Deirdre O’Mahony has an impressive 30-year track record in making work across sculpture, painting, installation, collaborative and participatory projects. At the centre of this work is her interest in the politics of landscape, rural/urban relationships, rural sustainability, and food security.

 Deirdre O’Mahony is a visual artist living in Ireland. Public artworks X-PO (2007- ) and SPUD (20092019) both reflected on the broader tensions between knowledge erasure and agricultural modernisation. She is a graduate of St Martins School of Art, London, Crawford College, Cork and completed a PhD at the University of Brighton in 2012.

Her major new work, The Quickening, was commissioned by the Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art and exhibited (29 March – 23 June) 2024. Recent projects and exhibitions include Snakey River Forest, for The Gleaner’s Society, 40th EVA Biennale curated by Sebastian Cichocki (2023); Eat Food Policy, feast and event, Kunstverein Aughrim (2023); Sustainment Experiments feasts and exhibition at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2022); PLOT 1, VISUAL Carlow (2021 – 2024); PLOT 11 Gangwon Triennale Korea(2021), Little did they know, EVA Biennale Guest Programme curated by Merve Elvern (2021);  and POST_(2020) for Saolta Arts /Galway2020.

Awards include Arts Council of Ireland Project and Bursary awards, Irish and international residencies and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship. Her work is in the National Collection of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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