About the artist

Deirdre M. Donoghue (Finland/Ireland, 1971) is an artist based in Rotterdam.

In her work Donoghue often seeks to set-up situations where multiple relations can be set into motion and the production of new knowledge through cross-disciplinary methods and approaches mobilized. Her work has a strong basis in research with current interests involving the production of a Self through memory, language and representation and the construction and affect of narratives in the very molding of our identities and becoming of subjects, within both our personal and the larger surrounding cultural contexts that we are part of.

Prior to The Piet Zwart Institute, she studied photography at The Dublin Institute of Technology, Faculty of Applied Art (1999-2003). She has studied European and American Film History & Theory, The Advanced Technology College, Dublin (1995-1996) and Drama at The Commedia School, Copenhagen (1989-1992). She participated in the Screenwriting Summer School by The New York University in collaboration with The Dublin City University (1996) and her screenplay ‘Harry, Dick and Jonathan’ was short listed for the Moonstone International Screenwriters lab. (1998.)

 

Having worked both as an actor and a director, Donoghue co-founded the international theatre company ‘Theatre Urubaru’ (1992). She has directed for The Samuel Beckett Theatre and The Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland. Awards: The Emerging Artist Award, awarded by Sculpture in Woodland and funded by The Irish Arts Council, Wicklow County Council, Coillte, The Forest Service and the department of the Marine & Natural Resources (2003). Selected Exhibitions: ‘Over The Last Century There Have Been Many Developments’, a group exhibition in two parts, curated by Frederique Bergholtz, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam (2006). ‘Silva Sancta’, a commissioned permanent outdoor installation for Devil’s Glen, Ireland (2004). ‘Infantocracy’, The National Photographic Archive, Dublin (2003), ‘Sociocracy’, Crawford Open 4. Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Ireland (2003). In 2003-2004 she represented Ireland in Brussels, Justus Lipsius Building, together with 10 other contemporary Irish artists to commemorate the Irish Presidency of the European Union. The exhibition was curated by The Gallery of Photography, Dublin. She is the co-editor, together with Anke Bangma, of a forthcoming Piet Zwart publication on Body, Language and Memory, to be published in collaboration with The Piet Zwart Institute and Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst.

 

 

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