BRIDGET O'GORMAN

Email: bridgetogorman@gmail.com

Born in Co. Tipperary, 1981.  Currently lives and works in Ireland.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016 'In The Flesh', curated by Sheen Barrett, The LAB Gallery, Dublin (IRL)

2015 'Telling the Bees', curated by Maeve Mulrennan, The Galway Arts Centre, Galway (IRL)

2013 'We Are Suddenly Somewhere Else', curated by Anna O'Sullivan, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (IRL)

2012 'Material Culture', curated by Catherine Bowe, Wexford Arts Centre (IRL)

2011 'RE/SET', curated by Emma-Lucy O'Brien, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (IRL) 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS:

2016 'Art Works' - curated by Annie Fletcher - VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow (IRL)

2015 'Workhouse Union' - curated by Hollie Kearns & Rosie Lynch - Callan Workhouse, Kilkenny (IRL)

'What Happens When Nothing Happens' - curated by Orlaith Treacy - Callan, Kilkenny (IRL)

'On Beauty' - curated by Linda Shevlin - Roscommon Arts Centre (IRL)

'From a Studio Exchange' - Acme Project Space - East London (UK)

'If I Show You The Roses' - curated by Josephine Kelleher - Rubicon Projects, The Octagonal Room, Dublin (IRL)

2014 'Wade In' - Group exhibition/screening - Selected by Chris Clarke - Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Johns (CA)/The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork City (IRL)

'Engage Arts Festival' - Bandon, Co. Cork (IRL)

'Foaming at the Mouth' - Series of spoken word events curated by Tracy Hanna & Emer Lynch, The Stags Head - Dublin (IRL)

2012 'Dig Where You Stand' - Group show (Susan Hiller/Bridget O'Gorman/Uriel Orlow/Philippa Sutherland) Curated by Eilís Lavelle, Sarah Lincoln and Rosie Lynch) - South Tipperary County Museum (IRL)

'Dogs' - Group show curated by Rachael Corcoran/SOMA Contemporary (EVA International Fringe), Ormston Hse, Limerick City (IRL) 

2011 'Future Makers' Group show curated by Ann Mulrooney (CCOI), Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork City (IRL)

'Because We Walk On Our Hind Feet' Two person show with Magnhild Opdøl, Abhainn Ri Festival, Callan, Co. Kilkenny (IRL)

'Claremorris Open Exhibition' (selected by Chris Hammond), Claremorris, Co. Mayo (IRL)

'Everything is a Remix' - Series of interventions by The Workhouse Test based on Ian Burns 'Supreme Fiction' at the Butler Gallery (IRL)

'Vitreous Humour' - Hello Operator, 12 Rutland Pl. Dublin 1 (IRL) 

'Overkill' - Site-specific installation/event, The Workhouse Test Project Space,
Callan, Co. Kilkenny (IRL)

2010 'Claremorris Open Exhibition' (selected by Lisa Le Feuvre), Claremorris, Co. Mayo (IRL)

'Something Might Happen', One night event, The Forgotten Bar (Galerie im Regieungsviertel), Kreuzberg, Berlin (DE)

2009 'Grandmother Waits for You' Group show, (curated by The Embassy Committee) The Embassy Gallery, (Roxy Art House), Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh (UK)

'Endangered', Kilkenny Arts Office, John St, Kilkenny/Fennelly's, Callan Co. Kilkenny (IRL)

2008 'Something to Answer For' Group show, Gallerie Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin (DE)

'Interim' Group show, Green Room Venue, Edinburgh (UK)

 

EVENTS/TALKS: 

2016 Visiting artist with MA in Art, Research, Collaboration, IADT, Dublin.

2014 Participated in Foaming At The Mouth, Dublin (a series of spoken word events curated by Tracey Hanna & Emer Lynch) 

2012 Public talk/presentation at the Bolton Library, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

(IRL) (as part of 'Dig Where You Stand' curated by Éilis Lavelle, Rosie Lynch) 

2012 Public Talk at The Wexford Arts Centre (IRL) 

2012 Visiting artist at Wexford Campus School of Art & Design (IRL) 

2011 Guest speaker (The Workhouse Test) at 'What Do You Stand For'National College of Art & Design, Dublin (IRL) 

2011 Guest speaker at 'Commonage Summer School', Callan, Co. Kilkenny (IRL) 

Guest speaker at the Craft Council of Ireland: Future Makers 'Life in the Craft Lane', Triskel Christchurch, Cork (IRL) 

2010 Guest speaker (The Workhouse Test) at 'Mercedes Fire', The Good Hatchery (IRL) (curated by Claire Feeley & Ruth E. Lyons) 

 

RESIDENCIES:

2015 Workhouse Union, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

2014 Acme Studios London - Fire Station Work/Live Programme Exchange (UK)

2014 Fire Station Studio Residency, Dublin (IRL)

2012 - 13 Artist in Studio, National Sculpture Factory, Cork City (IRL)

2012 Fire Station Digital Media Residency (IRL)

2012 Guesthouse Residency, Cork City (IRL)

2009 Endangered Studio Residency, Callan, Co. Kilkenny (IRL) 

2005 SIM Icelandic Artists Association Guest Residency, Reykjavik (IS) 

 

PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES/MEDIA:

2016 Interview on RTE Radio 1 Arena (re upcoming exhibition 'In The Flesh' - curated by Sheena Barrett at the Lab Gallery, Dublin

2016 Frieze Critics Guide review of 'In The Flesh' at The Lab Gallery by Gemma Tipton

2016 Irish Times review of 'In The Flesh' at The Lab Gallery by Aidan Dunne

2016 Visual Artists' Ireland News Sheet review of 'In The Flesh' at The Lab Gallery by Roisin Russell

2015 Irish Times review of 'Telling The Bees' at the Galway Arts Centre by Aidan Dunne

2013 Profile of 'Dig Where You Stand' for Visual Artists Newsletter (IRL)

 

EDUCATION:

 

2006 - 2008 Master of Fine Art - Dept of Applied Art/School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art (UK)

2004 - 2005 Open Course Network-Glass Techniques & Technology, International Glass Centre (UK)

1999 - 2003 Bachelor of Fine Art - Painting, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork (IRL)


 

 AWARDS


2016 'Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award'

2016 'Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award'

2012 'Firestation Digital Media Residency Award'

2011 'ÉIGSE Calling 059..'

2008 'Royal Scottish Academy Stuart Prize'

2006 - 2008 'Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholars Trust'

2005 'Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers London - Bursary'