Stephen Brandes Resumé
Born: 1966, Wolverhampton, UK, lives and works in Co Cork, Ireland. Education 1984 - 1985 Bournville College of Art, UK. 1985 - 1988 B.A., Bath Academy of Art, UK. 2000 - 2002 M.A., National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Solo Exhibitions 2022 “Schmerzbau: it’s not all just misery”, The Model, Sligo (with publication). “The Trotskys in Kilsheelan and other histories of unreliable origin”, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel. 2021 "La Place des Grands Abysses", Uillinn (West Cork Arts Centre), Skibbereen, Ireland. 2020 "La Place des Grands Abysses", Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. 2019 "No Soap Radio", Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin. 2017 "Parc du Souvenir", Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin. "Parc du Souvenir", Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork. 2016 "Parc du Souvenir", Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2015 "New Paintings", Rubicon Projects at Été78, Brussels, Belgium. 2014 ‘From the Last Travelogue of A. Sitzfleisch.’, Norwich Cathedral, commissioned for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival. ‘From the Last Travelogue of A. Sitzfleisch.’, Illuminations Gallery, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. 2013 "April 22nd - from the Last Travelogue of A. Sitzfleisch", Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin. 2012 
"From the Intercontinental", Contemporary Arts Centre, Kildare. 2010 
Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland. 
"Tumbleweed", Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 2009 
"A Grand Tour of the Invisible North", Galerie Robert Drees, Hanover, Germany. 
"The Perpendicular Memoirs of Albert Sitzfleisch.", Black Mariah, Cork, Ireland. 2008 
'Walpurgisnacht', Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. 2007 
‘Why Travel? Right Here is Fantastic’, ‘Rabid A’/Ardbia Gallery, Galway, Ireland. 2006 
‘Klutz Paradiso’, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. (with publication). 
‘Chutzparadiso’, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. 2005 
‘Travelogue’, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 2004 
‘Ways of Escape’, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Selected Group Exhibitions 2024 Barely Art Fair, Color Club, Chicago. 2023 “Other Worlds”, Crawford Gallery, Cork. “Radical Archaeologies”, Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork “Periodical Review – Maslow’s Hammer”, Pallas Projects, Dublin. 2020 “Winter Salon”, Laurent Delaye Gallery, Ramsgate, UK. 2019 ‘From the Mountain’, Wexford Arts Centre & Wexford County Hall, 2018 ‘The Expanded Field’, Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland. (As The Domestic Godless) ‘Café Abyss’, ANTI, Athens Biennale, 2018, Greece. (As The Domestic Godless) ‘Gruts Buffet’, Tulca Visual Arts Festival, Galway. (As The Domestic Godless) 2017 ‘This Is Not Architecture’, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda. ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’, Hotel Bageion, Athens Biennale, Greece. (As The Domestic Godless). 2016 "The Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins", Flat Time House, London, UK. 2015 "Compression", Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland. "Out There, Thataway!", Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. (Curated by Francis Halsall and Declan Long). "Reverse!Pugin", Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland. 2014 “From Safety to Where?”, Kunstvlaai 2014, Amstelpark, Amsterdam. "Phoenix Rising - Art and the Civic Imagination", Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin. 2013 "Undercover: A Dialect", VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland. 2012 "Into the Light . Arts Council- 60 Years of Supporting the Arts", Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland. 
"Last", Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. 
"48-Sheet" - A City-wide Billboard project: Birmingham, U.K. 
"The Hell-Fire Club": Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Askeaton, Ireland. 2011 
‘Stephen Brandes, Andrew Dodds, Sonia Shiels’, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland. 
‘Twenty’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. 
‘Wake Amusements’, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, USA. 
‘Subplots’, Galerie AllerArt, Bludenz, Austria 
‘Cutters’, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland. 
‘Cutters’, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany. 
‘Three Colours’, Solas Contemporary, Waterford, Ireland. 2010 
'Utopias/Dystopias', Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 
'What Happens Next is a Secret', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. (as 'The Domestic Godless', with Mick O'Shea and Irene Murphy) 2009 
'Into Irish Drawing': Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland; AkkuH, Hengelo, Netherlands. 2008 
‘economicthoughtprojects’, Ardbia Gallery, Berlin, Germany. (exhibition and 7" record launch with Canell/Watkins, Pil & Galia Kollectiv and others) 
'Everyday', The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Ireland (as The Domestic Godless, with Mick O'Shea and Irene Murphy) 
'Drawings', AMT Gallery, Milan, Italy. 2007 
‘Girl Power and Boyhood’, Stavanger Kulturhus, Norway. 
‘[C]artography – map making as an artform’, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland. 
‘Visual Fictions’, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland. 
'Your Position as Much as your Environment', Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo 
Art Forum, Berlin (with Rubicon Gallery) 
Pulse New York Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery) 
Pulse Miami Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery) 
Maco Mexico Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery) 2006 
‘Cross the Line’, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany. 
‘Girl Power and Boyhood’, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark. 
Arco Madrid Art Fair, Spain (with Rubicon Gallery) 
Pulse New York Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery) 
FIAC Paris France Art Fair (with Rubicon Gallery) 
Art Cologne Art Fair, Germany (with Rubicon Gallery) 
Pulse Miami Art Fair, USA (with Rubicon Gallery) 2005 
‘live’, Interim.Projekte, Frankfurt, Germany (with Nina Canell, Theresa Nanigian, Alex Rose). Curated by Rene Zechlin. 
Irish Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennale, Italy 
‘Vinyl’, Sullivan’s Quay Christian Brother’s School, Cork. 
(Curated by Simon Cutts and Coracle Press for Cork 2005 European City of Culture) 
‘Superbia 2’, Douglas, Cork. For Cork 2005 European City of Culture (S. Brandes Co-Curator) 
‘C2’, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork Happy Holiday, Rubicon Gallery Dublin 
EuroJet Futures ‘05, RHA Gallery, Dublin 
FIAC 2005 Art Fair, Paris France (with Rubicon Gallery) 
‘On Leaving and Arriving’, g39 contemporary artspace, Cardiff, Wales 2004 
‘Tir na nOg’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. 
‘The Retreat’, City Limits, Melbourne. 
‘ArtFutures’, Contemporary Art Society, City of London School, London. 
‘Drawn’, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. 
‘Something for over the Sofa’, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 
‘In-Between Space’, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork. 2003 
‘Necessary Journeys’, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. ‘Permaculture’, Project Art Centre, Dublin. 
‘The National Gallery’, Goethe Institute, Dublin. 
‘Pavilion’, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork. 
‘Superbia’, Ballymun, Dublin. (S. Brandes Co-Curator). 
‘Artists/Groups’, Project Art Centre, Dublin. (Inc cooking performance as The Domestic Godless with Mick O’Shea). 
‘Flix’, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 2002 
‘EuroJet Futures’, R.H.A. Gallery, Dublin. 
‘N.C.A.D. M.A. Show’, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin. 1999 
‘Drawing Thinking’, R.H.A. Gallery, Dublin. 1998 
‘EV+A’, Limerick 1997 
‘A Metaphor for Ireland’, Fuller Gallery, Boston University. 1996 
‘Art of the State - New work from the collection of the Office of Public Works, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork & tour. 1989 
‘16th John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Curatorial Projects 2014 ‘Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland’, Visual, Carlow. 2013 Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival visual arts programme. (Rhona Byrne, Caroline McCarthy, Brian Griffiths) 2011 ‘When Flanders Failed’, RHA Gallery, Dublin. (with Matt Packer) 2005 ‘Superbia 2’, Douglas, Cork. For Cork 2005 European City of Culture. 2002 ‘Superbia’, Ballymun, Dublin. Commissions 2007 The Tardis (a handmade book) - Cork City Council, Bishopstown Library, Cork. Collections The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Office of Public Works, The Arts Council, AIB Bank, Crawford Gallery Cork, Limerick City Gallery, The National Self-Portrait Collection, Limerick University © Stephen Brandes 2024