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the house of o'dwyer

Artist Curator Text

founded in 1999


Belsham St. Hackney London 


Working in a variety of media including film, performance, photography, painting, curating...


founded Dalston Ballet Company



founded  News of the World


founded At Home with the Ludskis



founded the Centre of Attention


the house of o'dwyer

is currently working on a variety of projects:




curation project

dance residency

film project


movement into music project










1997 - 2000   Central Saint Martins

1989 - 1992   Sussex University


Grants & Awards

2013 - ACE grant

1999 new contempories


Exhibitions & Performances



as Dalston Ballet - 


Hackney Showroom



  The Water Rats

  Vogue Fabrics



Chisenhale Dance

New Art Projects

AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Common Ground. Bareback Museum  ft. Dalston Ballet Co.


Art Athina, Platfrom Projects, c/o Lubomirov / Angus Hughes



Create - house of o'dwyer and Dalston Ballet Co.

March - Action Pulpeuse - Dalston Ballet Co.


Ritter Zamet - Dalston Ballet Company 

At Home with the Ludskis and Dalston Ballet Company at

Supernormal Fest


At Home with the Ludskis: Edition 11-13: Dissident Edition (ed.13). Wysing Edition (no. 12) @ Wysing Art Centre Twisted Sister Edition (No. 11)


2013 - At home with the Ludskis: Edition 7 -10: Romantic Malady (ed. 10). Voyage and Return (ed. 9). HippyStan (ed. 8). Midnight Mass (ed. 7)


2012 - At Home with the Ludskis Edition 3 -6: Meat Poppet Masquerade (ed. 6). Burning Gran Festival (ed. 5). May Parade (ed. 4). Winter garden (ed. 3)


2011 - Autumn Equinox (ed. 2). Housewarming (ed. 1) MAC Birmingham: 


ANTICURATE curated by Trevor Pitt


AS Curator: News of the World: @NOTWgallery Curators Studio open to the public:


2013 / Oct - Nov: Propositions for principles of art philosophy in practice a production phenomenon. June - Aug: Stefan Hoderlein: A walk in the park
March - May: Intensive Care or Why so Urgent: Group show
Jan – Feb: ‘serial attempts’ curated by Christine Eyene


2012 / Oct – Dec: Herman Makinki
Aug - Oct: Jeu de Marseille exhibition/performance
June - Sept: Inaugural show: Angel Vegara - Diptych: Berlusconi Pasolini

The Centre of Attention: Curations, Exhibitions & Works as:


As The Centre of  Attention

2014 - Goldsmiths College London. Performance / talk: Pose Plastique and other gestures.

2013 | ‘Copywrong’ Essay in INTERARTIVE magazine

2012 | Winnebago - (performance/work) at Mad Energy E2 London
Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna). Copy Wrong - (film / performance / talk ) for Reality Manifestos or can dialectics break bricks?


2011 | Pavilion of Post-Contemporary Curating (screening) ‘At Home with the Ludskis’ London Superclub (Edinburgh): Gemeinschaft Sculptures
ArtsAdmin: Pose Plastique (talk/performance)
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Residency July-Sept


2010 | The Quad Derby UK - Press Conference The Pavilion of Post-Contemporary Curating, a semi staged total artwork (talk / performance / screening)

Momento Difícil a programme of moving image art curated by the Centre of Attention for ResoVision, Resonance104.4fm's four-day television channel live from Frieze art fair with: Camille Henrot, David Critchley, Adam Chodzko, Damien Roach, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Markus Vater, Virginie Yassef, House of O’Dwyer, Richard La Rue, and Thomson and Craighead


Manifesta. Murcia, Spain: Pose Plastique Centro Parraga

the pavilion of post contemporary curating: a semi-staged total art work Project Call; Screening at Wirksworth Festival.


2009 | Milton Keynes Gallery: Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft


Cornerhouse Manchester Screening & exhibition: Action Diana A.N.D festival.


FACT Liverpool (performance and screening)


Free Art Fair Barbican, London


Mount Stuart. Isle of Bute, Scotland (performance / screening) Action Diana.


Cabaret Voltaire. Zurich. Screening of The Centre of Attention Magazine.


Liverpool John Moores University. Curated by John Byrne. Action Diana. FACT (Liverpool) residency. Curated by Kate Taylor.


Recontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid Museum Reina Sofia curated by Nathalie Henon and Jean-Francois Rettig
True Riches Live art for the ICA. Curated by Tim Etchells and Ant Hampton. Performance / talk


2008 | Outpost for Contemporary Art (Los Angeles) Architectures of Survival curated by Komplot.

Brut Kunstlerhaus, (Vienna) Kingdom of Darkness curated by Thomas Frank
Free Art Fair. London
Le Plateau. Paris. L’Argent Curated by Caroline Bourgeois and Elizabeth Lebovici.

Nuans at New talents in Cologne Theme for the Centre of Attention
Brut Wien Konzerthaus Vienna. Curated by Thomas Frank Pose Plastique
Ard Bia Berlin Production meeting 3 (Berlin)
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (Stockholm) Resilience Curated by Peter Hagdahl
Mejan Labs Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
Cafe Gallery Projects. Things that go bump in the night (London) Curated by Clare Goodwin & Liz Murray

Breaking Ground exhibition Art in the life world (Dublin) curated by Aisling Prior
project(or) Art Rotterdam double entry performance installation.


2007 | Bezdomny Gothenburg Sweden Production Meeting 2 Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland Aggression
Wolstenholme Projects Liverpool The oubliettes of Wolstenholme CCA Glasgow Intermedia Production Meeting

CCA Glasgow, Les Abattoirs Toulouse, The Centre of Attention Magazine no.4 Publish and be Damned Fair London The Centre of Attention Magazine 4 Capital Art Projects Birmingham. Winnebago,
nuans Gallery Düsseldorf. Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft

Guy Hilton Gallery London So Sad 



Istanbul Modern Turkey

Citymine(d) London 

Water Sartorial London UK

Everything Must Go VTO London UK

Kaleidoscope Whitechapel Art Gallery London UK



Lovely Shanghi Music…

Imagine a World… Amnesty International London UK

Pilot: 2 London

Jumoku no Eishaya  Toyota museum Tokyo

Venice Biennale Always a little further curated by Rosa Martinez

Take 291 London

Aspex Gallery Portsmouth Artificial Life 

Tate Liverpool  Assume Astro Vivid Focus



Dalston Underground London

Standpoint Gallery London. Inhibition

Floating ip Manchester. Do Something

Centre of Attention London. Masks and Microphones Solo show 

ibid gallery London                 

network book for urban p/arts published by Citymined London

Parking & Atbin Galley Tehran Depression



Transition London.  Arty-tecture

Wiebke Morgan London. Solo show

Studio Voltaire London. Don’t you forget about me

Rivington Gallery London. Living with art: Roger Evans 



Dalston Underground Group show

Arty Magazine art reviews published  Beauty’s where you find it Group Show

Free Gallery Glasgow. Majority Rules Group show

Window Gallery London. Best of Viva…

Prenelle Gallery London. Group show

Deptford X. London. Group show

Hoxton Jubilee  London. Group show

The Green Room London. Screening

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien  Berlin. Group Show



Artsway Dorset. Animal group show

Galapagos Gallery. New York. Screening Centre of Attention Magazine No. 2

PHOTOMONTH 2001 London. Group show

Leeds International Film Festival Evolution group show

Gallery Voltaire London. everyoneisanartist group show

V.T.O Gallery London  Record Collection. Group show 

 The Lux London Pandaemonium Biennial Festival of Moving Images



5th British Telecom Contemporary Art Show London group show

Stuff Gallery London Group Show

The Centre of Attention Magazine No. 1 Curated video art Magazine. Incl. Fiona Banner and Franco B 

291 Gallery London. Film Screening @



The Centre of Attention Tomorrow Belongs to me London Solo show

Degenerate Art  The Bean. London  Solo show



Bloomsbury Theatre London. Bizzart  performance with Natalie Gasdoué. 

Exploding Cinema London. Screening



Dazed and Confused London. Still photography featured

Volcano Film Festival London. Film screening

Tinsel and Glitter Present [SIC] @ Candid Cafe Curated performance and screening.

Tinsel and Glitter Present [SIC] @  King’s Head Curated performance and screening.

Psychopoetica; Presence Poetry published 

Exploding Cinema Brighton. Screening




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