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Image: Artist, Méadhbh O’Connor.

My name is Méadhbh O’Connor (“Maeve”) born Dublin, 1984. I am an artist who works at the conjunction of art, science and eco-futurism. My practice is ideas-driven and I work primarily through sculpture, installation, multimedia, and the written and spoken word.

For many years as an artist, I have been driven by a deep interest in science and the environment which led me to immerse myself in scientific communities. This was due to identifying with scientific thinking and a perspective I hold that sees all of nature in terms of a single overarching structure. 

I spent a number of years contributing to Ireland’s growing art, science and environmental movement. I was twice awarded the Artist in Residence Award (in 2013 and by invitation in 2017) at the College of Science, University College Dublin where I subsequently taught interdisciplinary modules of my own design to undergraduate science students. Most recently, I have begun a long-term collaboration with Harish Bhaskaran, Professor of Applied Nanomaterials, at the University of Oxford where I am Artist in Residence at the Department of Materials at Prof Bhaskaran’s invitation (from Spring 2021). For 2021 to 2022, I was also elected as a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford.

I have shown in many exhibitions in Ireland and internationally. Brief examples include ‘New Era, Artists for Climate Change,’ Solstice Arts Centre, Meath, Ireland, 2020; ‘Climate Simulator,’ Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2018 (solo); ‘Eco-connectivity,’ Berlin Science Week, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2018; ‘Antarctic Pavilion‘ at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art, Italy, 2017 (selected by Alexander Ponomarev, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi & Nadim Samman); and ‘What is Life?,’ Wexford Arts Centre and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2018 (on the occasion of Schrödinger 75). My work is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland. I hold a Masters of Fine Art (2020) from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

For a list of selected exhibitions and other experience, please see my C.V.

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