Brian Duggan (b.1971) lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
Brian Duggan lives and works in Dublin, at times his practice may include sculpture, film, installation, printing, publishing and sound. Usually working from extensive research the artist navigates unusual cracks and problems within particular structural frameworks, taking both personal testimonies, throw away comments and official documents to build and explore overlooked situations. His recent work was selected by curators Fiona Kearney and Chris Clarke for Home, to be presented in the Glucksman Gallery Cork in 2021.
His work is included in the permanent collections of the Arts Council of Ireland, The Hugh Lane Gallery, the OPW national collection, Trinity College Dublin, the National portrait collection and the Irish Museum of Modern Art as well as private collections in Ireland and Europe. He has had a number of significant solo exhibitions including Project Dublin, Crawford Art Gallery, Balzer Projects Basel, Art Brussels, POSITIONS Berlin, Art Rotterdam, ISCP New York, Limerick City Gallery, Visual, Carlow, RUARED, Crawford Gallery Cork, Irish Museum of Modern Art Process room, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane. G126 and Pallas Heights. Many of these projects were also accompanied with publications.
In February 2018 he premiered his new flm Demonstrable progress. This innovative project used original footage from inside the storage tanks of Sellafeld nuclear facility accompanied by a new musical performance on piano four hands, written especially for the flm by composer David Bremner. This project will be produced as a vinyl record released by Farpoint recordings in 2021. In 2018 he was included in the project The End is where we start from; On Tsunamis, Nuclear explosions and other Fairy tails, curated by Pauline Doutreluingne in Balzer projects Basel.
In the Fall of 2017 Duggan's new work was seen in 'Future Proof' curated by Sheena Barrett and Emer O Boyle, at the The Lab in Dublin. In 2016, he presented his solo-project 'Ryou-Un Maru' at the Project Art Centre in Dublin, curated by Tessa Giblin (Publication). He was the co-Founder and co-Curator and co-Director of the multi platform Pallas Heights, Studios, Projects in Dublin from 1996 to 2009 with artists Mark Cullen and Gavin Murphy. He has received numerous awards from the Arts council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. He graduated from CCAD in Cork and received his masters from IADT in Dublin. His work is represented internationally by Balzer projects in Basel, Switzerland,