Alan Currall teaches in the department of Sculpture and Environmental Art one day a week and occasionally on the Masters of Fine Art programme. Additionally he teaches at Edinburgh College of Art on their Intermedia programme. Alan also co-edits the online journal www.artandresearch.org.uk with Ross Birrell of GSA’s Forum for Critical Inquiry.
Alan’s art practice deals with knowing and believing. He is interested in the limits of our ability to process and communicate knowledge, and the belief we sometimes place in this. The resulting work often takes the form of performances to video camera. Simple actions and monologues create situations of dubious origin that challenge the reliability of the author and question the wisdom of our own desire to place faith in emotional communication.
His work is shown widely across the UK and abroad including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Tramway and GoMA, Glasgow, Kiasma, Helsinki, Stavanger Kulturhus, Norway, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Secession, Vienna.
In 1998 he was awarded, Scotland’s chief lens based media prize, The Richard Hough Bursary and in 2001 was Scottish Arts Council’s Artist in Residence at Canberra School of Art. In 2003 he received a Scottish Arts Council Artist’s Award and was shortlisted for the Beck’s Futures Prize.
He looks a bit like this…