

`Felt Crosses/False Teeth´ (V) – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation in Metro Media, Vancouver, BC, Canada

`63 Minutes´ Performance in Western Front, Vancouver, BC, Canada

`Felt Crosses/False Teeth´ (VI) – Two 12 hour non-stop Performances and Installations at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Inc., Los Angeles, USA

`Healing Wounds´ – Performance/Installation at Fri-Son, Rue de L’Hopital, Fribourg, Switzerland

`Healing Wounds´ (II) – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation at Marginalia, Turin, Italy

`Alientegration´ – 48 hour non-stop Performance/Installation in Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York, USA

1982

Exhibition of drawings, Octagon Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

24 hour non-stop Performance, Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, England

`Second Cycle´ – Performance and Drawing Installation in Projectos and Progestos series in Teatro Estudio Citac, Coimbra, Portugal

`Human Sheep´ – Performance and Drawing Installation in Laboratorio Di Poesia, Novoli, Italy

Installation/Performance – 120 hour non-stop – Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

1981

`Days and Nights´ – 144 hour non-stop Performance, ACME Gallery, London

Performance – Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

Performance – 24 hour non-stop, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

`Hanging´ – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation , Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

`Time´: 13 hour non-stop Performance, St Andrews University Festival, St Andrews, Scotland

Performance: 48 hour non-stop – Art Exchange Festival, Berlin, W Germany

1980

Numerous Installations and Performances, Art and Design Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Performance, Orchard Art Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`To Walk a Stone´ – 24 hour non-stop Performance, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Exhibition of drawings, Galeria Rysunku, Posnan, Poland

`Performance´, ARE, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Drawing Exhibitions in Polish galleries: in Poznan and Wraclaw (and Performances in Poznan and Wraclaw)

`As Is´ – Performance in ARE, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1979

Performance in ACME Gallery, London, England

Performance in Orchard Art Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`What is Performance´, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

`Four Pillars´ Performance in Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland

1978

Arts Council, Performance in conjunction with Queen’s University Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1977

Seminar Performance, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

1976

Numerous performance presentations inside and outside the Art and Design Centre, York Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1973

Performance, Toronto-Dominian Bank Tower, Vancouver, Canada

Performance, Royal Bank Office Tower (Robson & Georgia), Vancouver, Canada

Performance, Granville Park, Vancouver, Canada

Performance, Jonathan Rogers Park, Vancouver, Canada

1972

Performance, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Performance, West Georgia Street, Vancouver, Canada

Performance, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1971

32 Outdoor Performances, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1970

Performance, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2020

‘WAVE BY WAIVE’  Actuation (Performance/Installation) for Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design/University of Dundee, Scotland, at the Research Expo private view and art exhibition, in the DJCAD Matthew Gallery, University of Dundee, Scotland.

 

‘TOGETHER  NOW’, participation with Declan Byrne, in The Engagement Project, touring to the following locations in Northern and Southern Ireland, to F.E. McWilliams Gallery, Banbridge, Co.Down, to Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Co.Mayo, to Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co.Mayo, to Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co.Mayo and to KCAT Arts Centre, Callan, Co.Kilkenny.

 

‘HOUR’ project, Bergen International Performance Art Festival, (BIPF 2020). 13 hour collaborative performance for a collective encounter involving 24 artists over a 24 hour period, in Kunst Garasjen, Bergen, Norway.

 

‘CONFLUENCE’ (Tradition in Contemporary Art). Participation in a three way partnership between Monclair State University, USA, the University of Dundee, Scotland, and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China, featuring artwork from selected faculty and staff from these three organisations, to be shown in the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute’s Museum, China.

 

‘ON THE WAY’ project. Participation in Bbeyond’s group performance in public space, Newry, Northern Ireland.

 

‘ON THE WAY’ project. Participation in Bbeyond’s group performance in public space, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

 

BIFPA 2020. Participation in Bbeyond’s group performance for Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, c/o University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

‘VIAL  AVAIL’ video (version d), screened on The Originals facebook page (Hong Kong, China), plus ‘A WAIVE’ series of A4 size drawings/works on paper exhibited (nos.44-64).

 

‘VIAL  AVAIL’ video (version b), screened, in programme of invited artists’ film works, at Performance Space, Folkstone, Kent, England and on www.performancespace.org homepage, plus ‘A WAIVE’ series of A4 size drawings/works on paper exhibited (nos.1-22)

 

‘VIAL  AVAIL’ video (version a), plus ‘A WAIVE’ series of A4 size drawings/works on paper, nos. 23-43, (which arrived belatedly), for CONTEXTS 2020, Sokolowsko, Poland.

 

‘VIAL  AVAIL’ video (version c), plus short ‘ART OF THE TROUBLES’ video (featuring A.MacLennan), plus ‘A WAIVE’ series of A4 size drawings/works on paper (nos.65-86), for GUYU action, c/o Xiang Xishi Centre for Contemporary Art, Xi’an, China.

 

‘BERTH  IN  EARTH’ video, screened for Trienal De Performance Deformes, Santiago, Chile.

 

Bbeyond monthly group performance, in the courtyard of Hambly and Hambly Gallery, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

 

Participation in Contemporary Irish Art Centre, Los Angeles, USA (CIACLA) ‘Between You And Me’ online programme, showing the Bbeyond Summer Solstice remote meet edit: http://www.ciacla.com/online-program https://www.facebook.com/CIACLA/

 

Video of ‘INK  ASH’ Actuation (performance/installation) featured on National Review of Live Art Video Launch (NRLA 30): http://nrla30.com/the-artists/alastair-maclennan/

 

‘DER  MEAN’, 10 hour Actuation (performance/installation) by A.MacLennan, (‘actualised’ by Frank Homeyer, due to A.Maclennan’s Covid-19 virus lockdown and travel restrictions), for the project Meander, organized by Verein PAErsche Actions-Labor e. V., c/o Ruffactory, Alte Aufzugfabrik, Cologne, Germany.

 

‘LIM(I)NAL’, evolving online exhibition of new A2 size drawings/works on paper, on the Alastair MacLennan Archive Website, at : https://amaclennan-archive.ac.uk/2020/11/05/liminal/, organised by Judit Bodor and Adam Lockhart, DJCAD/University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.

 

2019

Open Group Performance for Guyu International Performance Art Festival, in public space, Xi’an, China.

Open Group Performance for Guyu International Performance Art Festival, c/o Travellers Service Centre, Linfen, China.

‘FLUX IN FLOW’ Duo 8hr non-stop durational performance c/o Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. A. MacLennan and Sandra Corrigan-Breathnach.

Participation with Sandra Johnston in Richard Ashrowan’s 16mm film ‘Lumen’, at Festivals in the USA:

  1. Flex: Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, USA. http://www.flexfest.org/
  2. Revolutions Per Minute Festival, Boston, USA. http://revolutionsperminutefest.org/
  3. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as part of Crossroads Experimental Film Festival, USA, curated by Steve Polta.
  4. Chicago Undergound Film Festival, Chicago, USA.
  5. ‘Lumen’ showing at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Participation in Bbeyond ‘BETIME’ Performance (one and two) at Warwick Arts Centre University of Warrick, Coventry, England. (Art/Science Research project between University of Warwick, England and Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.)

Participation in Bbeyond ‘BETIME’ Performance (No. 3) at the Black Box, Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Art/Science Research project between University of Warwick, England and Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.)

Participation in Bbeyond ‘BETIME’ Performance (No. 4) at Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Participation in ‘Glasshouse 5’ Flax Art Studios Exhibition at Shankill Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Participation in Bbeyond Equinox (group) performance at site of 1618 First Free School in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

2018

‘Breath and Blood’ duo performance and installation of drawings, video and sound (with Sandra Corrigan Breathnach) at Burren college of Art Gallery and at Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland.

‘Festival Contenedores’ (Performative Dinner, Event no. 2) for ACCION! MAD 18, c/o civic centre, Seville, Spain (A. MacLennan plus 10 international performance artists in simultaneous performances.)

Participation in Flax Art Studios group exhibition, Shankill Library, Belfast, N. Ireland.

Participation in Bbeyond’s N. Irish Performance Art Organisation group exhibition of photographic and written archival material, c/o Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

‘Open Session’ group performance for PAO (Performance Art Oslo) Festival 2018 (parallel times performance now), c/o ROM, Mandalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo, Norway.

Participation in Bbeyond monthly group performances in different locations throughout Northern and Southern Ireland (i.e. Ormeau Park, Belfast, Helen’s Bay, Bangor and Sligo, etc.)

2016

‘Lay  Allude’, duo performance ( by Sandra Johnston and A.MacLennan ) c/o Bolit La Carbonera, Girona, Spain.

Trio  private performance ( by Denys Blacker, Sandra Johnston and A. MacLennan ) c/o Bolit La Carbonera, Girona, Spain.

Bbeyond and PAErsche ‘group’ performance, at Ebertplatz, Cologne, Germany.

Bbeyond and PAErsche ‘group’ performance, Himmelstreppen at Rheinelbe Halde, Essen, Germany.

Bbeyond and PAErsche ‘group’ performance, Aasee at the Poolballs, Munster, Germany.

‘That  Alone’, duo performance ( by Sandra Johnston and A.MacLennan ) at 5th International Performance Art Festival, for CREATurE Live Art 2016, Kaunas, Lithuania.

‘Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox’, participation in global ‘group’ performance project, initiated and facilitated by Belfast’s Bbeyond performance art organization, to celebrate performance art globally, involving 292 artists from 29 countries, performing in their respective locations/countries, on the Equinox, 22nd September, 2016 ( local Bbeyond participation being at Lagan Weir, Belfast, N.Ireland ).

‘Cumulator’, participation in James King’s Cumulator no. 10, ( involving 10 artists ‘meeting’ for ten hours durational performance )  studio 11, College Court, Belfast, N.Ireland.

Bbeyond and Spanish performance art organization, Accion Mad, in Bbeyond monthly performance, c/o Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Duo performance (with Sandra Johnston) for ZAZ festival, organized by Performance Art Platform, c/o Rena’s House (Hotel), Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015

Bbeyond performance art monthly, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Participation in ” Mobile Encounters” exhibition, in archival form, in association with NIVAL ( National Irish Visual Art Library at NCAD, National College of Art and Design, Dublin) re key developments in performance art, in Ireland, during the 1970’s and ’80’s, c/o Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

‘Aligning’ (2), Five sequential/developmental duo performances, by Sandra Johnston and A. MacLennan, at Customs House Gallery, South Shields, Newcastle, England.

‘Body of (D)earth’, table installation, plus ‘And To Sand’, drawing installation, plus ‘Naming The Dead’, audio, from 30 years of Political Troubles, for “Performance Art + Northern Ireland”, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Second Bbeyond performance art monthly, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast Northern Ireland, for “Performance Art + Northern Ireland”.

‘Hand To And’ (2), Actuation (performance/installation) with Brian Connolly’s Installaction, for “Performance Art + Northern Ireland”, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘Alastair MacLennan and Manuel Vason + Intimate Collaboration’, photograph, in Manuel Vason’s exhibition, “Intimate Collaboration”, at  Solyanka State Gallery, for the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.

‘Coal A Goal’, constructed image/performance, by Stein Henningsen and A. MacLennan, for “Arctic Action”, International Action Art Festival, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

2014

‘Victim’, drawing, in group exhibition, Art Of The Troubles, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland.

Bbeyond Performance Art group performance, Black Box, Belfast, N.Ireland.

‘Aught  Naught’, video, shown at Disobedience, organized by Guy Sioui Durand, on Indian reservation, outside Quebec city, as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Art, Quebec, Canada.

Guest artist participation in Mariel Carranza’s 20th group Encounter performance, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of L.A.’s Highways Performance Space, L.A., California, USA.

‘Holding  Time’, co-organizer and participant in Bbeyond Performance Art’s performance, in the Great Hall, Stormont, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, N.Ireland.

Duo performance with Sandra Johnston, for Symposium: Cloudscape, c/o Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England.

‘Aligning’, Actuation (performance/installation), duo performance with Sandra Johnston, Mills Gallery, Boston, USA.

Collaborative performances and responses, for ‘If To Drift’, international performance art project, South Bristol, Maine, USA, involving artists Marilyn Arsem, Sandra Johnston, Alastair MacLennan, Joanne Rice, Sandrine Schaefer and Tony Schewensen.

‘Wave By Waive’, Actuation (performance/installation) for International Performance Art Festival, c/o Xiang Xishi Contemporary Art Centre, Banpo International Art District, Xi’an, China. Duo performance by Su Bowei and Alastair MacLennan.

‘Bel-Esse-Que’, (1), International Performance Art Open Session, c/o R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, N.Ireland, involving artists/organizers from Bbeyond Performance Art, Northern/Southern Ireland, Germany and Quebec, Canada.

‘Bel-Esse-Que’, (2), International Performance Art Open Session, c/o Echo Echo Space, ‘Derry/Londonderry, N.Ireland, involving artists/organizers from Bbeyond Performance Art, N./S. Ireland, Germany and Quebec, Canada.

‘Bel-Esse-Que’, (3), International Performance Art Open Session, public space, ‘Derry/Londonderry, N.Ireland, involving artists from Bbeyond Performance Art, N./S. Ireland, Germany and Quebec, Canada.

Bbeyond Performance Art, performance, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland.

‘Let Liminal Loose’, 5 developmental Actuations (performance/installations), duo performances with Sandra Johnston, for the Venice International Performance Art Week at Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy, focussing on Ritual Body-Political Body.

2013

‘For To Be’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, c/o The Glass Box, University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland, duo performance by Mariel Carranza and Alastair MacLennan.

‘Re-Performance’, exhibition of photographs by Manuel Vason (including an Alastair MacLennan/Manuel Vason photographic collaborative work from Belfast 2006, from the series ‘Exposures’) at the BWA Sokol Gallery of Contemporary Art, at the branch of Sokol Malopolska Culture Centre, in Nowy Sacz, Poland.

‘Len 11’, (1) Actuation (performance/installation) at Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland, duo performance by Jagoda Kiciak and Alastair MacLennan.

‘Len 11’, (2) Actuation (performance/installation) at Centre of Art Fort Sokolnickiego, Warsaw, Poland, group performance of 8 artists, including Jagoda Kiciak and Alastair MacLennan.

‘Emergent’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Contexts 2013–The 3rd International Festival of Ephemeral Art, beside cinema, Sokolovsko, Poland, duo performance by Sandra Johnston and Alastair MacLennan.

‘Triple AAA’, 5 nights of simultaneous Actuations (performance/installations) by Adrian Hall, Alastair MacLennan and Andre Stitt, at Catalyst Arts, including Belfast Culture Night, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Fix Performance Festival, c/o Catalyst Arts, in collaboration with Bbeyond, Belfast, N.Ireland.

2012

‘Collaboration (1), Belfast 2006’, photograph by Alastair MacLennan and Manuel Vason, from ENCOUNTERS publication, in Manuel Vason’s show of collaborative photographs, at Venice International Performance Art Week exhibition, Hybrid Body-Poetic Body, at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy.

‘Aught Naught’, video, shown at Live@8, Galway, Ireland (curated by Tina Hopp).

‘Grand Grind’, Actuation (performance/installation) for the Great Gallery of Living Sculpture, Les Halles, Brussels, Belgium.  2nd June, 2012

‘Note Tone’, Actuation (performance/installation) for Action Art Now, at York St. John University, Quad Hall South, curated by OUI Performance, for the York Festival of Ideas and York 800 Festival, York , England.  16th June, 2012

‘Mite or Time’, Actuation (performance/installation) at F.A.I.T., Krakow, Poland.  6th July, 2012

‘8 Equate’, sound work for SBP (Shipsides and Beggs projects) c/o The Mac, Belfast, N.ireland.  29th Aug., 2012

‘Alastair MacLennan and Manuel Vason, collaboration (1), Belfast 2006’, for Performance Transition, c/o The Exchange and Newlyn Art gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England.

‘Artchive’ event, on the theme of Human Dignity, with Actuation (performance/installation) by Alastair  MacLennan, introduction by the Librarian, John Killen and discussion chaired by Sheriff Alistair Duff, at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, N. Ireland.

‘Taking Talking’, text for Happy Birthday Fluxus, 14/04/2012, c/o Zeitraumexit (www.zeitraumexit.de,) Mannheim, Germany.

Duo performance (with Sandra Johnston) c/o Glass Box Gallery, University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland.

‘Holding Time’,  performance, by Alastair MacLennan and Bbeyond members (with invited guests Marilyn Arsem and Tony Hill) c/o Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast Centre, Belfast, N.Ireland.  2nd April, 2012

‘Dziennik Rysownika’, exhibition of drawings, by A. MacLennan, A.Seah and M. Tarkawian, c/o Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland.

2011

‘Homage to Norbert Klassen’, performance, for New Territories, Tipa (this is performance art), at CityMoves, c/o Peacock Visual Arts Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

‘Spectral  Arc: Vanishing  Point’, duo performance, by A. MacLennan and A. Stitt, St. Paul Street Gallery, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. (24 hours).

‘Spectral  Arc: Vanishing  Point’, installation, by A.MacLennan and A. Stitt, St. Paul Street Gallery, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

‘Triple  A  A  A’, performance, by A. Hall, A. MacLennan and A.Stitt, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

‘Triple  A  A  A’, installation, by A. Hall, A. MacLennan and A. Stitt, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

‘Fall  To  Call’, duo performance, by E. Kausalainen and A. MacLennan, for CO-LAB (4), c/o Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany.

‘Alastair MacLennan and Manuel Vason, collaboration (1), Belfast, 2006’, in the Performance Transition season, c/o The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK.

2010

‘Is His This’, Actuation (performance/installation), with M. Greenwood and Bean, St. Sebastian’s Square, Plymouth, England, UK.

‘Alchemist’, a moving image installation by Richard Ashrowan, incorporating performative action by Sandra Johnston and Alastair MacLennan, for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, c/o The Jacobean Building, 49 Virginia Street, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

‘4 2 B’, Actuation (performance/installation), by Alastair Maclennan and Sandra Johnston, c/o Street level Gallery, Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. (as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art).

‘Jam’, open performance for Present Response, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Bbeyond performance, for Enniskillen Arts Festival, Visual Arts Trail, c/o the Diamond, by town hall, Enniskillen, Ireland.

Group performance (Marilyn Arsem, Alastair MacLennan, Helge Meyer, Alexander Del Re) for Perfolink Alumni, International Festival of Performance Art, Concepcion, Chile.

‘Crossing’, duo Actuation (performance/installation), for Crossings, featuring Sandra Johnston and Alastair MacLennan, c/o RUC police station, Queen Street, Belfast, N.Ireland, UK.

2009

‘Jam’, Dublin Performance Collective and Belfast’s Bbeyond, group performance, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland, UK.

‘Scrabb’, durational performance by 6 Belfast-based artists, NRLA (National Review of Live Art), the Arches, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

‘e(ach) o(ften)/Warp Wrap’, duo performance with Sandra Johnston, Borderline (in search of a new model) Conference, Casa Artelor, Timisoara, Romania.

Collective International Performance Meeting, Kungsportsplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden.

‘If to Drift’, group performance, Mobius Arts, Boston, USA.

‘East/West’, three Bbeyond-initiated (open) performances, for Writers’ Square and Hayward Arcade, Belfast, N. Ireland, UK.

‘Hit’ (from Television Interventions), 1990,– for Running Time: Artists Films in Scotland, 1960 to Now,– Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

‘Ash She He’, charcoal drawings for Visual Force,– Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art,– Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland, UK.

‘Stillest’, duo performance with Sandra Johnston, for Aiming,–Polish/Irish Performance Art Festival,–Queens University, Belfast, N.Ireland, UK.

‘Gust to Dust’, duo performance with Sandra Johnston, for Aiming,–Polish/Irish Performance Art Festival,–Queens University, Belfast, N.Ireland, UK.

2008

‘Burma’, performance with Kirika Kiki Taira and Htein Lin, Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Joint photographic work with Manuel Vason, for ENCOUNTERS exhibition, in Afoundation Gallery for LIVERPOOL BIENNALE 2008, Liverpool, England, UK

‘Ash She He’, 12 drawings, for VITRUVIANS AND A MOUSE exhibition, Engine room Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland.

‘Synch Re Sync’, installation (mixed media), for A SHOUT IN THE STREET exhibition, curated by Declan McGonagle for the Collective Histories of N.Ireland series, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland.

2007

‘Encounters’, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England

Work in ‘This Will Not Happen Without You’ from the archive of the Basement Group, Projects UK and Locus+ (from 1977 – 2007), organised by Interface: Research in Art, Technologies and Design, School of Art and Design, University of Ulster, in the School of Art and Design Gallery, York Street, Belfast, N. Ireland

2006

Drawings in Group Show of Drawings and Etchings, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland.

Work from the Trace Archive (2000 – 2005) in Trace: In New York, Franklin Furnace Archive Inc, 80 Arts – The James E. Davis Arts Building, 80 Hanson Place, #301, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

2003

Maclennan/Nieslony performance, Teatro Jose Peon Contreras, terraza, Merida, Mexico

2002

Print for An Lebhar Mor (The Great Book of Gaelic) Exhibition Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

‘No Name’ – painting, 20-20, group exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2001

‘Bode Node’: 7 A5 Drawings, in Richard Demarco’s 70/2000 Exhibition, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England. Travelling to National Gallery of Lithuania, Kaunus, Lithuania

‘Hung Tongue’ (1-3) in Performances form Photobooths, Multimedia Art Studio and MAS Gallery, for 3rd International Multimedia Art Festival (IMAF 2001) Odzaci, Yugoslavia.

‘Mael/As Is’ Mixed media contribution to the Art of Tortures and Executions – Art Against Tortures and Executions, Kaliningrad branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Russia.

‘Mael/As Is’ included in Art of Tortures and Executions – Art Against Tortures and Executions, Art Fair of Contemporary Art: ‘Art Moscow’, Russia

‘Emit Time Item’ (2) in Last Lines of Waiting (from the last three lines of ‘Waiting for Godot’, S. Beckett), Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
Participation in ‘The Graham Parker Show’. Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

2000

`Stolons’, 8 works on paper for New Works on Paper, Group Show, c/o Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Participation in Physical Letters Sculptural Installation, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England

Participation in Artist-Banknote-Works Exhibition, Museum Fur Moderne Kunst, Nordstrasse 31, 38162 Weddel, Germany

Participation in Chance Future, Artpool Art Research Center, Artpool, H-1277 Budapest 23, pf.52, Hungary

`Bode Node’, seven A5 drawings included in R Demarco Seventy Over Two Thousand Drawing Exhibition, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Kingston on Thames, England (touring internationally)

1997

‘Coming to Meet (II)’, single photowork in ‘Sternkarte’, Stadt Galerie, Bern Switzerland

Participation in `Medium 4´ – International Exhibition of Living Art Documentation, St. Gheorghe Art Gallery, St. Gheorghe, Romania

`Rebate Blank´ – Installation for Monviso Re Di Pietra exhibition, c/o Spazioarte, Manta, Italy

`Sztuki´ – 24 hour non-stop Actuation (Performance/Installation) at Fort Sztuki, 31-322 Krakow, Poland

1996

`VIE´ – Installation for `Invitation´, Context Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`Exhibition of Sculptor’s Drawings´, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, England

`Project for Europe: Europe Rediscovered II – Art, Resistance and the English Garden´

`Transmutation´ – Word Work for `White Hysteria´ Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of Southern Australia

`Vael´ – Installation for `City Limits´ Exhibition, University of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, England

1995

`Words´, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, England

`Nascent´ – Installation in Group Exhibition `Art as the Object of Desire´, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Video Work included in 3 week screening of International Video, Newkapolis Gallery Video Space, Kapolcs, Hungary

`Words´ (Group Exhibition selected from `Words´ at Aspex Gallery), Fringe Gallery, Castlemilk, Glasgow, Scotland

Documentation of Performance Work included in `As a European´, Performance Art Information Office, The Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

Installation Box for `View on Freedom: Monumental Installation´, Liberation Festival, Vlissingen, The Netherlands

Work included in `Visual Poetry 1985 – 1995´ through Magyar Mühely, Budapest, Hungary. Toured Hungary: Keszthely, Balatoni Museum

Participation via Video Documentation in `Video-Expedition in the Performance World: Year of Performance´, Artpool Research Centre, Budapest, Hungary; touring to Kaposvár, Csolonai Vitéa Mihály Teachers Training College, Cultural Centre of Vác

1994

`File Life´ Artwork in `Extreme Limite´, Galerie Janos, Paris, France

‘International Mail Art Show’, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, USA

`PEACE´ Artwork in `10,000 plus´, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Alumni Art Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1993

`Skye Mackay´ Flag shown at Ateliers Municipaux d’Artistes, Marseilles, France

`Naught Not Knot´ – Mixed Media Work in `An Artist’s Choice´, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Self Portrait included (as new acquisition) in the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland Exhibition, University of Limerick, Ireland

1992

`The Willing Yield No Killing Field´ – Mixed media contribution to `Salon Glasgow´, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

`Skye Mackay´ – Flag Participation in Flux Flag Show, Autumn Festival, Budapest, Hungary

`The Selected Line´ Group Drawing Exhibition, William Jackson Gallery, London, England

Fax Art for Decentralised Network Congress, Artpool, Budapest, Hungary

Performance Documentation from National Review of Live Art Archive (1986-90) shown at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1991

`Shocks to the System´ – British Arts Council Touring Exhibition starting at Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London (touring throughout Britain)

Participation in ´Pentagonale Plus´ – 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

1990

`It’s a Still Life´ – British Arts Council Exhibition, Main Foyer, Royal Festival Hall, London

`Now for the Future´ – Purchases for the British Arts Council Collection since 1984 Exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London, and Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, England

`Hit´ – TV work shown in Festival Du Nouveau Cinema et De La Video, Montreal, Canada

The TV Interventions full compilation was shown at a number of Festivals in Europe including:

9th World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag 1990

6th Festival De Video usical, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 1990

Oberhausen Film & Video Festival, Germany 1990

19th Festival International du Nouveau Cinema et de la Video, Montreal 1990

5th Australian International Video Festival, 1990

St Gervais, 4th Semaines Internationales deVideo, Geneva 1991

A selected compilaton of the TV Interventions, within which “Hit” was included, was made up for the British Council at their request, and VHS copies bought by them for use by them in their offices at

the following locations: India, The Philippines, Singapore, Poland and Japan

1988

`The Drop´ public sculpture project, Halifax, England; Dundee, Scotland; Gateshead, England; Londonderry, Northern Ireland

`Sliced Cut´ installation for `Images of Silence´ at Abbazia De Novalesa, by Turin, Italy

Mixed media prints in `Collaboration´ – Group exhibition of prints in Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast

`Mind a Gap´ drawing installation for Open Futures, group drawing exhibition, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Drawing included (in projected form) to help build the set for opera `The Maginot Line´ at Riverside Studios, London, England

1987

`Burn No End´ – Installation for `State of the Nation´ Show, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, England

Drawings in Group Exhibition – Visiting Artists, Trent Polytechnic, England

1986

`Contrasts´ – Artists in Belfast, Waterman’s Art Centre, Brentford, Middlesex, England

Performance Art Documentation Show, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England, through Projects UK

1985

`Healing Wounds´ – 11 Drawings in Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin Ireland

1984

`Renovation minus Adhesion´ in International Mail Art Exhibition, Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York, USA

`Touring Exhibitionists´ series organised by the Basement Group, Newcastle, England. Venues were the Zap Club, Brighton; Arnolfini, Bristol; Rochdale Art Gallery; Midland Group, Nottingham; Balmbra’s, Newcastle

`Off the Body´ – 6 hour non-stop Performance/Installation, Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Project Art Centre, Dublin

Participation in `Art and the Human Environment´ Conference. Presented by the Demarco Gallery as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

`Felt Crosses/False Teeth´ – Drawing series shown at the Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh

`Birth Death Day´ – 48 hour non-stop Performance/Installation at Edinburgh College of Art for Edinburgh International (Demarcation) Festival of Art

Performance/Installation at Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland

`Entropy´ – Performance/Installation in the Crescent Art Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

`Healing Wounds´ – 6 hour non-stop Performance/Installation in `Marginalia´, Turin, Italy

1983

`Fish´ – Video of non-stop 24 hour Performance/Installation (at Project Art Centre, Dublin) shown at New Regent Club in Brighton, England

`Hidden Line´ – 12 hour non-stop Performance/Installation at First Dartington Festival of Performance Art and Visual Theatre

`Healing Wounds´ – Street Performance in Lombard Street, Belfast, opening `3 Days of Live Art´ held at Art and Research Exchange, Belfast Northern Ireland

`Healing Wounds´ – 12 hour non-stop vigil at Gt George’s Street Project, Liverpool, England

1981

Three Drawings in 2nd International Drawing Triennale, Wraclaw, Poland

Video Screening – La Mamelle Gallery, San Francisco, California USA

`Cut Off´ – Performance – La Mamelle Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

Mail Art Show: Focus Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA

1980

Mail Art Shows: 1. `Eye of the Pigeon´, Book Space, Chicago, USA

2. `In Chains´, Dubbo, NSW, Australia

1979

`Oasis´ open air sculpture exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

`Poste Restante´ Exhibition at Liverpool Academy of Arts, England

1978

The 10th International Sculpture Conference, Toronto, Canada

1977

Performance: Documenta, Kassel, Germany

Art and Research Exchange Exhibition, Arts Council Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Participation in BIPCMAE, c/o Broadway Galleries Ltd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Mail Art Exhibitions in Holland, Canada and the USA

Circle 77 Uniart, c/o Pawet Petasz Kamienna, Elblag, Poland

1976

The Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

1975

Painting and Performance documentation, Scottish Arts Council Exhibition, Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

`5 + 1´ Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

1972

Performance documentation. Exhibited in Scan, organised and presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1971

Aluminium/plexiglass structures, Second Atlantic Biennial Exhibition touring Canada 1971/72

1968

Aquantints: Sun House, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Plastic Structures: School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

Paintings and Prints: G Williams College, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Prints: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Work in several group shows, Chicago, Illinois

1965

Paintings and Drawings: Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland

Paintings and Drawings: Society of Scottish Artists – The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

Paintings: British Commonwealth Art Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland – Annual Edinburgh Festival

Paintings: Royal Academy School, London, England

1964

Paintings, Horticultural Institute, Dundee, Scotland

Collections

2019

Donation of publications on A. MacLennan art work i.e. ‘Knot Naught’, ‘Lie to Lay’, and related art archival material. Donated to the University of Ulster Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland, to the National College of Art and Design (N.C.A.D) Library, Dublin, Ireland and to the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) Art Archive London, England.

Donation of comprehensive photographic and video, art archival documentation, from 1975 – 2018 of A. MacLennan performances plus publications on his art work i.e. copies of ‘IS NO’, ‘KNOT NAUGHT’, ‘LIE TO LAY’ etc. plus original drawings, works on paper, light boxes, other original art works and video made between 1975 – 2018; donated for research and exhibition purposes to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.

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Work in private collections in America, Canada, Italy, Poland, Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

Work in public collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Arts Council of England, and Limerick City Art Gallery

Awards

2020 Conferment of Honorary Degree, of Doctor of Laws, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.

2019 Awarded ‘Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws’ from University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, From Trace, Cardiff Art in Time, Cardiff, Wales, UK

2002 AHRB Grants for the Creative and Performing Arts (£5000)
1998 Winner in the Visual Art Category of the 1998 Belfast Arts Awards, Belfast City Hall, Belfast, Nothern Ireland

1996 Honorary Fellowship for contribution to Visual Performance conferred by Dartington College of Art, Dartington, England

1991-97 Research Awards from the University of Ulster to conduct visual research and present art performances abroad

1988 Recipient of a London Dance and Performance Award for `outstanding creative achievement´ in Performance Art from the National Organisation for Dance and Mime, in association with Dance Umbrella and Time Out magazine.

1980-83 Research Awards from Ulster Polytechnic for Art Exhibitions, Performances and Installations and communicating information regarding the Belfast MA Fine Art programme in North America and Canada, etc.

Granted Travel Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to present `Alientegration´ at Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York, USA

1979 Awarded Carroll Prize in Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, Ireland

Awarded Research Grant from Ulster Polytechnic to study developments in live art in European Colleges and Galleries

1972 Received $4,000 Canada Council Arts Award for Painting, Writing and Performance Member of Halifax-Vancouver, Canadian Artist Exchange Programme, sponsored by $7,000 Canada Council Award

1971 Received $4,000 Canada Council Arts Bursary award for Painting

1967 Year’s tuition scholarship, plus $1,000. Van De Grift Fellowship, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

1966 Major Travel Scholarship granted by the Scottish Education Department for graduate study in Fine Arts abroad.

Alexander Cross Trust Foundation Scholarship for graduate study in Fine Arts abroad. Granted by Cross Trust Foundation, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Year’s tuition scholarship granted by the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

1965 David Murray studentship from The Royal Academy of London, England (Work taken at Hospitalfield College of Art, Arbroath, Scotland)