Colin Darke’s work has for many years been informed by his interest in Marxism, primarily Karl Marx’s base and superstructure theory and Bertolt Brecht’s principles and practice of Epic Theatre.
Originally from England, Colin Darke has lived in the north of Ireland for twenty-five years. He studied at Goldsmiths College, London, from 1977 to 1980 and recently returned to study, completing his PhD at the University of Ulster between 2007 and 2010. Darke has exhibited extensively, in Ireland and beyond. Group shows have included Tracings, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (1998), Manifesta 3, Ljubljana (2000), Venice Biennale (2003), Busan Biennale, South Korea (2004), God and Goods (Italy, 2008), Imagined Communities, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2013) and Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2013). He has held solo shows in London, Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Drogheda, Oakville, and Livorno.