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Sarah Duffy (b.1986) lives and works in London. Duffy graduated in 2013 with an 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; Solo performance Enjoy The Silence at The Camden Arts Centre, London; The Ol' Switcheroo at Jupiter Woods, London; The Frequency of Magic at out_sight Gallery, Seoul; and Nothing is, Everything Just Has Been Or Will Be at The Korean Cultural Centre, London and Berlin. In 2020, Duffy joined the 5 year Live/work Programme at the Acme Fire Station in London, UK. Other international and national residency programmes include: The Seoul Museum of Art in 2018; A Triangle Network/ Gasworks International Fellowship at Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Colombia in 2019; Artlink, Fort Dunree in Donegal, Ireland in 2021; and a fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf in Brandenburg, Germany in 2022. In 2023, Duffy was AIR at ICST at Zurich University of the Arts where she continued her ongoing work in spatial sound. In November 2023, Duffy returned to Zurich for the first public iteration of her ongoing immersive sound project ' The Harvard Sentences', which was performed for an audience on a 28-speaker array in Concert Hall 1at ZHDK.




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


BA Hons Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK


Selected solo shows and performances  


The Harvard Sentences: AIR Showcase - Zurich University of the Arts, Concert Hall 1, Zurich, Switzerland


Seven Days: online exhibition – CCA Derry ~ London Derry, Ireland


The House Always Wins - Fort Dunree, Inishowen, Ireland


Receptor - Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia


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


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


Breathless - Acme Project Space, London   


Selected group exhibitions and events  



Cill Ard publication launch – Artlink, Donegal, Ireland

Sommerfest - Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany

What Art Can Do - C *Space, Berlin, Germany

The Aside – Jägerschere Gallery, Brandenburg, Germany


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


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.


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


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

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 - 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



ICST, Zurich University of the Arts: A two-week Artist residency exploring spatial sound synthesis


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

The Clare Thornton Memorial Residency: A one-month residency at 37 Looe Street in Plymouth, UK

ZU-UK Drift: An intensive one week performance residency with Live Art company, ZU-UK in London, UK


Developing Your Creative Practice Award: Arts Council England

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


ACME Fire station live/work Residency 2020-2025


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


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


Claremorris Open, Selected by Tom Morton as a prize winner

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


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.


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



Visiting Lecturer on BA Fine Art at The University of Plymouth


Visiting Lecturer on BA Fine Art 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

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