Maurice Carlin


Born Donegal, Rep. of Ireland.

Lives and works in Manchester, UK.



Self directed education with Islington Mill Art Academy, 2007 – ongoing


Solo Exhibitions

'Performance Publishing: Excelsior Works' , V22, London, 2015

'Performance Publishing: Regent Trading Estate', Manchester, 2013

'First...Next...Then...Finally...'  Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2013

'Self Publisher & Other Works', Banner Repeater, London 2011


Selected Group Exhibitions

‘Name it by Trying to Name it’, The Drawing Center, New York, 2015

‘PRESS ROOM’, Creative Time Summit, Venice Biennale, 2015

‘Assembling’, The Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London, 2015

'The Manchester Salon', Warrington Museum, Warrington, 2015

‘The Manchester Contemporary’, Old Granada Studios, Manchester 2015

'Temporary Custodians of...'  Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool 2014

'The Negligent Eye', The Bluecoat, Liverpool 2014

'Self Interruption', Jack Chiles Gallery, 481 Broadway, New York 2013

'The Nabokov Paper: An experiment in novel-reading', Shandy Hall, York 2013

'Blanco Blanco', La Escocesa, Barcelona 2012

'How to Stay Awake', Gijzelaarsstraat 12, Antwerp 2012

'Unfixed', Flat Time House (John Latham Archive), London 2011

'Other Forms of Life', (with Bik van der Pol), AND festival, Manchester 2010

'Beyond the Dustheaps', Dickens House Museum, London 2010

'Talkshow', ICA, (with Islington Mill Art Academy), London 2009

'The Agency of Words', Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Bury, 2009

'Moot Points', Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2008


Press and Publications

'It’s time to Liberate Arts Education', The Guardian, Dec 2015

'The Negligent Eye', publication distributed by Cornerhouse, 2014

'Mediating between publics', solo show review by Danielle Rago, Domus, October 2013

'The dust of the future', solo show review by Joanne McNeil, The State, September 2013

'Venice Biennale: 'national pavilions', review by Maurice Carlin, a-n News, July 2013

Solo show, Castlefield Gallery, review by Carol Huston, Frieze, Mar 2013

Solo show, Castlefield Gallery, preview by Robert Clark, Guardian Guide, Feb 2013

Solo show, Castlefield Gallery, review by Laura Yuile, a-n News, Feb 2013

'Trace Elements: The Work of Maurice Carlin', essay by Philip Auslander, Feb 2013

'Art and Activism', Issue 149, interview by Sam Thorne, Frieze, Sept 2012

'The Self Publisher', review by Alma Hipp, Arte Barcelona, Feb 2012

'The Agency of Words', review by David Briers, Art Monthly, Sept 2009

'Professionalisation in the Arts', interview by Dan Fox, Frieze, Mar 2009



Arts Council England Grants for the Arts (Temporary Custodians), Feb 2014

a-n Venice Biennale bursary, Apr 2013

Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Apr 2013

Arts Council England Artists' International Development Fund, Oct 2012

Arts Council England, Professional development, Havana Biennial, May 2012


Professional Experience

Co-director - Islington Mill Arts Club, 2008 – ongoing

Co-founder and participant - Islington Mill Art Academy, 2007 – ongoing

Co-director - Sounds from the Other City festival, 2005 – 2010

Co-director - Dead Digital music record label, 2000 – 2004

Musician in band, Pulby, 1996 – 2004



Over education at The Public School, New York, 24 Oct 2013

Institute for Provocation, Beijing, 6 Apr 2013

Chachara, Homesession, Barcelona, 9 Feb 2012

Black Lab, (with Islington Mill Art Academy), Leeds, 16 Feb 2009

Alias talk, SVA, Stroud, 22/23 Jan 2009

Critical Migrations: KS09 Herbst-Schule, Cumbria, 2 – 4 Oct 2008

Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 1 May 2008



V22, London, Sept 2015

Islington Mill Group Residency, Ibiza, May 2014

Flux Factory, New York, Oct 2013

HomeShop, Beijing, Mar-Apr 2013

La Escocesa, Barcelona, Feb 2012

Banner Repeater, London, Aug-Sept 2011

Midnight Coffee Preview, Antwerp, Dec 2010

Berlin Zeit filmmaking residency (with Terry Smith), Apr 2009

Merz Barn residency, Cumbria July 2008

Free Art School, Berlin, May 2008


Organised Events

Room 307, Royal Academy, London, 13th March, 2014

An Unguided Tour, performance event at Flux Factory, New York, 30th Oct 2013

Bookmobile project, Sideshow festival, Nottingham, 13th Nov 2010

Reading for Readings Sake, Spike Island, Bristol, 23rd Jan 2010

Paroles et Dessins, (with Parsons School of Art, Paris) 30th Nov 2009

Instructions for a Drawing Class (with Chloe Briggs), Mar/Apr 2009

Speakeasy, Wimbledon School of Art, 21st Jan 2009