David Sherry

David Sherry (b. 1974, Newry, N Ireland) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.  Common acts of social interaction and the resulting omnipresent etiquette are central themes in David Sherry’s work. In his performances Sherry provides an insight into the cultural codes and learned behaviours revealed in conversations, radio programmes, newspaper articles or banal incidents in the street. As an artist Sherry also applies this enquiry to the way he engages with art. Sherry’s work provides another way of thinking about the inspirational philosophy often found in this type of exchange, peering into the laws of the social mesh, repelling an accepted discourse and embracing other forms of meaning common to us all. Sherry’s performance works prompt us to question our daily rituals just at the point when they become unnoticed.  Solo exhibitions include: 2019 Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, for Belfast International Festival. 2018 ‘Parallax Something’, Patricia Fleming Projects Glasgow. 2017 Civic Room Glasgow, ‘I see doors of opportunity where there are no doors’. 2015 Summerhall Edinburgh. ‘One million years of Laughter’. 2015 Outpost, Norwich. ‘Maybe tomorrow or on the weekend’. 2014 ‘News of the World’ London. 2009 ‘Bad Faith’, Ikon Gallery. Birmingham. 2005 ‘ Info Retreat’ M and M Gallery, Antwerp. 2005 ‘ Public Spirit’ Jack Hanley, San Francisco. 2003 ‘Inter-remoteness’ Glasgow Museum of Modern Art. 2003 ‘Natural Situation’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. Group Exhibitions 2019 Performance, Das Dritte Land, Kulturforum Berlin at the Korean Garden 2019 Hilbert Raum Berlin. Two person exhibition. 2019 Performance at Platform Glasgow for Outskirts. 2019 ’Experimental Boredom’ Lodge 222 Rotterdam. 2018 Performance Commission, Independent Art Fair Brussels. 2018 ‘Play it again’, Firstsite Colchester. 2018 ‘Good £uck’ Glasgow International. 2018 ‘Look Again’ Festival Aberdeen, commissioned performance. 2018 ‘The Collection for the Poor Collector’ Sperling Gallery, Munich. 2017 Jose Campos Contemporary Arts Center, Azores, ‘The Laughable Enigma of the Ordinary’. 2017 Ultra Eczema project, performances Het-Bos Antwerp and De-player Rotterdam.  2017 Leith Late performance, Punjabi Junction, Edinburgh. 2016 Manifesta 11 Zurich, Cabaret Voltaire. Performances. 2016 Double Act, Art & Comedy. Bluecoat Liverpool. 2014 ‘Generation’. At the Kelvingrove Glasgow, the Traveling Gallery and Patricia Fleming Projects. 2010 ‘One fine morning in May’, GAK Bremen. 2010 ‘I am not here’ De Appel, Amsterdam. 2010 Artist film and video at the BBC Scotland. 2009 ‘Grin and Bear it:’. Glucksman Gallery, Cork. 2003 Gagosian, London group show. 2003 Zenomap at the Venice Biennale. 2003 Beck’s Futures at the ICA London, CCA Glasgow and Southampton. 2002 ‘Thoughts of the Unknown’, Transmission, Glasgow. For more information visit: