Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Conall Morrison

Conall Morrison 

December - December 2021


Izumi Kimura

Izumi Kimura 

December - December 2021


Susannah Dickey

Susannah Dickey 

December - December 2021


Ruby Wallis

Ruby Wallis 

November - December 2021


Fearghus O Conchuir

Fearghus O Conchuir 

November - December 2021


Shahab Coohe

Shahab Coohe 

November - December 2021


Sid Peacock

Sid Peacock 

November - December 2021


Deirdre Dwyer

Deirdre Dwyer 

October - November 2021


Anna Macleod

Anna Macleod 

October - December 2021

Anna Macleod is a visual artist and independent researcher based in Leitrim, Ireland. In her work, she employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration and socially-engaged activism to critique contemporary landscapes and to build metaphoric spaces for re-imagining the future. Since 2007, she has been working on a series of projects called ‘Water Conversations’ that interrogate the practices surrounding water in a variety of global locations. At the CCI, she will extend her research to the networks that provide potable water to Paris.


Jean O’Brien

Jean O’Brien 

October - December 2021


Maser

Maser 

October - October 2021

Maser is a contemporary visual artist from Dublin whose work is inspired by optical and mid-century art. Experimenting with different formats, from canvases to murals, he is well known for creating paintings with bold and vivid colors, patterns and texts, thus proposing a visual immersion to the public eye. He exposed his art in the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, and also established the Atelier Maser, which is dedicatd to creations, exhibitions and wellness. In residency at the CCI, he came to find inspiration in Paris for an art piece commissioned by the CCI.


Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre Kinahan 

October - December 2021


Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh 

October - October 2021

Multidisciplinary writer, Joanna Walsh has published seven books with a recurring theme of women, voice and silence. Her aim is to produce texts with revolutionary forms and styles from which these voices can 'speak for themselves', blurring conventional notions of authorship and authority, to privilege collaboration and communal creation. Its two emblematic projects with this methodology are, Seed, an award-winning interactive digital narrative, and humbermouth.com, an online memory map, created with the people of Hull.

Winner of the Markievicz Award in 2020, Joanna use the grant to develop an AI to produce the first fully prosthetic cyborg novel. She would like CCI Paris to be the first venue to see the fruits of her project by offering a performance reading she will create based on the works produced.


Michael Hanna

Michael Hanna 

October - October 2021

Based in Belfast, Michael Hanna is an artist whose work uses affective experience to explore connections between psychology, physicality and society. He completed a BA in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and MFA at Ulster University in 2012.

His residency at the CCI will help him to go further in his research for the Utopia Project, which is a body of work which will mix fiction, academic Utopian (and dystopian) research and thinking, as well as real-world attempts at utopia. A stay in Paris which would also be leading to site-research trips in France.


Tinka Bechert

Tinka Bechert 

October - November 2021

Born and raised in Berlin, Tinka Bechert has been living in Ireland for over twenty years. Her work is represented in many private and public collections including the Office of Public Works, Ireland, the National Library, Berlin, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Britain, London.

Recent Exhibitions include the New York Painting Center in 2017, the Beep Painting Biennal in the UK in 2018 and a major Solo Exhibition with her Berlin Gallery (Galerie Gerken) in 2018/19 supported by Culture Ireland. Most recently, Tinka Bechert was awarded the VisuaI Artists Ireland Center Culturel Irlandais Paris Residency Award and is currently showing a new textile work at the Glucksman Galleries in Cork.


Deirdre O’Mahony

Deirdre O’Mahony 

October - October 2021

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.


Dairena Ní Chinnéide

Dairena Ní Chinnéide 

October - October 2021

Based in The Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne (South West Ireland), Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet writing in Irish and English. Her most recent work DELETED is her first collection in English. She also is a translator and often translates her own work from Irish. She was an Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence in Dublin City University (2017-2018). 

During her residency in the CCI, she will work on a prose-poetry narrative piece in both English and Irish, using the concept of The Song of the Books, a lament by Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabháin (dating from the 1850s) about the content of a valuable library being lost in a storm.  


Caitríona Frost

Caitríona Frost 

September - November 2021


Paul Rowley

Paul Rowley 

September - October 2021

Born in Dublin and now living in Brooklyn, New York, Paul Rowley is a politically engaged film maker. Following ‘The Red Tree’, which tells the little-known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime, he is now completing a feature documentary ‘Gays against Guns’ about the movement to end the gun violence epidemic in the United States. While in residence at CCI, Paul is working on a new script set in the Irish LGBTQ+ community in the early 1980s when being gay was still a criminal offence.

Event with Paul Rowley on Thursday 23 September, 7.30pm


Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore 

September - October 2021

Director, designer and animator Tomm Moore is a founding partner in Cartoon Saloon, a multi award-winning animation studio, and in Lighthouse studios, both of which are based in Kilkenny. Having completed three films based on Irish history and folklore, with styles based on Irish medieval and megalithic art influences, Tomm now wishes to step back and find a new graphic style and storytelling approach. During his residency at the CCI, he relishes the opportunity to engage in the artistic life of Paris and deepen his working relationship with numerous French artists he has collaborated with over the years while studying life drawing and immersing himself in French bandes dessinées culture, animation and filmmaking history.

Come and discover the animated film "Wolfwalkers" co-directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.


David Coonan

David Coonan 

September - September 2021

David Coonan is a musician and composer based in Dublin. He has composed for multiple contexts, including music for concerts, opera, theatre, dance, and film installations. Recent and upcoming work includes Dēmos – a music and dance project conceived in collaboration with choreographer Liz Roche, for Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble – and Horse Ape Bird – a new youth opera for Irish National Opera and Music Generation, written with playwright Dylan Coburn Gray. While at the CCI, David is starting work on a new multi-movement composition for piano, video, actor, and electronics, titled Twenty Visions of a Hidden Traveller.


Shane O’Reilly

Shane O’Reilly 

September - October 2021

Shane O’Reilly trained as an actor and writer at Trinity College Dublin. He has performed with The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, Druid, Landmark, Barnstorm and Prime Cut along with other Irish and international companies. He has also written extensively for film and theatre as well as working as a dramaturg in both dance and theatre notably with Liz Roche (Dēmos), Emma Martin (Birdboy), Emma O’Kane (Jockey) and Paul Curley (Bake!). While at the CCI he will create the first draft of a new play called Father Figure that was commissioned by Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise.


Una Mullally & Sarah Francis

Una Mullally & Sarah Francis 

September - September 2021

Una Mullally is a writer from Dublin working across multiple forms including journalism, poetry, oral history, non-fiction, and screenwriting. Sarah Francis is a screenwriter, director, and photographer from Donegal. While at CCI, Sarah and Una are working on the final elements of the screenplay of an upcoming feature film. They will also explore ideas for new projects including themes around the nature of home and queer housing that emerged during lockdown.