Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Photographer

Karl Burke

Karl Burke 

November - December 2017

Born in Dublin, Karl Burke is a photographer whose work explores the underlying threads connecting science, the self and notions of reality. He often uses historical or experimental photographic processes as tools to investigate sociological and cultural phenomena. Winner of the Grand Prix award at Fotofestiwal Łódź in 2013, his work has been exhibited and published internationally. During his residence, he will research a new cycle of work inspired by the centenary of the November 1917 publication of the terms of the Sykes-Picot agreement which outlined the division of the Arab provinces of the Ottoman empire into areas of French and British authority in the event of a successful conclusion to the First World War.


Conor Horgan

Conor Horgan 

November - December 2017

Conor Horgan est photographe, scénariste et réalisateur. Son premier film, One Hundred Mornings, a été acclamé et récompensé de par le monde. Son dernier en date, le documentaire The Queen of Ireland, a établi un nouveau record au box-office à sa sortie en 2015. Pendant son séjour parisien, Conor développera plusieurs projets de films et travaillera sur une série de portraits photographiques.

CinéCCI : The Queen of Ireland 14/11/2017


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.


Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez

Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez 

November - December 2016

Angel Luis González Fernández is the founder and director of PhotoIreland, an organisation that promotes critical engagement with photography notably through its annual international photographic festival in Dublin. In 2011 he launched ‘The Library Project’, a publicly accessible collection of publications about photography combined with an exhibition space. Angel has been a portfolio reviewer at festivals such as Les Rencontres d'Arles and Format (UK). While in Paris, he will work on the framework for a photography-focused event to take place annually during Paris Photo.


Hannah Starkey

Hannah Starkey 

September - December 2016

World-renowned artist Hannah Starkey’s interest is in photography and the representation of women in our visual culture. She has recently returned from Beirut where she photographed women for an exhibition at the UN headquarters in New York. Her residency will be a chance to concentrate on her own, non-commissioned projects. She intends to photograph mature women, who are less often in the limelight, and the manner in which they interact with their daily environment.

Opening exhibition 'Women' 11/10/16


Padraig Spillane

Padraig Spillane 

March - April 2016

Working with photography, sculpture, and photomontage, Padraig Spillane’s works explore the conditions of representation and object-relations: what boundaries lie between us, images and objects? Drawing on the visible and concealed forces at work, he will use his residency to explore queer narratives and queer cultures in Paris. Padraig is also co-founder and curator of Stag & Deer who organise photographic exhibitions in temporary sites. http://www.padraigspillane.ie/


Ailbhe Greaney

Ailbhe Greaney 

May - July 2014

Photographer Ailbhe Greaney is course director of the MFA Photography Degree at the University of Ulster’s Belfast School of Art; she publishes and exhibits internationally and has received numerous scholarships and awards. During her residency at the CCI, Greaney will develop new work around the use of contemporary technologies and the roles they play in the navigating of divides and in the creation of an impossible view. Photography, whose origins are inextricably linked to France, will be used to explore the complex identities of its citizens. Expatriate artists of the 20th and 21st centuries will be explored against the equally colourful experience of migrants from the French Colonial Empire. http://www.ailbhegreaney.com/

Event with artist:
Open Studio evenings: Ailbhe Greaney 3 - 4/07 2014


Robert Janz

Robert Janz 

January - April 2011

Robert Janz’s poetic art is a passionate plea for greater restraint in civilisation’s encroachment on the natural environment. His works explore aspects of motion, change and transience. His project in Paris is ephemeral and out in the streets. He will also use his studio, drawing and erasing on the walls every day, a slow kinetic installation.

Event with artist:
Robert Janz - Atelier portes ouvertes 22/03 2011


Michael Coady

Michael Coady 

April - July 2009

Michael Coady is a poet and short-story writer born and based in Carrick-on-Suir. He has published several collections of poetry with The Gallery Press, including Two for a Woman, Three for a Man (1980), Oven Lane (1987), All Souls (1998) and One Another (2003), as well as a collection of essays and several short stories for radio. Within the realms of time and mutability, his poems thread ideas of community, mortality and memory intimately known. His celebration of the local and parochial has earned him the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and the Lawrence O’ Shaughnessy Award.  A member of Aosdána, he will work on his newest collection of poetry during his residency.

Event with artist:
Michael Coady et Paul Durcan 10/04 2008


Michael Coady

Michael Coady 

March - April 2008

Michael Coady is a poet and short-story writer born and based in Carrick-on-Suir. He has published several collections of poetry with The Gallery Press, including Two for a Woman, Three for a Man (1980), Oven Lane (1987), All Souls (1998) and One Another (2003), as well as a collection of essays and several short stories for radio. Within the realms of time and mutability, his poems thread ideas of community, mortality and memory intimately known. His celebration of the local and parochial has earned him the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and the Lawrence O’ Shaughnessy Award.  A member of Aosdána, he will work on his newest collection of poetry during his residency.

Event with artist:
Michael Coady et Paul Durcan 10/04 2008


Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn 

March - May 2003

Film-maker, photographer and writer Bob Quinn is one of Ireland’s most prolific artists working in film in a career spanning several decades. Having made over one hundred features, shorts and documentaries, he has experimented artistically across a range of genres with his creative enterprise Cinegael around the notion of cultural identity. Concentrating his oeuvre in the West of Ireland, his films include Cloch (1975); Self-Portrait with Red Car (1976); Poitin (1977) and The Atlantean Trilogy (1980-84). The Museum of Modern Art holds two of his films in its collection. In 2000 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Film Institute.  His writings include Sit Down and be Counted, Smokey Hollow, An Tir Aneol and Maverick: a dissident view of broadcasting. He is also a member of Aosdána.