Timeline

1959
Born Derry, N. Ireland
1977–1978
Foundation Course, Ulster Polytechnic, Jordanstown
1978–1981
BA Hons. Degree Sculpture, Ulster Polytechnic, York Street
Awards and Residencies
1995 Irish Museum of Modern Art Glen Dimplex Artists Award
1999 DAAD Fellowship, Berlin

Exhibitions

2012
“Documenta 13”, Kassel, Germany, cur. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, June 9 – Sept. 16
2012
“One Place Twice”, Alexandre & Bonin, New York, US, Jan. 28 – March 10
2011
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
2011
“DEAD_Lines”, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid, Germany, cur. Oliver Zybok
2011
“Disturbance”, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, cur. Barbara Dawson (solo)
2011
“Willie Doherty: Traces”, The Speed Museum, Louisville, US (solo)
2010
“Manifesta 8”, Murcia, Spain, cur. ACAF, Bassam El Baroni
2010
“A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Fear and Terror”, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy, cur. Helmut Friedel, Giovanni Iovane
2010
Die Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Unfinished, Galeria Moisés Pérez Albéniz, Pamplona, Spain (solo)
2010
Willie Doherty, Victor Grippo, Sylvia Pilmack Mangold, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
2010
Willie Doherty, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA
2009
Passages, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Dallas, USA (solo)
2009
Ready the City, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, USA
2009
Pequena historia da Fotografia, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009
Requisite Distance, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA (solo)
2009
The Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, UK2 (solo)
2009
Three Potential Endings, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2008
The Third Space, Belfast, UK (solo)
2008
“Replays: Selected video works 1994-2007”, Matt’s Gallery, London (solo)
2008
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2008
‘Venice at Farmleigh’, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2008
Ghost Story, Prince Charles Cinema, London (solo)
2008
Venice at Farmleigh, Farmleigh, Dublin
2008
On The Margins, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
2007
3rd Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
2007
Northern Ireland Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale (solo)
2007
Lenbachhaus, München (solo)
2007
Kunstverein, Hamburg (solo)
2007
Willie Doherty, Alexander and Bonin, New York (solo)
2006
EMPTY, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich (solo)
2006
Out of Position, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (solo)
2006
RE: LOCATION, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2006
Reprocessing Reality, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, long Island City, NY
2005
La actualidad revisada, Banque de Neuflize, Paris
2005
The Experience of Art, Italian Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennial, Venice
2005
The Shadow, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
2005
Slideshow, Baltimore Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Brooklyn Museum of Art
2005
APPARATUS, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (solo)
2005
APPARATUS, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid (solo)
2005
Willie Doherty: NON-SPECIFIC THREAT, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (solo)
2004
Willie Doherty: NON-SPECIFIC THREAT, Alexander and Bonin, New York (solo)
2004
Willie Doherty: non-specific threat, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2004
Faces in the Crowd: The Modern Figure and Avant-Garde Realism, Whitechapel
2004
Gallery, London; Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’arte Contemporanea, Turin
2004
Dwellan, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
2004
GLOCAL: APUNTES PARA VIDEOREPRESENTACIONES DE LO GLOBAL Y LO LOCAL, Galeria Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona
2004
3rd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art
2003
Willie Doherty, De Appel, Amsterdam (solo)
2003
Turner Prize 2003, Tate Britain, London
2003
8th International Istanbul Biennial
2002
Willie Doherty: False Memory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (solo)
2002
Unknown Male Subject, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2002
Willie Doherty: Retraces, Matt’s Gallery (solo)
2002
Willie Doherty, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Rita McBride, Alexander and Bonin, New York
2002
RE-RUN, XXV Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2001
Double Vision, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
2001
The Inner State, (the image of man in the video art of the 1990s), Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2001
Trauma, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Hayward Gallery, London, Firstsite, Colchester, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, Nottingham
2001
The Uncertain (Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Willie Doherty, Guillermo Kuitca, Taro Sinoda), Galería Pepe Cobo, Seville
2001
Bloody Sunday, (Willie Doherty, Locky Morris, Philip Napier), Orchard Gallery, Derry
2001
Gisela Bullacher /Willie Doherty, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
2001
Willie Doherty: How It Was/Double Take, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (solo)
2001
Extracts from a file, Alexander and Bonin, New York (solo)
2000
Extracts from a File, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (solo)
2000
Extracts from a file, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2000
Extracts from a file, DAAD Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2000
Extracts from a file, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2000
Blackspot: New Acquisitions, Vancouver Art Gallery
2000
Hitchcock and Art: Fatal Coincidences, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal
2000
Shifting Ground; Selected Works of Irish Art 1950 – 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Literature

2012
“dOCUMENTA (13) The Guidebook”, Kassel/ Kabul/ Alexandria-Kairo/ Banff, documenta, pp. 342-343
2011
“Disturbance”, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
2010
“Manifesta 8. The European Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Bassam El Baroni, Khaled Ramadan, Vit Havranek a.o., Murcia, Spain, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, p. 102, p. 80 (pocket guide), ex. cat.
2010
100 Video Artists, Jean Fisher, Exit Publicaciones, Madrid, pp. 174 - 177
2009
Requisite Distance. Willie Doherty, Charles Wylie, Dallas Museum of Art, Yale University Press, New Haven and London
2009
Buried. Willie Doherty, Fiona Bradley, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, ex. cat.
2008
The Visitor. Willie Doherty, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, ex. cat.
2007
'Ghost Story', Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2007
'Willie Doherty', Yilmaz Dziewior, Matthais Mühling, Kunstverein, Hamburg
2006
'Willie Doherty: Out of Position', Marina munguia, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
2002
Christov-Barkargiev, Carolyn and Caoimhin Mac Giolla Léith.' Willie Doherty: False Memory'. London: Merrell Publishers Ltd. And Dublin: Irish Museum Of Modern Art
2002
Mac Giolla Léith, Caoimhín,' Willie Doherty: True Nature'. Chicago: The Renaissance Society
2002
Merewether, Charles, ‘Willie Doherty, RE-RUN’, 25 Bienal de São Paulo. exhib. broch. SãoPaulo: The British Council
2001
Jewesbury, Daniel, ‘Willie Doherty: How it Was’. Belfast: Ormeau Baths.
2000
Willie Doherty: extracts from a file. (essays by Meschede, Friedrich, Eva Schmidt, Hans-Joachim Neubauer) DAAD, Berlin
1999
Willie Doherty: Dark Stains. (essays by Lorés, Maite, and Martin McLoone) San Sebastian: Koldo Mitxelena
1998
Somewhere Else. (essay by Hunt, Ian) Liverpool: Tate Gallery, in association with the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)
1998
Willie Doherty: Extracts From a File, daadgalerie, Berlin
1997
Willie Doherty: Same Old Story, (essays by McLoone, Martin and Jeffrey Kastner) London: Matt's Gallery
1996
Willie Doherty. (essay by Zahm, Olivier) Paris: Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1996
Willie Doherty: In the Dark. Projected Works. (essays by Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, and Ulrich Loock) Bern: Kunsthalle Bern
1996
Willie Doherty: The Only Good one is a Dead One. (essay by Fisher, Jean) Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery
1996
No Smoke Without Fire. (text by Doherty, Willie) London: Matt's Gallery, (52 pages, 25 colorplates, and excerpts from video installation soundtracks)
1996
'The Only Good one is a Dead One'. Lisbon: Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian
1994
At the End of the Day. (essay by Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn) exhib. broch. Rome: British School at Rome
1993
Willie Doherty: Partial View. (essay by Cameron, Dan) Dublin: The Douglas Hyde Gallery in association with the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University and Matt's Gallery, London