Info

Artist and curator based in London
Founding member of IKO (ITS KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN)

 



Contact

enquiries@oliverdurcan.com
contact@itskindof.com

Arebyte Studios 2, Burgess Business Park, Camberwell, London SE5 7TJ

 



CV

Education

2017           Chisenhale Art Place

Into the Wild Artist Development Programme

2013           University of East London, London, UK

Fine Art BA (Hons)

2010           Central St. Martins (Byam Shaw), London, UK

Fine Art Foundation Diploma

 

Forthcoming Exhibitions and Projects

2019

IKO in Residence, Shelf Spanish City, Newcastle, UK (curator) (28 March – 30 May 2019)

2018

Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK  (curated by Kristian Day) (16-18 November 2018 | 10am-6pm)

 

Past Exhibitions and Projects (selected)

2018

IKO: HTTPS://, Vision (Sluice), London, UK (curator) (15 September – 6 October 2018)

Night Shade, The Boy’s Club Secret Open House, London, UK

Mission to Touch the Sun, Enclave, London, UK (curated by William Noel Clarke and Kelly P. Culver)

Splash, Shelf Spanish City, Newcastle, UK

IKO: Dreamworks, Limbo, Margate, UK (curator)

Duty Free, Chelsea Collage of Arts, London, UK (curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight)

Home Alone, [undisclosed house in Shoreditch], London, UK (curated by Dat Eagle Art)

Lounge Arrival, Arebyte City Island, London UK

The Finder, Offsiteproject.org, Online (curated by Wade Wallerstein)

IKO: byIKO, Subsidiary Projects, London, UK (exhibitor + curator)

URL / IRL Love, Muddy Yard, London, UK

IKO & Is This It?: If a Tree Falls in a Forest and No One is There to Instagram it, Does it Really Happen?, Online writing project (curator)

2017

The Fear is Back, Chisenhale Art Place, London, UK

IKO: The Worst Seats in the House, SET Capstan House, London, UK (curator)

IKO & Milk: Ultra Sunrise, SET Alscot Rd, London, UK (exhibitor + curator)

IKO: Blue Sky Thinking, SET Capstan House, London, UK (exhibitor + curator)

2016

Meander, Carousel Spaces, London, UK (Two-person show)

Trumped, CNB Gallery, London, UK

The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating #2, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

Awards and Collections

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant

Mark Hix Collection

Private collections in UK, Belgium, Switzerland and USA

Winsor & Newton Painting Prize (2015 Shortlisted, 2012 First Prize)

RBA Rome Scholarship, (2015 Shortlisted)

Hix Art Award (2013 Shortlisted)

UEL Arts & Digital Industries, Tutors Choice Award (2013)