Alan Magee was born in Ireland and lives and works between Dublin & London. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, and a BA from TU Dublin (DIT), Ireland. Awards include; Arts Council Ireland and Culture Ireland awards, The Performance Corporation’s SPACE Programme 2022 residency, Fire Station Artists’ Studios sculpture bursary, and Florence Trust studio residency. He has notably exhibited at White Cube, London; Castor, London; Xi’an Academy, China and LCGA, Limerick. He is a PhD researcher on the C.o.A.T. scholarship, exploring the existential implications of technological advancements as the dominant mediators of human experiences and practices in the workplace. He is an occasional lecturer at UAL.
Magee’s practice employs a diverse array of media and processes as he questions modern capitalism’s effect on the human condition, in particular, the labouring body. His works are conceptually tethered to the labour of their making, and as such can be read as performance as much as sculpture. Utilising Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Ceramics, Robotics, Digital sculpture, 3D printing and Drawing, the works overlap to form multi-layered and satisfying linkages between them.