Glasgow International 2020

Dan Monks

Dan Monks (b. 1981 in Dublin, Ireland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Monks’ practice makes use of a variety of mediums, often performance, and is often concerned with institutions and the production of meaning. Often he is interested in incongruities and absurdities inherent in institutions and systems. Recently his practice has been focused on labour and property.

Exhibitions include: IN PLACE, 12 Tara St, Dublin, Ireland (2016); Glueballs and Winos, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow, UK (2014); Interruption, Tender Bar, The Briggait, Glasgow, UK (2013); Walled Garden Cinema (with Nick Carlin), The Bothy Project, The Walled Garden, Glasgow, UK (2013).

Erica Eyres, Carla Scott Fullerton, Levi Hanes, Conor Kelly, Garnet McCulloch, Dan Monks, Hirofumi Suda, and Kari Stewart



This group show addresses Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens as a heterotopic space containing its own oppositions; interior and exterior, nature and culture, global and local.

It explores how these paradoxes relate to the interplay of local and global forces upon the communities and places of Glasgow. The artists bring their own experiences as international artists based in the city, to engage with the unique setting of The Botanic Gardens as a site for constructing and maintaining unexpected encounters close to home.

Supported by Canada House.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm

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