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Education:

2006 - 2011   Practice Based PhD, University of Ulster, Belfast

2000 – 2002  Master of Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast  

1997 – 1999  Degree in Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast

 

 

Future Projects

2017  Domestic Affairs, Group Exhibition, Platform Arts, Belfast

2018  Big Houses Project, curated by Mary Cremin for Galway 2020

2018  Solo exhibition, The John Jones Project Space, London, UK

2018  Group Exhibition, The Rossini Foundation, Milan

2019  The Belfast Print Workshop, Artist Residency

2019  Banff, Artist Residency, Arts Council of Northern Ireland Self Arranged Residency

2019  The Nerve Centre, Derry, Artist Residency  

 

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2017  No Vestige of a Future, no Prospect of a Past - Solo presentation at Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden. Represented by Ormston House, Limerick,    Ireland  

2016  Vestiges, Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland

2016  Vestige, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland  

2013  Hope for a Better Past, The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland  

2013  National Memories, Local Stories, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK  & the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland  

2012  Illuminations, Maynooth College, Dublin, Ireland

2012  Irish Writers, Cavan County Council, Ireland

2011  I can’t go on; I’ll go on, PS2, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2009  State of Grace, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2005  Archive Lisburn Road, Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  Domestic Affairs, Platform Arts, Belfast, Ireland

2017  So It Is, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, USA

2016  Resurgence, Hillyer Arts Space, Washington, USA

2016  Irish Wave, Birth of a Nation, San Wei Gallery, Beijing, China

2016  The Ulster Museun Annual Exhibition, Belfast, Northern Ireland  

2015  Claremorris Open, City Council Offices, Claremorris, Ireland

2015  Eigse Open, Visual Carlow, Ireland

2015  Displacements – The Trouble with being Human these Days, Gallery Ex Elettrofonica Gallery, Rome, Italy

2015  When the wind Blows, The MilleniumCourt Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland

2015  Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London

2014  Art of the Troubles, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland  

2014  Arafudo Art Annual, Fukushima, Japan

2014  Art of the Troubles, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

2014  Palimpsest, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2014  The Past is Unpredictable, the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Northern Ireland  

2014  Spazi Aperti, Academia di Romana, Rome, Italy

2014  June Mostra, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy

2014  March Mostra, The British School at Rome, Italy

2013  Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

2013  Instances of Agreement, Northern Irish Artists in Taiwan, Kao Yuan Art Centre, Kao Yuan University, Taiwan

2013  Humbly Through the Dust, The Cooper Wilkinson Gallery, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

2013  Outland Arts, Satis House Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Art Fairs

2017  Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden – Solo Presentation, Ormston House, Limerick

2016  VUE – RHA, Dublin, Ireland

2015  SCOPE New York, represented by Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2015  Art International, Istanbul, represented by Ex Elettrofonica Gallery, Rome

2014  SCOPE New York, represented by Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2013  SCOPE New York, represented by Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Awards and Residencies

2017  Royal Ulster Academy – Associate Academician

2017  Banff Centre for the Creative Arts, Canada

2017  Residency - Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, USA

2016  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Self Arranged Residency Award

2015  Claremorris Open Winner, Claremorris, Ireland  

2015  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Support for the Individual Artist Award  

2015  South Tipperary Artist Award, Clonmel County Council, Tipperary, Ireland

2014  The Art Council of Northern Ireland, British School at Rome Fellowship

2013  National Memories, Local Stories, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

2013  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Support for the Individual Artist Award  

2011  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Support for the Individual Artist Award

2010  Art of Regeneration, Bangor Borough Council Artist in Association

2010  The Golden Fleece Award, shortlisted, RHA, Ireland  

2009  Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Platform Arts Photography Residency, Winnipeg, Canada

2005  Photographer in Association, The Cross Border Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology

2004  Arts Council of Ireland Publications Assistance Award  

 

Employment and Committees

2017-2019  External Assessor in Sculpture and Ceramics for Sligo IT

2015            Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art, Sligo IT

2014            Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art, University of Ulster

2010            Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

2007-2009  Board Member, Flax Art Studios, Belfast

2003-2006  Gallery Manager and Administrator for Queen Street Studios, Belfast

2003-2006  Board member, Source Photographic Review

2002-2006  Associate Lecturer, BA Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast

2001-2006  Co-trustee of ‘In You We Trust’ Cushendall Residency Programme

2000-2002  Co-director of Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast

 

Publications and Catalogues

2015  Mostra, produced by The British School at Rome, pgs. 16, 17 &18

2014  The Past is Unpredictable, produced the F.E. McWilliam Gallery pgs. 30-42

2014  Spazi Aperti, produced by Academia di Romana, Rome, pgs. 38 & 39

2013  Northern Ireland – 30 Years of Photography, Produced by Belfast Exposed and by Colin Graham, Archive Lisburn Road pgs. 235 – 237

2010  Where are all the People? Produced by Belfast Exposed Photography. Archive Lisburn Road, pgs. 112-114

2010  The Art of Regeneration, produced by Bangor Council and edited by Ursula Burke

2005  The Politics of Remembrance, produced and edited by Ursula Burke and in conjunction with the Cross Border Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

2005  Archive Lisburn Road, produced by Belfast Exposed and edited by Daniel Jewesbury and Ursula Burke  

2004  And the One Doesn’t stir without the Other, Produced and edited by Ursula Burke and Ruth Jones, in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

 

Reviews

2017  Da Dagens Nyuether, Stockholm, 23.03.17 review of No vestige of a past, no prospect of a Future at Supermarket Art Fair

2017  Pittsburgh Tribune - Irish artists share strife and struggle in 'So It Is', 22.04.17

2017  Pittsburgh City Paper, At the Mattress Factory, artists from Northern Ireland explore oppression and injustice by Nadine Wasserman

2017  Cora Magazine, Stockholm Sweden – Supermarket Art Fair/ Ursula Burke pg. 22&23

2016  Washingtonian, There’s a Lot More to Irish Heritage in DC This Year Than St. Patrick’s Day by Meg Maher

2015  a.n. - Roman Remains: exploring the traces of a chance encounter by Stephen Palmer

2014  Irish Arts Review, summer 2014 Edition – The Past is Unpredictable, reviewed by Claire Dalton

2014  Arafudo Art Interview - http://arafudo.net/interview-urusulaburke/

2014  Irish Mirror, Art attack: Council bans painting for showing naked gay couple having sex, by Maurice Fitzmaurice, 20.05.14

2014  Belfast Telegraph, Online petition launched as Banbridge council bans gay sex painting by Amanda Ferguson 27.0514

2012  Live Fast Mag, Fair Review: SCOPE Art Fair New York City 2012 words by Aban Sonia on March 13, 2012

2011  Aesthetica Online – I can’t go on. I’ll go on, PS2 Project Space, Belfast. Reviewed by Angela Darby; http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/i‐cant‐go‐on‐ill‐go‐on‐ursula‐burke‐ ps2‐ project‐space‐belfast/

2009  a.n – State of Grace, Catalyst Arts, Belfast review by Anneka French

2008  Circa, Issue 123, Selective memories, collective histories – Declan Long

2002  Circa, Issue 102, Perspective ‐ Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast. Review

2002  Circa, Issue 102, The Inheritance – The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast. Review