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Creative Lab Residency
Alan Butler

Mon 25 November — Fri 20 December 2019

Alan Butler's work explores material and philosophical ideas about how imagery and meaning function in technologically mediated realities. His subject often ties together the cultural dogma that underpins visual languages, with algorithmic modes of being in western capitalist societies. For the CCA Creative Lab residency, Alan will be researching the ecological effects of virtual street litter inside video game worlds.

Educated at LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2009). and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2004), Alan is a member of the collective ANNEX who will represent Ireland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020. He has lectured in contemporary digital art practice at the National College of Art and Deisgn, Dublin; Brunel University London; University of Akron, Ohio; among many others.

Recent activities include solo exhibitions The Need To Argue In The Master’s Language, Visual Carlow, Ireland (2018); Down and Out in Los Santos, Malmö Fotobiennal, Sweden (2017); HELIOSYNTH, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2017); We Were Promised Anarchy, But What We Got Was Chaos, Solstice Art Centre, Ireland (2015); and group exhibitions Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art, The Akron Art Museum (2019); Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK (2019), Weird Capitalism, Transfer, New York (2018); Back to the Future, C/O Berlin (2018); SITUATIONS/Posthuman, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2018); States of Play: Roleplay Reality, FACT, Liverpool, England (2018); As Above, So Below, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2017); Les Rencontres d'Arles, France (2017).