POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair: Diana Copperwhite | Aileen Murphy | Ulrich Vogl

7 - 11 September 2021 

 Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present a selection of works by artists Diana Copperwhite, Aileen Murphy and Ulrich Vogl.


Diana Copperwhite (b. 1969, Ireland) lives and works in Dublin and New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Proto Fiction and the Sleep of Reason, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (2019), The Clock Struck between time, Thomas Jaeckal

Gallery, New York (2019) and Crooked Orbit, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Last Picture Show w/Mary Heilmann, Chris Ofili, Danny Rolph, Vanessa Jackson, Elio Rodriguez, Jill Levine, Rebecca Smith,

Scully at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland (2017). Copperwhite's work is held in numerous public and private Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York (2017) and Virtú, inc. Picasso, Giacometti, Henry Moore, Elizabeth Magill and Sean, Office of

Public Works, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Highlantes Municipal Art Gallery, Mariehamn Stadbiblioteque, Aland (Finland), Dublin Institute of Technology and The President of Ireland.


Aileen Murphy (b.1984, Sligo) is an Irish painter based in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include PANTING, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin (2019), Bounty (with Diana Copperwhite), Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2018), Naked

Cheerleaders in my Chest, Deborah Schamoni, Munich (2017). Recent group exhibitions include THE SAME AS EVER BUT MORE SO, curated by Miriam Bettin, Braunsfelder, Cologne (2018), And Creatures Dream... A new Language, The

Wexford Arts Centre (2017), Opals, curated by Vincent Honoré, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger (2016). She is a co founding member of the Dublin based art collective Soft Blonde Moustache.


Ulrich Vogl (b.1973, Kaufbeuren near the Bavarian Alps) living and working in Berlin since 1999, interrupted by longer stays in Florence, Milan, Chicago, New York, Dublin, Montpellier, Paris and Tel Aviv.


The starting point of Ulrich Vogl's work is his fascination with everyday objects and places, their stories and atmospheres. The objects are often those that are becoming less and less important today. They are either integrated

in their original form, transformed, or they are only present as a reference. They are always part of a playful, experimental and conceptual process, culminating in a work reduced to its essentials, while the playful making-of

remains a visible part of the work.


His primary means of expression are installations, sculptures, and wall works. Some of them are movable, some work with shadows and projections, often they are cinematic or time-based, low-tech, a few produce sounds. Some are

nothing more than a slightly altered version of the original object. They can be tiny or large, inward-looking or expansive. When the works succeed, Vogl refers to them as "cognitive catalysts”.


 Supported by Culture Ireland.