Paul O'Neill is a curator, artist, and writer, based in London and Bristol. He is currently Great Western Research Alliance (GWR) Research Fellow with Situations at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where he is leading 'Locating the Producers' - a three year international research project that investigates curatorial methodologies and the commissioning of contemporary art through internationally-focused public events. Since 2003, he has dedicated his time to researching the development of contemporary curatorial discourses since the late 1980s as part of a PhD scholarship at Middlesex University.
He has curated or co-curated over 40 exhibition projects including: Tape Runs Out, Text and Work Gallery, Bournemouth (2007); Intermittent, Gallery for One, Dublin (2007); Making Do, The Lab, Dublin (2007); Our Day Will Come, Zoo Art Fair, London (2006); General Idea: Selected Retrospective, Project, Dublin (2006); Mingle-Mangled, part of Cork Caucus, Cork (2005); La La Land, Project, Dublin (2005); Coalesce: The Remix, Redux, London (2005); Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London, (2004); Coalesce: With All Due Intent at Model and Niland Art Gallery, Sligo (2004); Are We There Yet? Glassbox, Paris (2000) and Passports, Zaçheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw (1998).
As an artist, he has exhibited widely including at: Zaçheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; temporarycontemporary, London; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Villa Arson, Nice; South London Gallery; Cell, London; the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and many others.