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Patrick Hough

Patrick Hough

Bereich: Fotografie, Installation, Film

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Fotografie, Installation, Film


London (GBR)

Empfehlende Institution



Oktober 2015 - November 2015

Patrick Hough (b.1989, Galway, Ireland) is an artist whose work incorporates moving image, photography and installation to examine how history is constructed and represented in the present. His most recent body of work uses an archive of historical film props to explore how the cinematic image is indelibly embedded in our perception of history. He received his BA in Fine Art Media from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2011 and his MA in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013.

Recent solo exhibitions include: An Archaeology of Cinema, Centre for Contemporary Art Dagestan, Makhachkala, RU (2015); Object Interviews, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London, UK (2015); Once More, With Feeling! MOT International project space, London (2014); Those Who Dissolve Into the Future, Narrative gallery, London, UK (2014).
Recent group exhibitions include: Sound Fossils, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL (2015); Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK (2015) and previously: Karst, Plymouth, UK, (2014); Wild Things, The Green Parrot, Barcelona, ESP (2014); Chronovisor: Archive, South Kisok, London, UK (2014); …all silent but for the buzzing…, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2014); Bloody English, OHWOW gallery Los Angeles, USA (2014); When the Sleeper Wakes, Aperto Gallery, St Petersburg, RU (2013); Unearth, Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon, IRL (2013); 21st century Art and Design, Christies, London, UK (2013).

In 2014 he presented a new commission for ‘Looking, Mediated’, a screening programme curated by LUX Artist Moving Image, touring the UK to Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art, Bristol, Open School East, London and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Object Interviews, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London. (Forthcoming September)
2015 An Archeology of Cinema, Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts, Dagestan, Russia
2014 Once more, with feeling! MOT International project space, London.
2014 Those Who Dissolve into the Future, Narrative Gallery, London.
2011 Ouarzazate, PhotoIreland Festival, Block T, Dublin.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Levitate, freiraum Q21 INTERNATIONAL, Vienna. (Forthcoming September)
2015 Breaking up is Hard to Do, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art,
Sunderland, UK. (Forthcoming October)
2015 Black Box 2.0, Artist Film and Video Festival, Seattle, USA.
2015 Sound Fossils, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2015 Breaking up is Hard to Do, Karst, Plymouth, UK.
2014 Wild Things, The Green Parrot, Barcelona.
2014 Chronovisor: Archive, South Kiosk, London.
2014 …all silent but for the buzzing… Curating Contemporary Art, RCA, London.
2014 'Bloody English', OHWOW gallery, Los Angeles, USA.
2014 Hangwoman: The Arrested Feminine, Schwartz Gallery, London.
2013 When the Sleeper Awakes, Aperto Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia.
2013 Unearth, Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon
2013 21st century Art and Design , Christies, King Street, London.
2013 Show RCA, Battersea, London.
2013 Waving Flags, Work Gallery, London.
2013 Splinter, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.
2012 All I Want Is Out Of Here, October Gallery, London.
2012 The Temple of Psychic Youth, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.
2012 The Suspension of History, Basement Project Space, Cork City.
2011 ArtNow, Dublin Contemporary, KT Contemporary, Dublin.
2011 Have You Seen A Monkey, Banagher, Co. Offaly.
2011 Manifest, Kinsale Arts Week, Kinsale, Cork.
2010 Cheer up! The Worst Is Yet to Come!, Block T, Dublin.
2010 RDS Awards, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin
2010 FAM3, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin.
2010 ‘Dealing with the Devil’, Dublin City Library and Archives, Dublin.
2009 Gjon Mili Prize, Kosovo National Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
2009 The Sound of Ebb, Volume, London.

2015 Material Cryptographies, Tenderpixel Gallery, London
2015 SCENE ONE: OFF-STAGE, OFF-SCREEN, Flat Time House off-site, London. 2014 Lux
Presents: Looking, Mediated, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
2014 Lux Presents: Looking, Mediated, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.
2014 Lux Presents: Looking, Mediated, Open School East, London.
2014 The Moving Image Project, Bushwick, New York.
2014 The Moving Image Project, London.

Awards / Funding
2015 Culture Ireland Award.
2015 Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary.
2013 Culture Ireland Award.
2012 Arts Council of Ireland, Travel and Training Award.
2012 ICA Moscow Summer Residency Award.
2012 Burberry Fine Art Scholarship 2012.
2011 Arts Council of Ireland, Travel and Training Award.
2011 Block T Graduate Award 2011.
2011 Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust, Dublin.
2010 Emergent-Fundació Sorigué Award (Shortlisted), Lleida, Spain.
2009 Phoenix Award, No Fixed Abode Art Trail, Offaly.


2013 When The Sleeper Wakes, Aperto Gallery, Russia.
2013 Waving Flags, Blackdog Publishing, UK.
2012 All I Want is Out of Here, October Gallery, UK.
2011 The Suspension of History, Exhibition Publication. BPS Press, IRL.


My research will explore how digital technology is influencing our relationship history, how the past is being rewritten to shape a new future.
With major museums now responding to technological shifts and undertaking the process of digitising large swathes of their collections through 3d scanning, never before has human history been more accessible and yet more detached and distanced. Parallel to this, cinema, the dominant medium for the dissemination of historical representations is shifting from using physical film props towards embracing digital 3D CGI artefacts, often composites of these readily available museum 3D models.
Working with a selection of pre-existing 3D scans of objects taken from Museum websites, along with digital film props scanned in London I developing a new Computer Generated Imagery film that engages with both the possibilities and limitations of digital technologies for historical experience.

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