Beatrice O’Connell is from Dublin, Ireland. Her practice is multi disciplinary and process driven; encompassing drawing, painting, animation, video, sound, assemblage and installation to explore the area of human and animal behaviour in the face of ecological collapse.
Beatrice O'Connell exhibits regularly in the Taylor Galleries, Dublin. Recent exhibitions include Taylor Galleries Winter Show 2022-23 and ‘Landmarks’ at the Pearse Museum 2022-23. Selected national group exhibitions include the RHA Annual Exhibition, Rua Red Winter Open, Claremorris Gallery and the RUA Belfast. International selected exhibitions include The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg SA, (2021) Beep Painting Biennial, Swansea UK, (2020) and The Border Art Prize, (2012) QLD, Australia. Her collaborative and curatorial projects include ‘Landmarks’ South Dublin Collective 2021-22, the Project Arts Centre (June 2022 Sonic Displacements) and Cur8D8 (2021)
In 2022 she was awarded a scholarship to study with Mark Dion in the Alternative Art School. She was awarded a place on the international mentorship programme (2021) with Sabine Theunissen and the The Centre for the Less Good Idea (Johannesburg) founded by William Kentridge. Awards include an Arts Council Agility Award (2022), funding from SDCC for Landmarks, the RHA School Access programme, Iontas and Eigse Carlow student awards.
She is passionate about social and environmental justice and campaigned with the Artists Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment, Amnesty International’s Repeal Campaign and is a member of the Native Woodland Trust.
Residencies include the Fundaçion Valparaiso, Spain, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan and Cill Rialaig, Co Kerry. She works part-time as an assistant Librarian and contributes articles and reviews to VAI Magazine and No More Workhorse.