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Jonah King is an Irish artist living and working in New York.

King’s work weaves fictional and true accounts through constellations of moving images generated in the studio, with actors, or in collaboration with community groups. By invoking speculative narratives of envisioned utopias and apocalyptic dreams, they questions what it means to be human in an increasingly digitized ecology.

Meyohas Gallery, NYC
Catalyst Arts Gallery, NI





Education:
2016 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
2016 MFA Columbia University, New York, New York
2012 BFA National College of Art and Design, Dublin (Valedictorian)
2011 Emily Car University of Art and Design, Vancouver
2006 Central Saint Martins, London

Solo Exhibitions:
2018 Clima, Milan (Upcoming)
2017 Meyohas, NYC
2017 Weekend 위켄드, Seoul
2014 Zwitschermaschine, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017 Victor D'Amico Institute of Art
2017 Crush Curatorial Amagansett
2017 Re: Art Show, BK
2017 Indépendant Art Fair Brussels
2016 Vanitas - Sotheby's Institute of Art
2016 Finished Goods Warehouse - Pfizer Warehouse, Brooklyn
2016 Post-Humanaties - Little Berlin, Philadelphia
2016 Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition - Fisher Landau Center for Art, NYC
2015 Slump Show - Rainer Ganahl, Decatur Studios NYC
2015 Floating Point – Judith Charles Gallery, NYC
2015 In Response - Repetition and Difference, The Jewish Museum, NYC
2015 Picturing Asia, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden
2015 Columbia First Year MFA Exhibition, Wallach Art Gallery, NYC
2014 Foundation 14 - Tullamore Arts Centre, Tullamore
2014 Ex - Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast
2014 Spirit of the Stairs - Basic Space, Dublin
2014 Collaborations 2014 - Smock Alley, Dublin
2013 Video Kills - CHQ, Dublin
2012 Temple of Psychic Youth - Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
2011 Bergamo Scienza, Milan
2011 Elements - National Science Gallery, Dublin
2011 Rendered - Block T, Dublin
2011 Immersion Is Unity - Abraham J. Rogatnick Gallery, Vancouver
2010 Security Check - Block T, Dublin
2010 Snakes & Ladders - Broadway Symphony Space, New York
2009 Is This City Fit For Purpose? - Temple Bar Square, Dublin
2009 Cycles - Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Dublin

Curatorial Projects:

2015 Bodies Burning At The Edges - LeRoy Neiman Gallery (curator); with Thomas Beale, Robert Montgomery, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kiki Smith.

2009-2014 Exchange Dublin: Collective Arts Centre (Founder/Director) Not-for-profit, all-ages, multi-disciplinary arts centre run on collectivist principles.

2009-2010 (E.G.) Example Curatorial Collective (Curator); Curatorial project of 15 exhibitions showcasing emerging Irish and International artists at Exchange Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.

2009-2010 No Signal (Founder/Coordinator) A weekly meeting of new media artists with seminars and public events.

2009 CHANGE? (Director); One week of discussions and workshops examining notions of social change; Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Selected Bibliography:

2017 Hamptons Arthub. Rogers, Pat, 30 June.
2017 Artforum. Herriman, Kat. "A Plus". 01 June.
2017 Dodooba.com. Recommended Exhibitions. Feb.
2017 Art Bava, (https://www.artbava.com).
2016 Alemanii, Martina. Cactus Magazine, Issue 3
2016 Argo Books. Freedom of Space
2016 Zelony-Mindell, Efrem. L'Oeil de la Photographie. 16 May.
2016 Columbia University MFA Catalogue
2014 Griffin, Iain. Ex Catalogue
2013 Abbot, Rosa. “Video Kills” Totally Dublin January
2012 Dunne, Adain. “The Temple of Psychic youth” The Irish Times June
2012 RTE One Day Series. “Jonah” RTE Television June.
2011 Ostrowska, Malwina. E.G/Example; New Ways of Making and Exhibiting Visual Art

Artist Talks / Screenings:

2017 Williams College
2017 Brown University
2017 Virginia Commonwealth University (Visiting Artist)
2016 Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, NYC
2016 Morbidity Museum, Brooklyn
2015 MODA Columbia University
2015 Ox-Bow School of Art
2015 Rutgers University
2014 Utopia School, Flux Factory, New York
2014 Basic Space, Dublin
2013 South African Professional Photographer’s Guild, Johannesburg
2013 NCAD Feminists Society, Dublin
2010 Ormond Studios
2010 National College of Art & Design, Dublin (with Guerilla Girls)
2009 TACTIC, The Lab, Dublin


Awards / Residencies
2016 Andrew Fisher Fellowship
2015 Ox-Bow Resident Award
2015 A-Z West, Institute of Investigative Living Fellowship
2015 Ox-Bow MFA Residency, Saugatuck, Michigan
2015 Institute of Investigative Living; A. Zittel & J. Trainor. Joshua Tree
2014 NIRMAN Varanasi, India
2014 Columbia University Visual Arts Scholarship
2013 Block T Graduate Award Residency, Dublin
2012 Block T Emerging Graduate Award
2012 Student of the Year, National College of Art and Design
2012 Inaugural Owen Walsh Award
2011 International Exchange, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
2009 Green Planet Award

Public Collections:

- Irish State Collection