Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Zoe Ní Riordáin

Zoe Ní Riordáin 

October - November 2020

Zoe Ní Riordáin is a theatre maker and a musician from Dublin. She founded ttheatre company One Two One Two in 2018 with her long-time collaborator Maud Lee. They make experimental work that brings their practice as musicians and songwriters into a theatrical context. Their show 'Recovery' was performed at the Centre Culturel in 2018. During her month at the CCI, Zoe Ní Riordáin will work on her new project, an Irish language audio piece called 'It's all the same'. The time in Paris will give Zoe the space to compose new text and music influenced by Beckett's work for radio.  


Neil Ó Lochlainn

Neil Ó Lochlainn 

October - December 2020

Neil Ó Lochlainn is a composer and musician from County Clare. His work is dedicated to exploring a contemporary musical language inspired by Irish traditional music. He is co-founder and musical director of the award-winning Ensemble Ériu and chamber ensemble Cuar. In 2019 he was a Next Generation bursary recipient from the Arts Council. During his time at the CCI, Neil will compose a new suite of music for Cuar based on Samuel Beckett's short story collection Texts for Nothing.


Cathal Cleary

Cathal Cleary 

October - December 2020

Cathal Cleary is a theatre director based in Ireland and London. He has worked for companies such as Druid, Young Vic, The Abbey and Donmar Warehouse and has directed eight award-winning productions since 2017. He has his own theatre company, Mommo, and received the Arts Council’s Theatre Bursary in 2020. In Paris, Cathal will work on a new theatre script based on Sinéad O’Connor’s album 'How About I Be Me' while studying the life and works of  Eileen Gray, Sophie Calle and ORLAN  to inform the design of the play.


Fearghus O Conchúir

Fearghus O Conchúir 

October - October 2020

Fearghus Ó Conchúir is a choreographer and dance artist who frequently collaborates with experts from across and beyond the arts. His films and live performances create frameworks for audiences and artists to build communities together; he is currently leading a project with MicroRainbow International providing creative dance workshops for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers. From 2018 to 2020, he was Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Arts Council of Ireland. He plans to use his time at CCI to reconnect with his solo practice and with a network of dispersed collaborators to determine the next phase of his creative development.

Photo ©Kirsten McTernan

Nuala O’Donovan

Nuala O’Donovan 

October - October 2020

In association with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Nuala O’Donovan is a visual artist who lives and works in Cork City. Her practice involves the close study of plants and growth systems whose patterns and geometry form the basis of her porcelain sculptures. She is particularly interested in pattern in nature as a form of narrative. Nuala’s work has been exhibited internationally and forms part of the collections of National Museums in Ireland and the U.K. During her time at the CCI, she will use the resources available at the nearby Jardin des Plantes, for example, to produce new drawings and analytical studies. She also intends to begin new research into the collaboration between artists and the Sèvres ceramics factory in view of developing her own proposals to work with Irish potteries or industrial facilities.

Photo ©Janice O'Connell

Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan 

October - October 2020

In partnership with Literature Ireland
Adrian Duncan is an artist and writer based in Ireland and Berlin. His latest film, Tension Structures, (co-directed with Feargal Ward) received its North American premier at Hot Docs, Toronto, in 2020. His debut novel Love Notes from a German Building Site won the 2019 John McGahern Book Prize and his second, A Sabbatical in Leipzig, was published by The Lilliput Press in 2020.  During his residency, Adrian will finish work on his forthcoming collection, Midfield Dynamo, that brings together short stories written over the last decade, some of which were published in The Dublin Review, The Moth, and The Stinging Fly. He will also continue work on his new novel, The Geometer Lobachevsky, told from the point of view of a Russian geometer who has come to assist with a land survey in 1950s Ireland.

Photo ©Finn Richards