Niamh O’Malley

Niamh O’Malley (b. 1975, County Mayo, Ireland) lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast and received a PhD in practice-led research from the University of Ulster, Belfast (2003). Her practice includes video, drawing and sculpture, through which she develops projects that interrogate the documentary tradition. Her videos, drawings and sculptures often act as filters and invite us to enter the spaces between objects and places and our ideas of them. Recent solo exhibitions include Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, (2015); The Douglass Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2014);  Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norway (2012); Model, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2011); Island, Centre Culturel Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2010); Frame, Glass, Black, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France (2010); Echo, Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2010); No Distance, Void, Derry, Northern Ireland (2009). Select group exhibitions in 2012 include eva International, Biennale of Visual Art, Limerick; Tulca Visual Arts Festival, Galway; Kilkenny Arts Festival; All Humans Do, White Box, New York; and the Model, Sligo. Select exhibitions in 2011 include Twenty, Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Dissolution of Time and Space, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany; and The Ha-Ha Crystal, Maria Stenfors, London. Her work is held in private and public collections including The Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery; Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Arts Council of Ireland; and Galleria Arte Moderna, Turin.  Recent critical writings on her practice can be found in Frieze; Art Monthly; ArtReview; Artforum; thisistomorrow; Enclave Review; and Paper Visual Art.

Last updated: 16.02.2017


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