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Jialin Long

Born Year, Month, Day (Beijing, China)

Jialin Long is a lens-based artist, photographer, who was born in Beijing, China and is based in Ireland. In 2020 she graduated with a first-class honours degree in photography from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), winning multiple awards with her project Red Illuminates, which has been exhibited and published with photography institutions throughout Ireland, Europe, the UK, and Canada.1

Bio & Career

Long is the Inspirational Arts Photography Award winner, the Gallery of Photography Ireland Graduate Awards winner, and Courthouse Gallery graduate award exhibition awardee in 2020. She was nominated as one of the FUTURES Irish Talents in 2021. Her latest work is a project commissioned by The Creative Ireland/ Dublin City Council Arts Office around the theme of diversity, which challenges stereotyped views of the Chinese community in Dublin. Long is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award and Agility Award from the Arts Council. Her photographs are in the collections with the Arts Council Ireland and with private collectors.


Appears in

  • 2021, The Leftover Women published in FotoNostrum Magazine issue no.13 (FotoNostrum Gallery, Spain)
  • 2020, Red illuminates is published as a TLP Edition by PhotoIreland
  • 2020, Red illuminates is published on Dodho Magazine (Spain)

Awards and honours

  • 2021, The Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award
  • 2021, FUTURES: Irish Talents 2021 artist to join FUTURES Photography platform, selected by PhotoIreland
  • 2021, Graduate Exhibition Award, The Courthouse Gallery, Co.Clare
  • 2021, The Irish Times, 50 people to watch in 2021: The best young talent in Ireland
  • 2021, Guest at Immigrant’s Journey Podcast, interviewed by Carmen Neta
  • 2020, Creative Ireland Programme / Dublin City Council Artists’ Diversity Commissions winner
  • 2020, Selected artist at MEET-Photo by Amsterdam based independent curator Iris Sikking
  • 2020, Gallery of Photography Ireland Graduate Awards 2020 winner
  • 2020, The inaugural Photoworks (London) Photography+ Graduate Award
  • 2020, The Inspirational Arts Photography Award 2020 winner, select by Ángel Luis González, Director of PhotoIreland
  • 2020, Award a year long membership at The Darkroom (Dublin)
  • 2018 Science in Everyday Life won Cavan Monaghan Science Festival Photography Competition, 1st Place
  • 2016 Silence won SCC Senior Photography Competition, Honourable Mentioned, Dublin
  • 2015, Darkroom print Untitled won SCC Senior Photography
  • 2015, Competition, 3rd Place for Black & White Photography, Dublin


Solo exhibitions

  • Year, Title, Curator, Venue, City, Country (Listed chronologically)

Group exhibitions

  • 2021, What Do you think of Me? , commissioned by The Creative Ireland Programme / Dublin City Arts Office / Gallery of Photography Ireland, will present in public in Dublin city
  • 2021 Red illuminates, The Courthouse Gallery, Co.Clare
  • 2021 The Leftover Women published in FotoNostrum Magazine issue no.13 (FotoNostrum Gallery, Spain)
  • 2021 Short film Yuri screened at the 13th edition of the Dublin Chinese Lunar New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox festival. Accompanying a conversation with Tanya Kiang, Director of the Gallery of Photography
  • 2020, Red illuminates featured in JRNL6 Fall 2020 Issue (Canada), selected by guest editor, Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography at Financial Times Weekend Magazine
  • 2020, Red illuminates featured in Photoworks Photography + online magazine, #8 The Graduate Issue (UK) ​
  • 2020, Red illuminates featured in The Pupil Sphere online exhibition (UK)
  • 2020, HALFTONE print fair, The Library Project, Dublin.
  • 2019, Light and Time Travel exhibited with Group Exhibition at IADT Quadrangle Building, Dublin
  • 2018, Smurfs Believe Inequality exhibited with Photography & Curatorial Practice, IADT Quadrangle Building, Dublin
  • 2018, Heading into the Unknown exhibited with Eighteen, New works from IADT 2nd year Photography, Steambox, Dublin
  • 2018, If I had a Choice exhibited with Students Create: Choice Exhibition (for repeal the 8th referendum), The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin
  • 2017, Androgynous exhibited on screens on campus in IADT, Dublin
  • 2016, Trypophobia exhibited with Sight Specific, PhotoIreland Festival
  • 2016, Filmbase, Dublin
  • 2016, Trypophobia exhibited with St. Kevin’s College graduate exhibition, Steambox, Dublin
  • 2015, The Meaning of Light black & white analogue exhibition, In-spire Galerie, Dublin

External links & References

  1. “Title of page” Jialin Long