CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh

b. Derry
Lives and works in Derry

CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, Speculative massage tools for a family of donkeys, 2023
CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, Speculative massage tools for a family of donkeys, 2023

CiarŠn ” Dochartaighís mixed media practice explores the complexities of inherited memories, ecological decline, and the lived experience of chronic illness and the legacy of colonialism. Through collaborations, he explores how we might consider loss in relation to intergenerational and political trauma.

For CaoimhŪn, sculptural healing tools in glass and ceramic, alongside scientific diagrams and geographical lacustrine maps, link medical modifications of the body with Irish history and lore. An invasive surgery to remove and re-route the stomach is connected to a rare and unusual breed of Brown Trout, which has a gizzard to aid digestion, and the myth of Saint Bridget of Kildare, who in religious rage threw a chicken into the river whereupon it evolved into a fish.

CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh has presented work at Drawing room London (2023), Visual Artist Ireland (2023), CCA, (Derry-Londonderry, 2023) Project Arts Centre (Dublin, Ireland, 2022) and The Museum of Contemporary Art (Santiago, Chile, 2018).

The artist was in the following exhibition:
Jerwood Survey III

Links :
https://www.ciaranodochartaigh.org/
  • CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, Speculative massage tools for a family of donkeys, 2023
  • CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, enlarged glazed ceramic intersintes and stomach  2022
  • CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, Ferox installation view 2022
  • CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, Ferox installation view 2022
  • CiarŠn ” Dochartaigh, CNC cut limousin granite with embedded ceramic tools 2022