Scrum is a curatorial duo specialising in contemporary art and consisting of Séamus Kealy and Tilo Schulz. Séamus Kealy is an international gallery and museum director, curator, artist and writer. Tilo Schulz is a self-taught artist, curator and writer. They first met as artists in 2002 during an artist residency at Museumsquartier, Vienna, and have worked together sporadically ever since. Projects together include I WAS SHOT IN THE BACK, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Tied Up and Down, The Model, Sligo Überschönheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, and Curated by_Vienna, Mario Mauroner Gallery, Vienna.
Séamus Kealy is Director of the Salzburger Kunstverein. Previously he was Director of The Model, Sligo, Ireland, which he took through a major redevelopment. Previous to that, he was Curator at the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto. His paintings have been exhibited internationally. He studied Fine Arts (BFA) under Jeff Wall among others and later Art History: Curatorial Studies (MA) at the University of British Columbia. Awards include the Curatorial Writing Award by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, and „Top Exhibition in Austria in 2014“ (Punctum), by Profil Magazin. He was also a Finalist for both the RBC National Painting Award in Canada (2002) and Lexmark Pan-European Painting Prize (2004).
As an artist, Schulz‘s solo exhibitions include the Kassák Museum in Budapest, Haus der Kunst in Munich, Kunstverein Hannover, the Vienna Secession, the Gallery of Contemporary Art Leipzig, and at the Espace Louis Vuitton during the 56th Venice Biennial. Schulz’s works have been included in Manifesta2 in Luxembourg, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Artist Space in New York, and the Fridericianum in Kassel. Schulz has curated exhibitions at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich; Magazin4 in Bregenz; the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn; the Ttemporary Kunsthalle Berlin, and e.w.e. – exhibition without exhibition, among others.
In addition to curating projects, Scrum offer mentorship to artists, curators and writers, including online workshops.
Wrestling together with contemporary art.