01/05/2022 - 28/07/2022
Rosie O’Reilly’s practice is both research based and process oriented, her work is concerned with the rationalist-constructivist view of nature that separates it from human experience. It is an interdisciplinary practice that is manifested through the media of writing, drawing, sound art, installation and lens-based practices of Photography and Video. Through these varied media, she employs strategies of investigation, metaphorization and transformation in order to question existing knowledge and power structures surrounding both scientific and artistic disciplines. It is through these strategies that the core issues related to the nature-culture, and human-more than human divide are expressed. Her ongoing focus is how we care and mend through artistic research while at the same time using hybrid thinking to bridge gaps and entangle multiple stories and narratives across human and more than human worlds. She is focused on building connections in a world we are physically entangled with but have been trained to think apart from and in this way use her practice to addresses the age of the Anthropocene.
Rosie O’Reilly is visual artist working across instillation, written work and drawing based in Dublin. She is currently an artist in residence on the Leitrim Sculpture Centres ‘Land, Ecolology and Environment’ program. Solo shows include ONONO Rotterdam (2019), performance lecture, CIMMAR Porto (2018), Fringe Dublin (2014); group shows include, Model Sligo (2021) Platform Belfast (2019), Sirius Cork, 2019, Tulca Galway 2018, Guest Appearance, The Museum Building TCD, April 2018, Tombolo (2017), Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto Gijon, Spain (2014). Recent written work has been published in the Winter Pages (2018) and commissioned essay for the ‘The Sea Around Us’, The Model Sligo (2020). She has been awarded a number of national and international residencies including, UCD Parity Studios 2020/2021, Basic Space residency (2019), Callen Workhouse Union residency (2018), Lay of the Land (2017) and Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto Gijon, Spain (2014). Collaborative projects include ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) 2017; PIIGS: An Alternative Geography to Curating, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, Italy (2016). Her collaborative music project Headfoot continues to contribute to sound and audio festivals, All together now (2019) releasing EP Headfoot in 2019. She holds a BA in Philosophy and sociology from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Art & Research collaboration at IADT.