John Reardon was born in 1968 in Cork City, and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee and Goldsmiths London, where he is artist in residence in the Politics Department. He lives in Berlin.

Reardon is a sculptor. His work explores how art is made public, and how a public is constituted through art. It is site specific through its engagement with questions of structure and infrastructure that frame, organise, regulate and contain things, and where things start and stop. His work takes the form of object, installation, performance, event and publication. Over the years, Reardon has worked with institutions, galleries, artists, curators, groups, communities and civic authorities.

Exhibitions, events & publications (2012-2021)

2021 Exhibition, Museo en residencia, Southwark Cathedral, London, UK

2020 Publication, launch, limited edition book Don’t Won’t Can’t, Berlin, Germany

2020 Installation, launch, Unterschafen public art project, Berlin, Germany

2020 Event, Art360, co-curated workshop ‘Where does work start and stop?’, London, UK

2020 Exhibition, Chelsea Manning project, Haverfordwest, Wales, UK

2019 Performance, event, Venice Biennale, Italy

2019 Publication, conversation with Rosalyn Deutsche (Arts and International Affairs), New York, USA

2019 Installation, Chelsea Manning bronze cast, Conway Hall, Ethical Society, London, UK

2018 Exhibition, Chelsea Manning project, Welsh Assembly, Cardiff, Wales, UK

2018 Publication, giveaway poster for UnMediated magazine on the theme of disruption, London, UK

2018 Event, Insomnia event / project space 310 New Cross Road, London, UK

2017 Exhibition, Delays Arranged A+ Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017 Performance, installation of TWOC, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), UK

2016 Exhibition, Korean Cultural Centre, Flat Flat Shiny Cat, London, UK

2016 Event, HBC event and project space, Haebangchon, Seoul, South Korea

2016 Exhibition, Micro City Lab, Seoul, South Korea

2016 Exhibition, Setouchi Triennale, Japan

2016 Exhibition, event, Experiment & Expression, Buk Seoul Museum of Art

2016 Exhibition The Twinkle World, Daegu EXCO, Daegu, South Korea

2016 Installation, 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 Exhibition Hidden Galaxy, Amado Art Space, Seoul, South Korea

2014 Exhibition, event, Performing Matter, Modern Art Oxford, UK

2014 Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) The Growing Manual project, South Korea

2014 Performance, Warm-up, Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon, South Korea

2014 Event, LA Art Book Fair to launch and discuss PROSPECTUS, USA

2013 Publication, Growing Manual Volume I, Seoul, South Korea

2012 Exhibition, performance, Takeout Drawing, Seoul, South Korea

2012 Event, Performing Matter, Cambridge Heath Road, London, UK

2012 Publication, ch-ch-ch-changes: Artists Talk About Teaching (published 2009 with Ridinghouse / reprinted 2012), London, UK

Conferences / talks

2020 Conference Experiential Design – Emergency Pedagogy / Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments, Florida, USA

2019 Workshop Academy of Fine Arts / ALU, Zagreb, Croatia

2019 Memory Studies Conference. Monument for Chelsea Manning, Madrid, Spain

2018 Social Art Summit, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK

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

2012 Talbot Rice Gallery, A Genuine Mystery. Inspiration and shared belief in collaborative art and educational contexts. Conference paper, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2012 Museum of London, London riots, conference paper, London, UK

Grants / prizes

2020 Goldsmiths: Public Engagement Award

2017 Goldsmiths: Public Engagement Award

2016 Korea-UK Research Grant

2013 DAAD Senior Researcher Award

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

John Reardon