Solo Exhibitions

2016     Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge (Sep/Nov)
              KATHLEEN, Central Library, Derry
2013     AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton
              Susan MacWilliam VIDEO WORKS, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Northampton
2012     F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, Open Space, Victoria, BC
2010     F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, Aceart inc., Winnipeg
              Susan MacWilliam, Conner Contemporary, Washington DC
              F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
              F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N, NCAD Gallery, Dublin
2009     Remote Viewing, 53rd Venice Biennale 2009, Solo exhibition representing Northern Ireland
              13 Roland Gardens, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2008     Eileen, Gimpel Fils, London
              Double Vision, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York
2006     Dermo Optics, Likovni Salon, Celje, Slovenia
2004     Headbox, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2002     On The Eye, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
2001     Susan MacWilliam, Gallery 1, Cornerhouse, Manchester
2000     The Persistence of Vision, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
1999     Experiment M, Context Gallery, Derry
              Faint, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast
1997     Curtains, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
1995     Liptych II, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Group Exhibitions (selected since 1999) 

2016     Swedenborg Film Festival, Swedenborg Hall, London
2015     Vanishing Futures: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, Golden Thread, Gallery, Belfast
              Official Selection, BlowUp Film Festival, Chicago
              IndieCork Film Festival, Gate Cinema, Cork
              Psychic Lighthouse, The Model, Sligo
              The Girl With The Sun In Her Head, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
              A Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth of The Beast, A Palazzo, Brescia
              Chimera, The Agency, London
2014     Juvenilia, The Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast
              Foundation14, Tullamore, Offaly
              Welcome To The Neighbourhood, Askeaton, Limerick
              Voices Travel, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2013     The Air of Songs, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia
              It’s Only A State of Mind, Kunstverein Heidelberg      
              Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art Catalyst Arts, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
              Things In Translation, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
              It’s Only A State of Mind, NGBK, Berlin
              CINESONIKA 3 – International Film & Video Festival, Nerve Centre, Derry
2012     Portobello Film Festival, International Features, London
              WUNDER, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
              Cutting A Door, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
              Interplanetary Revolution, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2011     Afterlife, Tot Zover, Funeral Museum, Cemetery De Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam
              WUNDER, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
              We Make Versions, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
              The Edge of Reason, Kino Kino, Sandnes, Norway
2010     Dig Down In Time, Man & Eve, London
              8th International Photo-Triennial, Villa Merkel, Esslingen
              To Believe, La MaMa La Galeria, New York      
              Not Necessarily In That Order, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
              Ireland Northern Ireland, Works from the Venice Biennale, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
              A View From Napolean’s Nose, Kao Yuan Arts Centre, Taiwan
2009     The Object of Attack, David Roberts Foundation, London
              Time is a Sausage, Domobaal, London         
              6th Burren Annual, Burren College of Art Gallery, Burren, Galway
              Feel The Force, Café Gallery Projects, London
              We Know More Than We Can Tell, Context Gallery, Derry
2008     Trickery and Illusion in Cinema, Tatton Park Biennial, Manchester
              Drawing a Line: A Contemporary Survey of Northern Irish Art, Art Museum of Heilongjiang Daily, China
2007     Seeing is Believing, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
              The Fall Season, Jack The Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
              Rigor Mort, Basement Gallery, Dundalk and Castle Ellen House, Galway
              Synesthesia Sat, Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, Birr, Co.Offally
              New Art from Northern Ireland, The Katzen Arts Centre at American University, Washington, DC, USA
2006     Flash on The Screen, Basekamp Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
              A Dark Noise, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
              EV+A 2006, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
              Smoke and Mirrors, Mac, Birmingham                       
2005     To Be Continued…/Jatkuu…, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki, Finland
              Red White Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
2004     Thinking of Ideas, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
              Inter, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
              Eye Test, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, London
2003     Think Over, Rialto Santambrogio, Rome
              Perspective 03, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
              House of Science, Kino Central, Berlin
              Afterlife, Chapter Arts, Cardiff
              Afterlife , Guildhall, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2002     Crawford Open 3, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
              From Dusk to Dawn, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Maritime Greenwich, London
              Appropriation, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2001     It’s All Over, Again, Proposition Gallery, Belfast
              Crawford Open 2, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
              Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co.Mayo
              EV+A 2001, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
2000     The Notice Day in This Factory is Thursday, Consortium, Amsterdam
              Clockwork 2000, Clocktower, Broadway, New York
1999     Glen Dimplex Artist’s Award 1999, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Public Presentations/Talks (selected) 

2014     Susan MacWilliam in Conversation with Camilla Brown, QUAD, Derby
2013     NGBK, Berlin
2012     Orion Lecture Series, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, BC
              Persistent Personalities Round Table Discussion, Open Space, Victoria, BC
              ‘Magic’ Visiting Lecturer Series, Leeds Metropolitan University School of Fine Art
2011     Rare Books, Manuscripts and Special Collections Library, Duke University, Durham, NC
2010     University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections, Winnipeg
              Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
2009     Materialising Worlds – Make, Place and Splice, Susan MacWilliam Masterclass, Fire Station Studios Dublin
              Spiritualism and Technology in Historical and Contemporary Contexts, University of Westminster, London
              Something in The Air, Discussion - Photographers' Gallery, London, Dec

Publications/Reviews (selected) 

2015     ‘Psychic Lighthouse’, Paper Visual Arts Journal, Blueprint, John Graham
2014     ‘AN ANSWER IS EXPECTED’, Photomonitor, November, Camilla Brown
              Art and Architecture of Ireland, Vol. V: Twentieth Century, Yale University Press, Catherine Marshall and Peter Murray
              KATHLEEN, Slavka Sverakova, Wordpress, Mar 16
              ‘Things in Translation’, Paper Visual Arts Journal, Feb 17, Niamh Dunphy
              Mindfield, The Bulletin of The Parapsychological Association, Eileen Coly Issue, Vol. 6 Issue 1
2013     The Machine and the Ghost, Manchester University Press, Ed by Sas Mays & Neil Matheson
              It Is Only A State Of Mind, NGBK, Berlin
2012     ‘Paranormal Research Becomes Art’, Monday Mag, Victoria, BC, Sep 26
2011     ‘Supernormal Travels’, NCartblog, Aug 15, Dave Delcambre
              ‘To be - to see - to be seen’, James Merrigan's essay on Susan MacWilliam's ‘F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N’
2010     ‘Susan MacWilliam’, Ciel Variable No. 87, Art Photo Medias Culture, Pierre Rannou, p77
              ‘Susan MacWilliam A 21st Century Medium’, The Manitoban, Vol. 28, No. 11, Oct, Guillerme Booth, p23
2009     ‘Northern Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale’, CIRCA, Issue 129, Autumn, Cecilia Canziani, pgs 98-101
              ‘Three of The Best – Venice Biennale Monographs’, Art World, Issue 11, June/July, p109
              ‘Spirit Level’, British Journal of Photography, Vol. 156, No. 7738, Diane Smyth, pgs 16-19
              ‘F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N’, 8 Magazine, The Photography Biannual, Issue 25, Spring 2009, pgs 114-115
              ‘Susan MacWilliam’, Cura Art Magazine, Issue 01, Biennale Special, Sarah McAvera, pgs 76-80
              ‘Future Greats’, Art Review, Issue 30, Mar, Brian Dillon
2008     ‘Susan MacWilliam, Eileen, Gimpel Fils, London’, CIRCA Issue 125, pgs 86-87, Riann Coulter
              ‘Susan MacWilliam, Double Image’, ArtForum, Summer 2008, p443, Michael Wilson
              ‘Shaky Ground’, Garageland, London, Supernatural Issue, Issue 6, pgs 45 – 51 Cathy Lomax
2007     ‘Photography and the Unreal’, Time Out, London, Dec 10, Helen Sumpter
              ‘The Spirit of Enquiry’, The Independent, London, Nov 14, Charlotte Cripps
              ‘Belfast: Four Video Artists Exploring Consciousness’, Terminal, Tel Aviv, pgs 40-41, Slavka Sverakova
2006     ‘An Outsider in her Native Town’, CIRCA Issue 118, pgs 48-54, Noel Kelly
              ‘A Dark Noise’, Artists Newsletter, December, p9, Slavka Sverakova
2005     Dialogues: Women Artists from Ireland, pgs 115-126, ed. Katy Deepwell and I.B. Tauris
2004     ‘Headbox’, Art Monthly, No. 280, Oct, p34, Niamh Ann Kelly
              ‘Headbox’, Irish Times, Sep 15, Aidan Dunne
2003     ‘Women and cities: artworks from Belfast’, The Cities of Belfast, pgs 227-232, Suzanna Chan
              ‘Perspective 2003’, Irish Times, Oct 10, Aidan Dunne
2002     ‘EV+A’, Art Monthly, May, pgs 41-44, Daniel Jewesbury
              ‘Controlled Explosion’, Sunday Times, Culture, May 5, pgs 16-17, Medb Ruane
2001     ‘Tripp/Kearney/MacWilliam’, The Guardian Unlimited, Oct 15, Robert Clark
              ‘EV+A 2001 Expanded’, Art Monthly, May, pgs 41-44, Niamh Anne Kelly
2000     ‘Ghostly Video Work’, Irish Connections, New York, Autumn, Elizabeth Martin
              ‘The Persistence of Vision’, NYarts Magazine, July-Aug, Steph Pasquini
              ‘A Condensed International Melange’, The New York Times, May 26, Holland Cotter
              ‘The Notice Day in This Factory is Thursday’, CIRCA, Summer, Phil Collins
1999     ‘Transgressive Events’, CIRCA, Autumn, No. 89, pgs 34-38, Eoghan McTigue
              ‘Dominant Style/Variant Practices’, Source, No. 20, J.Carville
              Glen Dimplex Artists Awards, Art Monthly, July-Aug, Cherry Smyth
              ‘Between Darkness and Light’, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23, June, pgs 36-41, Clare Doherty
1998     ‘Review of EV+A ‘98’, Variant, Spring ‘99, pgs 20-21, Orla Ryan
1997     ‘Curtains’, CIRCA, Autumn 1997, No. 81, pgs 52-53, Mick Wilson
              ‘Curtains’, Art Monthly, No. 208, July/Aug, pgs 31-32, Mark Orange
              ‘Curtains’, Irish Times, May 26, Luke Clancy


2015     Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris
2014     Welcome To The Neighbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick
2011     Rhine Research Center and Parapsychology Laboratory Collection, Duke University, Durham, NC
2008     University of Manitoba Archives and aceartinc Gallery, Winnipeg
2007     Parapsychology Foundation, Greenport, New York
2006     Zavod Celeia Centre for Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia
2001     Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Trinidad
99/00    PS1 International Studio Programme, New York
1998     Artists’ Work Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Publications/Reviews (selected) 

2012     Derry~Londonderry City of Culture, Artist Commission, Derry
2010     Self Arranged Residency Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2006     Visual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2004     Commissions Award, The Arts Council
2003     Perspective 03 Award, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Curator Enrique Juncusa
              Visual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2002     Visual Arts Award, The Arts Council
2001     Major Individual Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2000     Visual Arts Award, The Arts Council
1999     Award, EV+A ’99, Curator: Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
              Visual Arts Bursary, The Arts Council
              Glen Dimplex Artist’s Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin