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Méadhbh O’ Connor.

Artist’s C.V./Resumé

Born 1984, Dublin, Ireland. 

Current: MFA candidate at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Member of Linacre College.


Email: studio@meadhbhoconnor.info

Web: https://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.


Selected Exhibitions:

2018 Eco-connectivity, Berlin Science Week, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Curated by mp warming. 

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

2018 What is Life?, exhibition marking 75 years since Schrödinger’s seminal lecture series delivered in DIAS, Ireland.

Wexford Arts Centre and Trinity College Dublin. Curated by Deirdre Southey, Catherine Bowe and Prof. Cliona O’Farrelly.

2018 Solo exhibition Climate Simulator of work presented earlier at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art.

Venue: Earth Institute, University College Dublin, IRL. Curated by Emer O Boyle. 

2018 Two person exhibition Adaptation, Cork Photo Festival (Main Pavilion), Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City, IRL.

Curated by Louise Maher and Naomi Smith.

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

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

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

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

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

Curated by Hazel Stone. 

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

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

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

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

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

2013 Towards A Dialogue of the Possible, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, IRL. Curated by Eilis Lavelle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 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.

Selected by Dr S.B. Kennedy, Rachel Joynt and Martin Gale.

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

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

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



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

2017 Visual Arts Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland.

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

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

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

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

2009 Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards. Winner of the Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary.



2018 Five of the best art shows to see this week, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, July 30th, 2018.

2018 Sustainable Futures, by Luke Clancy for Art Review.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Winners of the Antarctic Biennale… Announced During Art Basel Miami Beach, The Business Journals, 2016.

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

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.

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

2014 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.

2013 Red Stables Summer School. Publication.

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

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

2011 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.

2009 RDS Student Arts Awards, Exhibition Catalogue.

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

2006 RDS Student Arts Awards, Exhibition Catalogue.


Collaborative Projects:

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

2013 – 2014 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.

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

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


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

2015–2019 Lecturer. Creativity in Science and Art. Undergraduate elective modules at UCD Science. Designed and lectured by Méadhbh O’Connor.

2015–2018 Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Project Management and Leadership. UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics.

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

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

2015 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.

2014 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, U.K.

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

2013 Tutor. Art and Science Module with Dr Emmanuel Reynaud, 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.

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

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



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