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.

Alan Butler

Alan Butler 

September - October 2019

Exploring technologically-mediated realities is the focus of multi-media artist Alan Butler’s practice. His work investigates material and philosophical ideas about how imagery and meaning function in these realities. During his residency, he will use an early mode of photography, wet-plate collodion, to examine how landscapes from the 19th-century have been represented through the history of video games.

Event with artist:
Open studio during the opening of 'A False Dawn' by Ursula Burke
Friday 20 September at 6.30pm


Ailbhe Barrett

Ailbhe Barrett 

September - September 2019

in partnership with Graphic Print Studio
A self-taught artist, Ailbhe Barrett recently won the ESB Keating medal at the Royal Hibernian Academy for her painting ‘Presence’. Her interest lies in the manner in which landscape imagery communicates with the viewer in far deeper ways than the merely topographic. At the CCI, she will develop a new body of work that looks further into the approach of 19th century landscape painters who abandoned traditional technique and theorized new use of colour.

Event with artist:
Open studio during the opening of 'A False Dawn' by Ursula Burke
Friday 20 September at 6.30pm


Philip Connaughton

Philip Connaughton 

September - October 2019

Philip Connaughton is a choreographer and performer from Dublin who trained at the Rambert School of Dance in London. His creations are played at home and abroad, including Whack!! which is still touring France in 2019. With his new work, Beautiful As I Was, premiering in Marseille, the CCI residency will allow Philip Connaughton to rehearse with Paris-based dancers and to engage with French programmers.


Miriam Gamble

Miriam Gamble 

October - October 2019

In partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Originally from Belfast, poet Miriam Gamble is now based in Scotland where she currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her three published collections of poems are The Squirrels Are Dead (2010), which won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011, Pirate Music (2014) and What Planet (2019). During her stay at the CCI she’ll be working towards her fourth collection.


Shane Lynam

Shane Lynam 

October - October 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'.


Darragh McKeon

Darragh McKeon 

October - October 2019

Darragh McKeon is an Irish novelist and theatre director. In 2014 his debut novel All That is Solid Melts Into Air was published internationally in seven languages and twenty countries and notably received widespread acclaim in the French press. While in Paris, Darragh McKeon will work on his second novel, Remembrance Sunday, which centres around the Remembrance Sunday bombing in Enniskillen in November 1987 and will be partly set in Paris.

Event with artist:
Writing Workshop: Developing a Perspective
Saturday 21 & 28 September


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 includes installation, sculpture, performance, drawing and collage. It will be exhibited this autumn in the 15th Biennale of contemporary art in Lyon. While in Paris, he will be taking part in the 2nd edition of ‘Cosmopolis’, Centre Pompidou’s platform for the exploration of artistic practices ‘based on the gaining and sharing of knowledge and nourished by their engagement with the social, urban and political issues of today’.


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.


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.


Liam O Maonlai

Liam O Maonlai 

December - 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.