Ella de Búrca works through performance, sculpture and poetry to focus on how humans construct meaning, particularly from a female perspective. She is especially interested in how we perform as 'viewer,' and the discourse surrounding active versus passive experiences.

Selected exhibitions and performances include: ‘control,’ Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany, 2019 (solo performance), ‘Pirouette,’ The Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2019 (solo performance), 'Flat As The Tongue Lies,' U.C. Irvine, California, 2018 (solo show), 'Post-Peace' at the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany 2017, 'Slow Future' at the Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland 2014, 'Playing Nature' at the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 2013 and 'ReBuilding Utopia' at the Emergency Pavilion, the 53rd Venice Biennale 2013.