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Terence Erraught




Visit: www.terenceerraught.com

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Artist statement:

Currently living and working in Dublin, Ireland.

My practice encompasses predominantly digital video, video installation and performative events.

Artworks have been shown in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally including; Los Angles Centre for Digital Art (Los Angeles, California), Riverside Studios (London, England), The MART (Dublin, Ireland), Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (Dublin, Ireland), The LAB (Dublin, Ireland),  Custom House Studios and Gallery (Mayo, Ireland), The Shed (Galway, Ireland), Cross Gallery (Dublin, Ireland), National Botanical Gardens (Dublin, Ireland).

Mediums of exploration are central to the creative process and the final work itself, with a strong focus on the use of paint, (recycled) cardboard and domestic materials.

Areas of exploration include humour, everyday absurdities, site specific engagement and the incorporation of domestic objects (creating an alternative use for these). These elements exist alongside Rube Goldberg’s concepts in terms of cause and effect incorporated with the use of complicated objects to complete potentially or otherwise simple results.

Inspiration arises from the era of vaudeville, classical oil painting traditions and film (with a wide range of sources spanning from 1980s comedies to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton).

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Aoibheann Greenan




www.aoibheanngreenan.com

Aoibheann Greenan is a Dublin-based artist working at the intersection of visual art and experimental theatre. Her interactive installation-cum-performances expose the processes by which culture and identity are evaluated in our techno-globalized era. Myth and ritual merge with pop-cultural tropes, conjuring heightened caricatures of cultures that parody the tourist gaze. By engaging in strategies that foster collaboration and audience participation, Greenan’s work seeks to destabilize ideologies of self and other that underlie our current system.

Greenan graduated from NCAD in 2010 (1st class hons). Most recently she presented her touring production titled The Perfect Wagner Rite at The RHA as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival, which received a nomination for Best Visual Production. Her work has been selected for solo exhibitions at, among others- Import Projects, Berlin (2016); Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2015) and The RHA, Dublin (2014). She has presented solo events at The KW Institute, Berlin (2016) and Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2014). She has participated in group exhibitions at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013) and EVA International, Limerick (2012). Greenan has received a numerous awards and grants for her work, both in Ireland and abroad.

Upcoming

‘Destroy These Walls, Arena 1, Los Angeles, July 2017

‘Destroy these Walls’, MART, Dublin, August 2017

 

Solo Exhibitions

‘ The Perfect Wagner Rite,’ Import Projects, Berlin & The RHA, Dublin (2016)

‘DMC; Dunmurry May-day Conspiracy,’ Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2015)

‘Les Fleurs du Mal,’ Futures 14, RHA, Dublin (2014)

‘Lotus Eater,’ Roscommon Arts Centre (2013)

‘Tahiti Syndrome’, The Joinery, Dublin & EVA International, Limerick (2012)

‘Rodeo Oracle,’ The Lab, Dublin (2011)

 

‘Motels and Mineral Surfaces,’ The NAG, Dublin (2011)

Solo Events

‘ The Perfect Wagner Rite,’ One Night Stand, Kunstwerke KW, Berlin (2016)

‘Bealtaine,’ Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2015)

‘Lotuseater,’ Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2014)

 

Two-Person Exhibitions

Twenty Years of the Fingal Arts Office,’ Farmleigh House, Dublin (2014)

‘For Persons Unknown,’ IMMA, Dublin (2013)

‘The Cloud’, Amharc Fhine Gall 2010, DraÍocht Arts Centre, Dublin (2011)

Group Exhibitions

‘Futures Anthology Show,’ RHA, Dublin (2015)

‘The Irish Times Downstairs Dublin,’ Merrion Square, Culture Night (2015)

‘Once Upon a Story,’ The Ark, Dublin (2015)

‘All-Dayers,’ Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (2013)

‘Conglomerate,’ Catalyst Art Centre, Belfast (2013)

‘Ob-Skyr,’ SIM, Reykjavik (2013)

‘Pallas Periodical Review,’ Pallas Projects, Dublin (2012)

‘Tentamen,’ 13 North Great Georges St, Dublin (2012)

‘Circling the Square,’Gracelands, Limerick (2012) EVA International, Limerick (2012)

LINK Festival, Block B, Dublin (2012)

‘Around A Volta’, Chateau de Servieres, Marseilles (2011)

‘SOMA Open Studio,’ SOMA, Mexico City (2011)

‘Jockeyism’, Block T, Smithfield, Dublin (2011) Resident Group Show, Block T, Dublin (2011)

‘Sculpture in Context’, The Botanic Gardens, Dublin (2010)

‘When a Stranger Calls a Friend of a Friend’, Project 165, Toronto, Canada (2010) RDS Student Art Awards, Travelling Exhibition  (2010)

NCAD Degree Show, Dublin 8 (2010)

‘Sugar Coated’, The Back Loft, Dublin 8 (2010)

‘The Art of Nurture’, The Manchester Art Gallery (2010) RDS Student Art Awards, Travelling Exhibition (2009) Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands (2009)

‘ZYXT’; The Factory Space, Dublin 1 (2009)

 

Awards and Residencies

Best Visual Production award nomination, Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival (2016) Fingal Arts Council Bursary (2016)

Fingal County Council Studio Award, RHA (2016/2017) Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award (2016)

Culture Ireland Grant (2016)

Embassy of Ireland Berlin Sponsorship (2016)

Temple Bar Gallery Project Studio Award (2015/2016) Fingal Arts Council Bursary (2014)

SIM Residency, Reykjavik (2013) Fingal Arts Council Bursary (2013)

Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award (2013) SOMA Summer Residency, Mexico City (2011)

Chateau de Servieres Residency, Marseilles (2011)

 

Publications

‘Optimum Viewing Points,’ Jose Miguel Jimenez, DRAFF, Issue 4, September 2016

‘How is it Made?’ Visual Artists News Sheet, July/ August 2016

‘Engine of Inspiration,’ Pavel Barter, The Sunday Times, 24 May 2015

‘DMC,’ Sara Baume, 2015

‘Back to the Delorean and on to the Future,’ Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 28 April 2015

‘Stranger than History,’ James Merrigan, +Billion-Journal, 24 April 2015

‘Art and Soul,’ Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times, Jan 4 2014

‘Seven Impertinent Notes on Tentamen’, Davey Moor, 2012

‘After the Future,’ James Merrigan, +BILLION- Journal, 2012

‘Exit Limerick 2012′, Limerick Leader, 2012

‘Tahiti Syndrome,’ Paper Visual, Davey Moor, 2012

‘Watch out for the Canaries in the coal mine’, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 19 June, 2010

Collections

Arts Council of Ireland

Fingal Arts Council

SOMA, Mexico City

 

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Steven Maybury




Visit: www.stevenmaybury.com

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Using familiar and everyday materials Maybury focuses on our relationship with the temporary as a way to reflect upon the beauty and the energy rooted in the rhythms and cycles of our surroundings. Primarily a drawing based practice; Maybury extends his knowledge and understanding of drawing into sculptures, installations and animations.. Appropriating found and sourced materials, his work looks to defuse our obsession with archiving, security, permanency and preservation. In recent drawings he also exposes selected areas of the image to light for varying lengths of time, which in many cases is an open-ended process without a fixed timescale. This introduces a further dimension, creating additional disruptions, as well as new geometries, and enhancing the works’ impermanence.  

Maybury’s practice is dedicated to intertwining cultural interests, artistic concerns and leisurely rituals as a reflection on our physical relationships in this world.

Since leaving art college in 2012, he has been awarded a number of artist bursaries, awards and residencies, and in 2013 took part in a European touring exhibition, ‘40-40-40’, which showcased new talent in Ireland’s state art collection. Solo and two-person shows include:  ‘Anicca’, The Library Project, Dublin (2016 solo), Dukkha, Platform Arts, Belfast (2016 solo); ‘Jigsaws, Combs and Rulers’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Groove Chronicles’, Market Studios, Dublin (solo, 2014); ‘Radical Line’, Pallas Projects, Dublin (solo, 2014); and with Claire McCluskey: ‘Synthesis I’, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2013), and ‘Synthesis II’, Tactic Gallery, Cork (2013). In 2016 he wss invited to present works with The drawing Works agency and in 2014 he also was invited to present his drawings on The Drawing Suite, a blog for contemporary European drawing. Recent group exhibitions include: The RHA Annual, Dublin (2016, 15,14,13 – invited); Glitch art fair, Rua Red (2015); ‘Re-ignite’, Customs House, Westport (2015); Tulca contemporary art fair, Galway (2014) and ‘On Beauty’, Roscommon Arts Centre (2015).

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

‘Koi No Yokan’   101 Exhibit, Los Angeles July 2017
A Rhythm Exposed (Routines: 5-6)   MART,  Rathmines May 2017

 

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Helen Mac Mahon




Visit : www.helenmacmahon.com

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Helen Mac Mahon is an Irish artist currently based in Dublin and exhibited in Ireland, Europe, the US and Asia. Her work takes the form of installations, sculpture and photography that explore light and perception.

“My practice is concerned primarily with the phenomena of light, movement, perception and space. The work strives to observe and reveal the ecosystem that exists between the viewer and these intangible elements that exist in a perpetual state of transformation. Changes occurring in each facet has a perceptible impact on others, revealing previously overlooked properties and characteristics.

My investigation of these elements is experimental in nature, and this exploratory process is as important as the finished piece, the unpredictability of the techniques often being key to discovery.  I use commonplace materials, such as light, glass, and lenses that have the potential to act in surprising ways, distorting and obscuring the very things it is their function to reveal. Each component acts as a catalyst, bringing to light unseen potential in the simplest of materials. Maintaining the integrity of the materials is also important, so the viewer is allowed to experience the everyday objects  in  new and often unexpected ways.”

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Between Dog and Wolf,   Galway Arts Centre, January 2017
ILLUSION on Tour Liberty Science Center, New Jersey, January 2017
Helen Mac Mahon & Sofie Loscher MART, Rathmines April 2017
ILLUSION on Tour OMSI, Portland, USA. November 2017

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Adam Gibney




Visit: www.adamgibney.com

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Artist Statement

I engage with sound, sculpture and electronics in my practice as a means to dissect and manipulate language. The work grapples with parts of knowledge generated by Modern Physics that are hard to imagine or convey in words as certain theories or principles are non-intuitive. I am interested in how our symbolic descriptions of reality, even the axiomatic, have proven to be only temporary and tentative.

The solid formal structures that held truth now exist precariously within the newfound multitudes of reality.  The rigorous quest for certainty seems to only expand the terrain of uncertainty. Man has created an abstract language in Mathematics to convey underlying governing principles of our reality, and in so doing a platonic world is created. This world can often become difficult or impossible to convey in everyday language; it is in these places that our imagination and perception are tested.

To delve into the ambiguous nature of the language we use to describe these inherently uncertain fields, I create generative code and installation. Through the programming of interactive code, which embodies scientific principles and quandaries, I aim to overcome the difficulties of uncovering fundamental truths about the world through the abstract manipulations of words and concepts. Using a minimalist approach to installation design, I try to manoeuvre the use of technology for aesthetic and physical application.

 Biography

Adam Gibney is a Dublin based artist who graduated from IADT in 2010. He was the recipient of the IMOCA Graduate Award, the Aileen MacKeogh Award and the Siamsa Tíre Emerging Artist Award. His solo exhibitions include Limbo-Excavated (2011), RE:definition (2012) ,  Exercises of an Audionaut (2014) and Euclid, I miss you…(2016). Other notable exhibitions include Futures (Royal Hibernian Academy, 2014), The Reverberatory (Queen Street Studios, 2013) and Around a Volta (Chateau de Servieres, 2011). His work has been exhibited across Europe and America. In 2014, Adam collaborated with actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú on Eating Seals and Seagulls Eggs, which was shown at the Dublin Fringe Festival (Project Arts Centre) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (The Pleasance). From 2014 to 2016, he also worked as a part-time Assistant Lecturer in Fine Art New Media in the School of Creative Arts at DIT Grangegorman. In July 2016, Adam represented Ireland in the V Moscow Biennale for Young Art – Deep Inside. Most recently, Adam exhibited alongside Brian Duggan in The Voyage in CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.

 UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition Gachang Art Studio, Daegu, South Korea  2017

 

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Sofie Loscher




Visit: www.sofieloscher.ie

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Sofie Loscher lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Her practice includes sculpture and installation which is heavily influenced by Physics.

“I am an installation artist and sculptor working across art and science. Interested in perception and optics, my work uses illusions that demonstrate how visibility works. Recent exhibitions include Light Falls, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2015); Activating Pangea, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Intelligent Machinery, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2015); Welcome Disturbance, The LAB Gallery, Dublin (2015); Neutral: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2014); Agitationism, EVA International, Limerick (2014). In 2014, I undertook a yearlong Art in Science residency in the Department of Physics at UCD. I hold an MFA in Sculpture from NCAD (2013) and a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT (2009).

My work explores light in its most basic form. I create installations as a way of describing how visibility works; in an attempt to redirect the viewer’s attention away from the object and towards the process of perception. My practice is realised in an unconventional range of sculptural media, predominantly with a strong scientific underpinning. It makes connections between the physical world and the visual world, exploring issues of visibility, stability, perception and contradiction. I appropriate objects to find strange and unknown functions in their performances and through manipulation, subvert the context of the original material. I employ a wide variety of media and techniques, but my personal style is characterised by forms and materials that evoke feelings of familiarity and fascination.”

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Katherine Nolan




Visit: www.katherinenolan.net

Dr. Katherine Nolan is a contemporary artist working primarily in video, photography and performance. She is also a curator with MART, Livestock & Dublin Live Art Festival, and a lecturer in Digital Media at the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown. Exploring tensions between the experiential and spectacular body, the artist turns a ‘trivial’ and ‘frivolous’ fixation with herself as image into a critical weapon, seeking to unravel narcissism and twist its clichéd terms. She employs strategies of pleasure, humour, complicity, resistance and intervention seeking to disrupt taken for granted cultural significations and trouble social agreements. She has performed and exhibited internationally in Europe, America and Asia. Recently at LACDA Los Angeles, Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm and the Freud Museum, London.  She currently lives and works in Dublin.

List of Exhibitions / Performances 

2016  Burd of Sorrows. Live performance as part of Stance, Platform Arts, Belfast

2016  Burd of Sorrows. Live performance as part of Future Histories part of the ART: 2016, at Kilmainham Gaol

2016  We are Bodied. Live performance with Eleanor Lawler as part of Any/Body: Livestock at the Complex

2016  Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm. Live performance

2015  Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Conference. Video installation, DCU

2015  Instinct Video installation and photography. Group exhibition at Los Angeles Centre of Digital Art, LA

2015  /Glitch, Image and video installation in new media festival. Rua Red and MART, Dublin

2015  Personal, Chemical, Visceral Re:action, Live performance at DIT Grangegorman, Dublin Live Art Festival

2015  Hold in, Hold on, Let out, Let go. Live performance as part of Influences at  12 Henrietta St, Dublin

2015  Sounding the Alarm. Live performance. MeinBlau Projecktraum, Berlin

2014  Freud and Eros: Love Lust and Longing. Live. The Freud Museum, London

2014  I am Breathing. Live performance, Livestock, The MART, Dublin

2014  All our Labours return to the Earth. Live performance, Dublin Live Art Live Art Festival, the ArtLot, Dublin

2014  Street Live. Site-specific live performance in Arbour Hill, in collaboration with Lili Spain

2013  Super-Saturated (two person show) Photography. Unit H Gallery, The Market Studios, Dublin

2013  We are Bodied, Live performance with Eleanor Lawler, The MART, Dublin

2013  Katbot 900 Live performance as part of MART’s Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism

2013  Super-Saturated (two person show) Live performance at Mobius, Boston and Panoply Performance Lab

2013  Non Zero Sum Art Games. Digital media performance with Nuno Lacerdo, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon

2013  Performing Porn Symposium. Digital media performance of Peep Hole, Performance Space, London

2013  Being Skin, Being Flesh. Live performance at the Backloft, Dublin

2013  Desire Lines. Live performance as part of Edges and Margins, Curated by Claire Behan

2012  Lost in Lust. Live performance and video, Golden Thread Gallery at Scope Art Fair, NY

2012  Instances of Agreement. Video as part of group exhibit, Kap Yuan Art Centre, Taiwan

2012  Live performance as part of Livestock Free Range, The Backloft, Dublin.

2012  Peep Hole, at Livestock, Market Studios, as part of Culture Fest

2012  At the Edge. Site specific live performance, Curated by Zierle and Carter, West Penwrith, Cornwall

2011  Invite or Reject. Video and live performance with MART at C4 Contemporary, LA and Flux Factory, NY

2011  Memoirs of Youth, Live performance with Eleanor Lawler, The Exchange, Dublin

2011  A Form in Space. Video work as part of MART at PQ Quadrennial, Prague

2010  Seducing the Machine. Solo exhibition (video and photography) The Link Gallery, UCA, Epsom

2010  In View. Video and live pas part of group exhibit. Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.

2010  An Instructional.Live performances. SHUNT London, Stattbad Berlin, Space, Bratislava and Molesworth, Dublin

2009  Visual Deflections featuring Pipilotti Rist. Video and installation event, Old Truman Brewery, London

2009 Open Door Policy. Live performances in Silkes Shop. MART collective at the Galway Arts Festival

2008  Knowing Through Making. Practice-led doctoral exhibition, The Gallery, Epsom, UK

2007  Unpicked and Dismantled. Photography in The British Narrow Exhibition, Kaunas Art Biennial, Lithuania

2007  Video-trolleys [super-habits; revised]. Video installation as part of Festival Alter-Arte, Murcia, Spain.

2007  Visual Deflections. International video art screening at The Roxy Bar and Screen. London

2007  Trans-Cabaret. Live art and performance event. Geisha Lounge, Nottingham

2006  Wink. Solo exhibition, The Foyer Gallery, Epsom, UK

2006  Temporary Identities. Video art exhibit at Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia

2006  Engendered Species. Video as part of group show, Gatov and Advocate Galleries, LA, USA

2006  VAIA. Video Art Festival, Alcoi Cultural Centre, Spain

2005  Trans:position Video work as part of Simultan 05, Romania

2005  Offside Live II. Video as part of live event, Pallas at The Hugh Lane gallery, Dublin

Selected Curation

2016  Body Talk, Performance Art event for Livestock at the Complex

2016  Women’s Work: Undoing the Gender of Media. Talks as part of /Glitch new media festival, Rua Red

2015  Co-curator, Dublin Live Art Festival. Access Grangegorman, the Casino in Marino, Politics of Freedom

2015  States of Being. MART at 126 Gallery, Galway as part Primary Resources Project

2015  Feminism and the Body in Performance: Current Practices. Symposium, MART

2014  What is the Body For? Performance event. Dublin Live Art Live Art Festival, The MART, Dublin

2013  Non Zero Sum Art Games, residency and performance event. Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon

2009  Co-curator, Visual Deflections. Video Art Platform for emerging artists

2008  Co-Curator, Knowing Through Making. Practice-led Doctoral Exhibition, The Gallery, Epsom

Katherine Nolan

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James L Hayes




Visit: www.jameslhayes.ie

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James L Hayes is a Irish contemporary visual artist and educator. Hayes’s latest series of works aim to reinvest a modernist sculptural language, whilst exploring aspects of the casting process as a means by which to interrogate the boundaries between artist, artisan and art object. His sculptural work aims to draw out the often-incongruous relationships between finished art objects, and the industrial aspects of the processes that produce these revered objects. This research-based practice also highlights an art historical agenda, through the referencing of key creative influences, such as the noted and celebrated Welsh Artist Barry Flanagan. This referencing or re imagining is brought together with his broader research interests that range from contemporary interpretations of sculptural legacies, to site-specific interventionist works that draw from traces of significant pasts and histories.

Aside from sculpture as a primary medium, Hayes also creates kinetic, film and sound based works and installations.

Recently completing a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in Dublin, Hayes also recently completed his second solo show in New Orleans in the summer, 2016. Alongside his gallery practice he has been awarded a number of large-scale site-specific public art works most recently for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Office of Public works in Ireland and has most recently been awarded a major Public Art Commission by Dublin City Council for the Historic Liberties district in Dublin.

Hayes is a graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design, De Montfort University Leicester and the University of London. He is also the principal lecturer in Sculpture at the Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland. 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Office of Public Works, Public Art Commission Fermoy, Co Cork. January 2017
If The Walls Could Talk The Liberties, Dublin September 2017