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Aoife Herrity

By 4th April 2019July 8th, 2022Individuals, Artists
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Aoife Herrity

Born 1983, 12th, January, (Dublin, Ireland)
Website aoifeherrity.com

Aoife Herrity is a visual artist born and based in Dublin. She works predominantly with lens-based media and the written word. Her central concerns are led by the prevalence of insidious trauma and the dilemma of its visualisation. Current interests look at dissociative states and psychological responses to physical space. Herrity’s series Sleeping Dogs Lie relates to developmental and interpersonal trauma, specifically implicit memory and the freeze response. In 2021 Herrity was nominated by PhotoIreland as part of the Futures Photography European Platform. In the same year, she was a recipient of the Irish Arts Council Agility Award. Herrity’s work is exhibited regularly in Ireland and internationally. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Office of Public Works. Herrity holds an MFA in Photography from Ulster University and is an associate lecturer at IADT Dun Laoghaire1

Publications

Appears in

Awards and honours

  • 2021, Agility Award, Round II, The Irish Arts Council
  • 2021, Nominated, Futures Photography Platform, IE 
  • 2020, Judge’s Selection, Source MA Graduate Photography Online, NI
  • 2017, Commended, Sony World Photography Awards, Open Still Life Category, UK
  • 2014, Finalist, Lensculture Portrait Awards, UK

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

Group exhibitions

  • 2022, Images Are All We Have, PhotoIreland Festival, Printworks Dublin Castle, Dublin, IE
  • 2021, Halftone Fair, The Library Project, Dublin, IE
  • 2021, FUTURES Irish Talents 2021,The Library Project, Dublin, IE
  • 2021, FUTURES Talents 2021 (digital display), Milk Cafe @ Melkweg, Amsterdam, NE 
  • 2021, The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, DK
  • 2020, Halftone Fair, The Library Project, Dublin, IE
  • 2020, Anthropology (MFA Graduate Exhibition), Belfast Exposed, Belfast, NI
  • 2020, Signal Open, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, IE
  • 2019, Winter Open, Rua Red, Dublin, IE
  • 2019, Halftone Fair, The Library Project, Dublin, IE
  • 2018, Winter Open, Rua Red, Dublin, IE
  • 2018, Halftone Fair, The Library Project, Dublin, IE
  • 2017, Sony World Photography Exhibition (digital display), Somerset House, London, UK 
  • 2016, Dublin 8 for Culture Night, Bond Street Studios, Dublin, IE  
  • 2016, FEAR by Peachy Dublin, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IE   
  • 2016, RHA 186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE
  • 2015, Peachy, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, IE
  • 2013, RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, IE
  • 2010, Homeless Gallery, PhotoIreland Festival, D-Light Studios, Dublin, IE
  • 2010, Tools of the Trade, PhotoIreland Festival, South Studios, Dublin, IE

Projects

  • Sleeping Dogs Lie (2020)Sleeping Dogs Lie explores the darker sides of memory, the suppressed narratives and the vacuum of knowledge surrounding insidious experiences and their aftermath. Acknowledging the body’s various threat responses and subsequent protective measures invites greater understanding of complex traumatic encounters. This series aims to address the complexities involved in difficult and sensitive histories. By conjuring a psychological landscape, the viewer is invited to confront this sense of unease and to question subjective memory as a protective measure.

Works

External links & References

  1. “About” Aoife Herrity http://www.aoifeherrity.com/info