Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

James Harpur

James Harpur 

April - April 2018

Formerly editor of Southword, Ireland’s premier poetry ezine, James Harpur is the current poetry editor of the Temenos Academy Review. He won the Michael Hartnett Award (2007) for ‘Dark Age’ and is a member of Aosdána. During his residency he will work on his sixth collection of poems. His mother grew up near Paris so he intends to explore his relationship with the maternal side of the family.

Photo ©John Minihan

Una McKevitt

Una McKevitt 

March - April 2018

Una McKevitt is a writer and director of original works for theatre, most often presenting real life stories on stage. She has presented three shows at CCI to date: Victor and Gord , The Big Deal and Separated at Birth. During her residency, she will review found text and combine it with her own writing, assembling a first draft of an original play script set in contemporary Ireland.


Orna Ní Choileáin

Orna Ní Choileáin 

February - March 2018

Writer Orna Ní Choileáin has won many prizes for her creative prose, poetry, drama and short-story writing at Gaelic festivals. Her collection of short stories for adults Sciorrann an tAm was shortlisted for the Book of the Year, Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin in 2014. While in Paris, she is working on a multidisciplinary project combining theatre, movement, music, and film


Sam Comerford

Sam Comerford 

February - March 2018

A graduate in Jazz Saxophone from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Sam Comerford is an award-winning improviser and composer from Dublin. His current projects include his own trio Thunderblender, Insufficient Funs, Aerie, Umbra, Heptatomic, and Brilliant Corners. He is interested in creating new music and exploring the history and sound of the saxophone. During his residency, he will be composing for and collaborating with the Paris musicians.

Photo: ©Lisa Tahon

Lian Bell

Lian Bell 

January - March 2018

A graduate of Central St Martin’s in London, Lian Bell is a designer for contemporary dance, and performance. She has worked with companies such as The Corn Exchange, Moonfish Theatre, Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers and Catapult Dance. During her residency, she will develop her creative design practice and take inspiration from the cultural life of Paris.

Photo ©Roise Goan

Isabelle O’Connell

Isabelle O’Connell 

January - January 2018

Dublin-born pianist, Isabell O’Connell has developed an international career as a soloist and chamber musician, following her acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut recital in 2002. Isabelle was co-artistic director of New Music, a showcase in 2007 at Carnegie Hall featuring works by Irish composers. During her residency, she will collaborate with several Parisian musicians and give a concert of music by Irish contemporary composers at CCI.


Siobhán Cleary

Siobhán Cleary 

January - February 2018

A member of the Contemporary Music Centre, Siobhán Cleary has composed in a wide range of genres including opera, orchestral, chamber music, electronic and film scores. She has received numerous commissions from orchestras and ensembles. During her residency in Paris, she will be working on an opera based on Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love with a new libretto by Katy Hayes.


Stephen Brandes

Stephen Brandes 

January - February 2018

A graduate in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin, Stephen Brandes is a visual artist who works in drawing, painting and most recently large-scale digital collage and animated slideshows. In 2011, he began a fictional travelogue built from both observation and invention, across multiple media. During his residency, he will be gathering Parisian material to pursue this travelogue.


Claire-Louise Bennett

Claire-Louise Bennett 

January - March 2018

Frequently described as an experimental writer, Claire-Louise Bennett says that she quite simply writes as she lives. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Pond, traces the stream of thoughts of a solitary woman. During her residency, she will nourish her creative process by being in the city of great Parisian women writer writers who also wrote about personal experience.

Photo  ©Conor Horgan

Fearghus O Conchúir

Fearghus O Conchúir 

December - December 2017

Fearghus O Conchúir est chorégraphe et directeur artistique de The Casement Project. Collaborant fréquemment avec des artistes d’autres disciplines, son travail promeut la danse comme une forme de connaissance et un moyen d’imaginer et incarner de nouvelles possibilités pour les corps, en solo ou à plusieurs. C’est justement cette voie qu’il souhaite poursuivre durant son séjour parisien.

Photo: ©Matthew Thompson


Louise Lowe

Louise Lowe 

November - December 2017

Les productions de Louise Lowe et sa compagnie ANU ont été jouées dans de nombreux festivals et maintes fois primées, notamment aux Irish Times Theatre Awards. Citons par exemple These Rooms, Laundry, World’s End Lane ou Basin. Pendant sa résidence, Louise travaillera sur une nouvelle œuvre délivrant un état de la nation et la société irlandaises sur fond de secrets, scandales et corruptions.


Adrian Crowley

Adrian Crowley 

November - December 2017

Singer, songwriter and recording artist Adrian Crowley grew up in Galway and is now based in Dublin. He was awarded the Choice Music Prize for album of the year in 2010 for ‘Season Of The Sparks’. His fourth album ‘Long Distance Swimmer' was named as The Irish Independent album of the year and his eighth album is to be released in October 2017. Crowley has written scores for independent Irish feature films and shorts and also collaborates with Ireland’s leading contemporary ensemble, Crash Ensemble. During his residency, he intends to develop a new song-cycle incorporating images and sung/semi-spoken passages.

Photo : ©Steve Gullick

Karl Burke

Karl Burke 

November - December 2017

Born in Dublin, Karl Burke is a photographer whose work explores the underlying threads connecting science, the self and notions of reality. He often uses historical or experimental photographic processes as tools to investigate sociological and cultural phenomena. Winner of the Grand Prix award at Fotofestiwal Łódź in 2013, his work has been exhibited and published internationally. During his residence, he will research a new cycle of work inspired by the centenary of the November 1917 publication of the terms of the Sykes-Picot agreement which outlined the division of the Arab provinces of the Ottoman empire into areas of French and British authority in the event of a successful conclusion to the First World War.


Conor Horgan

Conor Horgan 

November - December 2017

Conor Horgan est photographe, scénariste et réalisateur. Son premier film, One Hundred Mornings, a été acclamé et récompensé de par le monde. Son dernier en date, le documentaire The Queen of Ireland, a établi un nouveau record au box-office à sa sortie en 2015. Pendant son séjour parisien, Conor développera plusieurs projets de films et travaillera sur une série de portraits photographiques.

CinéCCI : The Queen of Ireland 14/11/2017


Eibhear Walshe

Eibhear Walshe 

October - November 2017

L’écrivain Eibhear Walshe vit à Cork, où il enseigne à l’University College. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs mémoires, critiques littéraires et biographies (d’Oscar Wilde ou Colm Tóibín notamment) et le co-éditeur de l’ouvrage Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, publié par la Royal Irish Academy. Au CCI, il achèvera l’écriture de son nouveau roman : l’histoire d’une escroquerie et ses conséquences pour une Irlandaise vivant à Paris.


Eithne Ní Chatháin

Eithne Ní Chatháin 

October - November 2017

L’auteure-compositrice-interprète et multi-instrumentiste Inni-K a parcouru le monde avec sa musique folk. Son premier enregistrement a été salué par la critique pour son originalité et sa grâce. Son séjour au CCI sera consacré à l’écriture de nouvelles chansons en deux langues : l’irlandais et le français. Elle en profitera également pour finaliser son nouvel opus qui paraîtra l’année prochaine.

Double Bill: Inni-K & Cry Monster Cry 24/10/2017


Catherine Greene

Catherine Greene 

October - November 2017

Catherine Greene est sculptrice depuis une trentaine d’années, travaillant divers matériaux. Ses plus grandes commandes sont visibles à l’University College Dublin et à Fatima (Portugal). Elle souhaite se rendre dans plusieurs lieux parisiens - le Louvre, le musée Cernuschi, les cimetières du Père-Lachaise et de Montmartre - pour y réaliser des dessins dont elle s’inspirera ensuite pour ébaucher des sculptures.


Genevieve Howard

Genevieve Howard 

September - December 2017

en partenariat avec Design & Crafts Council of Ireland et Les Ateliers de Paris
La créatrice dublinoise Genevieve Howard a déjà présenté ses magnifiques bijoux en papier en Irlande, ainsi qu’aux Pays-Bas, aux Etats-Unis et en Australie. Egalement harpiste et pianiste accomplie, Genevieve aime à mêler ses deux passions. A Paris, elle créera une nouvelle collection inspirée des compositeurs Bunting et Ravel, parmi d’autres.


Nicole Flattery

Nicole Flattery 

September - October 2017

Originally from Westmeath, author Nicole Flattery won an Arts Council Award in 2016. Her first book of short stories will be published in 2018 by The Stinging Fly. While in Paris, she will combine writing with her passion for cinema in a short story based on the life of Anna Karina, actress and muse of the Nouvelle Vague.


Breanndán O Beaglaoich

Breanndán O Beaglaoich 

September - October 2017

Accordéoniste virtuose et chanteur traditionnel réputé, Breanndán O Beaglaoich a grandi dans une famille de musiciens dans le West Kerry (il est le frère du fameux Seamus Begley). Il a collaboré avec les plus grands artistes, tels The Chieftains ou Glen Hansard. Pendant sa résidence au CCI, Breanndán travaillera sur un projet mêlant CD et livre de musique.

Gaulín Traditional Singers’ Club avec Breanndán O Beaglaoich 4/10/2017


Oonagh Kearney

Oonagh Kearney 

September - November 2017

Les films de la réalisatrice Oonagh Kearney explorent le genre et l’identité, le mouvement et les corps. A ce jour, elle a écrit et dirigé neuf courts métrages et un documentaire expérimental. A Paris, elle souhaite développer le scénario de Counting to Infinity, qui relatera la vie de Sophie Germain, mathématicienne française du 18e siècle.

Rencontre avec Oonagh Kearney 3/10/2017


Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes 

September - September 2017

Alors que sa poésie est régulièrement publiée dans des revues littéraires et récompensée, l’auteure Caoilinn Hughes s’apprête à publier son premier roman Orchid & the Wasp en 2018. Lors de sa résidence au CCI, Caoilinn travaillera sur sa nouvelle œuvre de fiction
Photo : ©Danijel Mihajlovic

La Médiathèque rencontre… Caoilinn Hughes 26/9/2017


Declan Clarke

Declan Clarke 

September - October 2017

Born in 1974, Declan Clarke studied at NCAD, Dublin (BA Fine Art) and Chelsea College of Art, London (MA Fine Art).  In 2002/2003 he was awarded the PS1MOMA International Residency Program. His recent solo exhibitions include I Wanted to Share My Lover’s Fate, Farbvision, Berlin; Declan Clarke: Recent Film Work, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA; The Hopeless End of a Great Dream, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Geist Trilogie, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, (all 2016). Wreckage in May, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2015; Group Portrait with Explosives, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, 2014. During his residency, he will conduct research into French Indochina for the preparation of his third film in a trilogy.


Maximilian Le Cain and Vicky Langan

Maximilian Le Cain and Vicky Langan 

August - August 2017

Since 2010, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain have worked together in an audio-visual partnership that has resulted in thirteen moving image works to date. This is built on the fitting match between Langan’s magnetic, troublingly intense presence as a performer and Le Cain’s distinctively jarring, disruptive visual rhythms. In 2017, they received an Arts Council of Ireland award to make Inside, their first feature film. Le Cain makes experimental films that explore a personal relationship with cinema as a site of haunting. Langan’s practice operates across several overlapping fields, chiefly performance, sound and film. Her vulnerable, emotionally charged work envelops audiences in an aura of dark intimacy. They are both affiliated with the Dublin-based Experimental Film Society. Their film Light/Sound (2010) is part of the permanent collection of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma in Paris. They are developing new work during their residency at CCI.

Screening of experimental films by Vicky Langan et Maximilian Le Cain 28/8/2017


Desi Wilkinson

Desi Wilkinson 

June - June 2017

Desi Wilkinson is a leading exponent of the traditional Irish flute and a fine singer.  He has recorded five albums with the internationally renowned group Cran, two solo albums-- the Three Piece Flute and Shady Woods -- and a host of other recording and performance collaborations that reflect his eclectic musical interests. Originally from Belfast, Wilkinson has worked and toured with many of the best-known musicians and groups on the Irish folk music scene. From 1992 to 1995 he lived in Brittany, learning, playing and studying Breton music. He speaks French fluently and has combined musical and research interests throughout his career. He obtained his doctorate in 1999 and has also worked as a full-time academic. Most recently, he was traditional musician-in-residence at University College Cork, where he continued to combine music-making with academic pursuits.

Desi Wilkinson  La musique traditionnelle irlandaise : Un voyage personnel 12/06/2017
Desi Wilkinson & Feilimí O’Connor  13/06/2017