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Méadhbh O’ Connor.

Artist’s C.V./Resumé

Born 1984, Dublin, Ireland. 

Studios located Pallas Project/Studios (PP/S), Dublin 8 and UCD Parity Studios, School of Physics, University College Dublin.

Currently teaches part-time at University College Dublin (UCD Science).

Professional memberships: Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS) – peer elected; and Visual Artists Ireland, professional membership.


Email: studio@meadhbhoconnor.info

Web: http://www.meadhbhoconnor.info/





2005–2009: Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.

BA (Hons) with First Class Honours in Visual Arts Practice.


Solo/Two-person Exhibitions:

Climate Simulator, forthcoming Solo exhibition of work presented earlier at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art.

– venue: O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, IRL. Spring 2018. Curated by Emer O Boyle. Currently open! Atrium, 4th floor.

Adaptation, Cork Photo Festival (Main Pavilion), Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City, IRL. Spring 2018. Curated by Louise Maher and Naomi Smith.

Biosystem, Grizedale Sculpture, Forestry Commission, Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K. Solo exhibition. 2017. Curated by Hazel Stone. 

2039, Artbox, Dublin 1. 2015. Curated by Dr Hilary Murray.

Unknown Shores, O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, IRL. Solo exhibition.  2014.

powerS +  √ roots, Pallas Projects/Studios, D8, IRL. 2013. Selected by Gavin Murphy and Mark Cullen.

Power Structure, The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7, IRL. 2012. Curated by Miranda Driscoll and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll.

Biosphere, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, IRL. Solo exhibition. 2011. Curated by Peter Prendergast and Dr Alexandra Murphy.


Group Exhibitions:

Sea Change: 21 Years of IADT, invited as outstanding alumnus, DLR Lexicon, Oct, 2018. Curated by Oonagh Young. Forthcoming.

What is Life?, exhibition marking 75 years since Schrödinger’s seminal lecture series delivered in DIAS, Ireland.

– Wexford Arts Centre and Trinity College Dublin, July-Sept, 2018. Curated by Deirdre Southey. Forthcoming.

Sustainable Futures, Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, Co.Cork, IRL. Feb/Mar 2018. Curated by Claire Ryan. 

Future Proof, The LAB, Dublin 1, IRL. 2017/18. Curated by Emer O Boyle and Sheena Barrett. 

Antarctic Pavilion, 57th International Venice Biennale of Art, Italy, 2017.

– Selected by Alexander Ponomarev, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.

TULCA, Galway City, IRL. November. 2016. Curated by Dr Daniel Jewesbury.

Welcome Disturbance, The LAB, Dublin 1, IRL. 2015. Curated by Emer O Boyle and Sheena Barrett.

Dublin Biennial (DB14), CHQ, Dublin 1, IRL. Group show. 2014. Curated by Maggie Magee.

Towards A Dialogue of the Possible, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, IRL. 2014. Curated by Eilis Lavelle.

Things In Translation, Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, IRL. 2013. Curated by Aoife Ruane and Helen Horgan.

Sites for Temporary Witness, Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co. Mayo, IRL. 2013.

Inaugural Exhibition, Avenue Road Gallery, Dublin 6, IRL. 2012. Curated by Jennette Donnelly.

Christmas Xtravaganza IV, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, D2, IRL. 2011. Curated by Peter Prendergast.

Making Do With Paper Crowns, Moxie Studios, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2, IRL. 2011. Curated by K Bear Koss.

Void: Volume, Galway Arts Centre, Galway City, IRL. 2011. 

The Spectrum of Activity, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork City, IRL. 2011. Curated by Padraic E. Moore and The Black Mariah.

One or Several Wolves, Moxie Studios, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2, IRL. 2011. Curated by K Bear Koss.

NLA: The New Living Art Exhibition, IMOCA, Lad Lane, D2, IRL. 2010. Curated by Claire Feeley and K Bear Koss.

The Great Redundant, Sebastian Guinness Gallery, 18 Eustace St, Temple Bar, D2, IRL. 2010. Curated by Jennie Taylor and John Kenny.

Dublin Art Fair, RDS, Dublin 4, IRL. 2009.

RDS Student Art Awards, which travelled to RDS Concert Hall, D4; Rua Red, D24 and Regional Arts Centre, Co. Donegal, IRL. 2009.

Selected by Mick O’Dea et. al.

Graduate Show, IADT, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, IRL. 2009.

Sculpture at The Hallward, Hallward Gallery, D2, IRL. 2009.

RDS Student Art Awards, which travelled to RDS Concert Hall, D4; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, IRL and Island Arts Centre, Co. Antrim, U.K. 2006.



Arts Grant, Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council, Ireland. 2018.

[Selected for Alps Art Academy. Selected residency for Land Artists. Safiental, Switzerland. 2018. Unfortunately was unable to attend]

Visual Arts Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland. 2017.

Artist in Residence, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Science, Dublin, IRL. 2017. Awarded by invitation.

Fire Station Sculpture Workshop Award, Dublin IRL. 2015. Selected by Helen Carey and Liz Burns.

Artist In Residence, University College Dublin (UCD) College of Science, Dublin, IRL. 2012 – 2013. 

Selected by Emer O Boyle, Prof. Lorraine Hanlon et. al.

Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards. Winner of the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary.  2009. Selected by Mick O’Dea et. al.



Sustainable Futures, by Luke Clancy for Art Review, 2018.

Sustainable Futures, review by Kirstie North, Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet, Mar/Apr, 2018.

Culture File: Méadhbh O’Connor’s Earth, full feature and radio interview with Luke Clancy for RTÉ Lyric FM, Feb 19th, 2018.

Growing warnings about our place on earth, full feature and interview, Ellie O’Byrne, The Irish Examiner, Feb 6, 2018.

Fantastic Beasts and unlikely heroes, the best visual art this week, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Feb 3, 2018.

President’s Bulletin #157, Professor Andrew Deeks, University College Dublin, May 23, 2017.

Fomo-ers guide to the Venice Biennale, Mary Nally, The Irish Times, May 22, 2017.

The Antarctic Biennale: a crazy idea becomes reality, Anna Somers Cocks, The Art Newspaper, 2017.

16 Things to do in Cumbria and the Lake District this Easter, absolute-escapes.com, 2017.

Winners of the Antarctic Biennale… Announced During Art Basel Miami Beach, The Business Journals, 2016.

Gemma Tipton’s 2015, by Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times, Dec., 2015.

2039 Exhibition, by Sebastian Stephenson. Dublin Creative Review (Ep 14, Pt II). 2015.

Sustained Engagement, by Jason Oakley. The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, May/June. 2015.

Capriccio: A Synthesis of Thought, essay by Méadhbh O’Connor for Welcome Disturbances Exhibition Catalogue, 2015.

Meeting of Minds. The Natural Affinity of Art and Science, commissioned article for Julie’s Bicycle, by Méadhbh O’Connor. 2014.

What the devil is the Dublin Biennial?, Shower of Kunst, by Jim Ricks. 2014.

RTÉ Arena, Dublin Biennial, by Declan Long. 2014.

Meet the Artist, DB14, Hunt Films, 2014.

DB14, Exhibition Catalogue. 2014.

Unknown Shores, by Prof. Lorraine Hanlon, UCD Art In Science. 2014.

A Collaboration Between Art and Science, UCD Today, 2014.

Red Stables Summer School. Publication. 2013.

Things in Translation, review by Niamh Dunphy. Paper Visual Art Journal. 2013.

IADT Cometh, by Jennette Donnelly, Art for Art’s Sake. 2012.

New Black Mariah exhibition explores colour, Brian Hayes Curtin, Cork Independent, 2011.

Spectrum Of Activity, by Adrian Duncan, Paper Visual Art Journal. 2011.

Spectrum Of Activity, by Jonelle Mannion, ArtHub.ie. 2011.

Monaghan Mushrooms and Dublin Indoor Gardening Supporting the Arts, HortiTrends.com. 2011.

Biosphere, by Tara Jones, Totally Dublin. 2011.

Biosphere, Le Cool Dublin, by Zach Joyce, Le Cool. 2011.

Biosphere, Séan O’Sullivan, independent curator and writer. 2011.

RDS Student Arts Awards, Exhibition Catalogue. 2009.

Synaesthesia and The Arts, Undergraduate Thesis, by Méadhbh O’Connor. 2009.

RDS Student Arts Awards, Exhibition Catalogue. 2006.


Collaborative Projects:

With mathematician Prof Miguel Bustamante (CL), UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics. 2016.

With plant biologist Dr Tamara Hochstrasser (CH), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science. 2013 – 2014.

With cell biologist Dr Emmanuel Reynaud (FR), UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. 2013 – 2014.

Collaborative project titled Power Structure with artist Dave Madiagn (IRL). 2011 – 2016.

Participant in the LFTT Library Project, founded by Helen Horgan (IRL) and Danyel Ferrari (US). 2011-13.


Other (Public Talks, Lectures, Events etc.):

[CURRENT] Lecturer. Creativity in Science and Art. Undergraduate elective module at UCD Science. 2015-18. Designed by Méadhbh O’Connor.

[CURRENT] Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Project Management and Leadership. UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics. 2015-18.

Radio interview, “Méadhbh O’Connor’s Earth”, Culture File, RTÉ Lyric FM. Full feature by Luke Clancy. 2018.

Invited speaker. Urgent Enquiry, Wexford, Fingal and Dublin City County Councils, 2018.

Discussion panel, Sustainable Futures, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, 2018.

Invited speaker. Green Talk, Raising the City. Presentations on the occasion of COP21, Paris. Alliance Francaise, Dublin. 2015.

Chair and Organiser. Pathways Towards Sustainability: A Collective Conversation. Panel discussion at The LAB Gallery, Dublin City Council, 2015. 

Digital media co-ordinator for UCD Art In Science. 2014.

Invited participant. Sustaining Creativity Environmental DATA Lab. With Julie’s Bicycle (U.K.) and Watershed/Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol. 2014.

Panelist. Creative Practice and the Environment: Art, Science and Nature. Dublin Biennial 2014 and Dublintellectual. IRL. 2014.

Tutor. Art and Science Module (1 semester), University College Dublin (College of Science), Dublin, IRL. Tutoring science and arts students. 2013.

Public talk. A Dialogue on the Values of Nature. With Dr. Tamara Hochstrasser as part of The Red Stables Art and Ecology Summer School. 2013.

Visiting Lecture. Tunnelling Art and Physics. Undergraduate module for UCD Physics and NCAD Fine Art students. 2013.

Presentation. UCD Science AIR Presentations. Presentations by Artists In Residence and academic staff at UCD College of Science. 2012.

Open Studio events for Culture Night in 2013, 2014 and 2017.



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