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Méadhbh O’Connor (pronounced in English, ‘Maev’), born 1984, is an Irish artist who works at the conjunction of art, science and environmentalism. She works through sculpture, installation and multimedia.

Her projects oscillate between carefully designed projects to others that explore materials with changing, living or other less controllable qualities. These can range from large-scale spatial installations to ephemeral, biological or temporal works.

She is very active and interested in cross-disciplinary cooperation whilst respecting the autonomy and specialities unique to each discipline. She has worked in parallel with scientists for a number of years now, individuals with whom she shares mutual interests in the natural world and in environmental topics. She has also developed and delivered cross-disciplinary educational programmes to undergraduate science students. 

Méadhbh was most recently selected to exhibit at the supranational Antarctic Pavilion at the 57th International Venice Biennale of Art 2017.

She was selected by an influential international jury of curators comprising the Commissioner of the Antarctic Biennale, Alexander Ponomarev (RU), and members of the Artistic Advisory Board – Hans-Ulrich Obrist (CH/U.K.), Hani Rashid (U.S.A./CA), Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi (UAE) and Nadim Samman (DE).

For a full list of exhibitions please select C.V.