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David Conroy

David Conroy is a Visiting Tutor (Studio Practice) on the BFA programme at the Ruskin.

David Raymond Conroy’s compositional works investigate the performance and construction of subjectivity within shared social space.

Utilising commercial display strategies, museological structures, theatrical staging techniques and contemporary storytelling, in equal measure Conroy produces and assembles objects, texts and images that position the rhetorics of quality and function in relation to desire. Central to his practice is the complex interweaving of works of art, everyday objects and architectural installations in the form of exhibitions. His work seeks to continually overlap production and consumption, support and display in order to investigate how authenticity meets artifice in the formation of the self, and how that self relates to its community.

Recent projects include Prosu(u)mer at EKKM, Tallinn; London, A Shared Space of Difference, Camden Arts Centre, London; PPE, or It is Spring and I am Blind, Modern Art Oxford; and staging Brief Interviews with Hideous Men with Andy Holden, ICA, London and Arnolfini, Bristol. Recent group projects include; Gesamtzusammenhang at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Emotional Supply Chains at 176 and Performance Capture at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. 

Conroy was Performance Writer in Residence at Camden Art Centre, London; part of Futurecamp at Wysing, Cambridge in 2014, and the Zabludowicz Collection Residency, Las Vegas in 2015 His performances have been presented at Stedelijk, Amsterdam, Chisenhale, London, Nottingham Contemporary, David Roberts Art Foundation, London and Tate Britain.