Danny Treacy, by Chris Terry.



Danny Treacy is a process led artist based in London, he works primarily with photography, his immersive practice also incorporates elements of sculpture, performance, collecting and anthropology. He has exhibited in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Finland and the U.S. The series has also been featured and discussed in many magazines and publications, including ‘Autofocus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography’, Thames & Hudson, London, 2010 and ‘Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography’, Phaidon Press, London 2006.

He received an MA in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2002, and completed an artist-in-residency at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 2008, later that year he had his first solo exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery, London.





2000 – 2002 MA. Fine Art Photography, Royal College of Art, London.

1995 – 1998 BA, Photography, University of Brighton, Brighton.

1994 – 1995 Art Foundation Diploma, Stockport College, Stockport.



Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012 Them, Joye Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2010 Them, Rise Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2008 Them, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK.

2008 Those, The Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.



Selected Group Exhibitions:

2013 – 2015 3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night, Touring show: (Bluecoat Gallery, Exchange Gallery, Chapter Gallery, Ferens Gallery).

2012 Capital, George & Jorgen gallery.

2010 Them, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

2010 Flash Forward Photography Festival, Toronto.

2010 The Future Can Wait, Shoreditch Town Hall, London.

2010 One Hour Photo, American University Museum, Washington DC.

2010 Demonology, Charlie Smith London, London.

2009 The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery, London.

2010 Theatres of the Real, PhotoMuseum, Antwerp.

2008 In Our World: New Photography In Britain, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena.

2006 Anatomies of Desire, Encosta Gallery, Lisbon.

2005 To Be Continued, British Council, Helsinki.

2005 Divergent Gazes, Mutual Appropriations, Encosta Gallery, Lisbon.

2005 The Instant of My Death, Gallery Dels Angels, Barcelona.

2004 The House In The Middle, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

2004 The Jerwood Photography Award Touring Exhibition, UK.

2003 Permissible Infractions, Art at U.C.Davis, University of California.

2003 Twenty White Chairs, The Wapping Project, London.

2002 The Show, Royal College of Art, London.

2002 The Red Mansion Spero Prize, London Institute Gallery, London.




2008 Artist in Residence, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.



Work held in collections:

Portland Art Museum.

The British Council Collection.

The Omer Koc Collection.




2009 The Man Group Photography Prize.

2003 The Inaugural Jerwood/Portfolio Photography Award.

2002 The Photographers’ Gallery Graduate Award.

1998 The Nagoya University of Arts’ Award (Japan).



Teaching/Short Courses:

As an Associate Lecturer (AL) I have experience that includes the writing and delivery of contextual workshops, master classes and short courses. Marking unit work and degree shows and portfolio reviews. While in my role as a Visiting Lecturer (VL) I visit a variety of Higher education courses where my duties include the presentation of practice, running contextual workshops and holding tutorials.


2017 – Present (AL), London College of Fashion, UAL.

2008 – Present (AL), Camberwell College of Art, UAL.


2004 – 2017 Visiting Lecturer at the following institutions: University of Plymouth, University of Huddersfield, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chelsea College of Art, Stockport College, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Leeds College of Art, Central St. Martins, University of Brighton, London College of Fashion, University of Bedfordshire, Camberwell College of Art, London College of Communication, Westminster College of Art, University of Exeter.



Participatory/Education Workshops/Education Resources:

2017 Belongings, site specific workshop, University of Coahuila, Mexico.

2017 Portrait as Transformation, MARCO Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico.

2015 Two day project, Globe Academy School, South London Gallery, London.

2014 Main contributing artist, The Body in Art, Teachers’ Resource, Courtauld Institute

2013 Art and Education, summer school with arts curators and teachers, Tate Modern.

2012 5 day workshop with higher education students, The Photographers’ Gallery.

2012 Workshops and portfolio reviews, Tate Britain, London.

2011 Artist’s talk and site specific workshop on the River Thames, Courtauld Institute.




2017 Bare Lives, Valerie Morrison, University of Burgundy, France.

2013 Source magazine Issue 76

2010 Time Out London, In the Studio With Danny Treacy.

2010 Fotografia Magazine, nr 33.

2010 The Metro Newspaper, 20.09.10.

2010 The British Journal of Photography.

2010 Autofocus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Thames & Hudson.

2009 Hotshoe International, Issue 162.

2009 Theatres of The Real (Catalogue), Photoworks Publishing.

2009 New Light, Portfolio Magazine Production, 2009.

2009 Artkey. No 11.

2008 Key Magazine. #12.

2008 Ppaper Magazine. #75.

2008 In Our World: New Photography In Britain (Catalogue), Skira Publishing.

2008 Refresh Magazine. Issue 51.

2006 Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon Press, London.

2006 Livraison Magazine. No 2.

2006 Portfolio Catalogue. No.43.

2005 To Be Continued. (Catalogue). British Council.

2004 The House in the Middle. (Catalogue) Photoworks.

2004 Camera Austria. 88/2004.

2004 Blueprint Magazine.  No. 218.

2003 Portfolio Catalogue. No.38.

2003 Photoworks. Autumn/Winter 2003.

2003 Another Magazine. Spring/Summer Edition.

2002 Art Review (The Best of the Graduate Shows).

2002 Hot Shoe International.

2002 i-D Magazine. Issue No.224.

2002 Tank Magazine. Vol 3. Issue 3.

2000 Creative Review. Vol 20. No.3.