Current Residents

Artists, writers, musicians... each season different residents carry out their own research and participate in CCI's cultural programme 

The combination of living and working in historic and atmospheric surroundings, in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, is of undeniable benefit to each artist in residence as well as an important means of channelling a wealth of artistic influence towards Ireland and its creative community.

Barry Donohue 

Barry Donohue  

May - June 2017

en partenariat avec Music Network
Barry Donohue is making a name for himself internationally as one of Ireland’s new jazz luminaries. He is also renowned for playing other genres such as classical/orchestral music, folk, R&B, drum n’bass, Afro soul music, Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian music, to name a few. He has worked with many different singers and musicians including Nils Wogram, Chris Guilfoyle’s ‘Umbra’, Michael Arbenz, Mary Coughlan, Sean Keane, Loah, Izumi Kimura, Christian Li, Michael Buckley and Francesco Turrisi. While working towards an M.A. in Music from the esteemed Hochschule Lucerne in Switzerland, Barry spent a semester studying in Paris with double bass master Thierry Barbé. His residency at CCI will provide the opportunity to take up where they left off, along with giving him the opportunity to work towards finishing his debut album Satori.


Dragana Jurisic

Dragana Jurisic 

May - June 2017

Based in Ireland, Dragana Jurisic works predominantly through the media of photography, film and installation. Her practice explores issues of gender, stereotyping and the effects of exile and displacement on memory and identity. Since receiving a distinction for her MFA in 2008, Dragana Jurisic has won a significant number of awards. In December 2013, she completed her PhD and finalized an important three-year long project YU: The Lost Country. During her residency, she will work on a new exhibition and book that explores the lives of two women characterised by their ferocious desire for freedom; one of them will be based on her own aunt who emigrated to Paris from Yougoslavia in the 1950s.


Desi Wilkinson

Desi Wilkinson 

June - June 2017

Desi Wilkinson is a leading exponent of the traditional Irish flute and a fine singer.  He has recorded five albums with the internationally renowned group Cran, two solo albums-- the Three Piece Flute and Shady Woods -- and a host of other recording and performance collaborations that reflect his eclectic musical interests. Originally from Belfast, Wilkinson has worked and toured with many of the best-known musicians and groups on the Irish folk music scene. From 1992 to 1995 he lived in Brittany, learning, playing and studying Breton music. He speaks French fluently and has combined musical and research interests throughout his career. He obtained his doctorate in 1999 and has also worked as a full-time academic. Most recently, he was traditional musician-in-residence at University College Cork, where he continued to combine music-making with academic pursuits.

Desi Wilkinson  La musique traditionnelle irlandaise : Un voyage personnel 12/06/2017
Desi Wilkinson & Feilimí O’Connor  13/06/2017