Elinor O’Donovan

Mobile: +353851389722
E-mail: elinor.odonovan@hotmail.com



Education


BA (Hons) Intermedia Art (1.1)
Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
2019

Commissions 


Public Art Commission for Island City,
National Sculpture Factory, Cork City Council, IE.
October 2024.

Commission Award,
Cork International Film Festival, IE.
August 2021.

Public Commission for billboards,
Notes to Cork, IE.
April 2021.


Solo Exhibitions


Forthcoming Solo Show,
Sirius Arts Centre, IE.
2025.

Awaken, Sleeping Heart,

El Sur, Mexico City, MX.
November 2023.

The Immeasurable Grief of the Prawn,

Generator Projects, Dundee, UK.
July 2023 

Warp Spasm,
Laneway Gallery, Cork, IE.
May 2023 

Brain Worms: Redux,
126 Gallery, Galway, IE.
October 2021.

Brain Worms,
Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork, IE.
August - September 2021.



Selected Group Exhibitions


A Camel is a Horse Designed by a Committee,
with The Glue Factory.
The Courthouse Gallery, Clare, IE.
February - April 2023.

In Our Own Image: The Rise,
D-Light Studios, Photo Museum Ireland, Dublin, IE.
November 2022.

The Irish Contemporaries,
Contemporary Irish Arts Centre, Los Angeles, USA.
November 2022.

Residency: 031,
PADA Studios, Lisbon, PT.
February 2022.

In Cahoots with the Earth,
A4 Sounds, Dublin, IE.
December 2021.

Culture Night,
First Day Gallery x Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, IE.
September 2021.

Rea! Arte,
Milan, IT.
October 2020.

Playground,
West Barn Arts, Dunbar, UK.
March 2018.


Screenings


The Immeasurable Grief of the Prawn
  • Cork International Film Festival, IE. November 2023
  • Dublin Independent Film Festival, IE. ‘Best Experimental Short’ winner. November 2023.


Residencies, Awards, Grants


Jane Anne Rothwell Award,
Cork Midsummer Festival, IE.
November 2023.

Studio Residency,
El Sur, Tlalpan, Mexico City, MX.
October 2023.

Visual Arts Bursary Award,
Arts Council Ireland, IE.
June 2023.

Studio Residency,
Fish Factory, Stöðvarfjörður, IS.
April 2023.

Culture Moves Europe Grant,
Creative Europe, EU.
February 2023.

Studio Residency,
Uillinn West Cork Arts, Skibbereen, IE.
September 2022

Visual Arts Bursary Award,
Arts Council Ireland, IE.
June 2022.

Studio Residency,
PADA Studios, Lisbon, PT.
February 2022

Visual Arts Bursary Award,
Arts Council Ireland, IE. 
June 2021.

Agility Award,
Arts Council Ireland, IE.
June 2021.

Individual Artist Bursary,
Cork City Council, IE.
February 2021.

126 Artist-Run Gallery, #BackingCreativity Winner, IE.
November 2020.

Graduate Studio Residency,
Sample-Studios, Cork, IE.
October 2020 - June 2021.  

Publications


Essay ‘Towards a Chaotic Utopia’,
Emerge Issue 3, IE.
Summer 2021.

Zine ‘This is You’,
Whorling, UK.
September 2020.

Press


2023: UK Independent ‘Get £1600 a month to do ‘nothing’ – welcome to an AI future where nobody works‘.
2023: NBC News ‘She ditched her day job to pursue her art with a basic income grant from Ireland’.
2023: Al Jazeera ‘The Stream: Will universal basic income become mainstream?’
2023: The Herald ‘Galleries: Now you sea it - Marine life and fakery in the frame’.
2023: Rekto:verso ‘A Basic Income for Artists: The Irish Case’, by Joan Somers Donnelly.
2022: The Irish Times ‘Artists wait as basic income scheme further delayed’.
2021: RTÉ Nationwide, 12th May 2021, special programme on street art in Cork.
2021: The Evening Echo, ‘Cork artist is on cloud nine with first solo exhibition at Fitzgerald Park


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