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01/05/2022 - 28/07/2022

Chloe Brenan’s practice is concerned with modes of attention, emphasising our somatic capacity to tacitly experience, infer and intuit the world’s patternings and murmurings.

Through a combination of moving image, photography, sound, print, installation and text she explores the porosity of the body and its indivisibility from its environment, particularly as it is contextualised against the unstable backdrop of the climate crisis. She is interested in how forces are registered and measured - both experientially and materially - in human and non-human bodies, exploring the possibilities of different and expanded modes of sense making and attunement.

Informed by feminist and sensuous epistemologies, works often involve close and careful examinations of the poetic haptics of daily life, processes on the edge of perception that call into question boundaries between bodies, intimate spaces and the wider environment.

Chloe Brenan

Chloe Brenan is an Irish artist from rural County Carlow who divides her time between Carlow and Dublin. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Art (distinctions) and a Masters from the Department of Fine Art Media both from the National College of Art and Design. Additionally, she holds a Postgraduate Diploma (distinctions) awarded from the Department of Philosophy at University College Cork.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow; The Library Project, Dublin; Periphery Space, Wexford; Galway Arts Centre; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; The Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Tallinn; as well as in print at Dublin Art Book Fair; Tokyo Art Book Fair, Japan; and I Never Read Art Book Fair, Basel.

Her practice has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust, Culture Ireland, The NCAD Research Committee, Carlow County Council and ArtLinks. Her work is included in the collections of The National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; 100Archive, Ireland; Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan; New Zealand Audio Foundation, Zine and Art Book Collection, Auckland, New Zealand; and MoMA Library Artist Publication Collection, New York.

Past Residencies


Landscape, Ecology & Environment Research Residencies