visual artist

CV


Born in Dublin, Ireland. Lives and works in London and Dublin.


EDUCATION

2014 - 2016 / MFA Fine Art Degree, Goldsmiths University, London

2015 - 2015 / Fine Art (one month exchange), Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2009 - 2013 / BA Fine Art Degree: Sculpture, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

2012 - 2012 / Fine Art: Sculpture (three month Erasmus exchange), Kunstakademie Münster, Germany

2008 - 2009 / Art, Design and Mixed Media, Balleyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin


AWARDS

2021 / The Arts Council Agility Award Round 1, Dublin

2021 / A Radical Plot, IMMA, Ireland (shortlised)

2021 / Platform 31 scheme, Ireland (shortlisted)

2020 / Creative Ireland Individual Resilience and Capacity Award, Dublin

2020 / The Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award, Dublin

2020 / South Dublin County Council Individual Artist Bursary Award

2017 / Creative Ireland South Dublin Artists & Creatives Collaborative Award

2016 / Junior Fellowship Award, PhD Art Department, Goldsmiths University, London

2015 / Goldsmiths University / Moscow Biennale Art Foundation Summer Exchange Award

2014 / South Dublin County Council, Individual Artist Bursary Award

2013 / The National College of Art and Design Student of The Year Award, Dublin

2013 / The Joinery Graduate Residency Award, Dublin

2013 / Basic Space Graduate Residency Award, Dublin

2013 / The People’s Choice Award, Rua Red, Dublin


RESIDENCIES

2021 / Polyphonize, Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (E.KA.TE), Limassol / Nicosia

2020 / Perceiving Academy, Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (E.KA.TE), Nicosia


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 / Suburban Cookie Collector, Rua Red, Dublin

2013 / The Wrong Place, The Joinery, Dublin


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 / The BF Artist Film Festival X (Screening), Lab F, London

2017 / Collaboration in Question (Screening), ASC Gallery, London

2017 / ВИДЕОСУББОТА (Screening), CCI Fabric, Moscow

2016 / Approaches to Fluidity (Screening and Discussion), The Koppel Project Hive, London

2016 / MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths University, London

2016 / Фасад Under Construction, Volgogradskiy Prospect, Moscow

2016 / Between The Lines, GRAD Gallery, London


2015 / Thank You For Your Time, Maher Gallery, London

2015 / The Numbers Station, The University Art Gallery, Belfast

2015 / MFA Intrim Exhibition, Goldsmiths University, London


2014 / C.30 C.60 C.90 GO, The Library Project, Dublin


2013 / Rua Red Winter Show, Rua Red, Dublin

2013 / Process, Block T, Dublin

2013 / NCAD Degree Show, NCAD, Dublin

2013 / Transition, 33 Mill Street, Dublin


2012 / Algorithm, The Electric Picnic, Laois

2012 / 14 Rooms, Boeselagerstrasse 67, Münster, Germany

2012 / Videokunst 12, Kunstakademie Theater, Münster, Germany

2012 / Hals über Kopf, Kunstakademie, Münster, Germany

2012 / Materialismus Der Situation, Speicher II, Münster, Germany

2012 / Us & Them, D Light Studios, Dublin


2011 / Surface Tension: The Future of Water (Wet Kunst), The Science Gallery, Dublin

2011 / Sculpture in Context, The Botanic Gardens, Dublin

2011 / Opposites, The Old FAS Building, Cork

2011 / Curtain Call, Basic Space, Dublin



CURATION

2016 / Radical Boredwatching, Dilston Grove, London

2016 / Synth Wank, Goldsmiths, London

2013 / Transition, 33 Mill Street, Dublin

2012 / 14 Rooms, Boeselagerstrasse 67, Münster, Germany



TEXTS

2013 / The Margin as a Site of Resistance: The emergence of post-punk and its effects on contemporary culture (BA Thesis)

2016 / Precarious Labour: No Flavour (MFA Dissertation)



TALKS

2018 / Artist Talk, Rua Red, Dublin



REVELANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2021 / Art Bursary Panelist, South Dublin County Council

2016 / Junior Fellow at Goldsmiths University (PhD Art Department)

2016 / Member of the interview panel for the Goldsmiths MA Curating gallery placements

2015 / Space Enhancement Officer at Goldsmiths University

2015 / Student representative on the Goldsmiths MFA interview panel

1999 - 2007 / Apprentice Screen Printer / Industrial Screen Printer


PUBLISHED

2018 / Loose Lips, "Michael Dignnam - Suburban Cookie Collector: Artist Feature" Link

2018 / Dublin Inquirer, "An Artist Remembers Tallaght Growing Up" Link

2016 / Moving Image Arts London, “Razor sharp insights from Goldsmith’s MFA video artists” Link

2014 / InTallaght Magazine, Edition 47, “Rua Red Winter Open winner 2013

2014 / The Tallaght Echo “Rua Red Winter Open winner 2013”

2013 / The Irish Times, Featured in Aidan Dunne’s article “High grade art from this year’s graduate crop”



CONTACT

email: michaeldignam@live.com