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John Reardon is interested in borders and boundaries, in how these world us and shape how we act. His practice frames this in terms of how art is made public and how public is constituted through art. This takes the form of single and co-authored work, disseminated under a shared name or title, or anonymously, and includes objects, performance, curation and writing. These are shaped by the context and situation-specific conditions of space, architecture, environment and infrastructure, and the expectations and limitations of these.
Reardon’s work has a strong pedagogical and generative approach to these questions and to bringing a reflexive gaze to this work in the process of its unfolding.

His work has been shown at Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea, Setouchi Triennale, Japan, Hon-gah Museum, Taipei, A+ Gallery, Berlin, Cell Project Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery project space, London, Modern Art Oxford and various other formal and informal spaces.
Reardon is Artist in Residence in the Politics Department, Goldsmiths, London where he is a co-founder of the MA Art & Politics.

John Reardon is interested in borders and boundaries, in how these world us and shape how we act. His practice frames this in terms of how art is made public and how public is constituted through art. This takes the form of single and co-authored work, disseminated under a shared name or title, or anonymously, and includes objects, performance, curation and writing. These are shaped by the context and situation-specific conditions of space, architecture, environment and infrastructure, and the expectations and limitations of these.
Reardon’s work has a strong pedagogical and generative approach to these questions and to bringing a reflexive gaze to this work in the process of its unfolding.

John Reardon is interested in borders and boundaries, in how these world us and shape how we act.

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His practice frames this in terms of how art is made public and how public is constituted through art. This takes the form of single and co-authored work, disseminated under a shared name or title, or anonymously, and includes objects, performance, curation and writing. These are shaped by the context and situation-specific conditions of space, architecture, environment and infrastructure, and the expectations and limitations of these.

Reardon’s work has a strong pedagogical and generative approach to these questions and to bringing a reflexive gaze to this work in the process of its unfolding.

His work has been shown at Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea, Setouchi Triennale, Japan, Hon-gah Museum, Taipei, A+ Gallery, Berlin, Cell Project Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery project space, London, Modern Art Oxford and various other formal and informal spaces.
Reardon is Artist in Residence in the Politics Department, Goldsmiths, London where he is a co-founder of the MA Art & Politics.

His work has been shown at Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea, Setouchi Triennale, Japan, Hon-gah Museum, Taipei, A+ Gallery, Berlin, Cell Project Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery project space, London, Modern Art Oxford and various other formal and informal spaces.
Reardon is Artist in Residence in the Politics Department, Goldsmiths, London where he is a co-founder of the MA Art & Politics.

His work has been shown at Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea, Setouchi Triennale, Japan, Hon-gah Museum, Taipei, A+ Gallery, Berlin, Cell Project Space, London, Whitechapel Gallery project space, London, Modern Art Oxford and various other formal and informal spaces.
Reardon is Artist in Residence in the Politics Department, Goldsmiths, London where he is a co-founder of the MA Art & Politics.

John Reardon 2012-2019 born in Ireland, lives in Berlin, works in London

Education

2005/08 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Goldsmiths College, Department of Politics, University of London
1999/05 PhD - part theory/part practice -Thesis title; The Uncontrollable Discourse or Why contemporary art has nothing in particular to do with democracy, Art Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1991/92 MFA, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland

Teaching

2018-19 Curated exhibition of work by students from Klasse Rosa Barba and Katrin von Maltzahn at tête Berlin & HFK Bremen. In collaboration with Bettina Buck and Martin Eberle, Bremen, Germany
2018 Croatia / Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts ALU and iDemo Institute for Democracy, Croatia
2017 London / Lewisham Virtual School, London, UK 2016 Beijing / Tsinghua Art school , China
2010 - Artist in Residence, founder and co-convenor MA Art & Politics course, Politics Department, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
2009 Klasse Ganahl, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany
2005-9 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths Art Department, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

Conferences / Talks

2019 Workshop Academy of Fine Arts / ALU, Zagreb, Croatia
2019 Memory Studies Conference, Madrid, Spain
2018 Social Art Summit, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2017 Walking tour (including Workshop and Roundtable discussion) of Haverfordwest, Wales
2017 Art of Dissonance, performative tour, SeMA, South Korea
2017 Urban Space & the Body University College Cork, Ireland
2014 LA Art Book Fair, Panel discussion, Los Angeles, USA
2013 Anti Academy John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK
2013 Invited to participate in seminar at Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2013 The Griffin Gallery, invited to host a discussion with artist David Mollin, London, UK
2012 Matadero Centre for Contemporary Creativity. Paper with Professor Michael Dutton, Madrid, Spain
2012 Talbot Rice Gallery, A Genuine Mystery. Inspiration and shared belief in collaborative art and educational contexts. Conference paper, Edinburgh, Scotland
2012 Museum of London, London riots, conference paper, London, UK

Exhibitions, Events & Publications

2019 Book, Selection of text work featured in forthcoming book WordPower: Language as Medium, edited by Sarah Peace and printed by Library X (Giveaway poster for UnMediated redesigned and reprinted for this), London, UK
2019 Aftercare - ongoing series of interventions, Berlin, Germany
2019 Exhibition of Chelsea Manning project, Haverfordwest, Wales to coincide with the submission of formal planning permission for installation of Monument for Chelsea Manning in Haverfordwest, Wales.
2019 Journal article, Conversation with Rosalyn Deutsche, New York. Published in Arts and International Affairs
2019 Book, Public Work collaborative book with Professor Michael Dutton and Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
2019 Installation of Chelsea Manning bronze cast, Conway Hall, Ethical Society, London, UK
2018 Exhibition of Chelsea Manning project, Welsh Assembly, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2018 Poster, Giveaway poster for UnMediated journal, London, UK
2018 Event Insomnia event / project space 310 New Cross Road, London, UK
2017 Exhibition, Delays Arranged with artist Bettina Buck, A+ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017 Event, Collaborative series of public events with artist Ma Yongfeng, Beijing, China
2017 Book, Growing Manual Volume II
2017 Chelsea Manning public sculpture, Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
2016 Exhibition, Korean Cultural Centre, Flat Flat Shiny Cat – installation of 7 pieces of site specific pieces of work, London, UK
2016 Exhibition, CAFAM Biennale, Beijing. Curator Xiaohui Guo, China
2016 Event, Insomnia event / Seoul HBC event and project space, Haebangchon, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Poster, Here Be posters, London and Berlin
2016 Exhibition, Korean Cultural Centre, London
2016 Exhibition, Micro City Lab, Seoul
2016 Exhibition, Setouchi Triennale, Japan
2016 Exhibition/ event, SeMA Nanji 9 Review: Experiment & Expression, Buk Seoul Museum of Art
2016 Exhibition The Twinkle World, Daegu EXCO, Daegu, South Korea
2016 Banner, Space CAN, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Exhibition, Flag Project, Nanji SeMA Residency and the Nanji Park, Seoul, South Korea
2015 Exhibition / performance The 4th Taiwan International Video Arts Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Exhibition, Amado Annual Exhibition Hidden Galaxy, Amado Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
2014 Exhibition / event, Performing Matter, Modern Art Oxford
2014 Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) The Growing Manual project, South Korea
2014 Performance, Warm-up, Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon, South Korea
2014 Exhibition at Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon, South Korea
2014 Event Invited to participate in LA Art Book Fair
2013 Growing Manual Volume I
2013 Book, PROSPECTUS, Verina Gfader & John Reardon,
2012 Exhibition, performance, Takeout Drawing, Seoul, Korea
2012 Event, Performing Matter, Cambridge Heath Road

Grants / Prizes

2019 Erasmus Mobility Grant
2017 Goldsmiths: Public Engagement Award
2016 Korea-England Research Grant / Collaboration with Wysing Arts Centre
2013 DAAD Senior Researcher Award (collaboration with ExRotaprint, Berlin)
2013 Korean Arts Council grant for development and publication of the Growing Manual
2012 Open Society Institute and British Council grant for workshops and publication
2012 Goldsmiths Learning and Enhancement Fellowship for interdisciplinary work