ALAN PHELAN studied at Dublin City University and Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. He has exhibited widely internationally including BOZAR, Brussels; Whitney Museum, New York; Chapter, Cardiff; SKUC, Ljubljana; Feinkost, Berlin; OK11, Helsinki; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai; Galeria Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires and Treignac Projet, France. In Ireland exhibitions include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Golden Thread Gallery, Oonagh Young Gallery, Mother's Tankstation, Dublin; MCAC, Portadown; Limerick City Gallery of Art; Solstice, Navan and The Black Mariah, Cork.
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I would like to say that there is a direct line of literary brilliance between Baudelaire as the first modernist art critic and poet, and Derek Mahon, the most significant Irish poet of the second part of the 20th century.