contact / vita

Ian Joyce makes paintings, sculptures, and art books. His art works and music have been exhibited and performed in Ireland, France, Germany, Georgia, Armenia, Finland, Iceland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Bosnia. He has participated in contemporary art events and exhibitions in Japan, Taiwan and Korea and undertaken public art commissions in nothern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He lives and works in County Donegal.


Exhibitions / Projects

Works on paper, O’Flynn’s, Bank Place, Mallow, Co. Cork (1988); Drypoints and Etchings, Armagh College of Further Education (1992), The Paper Island, at Red on Green Gallery, and the Templebar Gallery, Dublin (1993); The Birth of Seosamh Finn I & II performance installations, at Old Museum Arts Centre (OMac), Belfast (1994-1996); Iconografie dell’evanescenze, Morbiducci Gallery, via Bodoni, Rome, 1999; Mappa Mundi, Orchard Gallery Derry (1996); Resources, Genna Maria, Villanovaforru, Sardinia (2005); Breathe, Haulien International Artists workshop, Taipei, Taiwan; North of North, “Karavasla” – Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia (2006); Archive for Jan Palach, at Galerie Lapidarium in association with the Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague (2012). Transgression, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast (1998); Seven Cities, Templebar Gallery, Dublin, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, touring International Print Show (1998-1999); Graffinova 98, Biennale, Vassa, Finland; Mod Exhibition in An Tuireann, North Uist, Scotland, Dáimh/Affinity, Arainn Chaluim Chille, Isle of Skye (1999); Screen, film projections, Forest of Dean, Bristol (2000); Herzblut – Schriftbild, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany (2001); Also Sprachen die Baeume…, Orangerie, Schloss Belvedere, Weimar, Germany; 22/13, performance with foreign students of the Bauhaus University at Liszt Musik Gymnasium (2001); Preghiera Al Sole, Vespolate, Novara, Italy, and Lausanne, Switzerland (2003); Curated Úr, Art of The Gaeltacht, exhibited at The Irish Cultural Centre in Paris (2005); Installing a Mountain, public art commissioned project, the largest etching in the world on japanese paper, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal (2000-2008); Curated Anthelion, Goethe Institute, Sandukeli Street, Tbilisi, Georgia; Curated Irish representation at Artisterium, Tbilissi (2009-2015) and the Gyumri Biennale, Gyumri, Armenia (2010-2014); Curated Samkura in partnership with the State Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki, Greece and The Junta de Freguesia de Benfeita, a rural village in Portugal, supported by EACEA (2010-2012); Curated Úr a visual art and cultural exchange project with co-partners in Armenia, Georgia, Germany, France and with the participation of the State Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki, Greece and The Junta de Freguesia de Benfeita, Portugal (2010-2012); Tsunami, large-scale architectural installation, digital print on cotton, 2x3m, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (2005-2015); Watershed, lithography on cotton, large-scale architectural intervention, with texts for The International Peace Centre, Enniskillen (2005-2010); Alphabet Tree, Lisburn City Council, Natural Forces Public Art Competition (2000); Transcriptions 22/13, Internationales Beziehungs Centrum, Bauhaus University, Weimar; Úr, Archie Galentz Galerie, Berlin (2015-2016); Lights and Live Drawing, ARCI, Circolo Orchidea, Santa Margherita Liguria, Italy (2018-2020). Risiko Länder (2015), 1917 – Hundert Jahre (2017), Gestern – heute – morgen (2020) at Sprechsaal gallery, Berlin; Nomadic party, NDH, outdoor sculptures and performance installations, Korea (2017-2020), Duanaire an tSléibhe, presentation, Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany (2021); Orchidea – Vinyl and Digital Album Release, concert at ARCI Orchidea, Santa Margherita, Ligure, Italy (2022); Ian Joyce live piano and video performance, Letterkenny Central Library, Donegal, Ireland (2022); Mother Tongue Artist Book, published 2022; 39 Minutes from the Mountain, live performance at Club 39, Berlin (2022); Trio Mountain Study, publication: Tomoko Abe, Ian Joyce and Sung Won Yun, in conversation with Naoki Abe, preparing for Light Art Exhibition 9, Japan; 9th Light Art Exhibition, Iga, Japan (2023); Broadcast of Wind Flute from the series Mountain Trio Study, at The Magic of the Analogue, Haraka Island Radio (2023), Helsinki; Signs of Creation, in: ZIK exhibition in Schloss Straßencenter, Berlin (2023); Sound and poetry, live performance at Club 39, Berlin, (2023); Errigal Singing, artist book, soundtrack, animation (2024).