Karl Murphy —

Karl Murphy is an Irish multi-disciplinary artist currently living in London. Murphy works across performance, painting, poetry, installation, video, and digital formats.

Their current work proposes seeing poetically to navigate, communicate and therapize ourselves through folklore, storytelling and poetry.

They often collaborate with diffrent U.K based collectives. Their work has appeared in both live events and exhibition settings.


2022 - Incantations (Installation) - Institute of Contemporary Art - London

2022 - The Cruelest Month - The Boogaloo Highgate - Monthly poetry residency 

2022 - Poetry Workshop - Keats House - One Word Workshop (with lily stevens) 

2022- The Second Song (Installation)  - Open Studios 

2022 - Diagnostic Interventions with Jade Baldo (Performance) - La Juan Gallery - Instituto Cervantes - Manchester

2021 And at what cost came the harvest (Site specific installation) - A Room With No View - London

2021 Warning Signs (Live event/Group Show) INFERNO - Colour Factory- London 

2021 The Bearer (Group Show and Auction) The Festival Of Money - Church Of Burn - The Cockpit Theatre London.

2021 Songs For Wild Boys (Residency) One Month Residency . Aplpip Arts Dorset.

2020 It’s been that way since. (Group show) Speaking In Tongues. The National Gallery, London’s Learning & National Programme.

2020 44 interrogations. (Online) Glastonbury Live Streams 2020. Commision for HE.SHE.THEY for Glastonbury festival online  

2020 Beware Our Idle Masters. (Online) The Lockdown Live Streams. The Institute of Contemporary Arts.  

2020 Love and war in perpetual motion (Group Show) I.C.A. Inferno Takeover. Commision for The Institute of Contemporary Arts.

2020 Don’t leave me this way (Performance/Group Show) The TATE Exchange. TATE Modern.  

2020 Men Explain Paintings (Performance/Group Show) Central Saint Martins Open Studios.  

2019 Witch (Residency) Harpies LGBTQ Strip Club. Metropolis.

2019 The Thirteenth Station – Collaboration with Joseph Icaro (Live Show) Inferno. Commision for Inferno at The Yard Theatre London.  

2019 They would eat you if they could. (Group Show) Curation and Solo Installation. The Junction.

2019 Destroy the Mundane Avert the Gaze (Live Show) Inferno Paris. La Java, Paris.

2019 Destroy the Mundane Avert the Gaze (Live Show) Commision for Inferno London at The Yard Theatre London.  

2019 What's the time Mr Wolf? (Performance/Group Show) The Tate Exchange. TATE Modern.  

2018 These are things that kill people (Group Show) Collaboration with House of Health for Inferno at The Yard Theatre London.  

2018 The terror of men. (Live Show) Commision for Inferno at The Yard Theatre London.  


2021 Queer bodies, dystopian age and poetic revolution (Podcast) Letters against isolation with Constance Leterre featured by Raid.r.

2021 Balors Eye (Poem in Print) Raid.r Issue 3 - Entering the physical art multiverse. 

2021 Thiird Magazine (Print publication) There is beauty in the line of the scar feature - collaboration with Fayann Smith - Issue 5 -  Defiant Beauty

2021 Please don’t piss on this (publication) Work as part of collage for LGBTQ feature with Moschino. Mission Magazine Issue 4.  

2020 Interview with CCI. (Online) The Creative Computing Institute London.  

2020 How Queer Households Are Celebrating Pride During Lockdown, in Photos. Interview with Vice magazine UK.  

2020 Fat, Femme, Fag**t (Publication) Commission for Lewis G Burton for 10 Magazine. 10 Magazine.  

2018 Blood Surrogate (Feature) as part of feature for 10 Magazine.  


2020 – 2021. Diploma in Creative Computing. UAL. The Creative Computing Institute.  

2018 – 2022. BA Fine Art. UAL. Central Saint Martins.

2017 – 2018 Foundation in Art and Design. The Cass School Of Art and Design. London metropolitan.