Alan Magee was born in Ireland and lives and works between Dublin & London. He holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (UAL), London, and a BA from TU Dublin (DIT), Ireland. Awards include, Fire Station Artists’ Studios – Sculpture Bursary Award, Florence Trust Studio Residency Award and Arts Council Ireland Awards, among others. He has exhibited internationally, notably at White Cube, London; Castor, London; Xi’an Academy, China and LCGA, Limerick. He is a PhD Researcher on the CoAT Scholarship, exploring the existential implications of technological advancements as the dominant mediators of human experiences and practices in the workplace. He is occasionally a lecturer at UAL and is represented by Castor (London).
Magee’s practice employs a diverse array of media and processes as he questions modern capitalism’s effect on the human condition, in particular, the labouring body. His works are conceptually tethered to the labour of their making, and as such can be read as performance as much as sculpture. Utilising Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Ceramics, Robotics, Digital sculpture, 3D printing and Drawing, the works overlap to form multi-layered and satisfying linkages between them.