Terence McCormack b. Prescot, Merseyside lives and works in London.      

contact email terencejmccormack@gmail.com / 

instagram terencemccormack_terry / bookshelf_royalcourt  


Selected Exhbitions 

Roland Ross, 231 Northdown Road, Margate, April - May 2023 (two person exhibition with Mark Barker)               

Filet Project Space, London, October 2022 (solo exhibition)  

The Holding Environment Chapter 2, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, Divine Drudgery (publication launch), James Richards, Leslie Thornton, Horst Ademeit, Rae Armantrout,Tolia Astakhishivili, Adelhyd van Bender, Bruce Conner, Fatima Hellberg, Ed Atkins, Kirsty Bell, Mason Leaver-Yap, Veit Loers. 2021. Images from the publication can be viewed here > 

ASP, ICA online project September 2020, 

Cafe Zero, Carnegie Library, London. Georgia Gardner Gray, Terence McCormack, Josip Novosel, David Robilliard, James Whittingham, Steven Warwick. Curated by Cameron Irving. October 2019       

SPEED 2 Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, James Richards, Leslie Thornton, Horst Ademeit, Tolia Astakhishvili, Adelhyd van Bender, Bruce Conner, Emily Feather, Terence McCormack, Vi Khi Nao, Thomas Zummer and Jens Thornton.15 March - 26 May 2019

SPEED Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. James Richards / Leslie Thornton with works by Horst Ademeit, Adelhyd van Bender, Bruce Conner, Emily Feather, Terence McCormack, Jeff Preiss and Jens Thornton. Curated by Fatima Hellberg, James Richards and Matt Fitts.1 July - 14 October 2018  

On My Island None of This Would Be True, Arebyte Gallery, London. Naama Arad, Guy Ben-Ner, Verity Birt, Gery Georgieva, Joan Jonas, Terence McCormack, Hannah Regel, Mike Seaborne. Curated by Chris Rawcliffe. 2 February - 17 March 2018 

Very Into You, 29 Percy Street, London. Naama Arad. Nicolas Deshayes, Terence McCormack, Felix Melia, Stuart Middleton, David Nash, Rosalind Nashashibi, Steve Reich. Curated by Mark Barker & Angharad Davies. 8 April 2017       

Where Theory Belongs, lecture programme 'To Intimate, Awkwardness & Camp', devised by Terence McCormack Tate Modern, London. December 2015, also February 2016 at Havering College of Further Education, Hornchurch.  

Anarchic Sexual Desires of Plain Unmarried Schoolteachers, Project Number, London. Charlotte Prodger, Rosa von Praunheim, Sofia Hultén, Terence McCormack, Irene Revell presents HOMOCULT, Joyce Wieland. Publication with writing by Bruce Boone, Lukas Dunwenhögger, Robert Glück, Vanalyne Green, Rob Halpern, Elizabeth Hatmaker, Emma Hedditch, Jaki Irvine, Colter Jacobsen, Kevin Killian, Chris Kraus, Andy Lacey, Mason Leaver-Yap, Douglas A Martin, Josephine Pryde, Lis Rhodes, Jimmy Robert, Sarah Schulman and Joe Westmoreland. Edited by Chris McCormack. Exhibition curated by Chris McCormack. 10 July - 10 August 2015    

Escape Routes, Limbo, Margate. Angus Braithwaite, Nicholas Brooks, David Burrows, Ami Clarke, Catriona Clarkson, Matt Copson, Benedict Drew, Vera Karlsson, Rebecca Lennon, Terence McCormack, Heather Phillipson, Laura Smith, Milo Waterfield. Curated by Benedict Drew. 1 August - 24 August 2014 

Golden Age Problems; Wellbeing in the Entertainment Complex, Auto Italia, London. Oreet Ashery, Marleen Boschen, Oliver Castel, Leni Cedric, Benedict Drew, Marianne Forrest, Mette Hammer Juhl & Lorenzo Tebano, Pablo Navarro MacLochlainn, Terence McCormack, Plastique Fantastique, Richard Thomas. Curated by Nathan Budzinski. 22 June - 13 July 2014 

Locomotion Film Festival Burning The Days programme organised by Terence McCormack. Works by James Richards, Sarah Schulman with Jim Hubbard, Vanalyne Green and Chris Kraus. Post film discussion with Fiona Anderson, Newcastle University, Morgan Quaintance, Terence McCormack and Mark Turner, Kings College, London. Store Studios, London 3 May 2014 

The Masters Tools Will Not Dismantle The Masters House, Devised lecture, Chelsea College of Art, London. October 2013 

Dimmer, Locomotion, Terence McCormack (s0lo exhibition), London. 29 June - 20 July 2013        

Outpost Show, Outpost Gallery, Norwich selected by Ruth Ewan, Johann Arens, Maeve Brennan, Tom Crawford, Will Cruickshank, Mark Essen, Candice Jacobs, Leo Koivistoinen, Simon Liddiment, Scott Massey, Terence McCormack, Stella Ouzounidou, Andy Parker, Tom Smith, Laura Wilson. 2 - 21 December 2012 



Paul Hamlyn Award (nominated 2022) 

DYCP Award Arts Council England 2022 

AHRC Funding 2011/2012 

Graham Robertson Travel Award 2011 


Related articles  

Alexander Hardring for Art Monthly May 2023 read here 

Dan Ward for Art Monthly July 2019 read here              

Kirsty Bell for Frieze Magazine October 2018 https://www.frieze.com/article/bad-science-james-richards-and-leslie-thorntons-studies-cold-war-fear         

Ellen Mara De Wachter, for Frieze Magazine May 2017 https://ellenmaradewachter.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/living-rooms-_-frieze.pdf       

Adam Pugh for Art Monthly February 2013, read here     



Have appeared, performed in the following artists works. 

Rachel Reupke, Letters of Complaint, colour/b&w video with sound, first shown Cubitt Gallery, London. 2015  

Oreet Ashery, Golani Varanasi, performance, performed, Tate Modern, London, NGBK Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Brooklyn Museum, New York. 2009/10

Hayley Newman, Daily Hayley, performance, Matts Gallery, London. 2001 



Slade School of Art 2010-12  

Chelsea College of Art 1998-01 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2000  


External Links  

Roland Ross https://roland-ross.com/show/stone-soup/ 

Contemporary Art Daily  https://www.contemporaryartlibrary.org/artist/terence-mccormack-44353#project-31294 

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn  Divine Drudgery book launch https://www.bonner-kunstverein.de/en/event/living-in-the-radiant-cold/

ASP / ICA http://www.aspfair.uk/

Cafe Zero, Carnegie Library  https://cameronirving.wordpress.com/

Speed 2, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo https://www.konsthall.malmo.se/en/utstallning/speed2/

Speed, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart https://kuenstlerhaus.de/en/inhalt/speed-3/

On My Island None of this Would be True, Arebyte Gallery https://www.arebyte.com/on-my-island-none-of-this-would-be-true

Very Into You, 29 Percy Street https://www.29percystreet.co.uk/

Where Theory Belongs, Tate Modern / Tate Research https://www.tate.org.uk/research/research-centres/tate-research-centre-learning/working-papers/where-theory-belongs 

Escape Routes, Limbo https://www.limboarts.co.uk/2014

Golden Age Problems, Auto Italia, London https://autoitaliasoutheast.org/projects/golden-age-problems/

Outpost Gallery https://www.norwichoutpost.org/programme/members-show-2012

Rachel Reupke Cubitt Gallery https://www.cubittartists.org.uk/rachel-reupke-letter-of-complaint

Oreet Ashery Golani Varnasi http://oreetashery.net/cv/

Hayley Newman, Daily Hayley https://www.mattsgallery.org/artists/newman/home.php  


For a selected overview of works please refer to this page >