Andrew McDonald CV

Email: andjmcd@gmail.com


Originally from New Zealand, I have been living, studying and working in London since 1986. In 1998 I completed my MA  in Millinery Design at the Royal College of Art.

Central concerns in my work are the nature of identity, revelation and the experience of art.

I realise my work through a diverse spectrum of production that spans painting, performance, object making, ceramics, costume and sound.

While studying I also performed as a live artist in the UK and internationally with an experimental music group and then with a seven-piece performance/music group.

I have also lectured in performance art at City and Islington College (2013).



2012-13 The Institute of Education (London). PGCE in Art and Design

1996-8: Royal College of Art. MA in Design

1994-5: London College of Fashion. BTEC HND

1969-86: School (Bream Bay College) and university (Auckland University) in
New Zealand


Exhibitions and Performances

2015 August, National Open Art Prize (Selected)                                                                  Exhibited at the Royal College of Art
0ctober 2015

 2015 February, Espacio Gallery,  group show with The Magma Group

2014 August, National Art Open
Two works shortlisted

2014 June, Group show The Chocolate Factory N16
Painting and presentation of site specific performance development: An Introduction to Touching Paintings 2

2014 January-April, Residency
The Sheds Art Space, New Zealand
Development of ideas concerned with the interaction of
performance, communication and education.

2013 December, Group show.
The Chocolate Factory N16
Exhibited large-scale works on paper.

2013 June, Group Show
The Chocolate Factory N16
Work shown as part of a group show.

2012 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition (Selected), Mall Galleries London

2012 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, (Selected), Mall Galleries London

2011 November, Residency
Vienna, a two-week residency to develop new work stemming from the performance “Who’s Looking”.

30.6.11 June, Solo show
Tina We Salute You,
Performance of Who’s Looking? at the opening of solo show.

2011 June–August, Solo show
Tina We Salute You
Dalston, London

2011 June, The Chocolate Factory N16
performance and exhibition as part of group show.

2010 November, Crunch
Group show
Art and Culture Festival Hay on Wye

2010 May Tate Modern,
group show
No Soul For Sale by the Museum of Everything

2008 October, Novas Gallery
Paintings exhibited
Performance premiere of ‘High Heels’.

2006 July, Performance premiere at the Chocolate Factory N16  ‘As if in a dance, as if in a dream’.

2005-6 The Chocolate Factory, Hackney. Paintings exhibited at twice-yearly open studios.

2004 Nov, Blumberg Gallery
Exhibition and performance

2003-4 Artist led group shows
Arch Galleries
Stoke Newington

2002 Oct, Solo show of paintings
The Cooler
Stoke Newington

1986 – 2000 Extensive live-art performing in London, including the Hackney Empire. Internationally at venues in Sydney, Reykjavík, and Amsterdam.



The Museum of Everything London
Zeiger-Crewe collection New York
Work owned by various private collectors.



Visiting lecturer in performance art
City and Islington College (London).