My research-based practice examines overlooked histories, historical texts and artworks as a platform to mobilize history as it relates to current political and social concerns. Employing sculpture, video and photography I focus on opening new questions for the viewer to highlight present day urgencies. Giving prominence to language my methodology often uses the interview as a way to confront difficult legal or civic issues.

Since 2017 I have been engaged at looking at the issue of borders - geographic, social and bodily borders. The modern cartographical representation of the border as a geographical line has obscured the complexity of the border by masking the multiplication of different types of borders and the ways they intersect and engage with each other. I have particlarly focused on contested spaces in the Arctic examining ‘globalization of the Arctic’.

2019- PhD candidate, Temple University, Philadelphia
2014-15- Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York
2014- Art & Law Program Fellow, Fordham Law School, New York
2008-10- MA Visual Arts Practices, IADT, Dublin, Ireland

Currently teaching at Temple University and Sothebys Institute of art
Consulting artist and Grant reviewer for Creative Capital, New York
Consultant for Temple bar Gallery and Studio / ISCP residency


Feb Common work, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, solo show
May RHA annual exhibition

Nov-JanThe Pleasure Ground, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, group show
April-June Material stories, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, group show
May Photo Ireland Photo festival - Dublin Castle, Dublin
Jan-Feb Borders without ends, Slought, Philadelphia, solo show with invited artist

DecemberArtform Annual 44, The Quay Gallery, Dunmore East, invited artist, group show
June Woman in the machine, VISUAL Carlow and Carlow Arts Festival, group show
July-SepNew Threads, Crawford Gallery of art, Cork, Ireland, group show
September RHA annual, Dublin, group show

October Worlds without end, Hugh Lane Gallery, group show

RHA annual, Dublin, group show, invited artist
DecemberSilver, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, group show

May- July Eco Shifters, Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Switzerland, group show

MayRHA annual, Dublin, group show, invited artist

July –NovThe Watchers, 8th Floor, The Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation, NYC, group show

JuneOidhreacht: Transforming Tradition, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, group show

Oct Art for Arctic’s sake, Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University, NYC, group show
Liminality as Battle-line, Sotheby’s 6th floor, NYC, 2 person show
Sep borderline, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, solo show
Aug-OctNever take a vacation with artists who collect the same stuff as you, ISCP, NY, group
Apr-Oct Whenceness, Irish Consulate, NYC, solo show
March Leaps and Bounds, ISCP, NYC, group show, curated by Bard curatorial program
JanuaryOmega workshop. Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, NYC, group show

FebruaryWomen boxed, ISCP, NYC, (solo show)
Cold Rush, 21st Projects, Critical Practices Institute, NYC (solo show)
Sep-Feb ‘18The Ocean after Nature, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (group show)

Selected Solo
2016 Whenceness, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
La Diritta Via, Montoro12, Rome
Hellgoers, Pure Codology and Rakocyz’s March Slought, Philadelphia
Rakoczy’s March, Crawford Gallery of Art, Cork
2014 Raumplan, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
2013 RAUM, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
2012 Feralis, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick

Selected Group
2015 Maximum Entropy, CPS Projects Space, SVA, NYC
Celeste Prize finalist exhibition, Milan, Italy
Whitney Independent Study Program show, Elizabeth Foundation, New York
2014 Transferiencias, two-person show, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
Arte Laguna finalist exhibition, Arsenale, Venice
2012 Last, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2023 Arts Council of Ireland Bursary award
Arts counicil of Irleand Project award
Temple University PhD completion grant
2022 Arts Council of Ireland bursary award
2020 Arts Council of Ireland agaility award
2019 Temple University, Tuition award
2015-17 Ground Floor Studio Award at ISCP, New York
Culture Ireland funding award
2015 TINA art prize winner
2014 Winner of 8th Arte Laguna prize for sculpture, Venice, Italy
Irish Arts Council Project Award
Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training award (and also in 2010, 2011 and 2020)
2013Temple Bar Gallery and Studio, Studio award
2012Winner of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Curtin O’Donough photography prize


2018The Farm, Sicily, Italy
2017 Art OMI, Ghent, New York
2014ISCP, New York
2013SIM, Iceland
2012 Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton, Limerick
2010 Soma Summer, Mexico City

2021 St Andrews University, Scotland, Guest lecturer
2019- Sotheby’s Institute of Art – NY, MA contemporary art programme. Guest lecturer
2019 - Temple University, Philadelphia
2012-2015Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico. Visiting lecturer, led Social Practice
2017 School of Visual Arts (NYC), Artist lecture and studio critiques
2018 Queens College (NYC), Artist lecturer and studio critiques
Fordham University (NYC), Visiting lecturer and artist lecture
2018 Pratt (NYC) Artist lecture and studio critiques

2023 Collective work - Dublin
2022 Borders without ends - symposium Philadelphia
2021 Hugh Lane Museum, Artist talk and Study day leader
2019 ICAS Conference, Antrim. Dis-Placement Borders and Liminal Spaces. Key note speaker
2019 Irish Museum of Modern art, Artist talk and screening of my films
2016 The Artblog, Philadelphia Radio, interview
2014 IMEALL, Irish Arts television program, interview and walk through of my exhibition

The Crawford Gallery, Cork (National Collection of Ireland), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library (Philadelphia), Office of Public Works of Ireland, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Galway University Hospital, Highlanes Municipal Gallery, PwC (London), Donald and Shelly Rubin Collection (New York), Centre of Fine Art Photography (Colorado).

Exhibtions ... going way way back
Exhibition 2012 -2013
- Of the Land, Group show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Nov-Dec 13
- La Re-significacion Historica desde las artes – two person show , UAM, Mexico city, Sep ‘13
- RAUM solo show at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Jan –Feb ‘13
- “Feralis” - Solo show at Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Nov 30th-Jan ‘13
- Photo Festival, Yeiser Art Centre, USA Group show, June – Aug ‘12
- Selected artist for the Royal Hibernian Academy annual summer show, Dublin, May ‘12
- ‘Last’ , Group show at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, April ‘12

Selected Past exhibitions:
- ‘Dreams’ Group show, Centre of Fine Art Photography, Collarado, USA (Dec)
- ‘After the Fall’ Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, Ireland (Nov)
- ‘Oh’ Group Show, SIM Reykavik, Iceland, (Oct)
- ‘They have Eyes’ 2 person exhibition at Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland (Oct)
- ‘Library Thoughts’ Group show at Raday Konyveshaz & Gallery, Budapest , (Aug )
-‘Memesis - the Irish King of Mexico’ , Solo show at Atrio Cultura Space, Mexico City, (April)
- Message to Salinas screening , Artprojx in association with Armory artfair, New York (March)
- ‘Message to Salinas’, Solo show at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, (Jan)
- Berlin Reading Room, Berlin, Message to Salinas booklet selected as part of the ‘11 programme

- Art Basel Miami, Conversations ( The Future of Artistic Practice) show of ‘Message to Salinas’ (Dec)
- Collective Contemporary Art- Group Curated Show, RDS, Dublin, (Nov)

- Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, (Nov)
- They have Eyes, Solo Show, Leinster Gallery, Dublin, curated by Helen Carey (Sep)
- Public Gesture, The Lab, Dublin, (June)
- White Noise, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, (June)