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.
April - May 2018
Niamh McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. Her interest lies in the interweaving of fact and fiction, the overlapping layers of history and fable that are contained within the cultural and physical structures we construct. During her residency, she will tap into all that Paris has to offer to develop aspects of a new project around Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salomé.
April - May 2018
Since graduating from the University of Ulster with an MFA fifteen years ago, Mark McGreevy has won numerous prizes and exhibited extensively in Ireland, Washington, London… During his residency, the artist will explore late 19th to mid-20th century European painting in particular the theological and spiritual depiction of landscape.
May - May 2018
Poet Leontia Flynn has just published her fourth collection The Radio. Her previous collection, Profit and Loss, was Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2011 and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. While in Paris, she will work towards a fifth collection of poems set in both Ireland and Europe and reflecting on the idea of internal as well as geographic borders: our isolation and connectedness to others.
May - June 2018
A painter represented by Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Damien Flood was awarded the 2016 Visual Arts Commission from DLR Lexicon and has exhibited all over Ireland, in New York, London, Berlin Paris and Dubai. During his residency, he will spend time in major museums and investigate new ideas and approaches to painting.
Dylan Coburn Gray
June - June 2018
Winner of the Dublin Fringe Festival’s Best New Writing Award in 2013, Dylan Coburn Gray is a theatre-maker, writer and performer who has built up a solid reputation in Ireland for his playful approach to text and form. While in Paris, he will be researching and working on a play about eugenics, the evolutionary “Baldwin effect” and the feminist Natalie Barney, who held a salon in Paris for over sixty years. It will explore how the city was a petri-dish for 20th century art and artists.