Vivienne Griffin

b. 1975, Dublin, Ireland Lives and works in London, UK


2024 PhD candidate, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
2009 MFA, Hunter College, with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship, New York, NY
2004 BFA, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland


2024 Bureau, New York, NY (forthcoming)
2017 I should be doing something else right now (featuring Jenny Carson, Cian McConn, Kristen Jensen), Grand Army Collective, Brooklyn, NY
I As In Us, Vivienne Griffin & Cian McConn, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
2015 She Said, Bureau, New York
2014 The Nostalgia of an Object and the Pain of Glass, Vilnius, Lithuania
Like Nature But Not, Four to Seven, Riga, Latvia
2013 The Me Song For Now Here, Bureau, New York, NY
2008 Vivienne Griffin and Kate V. Robertson, Subletters Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 The Possibilities are Endless, Four Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


2023 Mercy (screening), Transmediale Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2022 Mercy (screening), King’s x Somerset House Studios, research fund with law researcher Cari Hyde-Vaamonde, London, United Kingdom
Latent Joy (performance), with Paul Purgas and invited guests, St Mary Le Strand, commissioned by Somerset House Studios, London, United Kingdom
2021 Poet Slash Artist, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lemn Sissay, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Poet Slash Artist, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Lemn Sissay, Manchester International Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom
2020 Until tomorrow: Ten Years of Bureau, Bureau, New York, NY
On the Face of it, At the Heart of it., South Kiosk, London, United Kingdom
I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
2019 AGM, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
Hyphen-Labs, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
La triennale des 50JPG, Centre de la Photographie Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
2018 Montez Press Radio at Mathew Gallery, New York, NY
Condo London, Southard Reid hosting Bureau (New York) and Park View (Los Angeles), London, United Kingdom
2017 Daybreak, School of Fine Art Research Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2016 Survival Kit 8, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
2015 Artists’ Voices, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Exit, Stuttering & Nebula, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
Pangrammar, P!, New York, NY
DAY MOON, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Two Different Ways to do Two Different Things cur. by Susanna Callegari, Kristen Lorello
Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Lina Lapelyte's Hunky Bluff (feat. costumes by Vivienne Griffin & Cian McConn), Serpentine Galleries, London, UK
Tin Type, with Cian McConn, EC1&WC1 Galleries, London, UK
Drop Everything, with Cian McConn, Inish Oirr, Ireland
2013 An Annotated Exhibition, Hilary Crisp, London, UK
No Sorries in the Circle, Coleman Projects, London, UK
Bureau at LISTE 18, Basel, Switzerland
Desire, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Performance with Cian McConn & Kaspars Groshevs, Tintype Gallery, London, UK
Monsalvat, Bureau, New York, NY
2012 Performance with Cian McConn, Cafe Oto, London, UK
Performance with Cian McConn & Kaspars Groshevs, Chisenhale Studios, London, UK
The Show House, The Show House (temporary project space), London, UK
Bureau at NADA, Miami, FL
Day of the Dead, The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
Drop everything, Inish Oirr, Ireland
A Performance with Cian McConn The Sculpture Building, RCA, London, UK
Open Book, cur. Nigel Rolfe, Testbed, Battersea, London, UK
2011 Tropical Heat, cur. Mette Kjaergaard Praest, Henry Moore Gallery, RCA, London, UK
2010 Solid State, Bureau, New York, NY
2009 Everything Must Go, Century Plaza Shopping Mall, Birmingham, AL
2008 Altered States, Francis Lewis Gallery, New York, NY
2007 House Projects, Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Chashama, With Art Collective Dos Pestaneos, New York, NY
Group Show with Dos Pestaneos, Go Go Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 X-MASS the spot, Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
The Vaults, The Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2005 The Concourse, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Civic Office, Dublin, Ireland
Passing Through, Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork, Ireland


2021 The Oram Award
2014 Artist in Residence, SIM, Iceland
2011 Artist in Residence, Summer Academy, Žagarė, Lithuania
2009 Fulbright Scholarship
Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2008 Travel and Mobility Award, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2006 Artist in Residence, Carlow Arts Festival, Eigse, Ireland
Irish Arts Council Professional Development and Training Award
2005 Irish Arts Council Award Travel Award
Bank of Ireland Arts Centre Millennium Scholars Award
Artist in Residence, Artconnexion, Lille, France


2023 Christopher Michael, 'VIVIENNE GRIFFIN, on deconstructing traditional approaches to multimedia art, CLOT Magazine, July 12
2021 ‘The Fake Haven,’ Roehampton Journal for Academic and Creative Writing, Vol. III, Issue 1, Summer
2016 Anna Kudron & Eszter Boklov, ‘The Dead Beat Poet,’ Philosophy No. 7, Spring/Summer 2016, pp. 24-29
Darren Jones, ‘The Good, the Fad, and the Ugly: Writing the Wrongs in Text-Based Art,’ Artslant, February 18
2015 Blake Gopnik, ‘THE DAILY PIC (#1395): i’, September 22
Orit Gat, ‘Vivienne Griffin,’ Frieze Magazine No. 171, p. 221, May
Emmalea Russo, 'Darkly Iridescent: Vivienne Griffin at Bureau,', March 25
2013 Will Heinrich, 'Vivienne Griffin: The Me Song for Now Here at Bureau,' GalleristNY, March 12
Georgia Wells,' Everything Goes: Vivienne Griffin's all-consuming art,' Modern Painters, p.27 March
'Vivienne Griffin,' Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, March


Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland