Within the Artists-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host the artist Laurence Kavanagh. Born in 1976 in Liverpool, United Kingdom, Kavanagh is an artist and a curator, developing his visual practice across a range of media, including collage and installation. His sculptural work explores the ways in which objects, like props, come in and out of focus as they are invested with narrative value and projected memories. Laurence often relies on cinematographic or literary references to provide a framework for his pieces, translating their sequential arrangements into multi-layered images and spatial constructions reminiscent of set design. Laurence currently lives and works in London and will be staying in Studio Verde during April 2023.



2022   Secret of Lightness, group show. Curated by Louisa hunt, Parafin Gallery, London, UK

2018   Ideal Types, group show. Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, HE.RO gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2016–2017  Laurence Kavanagh: Segue, solo show. Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, UK

2016   Laurence Kavanagh: March, solo show, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK

2015   Laurence Kavanagh: October (Star and Shadow), Hatton Gallery, Catalyst Arts                          Commission, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

          Laurence Kavanagh: October, solo show, Gallery North, Northumbria University,                      Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2014   Laurence Kavanagh: May, Solo show, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK

2013   More than I Dare Think About, Group show, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK

2011–2013 Transmitter/Receiver. The Persistence of Collage. Arts Council Collection, touring                show

2013   Laurence Kavanagh: April, New Positions, Art Cologne. Solo exhibition, DE

2012   Lights, Camera, Action!, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Cur. Mary Cremin, IE

2012   Jealousy, The Print Room Theatre, London, Choreographic work, UK

2011   Group show, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK