Born in Northern Ireland, UK, lives and studies in Helsinki, Finland.

Practising Artist and Scenographer working with Production Companies and Arts Projects. Dempsey has exhibited artwork and designs internationally throughout the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Finland with Stage Productions, Festivals, Museums, Publications, Art Fairs and a Quadrennial. He has founded an Artist-led Production Group and been awarded "Best Student Exhibition Experience" prize and the Prague Quadrennial 2019.

Involved Shows

2019
Prague Quadrennial 2019, Industrial Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
Cramp, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland
Sites and Situations - Floating Peripheries Conference, Lapland University
, Rovaniemi, Finland 
2018
DEMO - Digitalising Performance, Kallio Stage, Helsinki, Finland
Ihmemaa,
Gloria Stage, Helsinki
2017
Hubris, RUA Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2016
Are you Satisfied? ARK Books, Copenhagen, Denmark
Winter Open Exhibition, RUA Red Gallery, Dublin
NotYetSet, Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen
2015
Selfish Shellfish Salty, Northern Stage, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Art Cinema 3.5, Habitat, Svendborg, Denmark
2014
Float Art 2014, OXO Bargehouse, London, UK
Heaton Arts Festival, Newcastle
Contemporary Art Fair, Old Shire Hall, Durham, UK
The London Show, Truman Brewery, London
Newcastle Fine Art Degree Show 2014, Newcastle University
2013
Compound Communities, Brandt’s Passage, Odense
Affect, Brandt’s Museum, Odense
2012
Populace Project, Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle
The Departure Foundation, Tower House, Sunderland, UK

Education

2017-
Design for the Performing Arts Master of Arts Degree - Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
2010-2014
Fine Art Bachelor of Art Honours Degree - Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
2013
Bachelor of Arts BA Contemporary Art, Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Odense, Denmark

Prizes/Awards

2019
Awarded "Best Student Exhibtion Experience" Prize, Prague Quadrennial 2019, Czech Republic
2016
Winner of RUA Red Gallery Winter Open, Dublin, Ireland

Texts

  • Extract from “To store Latte”, Are you Satisfied? Oscar Dempsey, November 2016

  • Tender Bodies Zine, Praxis Gallery, Newcastle, Papaya Press, June 16

  • ’interv()l, Degree Show Edition Publication, Newcastle University, Staple Press, May 2014

  • Issue 7, Northumbria University, The Edge Magasine, March 14