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.
March - August 2020
David Kitt is an Irish musician and producer who crosses multiple genres. He released music under his own name and the alias New Jackson and toured with musicians such as Tindersticks and David Gray. While at the CCI, David Kitt will work on a piece that will form both a recorded document and an album to be performed at the end of his residency. The piece will be composed of strong electronic elements as well as samples from both Irish and French sources, the latter determined by his time in Paris.
August - August 2020
in partnership with Kilkenny Arts Office
Deirdre O’Mahony is an Irish visual artist. Her art practice examines ideas of sustainability, food security and rural-urban relationships. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, she most recently received the 2018 Irish American Cultural Institute O’Malley Award. During her Paris residency, Deirdre O’Mahony will develop new artwork about landscape, identity and the West of Ireland as well as conducting research inton the French pharmacist A.A. Parmentier who worked across ideological divisions, changing cultural attitudes to food production in the eighteenth century.