David Cunningham   
David Cunningham                               

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David Cunningham's installation works explore the real time experience of the acoustic qualities of a space.  Locations have included Chisenhale Gallery London (1994), Biennale of Sydney (1998), The Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain 2003, subsequent installations have included ICC Tokyo, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Camden Arts Centre London and 1m3 Lausanne.

Currently The Listening Room is an exhibit at Laure Genillard London until 11th April 2015

Born 1954 in Ireland, artist and musician David Cunningham lives and works in London.  His first significant commercial success came with The Flying Lizards' record 'Money', an international hit in 1979.  Since then his work has ranged from pop music to gallery installations, including work for television, film, contemporary dance, and a series of collaborations with visual artists.

Since the release of his first album 'Grey Scale' in 1976 he has worked as a musician and record producer, engaging with an eclectic range of people and music, from pop groups (This Heat, Palais Schaumburg) to improvisers (David Toop, Steve Beresford) to Michael Nyman's music for Peter Greenaway's films and work with Ute Lemper and others.

Music for film and television has included Ken McMullen's films 'Zina' and (in collaboration with Michael Giles and Jamie Muir) 'Ghost Dance', and a series of film and television collaborations with visual artists which has included John Latham, David Hall, Stephen Partridge, Bruce McLean, Tony Sinden and a long continuing collaboration providing music and sound for William Raban's films.

Live music - alongside solo performances (see downloads) has involved collaboration and performances with Yasuaki Shimizu, Scanner, Panasonic, Kathy Acker, Michael Nyman, John Cage, Peter Gordon, John Greaves, Rie Nakajima, Apache 61 and others.

David Cunningham studied at Maidstone College of Art, one of the first students to join David Hall's pioneering Time-Based course within the Fine Art department. His degree exhibition consisted entirely of work in sound, a happy way to graduate from a visual arts college.[A.L. Rees 'This is a Sentence'] Cunningham's involvement in art education has continued over subsequent years, lecturing in many Fine Art departments and holding the positions of Research Fellow at both University of Newcastle and London College of Communication and Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art.

gallery websites:
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Chisenhale Gallery, London

Tate  Gallery

ICC Gallery, Tokyo
Laure Genillard
Carter Presents
Fruitmarket, Edinburgh
1m3, Lausanne
Beaconsfield, London
Anthony Reynolds
Parra Romero