Timeline

Education
Belfast Royal Academy
University of Ulster – Foundation Art & Design
West Surrey College of Art & Design – Ba (Hons) Photography, Film Television and Animation – 1st Class Honours
Fellow Royal Photographic Society FRPS
Fellow Royal Society Arts, Manufacturing & Commerce FRSA
Awards/Practice awards
British Council
Arts Councils Wales, England, N.Ireland
Irish Arts Council
AHRB
Irish Times Travel Research
Aer Lingus Art Award
In Context Commission, South Dublin County Council, Dublin.
Arts Council of Wales Visual Arts Core Funding Appraisals
Ville de Paris Artist Award/Commission
BMW AutoWerke Commission, Johannesburg/Munich.
Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artists Award for outstanding contribution to Irish Art
Leopold Godosky Award for Colour Photography - Boston
Oakdale Trust Award for Documentary Photoghraphy

Exhibitions

2008
Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Invisible Cities (solo)
2007
How we are: Photographing Britain, Tate (solo)
Ffotogalery , Cardiff, Invisible Cities. (Touring exhibition) (solo)
National Media Museum, Bradford, Field Notes (Antwerp tour) (solo)
2006
Invisible Cities, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast Festival (Oct-Dec). (solo)
Sectarian Murder, Fórum Cultural Mundial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (solo)Beautiful Suffering, Photography and the Traffic in Pain, Williams College Museum Boston, (inc Andreas Serrano, Boris Mikhailov, Sam Taylor-Wood, Phillip Lorca Di Corcia).
2005
Autowerke – Mueseum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig.
Foto Museum Antwerp – Field Notes (Catalogue) (solo)
Seoul Photo Triennale, The Seoul Museum of Art, Korea (solo)
The Wonderful Fund Collection - Le Musee de Marrakech, Morocco
Four Now – Lewis Gluksman Gallery, University of Cork, Ireland.
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Invisible Cities (solo)
Blue Sky Portland – Hidden (solo)
Seeing Orange – Millennium Centre Portadown, Northern Ireland.
2004
Que des Histoires – Galerie du Jour, Agnes b, Paris.
Centre de la Photographique Ile de France, Paris (solo)
Hidden Sies-Hoke Dusseldorf (solo)
Landscape of War – Centre d’Art la Panera Spain (inc W.Doherty, T.Ruff, S.Ristelheuber)
Landscape - Rena Bransten Gallery San Francisco (with Uta Barth, Doug Hall and Vic Muntz)
National Centre of Photography Thessiloniki Greece (Photosynkria) (solo)
Hidden, Rena Bransten San Francisco (solo)
Collection de Agnes b – Les Abbattoirs – Franc Midi Pyrenees
Photosynkria – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece.
Further, Glynn Vivian Swansea (solo)
Further, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (solo)
2003
Further, Wales at The 50th Venice Bienalle. (solo)
Irish Museum of Modern Art (solo)
Re-Imagining Ireland: Irish Art Today, University of Virginia Art Museum.
L’Espace Vox, Mois de la Photo Montreal (solo)
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse. (solo)
Imperial War Museum, London. (solo)
Chapter, Cardiff. (solo)
Recherche: Galerie du Jour Agnes b, Paris.
Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno. (solo)
Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Gallery (solo)
MKG, Milton Keynes Gallery. (solo)
2002
The Unblinking Eye, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
GewaltBilder - Gewalt in der Gegenwartskunst Museum Bellerive, Zurich.
Foundation Marangoni, Florence Italy (solo)
Inside Open - Napoli, Italy (solo)
The Gap Show - Critical Art from Great Britain Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund Germany
2001
Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political Chicago Cultural Centre, Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. (solo)
New Directions, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, with Candida Hofer, Vik Muniz and Shirin Neshat.
A470 Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales and Chapter, Cardiff.
Werner Mantz Prize, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Hasselblad Centre, Kunst Museum, Gothenberg, Sweden (solo)
Angles Gallery, LA International Bienalle (solo)
Galerie du Jour, Agnes b Paris. (solo)
Depicting Abscence/Implying Prescence San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art California, inc James Casebere, Sophie Calle, Candida Hofer.
On the Margins, Barbara Krakow Gallery Boston 3 person with Michael Ashkin and Jan Henle.
50 Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
2000
Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. (solo)
Grieder Von Puttkamer, Berlin. (solo)
Auto Werke, Deichtorhallen - Hamburg. Group show with Gillian Wearing, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sharon Lockhart, Thomas Struth.
British Art Show 5; (Travelling show) Venues include: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Southampton City Art Gallery ; Ffotogallery Cardiff, Ikon Birmingham.
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. (solo)
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. (solo)
Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York. (solo)
0044, Ormeau Baths Gallery , Belfast and Crawford, Municpal Art Gallery, Cork
‘Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political’, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago.
Foto Biennale, Rotterdam
Lautlose Gegenwart, Bielefelder Kunstverein
Photo.doc, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland. (solo)
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London. (solo)
Centro de Fotografia, University of Salamanca, Spain. (solo)
1999
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. (solo)
0044, PS1, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Engaging Tradition, Hotbath Gallery, Bath
Surveying The Landscape, Lombard/Freid Fine Arts, New York
Fragments of Document & Memory,Tokyo Photo Bienalle, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Contemporary Art, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Concern for the Document, Vox Populi, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
Silent Presence, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-BadenGermany
Contemporary Art, Arts Council of Ireland Collection, Limerick City Art Gallery
Under Exposed, Public Art Project, Stockholm.
Revealing Views; Images from Ireland, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Declinations of Boundaries, Two Person Show, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne
1998
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica. (solo)
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. (solo)
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. (solo)
Galerie du Jour/Agnes b, Paris. (solo)
Troubled, Photography and Video from Northern Ireland, The Light Factory, and Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Europe in Decay, 3 Person at Light Hall, Kuopio and Helsinki Cathedral.
Sightings - New Photographic Art, ICA, London.
Le Printemps, Cahor, France - Two Person Exhibition with Martin Parr.Photos Leurres, French Institute, Pargue (Nan Goldin, Lewis Baltz, Sophie Ristelheuber)
1997
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon. (solo)
Le Lieu, l'Orient, France. (solo)
Françoise Knabe Gallery, Frankfurt. (solo)
1996
Ffotogallery, Cardiff. (solo)
Houston Fotofest. (solo)
1995
The Photographers' Gallery, London. Gallery of Photography, Dublin. (solo)
1994
Cornerhouse, Manchester. (solo)
1993
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon. (solo)
The United Nations General Assembly Building, New York. (solo)
Arts Council Gallery, Belfast. (solo)
The Old Museum, Belfast. (solo)
1992
The International Center of Photography, New York. (solo)
Impressions Gallery, York. (solo)
The Gallery of Photography, Dublin. (solo)
1991
The Photographers' Gallery, London. (solo)
1989
Gallery Vapauden Aukion, Helsinki, Finland. (solo)
Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, Mikkeli, Finland. (solo)

Literature

2008
Exit 29, Peepshow, El espectaculo del sexo, 2008, pg 22-27.
2007
Reinhardt, M ed. Beautiful Suffering, Williams College Museum of Art/ University of Chicago Press, Chicago
2006
Seawright, P., Coppock, C. eds (2006) So Now Then, Documentary Now, HPF/Cornerhouse, Manchester.
2005
Paul Seawright Field Notes, Fotomuseum Antwerp.
New Welsh Review.
Eyemazing
Sunday Times
2004
Landscape of War Centre d’art la Panera Spain
2003
Gestes, Le Printemps de Septembre Toulouse, Actes Sud.
Maintenent:Now, Vincent Levois, Le Mois de la Photo
Re-Imagining Ireland: Irish Art Today, University of Virginia Art Museum, Jill Hartz.
Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, Oct
CIRCA, Oct 03
Portfolio No 37 David Chandler
Imagining Wales, Hugh Adams, Seren.
Further: Artsists from Wales at the Venice Bienalle, Merrell
Hidden, Imperial War museum/ Irish Museum of Modern Art (Hb Catalogue)
Profiles: Paul Seawright by Fintan O’Toole, BBC4, 30 minute documentary
Dons Diary Times Higher Education Supplement
2002
Afghanistan: Ashes to dust BBC Radio Wales, BBC World Service 30 min documentary
The Gap Show - Critical Art from Great Britain Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund Germany – Catalogue.
Next Level Feature Issue 02.
2001
The Forest, Catalogue Hasselblad Centre Sweden
‘Where Mud meets Concrete’ Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, Dublin
Obscuur, Belgium - feature.
Carville, J "Re-Negotiated Territory – The Politics, Space and Landscape in Irish Photography" in Afterimage July/Aug 2001, New York.
Source, Review Fiona Kearney
2000
‘The Map’ Catalogue/Public Art Project SDCC (22,000 distributed)
Suomen Kuvalehti, Helsinki Review/Feature
British Art Show 5, Catalogue.
Paul Seawright, Monograph, Centre of Photography, Salamanca, Spain.
ArtPress 257, Review Roy Exley
Portfolio 31, Edinburgh Essay by Marc Durden.
British Journal of Photography 4.10.00 Simon Bainbridge
1999
Tokyo Photo Bienalle Catalogue, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography - Catalogue.
Irish Art Now, From the Poetic to the Political, Merrell Holberton Publishers, catalogue.
Eire-Ireland, Journal of Irish Studies Irish American Cultural Institute, Boston College - by Prof Alvin Jackson
Review, Flash Art, March/April issue
0044 Irish Art in Britain, Catalogue, Gandon Editions
Sunday Times, Review, Dorothy Walker
Irish Times, Review, Aidan Dunne
Lautlose Gegenwart, Catalogue Kunsthalle Baden Baden
1998
Review, Artforum, September issue.
‘Le Printemps Cahors’, Festival Catalogue.
Review, New Art Examiner, Chicago
Under Exposed Catalogue, Stockholm
1997
'Constructing Identity (The Missing)', Netherlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam.
'Residue', Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
'IMMA / Glen Dimplex Award Catalogue', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
1996
'L'Imaginaire Irlandais', Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris.
'L'Imaginaire Irlandais', Festival Catalogue, Paris.
'Mois de la Photo', Festival Catalogue, Paris.
'Photo Leurres', Galerie du Jour / Agnes B, Paris.
'Fotodiffusione Festival (The Missing)', Turin
'Houston Fotofest', Houston, Texas.
1995
'Inside Information', Photographers Gallery, London.
1994
'Ireland: A Troubled Mirror', Aperture, New York.
'Nervous Landscapes', Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida.
1993
'Documentary Dilemmas', The British Council, London.
'Sectarian Murder', Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
'The Orange Order', The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
1991
'Shocks to the System', The Arts Council of Great Britain.
'Valokuvataide Arkitaide', Helsinki.
1988
'Death', Cambridge Darkroom Gallery / Kettles Yard.