IAN WIECZOREK - Visual Artist


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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Ian Wieczorek was born in England, moved to Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1992.

BA in Fine Art at GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, completed in 2008.

Art practice based in painting, installation, multimedia work and curation.

Since 2003 has exhibited widely in group/selected shows in Ireland (including RHA Annual Exhibitions 2013/15/16, Dublin; Undertow (curated by Alice Maher and Aideen Barry); CCA:RDS Collective Contemporary Art (curated by Helen Carey); COE/Claremorris Open Exhibition; and IONTAS), N. Ireland, Germany (Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg, and turn-berlin gallery, Berlin), France (La Station, Nice; Larroque International Art Festival), Portugal (Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra), the US (MONA Museum of New Art) and China (411 Galleries, Hangzhou, China Central Academy of Fine Art Gallery, Beijing and Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai).

Recent solo shows in University of Leeds, UK (2012); Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh, N. Ireland; Custom House Studios,Westport, Ireland (2013), The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland (2013); QSS, Belfast, N. Ireland (joint show, 2014); and Galerie Katakomby, Brno, Czech Republic (2015).

Sepulchre, a large-scale sculpture/intervention based in a derelict cottage, was commissioned as part of the Mayo Greenway Sculpture Project 2012.
Everything That Rises Must Converge, a video installation, was commissioned as part of FIND Art Project 2014, a series of temporary artworks/installations/events in and around the town of Castlebar, Co Mayo curated/mentored by Alice Maher and Aideen Barry in association with Mayo County Council and the Linenhall Arts Centre.
The installations
IUXTA and 00040 were presented in association with Larroque Arts Festival in S. France in 2015 and 2016.

Has undertaken a number of residencies in Ireland, France and UK.

In recent years has curated a number of shows, and instigated BLINK, the Visual Art Programme and Art Trail, for Westport Arts Festival 2010.

Currently based in Custom House Studios, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.






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CURRICULUM VITAE

Solo Exhibitions

SOFT TRUTHS, Galerie Katakomby, Centrum Experimentálního Divadla, Brno, Czech Republic

Other Lives
, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Out of the Electric Mist, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Fragments, Corridor Gallery, University of Leeds School of Design, Leeds, United Kingdom

trace, The Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh City, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland

Citizens of the State of Mediacy, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

UNFIXING, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland

DIS / locate, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

convergence, Upstairs Gallery, Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Ireland

interstitial, Patrick Street Gallery, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

Intervention/Reinvention, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland




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Commissions/Large Scale Works/Installations

00040, Larroque, Tarn, France (in association with Larroque Arts Festival LAF2016)

IUXTA
, Larroque, Tarn, France (in association with Larroque Arts Festival LAF2015)

FIND
, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland (curated by Alice Maher & Aideen Barry)

Sepulchre, Greenway Sculpture Trail 2012, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland




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Joint Exhibitions

IN SITU, GMIT Castlebar Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland (with Amanda Rice, Joanna Hopkins & Betty Gannon)

marginalia, QSS Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland (2-person show with Fergus Jordan)

Unplugged
, Clifden Arts Festival 2014, Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland (3-person show with Betty Gannon & Michael Gannon)

Bellacorick: Impressions of a Place, Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co. Mayo, Ireland (3-person show with Betty Gannon & Michael Gannon)

Samhlaiocht Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland (2-person show with Niall McCormack)




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Curatorial Initiatives: Instigated/Devised Projects & Exhibitions


Landscape In Line, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Shrouded Spirits (installation of photographs by Betty Gannon), McGing's Bar, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland

Drawing on the Back of an Envelope
, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Things That Matter, McGings Bar, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Double Vision, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Seen/Unseen, McGings Bar, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

BLINK
, Westport Arts Festival Visual Art Programme & Art Trail, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

My RoolaBoola , Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

FIRST FIX, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland (co-curated with Fintan Friel)




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Group/Selected Ex
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North West Open 2016, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
The Inexpressible, LAF2016, Larroque Arts Festival, Larroque, Tarn, France (curated by Prof. Kenneth Hay)
North by Northwest, King House, Boyle Arts Festival 2016, Boyle, Co. Leitrim, Ireland (curated by Paul McKenna)
Cabinet of Wonders, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
186th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Association, Dublin, Ireland
Vector, Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee, Co Clare, Ireland (curated by Will O'Kane)


Winter Show, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
COE15
, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co. Mayo (curated by Brian Cass)
Tradition/Innovation, LAF2015, Larroque Arts Festival, Larroque, Tarn, France (curated by Prof. Kenneth Hay)
Cairde Visual, Cairde Arts Festival, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
185th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Association, Dublin, Ireland
The Selfie Show, MONA Museum of New Art, Troy, Michigan, USA (curated by Jef Bourgeau)
Impressions of W.B. Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Landscape in Line, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Lonely Planet
, Luan Gallery, Athlone,Co. Westmeath, Ireland


COE14
Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland (curated by Michelle Cotton)
LAF2014, Larroque Arts Festival, Larroque, Tarn, France
North West Open Exhibition 2014, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
FIND, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Exploring Spaces, Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, Ballymena, N. Ireland (curated by Marianne O'Kane Boal)


Winter Show
, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
20:20 VISION
, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland (curated by Linda Shevlin)
Furniture (pop-up show), All Sorts, Wexford Town, Co Wexford, Ireland (curated by Will O'Kane)
Ballyhaunis Open Exhibition, The Friary, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Small Talk, McGings Bar, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Catalyst Arts Cuture Night Poster Exhibition, Belfast Waterfront, Belfast, N. Ireland
Precursor, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland
Larroque International Art Festival, Larroque, Tarn, France
183rd RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
Drawing on the Back of an Envelope, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Winter Show 2012
, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Watching the River Flow - Irish Artists, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal (curated by Sean Walsh)
Studio Artists Group Show, Custom House, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Sunshine & Precipitation / De la Pluie et du Beau Temps
, La Station, Nice, France
Everything ( )
, HIVE Gallery, Waterford, Ireland
Undertow, The Lab, Dublin 1, Ireland (curated by Alice Maher & Aideen Barry)
126 Members Show, 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland

2011

Undertow, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick, Ireland (curated by Alice Maher & Aideen Barry)
Winter Exhibition 2011, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Invited, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
Open Art, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Open Season 2011, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Mayo Artists Show, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Things That Matter, McGings Bar, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
POHO:
Painting on Household Objects, The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland (curated by Diane Henshaw)
The Academy Project, The Academy, Dublin 2, Ireland (curated by Liubov Kadyrova)
Divine Creation, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

2010

Winter Exhibition, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Open Art Exhibition, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Put A Lid On It, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland (curated by Siobhán McGibbon and Zulaikha Engelbrecht)
Trasna, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland
CCA:RDS Collective Contemporary Art, RDS, Dublin 4, Ireland (curated by Helen Carey)
Ballyhaunis Open Exhibition, The Friary, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Eye Candy, Wright Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Seen/Unseen, John McGing’s Bar, High Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
DOUBLE VISION, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
NEXT, Wright Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Renewal, Wright Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Wright Artists (inaugural show), Wright Gallery, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Happy Place, ArtMart Studios, Sligo, Ireland

2009

Custom House Studios Group Show, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Open Art, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Inspiring Word, Westport Arts Festival, John McGing’s, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
COE2009, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland (curated by Tom Morton)
Samhlaíocht Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland (2-Person Show, with Niall McCormack)
WHAT IS EUROPE?, Kornhaeuschen, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Intersection Correlation, turn-berlin, Berlin, Germany (curated by Jan Hughes & Brian Hackney)
Traces, Spectrum Art Group, Castlebar Library, Castlebar, Co.Mayo, Ireland
Skart Posted 4:
Private TALK - PUBLIC Space, St Peter's Market, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland
Annual G126 Members Show, G126, Galway; Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland
Custom House Artists Show, Sea Shore Sky Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

2008

Mandala Gallery, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommom, Ireland
Westport Arts Festival 2008 Art Trail, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Original Print Exhibition, The Livingstone Gallery, Westport , Co. Mayo, Ireland
The Reekview Bar, Westport Arts Festival 2008, John McGing's, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland (curated by Fintan Friel)
Boyle Arts Festival Open Exhibition, Boyle, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
The Lost Summer, Youghal Visual Arts Festival 2008, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Badge Art Show, Mantua Project, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Daybreak, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Spectrum, Town Hall Gallery, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland
G126Members Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland; G126, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland

2007

Custom House Artists Show, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Mayo Artists Show, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland (selected by Veronica Bolay)
Art exhibition , World Congress for Suicide Prevention, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Westport Arts Festival Art Trail, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Boyle Arts Festival Open Exhibition, Boyle, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Youghal Visual Arts Festival 2007, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
FIRST FIX, Custom House, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Céad in China, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai ; 411 Galleries, Hangzhou ; China Central Academy of Fine Art Gallery , Beijing , China (curated by James Ryan)
Claremorris Art Exhibition, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland

2006

Ballyhaunis Art Exhibition, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Enniskillen Visual Arts Open, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland (curated by Diane Henshaw)
UNIQUE, Quench, Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland (curated by Catherine Crowley)
The Livingstone Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Moments , Youghal Visual Arts Festival 2006, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Better than the Real Thing, Four Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (curated by Regina Gleeson)

2005

IONTAS , Sligo Art Gallery , Sligo, Ireland (curated by Teresa Millet)
6x6 For Ireland, 411 Galleries, Hangzhou; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai;
China Central Academy of Fine Art Gallery , Beijing , China (curated by Karen Loughrey)
The General View, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Mayo Artists Show, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland (selected by Veronica Bolay)

2003

Mayo Artists Show, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland (selected by Veronica Bolay)




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Art-Related Experience

BA in Art & Design (Painting), GMIT @ Castlebar, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Freelance arts reviewer/commentator/writer: The Irish Times, Circa magazine, Arts West magazine (Editor),
Céide magazine, Association of Artists in Ireland magazine, Sculptors Society of Ireland magazine,
Visual Artists Ireland Newssheet, etc; various art catalogue essays (Dermot Seymour, Chris Doris, Gary Robinson, Nuisance Bears...)




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Residencies

Larroque International Arts Festival
LAF2016, Larroque, Tarn, S. France

Larroque International Arts Festival
LAF2015, Larroque, Tarn, S. France

Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Research Residency, GMIT Castlebar Campus Summer Residence Scheme, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Larroque International Arts Festival
LAF2014, Larroque, Tarn, S. France

School of Design, University of Leeds, UK

Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland



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Grants/Awards

LSC North West Open 2016, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland (3rd Prize)

Heinrich Böll Residency Award, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Tyrone Guthrie Mayo County Council Regional Bursary Award

Exhibition Assistance Award, Mayo County Council


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