Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Dylan Coburn Gray

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.


Damien Flood

Damien Flood 

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.


Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn 

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. 


Mark McGreevy

Mark McGreevy 

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.


Niamh McCann

Niamh McCann 

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.


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.