Aoife Casey received a Diploma in Fine Art Painting from DLIADT in 2001, followed by qualifications in Sustainable Development and Fabric and Fibre Arts, followed by a degree in Fine Art Sculpture from NCAD in 2009. She uses her varied backgrounds to inform her practice. Aoife has exhibited in Tasmania as well as throughout Ireland including the Tig Fili in Cork, Kenny’s Gallery Galway, The Mantua Arts Centre Roscommon, The Dublin Art Mill, This is Not A Shop, The Joinery, La Cathedral Studios and Powerscourt Townhouse Dublin aswell as arts festivals country wide.
As an artist I seek to actively challenge concepts of gender, sexuality and the body politic through performances, using costume aswell as audience participation which both collaborate with the body to visually display notions of internal conflict and self realisation and perhaps self-acceptance. I reconceptualise notions of self through the objectification of the body in space or environments; a field, a body sculpture, a hidden room, a wardrobe or a river bank.These explorations are documented and presented (mainly through installations/kinetic sculptures) in such a way the viewer can fully immerse themselves in a potential reavaluation of themselves. I explore how our bodies inhabitat space and time. I have a curiosity in relation to the living form, how it negotiates itself in various environments, under various conditions be they lighting or vacinity. I question the notions of art and the autonomy of the work itself through use of the body as language. Having been trained in fabric, fibre and dress design, I use costumes as functioning aparatus’ which collaborated with the body in the space. During the works, the audience is either invited to enter the immediate space or actively engage with the structure/piece performed in. Using a language of images, gestures, spaces and more recently accompanied instrumental sounds; I invite the audience into a gentle dialogue. The audience is invited to experience the work without too many preconditions and is encouraged to explore the whole space and be present in the moment.
May 2012 Linklighters Photography exhibit, Centre for Creative Practive, Dublin 2
April 2012 Abandon,Performance, The Old Mill,Dublin 14
Feb 2012 Unit 1, performance at The Exchange, temple bar, Dublin 2
August 2011 ‘Tin Girl’ Performance, NextStage Live Art Show, The Back Loft, Thomas St. D.2
July 2011 Homeless Gallery Group Photography Show, Darklight Studios, Dublin
Dec 2010 Transgression-Ormond Studios, Ormond Quay D.2, performance 2 hours
Oct 2010 Re-performance of ‘We are Sacred Bodies of Sacred Geometries’, Interdisciplinary Performance Evening, Block T, Smithfield,Dublin
August 2010 Tuam Arts Festival 2010 The Girl with the Golden Stones, performance
July 2010 Sproai Festival 2010; ‘Everyone is an Audience’, Soma ArtBox, Waterford (one hour)
May 2010 SoGo Festival, May Bank Holiday, Georges St , South William St festival of The Arts
April 11th Mamuska International Performance Collective Event, Le Cat Salons, Le Cathedral Studios, Thomas Street
March 2010 The St. Patricks Day Festival Shop If You Can, Look If You Want, Art Trail
Dec 17th 2009 The Joinery Gallery, Nature of The Beast, 1 hr Durational Body Sculpture Performance @, Stoney Batter.
Dec 2009 St.Mary’s Hospital Art Exhibit of students work from the Care ,Centre, Phoenix Park
Oct 2009 The Darklight Festival Live Installation, 2 hour durational performance @The Dublin art Mill curated by Amanda Coogan
June 2009 BA Sculpture Graduate Show, NCAD, D2
May 2008 The Joinery Gallery Work exhibited BusStopBus mobile bus exhibit