About

[ STATEMENT ]



Irish artist, Miriam O’Connor lives and works in the Cork. Drawing inspiration from the language, sights and sounds of the everyday, her photographic practice frequently engages with matters which reflect her everyday surroundings and contemplates the manner in which this persuasive medium permeates the way we engage with the world around us. Rather than providing answers, O’ Connor positions photography as a tool for posing questions, a medium in itself that commands interrogation. She enjoys the special ambiguity of still images and photography’s capacity to conceal as much as it reveals. Her projects have explored themes around looking and seeing; the relationship between camera and subject; the circulation and consumption of images, and the complex nature of photographic representation.

Her work has been featured in publications including; Camera Austria, Source Photographic Review, The New York Times and The Guardian. Recent exhibits include, ‘Family of No Man’, COSMOS, Arles (2018), 'Interiors and Other Landscapes', Sternview Gallery, Cork (2018), ‘RHA Annual Open', Dublin, (2018), ‘Encountering The Land’, VISUAL, Carlow (2018). Publications include, Attention Seekers (2012) The Legacy Project (2013) and Tomorrow is Sunday (2017). O Connor’s work has recently been selected for FUTURES, a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase visibility of its selected artists. In addition to her art practice, O' Connor also lectures at Griffith College Dublin.


SUPPORTED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND, CORK COUNTY COUNCIL AND CULTURE IRELAND.




[ CONTACT ]

|e| oconnormiriamc@gmail.com
|w| miriamoconnor.com


[EXHIBITIONS + PROJECTS]

2018


'Soul Noir Festival', (Group Show), Dublin (Nov)
HALFTONE, The Library Project, Dublin (Nov)
Unseen Photofair, Amsterdam with FUTURES
'5th Edition Bookshow', Tiff Festival with Cork Photo, Wroclaw, Poland
Interiors and Other Landscapes, Sternview Gallery, Cork
'Encountering The Land', ARTWORKS Carlow Arts Festival at VISUAL
188th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show, RHA, Dublin
'FRESH EYES' Project, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark with Galleri Image.
Cabinet Seoul, Sallim-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

2017
'FRESH EYES' Project, Galleri Image, Denmark
'Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland', Rochester Art Centre, Minnesota, USA
New Irish Works II, The Library Project, Dublin (SOLO)
'Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland', Perlman Teaching Museum, Minnesota, USA
'Attention Seekers', Devonshire Collective Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
New Irish Works II, Photo 17, Zürich, Switzerland

2016
'(it's kind of like) telephone', Artbox Gallery, Dublin
New Irish Works II, Espace L’Homond, Paris
‘Laugh a Defiance’, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
'Greetings from Ireland', Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden
'PHOTOTROPISM', The Library Project, Dublin
'Folding Landscapes', G126, Galway
'Folding Landscapes', Burren College of Art, Co. Clare

2015
Annual - Sternview Gallery, Cork
HALFTONE, The Library Project, Dublin
VUE, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin with Artbox Gallery
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
'Blue and green should never be seen', Sternview Gallery, Cork
'(it's kind of like) telephone', Artbox, Dublin
'Greetings from Ireland', PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin
'Greetings from Ireland', Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, The Workhouse Assembly, Callan, Kilkenny
185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show, RHA, Dublin
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, Regional Culture Centre, Letterkenny
'Journey to 2017' with FRESH EYES Project, Ridehuset, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
'Greetings from Ireland', The Library Project, Dublin
'Photo Collection', Copenhagen, Denmark
'Now Wakes the Sea' in conjunction with Kinsale Arts Festival
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, EU House, Dublin
Of The Afternoon, Twenty Twenty Two Gallery, Manchester, UK
Of The Afternoon, Vyner St Gallery Gallery, London, UK
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, Cork City Hall, Cork

2013
New Irish Works, düo, Paris, France
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, 126 Gallery, Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, Galway
'The Legacy Project' in ‘Still, We Work’, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
'Rites & Wrongs', Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
New Irish Works, PhotoIreland Festival, Ormston House, Limerick

2012
'Project 30 - Emerging Views of Ireland', Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Winter Show Open, RUA RED Gallery - Dublin
'About Photography', KAUNAS PHOTO 2012, M.Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
'A Collection' curated by Lasse Krog Møller, Galleri Image, Denmark
'Attention Seekers', in conjunction with 'THERE THERE', Cork, Ireland (SOLO)
182nd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Show, RHA, Dublin
Alliance Française Photography Shortlist Award, Alliance Française, Dublin
'Attention Seekers', Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark (SOLO)

2011
Winter Show Open, RUA RED Gallery, Dublin
Annual, Burren College of Art Gallery, Co. Clare
'Attention Seekers', Third Space Gallery, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, UK (SOLO)
'The 4th Gemini Show!', Berlin
'Vote No. 1' in conjunction with UPSTART, Selected Locations, Dublin

2010
'Vote No. 1', Selected Locations, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland (SOLO)

2007
RDS Student Art Awards, RDS, Dublin
Photoworks, Gallery of Photography, Dublin


[AWARDS - GRANTS - COMMISSIONS]

2018 - Visual Arts Bursary (Arts Council)
2018 - FUTURES Platform Selection
2017 - Cork County Council Bursary
2016 - Source Photographic Review (Commission)
2015 - New York Times Magazine (Commission)
2013 - Nominee for Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards
2013 - National Women's Council of Ireland (Commission)
2012 - Alliance Française Photography Award
2011 - Culture Ireland Funding Award
2008 - 2010 - Higher Education and Training Awards Council, Ireland


RESIDENCIES

2016 - FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
2015 - Burren College of Art Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award, Ireland [EIARA]
2014 - FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
2014 - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France


[ PUBLICATIONS ]

2017 - Tomorrow is Sunday - ISBN 9780995701854 (Published by PhotoIreland in conjunction with New Irish Works)
2013 - The Legacy Project (Self Published in conjunction with NWCI Commission)
2013 - New Irish Works - ISBN 978-0-9576849-0-4 (In conjunction with PhotoIreland)
2012 - Attention Seekers - ISBN 978-3-942547-15-4 (In conjunction with PogoBooks, Berlin + Galleri Image, Denmark)


[ COLLABORATIONS ]

2016 - Collaboration with artist Jesse Jones on Laugh a Defiance in conjunction with 'My Brilliant Friend', Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
2016 - Collaboration with artist Jesse Jones on publications associated with NO MORE FUN AND GAMES, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
2014- 2016 - Collaboration with artists Sarah Browne + Jesse Jones on In the Shadow of the State,Various locations in Ireland & the UK


[ CONVERSATIONS + WORKSHOPS ]

2019 - Cow House Studios, Wexford (Workshop)
2019 - Burren College of Art (Artist Talk + Studio Visits)
2018 - Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Artist Talk + Workshop)
2018 - Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland (Artist Talk)
2017 - Aarhus Academy of Fine Art, Aarhus, Denmark (Workshop)
2016 - Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork (Artist Talk)
2016 - Aarhus Photobook Week, Denmark, (In conversation with Eloi Gimeno)
2016 - How to Flatten a Mountain, Cow House Studios, Wexford (Workshop)
2015 - Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork (Artist Talk)
2015 - Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin (Artist Talk)
2015 - Griffith College Dublin (Artist Talk)
2015 - Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (Artist Talk)
2015 - Camden Palace, Cork, Ireland (Artist Talk In conjunction with Cork Photo, 2015)
2015 - Burren College of Art, Co. Clare (Artist Talk)
2014 - KBH Film & Foto Skole, Copenhagen, Denmark (Artist Talk)
2014 - Galleri Image, Denmark (Artist Talk)
2012 - Gallery of Photography, Dublin (In conjunction with 'Project 30; Emerging Views of Ireland')
2012 - Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland (Visiting Lecturer)
2012 - Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (In Conversation with Anna Crudge & Ángel Luis González Fernández)
2012 - Galleri Image, Denmark (Artist Talk)
2011 - The Third Space Gallery, Belfast, (In Conversation with Matt Packer)


[ BOOK - RELATED EVENTS ]

2017 - FRESH EYES, Galleri Image, Denmark
2016 - The Image Collection, Galleri Image, Denmark
2015 - New Irish Works / The Legacy Project / Attention Seekers at Cork Photo, 2015
2015 - 'The Legacy Project', in 'Still We Work' Tour 2015 (Donegal, Kilkenny & Limerick)
2014 - Visual Artists Ireland - 'Get Together 2014', Dublin
2013 - New Irish Works / The Legacy Project / Attention Seekers at - düo, Paris
2013 - 'The Legacy Project', Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2013 - Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdamn
2013 - Occupy Space - Reading Room, Limerick
2013 - Visual Artists Ireland - 'Get Together 2013', Dublin
2013 - New Irish Works, PhotoIreland Festival
2013 - Limerick International Publishers Salon, Limerick
2012 - Dublin Art Book Fair, TBG+S, Templebar, Dublin
2012 - OFFPRINT, Paris
2012 - New York Art Book Fair
2012 - MISS READ Berlin
2012 - The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki during the 'D' Photo Book Show
2012 - Zine These #2 Osaka, Japan
2012 - I NEVER READ Art Book Fair & Art Basel
2012 - Photobook SLAM, C/O Berlin's Berlin Book Days
2012 - Les Rencontres d'Arles
2012 - Zine Release Party, Idrawalot Gallery Berlin
2012 - Attention Seekers published by PogoBooks, Berlin & Galleri Image, Denmark



[ ONLINE FEATURES + PRINT PUBLICATIONS ]

Including: The New York Times Magazine - Camera Austria - The Guardian - PogoBooks - Source Photographic Review - The Visual Artists News Sheet - NO MORE FUN AND GAMES, ACT 2 + 3 - Portfolio 12 - La Lettre De la Photographie - PRISM | Photo Magazine - HERE Press - Self Publish, Be Happy - Actual Colors May Vary - O.K Periodicals - LENSCRATCH - aCurator - UNLESSYOUWILL - SuperMassiveBlackHole


[ EDUCATION ]

2008 - 2011 - Research Masters ( Funded by HETAC )
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology, Dublin, Ireland

2003 - 2007 - BA (Hons) Photography
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland


[ COLLECTIONS ]

Galleri Image, Denmark, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Office of Public Works
Private Collections, Ireland, UK & France