Willie Doherty

Visual arts

Willie Doherty was born in Derry in 1959 where he continues to live and work. He was educated at Ulster Polytechnic (1977-1981) and is currently Professor of Video Art at the University of Ulster.

Doherty has twice been shortlisted for the Turner Prize, once in 1994 and again in 2003. He has been selected for the Northern Ireland exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

His work has been presented in prestigious international group exhibitions, including dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010; 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2005; 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003; 25th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002; and Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA,1999.

Solo Exhibitions
2015 CAM Gulbenkian, Lisbon
2014 De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2013 City Factory Gallery, Derry
2013 Neue Galerie Museumslandschaft Hessen, Kassel
2013 The Irish Museum of Modern Art at NCH
2012 Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
2012 Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2012 Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2011 The Speed Art Museum, Kentucky
2009 Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto
2009 Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 Three Potential Endings - Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
2008 Willie Doherty - Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Replays: Selected video work 1994-2007 - Matt´s Gallery, London (England)
2007 Stories - Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Munich
Willie Doherty - Kunstverein, Hamburg
Willie Doherty - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
Passage - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
2006 Willie Doherty - Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
Willie Doherty - Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Willie Doherty - Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2005 Apparatus - Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin, Berlin
Willie Doherty - Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid
Non-specific Threat - Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade/Muzej savremene umetnosti Beograd, Belgrade
2004 Non-Specific Threat - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
2003 Willie Doherty - De Appel, Amsterdam
2002 Memory - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Unknown Male Subject - Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2001 Extracts from a File - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
2000 Extracts from a File - Akten-Auszug - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst e.V. Bremen
1999 True Nature - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998 Same old Story - MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble

Group shows
2009 OPEN e v+ a 2009 Reading the City - ev+a, Limerick
Pequeña historia de la fotografía - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
Video Portraits - Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

2008 Jahresgaben 2008 - Kunstverein München, Munich

2007 Gehen bleiben - Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear - New Acquisitions - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Resolutions; New Art from Northern Ireland - The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC
Things we may have missed - GtGallery, Belfast
3rd Auckland Triennial - Auckland Triennial, Auckland

2006 The Disembodied Eye; the collective histories of Northern irish art
Tunnel Vision - Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Antwerp
Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts’ photograph collection - Centre Pompidou; Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Reprocessing Reality - P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
Full House - Gesichter einer Sammlung; Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim

2005 Propossession - Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
51st International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - Always a little further - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

2004 Dwellan - Exhibition of contemporary video art - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Somewhere Everywhere Nowhere, contemporary art from FRAC - Dundee Contemporary Arts - DCA, Dundee (Scotland)
Views from an Island and Representing the Táin - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
In the Time of Shaking: Irish artists for Amnesty International - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin

2003 Turner Prize 2003 - Tate Britain, London (England)
8th International Istanbul Biennial 2003 - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Site Specific - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002 Something Else - Contemporary Irish Art; Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
Spread In Prato - HISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts , Gent
Dryphoto Arte contemporanea, Prato
Europa-América - Selección 25ª Bienal de Sao Paulo 2002 - MAC - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
25° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo
The Unblinking Eye - Irish Museum of Modern Art , Dublin
2001 Trauma - Dundee Contemporary Arts - DCA, Dundee (Scotland)
>Double Vision< - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, GfZK, Leipzig

2000 Shifting Ground: Selected Works of Irish Art 1950 - 2000 - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
1999 Dimensions Variable - Contemporary British Art; Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius

1998 New Art from Britain - Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

1997 Being & Time; The Emergence of Video Projection
Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

No place (like home) - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1996 Happy End - Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
Language, Mapping and Power - Orchard Gallery, Derry

1995 Distant Relations - Ikon, Birmingham; Camden Arts Centre, London; IMMA, Dublin.