Alan Currall

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Lecturer (P/T)

Fine Art-Sculpture & Environmental Art

Glasgow School of Art

Research Interests

Performance, Video, Sculpture, Identity, Consciousness studies, Landscape, Knowledge systems, Language, The Absurd

Research Profile

Alan Currall is and artist and lecturer whose 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 extends to a broad range of media but most often takes the form of performances to video camera. These simple, and often absurd, actions and monologues create situations of questionable origin that seek to challenge the reliability of the author and our desire to place faith in emotional communication and received wisdom.

Currall's work has been shown widely across the UK and internationally. In 2002 he was selected for the inaugural Jerwood Platform award. In 2003 he was short-listed for the Beck's Futures Prize.

He teaches part-time in the Departmentmore...


Fine Art BA(Hons)
SEDA PDAF Award, Supervising postgraduate research

Latest Additions

  1. Artists' Talks presents Alan Currall

    Currall, Alan (2018) Artists' Talks presents Alan Currall. In: Artists' Talks, 12 April 2018, Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University Belfast campus - York Street Belfast.
  2. Reflections on Representation, Self-image and Vanity

    Currall, Alan (2017) Reflections on Representation, Self-image and Vanity. In: Cabinet Interventions: Workshop 2, 15 Sep 2017, Pollok House, Glasgow.
  3. Star dust

    Currall, Alan (2018) Star dust. [Artefact]
  4. Reflections on family portrait with self-portrait

    Currall, Alan (2018) Reflections on family portrait with self-portrait. [Artefact]
  5. Cabinet Interventions

    Currall, Alan, Barker, Ruth, Coppes, Jasper, Forrest, Sarah, Brind, Susan, Harold, Jim, Macnaughton, Shona, Marquiss, Duncan, McMullan, Shauna and Peace, Joanna (2018) Cabinet Interventions. Pollok House, Glasgow, 20 April – 7 May 2018 [Show/Exhibition]
  6. I Want! I Want! Art & Technology

    Currall, Alan (2017) I Want! I Want! Art & Technology. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 1 April - 1 October 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. Player Player Player

    Currall, Alan (2011) Player Player Player. Poppy Sebire, London, UK, 10 March – 9 April 2011 [Show/Exhibition]
  8. Semi, Rhubaba

    Currall, Alan (2012) Semi, Rhubaba. Edinburgh, UK, 22 Sep – 14 Oct 2012 [Show/Exhibition]
  9. The Carrot Stick Scenario

    Currall, Alan (2012) The Carrot Stick Scenario. [Artefact]
  10. Welcome and Apologies / Congratulations and Goodbye

    Currall, Alan (2012) Welcome and Apologies / Congratulations and Goodbye. [Artefact]