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John Reardon


 * 1968 in Ireland, lives and works in London




2005/08 Post Doctoral Fellowship, Goldsmiths College, Department of Politics, University of London

1999/05 PhD - part theory/part practice -Thesis title; The Uncontrollable Discourse or Why

contemporary art has nothing in particular to do with democracy, Goldsmiths College, Department of Art, University of London

1991/92 MFA, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland




Lewisham Virtual School, London

Beijing Tsinghua art school - one month project with art students

Artist in Residence and co-convenor, MA Art & Politics course (practice), Politics Department, Goldsmiths College, London

Klasse Ganahl, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College London


Grants / Prizes


2017 Goldsmiths: Public Engagement Award

2017 BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants / Pending

2016 Korea – England Research Grant / Collaboration with Wysing Arts Centre

2013 DAAD Senior Researcher Award (collaboration with ExRotaprint, Berlin)

2013 Korean Arts Council grant for development and publication of the Growing Manual

2012 Open Society Institute and British Council grant for workshops and publication

2012 Goldsmiths Learning and Enhancement Fellowship for interdisciplinary work


Exhibitions, Events & Publications



Public Work collaborative book with Professor Michael Dutton and Parsons School of Design, New York

Collaboration with writer-researcher Sandra Uskokovic, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia



Installation of Chelsea Manning plaster cast in Conway Hall, Ethical Society, London

Insomnia – all night reading events HBC event space, Haebangchon, Seoul and 310 NXR, London

Delays Arranged exhibition with artist Bettina Buck, Å+, Berlin

Collaborative series of public events with artist Ma Yongfeng, Beijing

Growing Manual Volume II

Don’t Won’t Can’t – Limited edition book, ARTSCHOOL/UK, London

Chelsea Manning public sculpture, Haverfordwest, Wales



Korean Cultural Centre, London Flat Flat Shiny Cat – installation of 7 pieces of site specific pieces of work

CAFAM Biennale, Beijing. Curator Xiaohui Guo.

HBC event and project space, Haebangchon, Seoul

Here Be posters, fly posted in London and Berlin

Installation of six new pieces of work for Korean Cultural Centre, London

invited to participate in Micro City Lab - exhibition and city-wide installation, Seoul. Curator Somi Sim

Setouchi Triennale, Japan

SeMA Nanji Review: Experiment & Expression, Buk Seoul Museum of Art

The Twinkle World, Daegu EXCO, Daegu

Banner project, Space CAN, Seoul

Flag Project, Nanji SeMA Residency and the Nanji park, Seoul



The 4th Taiwan International Video Arts Festival, Taipei

Amado Annual Exhibition ‘CycloGalaxy’, Amado Art Space, Seoul



Performing Matter, Modern Art Oxford

The Growing Manual exhibition, John Reardon & Hyemin Son, Seoul Museum of Art

Performance of Che-robic, Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon

Residency and exhibition at Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon

Invited to participate in LA Art Book Fair



Growing Manual Volume I, Rock-Paper-Scissors, Seoul

PROSPECTUS, Verina Gfader & John Reardon, ARTSCHOOL/UK Press, London  in collab. with: Werkstatt Jürgen Höflich, Munich Publisher



Takeout Drawing Prize, Seoul, Korea

Invited to Takeout Drawing Residency and 2-person exhibition in Takeout, Seoul, Korea


Conferences / Talks


2017 Queering public space - Walking tour (including Workshop and Roundtable discussion) of Haverfordwest, Wales

2017 Art of Dissonance, performative tour, SeMA, South Korea

2017 Urban Space & the Body University College Cork, Ireland

2014 LA Art Book Fair, Panel discussion

2013 Anti Academy John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.

2013 Invited by artist Henna-Rikka Halonen to participate in seminar at Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2013 The Griffin Gallery, invited to host a discussion with artist David Mollin

2012 Matadero Centre for Contemporary Creativity. Joint paper with Professor Michael Dutton

2012 Talbot Rice Gallery, A Genuine Mystery. Inspiration and shared belief in collaborative art and educational contexts. Conference paper

2012 Museum of London, London riots, conference paper

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