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Aaron McCloskey


edinburgh 2006

Aaron McCloskey
Image based projections for performance, collaborative exhibitions, video art, painting, and environmental constructions.
My work explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships engaging with free distribution networks on the web, community activities, autonomous centres, workshops and interventions. These are socially engaged environments working collaboratively with artists and audience for exhibitions, performances, music, workshops and food.

Story of the wolf – a collaboratation with Miroslav R. Mitrovic (Performance) and Dan Gorman (Music).
⇒ video

transit station video – a documentary video of transit station
⇒ video

2006   University of Dundee; M.F.A. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland
2003   Linnaea Farm Ecological Garden Program; Cortez Island, Canada
1994 - 98   Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; Vancouver, Canada
1993   Bealart; H.B.Beal, London, Canada
Artist / Curator Projects
2006   An evening with.., Video’s, Activities, Talks, and art making
GENERATORprojects, summer residency programme, Dundee, Scotland
2006   transitstation - exhibition as event
transitstation Edinburgh 2006, two-days continuous Action in Art in Action, at Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.
2000 - 05   forest cafe and total kunst gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Gallery Manager, Project Co-ordinator, Budgets, Grants, Committee, Cafe / Bar work, Health and Safety, First Aid, A Not-For-Profit, self-funding arts cafe and TotalKunst Gallery
2005   Musija Moguce; Touring exhibition with 4 artists, and workshops with firefly International
Settlement Hall Edinburgh, Scotland; SKC Belgrade, Serbia; Dom Kultura Brcko Bosnia.
2005   Grunwald; Radio Gallery, Berlin, Germany. 6 artists, performance, music, projections
2005   threelittlewords... do it now; NAN Scotland Event.
Curating a weekend of talks, events, and an exhibition with music / performance, and food. A tour for 15 delegate artists and artist collective members from across Scotland and the N.E. of England in Glasgow and Edinburgh (various venues) in conjunction with a-n magazine and Something Haptic
2004   breeding ground; 6 artists, workshops, exhibitions Bankley Studios, Manchester, England
Cabin Exchange- Edinburgh Sculpture Studios; Edinburgh, Scotland.
2002   Genies and other Bottled Creatures; GENERATORprojects, Dundee, Scotland
2002   I for an Eye; GENERATORprojects, Dundee, Scotland
2000   Mounted II; Edinburgh International Fringe Festival; Scotland
Curators: Ailie Rutherford and Emma Bowen
1999   Tracks in the snow, with Leigh Hoban, Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1999   Nog a Dod; Moonbase Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Guest Curator: Jason McLean
1999   Rent Show; Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Curator: Ken Dietrich Campbell
1998   Small Worlds; Moonbase Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Curator: Mark Pilon
1997   Browser; Fourth Artropolis, Vancouver, Canada. Curators: Kitty Scott and Andrew Renton
1997   Canada-Australia Exchange; University of Sydney,
Napean Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts; Sydney, Australia. Curator: Greg Bellerby
1996   Canada-Australia Exchange; Department of Visual and Performing Arts
York University, Toronto, Canada. Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr
Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada. Curator: Greg Bellerby
Publications and Artzines / Discography
2006   together outside the box – PoD publication
2006   The Dinner Party –PoD publication, and website
2006   When company is coming to dinner; Revisiting home, Co-Edited by Iain Pate
2006   Who’d be a man?,, Ed. Amy Todman
2003   Book; Total Kunst, RIAS funded pub. Editors Mary Trodden, Kirsty Whiten, Jenny Stephens
2002   memory like a goldfish; Produced by Aaron McCloskey
music by John Williamson / Translation by Guy Houdin
2002   smallfry; A Literary and Arts Magazine, Edinburgh, Scotland
Editors: Ryan Van Winkle, Mary Trodden, Mikel Krumins
1997 - 99   Pants; The Pants Engineering Collective, Vancouver, Canada
Editors: Philip Dion and Ron Turner
Articles / Reviews
  > a-n magazine, July 2006,
Collection, Impact on Networking, pg 2,3,10,15-16,19,20
Emilia Telese
  > a-n magazine, March 2006,
Collections: Reflections on Networking, pg 20, 21, 22, S
Mark Gubb
  > Scotsman, Feb 08, 2006
Live art drops anchor, pg 30 –3, Laura Cameron Lewis
  > Scotsman, Critique
Feb 04 2006, Access all areas, pg 8-9, Mark Fisher
  > a-n magazine, Oct 2005
Have NAN will travel, pg 27 –29, S Mark Gubb
  > a-n magazine, July 2005
Shifting Practice, Show some initiative, pg 10-13,
Susannah Thompson
  > Map, Issue I Spring 2005,
Streetwise pg 32 – 35, Ruth Beale
  > Product, Issue 10 Winter 04 –05
Your colours are all the wrong shape, pg 20 –27; 62,
Neil Mulholand
  > city life, Manchester, September 2004
life on the edge, pg 72, Tim Birch
  > Metro, Manchester, Friday September 17 2004
Totally Nurturing Environment, pg 18, Helen Duff
  > The Evening News, Monday September 18, 2002
Forest’s growing strong Business section pg 2
  > The Big Issue Scotland, May 23 – 29, 2002
Consuming passions, pg 26, 27, Britt Smith