Sam Keogh
About This Site

CV - Sam Keogh
Born 1985, lives and works in London/Co.Wicklow

•MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, 2011 - 2014
•BA Fine Art Painting, NCAD,Dublin, Graduated 2009
•BA Animation Production and Design, DLIADT,Dublin, 2004-2006

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Sated Soldier, Sated Peasant, Sated Scribe, Goldsmiths CCA, London, Sept 2021
Knotworm, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, January 2020
Videos, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University, November 2019
Orbital Debris, 1646 Project Space, Den Haag, Netherlands, July 2018
Kapton Cadaverine, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, January 2018
Eurocopter EC135, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany, June 2016
Four Fold, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, May 2015
Mop, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, September 2013
Terrestris, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, July 2012
BABEL, Artlink Gallery, Buncrana, Co.Donegal, July 15th 2010

Selected Two/Three Person Exhibitions
The Mindful Intervention, Yin-Ju Chen, Tamás Kaszás, Sam Keogh, Kunstfort, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, July 2018
Something III be Scared of, Sam Keogh, Linda Stupart, Joseph Noonan Ganley,, London, February, 2018
Something II be Scared of, Sam Keogh, Linda Stupart, Joseph Noonan Ganley, Syndicate Gallery, Cologne, April 2017
Something to be Scared of, Sam Keogh, Linda Stupart, Joseph Noonan Ganley, A.M. London, London, March 2015
Sam Keogh, Lucy Andrews, The Model, Sligo, Ireland, October 2012
Before Commandments, Sam Keogh and Rebbeca LaMare, Shudder Gallery, Vancouver BC, April 2011
DANGEROUS THINGS, Sam Keogh and Joeseph Noonan Ganley, Exchange, Dublin, November 2009
EUPRAXIA, Sam Keogh, Joseph Noonan Ganley and Alice Lucy Rekab, The Joy Gallery, Dublin, September 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions

Rethinking Nature, curated by Kathryn Weir and Ilaria Conti, Museo Madre, Naples, Dec 2021
Trouble in Outer Heaven, curated by Jamie Sutcliffe, Southwark Park Galleries, Sept 2021
NO MONEY 11, online, May 1st 2020
Transmissions Episode 1, online, curated by Tai Shani, Anne Dafau and Hana Noorali, April 2020
Cosmopolis #2 , curated by Kathryn Weir, Pompidou Centre, Paris, October 2019
NO MONEY 10, Theatro Technis London, October 2019
Lyon Biennale , curated by Palais de Tokyo, Lyon, September 2019
REST BREAKS II, London AM, May 2019
Cosmopolis #1.5 , curated by Kathryn Weir, Mao Jihong Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Chengdu, China, November 2018
Devine Cargo, curated by Daniel Neofetou, South London Galler, August 2018
20 Propositions, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria, July 2018
Päikese pind / The Surface of the Sun, curated by Erik Martinson, EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia, July 2018
Cellular World, Glasgow International, GOMA, Glasgow, April 2018
EVA International, curated by Inti Guerrero, Limerick, April 2018
Hmn edition 8 curated by Anne Tallentire and Chris Fite-Wassilak, Napier Grove Community Hall, London, March 2017
DARKWATER; The Dead of the Night curated by Tai Shani and Anne Duffau, CPG London, February 2017
ECTOPLASM curated by Pádraic E. Moore, 1646, The?Hague, October 2016
Lost & Found curated by Geo Wyeth, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, September 2016
Riddle of the Burial Grounds, curated by Tessa Giblin, Extra City, Antwerp, March 2016
2116, curated by Chris Clarke and Caitlín Doherty, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland and the Broad Museum, Michigan, USA, March 2016
The Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins. curated by Sean Lynch, Flat Time House, March 2016
Hall of Half Life, curated by Tessa Giblin, Graz Museum, Graz, Austria, September 2015
30 Years the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, December 2014
Dukkha, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, August 2014
Deep one Perfect Morning, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, July 2014
LOCOMOTION, Store, London, May 2014
The Line of Beauty, curated by Rachel Thomas, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, July 2013
How to Read World Literature, The Public School, NYC, July 2013
NINE, The Lab, Dublin, July 2013
Weaponising Speculation, Independent Colleges, Dublin, March 2013
Gracelands 2012; 'Circling the Square', curated by Vaari Claffey, The Milk Market, Limerick, August 2012
WORK HEAD, Sam Keogh, Jason Dunne, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Frank Wasser, Marcel Vidal and David Eager-Maher, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, June 2012
eva International 2012, curated by Annie Fletcher, Limerick, May 2012
Brucennial 2012, 159 Bleecker Street, New York, February 2012
Gracelands 2011: 'Substance Abuse', curated by Vaari Claffey, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, September 2011
Radical Love II, curated by Sam Keogh and Joseph Noonan Ganley, Dublin, September 2011
Aerial Blue, curated by Claire Feely and Ruth E. Lyons, Dorinish Island, Co.Mayo, July 2011
Tool Use, curated by David Beatty, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, June 2011
Repoman, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, May 2011
The Swimming Naked Prophecy,Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, December 2010
Gracelands 2010: 'I'M SPARTICUS', curated by Vaari Claffey, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, September 2010
Instantaneous Personal Magnetism, currated by Padraic E. Moore, Galway Arts Centre, September 2010
Radical Love, curated by Joe Noonan Ganley and Sam Keogh, Dublin, August 2010
Scalar, curated by Seán O Sullivan, Ormand Studios, Dublin, June 2010
EFFECT, curated by Vaari Claffey, Broadcast Gallery, June 2010
Done to a Dead End & The Dead or Alive Sale, Curated by Lee Welch, 1001 Nights, Rotterdam, March 2010
Aion Experiments, Currated by Padraic E. Moore, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, February 2010
Gracelands 09, Currated by Vaari Claffey, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, 2009
NEU!, Monstertruck Gallery, 2009
Big Store, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, 2007
RDS Student Art Awards, RDS Concert Hall, Castletown and Sean Hollywood Arts Center, 2007


•Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artists Bursary 2018
•Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award 2017
•Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artists Bursary 2015
•Arts Council of Ireland Project Award 2014
•Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artists Bursary 2013
•Wicklow County Council Project Award 2012
•Project Arts Centre's Project Catalyst 2011-12
•Dublin City Council Visual Arts Bursary 2011
•Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award 2011
•Wicklow Co. Council Visual Arts Bursary 2010
•Artlink New Art Award 2009
•RDS Taylor Award 2007
•Clair Lynch Award (1st prize) for Best First Irish Short at the 2006 International Cork Film Festival.
•2nd prize for Best First Animated Short at the Galway Film Fleadh 2006


•ISCP/Temple Bar Galleries and Studios residency, NYC, October 2021 - December 2021
•1646 Project Space artist residency, June 2018
•IMMA Production residency, Dublin, December 2017 - April 2018
•Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, January 2016 - November 2017
•'Welcome to the Neighbourhood' residency, Askeaton Contemporary, Co.Limerick, Ireland, August 2015
•IMMA production residency, Dublin, March 2015


• Review of 'Sated Peasant, Sated Soldier, Sated Scribe', Lizzie Hommersham, Artforum International, Jan 2022
• Review of 'Sated Peasant, Sated Soldier, Sated Scribe', Chris Hayes, The White Review, December 2021
• 'What will you Do with The Days', Frank Wasser interviews Sam Keogh, Flash Art, November 23rd 2021
• Profile: Sam Keogh, Chloe Carroll navigates the absurdist narratives of the Irish artist’s performances and installations, Art Monthly, October 2021
Art Monthly Talkshow on Resonance FM, Chloe Carroll and Maria Walsh, presented by Alex Hull, Oct 11th 2021
• The Art of the Feast: Understanding the Glorification of Gluttony, Mathew McClean, Frieze Week Magazine, Oct 4th 2021
• ‘Knotworm’: Pauline de Souza interviews Sam Keogh, Third Text, March 4th 2020
A Pushed Over Fence, Sam Keogh and Anne Tallentire discuss secutiry, absurdity and agency,VAI News sheet, March/April 2020
• Review of EVA International 2018, Stephanie Bailey, Ocula Magazine, 6th July 2018
• Review of Glasgow International 2018 , Adrian Searle, The Guardian, April 20th 2018
• Review of Glasgow International 2018, Tom Jeffreys, Frieze Magazine, May 1st 2018
• Review of ‘Kapton Cadaverine’, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Feb 13th 2018
•‘Kapton Fantastic’, artist feature, Rachel Donnelly, Totally Dublin, Feb 2018
• Review of Rijksakademie OPEN 2017, Debbie Broekers, Metropolis M, November 23rd 2017
• Review of 'Four Fold', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, June 2015
• 'The Grouch', The New Inquiry, May 2015
• Review of 'Mop', Rebecca O'Dwyer, Enclave review 9, January 2014
• Review of 'Mop', Matt Packer, Frieze Magazine, Issue 160, December 2013/January 2014
• Review of 'Mop', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, October 17th 2013
• 'Taken from/put in Oscar's bin', in 'Oh wicked flesh!', ed. Joseph Noonan Ganley, published by South London Gallery, May 2013
• 'A Touch of Magic', review, Aiden Dunne, Irish Times, July 2012
• 'Tool Use', review, Adrian Duncan, Paper Visual Art Journal
• Editor and co-creator (with Joseph Noonan Ganley) of Radical Love, Vol. 1, September 2010
•‘Ordo Templi Oblatio’, exhibition publication by Sam Keogh for Jason Dunne’s ‘Extempora’, Exchange Gallery, 14th March 2010
•‘The Aion Experiment’, review, Kate Butler, The Sunday Times, 14th March 2010
•Aion Experiments review, Aiden Dunne, The Irish Times, March 3rd2010
•Artist’s pages, WOO Magazine, Issue 01, 2009 -10


•Lecturer, University of East London, November 2018 - present
•Visiting tutor, Artez, Enschede, The Netherlands, March 2019
•Visiting tutor, Sheffield Hallam University, October 2017
•Visiting tutor, Goldsmiths College, London, December 2017
•Visiting tutor, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, October 2017
•Visiting tutor, NCAD, Dublin, May 2015
•Lecturer, London Metropolitan College, Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
•Visiting tutor, School of the Damned, London, April 2014
•Visiting tutor, Crawford College of Art, Cork, November 2013
•Artist, Schools workshops, Tate Modern - September 2012 - 2016