Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence sound-checking at  Marres Center for Contemporary Culture (2017)
13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is delighted to be participating in I Spy, I Spy, a little lie- the fifth edition of Marres Currents, curated by Evelyn Simons and Isabel Van Bos.

In this day and age of virtual communication with its echo chambers and filter bubbles, political propaganda, the construction and transmission of myths, whitewashing, etc., artists raise questions regarding our methods to transmit knowledge, and re-examine the tools we have to communicate with one another. This exhibition therefore departs from ideas related to Knowledge Commons, the philosophy pursuing a society in which information can be collectively owned, shared and managed as opposed to the privatisation of knowledge. How can collective knowledge generate collective consciousness?  (Simons/ Van Bos)

Participating artists: Henry Andersen, Felix Breidenbach, Alejandro Céron, Nicholas Hoffman, Aurélie d’Incau, Jesuus, Tim Löhde, José Montealegre, Ektor Ntourakos, Johanna Odersky, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier), Parasite 2.0, Nadia Perlov, Maria Gil Ulldemolins and Remko Van der Auwera.

Scenography: Parasite 2.0

Marres- Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht.




Gary Farrelly, parliament building (2017), embroidery on postcard

CentralTrak - University of Texas Artists Residency
a hard place

An exhibition of artists and architects addressing and responding to the legacy of Brutalism; a dominant post war architectural movement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration. 

Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE). Curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly.

18. 8. – 24. 9. 2017

Opening reception, 29h of August 2017 at 7 pm 

Comprehensive documentation courtesy of Julia Zinnbauer
500X Gallery 
500 Exposition Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226 



image courtesy of OJAI NORD (2016)

Chris Dreier (OJAI Nord) and Gary Farrelly (OJAI Sud) image: Dallas bureau (2017)

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence

>> Fruit Efficiency <<

August 26 - September 23

Fruit Efficiency is the first Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence exhibition in North America. An OJAI information and research bureau will function as a fusion center for the organisation's site-specific reconnaissance and psycho cartography. A selection of our postal correspondence- curated around the themes of architecture, finance and terrorism will be on display. The organisation's second annual report will be published and made available for public scrutiny. A bureaucratic performance will take place at the inauguration of the exhibition and will involve: administration as seduction, transport infrastructure as music and softly spoken words for management.

The opening is on 26.08.2017 at RO2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215

Further Information



OJAI, reading room (2017), Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin.

OJAI ‐ Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence
Fruit Solutions

Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 2017, at 7 p.m.
with a performance and tape release by Dexia Defunct at 9 p.m.
Open to the public: 11. February ‐ 26. March 2017

Bingo: Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Architectural concept provided by ScAle Architects

Bülowstraße 52
10783 Berlin
Opening hours: Wed ‐ Fri 1 – 7 p.m. / Sat 1 – 5 p.m.

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence





22.10.2016 - 25.01.2017

LOW HANGING FRUIT is the first exhibition by the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly). The exhibition explores bureaucratic and administrative strategies as modes of cultural production. Results and analyse from the recent OJAI policy and instincts opinion poll will be presented as well as plans for a world head-quarters designed by ScAle Architects (Benedetta Alessi and Maurizio Scalera). The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence will present the organisations first annual general report as well as a critical text by Julia Zinnbauer. There will be noise performance by Dexia Defunct (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly) in collaboration with Frank Lohmeyer.




Gary Farrelly, typing on paper, posted in Berlin street/ object presumed destroyed (2016)


An exhibition with
Matias Bechtold, Chris Dreier, Gary Farrelly, Alekos Hofstetter & Florian Göpfert,
Dirk Krecker and Christine Weber
Galerie Lisi Haemmerle (Bregenz) in cooperation with Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin)

More sceptical is the work of Gary Farrelly and Dirk Krecker who interrogate the aesthetics of modernity: Farrelly subverts the representation of modernist buildings by hand-embroidering them with delicate patterns while Krecker has punched holes into white sheets of paper with a typewriter. The results of these seemingly strenuous activities are fragile textures reminiscent of complex urban structures and at the same time of digital information overload.        
                                                                                                             (Der Standard 13/08/2016)
Galerie Lisi Hämmerle

Anton-Schneider-Strasse 4a

A - 6900 Bregenz

Tel./Fax: +43 (0) 5574 52452 Mobile: +43 (0) 664 52 88 239

Opening times Wednesday–Friday 3–7 pm, Saturday from 4–7 pm and by appointment


OneOnOne, Brussels

foreground: David Lunney, background: Gary Farrelly; image courtesy of Ella de Burca.

Gary Farrelly, college wrestlers (2016), embroidery on found image.

Stefan Banz, Ella de Burca, Gary Farrelly, David Lunney, Léa Mayer and Pope L will will square up to the theme of boxing, not to splay it lifelessly across a canvas but to vigorously recatalise the pugilistic narrative. The artist will become boxer and questions of body, ego, society, medium and representation will be brought into focus with adrenal clarity amid a series of fractious blows. The exhibition is the curatorial initiative of Anthony Colclough. 

Opening night wil feature: Professor Vanreusel of KU Leuven, brief academic discussion, 'Boxing, art and poetry'. Barbara Pereyra and Billie Hanne dance performance.

25 May at 18:00–22:00
Exhibition closes 10 June

Clovis XV, Boulevard Clovis, 15, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.



foreground: Gary Farrelly, administrative building (2016) courtesy of Julia Zinnebauer.

Gary Farrelly, 3rd generation quasi-autonomous stitch on medical facility (2016).

30. 4. – 4. 6. 2016

Opening on Sat, 30th of April 2016 at 7 pm
An exhibition about the efficacy of postwar modernist architecture on contemporary art with works by Matias Bechtold, Laure catugier, Chris Dreier, EVOL, Gary Farrelly, Alekos Hofstetter & Florian Göpfert, Carsten Nicolai, Tim Trantenroth und Julia Zinnbauer, curated by Alekos Hofstetter.

galerie weisser elefant
Auguststraße 21 10117 Berlin
Di – Fr 11 – 19 Uhr Sa 13 – 19 Uhr 

exihibition documentation at scissorella




Image: Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence (2016)
Our second performance as Dexia Defunct takes place at Bei Ruth bar in Neukölln on March 25th. The latest installment of the DD collaboration is a soundscape made up of office machinery, administrative processes and transport infrastructure. The recordings are combined with spoken word content: collaboratively researched financial data, self-hypnosis and language tutorial. The performance is taking place as part of:

„Ich hoere dauernd Huehner“ – Bob Rutman & Zam Johnson + Feedbackorchester + Dexia Defunct + Flamingo Creatures + DJs Plattentektonik. Curated by Ansgar Wilken.

Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence (2016): Gary Farrelly (left) and Chris Dreier (right). Image Ann Christine Freuwoerth

Dexia Defunct had it's inaugural concert Musique Concrete for the age of communication and control at the Bokal Royale in Brussels last June.  Dexia Defunct is a part of the OJAI Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence, a research collaboration focused on economic modeling, post-war architecture and personal inventory systems. OJAI activity manifests in co-authored bureaucracy, sound performance, mail-art and photography.



image courtesy of Kitty Kamp
Gary Farrelly, consolidated exercise 1 (2015), 29 x 35 inches.

Policy Documents is Gary Farrelly’s first solo exhibition in New York. Research material comprised of typed lists, diagrams and self-generated flotsam institute an atmosphere of bureaucracy and office. Self-representation through administrative systems is the central proposition. Materials employed include: carbon paper, spray paint, stencils, a typewriter and office stationary. The curator is Suzi Teo.

Museum Quality is a minuscule space, in the setting of a mall, hidden behind a taxicab dispatcher. It is an unlikely venue for showcasing conceptual art and design. In marked contrast to the cookie-cutter white cubes, Museum Quality is an attempt to design a forum that harkens back to ad hoc artist run spaces, with minimal red tape; an experimental lab to redefine the language of institution and space.

Gary Farrelly
Policy Documents

On view Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2015

Museum Quality
59 Pearl Street 
Brooklyn, New York 11201 



Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly, AAA rated recording, limited edition hand made cassette, White Trash Gallery, Illinois.

A specially recorded noise composition by Dexia Defunct (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly) will be broadcast in the small rural city of LaSalle, Illinois. The public broadcast is the headline event of a spoken word/ noise art exhibition happening at White Trash Gallery. The composition is made up of recordings of domestic and office machinery as well as sounds of transport infrastructure, toy weapons and site-specific distortion loops. The piece also features an information-heavy voiceover. Limited edition/ stamped and approved cassettes have been dispatched from Brussels (via Berlin) to LaSalle and will be on display and available for purchase.


RECHERCHES 15, Tournai

Gary Farrelly, Atomium (2015), hand embroidered picture postcard.

TAMAT - Le Centre d'art contemporain du textile de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles présente « Recherches 15 ». L'exposition et publication sont les fruits des expérimentations textiles des boursiers fréquentant les ateliers de Recherches et d'Expérimentations pendant une année. 

TAMAT - The Center for contemporary textile art of Brussels and Wallonia presents « Recherches 15 ». The exhibition and publication are the culmination of  research carried out by the museum's eight artist's in residence.  

Gary Farrelly
Claire Williams
Caroline Fainke
Adam Weiner
Maximilien Ramoul
Clara Montoya
Sophie Duquesne
Vincent Sainlez

Vernissage le 02.10.15 de 18h à 21h
Visite guidée gratuite le dimanche 04 octobre à 14h30

9 Place Reine-Astrid BE7500 Tournai Belgique - Tél +32(0)69 23 42 85 - info@tamat.be


DEXIA DEFUNCT, Berlin/ Brussels

Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier during the inaugural Dexia Defunct performance in Brussels. Photo by  Julia Zinnbauer.

Musique Concrète for the age of communication and control
Recorded sounds and noises, a modular machine and a technocratic voice form the Dexia Defunct experience. Founded this year by artists Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly as part of a new collaboration including mail art, photography and lists. Dexia Defunct had it's first concert with Burqamachines at Bokal Royal in Brussels this June.  www.soundcloud.com/dexia-defunct.



Gary Farrelly, correspondence art installation,(2015), Grölle Pass Projects


>>GLUE <<

24.01.2015 - 15.03.2015

Two qualities unite the work. The first is a manual fixation; a polymorphic perversity. Both artists indulge in a pleasure in making, and in machines of production. This is tempered with a tendency towards humour, both linguistic and visual – of labour and of taste. There is an atmosphere of crap glamour and DIY decadence: an unpacking of taste and its tyranny.

Zeichnungen : Bilder : Objekte : Video

Mittwoch bis Freitag
16.00 – 19.00 Uhr
11.00 – 14.30 Uhr




A selection of postal works on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Republika Srpska (2013).

I have been dispatching a series of advanced Mail Artworks to MSURSThe Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska since January 2013. The correspondence artworks have been departing my studio at monthly intervals without envelope. I unilaterally instigated the process and the initial dispatches were not solicited by MSURS. As the content accumulated in Republika Srpska the curatorial staff at the museum have become active collaborators in the process: documenting and archiving every piece upon arrival.

In February 2014 a selection the of works were shown as part of a major group exhibition at the museum entitled Iz/usetnosti (which translates as Extraordinaries). Since mid 2014 the collection has been part of the permanent public collection the museum.

Gary Farrelly, dispatch 2016084 (2016), MSURS, Republika Srpska.



Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

GOING POSTAL - an exhibition of diverse postal art production, processes and materials. Including works by: 

Michael Corris
Gary Farrelly
John Pomara
Sam Schonzeit

Opening Reception 7-10 pm Friday August 16
Art Talk / Pot Luck 7-9 pm Sunday August 18 
Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 12-6 pm and by appointment
The show will close on September 14

RE gallery 
1717 Gould Street 
Dallas tx 75215 

The series of postcards by Michael Corris are all adaptations of prior bodies of work made during
the 1980s. As postcards, they intend to exploit a more public model for making and disseminating of art. While they index other projects that were originally exhibited in the form of typographic book works, commissioned political posters, or informational materials related to activist campaigns, they also stand on their own as tokens of another kind of exchange.

Gary Farrelly’s works are mailed without envelope in the standard post, thus exposed to 
bureaucratic and procedural alteration / molestation. Whole exhibitions are incrementally transmitted in this manner. Large works are disassembled into or created as constituent parts for unitary dispatch. Farrelly has been sending the works to RE gallery since early 2013 from his home base of Pickering Forest, Ireland. Several works are also collaborations with Sam Schonzeit where they mailed works back and forth, altering each others along the way. Gary's work is courtesy of Ro2 Art.

John Pomara’s ready made mailer paintings are not really paintings but studies in color for a' larger painting series titled “96 Tears”. The mailer bar codes were similar in composition to the larger paintings pixelated stencils. By precisely utilizing the mailers as dip sticks, Pomara was offered visual solutions on a smaller less invested scale before taking on the larger sized works. Part happy accident, part rigorous study, these reused mailer paintings are quirky small works that hover between abstraction and the everyday. John's work is courtesy of Barry Whistler Gallery.

Sam Schonzeit’s works include a mail art subscription program where he enlists patrons to receive an original postal art work through the mail each month. This program was in particular response to the fact that Sam did not have a gallery to show his work at the time. Therefore he created his own art production, distribution and income system through the postal service. A small catalog documenting the history of his mail art subscription program was also produced for the Going Postal show. Sam also creates small abstract mask and spray paintings made in the size of postcards. These small works on paper are sold in select places, and while they may be used as postcards to be mailed, they are also beautiful little gems to be individually collected. 

                                                                     Gary Farrelly, dispatch 2013110 (2013)



Terminal Compositions
November 9 - December 8, 2012

110 North Akard Street/ Dallas, Texas 75210/ (214) 803-9575

Friday, November 9, 7 - 10pm

Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 5pm

Gary Farrelly, Leigh Bowery International Airport (2012), mixed media on board,  115cm x 80cm, RO2 Art, Dallas.

I would like to thank Marina Guinness, Oisin Byrne, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Violet Ogden, Camilla Monroe and RO2 Art for their generosity, support and assistance at all stages in the execution of this project. It is sincerely and profoundly appreciated. 


KUNSTBUREAU, Pickering Forest

Image of the artist's studio in summer 2012, photograph by Oisin Byrne.

The pieces are currently being created at the Kunstbureau (artist's studio) at Pickering Forest in Ireland. The completed works will be exhibited in a show called Terminal Compositions at RO2 Art's project space in downtown Dallas this November.



Gary Farrelly, airport postcard #2 (2012), mixed media on paper, 21cm x 15cm, Parkingallery Projects, Tehran.

A series of small and medium artworks by will be shown as part of an exhibition entitled Control Tower at Tehran's Parkingallery Projects. The artworks are mail art correspondence dispatched to the exhibition's curator Amirali Ghasemi as part of an ongoing bilateral dialogue. The mail art pieces will be installed alongside five technocratic drawings created especially for the exhibition.

Parkingallery project presents
Control Tower
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi / Parking Projects
Mona Abbaspour / Mojtaba Adibi / Borna Ahmadi /Mojtaba Amini  / Ghazaleh Bahiraie  / Shilan Borhani  / Anita Esfandiari / Gary Farrelly / Pegah Feizabadi / Amirali Ghasemi / Anahita Hekmat / Honmoz New Art Group  / Yashar Lavaee / Mahta Saghafi / Hamed Sahihi / Parvin Shokri / Martin Shamounpoor / Tehran Carnival and John Mattavosian

11th of April 2012, 15 – 20
Public Viewing: 12th – 24th April 12-20 Thu. 12-18  &  Fri. from 17-20.
Gallery is closed on Saturdays instead of Tuesdays.

No2.Golestan Blvd. Africa (Jordan) Blvd. Tehran



Assembling at Galerie Modonov for the 'The New Obsessive Tour of Dublin' , image by onlinesketchpad.wordpress.com

As part of his exhibition All roads lead to Neustern, artist Gary Farrelly leads 'The New Obsessive Tour of Dublin', a guided walking tour that will reinvent the histories and functions of the captial's built environment. Taking in existing architecture, Farrelly's tour will warp the Dublin you know into a Dublin unhinged, reimagined, and manipulated by the artist's will and whim - cue H-bomb-proof secret police headquarters, ministries for sexual morality and mind-control, and state visits via U-boat up the Liffey. The tour begins at pop-up gallery space Galerie Modonov at 3pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome. The tour will terminate at Galerie Modonov where refreshments will be served!

The tour departs from Galerie Modonov: Saturday, November 19, 2011at 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

'All roads lead to Neustern' continues at Galerie Modonov, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 1 until 26 November.



Gary Farrelly, The artist as autonomous coastal city state(2011)[detail] , image courtesy of the artist.

All roads lead to Neustern
November 10 - November 26, 2011

Farrelly has repeatedly returned to the invented nation state as a site for the conversion of what appears as personal whim into what is wielded as political will. While previous works have featured the imposition of the artist’s private fixations onto the infrastructures of power and nationhood – particularly via the names and nomenclature of imagined urban spaces – the Neustern project takes this further, investing the territory with an intricate phantasm of history, economy, politics, culture, ideology, mythology and society.

Thursday, November 10, 7 - 10pm
Galerie Modonov, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tuesday through Sunday, 11 - 5pm

Gary Farrelly, Neustern and associated alphabetized street index, image by www.onlinesketchpad.wordpress.com