Paul Rowley

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Brooklyn based Irish artist and filmmaker Paul Rowley currently works primarily with film, video and sound, exhibiting his 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 KunstFilm Biennial in Cologne, FricciÛn, 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. Paul often works in collaboration with Memphis born artist David Phillips, with whom he was awarded the Glen Dimplex Artists' Award, the Irish Museum of Modern Art's annual contemporary art prize in 2000. 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. They are currently working on a public art piece together for LAX airport to be opened in 2008. 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. Paul recently won the Irish American Arts Awards, in both the under 35 category and the overall prize. He was awarded a residency at the Experimental Television Center in New York in 2005, which led to a grant from NYCSA, the New York State Council for the Arts. He is currently finishing this feature length experimental documentary shot in the former Butlin's holiday camp at Mosney, which is now used as a holding center for asylum seekers. PORTFOLIO: