Sarah Duffy (b.1986) lives and works in the UK. Duffy graduated in 2013 with a MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London; after which she became the inaugural recipient of The Acme Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award. Projects and exhibitions include: Solo Performance Om3am x Sarah Duffy hosted by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Jos Bitelli and Felix Melia; Mount Florida Screenings at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art; A Faraway Rendez-vous at SixtyEight Art Institute as part of Copenhagen Art Week; Artists Behind Bars at Matt’s Gallery; Solo performance Enjoy The Silence at The Camden Arts Centre; The Ol' Switcheroo at Jupiter Woods, alongside Sophie Jung and Rebecca Lennon and The Frequency of Magic at out_sight Gallery, Seoul. Duffy has participated in several international residency programs including, The Arnis Residency, Germany; Terra Firma at Chateau de Bosmelet, Normandy and a 3-month residency in South Korea as part of The Seoul Museum of Art’s international residency program. From September to November 2019, Duffy was in residence at Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Colombia as part of The Triangle Network’s and Gasworks International Fellowship programme. In 2020 Duffy joined the 5-year Acme Fire Station live/work programme in London. In 2022 Duffy will take part in a 3-month residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf in Brandenburg, Germany.

Education   

  

2013   

MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

2009    

BA Hons Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK

  

Selected solo shows and performances  

2021

The House Always Wins - Fort Dunree, Inishowen, Ireland

2019

Receptor - Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia

2016  

Om3am: Om3am x Sarah Duffy hosted by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Josh Bitelli and Felix Melia - Greenwich foot tunnel, London

2015  

Sarah Duffy: Performance: Enjoy The Silence - The Camden Arts Centre, London 

2014

Come On In - Circus, London  

Breathless - Acme Project Space, London   

 

Selected group exhibitions and events  

 

​2021

Nothing is, Everything just has been or will be - Gallery damdam, Berlin

Nothing is, Everything just has been or will be – Korean Cultural Centre, London

2020

Triangle Network commission for social media collaboration with Ivan Tovar

Transmissions - Episode Two hosted by Sophie Jung as part of an online screening program supported by Somerset House.

2019

Between Aeaea and The Rocks of Scylla - The Horse Hospital, London

The Frequency of Magic - out-sight Gallery, Seoul

You Are Good - toured to Kunstraum, London; The Tetley, Leeds; Humber Street Gallery, Hull; Islington Mill, Salford

2018

The Name Without An Owner, The Sound Of My Call - seMA Nanji Hall, Seoul

Entangle - Phoenix Arts Centre, Brighton

Solo Performance at Diep Haven Festival - Chateau Bosmelet, Normandy

The Ol' Switcheroo - Jupiter Woods, London

2017 

Infinite Diegesis - Gossamer Fog, London

Claremorris Open - Claremorris, Ireland

Arnis Residency 2017 Urban Hinterland  - Various locations in Arnis, Germany

Mount Florida Screenings 08 - Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

48-hour Film Screening - Almanac, London

2016  

Liberties - The Exchange, Penzance

A Faraway Rendez-vous - SixtyEight Art Institute, as part of Copenhagen Art Week, Copenhagen

Artists Behind Bars - Matt's Gallery, London

Hello You - TAP, Southend-on-sea

2015  

Experimentica Festival - Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

Liberties - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London  

2014   

Sub-Cell: A View From Below - The Old Police Cells Museum, Brighton  

Paperwork Magazine Launch - Spike Island, Bristol

Honeymoon In Pickle Paradise – Emalin at The Landmark Hotel, London 

Space of No Exception - Sokol, Moscow   

Screening at Muzeon Park - IV Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow  

Here, The Other Side - APT gallery, London  

 

Residencies and Awards

 

2022

Schloss Wiepersdorf Fellowship: A three-month Fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation in Brandenburg, Germany

2021

Developing Your Creative Practice Award: Arts Council England

Artlink residency: A one-month residency at Fort Dunree in County Donegal, Ireland

2020

ACME Fire station live/work Residency 2020-2025

2019

Gasworks/Triangle Network International 8-week Fellowship at Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Colombia

Jerwood Arts bursary to fund place on ‘Field Recording and Soundscape Composition’ course at Goldsmiths College, Uol

2018

seMA Nanji residency program, a three-month autumn/winter residency in Seoul, South Korea with The Seoul Museum of Art.

Diep~Haven Festival 2018: Terra Firma. One-week residency culminating in a public performance at Château de Bosmelet, Normandy

2017

Claremorris Open, Selected by Tom Morton as a prize winner

Arnis Residency, A ten-day residency in Arnis, Germany with ramoslübbert

2013-2014

One-year residency at Acme Studios, Copperfield road, as a result of winning the Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award. The residency included a studio, a bursary, a solo show and a mentorship program.

2013-2014

Two-week residency in Russia on an exchange programme with the ICA Moscow. This resulted in two group exhibitions the following year.

  

Teaching and workshops

 

2020

Visiting lecturer on BA Fine Art at Farnham, University of Creative Arts

​2019

Visiting Lecturer and MFA Fine Art Workshop leader at Nottingham Trent

2018

Visiting Tutor at Ewha Womans University, Seoul

2017

Serpentine Family Weekend: Lung Songs workshop with Jenny Moore at Serpentine Gallery, London