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 will be in residence with Artlink at Fort Dunree in County Donegal, Ireland.




MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London  


BA Hons Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham  



Selected solo shows and performances  


Sarah Duffy Performance - Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia


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


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


Come On In - Circus, London  

Breathless - Acme Project Space, London   


The Other Interior - Commission awarded by Sideshow2010, the official fringe to ‘The British Art Show 7’ in Nottingham  



Selected group exhibitions and events  


Between Aeaea and the rocks of Scylla – The Horse Hospital, London

The Frequency of Magic - Outsight Gallery, Seoul

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


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


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

Mount Florida Screenings 08 - Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow

48-hour Film Screening - Almanac, London


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


Experimentica Festival - Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

Liberties - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London  


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

Paperwork Magazine Launch - Jupiter Woods, London  

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  

Delve – RCA Curating Contemporary Art MFA interim show, Acme Project Space, London 


Pact - Studio 1:1, London   

Performer for Jack Strange at Open File - Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes 2010   


Satellite - Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham   


Residencies and Awards


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


Triangle Network International: An eight-week Fellowship at Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Colombia

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


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: A one-week residency culminating in a public performance at Château de Bosmelet, Normandy


Claremorris Open: Selected by Tom Morton as a main prize winner

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


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


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


Traversing Territories: a ten-day exchange to Musashino University in Tokyo.


Published writing


COME ON IN - Paperwork Magazine Issue two: Act Natural

Surplus Matter - As part of 'Here, The Other Side' at APT Gallery


Teaching and workshops



Visiting Lecturer at Farnham, University of Creative Arts


Visiting Lecturer and MFA Fine Art Workshop leader at Nottingham Trent


Visiting Tutor at Ewha Womans University, Seoul


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


Visiting Tutor for Nottingham Trent University Fine Art BA course – Nottingham Trent