Meet our Artist-in-Residence, Irish visual artist, Mandy O’Neill.
Mandy O’Neill is an Irish Visual Artist, based in Dublin. Her photographic practice encompasses a number of themes, including young people, children, education, community and gender.
Much of her work involves spending extended periods of time with institutions, community organisations, and individuals, where acts of engagement and negotiation are significant factors. Over the past number of years Mandy has undertaken artist residencies in both primary and secondary schools in Dublin.
As Artist-in-Residence at The Digital Hub from July 2018 to March 2019, Mandy will further explore the themes of education, youth and community, within the context of the unique Liberties area of Dublin 8 and the multiplicity of approaches to learning which exist in and around The Digital Hub.
Mandy’s work will culminate with an exhibition at The Digital Hub campus in March 2019. Visit our events page for updates on this exhibition.
In October, 2018, Mandy O’Neill was announced as the winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize for her photographic study titled “Diane, Larkin Community College, 2018”. She was one of 25 artists shortlisted for the Prize, whose work is on view in the Portrait Gallery of the National Gallery of Ireland until 13th January 2019. Watch an interview with Mandy O’Neill on RTE News from 22/10/18 here.
About Mandy O’Neill
Mandy has an MA in Public Culture Studies from IADT and a BA in Photography from the DIT School of Media. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Ireland, RHA Dublin, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, CCI Paris, CFEVA Philadelphia. She has been shortlisted for the Hennessy and Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and her images are held in public and private collections. She has received grants from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. Her work is on view at the National Gallery of Ireland from October 2018 to January 2019 as part of the Zurich Portrait Prize. www.mandyoneill.ie