2019 - 2020
Martina O’Brien’s interdisciplinary practice stems from an intrinsic underlying interest in perceptions of time, the earth sciences, futurology and divination. Over the last number of years her work has examined measurement technologies and data driven practices of quantification such as climate modelling and, as an extension of this, how ways of describing the world through computational structures impacts on our relationship with the environment.
Upcoming exhibitions and residences include Datami, European Commission Science Hub, The Joint Research Centre, Italy, 2019; Quotidian, Illuminations Gallery, UNI Maynooth, 2019; Tactical Magic, TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2019, Galway & Artist in Residence, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork, 2019. Selected recent exhibitions and residences include: 2019 Artist in Residence, Monitoring Change in Submarine Coral Habitats Marine Expedition, North East Atlantic, in association with Parity Studios, UCD & The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, Dublin; 2019 Artist in Residence, European Commission Science Hub, The Joint Research Centre, Italy; 2019 Artist in Residence, The European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasting, UK & 2018 At Some Distance in the Direction Indicated, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. Recent awards include an Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award '19; Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Awards ’19, ’17; Creative Ireland Bursary Award ’18; Kildare County Council Arts Act Award ’19, ’17 & ’16 & Arts Council of Ireland Project Award ’17.