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.

Shane Lynam

Shane Lynam 

October - December 2019

In partnership with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office
Shane Lynam is an Irish artist and photographer. He studied politics and worked in the health sector in Paris before deciding to focus on art photography. A graduate from the Newport School of Photography, he won the RHA Curtin O'Donohue Photography Award in 2018. By immersing himself in built environments over a prolonged period and using a very specific visual vocabulary, his work seeks to reflect on the function and history of public space. While at the CCi, Shane Lynam will further develop an important body of work, ‘Contours’, initiated during his years working in Paris where he began photographing green areas next to apartment residences in the 'banlieue'.

Event with artist:
Aisling McCoy and Shane Lynam - Poetics of Space
Opening Thursday 7 November at 6.30pm at Espace Lhomond
Exhibition from 8 to 10 November, 2pm-6pm


Sam Keogh

Sam Keogh 

October - November 2019

In partnership with Centre Pompidou
Born in 1985, artist Sam Keogh shares his time between London and his native Co. Wicklow. His work spans installation, sculpture, performance, drawing and collage. While in Paris, he will be taking part in ‘Cosmopolis 2’ at Centre Pompidou. For Cosmopolis 2, Keogh presents a densely clustered root system which hangs over the viewers head, made from a combination of organic and inorganic materials collected from the interstitial spaces of the urban environment; small strips of fallow land between train tracks or on the sides of motorways where trash, weeds and invasive species thrive together. This object will be unfurled during a performance developed over a month long residency at CCI. Its rhizomitic form will interconnect disparate anecdotes, histories and descriptions of physical and biological process to present strange and abject cosmology of trash, contamination and revolt.


Breanndán O Beaglaoich

Breanndán O Beaglaoich 

November - November 2019

In partnership with Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Breanndán O Beaglaioch is a traditional Irish musician. Living in the same village where he was born, he has always been immersed in ‘an saol Gaelach’ (the Gaelic life of language and traditional music) and played along various bands and artists such as Glen Hansard and John Sheehan. While at the CCI, Breanndán O Beaglaioch will pursue several projects: finishing the writing his book of memoirs, creating a CD of songs with Glen Hansard and recording an instrumental and vocal collaboration with Rosie Mac Kenzie.

Events with artist:
Chapel Session: Breanndán O Beaglaoich, Cormac Begley, Liam O Maonlaí
Thursday 21 November at 7.30pm

Graduation ceremony for Irish language students
Friday 29 November at 7.30pm


Nick Roth

Nick Roth 

November - December 2019

In partnership with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office
Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and teacher. His work explores the liberation of improvisation from composition, the impact of natural form on technology and the contemporary interpretation of traditional music. He is a member of several music such as jazz ensemble Yurodny, or collective Sefiroth and is also a director at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music. While at the CCI, he will develop ‘Orchidée’, a creative collaboration with photographer Thomas Balaÿ, light artist Nathalie Junod Ponsard and the Scientific Departments of the Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) and Naturalis Museum, Leiden. The composition of the music will be based on DNA sequences for each of the five evolutionary families of the orchid.


Liam O Maonlai

Liam O Maonlai 

November - December 2019

Best known as a member of the alternative rock group Hothouse Flowers, which he formed in 1985, Liam recorded a solo album of songs in Irish ten years ago and plays with the traditional group Ré whose live album was recorded in 2014. A man of convictions, Liam is a member of the international Nuclear Free Future movement. He also embarked on a 3,000 mile cross-cultural musical adventure, recounted in the documentary Dambé - The Mali Project (2008) that highlights the links between Irish music and that of north and west Africa. In Paris, he will be composing new music.


Caroline Byrne

Caroline Byrne 

November - December 2019

Caroline Byrne is an Irish theatre director based in London. Her latest productions include Spring Awakening for Young Vic Unpacked and she has also directed at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, the Abbey Theatre Dublin and many others. She is currently interested in the French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltes, is revising Deirdre of the Sorrow by J.M. Synge as well as adapting Irish novels for the stage. While at the CCI, Caroline Byrne will develop her new production, Portia Coughlan written by Marina Carr, and study French artist Louise Bourgeois and Christian Boltanski as an approach toward designing the world of the play.