Previous Residents

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2014

Roseanne Lynch

Roseanne Lynch 

July - December 2014

Roseanne Lynch is a visual artist using photography. Her practice explores the exchange between photography and architecture. Her residency will engage with architectural models at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine Museum. Roseanne lectures at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, and Cork School of Architecture. Recent exhibitions: The Infinite Line [Search for the unknown] (2014), Cork; ‘Matter’ (2013) nag gallery, Dublin; ‘New Irish Works’ (2013), Duo, Paris.


Michael O’Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin 

September - December 2014

Michael O'Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958. He has published many collections of poetry, the most recent of which is In This Life (2011). He has also written screenplays, essays, short fiction and is active as a translator, particularly of Dutch poetry. During his residency he will be working on translation of his work with French translators. In recent years he has spent a lot of time in the Montagne Noire in Languedoc, heartland of the Troubadours, and he plans to work on some translations from their work.

Event with artiist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Michael O’Loughlin 20 Nov, 2014


Fiona Hallinan

Fiona Hallinan 

September - December 2014

In her project Heterodyne, Fiona Hallinan works collaboratively with composers to commission scores for specific journeys. She is also a cook, organising temporary food events in galleries and alternative spaces, such as The Hare cafe in Temple Bar Gallery, October 2013. For her residency Fiona will employ the structure of a cafe and social space to induce discourse around sound and environment and generate further scores for the Heterodyne application. This platform allows audiences to listen to scores made for specific places within a limited radius. Recent works have been presented in Mother's Tankstation, Kerlin Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Brown University, Providence and Koc University, Istanbul. http://www.notalittlepony.com/

Events with artist
The Hare in Paris 27 - 28 Sep, 2014
Atelier portes ouvertes: Fiona Hallinan 13 Nov, 2014


Donal Foreman

Donal Foreman 

September - December 2014

Donal Foreman is a Dublin-born filmmaker currently based in New York City, who last year completed his first feature, Out of Here. The project he will be developing at CCI is an essay film taking the films of his father, the late American and Paris-based political documentary director Arthur MacCaig, as a starting point for exploring questions of the relationship between cinema and activism, and the political and the personal. http://www.donalforeman.com/

Event with artist:
Nuit Blanche 4 Oct, 2014


Polly Devlin

Polly Devlin 

September - December 2014

Polly Devlin is a writer, broadcaster and film maker. She was born in a remote area in Northern Ireland in the 1940s. Her first book All of Us There is now a Virago Modern Classic; her last book was A Year in the Life of an English Meadow In 1993 she received an OBE for services to literature. She is currently an adjunct Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. She is working on a book about Irish history at the end of the 16th century and also on a book about New York houses. http://www.pollydevlin.com/

Event with artist
Regard sur l’Irlande: Polly Devlin 9 Oct, 2014


Catherine Sikora

Catherine Sikora 

July - November 2014

Saxophonist Catherine Sikora is a native of West Cork, Ireland. She is an accomplished composer and improviser. Her work has included touring in Europe and the US, and performances on several critically noted recordings. She plays the saxophone with a great tone and mastery of extended technique, and contributes melodic sensitivity which completes Clockwork Mercury’s sonic profile. Catherine will be in residence at the CCI for October and November, working on a composition project inspired by stories of her female ancestors. http://www.catherinesikora.com/

Event with artist:
Double Bill : Clockwork Mercury & Basil Valentine 28 Nov, 2014


Siobhán Parkinson

Siobhán Parkinson 

May - July 2014

Ireland’s first Laureate for Children’s Literature (2010-12), Siobhán Parkinson has been writing for over twenty years and has published twenty-five works of which two are novels for adults. She is also a publisher with Little Island Books and translates children’s novels from German into English. At the CCI, she will work on a novel for 10-12-year-olds, based on a conversation she had with a little girl she met during a workshop she ran here at the CCI in 2012! http://www.siobhanparkinson.com/

Event with artist
Rencontre avec Siobhán Parkinson 6/07 2014


Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond 

May - July 2014

Composerand Doctor of Music Philip Hammond spent twenty years on the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and was notably in charge of an international arts festival in Washington DC in 2007. Now in retirement following an encompassing career in teaching, performing and writing, he is often engaged by BBC and RTÉ radios. Philip Hammond has received commissions from countless musicians and, amongst others, the Ulster Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the 2011 Belfast Festival at Queen’s University Belfast and for a “Requiem for the lost souls of the Titanic” in 2012.

Michael McHale - Miniatures and Modulations de Philip Hammond 19/05 2014


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


Karen Egan

Karen Egan 

May - July 2014

Karen Egan is an actress, singer and writer. In 2011 she was invited to Pori, Finland by the Rakastajat-teatteri theatre group as artist in residence. She was then commissioned to write a play for their 2014 programme which she will work on at the CCI. Set against a backdrop of women and alcohol, Egan intends to examine the relationship between language and identity. The piece will explore how one can retain one’s sense of self, one’s ‘Irishness’ within the confines of a new land, a new environment, a new set of symbols, signifiers and hidden cultural codes. http://karenegan.com/


Mary Costello

Mary Costello 

May - July 2014

Writer Mary Costello’s stories have been published in various anthologies and literary journals, including The Faber Anthology of New Irish Writing (2013), and have been broadcast on RTE and BBC radio. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled The China Factory (2012), was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and the Irish Book Awards. Her first novel Academy Street is published this year and she will be working on her second, A Beautiful Loan, while on residency at the CCI.

Event with artist
La Médiathèque rencontre… Mary Costello 10/06/2014


Nick Roth

Nick Roth 

January - April 2014

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator. His work explores the liberation of improvisation from composition, the impact of natural form on technology and the contemporary interpretation of traditional music. Nick has performed with and composed for some of the world's leading contemporary artists from across a wide spectrum of musical disciplines. He is the artistic director of Yurodny, artistic co-director of Sefiroth and a founding member of the Water Project, as well as a director at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music. In 2014 he will be Artist-in-Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, where he will be composing a new work for the Irish Chamber Orchestra based on the study of forest canopy ecology. 

Events with artist:
Double Bill : Clockwork Mercury & Basil Valentine 28/11 2014
Fête de la Musique - Yurodny 21/06 2014
Nick Roth & guests - Comme à la maison 8/04 2014
NewSoundWorlds 27/10 2012
My Heart is in the East 18 - 19/02 2010


Ruth O’Donnell

Ruth O’Donnell 

January - April 2014

Visual artist Ruth O’Donnell will use her residency to make an extended series of studies of ceramics - drawings and watercolours - in Paris museums and will research images of ceramics in still-life and narrative paintings as part of her continuing interest in the survival of the fragile. O'Donnell is primarily a printmaker specialising in etching, monotype and carborundum prints. She has been an active member of Graphic Studio Dublin since 1991. Recent exhibitions include: Variations on a Theme (2013), Lines of Descent (solo exhibition) (2012), both at Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.

Events with artist:
Ruth O’Donnell - Atelier portes ouvertes 13/03 2014
Ile d’Hiver 18/09 - 22/10 2009


Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin 

January - April 2014

Thomas Martin is an Irish screenwriter. He was awarded the Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Commissioning Grant in 2013. His work in film also won him a place on the Guiding Lights Programme – the UK film industry’s leading mentorship scheme. Thomas has worked on top television dramas for RTE and the BBC and is currently writing an original drama series for BBC Northern Ireland. He will use his time in Paris to focus on researching a new film as well as finishing The Absence Sonata – a screenplay he is writing for Rainmark Films with the support of the Irish Film Board and Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute.

Event with artist:
La Médiathèque rencontre… Thomas Martin 25/02 2014