David Phillips (US) and Paul Rowley (Irl)

David Phillips and Paul Rowley

Dublin born Paul Rowley and Memphis born David Phillips currently work primarily with film, video and sound, exhibiting their work in galleries, museums and festival screenings.
Some recent exhibitions include Re:mote at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, Your chance to live at 300m3 in Gothenburg, the Kunst Film Biennial in Cologne, Fricción, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, Videonale at the Bonn Kunst Museum, and Bambi at the ICA in Philadelphia. Recent festival screenings include the Impakt festival in Holland, and retrospectives at the Darklight Digital Festival in Dublin and Prog:ME, the Rio de Janeiro Festival of Media Arts. Their exhibition Intrusion was at Bischoff/Weiss Gallery in London in July.

In 2000 they were awarded the Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award, the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s annual contemporary art prize and seen as the Irish equivalent of the Turner Prize. Their short video Suspension was awarded a Golden Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival and they were the recipients of the New Langton Arts Award for video. Paul recently won the Irish American Arts Awards, in both the under 35 category and the overall prize.

Paul was artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida with Gillian Wearing, and has received many awards from the Irish Arts Council for his work since 1997. He was a fellow at the Macdowell Artist Colony in New Hampshire, and recently to traveled to Italy to work on a new series of videos at the Bogliasco Foundation. He was awarded a residency at the Experimental television Center in New York in 2005, which recently led to a grant from NYCSA, the New York State Council for the Arts.

Paul and David have just completed a collection of films to accompany a live performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, premiered at The Stone in New York this July in collaboration with pianist Emily Manzo. Paul is currently finishing a feature length documentary shot in the former Butlin’s holiday camp at Mosney, which is now used as a holding center for asylum seekers. They are also currently shortlisted to produce a new multi-screen video work for LAX airport in Los Angeles, to be announced in 2007.

David Phillips and Paul Rowley video “Compensate” participates in

  • VideoChannel
  • Selection I curated by Agricola de Cologne