ART COLOGNE | 2009: Stephen Loughman, Diana Copperwhite, Tadhg McSweeney

22 - 26 April 2009 
Stand 42 / Aisle A / Hall 11.3 43. Internationaler Kunstmarkt

Diana Copperwhite


Diana Copperwhite was born in Ireland in 1969.  She Studied at The Limerick School of Art and Design; National College of Art, Dublin and Winchester School of Art, Barcelona where she completed her MFA in 2000.  She currently lectures at The National College of Art, Dublin.  She has exhibited widely.  Recent group shows include: Guasch Coranty painting prize Tecla Sala, Barcelona; Purdy Hicks Gallery, London; Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin; Fenton Gallery, Cork; Limerick City Gallery.  She has had solo shows at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Limerick City Gallery.  She has received many awards, including the 2007 AIB Prize and was a finalist in the 2008 International Painting Prize, Guasch Coranty Fundacio, Barcelona.  In 2008 she completed a Project Residency at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and was elected ARHA.  Her work is in public and private collections including: Allied Irish Banks, Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Office of Public Works, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery and  Mariehamn Stadbiblioteque, Finland. 

Forthcoming solo shows include: KraskaEckstein, Bremen and Françoise Besson, Lyon, France.


Tadhg McSweeney


Born Sligo, Ireland, 1978. 

Solo Exhibitions: Overworld, The Lab, Dublin, 2008; What Remains, Sligo Art Gallery, Ireland, 2007; Break-in at the museum and other paintings, Kevin Kavanagh, 2006; New Paintings, Kevin Kavanagh, 2004.  Group Exhibitions include: Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh, 2008; The BiG Store, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, 2007; Thirty Two Thousand Years Later, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, 2007; Iveagh Rooms, This is not a shop, Dublin, 2007; 7 Irish Artists, Load of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, USA, 2006; Invited Artist, Eigse, Carlow, Ireland, 2005. 

In 2007, he undertook a one year residency at Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Dublin. 

His work is in private and public collections in Ireland and Europe.


Stephen Loughman

Stephen Loughman, born 1964, lives and works in Dublin.  He studied at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, 1982–1987.  Solo shows include: The Lake, Kevin Kavanagh, 2006; Stephen Loughman, 26th Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil, 2004 (Selected by Valerie Connor, Irish Commissioner); Acvariu, Kevin Kavanagh, 2003; 2C Langdale Rd BN3 4HN, Kevin Kavanagh, 2001; New Paintings, Kevin Kavanagh, 2000.  Group shows since 1999 include: Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh, 2008; Stephen Loughman and Mark O'Kelly, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland, 2007; Contemporary Art from Ireland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, 2005; New Territories, ARCO ’05, Madrid, 2005 (Curated by Enrique Juncosa, Director Irish Museum Modern Art); En direct de Dublin, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2003; See it as it is, Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin, 2001; Perspective 2000, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2000 (Selected by Lynne Cooke, Curator, Dia Centre for the Arts, New York); EV+A 99, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland, 1999 (Selected by curator Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn).  He has received numerous Arts Council of Ireland bursaries and his work is in public collections, including: Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council of Ireland, AXA Insurance & The Office of Public Works and private collections in Ireland, UK and Spain.

His next solo show is Our Victory, Kevin Kavanagh, May-June 2009.


Ulrich Vogl

Ulrich Vogl lives and works in Berlin. He has recently been an artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where he exhibited in the Process Room.  He has also received a PARC del Ministero dei Beni Culturali scholarship, for his residency at Viafarini, Milan.

Solo exhibitions  include: Gipfelstűrmer, Kevin Kavanagh, 2009; Ulrich Vogl, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois, Ireland; Ulrich Vogl / Benjamin Greber, Viafarini, Milan, 2008; Premiere, KraskaEckstein, Bremen, 2007 and Goldgräber, Kevin Kavanagh, 2006.

Selected group exhibitions include: Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh, 2008; Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 2008; wohnen, sitzen, glauben, Kunstverein Regensburg, 2008; Better is Something You Build, Kevin Kavanagh, 2008; Windkanal, toilette 27, Berlin, 2007; s/w, bell street project space, Vienna, 2006; and Micro Universe, The Lab Gallery, New York, 2005.

His work is in private and public collections in Ireland and Europe.